Ruby Country Camping The Greener Camping Club

UK England South West England Devon Okehampton

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Contactless check in
  • Extra toilets/showers
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • "We're Good To Go" accredited
  • Hand sanitising stations
  • One-way flow
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Good walks nearby
  • Walking
A cycle-friendly, back-to-basics campsite, perfect for exploring North Devon and Cornwall

There’s a temptation to put on an American accent when you say you’re off to Ruby Country Camping. The name has a ring of the wild, wild west about it. And while it’s actually located in the wild west of Devon, there are a few things here that wouldn’t look out of place on the set of a cowboy film. There’s the long grass, the vast fields of cattle, the canvas bell tents and the rustic compost loos. The difference is that the grass in the camping field is a very English green and the cattle in the surrounding ones are a Devon-specific ruby red.

It is, of course, the cattle that gives both the area and this campsite its name. This is farming country and the evidence is everywhere. The five-acre camping field is one of the few that isn’t filled with cows, sheep or crops. Instead, it’s sparsely populated with campers. There are just seven camping pitches and three pre-pitched tents; one an empty bell tent and two for what owners, Marc and Dinah, call 'cosy camping'. They’re avoiding the G-word, as there’s no real glamour here, just good old-fashioned camping with natural surroundings, campfires and simple facilities. The fact they’ve pitched the tents and made the beds for you is glampy enough for us but if you need a hot tub and hair straighteners, you’ll need to look elsewhere.

This west Devon hinterland feels far from the tourist trail but it is, in fact, incredibly well-connected. Cyclists on the 99-mile Devon Coast-to-Coast cycle trail pass on one side and the road to Bude passes on the other. That road is worth a mention here. It’s separated from the site by a thick and leafy hedgerow, but you will hear the sound of cars and tractors passing by. The upside, of course, is a direct link to the coast and an easy way to get out and explore. Dartmoor’s walking and wild swimming spots are 20 minutes’ drive with seaside Bude 20 miles away. In fact, from here, all of North Devon and North Cornwall is easy to explore. Closer by, there’s Hatherleigh; the definition of a rural Devon market town. Walk or cycle the back route there for a pint at the Tally Ho pub or a cream-first scone at one of its cafes. On reflection, perhaps a strong Devonshire accent is more appropriate after all.

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There are two flushing toilets, two compost loos and two hot showers. You can order a locally sourced breakfast basket on site. Campfires are allowed and there are grills for campfires and BBQs to hire.

Suitable For

Glampers, campers, dogs, campervans – yes. Caravans, motorhomes – no.


The Devon Coast-to-Coast, mostly traffic-free, cycle route linking Plymouth and Barnstaple passes right by site and provides a handy route for cyclists on local rides as well as longer ones. Dartmoor National Park with all its outdoor adventure is 10 miles away; ask Marc and Dinah for their favourite wild swimming spots. It's 20 miles to the nearest beach and seaside town at Bude on the Devon-Cornwall border. Surfing, swimming and exploring opportunities abound.

Food & Drink

Once you're on site you can order a Breakfast Hamper from Marc and Dinah with local ingredients for a cooked breakfast. If you fancy  a trip to the pub, head two miles down the road to Hatherleigh, where you can choose between The George Hotel (01837 811755) which is more food orientated and the Tally Ho (01837 810306) which is a more traditional pub with its own brewery. In the next village, Sheepwash, is The Half Moon (01409 231376) which is a lovely country pub. There is a lovely cafe in Hatherleigh, One Market Street Café (01837 810582), which cooks delicious breakfasts and has marvellous cakes.  There's another cafe, Made-Well, 10 minutes' drive from site, where you can buy veg. It also has a small animal  farm, there are miniature Shetland ponies and pigs and chickens, and a lovely play area for smaller children. There's also a butcher at Brickyard Farm (01837 810204) two minutes' drive away for all your BBQ needs.



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The Owner Says

Ruby Country Camping is a natural eco campsite set in a 5 acre meadow, with trees and a brook along its southern boundary. We are situated just outside the market town of Hatherleigh in West Devon. In an area known as Ruby Country. (Named after the Devon Ruby Red cattle) There are only 7 individual pitches mown into the meadow all with camp fires, with plenty of space, and cars are parked at the edge of site. There is a choice of compost loos or flushing loos if you prefer, with hot showers. If you want something more comfortable,  then there is our Yurt or Lotus Belle, both are fully furnished with double beds, and a covered kitchen and eating area along with their own campfire and again plenty of space.
There are cycle routes and footpaths from our gate, or we are only 20 minutes drive from Dartmoor or 30 minutes drive from the beautiful North Cornish coast and the lovely beaches of Bude. Ruby Country Camping is ideally situated for exploring Devon and Cornwall. We also have fishing lakes and rivers close by, as well as riding stables and an archery centre.
NOTE - We are part of The  Greener Camping Club. The £10 annual membership fee, (payable on booking) goes towards environmental projects and planting a tree for every new member so you can offset some of your carbon footprint.
EXISTING MEMBERS - Please click on the discount code button at booking, and add you membership number to the notes section.

Social Distancing Measures

On arrival social distancing measures will be explained to all guests. We asks guest to wait out side the shower building until the shower is vacant. this can be easily seen from outside, so guests can keep there distance

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One yurt, two bell tents and seven grass pitches.

Lotus Belle Tent

Bell tent Sleeps 4
Beautiful 5m Lotus Bell tent, with its own covered camp kitchen and camp fire

Renta Bell

Bell tent Sleeps 5
5m Belle tent. Not furnished


Yurt or Ger Sleeps 5
18ft Yurt sleeps 2 adults 3 children with log burner and covered camp kitchen

Pitch your own

Grass pitch Sleeps 8 5 Available
All pitches are spacious and mowed into the meadow. Includes £10 Greener Camping Club fee

Tent or Campervan

Grass pitch Sleeps 5 2 Available
All pitches are spacious and mowed into the meadow. Includes £10 Greener Camping Club fee. Please let us know the details of your camper van before booking, as we don't have room for the larger motor homes

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Contact Ruby Country Camping, Pulworthy Cross, Beaworthy, Devon EX21 5LH

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Getting There

From Hatherleigh head towards Holworthy and Bude on the A3072. After two miles, turn right onto Church Road. You should be able to see the campsite from the road as you approach. The entrance will be on your right.

Okehampton is the closest railway station, about eight miles from the campsite. Unless you’re arriving with a bike, your best bet for the rest of the journey is to give Marc and Dinah a call and they will likely come and pick you up. The site is just off the Devon Coast-to-Coast cycle route.


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Rated ★★★★★ over 5 reviews


Just what we needed!

This is our second visit to RCC this summer. Despite a little road noise, the site is quiet, spacious and the facilities are spotlessly clean. The hosts are approachable and really helpful, they have worked hard (and continue to do so) to make this a unique experience. The open roofed shower is a must try! We enjoyed a walk into Hatherleigh along the disused railway line followed by a meal at The Globe, and a day trip to Widemouth Bay, but most of all we enjoyed the opportunity to relax and slow down. We will return for sure! Thank you Marc and Dinah : )
Jul 27, 2021 by Emma Taylor Verified Review


Marc and Dinah our hosts at Ruby Country Camping were amazing!! Great communication prior to our visit and the 'Breakfast Hamper' was a real lovely touch and fantastic quality. We really enjoyed talking with Marc & Dinah and lovely they shared their journey with us as we were very interested how they set up the campsite. We pitched up with our own camper van with an awning and it was a beautiful meadow to sit and relax. Facilities were spotlessly clean and the cycle trail close by, along with villages with a pubs. We wish Marc & Dinah continued success in this venture, we will return soon and bring our family.

A welcome escape

We enjoyed a peaceful three night stay at RCC. The toilets and showers were luxurious and immaculately clean and the owners were friendly and helpful. The site is great for star gazing and very spacious with a small broom at the bottom which the dog loved paddling in. Dozens of trees have recently been planted and the site is sensitive to nature. The road was audible but not disturbing. The off road walk to hatherleigh along a disused railway was very pleasant and we saw hardly a soul. Meeth quarry nature reserve was a 5 minute drive and equally peaceful and we enjoyed wandering around the trails spotting birds of prey, hundreds of frogs and spotting deer tracks. We’ll definitely return and look forward to seeing the trees mature - and maybe we’ll get to try some of the apples.

Everything you want from a campsite

We managed to have this pretty little site all to ourselves for a few days. The facilities were superb and our hosts are just lovely people who could not have been more helpful. The only downside was the road noise but for a few days stay, this was bearable. Would highly recommend a visit.

Lovely site

Beautiful meadow with spacious pitches. Hot showers, clean loo and wonderful hosts. Low impact camping. Perfect for campers that prefer things a bit more basic. Dark skies, birdsong, bees and a lovely view. The wildflowers were spectacular. The glamping yurt was lovely too. A little road noise but did not disturb us in the slightest. This place is highly recommended.
Jun 6, 2021 by Jo Musto Verified Review

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