Exmoor Camping in the Doone Valley

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Jul 30
2021

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£49.00
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If you can put up your tent you'll be fine!

Come and join Outdoor Lads for a weekend in the idyllic Doone Valley, situated within the Exmoor National Park.

The campsite lies on the border between the counties of Devon and Somerset, in a tranquil and picturesque valley surrounded by hills and trees, bordering Badgworthy Water, where it combines with Oare Water to form the East Lyn River. 

The Doone Valley itself is most commonly known for being the backdrop to RD Blackmore’s novel, ‘Lorna Doone’, and the 17th Century grade II listed Malmsmead Bridge and the adjacent ford, have always been one of the better known visitor attractions within Exmoor National park.

The campsite amenities include free hot showers as well as free wi-fi (very useful as mobile phone reception can be somewhat patchy!).  

Over the weekend I will be leading walks on both days, with the option of one or both starting/ending from the camp site.    

If you don’t fancy walking and/or want to do your own thing, there is always the option to just relax beside the river at the camp site, or perhaps visit the harbour and village of Porlock (8 miles away) or walk around Lynton and Lynmouth (6 miles) and take a ride on the famous funicular Cliff Railway.

Dogs: Dogs are welcome on the campsite but you will be expected to be considerate of other campers and clear up behind them.  There will be sheep in adjacent fields so please take this into account if you are thinking of bringing your dog, which will need to be on a lead at all times when on the site.

Campervans, Motorhomes, Caravans: Whilst this event is primarily a camping event, it may be possible to cater for these, but please be aware that the surrounding roads are not ideal for wider/longer vehicles.  Please message the leader to discuss.

 

 

 

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View over Exmoor looking out towards Watersmeet in valley below
Watersmeet (Hoar Oak Water)
Watersmeet (East Lyn River)
Doone Valley Campsite
Doone Valley Campsite
Badgworthy Water in Doone Valley Campsite
Badgworthy Water (Doone Valley circuit walk)
Doone Valley Circuit with Badgworthy Water to left
17th Century Malmsmead Bridge and Ford
Taken from Brendon moor, looking out towards the Doone Valley and Culbone Hill in the far distance
View over Exmoor looking out towards Watersmeet in valley below
Watersmeet (Hoar Oak Water)
Watersmeet (East Lyn River)
Doone Valley Campsite
Doone Valley Campsite
Badgworthy Water in Doone Valley Campsite
Badgworthy Water (Doone Valley circuit walk)
Doone Valley Circuit with Badgworthy Water to left
17th Century Malmsmead Bridge and Ford
Taken from Brendon moor, looking out towards the Doone Valley and Culbone Hill in the far distance

Location

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