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- Peaceful, family-run site on the outskirts of Yelland
- Five miles from Barnstaple and Bideford, and six from Westward Ho!
- Walkers' paradise: direct access to Tarka Trail/South West Coast Path
North Devon has many special spots, but the golden triangle around the rivers Taw and Torridge and the sea is particularly pretty. Guests at Tarka Trail Camping are right in the middle of this sweet spot, making this a great base to explore the area's various watery vistas.
This site on the outskirts of Yelland is well suited to quiet rural hols, but its location close to a main road makes getting around a breeze: popular spots such as Barnstaple, Bideford and Westward Ho! can all be reached within 15 minutes' drive. Guests who want to leave the car behind can hop about on the local bus, which handily stops in the village (10 minutes' walk away).
There's direct access to the popular Tarka Trail from the site – it is, of course, named after an otter so it's no surprise that the creatures make an appearance now and then around these parts (although this smashing stretch of river is reward enough even without them). If all that walking (or cycling) builds up an appetite, fear not – weary wanderers are free to enjoy a barbecue back at base (provisions can be picked up a mile away in Fremington). Looking for a drink with that? Yelland Manor Micro Brewery is located right next door, and a café is 10 minutes' walk away.
Well-behaved dogs are welcome, but please keep them on a lead while on site.
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It's a lovely spot and ideal if you're cycling the Tarka trail.
Flat pitches, clean facilities especially with Co-vid, hosts friendly
This is a lovely site with stunning views, although it …
A very good site,clean toilets, nice cut grass and very friendly
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Gas cylinders available
No hot water
No potable water point
No running water
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
Cycle hire nearby
- Coach stations
Yelland (Devon): Pottery Lane Coach Stop
— 0.3 miles
0.3 miles Fremington: New Inn Coach Stop — 1.5 miles
1.5 miles Chivenor (Devon): Camp Gates Coach Stop — 1.7 miles
- Train stations
Barnstaple Rail Station
— 4.0 miles
4.0 miles Chapelton (Devon) Rail Station — 6.8 miles
6.8 miles Umberleigh Rail Station — 9.1 miles
- Ferry ports
Instow Ferry Landing
— 1.9 miles
1.9 miles Appledore Ferry Landing — 2.0 miles
2.0 miles Bideford Ferry Landing — 4.3 miles
— 36.9 miles
The traffic-free Tarka Trail is a top pick for walks and bike rides around here. The 30-mile section that runs adjacent to the site follows the route of an old railway, so it's fairly flat (excellent news for occasional walkers/cyclists). Bike hire is available at the old station by Fremington Quay (three miles away by road/a mile and a half's walk along the trail), where there's also a café and heritage centre.
Twitchers should check out RSPB Isley Marsh (under a mile by foot), where waders galore are drawn to a peaceful saltmarsh. Serious birdwatchers can head out for the day to to Lundy Island: the ferry leaves Bideford (10 minutes' drive) several times a week and takes around two hours.
For a day at the beach, head to Instow (a five-minute drive), a sandy riverside spot with sweeping views over the estuary that's popular with sailors and windsurfers. If you fancy taking to the waves, catch the Instow to Appledore Ferry across the Taw. Westward Ho! (15 minutes) is home to another fine beach and is a hub for surfers, kayakers and paddleboarders (with kit for hire) as well as go-karting.
- RHS Garden Rosemoor (8.9 miles)
- Castle Drogo (30.0 miles)
- Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum (9.0 miles)
- Heddon Valley (14.0 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||10 a.m. –||6:30 p.m.|
|Depart by:||11:30 a.m.|
Tarka Trail Camping cancellation policy
No refunds within 5 days of arrival date.
Bookings cannot be amended within 5 day(s) of arrival.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Tarka Trail Camping will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.Deposit transferable during COVID-19. During COVID-19 you can transfer your deposit to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
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Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Tarka Trail Camping have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Tarka Trail Camping dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Tarka Trail Camping? The traffic-free Tarka Trail is a top pick for walks and bike rides around here. The 30-mile section that runs adjacent to the site follows the route of an old railway, so … Read more
When can I check in and check out of Tarka Trail Camping?
Camping and touring Arrive: 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Depart by: 11:30 a.m.