Salcombe

There's lots to explore in around the Salcombe and Kingsbridge area.

From the campsite you can walk to the nearest beaches at North and South Sands or with a little more effort the wilder National Trust beach Soar Mill Cove.

Less than a mile's walk away are tropical gardens at Overbeck's. The Edwardian sea-side villa sits high above the cliffs overlooking the Salcombe estuary. Known for its gardens and stunning location its a great place to while away an afternoon and enjoy a Devon cream tea. 

If you keep following the coast road you'll arrive in Salcombe, where you can visit the RNLI lifeboat station and Salcombe Maritime Museum as well as finding lots of shops and places to eat. If you fancy a walk you can get the ferry from South Sands which you will drop you right in the centre of town. A foot ferry also leaves from town to go to Mill Bay across the harbour. Another beautiful sandy beach and starting point for hikes along the wilder Prawle Peninsular. 

There are Information areas in Salcombe and Kingsbridge who can give you more information about what there is to do in the area.

Damian Hall
Damian Hall
Damian Hall

He contributes regularly to the outdoor and fitness press, and authors guidebooks including the Somerset Coast Path. In October he will represent Great Britain at the Trail Running World Championships in Portugal. Come along to hear how he has gone from a very occasional runner to a world-record setting
ultra athlete in just four years. 

damianhall.info, @damo_hall

Russell Smith

Russell Smith is a currently-bearded seasoned adventurer with a penchant for the British Isles, although his adventures have taken him as far afield as Kilimanjaro and Nepal. He's travelled the Lands End-John O Groats route on an adult kick scooter, attempted to run home from Paris to London, and traversed the widest route across the UK on foot.

Russell Smith
Russell Smith
Russell Smith

He was a speaker at the Telegraph Show 2016, has spoken at the North Face and Snow & Rock flagship stores, regularly tours the London school circuit and hosts the monthly Tales of Adventure series in the City. His next adventures will take him into the depths of Loch Ness, but first he has unfinished business with a Space Hopper...
 

Phoebe Smith

Award-winning travel editor, writer and author, Phoebe's love of dramatic landscapes and wild places has taken her on adventures all around the world – from wild camping on the Scottish islands, to meeting sea gypsies in Burma and watching the Northern Lights from a heated wigwam above the Arctic Circle.

Phoebe Smith
Phoebe Smith
Phoebe Smith

She is the editor of Wanderlust and the author of several books including Extreme Sleeps: Adventures of a Wild Camper; Wilderness Weekends: Wild Adventures in Britain’s Rugged Corners; and the first and only guidebook to British bothies – Book of the Bothy.

In addition to writing, Phoebe regularly appears on radio and TV talking about wild camping, travel and women in the outdoors. In 2015 and 2016 she was shortlisted for the National Adventure Awards and in 2016 she was named an Ordnance Survey #GetOutside Champion.

Phoebe-Smith.com

The Meek family


A couple of years ago the Meek family (Tim, Kerry, Amy and Ella) were unknown; an ordinary family living an ordinary life, generally working too hard and not spending enough time together. But after a conscious decision to address the work-life balance, and to value ‘disposable time’ over ‘disposable income’, they now live a life that revolves around doing more and having less.

The Meek family
The Meek family
The Meek family

Their story has attracted attention worldwide, appearing in National and International papers, on radio and TV. The Meek family have collectively written and produced three books, each containing ideas for mini family adventures in the outdoors. The family's love of the outdoors has also led to them becoming Ordnance Survey Get Outside champions. They document their activities on their website: dotrythisathome.com.