Lydford Caravan and Camping Park (REF : XLY)

Lydford, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 4BE

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Motorhomes
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Lydford Caravan and Camping Park is known by its regular visitors for its sense of peace, beauty and tranquillity. The caravan site offers a host of stunning views of the nearby Dartmoor Tors and is set in three main fields divided by attractive hedgerows and trees. You will have a choice of both level and gently sloping pitches, either hardstanding or grass to ensure you have the caravan spot that suits you best.

Within easy reach from the caravan site you will find Lydford village, once a tinners stannary town and steeped in rich local history. Amongst its many attractions are a charming Norman castle and an ancient church which still boasts original ninth century connections. Most famous perhaps is Lydford Gorge, the deepest gorge in the south of England which stretches from the ominously named Devil's Cauldron whirlpool to the dramatic White Lady Waterfall, making for an exciting 3.5 mile circular walk. There are limitless additional walks and cycling routes close to the Lydford Caravan and Camping Park and a number of lovely National Trust properties to explore.

Facilities on site ...

  • Baby changing facilities
  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dog walk from site
  • Dog walk on site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Family washroom
  • Gas
  • Gaz
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: good
  • Wi-Fi

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Walking notes:
There are many walks to enjoy in the local area.

Supermarket notes:
Main supermarkets are 8 miles away in Tavistock or Okehampton.

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Directions

Please only use these recommended directions for the final approach and not sat nav, due to unsuitable roads for towing. Leave the A30 dual carriageway onto the A386 (signposted Plymouth, Tavistock). In about 4 miles pass the Fox and Hounds public house on the left. In about 1 mile turn right (signposted Lydford village, see brown tourist sign opposite farm shop). In the centre of Lydford village turn sharp right at the war memorial. In 100 metres fork right. The site is on the left in 80 metres.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
EX20 4BE
GPS:
Lat 50.649331 / Lon -4.107337
Plan a route to this site
OS field ref:
SX512853
OS map ref:
191
Handbook map ref:
E2

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Tavistock, Plymouth, Okehampton and Barnstaple
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest park and ride: Plymouth and Exeter
  • Nearest port: Plymouth (20 miles)

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Lovely two weeks in June

We stayed for two weeks in June. It is a lovely site, with a good layout, clean and tidy facilities, helpful wardens, handy on-site shop and on-lead dog walking area. The village of Lydford is pretty, we stopped at the Castle Inn for drinks in the garden and separately for Saturday lunch (we did pre-book to be able to sit in the bar with our puppy), on one of our circular walks we stopped for a sundowner G&T at Lydford House, on another day we called in for a drink at the Dartmoor Inn. The Lydford Farm Shop was handy for fresh produce and their bacon was very tasty. We enjoyed a number of circular walks out from the site into Lydford village via the green lanes, the National Trust Lydford Gorge, across to Fernworthy down and return via the Granite Way. A short car journey away we walked at Lydford Forest and Meldon Reservoir, further afield we enjoyed Denham Wood, Fingle Bridge and the National Trust Cotehele. We would recommend the site, and hope to stay again when visiting the local area.
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Fabulous location

We stayed on this site for 4 nights in mid June. It is a lovely peaceful place well away from any traffic noise. The facilities on site were very good, and everything was clean, tidy and worked. A walk along the beautiful Lydford Gorge (NT) is a must, but be sure to wear stout footwear because there are some slippery bits close to the water. The cycle ride along the traffic-free track to Oakhampton is easy and well worth doing, although Oakhampton itself is not particularly exciting. Dinner in the Castle Inn was good but not outstanding. The site owners/wardens were friendly and helpful. PS - It is worth noting that this is a popular and busy site, so there are a lot of comings and goings.
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Lovely Easter

Just returned home from a lovely 5 night stay here. We don’t usually go away over Bank Holidays but decided to give this site a try, as reviews said it was usually quiet and it was, despite being full. Easy access, warm welcome and nicely laid out. We were allocated a pitch, as the site was going to be full over the weekend and the pitches do vary in size, so probably a good move. We had a hard standing pitch, wide enough for caravan & car or awning. Nice area of grass between pitches and we had plenty of room, even once the site filled up on Good Friday. Facilities perfectly adequate - everything you need. Lovely friendly team who run the site, good pub in the village (do book) and easy access on to The Granite Way for cycling/walking. Will definitely return.
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Fabulous Site

Stayed here for 3 nights in March. I booked by phone & the lady was really friendly & informative about the area. The Managers were really friendly. We didn't see any other staff while we were there. Lovely site. Some great views of the moors from certain pitches. The site has the only shop in the village so make sure you have adequate provisions. It's an easy half mile walk to the Lydford Gorge (National Trust approx. £10 per adult if not a member) which is beautiful but ask staff if you have any concerns about the paths as some are quite tricky & one-way. We cycled the Granite Way to Okehampton - which is nine miles each way & starts on the edge of the village. Very safe cycling with a gentle graduation. Easy for those of us with electric bikes. There is a tea room in Okehampton station at the end of the route. Stunning views on the cycle route & a reservoir which we will visit another time. The castle in the village was actually a gaol. The pub next door - the Castle Inn - did lovely food. Book a table as it gets very busy. We will return to this site.
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Good stopover

We stayed for just one night but wished we could have stayed longer. This is a very pleasant site, beautifully landscaped with discrete pitches. The facilities are a little dated but we’re spotlessly clean. We enjoyed an afternoon exploring the nearby Lydford Gorge and called into the local pub for a drink on our way back to the site. The locals were very friendly and the menu looked inviting. We’ll be back to cycle The Granite Way to Okehampton which starts in the village.

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Site contact details

Telephone:
01822 820497
Email:
info@lydfordsite.co.uk