Wylde Valley Camping

UK England South West England Cornwall Bude

  • Contactless check in
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Campfires allowed
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
A popular festival space that's now a bona fide campsite, with modern, pop-up facilities and a top North Cornwall location

It's perhaps ironic, given the name, that Wylde Valley Camping is most focused on imbuing its visitors with a sense of calmness and serenity. In a campsite large enough to accommodate the award-winning Leopallooza festival, Wylde Valley otherwise prioritises quiet breaks among a respectful community of campers. If you want a little peace, go Wylde.

Few campsites can claim the versatility of Wylde Valley. While many flaunt their proximity to the coast, their glamping options, their welcoming attitude to campfires or their host of yearly events, it’s rare that a site manages to tick all of the boxes in one go. What other site has Paloma Faith or Paul Weller playing to heaving crowds one weekend, then families of ramblers descending on it for long walks around the moors the next?

Five miles from Cornwall's northern coast, the site boasts 14 acres of camping pitches surrounded by rolling, sheep-grazed hills and bushy hedgerows. It's a relatively hidden spot, set just back from a country lane that's only real traffic seems to be tractors or guests arriving at the campsite. The meadows themselves have drinking water taps, proper flushing loos, hot showers and well-maintained stone tracks that have been newly added as the place becomes a bona fide campsite, rather than just a festival-type space. And, for those who are averse to setting up their own tent, Wylde Valley’s luxury boutique bell tents await, letting you wake up on memory foam mattresses, before ambling out onto your wooden patio for a morning coffee.

But while Wylde Valley may have its more luxurious offerings for those looking to be pampered campers, it also prides itself on being an unfussy campsite for those simply looking to explore the great outdoors. Campfires are allowed, families make up the majority of campers and there's oodles and oodles of space. The adjacent lane is part of the national cycle network (route 304), which you can follow all the way north to Bude if you've brought your bikes, and beaches such as Crackington Haven and Widemouth Bay are less than 15 minutes' drive. Indeed, most of North Cornwall and Devon’s biggest attractions reside within a 20-mile radius, making it easy to understand why opening the campsite for Leopallooza festival every year was never going to be long enough. Opening for the whole of the summer? Now that's a much better idea.



On site we host 14 acres of camping pitches and a boutique bell tent village - some pitches come with electric hook ups, and across the site we have drinking water taps, waste disposal and brand new flushing toilets, showers and washing facilities, including wheelchair accessible washroom facilities and baby changing.  We also have rustic fire pits and firewood available to hire (or included for free with bell tent bookings).

We have two sizes of pitches available to book - our standard pitches are a minimum of 80 square metres, and large pitches are 150 square metres. The size of pitch you will need depends on the size of your main unit of accommodation. All pitches are on grass, and pitch fees include 2 x people, 1 x vehicle, your main unit of accommodation, and EITHER 1 x small tent, OR 1 x gazebo OR 1 x awning per pitch. You can add more guests (up to 6 people per pitch) and extras when you book, children under 5 years old stay for free.

We also have a limited number of pitches with electric hook ups. A standard pitch with a hook up includes 10 Amp electric hook up, and a large pitch with a hook up includes a 16 Amp electric hook up. If you would like electricity at your pitch during your stay, please ensure that you have booked a pitch with a hook up, as this cannot be changed later.

You can add more guests (all bookings include 2 people, limit is up to 6 people per pitch) and space for more vehicles/tents/gazebos when you book.

Suitable For

Our gates are open between 30 July 2021 - 13 September 2021

Arrival and departure days are on Mondays and Fridays, with a minimum stay of 3 nights. Reception opening times are between 10am and 6pm when the site is open.

All types of camping accommodation are welcome at our site - the size of pitch and extras you will need depends on the size of your set up. Our bell tents are open to anyone, with different bed configurations available when you book.

Site Rules

Up to 6 people per pitch (exceptions may be made for families with lots of children)
No pets (including dogs)

Quiet hours between 10pm and 9am.

Last check in time is 6pm. All vehicle movement on the campsite is prohibited after 9pm, you will need to park your car in our separate (but still close!) car park after this time.

No large groups of adults or stag/hen weekend parties - we are a quiet campsite.

Leave No Trace - We pride ourselves on being as eco-oriented as possible, and ask that our guests recycle, and leave no litter behind. Please dispose of glass safely.


Wylde Valley Camping is located within a 30 km radius of most of North Cornwall and Devon’s biggest attractions, from some of the country’s most beautiful beaches, to historic castles, towns and sites, to theme parks and botanical gardens.


We all love a good ramble, so we’ve put our favourite walks on the map, documenting some of our favourites on our social media pages and in the Discover Cornwall section on our website. Luckily for us, we are surrounded by networks of National Trust and public council footpaths, with some of the most well maintained and beautiful routes in the country, right on our doorstep.


Within a 10-20 minute drive, you have access to beaches such as Bossiney, Crackington Haven, Widemouth Bay, Trebarwith Strand and Sandymouth (for more locals' favourite beaches, check out our Discover Cornwall section on our website).


Also close by are both Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor - whose ancient settlements, moody views and hills shrouded in mystery have inspired poets, storytellers and artists for centuries

Days out & Indoor Activities

Reuben Ash Surf School (07549 527500) is a fantastic surf schools we work with based in Widemouth. Let’s face it, the sun’s not always shining, even here in Cornwall. Thankfully, there's lots to do for indoor adventurers big and small, with attractions such as The Eden Project, iBounce Cornwall, Bodmin Jail, The Jamaica Inn and Camel Creek Adventure Park, plus many more indoor activity centres, swimming pools and cinemas ready for a rainy trip.

Historic Sites

Magic and mystery enswathe the legends of North Cornwall, with tales of lost swords and ferocious battles, smuggling and haunted inns centred around every settlement, point, and pool in our rural landscape. Make a day trip to historic towns such as Tintagel, Boscastle, Padstow or Clovelly. Or make use of a rainy day and have a go on some of the oldest fairground rides in the country at Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre, or learn about magic at the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic! Whatever sparks your curiosity, working a little history into your trip could make your experience all the richer.

Food & Drink

Food & Drink

For off-site eating and drinking, the Jamaica Inn (01566 86250) – as made famous by Daphne du Maurier’s novel of the same name – is a 30-minute drive away. Various other highly rated pubs, such as the 16th-century Napoleon Inn (01840 250204) in Boscastle, which has live music on Friday nights (and is said to be haunted by ghosts), Elements (01288 352386)  or Potters (01288 358466) in Bude are fantastic options for pub nights. The Bank and the North Coast wine bar are in the same area. For Boscastle, the Cobweb Inn is also a local favourite, and hosts a group that sings sea shanties on Sundays. There is also the Port William at Trebarwith, which has a great outdoor area with a spectacular view over the bay.  Sainsbury’s, Lidl, Tesco, and Co-op supermarkets are a 20–30 minute drive.


Late July–mid September.

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The Owner Says

Welcome to Wylde Valley Camping! We are a new low-frills campsite for lovers of trees, countryside, starry skies, peaceful surroundings, wildlife and nature.

For the past 15 years, we have run large scale events, showcasing artists including Paloma Faith, Paul Weller, Rag’n’Bone Man, Fatboy Slim, and Chase and Status, to name a few - and an annual 3 day music festival called Leopallooza! So we have plenty of experience catering for thousands of campers a year.

This year we are expanding and upgrading our camping areas to include stone tracks, a license plate recognition, brand new flushing toilets, hot showers, wash basins and baby changing facilities. We are also organising our camping areas into spacious designated pitches, and are taking our bell tents to the next level, building each its own wooden deck, and furnishing to a higher standard than ever seen before at our events.

Nestled in the hills, overlooking an area of outstanding natural beauty - Wylde Valley sees spectacular sunsets, starry skies, and is an easy distance from Cornwall’s most beautiful beaches. We are also a stone’s throw away from the moors, and several National Trust Heritage sites, as well as historic towns and villages.

Social Distancing Measures

We understand that Covid-19 has made booking holidays seem like a gamble, which is why we want to ensure you feel comfortable and safe when you visit Wylde Valley.

Campers will be contacted prior to their stay with information on all current Covid-19 precautions in place. We are closely monitoring guidance and will adjust our policies as needed.

All showers and toilets will be cleaned regularly, with hand-washing and sanitising stations installed across the site.

If you or any of your party tests positive for Covid-19, please contact us and we will happily rearrange your stay. If we cannot rearrange your stay we may offer a refund.

If guidelines are in place restricting travel by the date of your stay we will try to rearrange your holiday for another date, or may offer a refund.

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116 pitches, including 13 standard pitches with electrical hookup, eight large pitches, and four large pitches with electric hookup. A separate Bell Tent Village with 18 bell tents (sleeping up to four adults and two children each).

1 - Standard Pitch with 10Amp Electric Hookup

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 27 Available
Our standard pitches are at least 80 square metres (approx 8m x 10m). Plenty of open space for small-medium sized camping set ups, sleeps up to 6 guests. Includes use of a 10Amp electric supply.

16 - Large Pitch (non-electric)

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 49 Available
Our large pitches are at least 150 square metres (approx 10m x 15m) - large enough for larger set-ups, and the largest sizes of campervans, caravans and family sized tents.

20 - Standard Pitch (non-electric)

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 8 Available
Our standard pitches are at least 80 square metres (approx 8m x 10m), each has a lovely amount of open space for small-medium sized camping set ups. Sleeps up to 6 guests per pitch.

85 - Large Pitch with 16Amp Electric Hookup

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 7 Available
Our large pitches are at least 150 square metres (approx 10m x 15m) - large enough for larger set-ups, and the largest sizes of campervans, caravans and family sized tents. Includes use of 16Amp electric supply.

1 Fleetwood - 6 metre Bell Tent

Bell tent Sleeps 6 3 Available
Our 6 metre bell tents provide the most space for your stay, and are ideal for groups of up to 6 guests. Bed layout will be 1 x kingsize bed and 4 x single beds. Travel cot available on request.

2 Floyd - 5 metre Bell Tent

Bell tent Sleeps 4 3 Available
5 metre bell tents are perfect if you need a little more headroom and floor space, or if you are a group of up to 4 guests. Bed layout will be 1 x kingsize bed and 2 x single beds. Travel cot available on request.

6 Bowie - 4 metre Bell Tent

Bell tent Sleeps 3 3 Available
Our 4 metre bell tents are best for up to two guests - they are the cosiest of our bell tent options! Bed layout will be 1 x kingsize bed. Travel cot available on request.

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Contact Wylde Valley Camping, The Wyldes, Lower Exe Farm, Week St Mary, Cornwall EX226UX

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Getting There

From Exeter / M5 / A30

From Exeter, follow signs to A30 (signs may also say Alphington/Okehampton/Torrington). Join A30 (South/West bound) and continue for around 40 miles. After you've passed Launceston, take the slip road onto A395 (signs may also say Wadebridge/Camelford/A39), follow the roundabouts toward the A395 (3rd exit on the first, then 1st exit on the second). Follow signs towards Canworthy Water (this will be a right turn, about 3.5 miles along the A395). Follow the road for about 5 miles, then when you reach the junction facing Canworthy Water Methodist Church, turn right (signposted Wainhouse Corner/Week St Mary). Continue over the bridge, then turn left immediately after the bridge. Drive for about 1 mile, then turn right at Broad Langdon (signposted Week St Mary). Follow this road for about 1 mile, and you will see our signs on the left.

From Bude  / A39

From Bude, follow the A39 for about 8 miles. Turn left at Wainhouse Corner (you will see a used cars dealer, petrol station and Premiere corner shop next to a cross junction, with Crackington Haven signposted right, and Canworthy Water left). Continue along this road for about 2 miles, then turn left at Broad Langdon (signposted Week St Mary). Follow this road for about 1 mile, and you will see our signs on the left.

While public transport isn’t perfect in our neck of the woods, it is possible to get pretty close. The nearest train lines are Exeter St. Davids and Bodmin Parkway, both of which offer bus links to Bude. We can recommend several local private taxi companies should you need them during your stay. If you are getting a bus or coach to Cornwall from where you live, book one that goes to Bude (our nearest ‘big’ town), then a Taxi from Bude to Wylde Valley Camping.


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