Dog-friendly bell tents in Fernworthy Forest

Woodland walks, lakeside picnics, and Bronze Age ruins are the highlights of this Dartmoor forest.

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12 top dog-friendly bell tents sites in Fernworthy Forest

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Pittaford Farm

8 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents3 acres · Kingsbridge, England
A campfire-friendly site in South Devon, with a beach, a nature reserve and a pub all less than 45 minutes' walk away
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Willow Valley Holiday Park

33 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents4 acres · Bude , England
This peaceful, sheltered site has a special character. The site is the ideal place to unwind with plenty of safe space, a meandering river and friendly atmosphere. It offers 4 acres with facilities, 7 acres of wilderness, shower block, level pitches, picturesque river, children’s playground and has been rated AA 4 star gold pennant. Chris and Jen both love Cornwall and were married just down the coast in Rock in 2017. After that, they looked for an opportunity to move to Cornwall and Willow Valley has provided the perfect opportunity. There are always ongoing improvements being made so make sure you keep in touch. Any returning campers will be glad to know we aren’t changing the campsite itself though. Why would we when it is already so perfect!
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Kingsmead Camping

36 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents10 acres · Cullompton, England
A range of pitches, from grassy open spaces to off-grid woodland clearings, topped off by two well-stocked fishing lakes
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£24
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Exclusive use of Ancient Woodland

4 units · Glamping40 acres · Liskeard, Cornwall, South West England
An exclusive-hire site for riverside wild glamping in an ancient Cornish woodland
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Acorn Farm

3 units · Glamping45 acres · Okehampton, England
We have a small mixed farm of 45 acres, with sheep, miniature pigs, chicken and dogs. The farm has five pockets of mature woodland with grass meadows in between. Our guests can use the whole of the farm and come and meet the animals. If the weather is good our guests can drive right up to their tents but i do have a Land Rover should anyone need it. There is, in the middle of our farm - a Pagan Tree circle which dates back to before the village church was built. It is also the center point of Devon and is on the main lay-line from Cornwall to Glastonbury. Our village has a fabulous pub, The Tom Cobley and there is also a very good village shop. We also welcome children and dogs
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Forest Edge

52 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents30 acres · Devon, South West England
A welcoming and wild-ish camping and glamping site on the edge of a forest in East Devon
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Spring Lakes Campsite and Fisheries

16 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents40 acres · Kilkhampton, England
Spring Lakes, 40 acres of beautiful and tranquil space with a large fishing lake, a natural woodland to enjoy and explore set within the hamlet of Eastcott, 6 miles North of the stunning coastal town of Bude, Cornwall. With easy access to some of the most beautiful parts that Cornwall has to offer as well as being a short drive into North and Central areas of Devon. With a drive towards environmental sustainability, our aim at Spring Lakes is to always consider our impact on the local environment wherever possible. As soon as the opportunities align to “going green” Spring Lakes will take the required steps to “do the right thing”, to help future generations of campers. We are passionate about green space and considered development, but also need to balance this with commercial realism. We have created a local business with an aim to creating local employment and supporting other local business in a sustainable way. Spring Lakes is not just for today, it’s a long-lasting leisure location that offers everyone who interacts with it the great benefits a UK local leisure business can offer. Visitor health and well-being, locally sourced supply chains, local employment, local skills training, use of renewables, recycling, green initiatives, management of woodlands and hedgerows, re-wilding … The list goes on … A stay or visit to Spring lakes is a stay or visit that contributes to its localised objectives and our success will filter into the local community it acts to enhance and serve. Spring lakes welcomes everyone with an outdoor enthusiasm be it a camper or glamper, a caravan or motorhome tourer, an angler, a hiker or rambler, mountain bike, gravel bike, road bike enthusiast, a day visitor, coffee connoisseur or wild ride surfer. You are all welcome and will be treated to a break and experience to remember. On Site facilities include, composite toilets, outdoor shower shack, dish washing area, Drinking Water Tap, Wash down tap/hose, Chemical disposal point. Refuse bins. (General & Mixed Waste) Dog waste bin. Non electric site. We allow off the ground BBQ’s and provide a communal campfire. We do not allow fires at the pitches, we have created a communal open fire zone where you can light a fire and congregate there as a social meeting point, this is open to all so please accept other people could join you when in this location. We sell camping basics onsite such as firelighters, matches, charcoal, and fresh free-range eggs to assist with provisions for you whilst with us, equally feel free to ask and we will be more than happy to accommodate for any reasonable requests.
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Glamp or Camp at Magical Mena Farm

16 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents15 acres · Bodmin, Cornwall, South West England
Easily accessed camping on a 15-acre farm, with family facilities and a vast amount of wild space to explore
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Livit Adventures

9 units · Glamping1 acre · Devon, South West England
Adventure-filled glamping with sea views to savour
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£70
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The High Nature Centre

14 units · Glamping, Tents5 acres · Salcombe, Devon, South West England
A stay at The High Nature Centre is sure to reinvigorate the soul as only a sojourn by the sea can
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Gurt Yurts

3 units · Glamping, Tents4 acres · Churchill, England
Off the beaten track on top of the Mendips in an area of outstanding natural beauty. A mixture of four acres of wild woodland, orchard and field set on a hillside. Our Yurt is set up in the trees giving you peaceful seclusion and a clear view across the sea to Wales and the mountains of the Brecon Beacons. A huge range of activities are possible or you can lie in the hammock with a good book. We have very friendly dogs and rescue chickens who may come and visit. Wild deer wander past in the early morning mist and the odd buzzard picks an argument with a bunch of crows but nothing much else should disturb you. We moved here after an 18 month search 8 years ago. It was close to everything we wanted and we've spent some time getting a bit closer.
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Flowerdew Farm

10 units · Glamping, Tents2 acres · Bridport, Dorset, South West England
Flowerdew Farm is a eco friendly two acre working alpaca and goat smallholding, glamping and camping site. Located in an area of outstanding natural beauty on West Dorset’s stunning Jurassic coast, surrounded by stunning views. Perfect for those that want to experience sleeping next to our alpacas and goats; go explore the beautiful Dorset beaches; of for those that want to adventure off on a hike. We also offer animal experiences for those that want to meet our animals.
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Dog-friendly bell tents in Fernworthy Forest guide

Overview

Set on the banks of the Fernworthy Reservoir at the heart of the Dartmoor National Park, Fernworthy Forest has some of the NP’s most rewarding short walks. Follow the lakeside trail, enjoy bird-watching or fish for brown trout around the lake, then stop for a picnic by the lakeside. Hikers can choose from a variety of forest trails. Explore Bronze Age stone circles, follow scenic woodland walks, and spot herds of native Dartmoor ponies grazing the moors. There are no campsites at Fernworthy Forest, but wild camping is permitted—pitch your tent beneath the trees for a real back-to-nature experience.

When to go

July and August are the peak season in Dartmoor National Park, and popular spots such as Fernworthy Forest can get crowded—parking is limited, so get there early. Forest walks can be enjoyed year-round, but it’s most magical in autumn, with its canopy of fall foliage. Dartmoor weather is notoriously changeable, so pack a sweater and raincoat even in summer.

Know before you go

  • Fernworthy Forest is located north of Dartmoor National Park, about a 15-minute drive southwest of Chagford. There is a pay and display car park by the entrance to the forest.
  • Restrooms are located at the forest car park, but there are no other facilities, so bring everything you need with you. The closest village is Chagford, which has a few pubs and small shops. 
  • Trout fishing is possible on the lake between March and October, and fishing permits can be purchased on-site. 
  • Parts of the lakeside trail are accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs.
  • Dartmoor National Park is one of the few places in the UK where wild camping is permitted. Tents must be pitched away from roads and attractions, and large group camping is not allowed. 
  • Dartmoor has free-roaming ponies, sheep, and cattle, and these animals have the right of way on moorland roads. There is a strict speed limit of 40 mph throughout. It is a fineable offense to feed any of the animals in the park, and visitors are also advised to keep a distance for their own safety—these are feral animals and may kick or bite.

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