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

Prices

Extras

Price per night for tent on touring pitch: £4.05

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Pitches

Touring pitch types Awning Without Awning
Standard (electric & hardstanding)

Yes

Yes

Standard (electric & grass)

Yes

Yes

Non-electric (hardstanding)
Non-electric (grass)
Serviced (electric & hardstanding)
Serviced (electric & grass)
Super (electric & hardstanding)

Nearby

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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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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Small site in a pretty village

We spent 3 nights here in June. This is a small, affiliated site in a pretty village. We found the facilities clean and acceptable but perhaps in need of updating. Most pitches are in the area near reception with others a little higher up with good views and adjacent to the dog walking path. One of the wardens suggested a near bye playing field could be used to give our dog a run off the lead - much appreciated. The village pub, The Castle Inn, is dog friendly and we enjoyed a good meal here. There is a very nice garden to the rear but if you want to eat inside with your dog it would be a good idea to book, and ask for a table in the bar if possible. While staying here we visited Lydford Gorge and were very impressed. It is a National Trust Property and fortunately we are members, as the entrance fees are £9.40 per adult (plus an optional £1 gift aid). Although I think this is a lot to charge I have to say we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. We spent 2 or 3 hours walking around the gorge, saw brown trout and grey wagtails, had lunch in the café, browsed the shop and came away happy. On leaving this site we realised we had neglected the walk from Lydford to Okehampton - something to come back for.
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Not up to scratch.

Like another reviewer we found this site somewhat lacking. The wardens seemed friendly enough, though one admitted to not having worked for nine years and she said using a computer was a problem for her. We had booked a grass pitch with electrics for our 2-berth caravan plus awning. This was apparently causing something of a crisis and we ended up being sited in an overflow area, though we and the subsequent warden couldn't understand why. This was adjacent to a small caravan storage area, but did mean peace and quiet, that was until a rather odd couple arrived and set up their tent! The toilet block needed some TLC - one shower unit had the curtain missing - in another a small piece of soap (marked Imperial Leather) remained in the dish for the week I was there. At the toilet waste point a notice insisted we put the lid to our cassette toilet into the requisite tray - where the blue stains from dozens of others remained all week. In the dish washing area the taps frequently got stuck in the on position, to the dismay of the user! As for the advertised free wi-fi - my phone just about managed to pick up emails, my tablet never did, provided I joined the other addicts standing alongside the toilet block! Then for the last two days neither device could get a signal at all. This site just isn't up to current standards. Be that because of lack of attention to detail, an amateur approach, sloppiness, or lack of investment, or all of the above, I'll let others decide. Be warned.

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Frequent visitor

We have visited this site over several years. Having stayed there recently we were saddened to find that the toilet block was beginning to look tired. Shower curtains were missing in some of the cubicles and the chemical disposal facility was green through lack of care. We love this site and are so sorry to see it looking the way it does. Hopefully the owners will grasp the nettle and bring it back up to its previous standard. We just don’t want to stop visiting.

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Another great time

Just returned from another stay at this great site. As always the site was clean and well managed. Cant wait to go again.

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Site contact details

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