Wild(ish) Camping

UK England South West England Cornwall Bodmin Mena Farm

  • Sleeps 6 (max 6 adults, 5 children)
Our rear meadows are a world away from our main camping field, but just a short walk back to use the facilities. 11 acres of grass and wildflower meadows, gently sloping down to woodlands and ponds, with large flat areas perfect for tent pitching.

The Owner Says

Enjoy seclusion, beautiful views and incredible sunsets over the valley and down towards the sea at St Austell. No wifi, hookups or facilities - just peace, tranquility, opportunity to spot wildlife, and star-gaze to your heart's content. Please note, there is no vehicular access to this area, but it is a short walk from the car park and shower facilities.

About Mena Farm

Suitable For

Tents, campervans, caravans, dogs, groups – yes. Single-sex groups and larger parties – by prior arrangement only.

Nearby

Mena Farm Campsite isn't far from Bodmin Moor and there are plenty of fantastic walking trails directly from the campsite. The farm is also near the halfway point of the Saints Way (Padstow–Fowey), a well-signed (with Celtic cross markers) 27-mile route that takes you through Little Petherick, St Breock Downs and Lanivet before joining the Fowey River near Lostwithiel for a lovely waterside stretch. Rent bikes from the campsite to speed things along and try the Camel Trail (a spectacularly converted old railway route 3 miles from the campsite) or pedal around Cardinham Woods, 5 miles away and particularly excellent in spring. It's 3 miles to National Trust-owned Lanhydrock House (01208 265950), an imposing example of a Victorian country estate, rebuilt in the 1880s following a devastating fire. There are children’s activities, garden tours and open-air theatre in summer. It's 6 miles to the world famous Eden Project (01726 811911). The coast, meanwhile, both north and south, is around 20 minutes in the car (approx. 10 miles). Par beach is the closest in the south, while Wadebridge, at the start of the Camel Estuary, offers a gateway to the north coast.

Food & Drink

Walk or drive the 1½ miles into the village of Lanivet, home to an award-winning inn (01208 831212) as well as the excellent Welcome Stranger fish and chip restaurant (01208 831583). If you don't even want to stretch your legs that far, there is free daily fish and chip delivery to the site, plus weekly visits by local food vans and, of course, the fully-licensed shop has you well covered for alfresco drinks around the campfire. For a proper shopping trip, Bodmin boasts Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Lidl supermarkets, as well as petrol stations, further eateries and a hospital. It also has one of the best tourist information centres in the county.

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Location

Mena Farm is located at Mena Farm, Lanivet, Bodmin, Cornwall PL30 5HW

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Getting There

Leave the A30 at the Innis Downs junction and take the turning signposted for Lanivet. Before you reach the village, you'll see the brown tourist signs for Mena Farm, simply follow these and they'll bring you directly to the site.

Newquay Airport is 20 miles away and Bodmin Parkway (connected to Paddington) is 6 miles away. Car hire is available at both. Buses to St Austell and Bodmin run through the local village of Lanivet (1½ miles from the campsite).