Heddon Valley Campsite FAQs
Here are some answers to the most frequently asked questions about Heddon Valley Campsite.
Is there a reception?
No, the site is run by our rangers, who will pop by to say hello.
Do you accept advance bookings?
We do accept walk-ins as well as online bookings for camping. Find yourself a suitable pitch, reserved spots will be clearly marked and pay at the Heddon shop located by the car park. We don’t have fixed pitches so find a mowed space where you will have a minimum of a six metre gap from other tents
Is there drinking water?
There is drinking water available from a tap alongside Hunters Inn. Please bring water containers with you if pitching your own tent.
Are there toilets and showers?
There are compost toilets in the camping field and flush toilets during the day near the car park at the heart of the valley. This simple site does not have showers.
Where is the nearest pub/restaurant?
The Hunters Inn is the nearest, but further afield you’ll find the Fox and Goose in Parracombe and the bright lights of Combe Martin and Lynton & Lynmouth, both of which offer a variety of food and drink are also close by.
Where is the nearest cash point?
There are banks and cashpoints in Lynton. Some of the shops in surrounding villages have cash machines but they may charge a fee.
Do you take bookings?
Yes, you can book online or give us a call.
Do you accept dogs?
Well behaved dogs are welcome at Heddon Valley campsite, we accept up to two per pitch. . Dogs should be exercised away from other campers, away from livestock and any mess cleared up immediately.
Where are the best local beaches?
If you continue along the footpath past the camping meadow in less than a mile you will reach the dramtic stoney beach with its towering cliffs at Heddons Mouth. Further afield you’re spoilt for choice: there are the sandy Atlantic beaches of Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton Sands, the tiny rocky inlets of Lee and Woody Bays, the point break at Lynmouth, the black sands of Ilfracombe… All are within about half-an-hour’s drive.
Where are some good walks for families?
The South West Coast Path passes the campsites, and takes in some stunning sights and lovely locations – walk as much or as little of it as the mood takes you.
Do you take credit card payments?
Yes, we accept most credit and debit cards for pre-bookings online or via our office. Onsite payment can be made by cash.
Are you open all year round?
No, we do ‘pop-up’ camping, for a month or so each year – it gives people an opportunity to camp in spectacular spots without impinging on our conservation work.
Can I have a fire or barbecue?
We don't allow campfires, but you are welcome to use a barbecue as long as it is raised above ground.
Can under 18s stay at the site?
Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
Can I park my car by my tent?
No – parking is only in the designated car park at the heart of the valley approx 300m from the pre-erected tent field and 500m from the tent camping field. The car park is pay and display but you can collect a permit from the shop (located by car park) for the duration of your stay.