Cheglinch Camping

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Cheglinch Camping

Key Features
Marked pitches with plenty of room for kids to run around
Easy reach to village with well-stocked shop and pub
Basic amenities include mains water, a washing-up sink, and composting toilets
Firepits and wood can be hired or purchased, and barbecues are allowed
Some noise from nearby farmlands

Cheglinch Camping is a unique, popup opportunity to go wild camping in beautiful rural north Devon. Located within easy reach of the village of West Down and its well-stocked shop and pub, the site offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside and unspoiled beaches.

Marked pitches give campers plenty of space to pick their own spot with plenty of room for the kids to run around and for taking in the views, and amenities are basic but functional – with mains water, a washing-up sink, and composting toilets – although please note that there are no showers available on-site.

Meanwhile, firepits and wood can be hired or purchased, and barbecues are allowed as long as they’re kept off the ground. With farmland nearby, be aware that there may be occasions where you’ll hear tractors. But shut your eyes and ears and let yourself get lost in this glorious, peaceful spot.

Cheglinch Camping FAQs

    • Q: Is Cheglinch Camping pet-friendly?
      A: Yes, pets are welcome and must be kept on a lead at all times.

    • Q: Is there a toilet onsite?
      A: Yes, Cheglinch Camping has composting toilets that are kept clean and hygienic.

    • Q: Do I need to bring my own tent?
      A: Yes, guests need to bring their own camping equipment to the site.

    • Q: Is it possible to cook at this site?
      A: Yes, barbecues are allowed as long as they are kept off the ground, or you can hire one of the firepits, with wood available to buy onsite.

    • Q: Is it safe to pitch up in the dark?
      A: Yes, although it’s recommended that you choose your pitch for the night during the day time, for the best views and convenience.

    • Q: Is there Wi-Fi onsite?
      A: No, Cheglinch Camping’s unique and rural setting doesn’t offer Wi-fi or phone services.

    • Q: How far is Ilfracombe beach?
      A: Ilfracombe beach is a five minute drive away from Cheglinch Camping.


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The address for Cheglinch Camping we have is: West Down, Ilfracombe, Devon, England, EX34 8NW. Use the map below for a closer view. Do check with your host for a definite location.

Contact Information

Postal Address
West Down, Ilfracombe, Devon, England, EX34 8NW

About the Local Area (Ilfracombe)

Ilfracombe is a beautiful seaside town that offers a blend of natural beauty, historical architecture, and modern attractions. From stunning beaches and rugged cliffs to art galleries and fine dining, Ilfracombe has something to offer everyone.

Let’s explore what makes this town so special.

What is Ilfracombe Famous For?

Ilfracombe is famous for its stunning natural landmarks, including the iconic Hillsborough Hill, which offers panoramic views of the town and the Bristol Channel.

Additionally, the town is known for its vibrant arts and culture scene, with numerous galleries, exhibitions, and festivals taking place throughout the year.

Things To Do In Ilfracombe

Ilfracombe boasts an array of exciting things to do, making it an ideal destination for tourists. Visitors can explore the town’s unique history by visiting St Nicholas Chapel or taking a stroll along the historic harbour.

Other popular attractions include:

  • Tunnels Beaches
    A series of four tunnels lead to secluded coves and a tidal pool, offering a unique swimming experience.
  • Ilfracombe Aquarium
    A fascinating family-friendly attraction that showcases the diverse marine life of the area, including exotic fish and sharks.
  • South West Coast Path
    A scenic walking trail that takes visitors along the rugged coastline of North Devon, offering stunning views of the sea and cliffs.

Things Near By Ilfracombe

Ilfracombe’s stunning location also makes it an excellent base for exploring the surrounding areas.

Here are some of the most popular attractions near Ilfracombe:

  • Exmoor National Park
    A vast wilderness area that offers scenic hikes, wildlife spotting, and stunning views of the countryside.
  • Woolacombe Beach
    A world-famous beach that boasts miles of golden sand and crystal-clear waters, perfect for sunbathing, swimming, and surfing.
  • Lynton and Lynmouth
    A beautiful twin village that offers a range of attractions, including the Lynton Cliff Railway, the Valley of Rocks, and the Lynmouth Flood Memorial Hall.

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