Stonechat Meadow

Shower your camping days with outdoor activities when you visit Stonechat Meadow.

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Stonechat Meadow

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Wildlife-watching in the tranquil Devon countryside
Fishing at Stafford Moore Lake
Explore the Tarka Trail nearby

Take a wildlife-watching break at the beautiful Stonechat Meadow. Situated in the tranquil Devon countryside, this family-run campsite promises you an undisturbed stay and plenty of outdoor fun. Resident kestrels, owls, skylarks, foxes, rabbits and more can be spotted from your tent, whilst 30 minutes is all you’ll need to reach the picturesque coastline.

If you fancy some relaxation, try your hand at fishing at Stafford Moore Lake where you can find carp, perch, bream and tench. For adventurers, the Tarka Trail provides 32 miles of trails for hikers and bikers to explore. Close to Winkleigh, Bideford and Barnstaple, you’re never far from something to do should you require supplies or want to enjoy a night out.

Whether you’re after some peace, some wildlife spotting or just a great holiday; Stonechat Meadow has it all!

FAQs About Stonechat Meadow

    • Q: What wildlife is present at Stonechat Meadow?
      A: The wildlife present at Stonechat Meadow consists of resident birds such as kestrels, skylarks, brown owls, and tawny owls. Other animals such as deer, foxes, and rabbits can also be seen.

    • Q: What outdoor activities can I do near Stonechat Meadow?
      A: Near Stonechat Meadow there are numerous outdoor activities available. These include fishing in Stafford Moor’s 35 acre lake stocked with carp, perch, bream and tench, and a 32 mile Tarka Trail for hikers and bikers that starts 15 minutes away in Meeth. Additionally, the site is just half an hour from the South West Coast Path and beaches.

    • Q: What amenities are available nearby to Stonechat Meadow?
      A: Stonechat Meadow is 10 minutes’ drive from pubs and shops in Winkleigh and just half an hour from the amenities and attractions of bigger towns like Bideford and Barnstaple. Here, visitors will find great places to eat, shop, and explore!

    • Q: Is the site suitable for star-gazing?
      A: Yes, Stonechat Meadow’s little light pollution allows for clear star-filled night skies, ideal for stargazing and evening barbecues.

    • Q: Are there family activities at Stonechat Meadow or nearby?
      A: At and around Stonechat Meadow, visitors can take part in the activities offered by the family-run site, such as alpaca walking, and explore the beautiful countryside. Additionally, half an hour away on the South West Coast Path, there are numerous attractions, cafes, restaurants and shops ideal for family days out.

    • Q: Are dogs welcome at Stonechat Meadow?
      A: Yes, Stonechat Meadow accepts both dogs and cats throughout the year.


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Opening Hours:
Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Address: Dolton, Winkleigh EX19 8PR, UK

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The address for Stonechat Meadow we have is: Winkleigh, Devon, England, EX19 8PR. Use the map below for a closer view. Do check with your host for a definite location.

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Winkleigh, Devon, England, EX19 8PR

About the Local Area (Winkleigh)

A hidden gem that offers a unique and authentic rural experience. With its beautiful countryside, friendly locals, and historic buildings, Winkleigh is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

What is Winkleigh Famous For?

Winkleigh may be a small village, but it has a rich history and plenty of interesting landmarks to discover. The village is famous for its historic church, St. Mary’s, which dates back to the 12th century.

Visitors can admire the beautiful architecture and stunning stained glass windows, or simply take a quiet moment to reflect on the peaceful surroundings.

Winkleigh is also known for its local cider, made using traditional methods and locally-sourced apples, which can be sampled at the village’s annual cider festival.

Things To Do In Winkleigh

There is no shortage of things to do in and around Winkleigh. Whether you’re looking for outdoor adventures, cultural experiences, or just a relaxing break in the countryside, Winkleigh has something to offer everyone.

Here are just a few of the most popular activities:

  • Take a leisurely stroll through the village and admire the historic buildings, including the charming thatched cottages and the impressive Winkleigh Castle.
  • Explore the stunning countryside surrounding Winkleigh on foot, bike or horseback. The village is located in the heart of the Ruby Country, a beautiful and unspoilt area of Devon that’s perfect for outdoor enthusiasts.
  • Visit the local farmer’s market, held every Wednesday, and sample some of the delicious local produce, including fresh meat, cheese, and baked goods.

Things Near By Winkleigh

While Winkleigh itself has plenty to offer, there are also plenty of things to see and do in the surrounding area.

Here are just a few of the most popular nearby attractions:

  • Castle Drogo
    A stunning National Trust property located just a short drive from Winkleigh. The castle offers beautiful views over the surrounding countryside, as well as a fascinating history and an impressive art collection.
  • Dartmoor National Park
    A rugged and wild landscape of rolling hills, granite tors, and ancient woodlands, Dartmoor National Park is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in nature and the great outdoors.
  • RHS Garden Rosemoor
    A beautiful and tranquil garden located just 30 minutes drive from Winkleigh. The gardens boast a huge variety of plants, as well as stunning views over the Torridge Valley.

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