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 not due until 30 days before your holiday, in case of late changes to Coronavirus guidance
  • Complete flexibility to move bookings up to the end of 2021 in the event of Coronavirus restrictions
  • In the event of a lack of 2021 availability, switch your dates to 2022
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Facilities

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), caravans – yes. Stag and hen parties, pets – no.

Nearby

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 250 204) in Boscastle, which has live music on Friday nights (and is said to be haunted by ghosts, and the Frog and Bucket (01566 776 988) in South Petherwin, are nearby, along with restaurants such as The Moat (01566 774 488) and Eliot Arms Square and Compass (01566 772 051). Sainsbury’s, Lidl, Tesco, and Co-op supermarkets are a 20–30 minute drive.

Open

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.

This site offers our Coronavirus Booking Guarantee

Pitches

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).

1 - Standard Pitch with 10Amp Electric Hookup

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 27 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.

16 - Large Pitch (non-electric)

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 8 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.

24 - Standard Pitch (non-electric)

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 65 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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Location

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.

Reviews

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Rated ★★★★★ over 17 reviews

★★★★★

Very understanding!

Unfortunately we couldn't attend as my partner had covid the day before we were due to leave! However, I wanted to write a review to say how understanding the team were, they kept in touch and enquried about my partner and arranged a refund as we were unable to rebook. So although I can't comment on the site or facilities I can say they were very helpful and kind and I would be happy to recommend them due to this.
Sep 6, 2021 by Amanda Verified Review
★★★★★

Beautiful place to be

We went on bank holiday with our families. Such a lovely place to stay and explore beautiful Cornwall. We stayed three nights in Bell tents. There were absolutely amazing. It could have been even better if they make those walking stone path all the way to tents. Which should make less dirty. When its wet ground. Your shoes pick ups dirt and take into tent. There was toilet and shower faculties and cleaned very well. It would be great if there is hot water in the sink taps. It would good use if you can take your own electric cooking kit as there isn't any shop around glamping site. We went to get takeaways few times from Bude. Which is 20 mins drive. Would love to visit again in future. Highly recommended.
★★★★★

Superb Camp Site

My family and I have had numerous camping trips to Cornwall, all of which have been incredibly enjoyable, but Wylde Valley is without doubt the best camp site we've ever stayed at. The large electric plot we had was just that, large, more space than we could believe. The site facilities were also superb and the showers were without doubt the best we'd experienced on a camp site! I would have no reservation in recommending Wylde Valley Camping!
Aug 31, 2021 by Ian Page Verified Review
★★★★★

Best campung showers ever

Just got back from Wylde Valley Camping. We had a wonderful stay. Really loved the option of booking a fire pit for the evenings. The showers are the best I’ve ever used while camping- proper rain showers which are lovely and hot. From our tent we could hear the live music, which was nice as you can still experience the atmosphere while at your tent. It was all nice and quiet by 9 though. Thank you for a lovely stay!
Aug 30, 2021 by Emma Bryce Verified Review
★★★★★

A memorable stay!

Spent 3 nights glamping in the gorgeous Bell Tents with friends (4 families). Bed was comfortable. We enjoyed the tents and site very much. Lots of space inside and on the green between the tents. Lots to do in the area. 3 nights not enough! Staff (Rachel) was knowledgeable with the area and nothing ever felt was too much. Such a gem! Facilities were clean and were tended to regularly. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect stay :)
★★★★★

Wow! What a fabulous campsite!

We've just got back from a fantastic week in Cornwall based at the Wylde Valley Campsite in a lovely 5m bell tent. The solid bedframes, memory foam mattresses and plush bedding made it very comfy, with fresh towels also provided during the week. With great showers, a fire pit, live music and takeaway pizza the whole experience was brilliant. And with lovely beaches and loads to do so nearby you couldn't ask for any more! We even got sunshine! Thank you!
Aug 28, 2021 by Sam Bicheno Verified Review
★★★★★

We’d love to live here! 😃

Lucky enough to get a last minute bell tent at beautiful Wylde Valley Campsite. Loads of green space to play and a good amount of room between tents. The tent is furnished really well and includes bedding and towels and blankets as well as an internal solar light-you don’t need the usual torches as the whole site is well lit at night. We enjoyed using the fire pit for s’mores-we stayed 3 nights and didn’t need more firewood they are generous! Enjoyed the live music and pizza on Wednesday so much it was the highlight of our stay. We would have given 5 stars but the one downside is the shower block as other people have mentioned. It’s beautifully done but the drains just aren’t adequate and you end up wading at busy times. That aside still a wonderful place to be-good luck to you guys! We will be back!
Aug 27, 2021 by Dizzybird Verified Review
★★★★☆

Excellent rural campsite with festival vibe.

We are regular visitors to the north Cornish coast for the surf. Our regular campsite was over subscribed this year so we opted for this new venture. We were not disappointed. The pitches are huge - we had a large electric with 16amp hook-up. Plenty of room for our VW camper, 5metre awning and still room to play. It had a great family atmosphere. Everyone was respectful of quiet times and I enjoyed the no pets policy. Sorry dog lovers, but not everyone is a responsible owner! The shower blocks were impressive, no timers on the showers and a rain head too. Not sure this set up will last, this must have resulted in excessive water usage and I’m sorry to say the drains struggled at times. But overall the facilities were spot on and given the time the site had been open have confidence the initial teething problems will be resolved. The evening entertainment was good (Joanna Cooke and Mitzi Irish). We enjoyed the freshly baked Bocca Pizza and the bar as well as our walk home across the fields guided by fairy lights. Would recommend a wet suit wash as an addition - given proximity to the beach. Perhaps a second food vendor in the evening to give patrons a choice of menu. Would certainly look at booking again in the future.
Aug 24, 2021 by Katie Verified Review
★★★★★

Great campsite, plenty of space and brill facilities

Easy to find and good location for North Cornwall coast. Plenty of pubs and restaurants in the area. Pitches are large - some flat some slightly sloped. Shower and toilet facilities are excellent, especially the showers. I’ve stayed in hotels with worse!!! Fire pits come with 2 days of logs and include a little pack with match’s and lighter bundles which was a great touch. Huge playing field for kids, definitely family friendly. One night the festival area was opened with a singer, pizza oven and bar. It was like a mini free festival and was the highlight of our trip. Beautiful views of the rolling hills make this a lovely tranquil spot and would defined recommend.
★★★★★

Beautiful & Peaceful

This was a perfect family campsite. Not too big and facilities we excellent. Brand new shower and toilet block regularly cleaned with hot running water. They also had washing machine and freezer to use. Staff were so friendly and we had the chance to going to see some live music on the campsite with a bar and pizza bar. Overall just perfect. Great location to travel around Cornwall we loved Port Isaac. Definitely will visit again x Amber
Aug 21, 2021 by Amber Ivison Verified Review
★★★★☆

Many good points but some teething challenges

We enjoyed staying here and the pitches are generous. The new shower/toilet block is well-designed and close to nearly all pitches. The campsite is close to beaches, Bude and attractions like Boscastle and Tintagel. Overall, the site is scenic and convenient with live music in a nearby field twice a week. We sampled Joanna Cooke (https://joannacooke.co.uk/). A few niggles. There was no hot water in the basins (whenever I used them, anyway) and no plugs. The showers were excellent with no timers and were hot if you got there early in the morning. The mop-after-yourself-system was good in theory but the design of the shower trays (no containing lip) and limited stretch of the shower curtains meant you could not help but flood the cubicle. There was no squeezing-dry function in the bucket so the shower cubicle floors were constantly wet. The toilet paper was so flimsy in the toilets that it was difficult to feed from the containers and torn pieces were scattered everywhere. I took my own in the end. I thought the welcome cabin would be manned from 14:00-18:00 as advertised but I found it difficult to catch anyone there so customer service was at a premium.
Aug 20, 2021 by Jeremy Dent Verified Review
★★★★★

Great time!

I recently visited with a few friends and we had a great time! The showers were lovely, and the shower toilet block was cleaned regularly. We got a fire pit as an extra which produced enough heat. The campsite was so quiet and although near the a30, you could not hear a single car. There was even live music put on which was a great extra. I have camped at many campsites and would recomend Wylde Valley.
★★★★★

Good Stay

Considering they just opened we anticipated a few problems. Loved the new toilet/shower block but it did have a few plumbing issues. My wife did say loo paper in the ladies runs out too quickly! Site was clean, amenities good, especially the hot showers. Would have loved a electric hook up sadly all booked up. Incredibly windy when we were there but that is Cornwall I guess! Hopefully, next time they will have a small convenience store just for essentials would be great despite this we really enjoyed the vibe, feel and location. Glad they’ve washing up sinks, washing machine, freezers and excellent hand dryers! The staff were all very friendly and helpful and quick to sort any problems. Would recommend this camp site if you’re looking for somewhere chilled out, weather permitting of course !!!
Aug 13, 2021 by Sam
★★★★★

A week away from reality

We booked a week camping and it was great! The staff really friendly and the site was great!! Could do with a few play bits for kids and signs in the bathrooms for people to understand basic camping etiquette! Showers were great but more drainage needed as flooded regularly but nothing was too much trouble! Had an amazing time abs would like to go back 🥰
Aug 12, 2021 by Tash
★★★★☆

Promising set up

Just returned from a great week’s camping at Wylde Valley. Sam was fantastic and kept us in the loop about what was going on. It was the first week open and there were a few teething problems but they were dealt with well and we would definitely go back in the future. The location was great and facilities were good and will no doubt be great when they are all completed. Really nice to vibe to the site and definitely somewhere we will return to. 🏕🏖🏄🏼‍♂️👍🏼
★★★★☆

Great festival vibe

As a new site we expected a few teething problems. Shiny new toilet/shower block but it did have a few plumbing issues and flooded regularly. We also had one night without hot water. My partners complaint was that loo paper in the ladies runs out too quickly! Would be good if cars were stopped from driving through the site late into the night and waking up kids. Hopefully these little issues will be ironed out by the end of this season because despite this we really enjoyed the vibe, feel and location. Although it feels more wild than pampered it does have washing up sinks, washing machine, freezers and excellent hand dryers! The staff were all very friendly and helpful and quick to sort any problems. I’d recommend this camp site if you’re looking for somewhere chilled!
Aug 8, 2021 by Lorenzo Verified Review
★★★★☆

Lovely place to relax

Beautiful spot with far reaching views. Plenty of space to relax and enjoy the scenery. Fairy lights and fire pits with logs to hire are a great idea that adds to the atmosphere. Friendly staff couldn't have been more helpful. Also a really well thought out online welcome guide was really useful with plenty of ideas for places to visit, including beaches that are more local known. Facilities are great, rain head showers are impressive. Would go back again.
Aug 6, 2021 by Karen King Verified Review

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  • Coronavirus Booking Guarantee
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  • Trusted for over 10 years
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