Caravans and Camp Sites in Dartmoor, Devon
Caravan and camping holidays have come a long way in recent years! A little preparation can make them an economical holiday to please the parents and an adventure to please the kids.
Wonderfully located Dartmoor campsite situated half way between the picturesque moorland villages of Widecombe-in-the-moor and Buckland-in-the-moor. Cockingford campsite is set in a delightful wooded valley close to the river and just 5 miles from Ashburton. There are 30 pitches available for touring caravans and motor caravans and a further 30 pitches for tents.
Tel: 01364 621258. Open Mid March to Mid November.
Langstone Manor Caravan & Camping Park
When camping on Dartmoor, Langstone Manor holiday park offers something for everyone. There are 42 pitches, 30 with hookup divided into separate areas. Since 2008 they have opened up the sunny Daffodil field with its terraced pitches offering wonderful views across the moors. The walled garden is sheltered with views. For seclusion, there are also pitches set amongst the trees.
Groups are welcome (depending on size and time of year). There are areas ideal for groups, and as they are on the moor it is an ideal base for Ten Tors training or the Duke of Edinburgh scheme.
They now have the Langstone Pod City with 3 'glamping' pods located in a lovely wooded area of the park! Kitty Pod is suitable for a couple or a family with 2 small children and then Doe Tor and Hare Tor are larger pods with room for up to 4 adults or a family of 4.
Tel: 01822 613371. Open: March To October.
Plume of Feathers Inn
Dartmoor campsite in a wonderful location.
Camping Area: for approximately 75 tents and 10 caravanettes. Toilet block and free showers. Alpine Bunkhouse and new additional Bunkhouse: There are now 38 comfortable bunk beds available as dormitories of 10, 4 or 2 bunks, with showers, hot and cold, toilets, excellent cooking facilities and day room. There are a wide range of activities available in the Dartmoor area including sailing, fishing, riding, abseiling, white water canoeing, climbing, ponytrekking and walking.
The site is quite basic and is most typically used by backpackers with hike tents, marines doing training or students doing their Ten Tors training. The field has a slope, but there are still enough flat spots for smaller tents to pitch on the level. Cars are not allowed on the field and must be left in the pub carpark, so be prepared to carry everything you need up onto the field. The toilet block is very basic with stainless steel toilets with no toilet seats. Not recommended for those fair weather campers who prefer lots of facilities and pampering.
The Plume Of Feathers Inn, Plymouth Hill, Princetown, Dartmoor. PL20 6QQ. Tel. 01822 890 240.
75 pitches. Open All Year.