Campsites near caves in Fernworthy Forest

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

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6 top cave campsites in Fernworthy Forest

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The View Camping

53 units · Tents14 acres · Poole, Dorset, South West England
Welcoming family camping with campfires and far-reaching views over Poole Harbour and the Purbeck Hills
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£10
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Oasis Camping

30 units · Motorhomes, Tents5 acres · England
Oasis Camping, Penally, TENBY SA70 7RX Oasis Camping is situated 1.75 miles west of Tenby on the main coast road, 350 yards from the National Park cliff walk with great public transport links. The service bus stopping hourly at entrance, train station and taxi rank 900yds towards Tenby. Campfires are allowed providing cradles are used which we can provide in addition to low priced fire wood. Oasis Camping caters for single campers, families and up to large groups, they will however have to deposit a refundable bond around £5pp, repaid after leaving.
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£19.90
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Farview campsite

25 units · Tents5 acres · Helston, England
The most south-westerly point in Britain,with the local rocks being dark green in colour, veined with white and red.spectacular sun sets , and comely coves Location on the outskirts of mullion,far view campsite is true to its name, the views are all about greenery that stretches out for miles around, fancy mixing up the coast and country? With mullion cove under a mile away from the campsite its handy for both A 15 minutes walk takes guest to mullion village which has 2 pubs a few village shops(open till 10pm) fish and chip shop. And of course being kernow a pasty shop There's also a chocolate factory that you can walk to from the site it takes 10 minutes Guest have 5 acres to spread out in , with toilets and showers fridges for campers to use, fire bowls free to have a fire at night, dogs are welcome but please bear in mind the presence of animals all around they are the live in residence. Donkey horses goats llamas and guancos
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West Holme Glamping, Dorset

6 units · Glamping20 acres · Wareham, Dorset, South West England
West Holme Glamping is a micro-site with pre-erected bell tents in the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Just the job for romantic mini-breaks or holidays for small families, it's set in 20 acres, so there’s plenty of privacy and lots of space to roam around. The bell tents here come equipped with a double bed, rugs, picnic tables, lanterns, a gazebo and a gas barbecue. The three showers and three toilets are shared between six tents.. You'll just need to bring your own bed linen and towels or add them to your booking. You can explore the area by car – medieval castles, beaches, National Trust sites and the Jurassic Coast are all less than half an hour’s drive away. Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove are 20 minutes' drive away. Pretty market towns like Dorchester (also 30 minutes) or seaside resorts like Swanage (20 minutes) are all worth a mosey, while historic Wareham has Saxon town walls and riverside churches to explore. The sandy beaches of Studland and Swanage are also within half an hour's drive of the site. If you’re feeling energetic, the Isle of Purbeck has plenty of walks and bike rides on the rocky peninsula overlooking the English Channel, as well as parts of the South West Coast Path. The local farm shop is a five-minute walk and sells the very best of local Dorset produce if you fancy cooking on the barbecue. And if you don’t, there’s a cosy tea shop attached, and there are plenty of gastropubs serving real ales and great grub in less than a 15-minute drive too.
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American School Bus @ Woolacombe

1 unit · Glamping27 acres · Woolacombe, England
Texas School Bus – an authentic, beautifully converted American School Bus for a memory-filled and Insta-worthy stay on a truly stunning Sea View location near the beach in Woolacoombe, Devon! Freshly retired from the highways of Houston, Texas School Bus is the iconic split-screen American Yellow School Bus – or ‘Skoolie’ for aficionados – lovingly converted into a truly unique Glamping retreat. Gloriously spacious, there’s plenty to delight couples, families, and groups of friends alike. For starters, you’ll have a proper kitchen to whip up your own school dinners complete with a gas oven, hob, grill, sink, and cooking equipment galore (There’s even a seriously cool fridge freezer, to help you chill those essential holiday tipples!) Enjoy gastronomic delights at the dining table while enjoying the views through the panoramic windows, or outside enjoying a sizzling sunset supper on the barbecue. With toasty underfloor heating and a clean-burning wood stove you’ll be gorgeously snug. There’s a thoughtfully-chosen selection of books and games on board, and if music’s more your thing, remember to bring your Bluetooth speaker and choose your own groove. You could even plonk yourself down in the driver’s seat if you like…with the original cab fully intact, you can travel anywhere your imagination cares to take you! When it’s finally time to turn in, you’ll discover a king-sized John Lewis bed to the rear dressed in Egyptian cotton sheets and a gorgeous duvet. Flanked by windows, you’ll wake up to stunning sea views. If you miss out on claiming this for yourself, you’ll also find two comfy, John Lewis full-sized singles, and a really good sofa bed too. Freshen up with a shower and fluffy towels (there’s even an illuminated mirror and a plug socket for your hairdryer!) then it’s on with the important business of planning your day. Parked at the truly beautiful Lee Meadows Campsite on the Devon coast this cosy bus couldn’t be in a better spot for all kinds of fun and adventure - near gorgeous beaches and some of the most stunning walks around.
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Bulstone Springs Devon Eco-Glamping

1 unit · Glamping40 acres · Devon, South West England
A unique combination of off-grid glamping and spa days in Devon
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Campsites near caves 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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