Grass pitch at least 10 sq metres in size

UK England South West England Devon Totnes Oakenham Bridge

  • Sleeps 6 (max 6 adults, 5 children)
  • Dogs Allowed
Grass pitch

The Owner Says

Facilities include mains Portaloo, mains water supply.

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About Oakenham Bridge

Suitable For

Tents, families, couples, groups, dogs – yes. Campervans, caravans, and motorhomes – no.


Other than discovering the immediate vicinity on foot, there's no better way to take in the wider area than to step aboard the Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company (01803 555872). There are plenty of options but the Round Robin, which takes in the towns of Totnes, Paignton, and Dartmouth by steam train, riverboat, and bus is by far the most popular. The itinerary, including the starting point, can be customised to suit the customer's preferences. Totnes is just over 15 minutes away by car and if you'd prefer to get the hiking boots on and take in some of the county at a slower pace, then the Totnes Torbay Trail (or 3Ts) is a must. Not only does it offer beautiful country vistas across the Devon hills but also includes 15th-century Berry Pomeroy Castle (01803 866618) and Manscombe Woods with its lakes and manicured gardens. For families with younger children, Pennywell Farm Activity Centre (01364 642023) featuring bottle feeding, ferret and pig racing, goat walking, pond dipping, and egg collecting among other things is only 15 minutes away and Dartmoor Zoo (01752 837645) is only 20 minutes away. The nearest beaches are Paignton Beach and Blackpool Sands, both about 30 minutes by car.

Food & Drink

The Avon Inn (01364 73475), the closest pub to Oakenham Bridge Camping, serves good local food and does a special pizza and paella night on Fridays. Just a mile further north on the same road is the Turtley Corn Mill (01364 646100) which also has local beer and food on the menu, the walls are adorned with old pictures of the local area and peacocks roam the grounds. Totnes is the place to go for a wide selection of dining options. Bianca E Massimo (01803 411700) is a highly-rated tiny organic, vegan, and gluten-free restaurant. Pie Street (01803 868674) is a cafe, bar, and restaurant that specialise in  — you guessed it — pies. Choose your filling from the menu, eat in or take away. Or you could try The Wild Fig Deli and Cafe (01803 864829) who serves homemade sandwiches, cakes, snacks, and good coffee.
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Rated ★★★★★ over 4 reviews



Myself, my partner and our dog stayed here for 2nights alongside the river Avon. We had an amazing, peaceful, chilled out weekend and also walked to the local pub Avon Inn. It was only a half hour walk, plenty of space in the gardens plus the food was very good. We will definitely be coming again. 🙂

Absolutely lovely

I almost don't want to leave a review because I wouldn't like to see the site spoiled by loads of visitors. But I feel thats not fair... a really great spot in the rolling fields, beautiful babbling, clear shallow river along the side, sunset over the hill and so quiet. Owls hooting in the night and birds of prey circling overhead, bats at dusk and little frogs in the grass. It really was great, if you love a more wild camping experience with peace and quiet and a simple experience then this site is great. I had the whole site to myself (and my dog) on the Tuesday morning which was lovely! The site owners stopped by a couple of times to check in and say hi, which was nice. From here we drove into Dartmoor NP a couple of times, had some beautiful walks on the Dart, visited some amazing tors and drove to Totnes and got the steam railway round robin through dartmouth and Kingswear which was just beautiful. Overall a really special experience exploring south Devon for 5 days and a great campsite. I hope it stays a well kept secret for campers like me! Thank you

what a great spot.

hills to walk, river to paddle in and the view of the night sky was absolutely spectacular. the ability to have a camp fire is always a bonus.
Aug 31, 2021 by dan clark Verified Review


On arrival we felt the workday worries fall off us. Oakenham bridge is serene, beautiful, quiet, rustic and to top it off has a lovely river to take a dip in, a great way to wake up ! The toilet, despite being housed in a portaloo, is a fully flushing ceramic toilet with a sink and as the field is by the water bring citronella candles for twilight. Also a great base to explore nearby surroundings either by car or if you're a runner too, some nice road routes. Cant wait to go back.
Aug 25, 2021 by Ben Goddard Verified Review

Response from Oakenham Bridge

Thanks Ben - glad you enjoyed your stay!


Oakenham Bridge is located at Diptford Totnes TQ9 7LX

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Getting There

The postcode for Oakenham Bridge Camping is TQ9 7LX. Leave the A38 at the Marley Head junction and take the South Brent exit from the roundabout. Head through South Brent and follow the signs to Avonwick. Go past The Avon Inn on the left, over the bridge, and take the right turn signposted Diptford. Continue for about one mile to Oakenham Bridge on the right-hand side. Go over the bridge to enter the field. The closest train station to Oakenham Bridge is Totnes. From there it's possible to catch the 91 bus from Stop C to The Avon Inn in Avonwick. It's a 30 minute walk to the campsite or a taxi can be ordered from the pub.