Tarka Trail Camping (Pet Friendly)

Just outside of Bideford, right on the SW Coast path with amazing views out across the River Taw

Tarka Trail Camping

Tarka Trail Camping (Pet Friendly)

Key Features
Located 5 miles from Barnstaple and Bideford
Direct access to the Tarka Trail
Micro brewery next door

For a peaceful respite in beautiful North Devon, Tarka Trail Camping is a superb choice. Located just 5 miles from Barnstaple and Bideford, and 6 from Westward Ho!. The site is a handy base from which to explore both country vistas and popular towns and beaches.

Whether arriving by car or leaving it behind and hopping on the nearby bus, getting about the golden triangle of the rivers Taw and Torridge and the sea is easy. Direct access to the famous Tarka Trail – which gets its name from an otter – runs right through the site.  Visitors can take full advantage of the local wildlife and incredible walking routes.

A barbeque is also a possibility, with provisions a short distance away. Whenever thirst arises, there is even a micro brewery next door! Dogs are allowed but need to be kept on a lead while on the campsite. So, looking for a rural break with a side helping of action? Tarka Trail Camping has you covered.

Things to Know About Tarka Trail Camping

    • Q:What locations can be easily reached from the campsite?
      A: Tarka Trail Camping is located near some of North Devon’s most popular spots including Barnstaple, Bideford, and Westward Ho!, all of which can be accessed within 15 minutes by car. Additionally, local bus stops 10 minutes away in the village make getting around even easier for those looking to ditch the car.

    • Q:Is there direct access to the Tarka Trail?
      A: Yes, there is direct access to the popular Tarka Trail from Tarka Trail Camping. Guests can explore this picturesque river without having to go far, plus otters sometimes make cameos too.

    • Q:Where can I get food for a barbecue at the campsite?
      A: Provisions for barbecuing can be purchased from Fremington which is just one mile away from the campsite.

    • Q: Where can I get drinks around the campsite?
      A: Retreating tired walkers need look no further than Yelland Manner Micro Brewery, located right next door to Tarka Trail Camping for refreshing drinks as well as a cafe that is 10 minutes’ walk away.

    • Q:Are dogs welcome at the campsite?
      A: Yes, well-behaved dogs are welcome at Tarka Trail Camping but they must be kept on a lead while on the site.

    • Q: Is the campsite suitable for families?
      A: Yes, Tarka Trail Camping is ideal for families seeking a peaceful rural getaway as it is family-run and away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

    • Q: What is the area around Tarka Trail Camping like?
      A: The area around Tarka Trail Camping is the golden triangle between the rivers Taw and Torridge and the sea, making it a stunning spot for exploring the various natural watery vistas with stunning sunsets.


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Tarka Trail Camping Reviews

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Opening Hours:
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours
Address: Lower Yelland Farm, Yelland, Barnstaple EX31 3EN, UK

Richard Bullock avatarRichard Bullock
2 weeks ago
Super campsite in a lovely location with direct access to the Tarka Trail making it an ideal base for walkers and cyclists. They accept back backers and tourers with campervans and motorhomes. Advisable to book ahead for larger units. EHU available. Very smart new shower block. We'll definitely be back… 👍
Sally Lucock avatarSally Lucock
a week ago
Absolutely love this small friendly site . Staff so friendly + they’ve done such a good job of the new toilet + shower block . Great location with great walks . Will definitely return .
RagTheNutsOff avatarRagTheNutsOff
3 weeks ago
Dog friendly. Brand new facilities on site. Literally sat on the cycle path. Loved the PDF welcome pack, been back again since!
Simon avatarSimon
8 months ago
A decent campsite with good location for cyclists and walkers that want to head out on the Tarka trail. A bit low on toilets for ladies and no hot water for washing up (and only one basin). I liked the 'quirky' brewery next door but others in our group were less keen. We enjoyed our stay but it wasn't great value compared to other sites. Currently no recycling facilities which was disappointing.
Robert Bransby avatarRobert Bransby
9 months ago
The camp site is really well located along the trail side, however the facilities are a bit on the basic side, they were nice and clean though. I can't say the same for the bar/brewery attached or on the same site. It is only open from 7pm till 9pm and we found the owner extremely rude, some might say eccentric but we just found it really uncomfortable. The pizza was lovely and the beer tasted nice but we both had bad stomachs the next day. Could be totally coincidence though.
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Lower Yelland Farm, Yelland, Devon, England, EX31 3EN

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