Forest Edge

UK England South West England Devon Honiton

  • Dogs welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Groups welcome
  • Short walk to pub
  • Good walks nearby
  • Walking
A welcoming and wild-ish camping and glamping site on the edge of a forest in East Devon

Pitch where you like, park alongside, let the kids run free and enjoy the campfire. Forest Edge is an easy going, down-to-earth campsite where the simplest of pleasures make for a delightful place to camp. We’re talking plenty of space, clean facilities and super-friendly, approachable owners. There’s no razzle-dazzle here, just back-to-basics camping and glamping with campfires allowed in the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Forest Edge occupies 26 acres of grassland that’s surrounded by trees. It’s a peaceful place but, considering the quiet, remarkably well connected. There’s a pub within walking distance, the riverside town of Ottery St Mary is just over two miles away and the site sits between Honiton and Sidmouth, which are four and six miles from here. In short, it’s a great base from which to explore East Devon as well as a pleasant place to hang out.

On arrival, you’ll meet Andy and Sarah, the couple who own and run the place. They’ve camped all their lives and know that it doesn’t take much to keep most of us campers happy. They hand you a list of sensible campsite rules (like quiet time from 10.30pm) and a handy black sack for your rubbish, then let you roam free to find your pitch. Glampers, who have a choice of a furnished or unfurnished bell tents, are sent towards the five-acre glamping meadow, while motorhomes and caravans are directed one way and tents in the other. But there are no designated pitches and no lining up of canvas and cars. You are free to choose your own pitch and take as much space as you want. Facilities are of a temporary nature but kept immaculately clean. Fires are allowed in off-ground fire pits which have to be hired on site.

You can walk into the woods or to the Hare and Hounds pub, less than a mile down the road and it’s an easy drive to pretty Ottery St Mary where the over-sized church is well worth a look. If you’re in the area around midsummer don’t miss Pixie Day, a charming local festival that centres around it. Days at the seaside are easy with Sidmouth just six miles away and nearby attractions include the Donkey Sanctuary and Crealy Theme Park.



There are five portable toilets, open-air sinks and an events-style shower trailer with six showers and plenty of water points around the site. Bell tents are rented furnished or unfurnished. Furnished ones have a proper kingsized bed with bedding, rugs, fairylights and a barbecue outside. Campfires are allowed in off-ground fire pits, which you can hire from the campsite office/reception as part of a campfire pack ,including logs and kindling for £15.

Suitable For

Everyone! Campers, glampers, campervans, motorhomes, caravans, couples, families, groups, dogs (on leads)...


The campsite is just over two miles from Ottery St Mary's and about four miles from the market town of Honiton in the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It's also just six miles from seaside Sidmouth on Devon's south coast, part of the Jurassic Coast. There's lots of good walking and cycling in the area and attractions within 10 miles of site include Bearhouse Alpaca Trekking (01395 597693), The Donkey Sanctuary at Sidmouth (01395 578222) and Beer Quarry Caves (01297 680 282). Crealy Theme Park is just over 10 miles away.

Food & Drink

The Hare and Hounds (01404 41760) is just over half-a-mile along the road and serves food all day. For a more fancy meal out, made with homegrown and local produce, try The Pig at Coombe (01404 540 400) or head for the cosy Blue Ball Inn (01395 514062) in Sidford, five miles from site. For local produce to use in campsite feasts or picnics, head for the award-winning Coldharbour Farm Shop (01404 814220), which also has a cafe, a couple of miles down the road in Ottery St Mary. Ottery St Mary also has a supermarket, and there's a full range of options in Honiton.

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The Owner Says

Here at Forest Edge we pride ourselves on being able to provide a straight forward hassle free camping safe haven for all the family. Our site is set in a 30 acre grassland with plenty to see and do in the local area.  We operate a camping facility with social evenings just a stones throw away from some of Devon’s greatest attractions…

As we enter our second year of being campsite owners following on from the great response we had from summer 2021 we’ve decided to add a few more utilities to the site including fresh running water and fully functional showers just like the ones you have at home. Making your experience a little less wild and meaning you can all be a little more comfortable. We look forward to seeing all your faces both new and old this coming April Love, Andy, Sarah, Benson & Ruby


75 grass pitches and 14 bell tents.

Tent Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 25 Available
Pitches sleep a maximum of 6

Bell Tent

Bell tent Sleeps 4 4 Available
Unfurnished bell tent

Fully Furnished Bell Tent

Bell tent Sleeps 2 10 Available
Fully Furnished Bell Tent - Sleeps 2

Caravan/ Motorhome Pitch

Grass Pitch Sleeps 6 25 Available
Our Caravan & Motorhome pitches give you the freedom to just pull in pitch up and relax whilst still having access to our on-site utilities.

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Contact Forest Edge, Forest Edge, Chineway Road, Sidbury, Devon EX10 0QQ

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Getting There

From the A30 just west of Honiton, take the exit signposted for A375 towards Sidmouth. Continue following signs to join the A375 and then stay on it for about three miles then turn right on to Seaton Road. Forest Edge is on the left after about a mile.

The nearest train station is at Honiton about four miles away from where the number nine bus links to a bus stop outside the Hare and Hounds pub, just over half a mile from site. Buses also go to Sidmouth from here.


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