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.

 

IMPORTANT! - Participation Statement

You MUST complete a Participation Statement, here, in addition to booking your event space before attending an OutdoorLads event. You only need to complete this Participation Statement once, not for each event you attend. 

COVID-19 – IMPORTANT, Please read the following before you sign up to this event:

  • Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who lives or is in a support bubble with someone showing symptoms, is asked not to attend. This is in line with the government’s coronavirus advice.
  • You must also immediately self-isolate and not attend the event if you or someone in your household or support bubble shows coronavirus symptoms or tests positive. You can find the NHS self-isolation guidance here.
  • The main symptoms of COVID-19 are a high temperature, a new continuous cough, and a loss or change to your sense of taste and/or smell.
  • You may be subject to local lockdown restrictions, which you must fully comply with. Details of the location of these restrictions can be found here for England, ScotlandWales, and Northern Ireland.   
  • We do not encourage car sharing to events during the pandemic. Please comply with the safety travel guidance for EnglandWales, and Scotland. Face coverings should be worn on public transport.
  • OutdoorLads will support the tracing systems in place across the UK  and attendance at an OutdoorLads event is considered permission to use contact details for this purpose if requested by the appropriate authority.  
  • All are required to practice social distancing – staying 2m (not 1m) apart at all times, including the lunch stop. Remember: Face, Hands, Space.
  • Unfortunately, there won’t be any planned pub / café stops en route or at the end, and please don’t share sweets or snacks with others – we’re sorry!
  • Please bring your own hand sanitising gel for your own use throughout the day. Use of face coverings is at your own choice, but please bring one with you just in case it's needed. Please bring any other PPE items required. Bring a disposable bag for any used PPE.
  • Members are advised to bring their own small first aid kit for personal use..
  • Be aware that opportunities for toilet stops may be minimal if facilities are closed.
  • Please, please cancel at your earliest opportunity if you are unable to attend or are unwell, so that we can allow others to take up these valuable event spaces.
  • Much as it's difficult - no handshakes or hugs!

COVID-19: Events Participation Statement

OutdoorLads draws your attention to the fact that travelling and being away from home increases the risk of receiving and transmitting Coronavirus, whilst it is present in the UK. You are likely to choose not to participate in OutdoorLads events whilst there is a risk of Coronavirus transmission. However, should you choose to participate in OutdoorLads events whilst the risk is present, you must be aware of and follow the law and government guidelines, both when travelling to and from events as well as when participating in events.

Please note that every person participating should be aware of (and accept) that those members perceived as ‘in charge’ or leading the event are not experts,  do not need to be experts, and are not regarded by OutdoorLads, or themselves as experts, but are amateurs with some experience in the event type and who are happy to impart their knowledge.  Any advice given should be considered with this in mind by the recipient.

By signing up to and attending an OutdoorLads event, you are confirming that you have read, understood and accept the content of this statement.

Please see our website for more information including an FAQ about our events.

 

Photo Credits: All photos taken by Colin Day and permission is granted to OutdoorLads for further use.

 

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

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