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Cloud Farm Camping, Oare, Lynton, Devon, UK, EX35 6NU

Cloud Farm Campsite

Cloud Farm Campsite and the surrounding area, Devon
Cloud Farm Campsite and the surrounding area, Devon | © National Trust / Paul Harris
Cloud Farm Campsite, Devon
The night sky from a pod at Cloud Farm Campsite, Devon

Cloud Farm Campsite

A laid-back, riverside campsite surrounded by idyllic Exmoor scenery and wildlife, perfectly placed for a walking holiday in the Lorne Doone Valley.

Cloud Farm Campsite, Devon
The night sky from a pod at Cloud Farm Campsite, Devon
Cloud Farm Campsite and the surrounding area, Devon
Cloud Farm Campsite, Devon
Cloud Farm Campsite, reception, shop and neighbouring cottages, Cloud Farmhouse and Carver Cottage, Devon
The river at Cloud Farm Campsite, Devon
Cloud Farm Campsite, Devon
The showers at Cloud Farm Campsite, Devon
Cloud Farm Campsite, Devon
Cloud Farm Campsite, Devon
Cloud Farm Campsite, Devon

© National Trust / Paul Harris

A laid-back, riverside campsite surrounded by idyllic Exmoor scenery and wildlife, perfectly placed for a walking holiday in the Lorne Doone Valley.

At a glance

Type of accommodation
Tents, Campervans, Motorhomes, Pods
Number of places / pitches
58
Seasons
22 Mar 2024 - 2 Nov 2024
Minimum stay
1 night
Dogs welcome per pitch
2

About Cloud Farm Campsite

For the ultimate in chilled-out locations, set up camp in the legendary Lorna Doone Valley, where your neighbours could include buzzards and red deer, and listen to Badgworthy Water flowing peacefully behind your tent. Head out onto the South West Coast Path from the moor to take in the fantastic scenery.

Cloud Farm is a dreamy location where you and your fellow campers can make yourselves at home on the lush grass of this tranquil spot. Choose a pitch right by Badgworthy Water and enjoy wildlife-spotting, as well as the stunning views of the border between Somerset and Devon. The campsite has 8 electric hook ups for campervans and motorhomes. You can charge your electric car or bike. You’ll also find an indoor washing-up area, toilets and a shower trailer on site. An onsite shop sells basic food supplies and camping essentials and if you don’t fancy cooking, then check out our breakfast selection in the shop or pop down to The National Trust Buttery Tearoom at Malmsmead for a lunchtime treat.

With both Somerset and Devon on your doorstep, and nature all around, you’re spoiled for things to do and places to go when you stay. And there’s plenty of opportunities to tuck into cream teas as well. When you’re ready to explore, there are plenty of walks to enjoy from the campsite to explore the secrets of the Doone Valley and visit places like Oare Church. For a change of pace, and scene, then head to the coast at Lynton or Lynmouth and hop on the funicular Cliff Railway. Romantic, rugged and remote Exmoor offers plenty of wild pony spotting opportunities, or take a hike to Dunkery Beacon, with its incredible views over moorland and the Bristol Channel on a clear day.

Dramatic seascapes are a given in this part of the world, and if you head south into Somerset, the villages of Porlock, Selworthy and Bossington should top your day out to-do lists. Medieval Dunster village  - possibly the most intact medieval village in England with its working watermill and packhorse bridge - is also a must-see. And if the views at the campsite have whetted your appetite, then Watersmeet has ancient woodlands, a dramatic river gorge and a lovely tea garden just waiting to be explored. A slightly longer drive will take you to the stunning and family-friendly beaches of Croyde, Woolacombe or Saunton Sands where you can build sandcastles and eat ice-cream for as long as you like.

Features and facilities

  • Showers, available
  • Toilets, available
  • BBQs allowed, available
  • Electric hook-up, available
  • Washing-up area, available
  • Shop, available
  • Chemical disposal, available

Location

More information

Check-in: Check-in is from 1.30pm. New arrivals should check in before pitching please. Late arrivals should call before reception closes for site access details and information about where to pitch. 

Group bookings: Please complete the group bookings enquiry form you'll find towards the bottom of this page.

Car free discount: We offer a car free discount if you arrive on foot, by bike or by public transport. Please retain any public transport tickets to claim the discount. Ask for details at reception when you arrive.

Caravans: Please note that the site is not suitable for caravans.

Pitches: When making a booking at Cloud Farm, you will choose a specific field to spend your stay in. Please read the pitch description in the booking system carefully before choosing your preferred field. On arrival, you will choose your pitch within the field. We do not allocate or reserve specific pitches within your designated field.

ElectricVehicle charging: There is one charging point for an electric vehicle which can also be used by cottage guests.

Arriving by road: From Lynmouth, take the A39 towards Porlock. Just after County Gate car park, look out for the brown sign to Cloud Farm in the direction of Oare. Turn right here and follow the narrow road downhill. At the bottom turn right to Malmsmead and after 1 mile, turn left onto the campsite track. The single lane track up to the campsite is not tarmacked and is rough in places. It is also a public right of way used by walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Please respect other users and keep to 5mph.

From Minehead, follow the A39 to Porlock and up Porlock Hill. Be warned, it’s one of the steepest A-roads in the UK with a gradient of 1 in 4 in some places. After 5.5 miles, look for the brown sign to Cloud Farm in the direction of Oare. Turn left here and follow the narrow road downhill. At the bottom turn right to Malmsmead and after 1 mile, turn left onto the campsite track. The single lane track up to the campsite is not tarmacked and is rough in places. It is also a public right of way used by walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Please respect other users and keep to 5mph.

Types of accommodation

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Tents 

Choose from grass pitches near the burbling Badgworthy Water river at the foot of the heather-covered steep-sided valley, or head further away from its banks where the flat pitches make setting up a doddle. Wherever you choose, you'll feel like you've escaped modern life at this site in the heart of the Doone Valley.

A campervan and landpod at Cloud Farm Campsite, Devon
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Campervans and motorhomes 

Do away with the bother of pitching a tent and simply drive up in your campervan or motorhome. There are electric hook-ups on this pretty, nature-filled site too, so the only decision you'll have to make when you stay is where to park up when you arrive.

The pods at Cloud Farm Campsite, Devon
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Camping pods at Cloud Farm Campsite 

Six new plus pods are available for 2023 at Cloud Farm Campsite, to enjoy a few simple indoor comforts while staying in the great outdoors and enjoying views across the Lorna Doone Valley.

Additional Information

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Could Farm facilities 

Cloud Farm Campsite has all the facilities you need for a really enjoyable stay.

Cloud Farm Campsite in the evening, Devon
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Cloud Farm FAQs 

Useful information about Cloud Farm Campsite, its facilities and the surrounding area.

The river at Cloud Farm Campsite, Devon
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Cloud Farm site rules 

We like everyone who stays at our campsite to have an enjoyable time, so we politely ask that you observe a few simple campsite rules.

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Booking enquiry form for organised groups and associations 2024 

Organised groups, including Duke of Edinburgh groups, are welcome at our campsites. To make an enquiry, please complete the form with your requirements and send it to guestrelations@nationaltrust.org.uk