The Dartmoor National Park is a famed nature lover’s paradise and one of England’s most iconic upland areas, boasting lofty tors, open moors and a rich diversity of flora and fauna.
There are few better ways to embrace a true outdoor getaway than by pitching a tent. We’ve compiled some of the best campsites on Dartmoor for you to enjoy a stay under the stars this summer.
Just north of Dartmoor, this tranquil family and couple-orientated park has 40 pitches, all with wonderful views. Facilities include a toilet and shower block with underfloor heating and a brand-new dog showering facility for your furry friend.
Bundu Camping & Caravan Park
Ideally positioned on the edge of the National Park, this well-maintained, family-run site is a stone’s throw from many excellent walks and cycle routes, including the Granite Way. A more luxurious option is available in the form of two hireable bell tents.
Located in a tranquil wooded valley between Dartmoor and Torbay, this award-winning campsite has a 14th-century farmhouse at its heart. With leisure facilities including an indoor games room, adventure play areas and an all-weathers tennis court, there’s lots to keep every member of the family entertained.
Harford Bridge Holiday Park
Set beside the River Tavy in the Dartmoor National Park, Harford Bridge Holiday Park is a wonderfully well-equipped site with a commitment to sustainable tourism. There are a variety of pitches to choose from, as well glamping pods and a shepherd’s hut for a quirkier option.
Langstone Manor Camping & Caravan Park
Nestled in the grounds of a manor house within the National Park, Langstone Manor offers a peaceful escape for those looking to explore the moorland. Enjoy superb sunsets from the west-facing terraced pitches and relax in the popular lounge bar which serves tasty evening meals.
Parkers Farm Holiday Park
Part of a working farm, this campsite offers glorious views across rolling countryside. With indoor and outdoor play areas complete with trampolines, regular walks to meet and feed the farm animals, and a popular tractor ride during the summer, Parkers Farm is a great choice for young families.
River Dart Country Park
Just minutes from the open moorland of Dartmoor, the River Dart Country Park is one of Devon’s best-loved campsites and family attractions. There are 234 camping pitches, with facilities including shower blocks, laundry rooms and a park shop all within easy reach.