Wylde Valley Camping

UK England South West England Cornwall Bude

  • Contactless check in
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Campfires allowed
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
A popular festival space that's now a bona fide campsite, with modern, pop-up facilities and a top North Cornwall location

It's perhaps ironic, given the name, that Wylde Valley Camping is most focused on imbuing its visitors with a sense of calmness and serenity. In a campsite large enough to accommodate the award-winning Leopallooza festival, Wylde Valley otherwise prioritises quiet breaks among a respectful community of campers. If you want a little peace, go Wylde.

Few campsites can claim the versatility of Wylde Valley. While many flaunt their proximity to the coast, their glamping options, their welcoming attitude to campfires or their host of yearly events, it’s rare that a site manages to tick all of the boxes in one go. What other site has Paloma Faith or Paul Weller playing to heaving crowds one weekend, then families of ramblers descending on it for long walks around the moors the next?

Five miles from Cornwall's northern coast, the site boasts 14 acres of camping pitches surrounded by rolling, sheep-grazed hills and bushy hedgerows. It's a relatively hidden spot, set just back from a country lane that's only real traffic seems to be tractors or guests arriving at the campsite. The meadows themselves have drinking water taps, proper flushing loos, hot showers and well-maintained stone tracks that have been newly added as the place becomes a bona fide campsite, rather than just a festival-type space. And, for those who are averse to setting up their own tent, Wylde Valley’s luxury boutique bell tents await, letting you wake up on memory foam mattresses, before ambling out onto your wooden patio for a morning coffee.

But while Wylde Valley may have its more luxurious offerings for those looking to be pampered campers, it also prides itself on being an unfussy campsite for those simply looking to explore the great outdoors. Campfires are allowed, families make up the majority of campers and there's oodles and oodles of space. The adjacent lane is part of the national cycle network (route 304), which you can follow all the way north to Bude if you've brought your bikes, and beaches such as Crackington Haven and Widemouth Bay are less than 15 minutes' drive. Indeed, most of North Cornwall and Devon’s biggest attractions reside within a 20-mile radius, making it easy to understand why opening the campsite for Leopallooza festival every year was never going to be long enough. Opening for the whole of the summer? Now that's a much better idea.

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  • A low deposit of 30% to secure your booking
  • Balance due 30 days before your holiday
  • Complete flexibility to move bookings up to the end of 2021 in the event of Coronavirus restrictions
  • Due to the flexibility provided we are unable to offer refunds
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There are on-site toilets and shower cubicles, including wheelchair accessible disabled toilets and showers. Baby changing facilities are also available. There are washbasins for cookware, along with a coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer. A waste disposal for campervans is located by the toilet blocks. Drinking water taps encircle the perimeter of the campsite, while recycling points are also available as Wylde is an eco-friendly site. Campfires are permitted but must be raised off the ground in firepit containers (which are available to hire from the campsite).

Suitable For

Tents, campervans, gazebos, awnings, children, groups (of up to six people) – yes. Caravans, stag and hen parties, pets – no.


Crackington Haven is the nearest beach (six miles) but it's not too much further to Widemouth Bay, Trebarwith Strand or Sandymouth, all popular for surfing and with a good surfing school (07870 472448) at the latter. It's five miles to the grass-covered ruins of a moated manor, now cared for by English Heritage (Penhallam Manor; free entry), while further down the coast (15 miles) is Tintagel Castle (0370 333 1181), Merlin's Cave and another good beach at Bossiney.

Food & Drink

For off-site eating and drinking, the Jamaica Inn (01566 86250) – as made famous by Daphne du Maurier’s novel of the same name – is a 30-minute drive away. Various other highly rated pubs, such as the 16th-century Napoleon Inn (01840 250204) in Boscastle, which has live music on Friday nights (and is said to be haunted by ghosts, and the Frog and Bucket (01566 776988) in South Petherwin, are nearby, along with restaurants such as The Moat (01566 774488) and Eliot Arms Square and Compass (01566772051). Sainsbury’s, Lidl, Tesco, and Co-op supermarkets are a 20–30 minute drive.


Late July–mid September.

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The Owner Says

Welcome to Wylde Valley Camping! We are a new low-frills campsite for lovers of trees, countryside, starry skies, peaceful surroundings, wildlife and nature.

For the past 15 years, we have run large scale events, showcasing artists including Paloma Faith, Paul Weller, Rag’n’Bone Man, Fatboy Slim, and Chase and Status, to name a few - and an annual 3 day music festival called Leopallooza! So we have plenty of experience catering for thousands of campers a year.

This year we are expanding and upgrading our camping areas to include stone tracks, a license plate recognition, brand new flushing toilets, hot showers, wash basins and baby changing facilities. We are also organising our camping areas into spacious designated pitches, and are taking our bell tents to the next level, building each its own wooden deck, and furnishing to a higher standard than ever seen before at our events.

Nestled in the hills, overlooking an area of outstanding natural beauty - Wylde Valley sees spectacular sunsets, starry skies, and is an easy distance from Cornwall’s most beautiful beaches. We are also a stone’s throw away from the moors, and several National Trust Heritage sites, as well as historic towns and villages.

Social Distancing Measures

We understand that Covid-19 has made booking holidays seem like a gamble, which is why we want to ensure you feel comfortable and safe when you visit Wylde Valley.

Campers will be contacted prior to their stay with information on all current Covid-19 precautions in place. We are closely monitoring guidance and will adjust our policies as needed.

All showers and toilets will be cleaned regularly, with hand-washing and sanitising stations installed across the site.

If you or any of your party tests positive for Covid-19, please contact us and we will happily rearrange your stay. If we cannot rearrange your stay we may offer a refund.

If guidelines are in place restricting travel by the date of your stay we will try to rearrange your holiday for another date, or may offer a refund.

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116 pitches, including 13 standard pitches with electrical hookup, eight large pitches, and four large pitches with electric hookup. A separate Bell Tent Village with 18 bell tents (sleeping up to four adults and two children each).

6 metre Bell Tent

Bell tent Sleeps 6 2 Available
Our 6 metre bell tents provide the most space for your stay, and are ideal for groups of up to 4 adults, or 4 adults and 2 children.

5 metre Bell Tent

Bell tent Sleeps 4 4 Available
5 metre bell tents are perfect if you need a little more headroom and floor space, or if you are a group of up to 3 adults, or 3 adults and 1 child.

4 metre Bell Tent

Bell tent Sleeps 3 3 Available
Our 4 metre bell tents are best for up to two guests, or 2 adults and 1 child - they are the cosiest of our bell tent options!

Large Pitch with 16Amp Electric Hookup

Grass pitch Sleeps 6
Our large pitches are at least 150 square metres (approx 10m x 15m) - large enough for larger set-ups, and the largest sizes of campervans, caravans and family sized tents. Includes use of 16Amp electric supply.

Large Pitch (non-electric)

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 2 Available
Our large pitches are at least 150 square metres (approx 10m x 15m) - large enough for larger set-ups, and the largest sizes of campervans, caravans and family sized tents.

Standard Pitch with 10Amp Electric Hookup

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 4 Available
Our standard pitches are at least 80 square metres (approx 8m x 10m). Plenty of open space for small-medium sized camping set ups, sleeps up to 6 guests. Includes use of a 10Amp electric supply.

Standard Pitch (non-electric)

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 18 Available
Our standard pitches are at least 80 square metres (approx 8m x 10m), each has a lovely amount of open space for small-medium sized camping set ups. Sleeps up to 6 guests per pitch.

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Contact Wylde Valley Camping, The Wyldes, Lower Exe Farm, Week St Mary, Cornwall EX226UX

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Getting There

From Exeter, follow signs to the A30 (signs may also say Alphington/Okehampton/Torrington). Join the A30 (South/West bound) and continue for around 40 miles. After you've passed Launceston, take the slip road onto the A395 (signs may also say Wadebridge/Camelford/A39), follow the roundabouts toward the A395 (third exit on the first, then first exit on the second).

Follow signs towards Canworthy Water (this will be a right turn, about three and a half miles along the A395). Follow the road for about five miles, then when you reach the junction facing Canworthy Water Methodist Church, turn right (signposted Wainhouse Corner/Week St Mary). Continue over the bridge, then turn left immediately after the bridge. Drive for about one mile, then turn right at Broad Langdon (signposted Week St Mary). Follow this road for about one mile, and you will see signs for Wylde Valley Camping on the left.

From Bude, follow the A39 for about eight miles. Turn left at Wainhouse Corner (you will see a used cars dealer, petrol station and Premiere corner shop next to a cross junction, with Crackington Haven signposted right, and Canworthy Water left). Continue along this road for about two miles, then turn left at Broad Langdon (signposted Week St Mary). Follow this road for about one mile, and you will see our signs on the left.

The nearest train lines are Exeter St. Davids and Bodmin Parkway, which offer bus links to Bude. Wylde Valley Camping can provide several local private taxi companies should they be needed during your stay. If you are travelling via bus or coach to Cornwall, book transport that goes to Bude – the nearest town to the campsite – and then book a taxi that will travel from Bude to Wylde Valley Camping.


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