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Tavistock Camping and Caravanning Club Site

Tavistock, Devon

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Tavistock Camping and Caravanning Club Site is a lovely campsite found within Devon’s majestic Dartmoor National Park. The site is open all year and has 75 pitches, welcoming motorhomes, touring caravans and tents. Super serviced pitches are available, benefiting from electric, water and drainage hook-ups, while standard serviced pitches with electric hook-ups only are also available. In addition, hardstanding pitches are available, and although most of the park is surrounded by woodland there are amazing views available across the whole of Dartmoor National Park.

This is a dog friendly campsite with a dedicated dog walking area. Other facilities at Tavistock Camping and Caravanning Club Site include heated toilet and shower blocks, a laundrette, washing up facilities, chemical waste disposal and Wi-Fi, while the park stocks gas cylinders for guests needing to exchange them during their stay.

This campsite gives unrivalled access to Dartmoor, with guests able to head out into the national park daily, on foot, bicycle and even on horseback. Whether looking for woodland, open moors and countryside, or charming riverside walks, all can be found across Dartmoor from Tavistock Camping and Caravanning Club Site. Several designated walking trails pass close to the park, including the Granite Way, from which there are lots of places to take in breathtaking views across Dartmoor.

The National Park Visitor Centre is found close to the park and is a great place to begin any adventures when staying at Tavistock Camping and Caravanning Club Site. Come to this visitor centre to find out when and where all of the pre-arranged activities across the park are taking place and get inspiration for your own pursuits.

As well as walking, horse riding and cycling, within the national park you can also enjoy canoeing, climbing, letterboxing, geocaching, fishing, gliding, swimming and hang gliding. However active or otherwise you wish to be on your camping and caravan holidays in Devon, you'll be well catered for within this magnificent landscape.

The market town of Tavistock is less than a 10-minute drive from this site, as its name might imply. Come here to enjoy a meal out and stock up on holiday essentials. The town takes its name from the River Tavy on which it sits. While there you can also take in Tavistock Abbey, a ruined Benedictine abbey. And kids will love a day out at Dartmoor Zoo, about a 40-minute drive from Tavistock Camping and Caravanning Club Site. Dartmoor Prison Museum is also only 10 minutes away by car.

If you've had your fill of the great outdoors and want some hustle and bustle, if you've pitched at Tavistock Camping and Caravanning Club Site you're about a 50-minute drive from Exeter. It's great for retail therapy and for enjoying a meal out, while the cathedral is well worth some of your time, too. You might also like to go to the Royal Albert Memorial Museum or Powderham Castle.

The English Riviera is also within reach of this campsite. Paignton and its zoo are just over an hour away, while the nearby fishing town of Brixham is a pretty place to visit. Or how about a trip to Torquay?

Visit Devon on your camping, motorhome and caravan holidays and from Tavistock Camping and Caravanning Club Site you can enjoy everything the area has to offer.

Open all year.

Disabled access, Pets allowed, Children's play area(s), Chemical disposal point, Drainage hook-ups, Electric hook-ups, Laundry, Sanitary block(s), Shop, Washing up facilities, Water hook-ups, Wireless internet

Types of pitches:
Hardstanding pitch (Super Service)
Hardstanding with electric hook-up
Grass pitch with electric hook-up
Hardstanding only pitch
Seasonal Pitches
Storage facilities
Grass only pitch (no electric)
Grass only pitch for larger tents

Our facilities:
Drinking water tap
Ice pack freezing
Designated dog walk
Alternative Accommodation

Motorhome pitches, Tent pitches, 75 Touring pitches

Nearby attractions:
Beach, Fishing, Golf, Horse riding holidays, Sailing, Swimming (Indoor), Swimming (Outdoor), Tennis

The National Park has a beautiful moorland landscape with wooded valleys and windswept tors. There are natural attractions nearby, including Lydford Gorge, which stretches 1.5 miles from the Devil’s Cauldron whirlpool to the 100ft White Lady Waterfall. Outdoor enthusiasts can also enjoy the Granite Way, a spectacular 11-mile cycle and walk way from Okehampton to Lydford.
The village of Lydford has a Norman Castle. Other local historic places of interest include the Finch Foundry Museum; Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre, which traces 200 years of funfairs; and Princetown, home of Dartmoor Prison and its intriguing museum.

Tavistock Camping and Caravanning Club Site

Higher Longford, Moorshop
Devon, South West England
United Kingdom
PL19 9LQ
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Overall rating

3.5 stars

Based on 3 review(s)


5.0 stars

Having recently visited this site I decided to send in a review and when I read the last one (2010) I think I was on a different site but on checking I was not. The staff were very helpful, had a well stocked shop and information area. The camping areas where well maintained and the toilets immaculate. Two fantastic dog runs both fenced in and a good play area for the kids away from the tents and caravans. I think the previous reviewer must like motorways, the B3357 from Tavistock is the best approach, and in a couple of places you may have to give way, but otherwise very good access and roads around the site are one way. I have visited this site before and have seen large motorhomes and even a 5th wheel unit on site and they didn't seem to have any difficulty getting to or around the site. With Dartmoor being so close the road past the site is popular through the day, but not excessive, and there is little to no traffic at night.
Being close to Dartmoor, Tavistock and Plymouth and lots of other interesting location, also a short drive to many beaches I found this location ideal for a holiday. Having travelled all over the UK and Europe I would definitely give this site 5 star rating


1.0 stars

This was a bit of a mistake really, as having camped in this area before we have been on far better sites. The location should be ok except for the constant road noise from vehicles labouring up the hill or braking hard to avoid campers exiting the site.

The route round the site and especially the exit are potty and if you are the owner of a large caravan prepare for it to be damaged either getting on or off site, thats if you make it there up the dangerous and narrow hill for about 3 miles from Tavistock (and this is the recommended route) take any other and you will be in big trouble.

On site is pleasant enough with good facilities and views (on the days the site is not fogbound or wet, this is Dartmoor). The staff were ok but had little time (or were unwilling) to help or advise on whats and wheres, luckily as we said we have been to the area before. From this site there is no means to pop to shops or pubs and eateries unless you are willing to undertake a long, dark and not terribly safe walk, so take the car (unless you are a motorhome owner) into Tavistock and surroundings where there is plenty of choice. There is better than this site within a reasonable distance.


5.0 stars

Situated just inside the Dartmoor National Park boundary; formerly called Higher Longford Campsite, it is new to Camping & Caravanning Club for 2009 season.

Whole site is well sheltered and virtually all pitches are slightly sloping, but no problem as long as you have leveling ramps. This is Dartmoor after all!

Pitching area is divided into 3 fields. ‘Ash Field’ is about 100m x 100m. All the pitches are EHU and has a mix of grass and hardstandings. It is what I call an ‘all over’ field. Not my favourite arrangement, as having other vans all around me makes men feel I am on display at a caravan show. ‘Oak Field’ is smaller and has a nice meadow like feel. This is the non-EHU area. Behind this is the children’s play area and picnic area. ‘The Terraces’, as its name suggests had been terraced to level it as far as possible. This is the smallest of the three and has a real cozy feel. This has a mix of EHU; non EHU; grass and hard standing pitches.

WC / shower / pot washing / laundry facilities are excellent and well maintained & serviced as you would expect from a Club Site.

Very dog friendly site.

No local shops, so get everything in Tavistock. Tavistock is a vey nice market town, but to get the best from it, go when the historic Pannier Market is open.

Two good eats & drinks pubs reasonably near. The Peter Tavy in Peter Tavy (Evening main courses £10 - £15) and the Trout & Tipple on the A386. ( Plymouth CAMRA Country Pub of the Year 2009)

Finally, a word of warning. There are many, many small lanes locally that are totally unsuitable for caravans. So I strongly advise not using your GPS in this area as primary navigation when towing. If you follow the GPS down one of these, you will not be happy I promise you.
Tavistock Camping and Caravanning Club Site, Tavistock, Devon