"On the edge of Dartmoor"
Lydford Caravan & Camping Park, lies on the west side of the Dartmoor National Park. This beautiful and peaceful site offers grass and hard stand pitches, with electric hook up. Heated toilet and shower facilities. Motor-home service bay. Small on site shop,gas,gaz and tourist info. The area is perfect for walkers, with 600 miles of public rights of way. The attractions of Devon are only a short trip away.
The town of Lydford has a Norman Castle. Find out how the Tinners Parliament imprisoned tin miners. Lydford Gorge is the deepest gorge in south west England, stretching a mile and a half from the Devil’s Cauldron whirlpool to the 100ft White Lady Waterfall. The Granite Way is a mostly trafficfree, 11-mile cycle and walk way from Okehampton to Lydford – part of the National Cycle Network. Dartmoor National Park has a beautiful moorland landscape with wooded valleys and wind-swept Tors. Families can try “letterboxing” – a form of orienteering. Details are available direct from the Site. Tavistock is to the south. It hosts a pannier market from Tuesday through to Saturday. The Finch Foundry Museum shows how trades developed to support local industry. It is home to the mill leat and launder.
Sir Francis Drake’s home of Buckland Abbey is one of several National Trust properties in the area. The towns and cities of Plymouth, Barnstaple and Exeter are accessible by car or bus.
: June in 2010
Managed by the friendly and smiling Steve and Christine, this Caravan Club affiliated site was the destination for our first outing with our Swift Charisma 220. Complete novices, we were welcomed warmly and given lots of helpful advice. We chose a secluded grassy pitch, but there were lots of hardstanding pitches available, all spacious and well-appointed.
This peaceful site is simply beautiful with its well-tended flowers and grounds and its superb views of Dartmoor; it certainly deserves its David Bellamy Gold Award for Wildlife Conservation.
The facilities were spotless and the site shop even sells speciality cheeses!
There is no end of things to do in this part of Devon, but a trip to picturesque Tavistock is not to be missed. A walk along the River Tavy takes you to the town centre with its quirky shops and Pannier Market.
You can leave the car with the van, though, because Lydford is itself a beautiful village. It has its own castle and a 9th century church with intricate woodcarvings.
For walkers, the possibilities are endless, but a good place to start is Lydford Gorge, while for cyclists, there's the Granite Way.
We stayed for a long week-end, but are already planning another stay!
Lydford Caravan Park, Okehampton, Devon
Thank you. We aim to please, and are always willing to help the novice caravanner even if it does come with a bit of leg pulling! Our mission is to provide clean, safe, and peaceful caravan and camping where rules are applied so that everyone enjoys thier stay. We are very lucky to be situated in such a beautiful area and do our best to keep the site in keeping with this. We look forward to the return visit.
This reviewer is a couple, a tourer/motorhomer