Simply Camping Grass Pitch (16 at Lamanva Camping)
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About Lamanva Camping
Campers, campervans, motorhomes, caravans, couples, families, well-behaved groups and dogs – yes. Stag and hen dos, noisy groups – no.
The site is on the shores of Argal Lake which has a circular two-mile trail around it if you fancy a walk with, perhaps a stop at the Wild Vibes Café along the way. The lake is also popular with anglers and you can find out about permits and day tickets from the South West Lakes Trust. One of the closest beaches is Maenporth, a ten-minute drive (about four miles) from site, half that distance if you walk cross-country. It's ideal for families as it has soft sands and shallow water in a beautiful bay that's sheltered from the wind by coastal headlands. There are kayaks and paddleboard for hire from Arvor Sea Kayaking (07990 515263). You are advised to arrive early for parking, though. Or, if you’re feeling more adventurous, you can even hike directly from the campsite. The attractive, creative harbour town of Falmouth is just four miles away. The South West Coast Path offers great walking along the coast and a recommended route for keen walkers is the stretch west from Maenporth to Helford Passage. Trebah (01326 252200) and Glendurgan Gardens (01326 252020) are both about four miles away (almost next door to each other) and well worth a visit, the latter has an outdoor maze that's popular with kids.
Food & Drink
For a morning coffee or breakfast, stroll around the lake to The Wild Vibes Café (01326 702105). There's good food on offer by the water's edge at The Cove (01326 251136) in Maenporth or at The Ferryboat Inn (01326 250625), in Helford Passage, four miles away. Other recommended pubs within a short drive away from the site are The Red Lion (01326 250026) in Mawnan Smith and The Trelowarren Arms (01326 372264) in Budock. For local supplies, Argal Farm Shop (01326 372737) is just half a mile down the road and there's an Asda supermarket a ten-minute drive from the site. The towns of Penryn (three miles away) and Falmouth (four miles) have plenty of places to eat and drink and stock up on supplies too.
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Response from Lamanva Camping
Lamanva Camping is located at Lamanva Farm, Penryn, Cornwall TR10 9BJ
Travelling west along the A30, at the very first roundabout you encounter — Carland Cross — follow the A39 to Truro. Just before you enter Truro, near Waitrose, join the A390, signposted to Falmouth. Once past Truro, join the A39, and continue following signs to Falmouth. Stay on the A39 until, eventually, you get to a double roundabout next to Falmouth University. Follow the sign to Mabe Burnthouse. Continue through and out of the village, eventually snaking downhill and past the entrance on your right to Argal Reservoir. Then, at the crossroad, turn right. Follow for less than a mile into Lamanva Village. You'll see the campsite on the right.
The rural location means that a car is recommended, especially if you are bringing tents, pets and kids. But, if you travel light, then cycling is a great way to arrive on site; just be mindful of the notorious Cornish hills. A bus route does pass by the campsite – 35 and 35A. This route operates infrequently between Falmouth and Helston. Falmouth has a train station, on a branch line; change to the main line at Truro.