Wild camping on Dartmoor

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Five Wyches farm camping and caravanning adventure.

Camping Closed until 2018 season ,Only the Shepherds hut is available @ £45 per night minimum 2 nights, use the contact us to obtain availability. Thanks Sarah.

You can check availability of pitches Check Availability Here. 

We are a family run business just out of Bovey Tracey right on the edge of Dartmoor.

We have a secluded space for 5 caravans and 10 camping pitches. Enjoy the open air and tranquillity of Devon's Dartmoor.wild camping on Dartmoor

The site offers a sheltered field surrounded by trees and fields. It has the usual amenities of fresh water, electric hook up,  chemical waste, grey water waste and offers an on-site Eco-friendly toilet and hot water shower. Dogs are welcome and there is the use of fire pits for that outdoors atmosphere, logs can be supplied. The location is ideal for walkers, cyclists, twitchers and nature lovers, for although it is only 8 miles to the coast, the open moors are just a mile up the road. Due to the size of the site rallies would be welcome, and an overflow field could be made available.

The campsite is bookable on line from April 1st through to September 30th. For other dates please use the contact us form.

Cost per night per caravan/tent with 2 adults is £12 or £15 with electric hook up,children under 5 are free, extra guests are £3 per night, a sack of logs for the fire pit £4 and electric hookup £3.

Check out our new Shepherds hut Romany caravan and 5Mtr Bell tent for your Glamping

Most of our site is flat and level so there are no problems for campers finding a suitable spot to pitch their tent.

Motorhome and caravans, Please note we have no means to tow you out if you park where we ask you not to. Many thanks Sarah.

We are ideally suited for campers or caravanner's with pets.

Bovey Tracey

You’ll find Bovey Tracey perched on the edge of the dramatic beauty of Dartmoor, and an ideal base if you want to explore the outstanding natural landscape of South Devon and the moorlands. Known as the gateway to Dartmoor, Bovey Tracey is a charming and historic place to stay, with a strong rural heritage.
History
Taking its name from the river Bovey, the town is an established Saxon settlement, with its second name coming from the de Tracey family who ruled the area after the Norman Conquest. Bovey Tracey was the scene of a major battle during the English Civil War, which ended in victory for Cromwell’s troops. Their names live on today with the Cromwell Arms pub and a ruined priory arch also named after Cromwell.
Things to do
With the wild and imposing Haytor as a backdrop, Bovey Tracey is ideal for exploring the Tors of Dartmoor. There’s a range of outdoor sports for adrenaline junkies, including climbing, canoeing and walking. Dartmoor is one the UK’s National Parks and covers 358 square miles. A place of myth, history and natural beauty and with many antiquities and natural wonders, you can easily access everything that Dartmoor has to offer from Bovey Tracey.wild camping atttractions in Bovey tracey Food and drink
For retail, Bovey Tracey is typical of the strong tradition of towns in Devon offering a range of quality independent retailers, with delicatessens, high-class butchers, farm produce, and fair-trade shops. For a delicious and traditional Devon cream tea try the Old Cottage Teashop, while you can sample a range of locally made dishes at the fabulous Terrace Café.


Something a little different

The Bovey distillery

Dartmoor Whisky Distillery produce single malt whisky, using barley grown by Tim Cox at Preston Farm, Dartmoor.

Our Barley is malted at Tuckers Maltings, just 8 miles from our distillery, and one of only four malting houses in England still malting in the traditional way. You can learn more at 

Our beer wash is brewed by local cask ale producers to our recipe, which has been specified by our Master Distiller, Frank McHardy. dartmoor whisky

Our primary distillation takes the beer wash from around 7% to 28% proof. After three primary distillations, the ‘low wines’ are returned to the still to be distilled again to produce the finished ‘water of life’ at around 70% proof.

Our spirit is then transferred into barrels for the maturation process to begin.

Dartmoor Whisky is matured in three barrel types; American oak Bourbon barrels, French oak wine barrels, and Spanish oak sherry barrels.

Each barrel gives a different expression to the finished spirit. Some will be bottled from a single barrel type, some will be bottled according to our master distillers selection of barrels.



The Terrace Café is at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen – a great day out at for anyone who loves the finer things in life. The Guild is in the converted Riverside Mill and you can watch craftsmen and women create unique jewellery, sculpture, prints, glass and textiles, from the traditional to the modern. With a great craft shop and spacious gallery, the Devon Guild of Craftsmen is a world-class attraction tucked away in the charming market town of Bovey Tracey

 

The house of Marbles

House of Marbles Bovey Tracey is a working glass and games factory set in an historic pottery. We have been manufacturing our unusual range of traditional games, puzzles, toys, marbles and glassware for many years.

Visitors are most welcome to wander around the old pottery buildings with their listed kilns, enjoy our museums of glass, games, marbles, and Bovey Pottery. Browse in the gift shop, glass shop and factory seconds. Take refreshments in our coffee shop and licensed restaurant called ‘The Old Pottery Restaurant’. You will be entertained by our wonderful collection of marble runs and the new giant floating marble amongst other amusements.

No Admission Charge.
FREE Parking.
You can book for lunch in the restaurant, please call 01626 835285.

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