5 wyches camping and caravanning on Dartmoor

Wild camping on Dartmoor Info.

If you fancy wild camping on Dartmoor but don't feel like hiding from landowners and digging your own toilet Five Wyches Farm (Bovey Tracey) combines the thrill of sleeping alone amongst the trees with the luxury of toilets,hot showers and potable water.

We also offer a bit of Glamping on dartmoor with our Shepherds hut,Romany caravan and pre erected 5mtr Bell tents.

  The site is family owned, with pitches set in the fields. You can light your own camp fires in braziers and if it’s warm enough set up a hammock. Wild camping is tolerated on Dartmoor provided walkers pitch above 500m, away from farmland, and abide by the etiquette of arriving late, leaving early, never lighting fires and leaving no trace. Wild camping opens new communities to long-reaching trips.
  Wild camping is actively discouraged in some upland areas such as the Peak District, where peat fires are a big risk in dry weather and there is a very fragile ecosystem. If you're pitching a tent on top of a hill or mountain the chances are it will be windy, so you'll need some strong tent pegs and a suitably robust hammer to put them in with.Wild Camping (or ‘free’ camping), gives you a taste of adventure that organised camp sites simply can’t compete with; however many people are concerned about where they are or aren’t allowed to pitch up for the night.
  Wild camping on open access land is prohibited under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 ; only Dartmoor is an exception. When wild camping, any water from streams should be purified, preferably by boiling, before drinking. When wild camping the camp location should be selected to minimise the risk of a lightning strike. Do not pitch a tent under a tree!!Do not pitch a tent under trees bad for lightning
  While wild camping you try and minimise what you take, and how much land you occupy, in order to create as little physical and visual impact as possible. Please remember that wild camping is potentially dangerous and you should make sure you are fully equipped with the correct gear and have the knowledge and experience to use it. Contrary to popular belief, wild camping is not permitted by right on open access land in England and Wales without express permission of the landowner. Staying safe is the most important aspect of wild camping and the more steps you take to ensure your comfort

Five Wyches Farm camp site on Dartmoor offers an isolated wild camping with long drop toilets and potable water.

  • General info:

    Gate access code.

      Please phone before you arrive.

    Facilities at 5 Wyches campsite.

    Potable water,long drop toilet,hot shower,Fire pits and logs and close to shops.

    Our info.

    5 Wyches barn,Bovey Tracey,Devon, TQ13 9LE, Tel: 07966500506.
  • Local information:

    Dartmoor national park.

    Bovey Tracey is right on the edge of the park.Tel: 01626 832093.

    A short walk (half a mile) from the campsite are their offices in a pleasant park that is dog friendly.

    Bovey Tracey has good pubs, restaurants,shops and supermarkets.

  • Contact details:

    Call us.

    +44(0) 1626 832310


    In adjacent field.

    Say Hi.


    Sat Nav.

    For satnav users our co-ordinates are:- Lat 50.59205777  Lon -3.6907833977

Wild camping Dartmoor for all the family and pets.
Wild glamping on Dartmoor camp site.