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
Tarka Trail Camping
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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

John Hunt avatarJohn Hunt
a week ago
An absolute gem of a campsite for tents, campevans and motorhomes. Pitches are huge and the facilities are amazing. Toilets and showers look brand new and are spotless. Tarka trail is accessible via the gate at the end of the site. If you are looking for peace and quiet then this is for you. I paid £15 per night which is extremely competitive for this neck of the woods. Brilliant place to go walking down the trail which is level and tarmacked. I will be back for sure.
simon dobinson avatarsimon dobinson
in the last week
Loved the site, great pitch with plenty of space and recently cut grass, showers and toilets were beautifully clean, we only stayed one night but it didn’t seem to be a problem unlike a lot of other sites and especially as it was a bank holiday and half term. Excellent.
Jo Mitchelmore avatarJo Mitchelmore
a week ago
Amazing place, shower and toilet areas are really clean and modern. Views are amazing, a nice dog friendly quet site
Richard Leathem avatarRichard Leathem
10 months ago
Good location for cycling and walks. Brand new showers and toilets. A private brewery by the entrance with a real character patron and food including a very generous, absolutely delicious fish pie. Hope you get better weather than us but even on a dull day walks are invigorating and good views. Take the ferry to Appledore. Lovely.
Emily Jane Barnes avatarEmily Jane Barnes
9 months ago
Very nice campsite. Facilities are new, spacious and very clean. 3 large showers with benches. Pitches are big. Gated entrance to tarka trail, close to a very nice cafe at Fremington. Would recommend. Don't let the road side entrance put you off, on approach looks like you are entering a scrap yard- keep going and a lovely campsite appears!
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Lower Yelland Farm, Yelland, Devon, England, EX31 3EN

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