Camping, eating and drinking at the South West Outdoor Festival
We have a range of camping options available. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. Throughout the weekend there will be lots of delicious local food available to buy and try.
Description of the campsite
Four reasons to camp at South West Outdoor Festival
- Camping is only permitted in Heddon Valley in very special circumstances, so enjoy this rare opportunity to sleep under the stars on Exmoor, Europe's first international dark sky reserve.
- You will drift off to sleep and awake to the gurgle of the restless River Heddon, home to families of shy otters.
- Each camping area will have a firepit where you can warm your hands, toast marshmallows and meet your neighbours.
- From the door of your tent, the beach and the Celtic Sea is an easy 5-minute stroll away.
Main camping area
- Zone one is closest to the festival hub, where you will find the majority of facilities (from food and entertainment to toilets and showers) and we suggest this would be a good place for people with children.
- Zones two and three are slightly further away from the festival hub (no more than a 5-minute walk along a well-made path), but are closer to the beach and offer a greater sense of wilderness camping and more natural serenity.
- All zones will have a toilet within the immediate area.
Rules of the campsite
- Bring your own food by all means, but please use a stove to cook it (small gas bottle stoves only). If you're using a disposable barbeque, please place it on something heatproof, well away from any tents, and dispose of it safely once it has thoroughly cooled.
- With a festival bar and an amazing pub on site, you don’t need to worry about stocking up on too much booze. If you do bring along some of your own, please leave glass bottles at home, the wildlife will thank you for it.
- Dogs are permitted, but they must be very well behaved and kept on leads and under control at all times. Please ensure you have bags to clear up after them.
- There will be no parking in the camping area itself. You'll be able to drop off camping gear and then be directed to parking near by.
- Please respect your neighbours, some of whom may have children, and avoid making unnecessary noise after 10pm.
- Please use the bins provided - noting labels and recyling wherever possible.
- No generators or sound systems – we have a range of ace entertainment options you can enjoy with other festivalgoers.
- There will be a small firepit in each camping zone, which will be monitored by rangers, but no other open fires are to be lit within these areas.
- No fireworks, powered vehicles, drones or pan pipes please.
Food and drink
Campers and day visitors are welcome to bring their own food and drink into the festival (no glass please), however throughout the weekend there will be lots of delicious locally grown, sourced, produced and prepared food available to buy and try, including
Delicious veggie and vegan options from local Croyde-based healthy food specialists BeetBox , through to cracking crêpes and bacon rolls, and internationally inspired street food.
Wash it all down with an Exmoor ale or cider from the dedicated festival pop-up bar, or sip on an artisanal coffee, made with love by Little Van Rouge , using beans and leaves blended beside the West Country coast by Minehead-based DJ Miles.