Summit Camping

UK England South West England Cornwall Launceston

  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
Cornish camping at the foot of Kit Hill in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Sometimes you just need to up sticks and swiftly escape for the weekend. Summit Camping, a scenic pop-up site in Cornwall, provides epic views on a small budget, with its positioning near Kit Hill and other picturesque Cornish locations making this a great spot for friends and family alike. Bring your tent or campervan and pitch up within eight acres of land that neighbours over 400 acres of country park, with this wild camping experience ideal for the unfussy camper bringing their excitable kids and furry friends in tow.

Summit Camping is a laid-back affair. Its nearly-wild camping provides basic amenities such as portaloos, gas-powered showers with free biodegradable products to clean yourself with, along with a freshwater tap. Complementing the pop-up site is a pop-up stall from host Tracy, providing the likes of free-range eggs, potatoes, jam, and honey depending on their availability.

However, Summit Camping is really for those who want to soak in their surroundings rather than staying on-site, as you'd expect from a campsite nestled in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The camping field is located just below the track that leads to Kit Hill, which provides panoramic views of the sprawling countryside, stretching out into the winding moorland of Dartmoor and the heather-covered Bodwin Moor, both of which are also only a short drive away from the site. The more adventurous among you can take a dip in the lake of Kit Hill's quarry, while those looking to stretch their legs can climb to its 334-metre peak, signified by the iconic Kit Hill chimney that's visible from Devon.

But it's not just long walks and countryside here.


Welcome to Cornwall! Summit Camping has outstanding views which we love to share. We are passionate about the Tamar Valley which is stunning, we are in an AONB ( Area of outstanding Natural Beauty)  our field is located just below the track up to Kit Hill which gives you access to 400 acres of Country Park to explore, a Quarry with small lake to swim in. We are near to the Devon/Cornwall border to there's so much to see & do. Dartmoor 30 mins & Bodmin Moor 15 mins drive, you can see them both from the field along with Caradon downs, The River Tamar & out to Plymouth Sound & the Sea.  Seaton, Looe &  Bude Beaches all within 40 mins plus Coastline along both the North & South Coasts all the way to Lands end. We are experienced at B&B & Holiday letting so whatever you are looking for we will know which direction to point you in.  There is literally something for everyone here from Neolithic & Standing Stones, to riding, cycling, walking ,Adventure Parks, Beach's, Moors, Pubs & Restaurants, sightseeing, fishing Villages, NT, Gardens, shopping, Water sports, country Pubs or just lying on the grass at Summit soaking up the view then sitting by the Campfire on a crystal clear Night. 

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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
  • Due to low deposit and late balance payment, no refunds are offered

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Details

Facilities

There are over eight acres of land for tents, spacious enough to bring awnings and gazebos for no extra charge, along with two pitches for campervans. This is a nearly-wild pop-up camping site, meaning that there are amenities though they're kept basic. There are portaloos on-site along with hand-wash basins, with a fresh water tap for drinking water also available. A gas-powered shower is available for free in the on-site shower shed, with biodegradable hair and body wash included. There's a communal fire pit area with free wood provided, though no individual fires are allowed. However, barbecues are permitted, as long as they are kept above the ground.

Suitable For

Tents, campervans, children, dogs (max of two per pitch), groups of up to six - yes. Caravans - no.

Nearby

Kit Hill, only a short walk up a track for the site, provides over 400 acres of Country Park to explore, with guests encouraged to scale its peak until they reach the ‘Kit Hill chimney’ from where they have a panoramic view of their Cornish surroundings. From here they can view both Dartmoor (01626 832093), a 25-minute drive away, and Bodwin Moor, a 30-minute drive away. The former boasts castle ruins for history buffs and herds of grazing ponies for animal lovers, while the latter is heather-covered granite moorland that stretches for nearly 210 square kilometres, both being ideal for the hikers among you. For the kids, St Ann’s Chapel has the Tamar Valley Donkey Park (01822 834072) with a big indoor children’s play area to keep them occupied, while the adults can tuck into the fresh produce in the Tavistock Pannier Market (01822 611003), 25 minutes away by car and open six days a week as one of the longest-running markets in the UK. For even more breathtaking views, hop on the Tamar Valley Line from the Gunnislake Train Station, which follows the River Tamar through some truly picturesque locales.

Food & Drink

For something very local, venture a couple of fields away and you’ll find Louis Tea Rooms, a family-run and relaxed place to get your breakfast or lunch along with a tea or coffee. If you want something a little stronger, The Swingletree (01579 382395) pub is a stone’s throw away, serving food all day from Monday to Sunday with a large beer garden and children’s play area. The Royal Inn (01822 870214) in Horsebridge, a 10-minute drive away, is a 15-century pub situated on the Tamar Trail, said to have been visited by Charles I during the civil war. Now it serves daily specials including venison, pheasant, and fresh fish from St. Ives. The Rifle Volunteer (01822 851551) is less than five miles away at St Ann’s Chapel, and is also located in the Tamar Valley with views over the river of the same name, providing a friendly stop for you and your well-behaved furry friends, who will be provided with water and blankets upon request. Venture slightly further out and go to the Wheal Tor hotel (01579 363401) in a 25-minute drive, where you can enjoy a drink on the pergola and decking overlooking the moors.

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The Owner Says

Welcome to Cornwall! Summit Camping has outstanding views which we love to share. We are passionate about the Tamar Valley, which is stunning and we are in an AONB (Area of outstanding Natural Beauty). Our field is located just below the track up to Kit Hill which gives you access to 400 acres of Country Park to explore, and a quarry with small lake to swim in. We are near to the Devon / Cornwall border, so there is so much to see and do. Dartmoor is 30 minutes away, and Bodmin Moor just a 15 minute drive. You can see them both from the field along with Caradon downs, The River Tamar and out to Plymouth Sound and the Sea. Seaton, Looe and Bude Beaches are all within 40 minutes, plus Coastline along both the North and South Coasts all the way to Lands End. We are experienced at B&B and Holiday Letting, so whatever you are looking for we will know which direction to point you in.  There is literally something for everyone here from Neolithic and Standing Stones, to riding, cycling, walking, adventure parks, beaches, moors, pubs and restaurants, sightseeing, fishing villages, National Trust Gardens, shopping, watersports, country pubs or just lying on the grass at Summit soaking up the view then sitting by the campfire on a crystal clear night.

Pitches

Off-grid camping pitches within eight acres along with two campervan pitches.

Grass Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 30 Available
Grass pitch on 8 acre field

Grass Pitch for Campervan or Motorhome

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 3 Available
Grass pitch on 8 acre field

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Location

Contact Summit Camping, Trecarra Launceston Road Kelly Bray Callington Cornwall PL17 8DU

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Getting There

Enter dragonfly.flips.sunblock. on the what3words app to be directed to the farm gate — sat navs are unreliable in this area. Buses run through St Ann's Chapel and Callington. There's also a train station at Gunnislake.

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Why book with Cool Camping?

  • Coronavirus Booking Guarantee
  • Best Price Guarantee, with no fees
  • Instant booking confirmation
  • Trusted for over 10 years
  • A chance to win prizes in our regular competitions

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