Lydford Caravan and Camping Park

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.

Check out our ViewRanger walk.

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). After the school 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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Base for exploration

Lydford Caravan and Camping Park
We visited in mid-June and were welcomed on to a very well managed site. Our hardstanding pitch was very level and the toilet block had a good 'accessible' toilet and shower which was a boon for us. We had to pay the balance for our stay one month in advance, but this condition is mentioned when you book. The site had wonderful views but really only if you walked up to the top field with the grass pitches. The Lydford gorge entrance nearest site is easy to access from the site, but it was not open until a week after our stay. We did one nice walk in Dartmoor National park from the site. The local buses allowed us to explore Tavistock which besides being a very interesting place itself to visit was also a gateway for other rural walks. So plenty to do rain or shine!

Condorvan

Motorhomer

Reviewed on 12/07/2021 15:31

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Fantastic Site and Well Run

Lydford Caravan and Camping Park
This is a lovely site well run by Steve, Anita and the crew. Although we stayed during a time when the facilities were unable to open I did see inside and they are clean and well maintained. There are numerous walks from the site, cycling is popular as is the local pub, The Crown, which is within a 10 minute walk. We used the bus to both Tavistock and Oakhampton which are both within half and hour. The owner Roger is very customer focused and Steve and Anita are the best hosts you could want - a far cry from some of the miseries you can get on club sites! We had a problem with the van mid-week and they bent over backwards to help us avoiding an early return home. Always happy to chat and full of local knowledge. We had a fantastic week and look forward to our return in September.

MAMitchell

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Reviewed on 07/05/2021 18:02

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Lydford Caravan and Camping Park
Our first visit to this site and wow what a find. The site was easy to find and no problems with access as we have a long caravan. We were greeted by the lady warden who walked us to our fully serviced pitch which had a hard standing and was large enough for us to have our air awning up + canopy and park the car in front. We did not need to pay extra for wifi as our own phones seem to get a good signal plus the TV reception was good. The Covid rules regarding the toilet block worked well, but it did mean that only 3 people could be using this at one time via a system of tabs outside the block. This meant that if there were 3 people showering, then no-one could use the toilets and on a couple of occasions a small queue happened. This was not a problem for us as we had our own facilities, but for those camping it could have proved rather difficult. We found the site to be very quiet at night, which is just what we wanted. We have 2 dogs and there is a good dog walk with plenty of bins provided. We noticed that the recycling and rubbish bins were emptied daily so there was no build up. We did eat out once at the local Castle Inn pub and were given a warm welcome. We were impressed by their Covid arrangements. We did not eat inside but opted for their lovely beer garden and were able to order our food via an app which turned up very promptly & was delicious. Finally, for us this site is a definite one to return to, although we think it may not suit all families as there is no play area.

deaness

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Reviewed on 18/09/2020 17:03

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Beautiful site with gepreat walking and cycling

Lydford Caravan and Camping Park
A warm welcome and a beautiful well run site. Walking from the site is superb and there’s a lovely pub in the village. COVID security arrangements were good and observed by everyone. Hope to go back next year.

Aelfred

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Reviewed on 17/08/2020 18:13

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Lovely two weeks in June

Lydford Caravan and Camping Park
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.

RoseMenzies

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Reviewed on 24/07/2019 18:11

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Site contact details

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