We are a family run business just out of Bovey Tracey right on the edge of Dartmoor.
We have a secluded space for 5 caravans and 10 camping pitches. Enjoy the open air and tranquillity of Devon's Dartmoor.
New this year is the Shepherds Hut, for a bit more luxury...
There are 2 X 5ft Bell Tents, with 1 double and 2 single beds, also 2 Romany Wagons, please bring all you need for camping.
The site offers a sheltered field surrounded by trees and fields. It has the usual amenities of fresh water, electric hook up, wild camping on Dartmoor
chemical waste, grey water waste and offers an on-site Eco-friendly toilet and hot water shower. Dogs are welcome and there is the use of fire pits for that outdoors atmosphere, logs can be supplied. The location is ideal for walkers, cyclists, twitchers and nature lovers, for although it is only 8 miles to the coast, the open moors are just a mile up the road. Due to the size of the site rallies would be welcome, and an overflow field could be made available.
Things to do
You’ll find Bovey Tracey perched on the edge of the dramatic beauty of Dartmoor, and an ideal base if you want to explore the outstanding natural landscape of South Devon and the moorlands. Known as the gateway to Dartmoor, Bovey Tracey is a charming and historic place to stay, with a strong rural heritage.
Taking its name from the river Bovey, the town is an established Saxon settlement, with its second name coming from the de Tracey family who ruled the area after the Norman Conquest. Bovey Tracey was the scene of a major battle during the English Civil War, which ended in victory for Cromwell’s troops. Their names live on today with the Cromwell Arms pub and a ruined priory arch also named after Cromwell.
Things to do
With the wild and imposing Haytor as a backdrop, Bovey Tracey is ideal for exploring the Tors of Dartmoor. There’s a range of outdoor sports for adrenaline junkies, including climbing, canoeing and walking. Dartmoor is one the UK’s National Parks and covers 358 square miles. A place of myth, history and natural beauty and with many antiquities and natural wonders, you can easily access everything that Dartmoor has to offer from Bovey Tracey.wild camping atttractions in Bovey tracey
Food and drink
For retail, Bovey Tracey is typical of the strong tradition of towns in Devon offering a range of quality independent retailers, with delicatessens, high-class butchers, farm produce, and fair-trade shops. For a delicious and traditional Devon cream tea try the Old Cottage Teashop, while you can sample a range of locally made dishes at the fabulous Terrace Café.
Something a little different
The Terrace Café is at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen – a great day out at for anyone who loves the finer things in life. The Guild is in the converted Riverside Mill and you can watch craftsmen and women create unique jewellery, sculpture, prints, glass and textiles, from the traditional to the modern. With a great craft shop and spacious gallery, the Devon Guild of Craftsmen is a world-class attraction tucked away in the charming market town of Bovey Tracey
Toilets Showers Electric hook ups Chemical toilet disposal point Bus service Local taxi's Local shops Near to swimming pool Near to sports facilities Local pub
This site operates a composting toilet and an open air shower, Great for nature lovers.
Ian Crane 12/8/2016 5/5 Five Wyches Campsite is a an absolute paradise of rustic camping. On clear nights, the lack of light pollution allows campers to enjoy the spectacular night skies.Set back some 200m from the road leading from Bovey Tracey towards Hay Tor, the site is also blessed with a stillness which is sadly lacking in the technocratic world; yet still accessible via mobile phone signal for those who feel the need to stay connected!
Approx half a mile west of Bovey Tracey, the site is accessed via a gate with a combination lock (the code is provided upon booking online or by calling Sarah on the number posted at the entrance).
The site is children and dog friendly, with ample space for running around in a safe and sheltered location. A hot shower and enclosed toilet provide the basics for ablutions.