Heddon Valley Campsite FAQs
Here are some answers to the most frequently asked questions about Heddon Valley Campsite.
Is there a reception?
No but there are National Trust staff around the Heddon Valley Visitor Centre who will be able to help you. You can also call Cloud Farm Campsite at Lorna Doone Valley who manage the bookings for Heddon Valley Campsite.
Can I just turn up?
We only accept advanced bookings. Please go online to check availability and to make a booking.
Is there drinking water?
There is drinking water available from a tap inside the camping meadow. Please bring water containers with you.
Are there toilets and showers?
There are toilets located opposite the main National Trust car park 200m away. This simple site does not have showers.
Where is the nearest pub/restaurant?
The Hunters Inn at Heddon is the nearest pub and further afield you’ll find the Fox and Goose in Parracombe and the bright lights of Combe Martin and Lynton & Lynmouth, offering 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 accept dogs?
Heddon Valley is a dog-friendly campsite and all well-behaved dogs are welcome at no additional charge. They must be kept on a lead at all times and exercised away from other campers. Please pick up after your dogs right away.
Where are the best local beaches?
Follow the footpath from the camping meadow to reach a dramatic stony beach, with its towering cliffs, at Heddons Mouth (a one mile walk). 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 near the campsite and takes in some stunning sights and lovely locations – walk as much or as little of it as the mood takes you.
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, there is no vehicle access to the camping meadow. All vehicles must be parked in the main National Trust car park, located 200m from the camping meadow. One vehicle can be parked free of charge per booking (registration number captured at time of booking). Additional vehicles will incur a Pay and Display charge.