Testimonials from August 2015
I’m not usually renowned for visiting club sites due to their pricing, I find them very overrated for what they are. Lydford did surprise me. This site is fairly relaxed with rules about which way you park. Some days I like to be nose in some days my other end in. Able to choose my own pitch and parked how I like. Never use camp showers but these were so clean and well presented that I did. Good motorhome service point. Friendly wardens. Good laundry room and fair reception for wifi. A very well run site although the caravan club still have some very snobby members! 2 adults, 2 nights about £46. Walking distance to gorge and pub.
Another great stay at Lydford – sadly only 1 night as we were passing through. The owners kindly managed to get us in at short notice which was brilliant!
We both love this campsite with its spectacular views of the moor and the lovely village of Lydford right next door with a fantastic tourist friendly pub! The facilities are spotless with fabulous hot showers, a wifi room, washup area and lovely little shop.
One thing that we really like is that, despite us having a pretty old scruffy campervan, we are always accepted and the other campers are friendly to us hippies haha! One day we will have a lovely new van. One day!
Always looking forward to our next visits!
Really good campsite. Very good rates, really helpful staff, beautiful location. Everything you could want from a campsite. I camped here whilst cycling the Devon coast to coast from north to South, it made a good place to break the journey. Great food in the local pub. You can wake up to views of Dartmoor. Top notch
Wonderful site! We’ve returned today after spending four nights at this lovely friendly, reasonably priced campsite. It’s a perfect location if you have a motorhome as the buses to Tavistock, Okehampton and Plymouth run from the end of the lane (2 minutes walk) and you have a fantastic pub (Castle Inn) and the stunning National Trust Lydford Gorge within easy walking distance in the village. Although we didn’t get a chance to use it, the Granite Way bike trail is accessed from the village as well. The site itself is immaculate and they offer free wifi (we didn’t have too many problems accessing the internet but the wardens had kindly given us a pitch that had a reasonable signal as we have a teenager!!) Some non camping friends visited us on one of the days and actually commented on the effort all the staff made to keep the site clean and tidy and we completely agree. The shower and toilet blocks seemed to be checked regularly and there was always someone around the site doing something. Yes, it’s quiet but you’d expect that on a site that doesn’t have facilities such as entertainment/pool etc. We certainly didn’t see any excessive ‘rules’ being enforced and if you’ve stayed on a caravan club site you’ll be used to many more rules and signs than there are here!
There’s a mowed dog walk around the edge of the top camping field (stunning views of Dartmoor) and a smallish sports field just down the lane if you want to give them a run. There are many more dog walking opportunities from the site however – the short walk down to Lydford Bridge is worth doing and ours loved Lydford Gorge!
My husband and son did a night’s wild camp on Dartmoor-you can access it at the side of the Dartmoor Inn (about a mile away) and they walked a couple of hours up to Great Links Tor.
Pitches are on the small side but adequate enough when you consider the grass surrounding each one.
We’ll definitely be going back to this site and would thoroughly recommend it!