Summer Daze Camping

Your woodland hideaway, deep in the heart of North Devon


The area

The woodland retreat is based 1 and a half miles from Langtree village and 3 miles from Shebbear village which has an excellent pub and local shop and 5 miles from the town of Great Torrington, an ancient settlement sited on an inland cliff top, which falls steeply down to the river Torridge below. Beautiful rolling fields offer spectacular views of Tarka country, where the famous Tarka the otter story was based.  Torrington is also known for its role in the English Civil War, specifically the battle of Torrington in 1646, which marked the end of the royalist resistance in the Westcountry. The 1646 centre in Torrington is a great place to visit for children and adults to learn how people lived through the civil war.

Torrington also offers a wide range of shops, including two supermarkets. In the centre of the town there is the renowned Plough Arts Centre which holds regular live music and entertainment events, art exhibitions and shows all the latest films. There is also a historic Pannier market in the town square, alongside various cafes and pubs.

A few miles from the camp lies the Tarka Trail, a former railway line covering 31 miles of traffic free cycling and walking between Braunton and Meeth. You can hire bikes for all the family from the Puffing Billy in Torrington to use on the trail. The trail passes through deep wooded valleys as it follows the winding rivers The Taw and The Torridge, and you could even catch a glimpse of an otter or kingfisher as you pass over the historic stone bridges. Travel through ancient port towns such as Bideford and Instow on foot or bike or stop and enjoy the scenery and fantastic estuary views at one of the many cafes or pubs along the way.

The North Devon coastline is truly spectacular and within easy reach of the camp. The sandy beach of Westward Ho! lies 14 miles away and is excellent for swimming or surfing and Hartland Quay, which is 17 miles away, is another great beach suitable for both, with the added bonus of a pub and rugged coastline with well maintained coastpath. 10 miles from the camp is Bucks Mills, a historic village with another fantastic beach on the North Devon Heritage coast, ideal for rock pooling and climbing. The fishing village of Clovelly near by to this is also worth a visit and you can get there on foot following the coastpath or drive.

Bude in North Cornwall is 22 miles away and is a another excellent surf spot with a man made sea pool and is a thriving town with many bars and cafes.

If you want some entertainment for the children, the Milky Way adventure park is only 12 miles away or the Big Sheep 13 miles for family days out.

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