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 the 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 wild camping provides basic amenities such as portaloos, gas-powered showers with free biodegradable products to clean yourself with, and 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, it's 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 may want to take a dip in the small lake in Kit Hill’s Quarry, while those who want to stretch their legs should venture up to the 334 metres until they reach its peak, signified by the iconic ‘Kit Hill Chimney’ that can be seen from Devon.

However, Summit Camping isn’t just for those looking to increase their steps on their pedometer. Nearby towns and villages provide delightful days out among the local communities, with the ancient stannary town of Tavistock and the village of Gunnislake boasting a whole host of things to do. Take the kids to visit the donkey sanctuary near St Ann’s Chapel, enjoy the picturesque Tamar Valley Line -- listed as one of the Great Scenic Railways -- from Gunnislake station, and treat you and your loved ones to a trip around Cornwall that’s light on budget but heavy on memories.



We are a Pop Up Site (slightly wild) offering grass pitches on one of our fields. We have portaloos, wash hand basins, recycling areas, fresh water tap, gas shower (free) in the Shower Shed  (including hair and body wash which is biodegradable.) I could be around with Free Range Eggs, Honey, Jam etc for sale as I also have an Honesty Stall at Kelly Bray.
There is also a communal Fire Pit area with free wood. No other fires are allowed, and above ground BBQs only are permitted. The field is gently sloping and 8+ acres so there's loads of room, so feel free to bring awnings and gazebos for free.
Pet's are welcome on lead's (max 2 per pitch). They cannot be left alone though at anytime.

Suitable For

Bring a Tent or Campervan.
Everyone is Welcome here, come and enjoy it. But please be mindful of the fact that we have neighbours, are on a hill and sound travels, so we request noise to be reduced after 10pm. Remember local farmers are up at 4am milking cows! I want them to be nice and happy, so we can do this again next year.
Keep the site clean and tidy, and leave NO rubbish behind. Recycle where you can. Paper can go in the fire pit. Respect other campers, wildlife and the countryside.
Dog's must be on lead's, and not left on site or in car's alone. Please clean up after them.
Strictly no drugs.
We don't live on site but are nearby and are up and down. We stay in our tent on occasions as well. We are Tracy, Jon and Beau. I do Holiday Lets / Honesty Stall and Freelance Floristry. Jon's a builder and gets lots of other job's to do for me. Beau's just finished Agricultural Engineering at 17, and will be back to Duchy College in September, you may see him on his Vintage Tractor or buzzing about on his Buggy.


400 acre's of Kit Hill to explore, the Mining & Market Garden history are all around us, we are the start of Poldark Country. A couple of field's away you will find Louis Tea rooms,  open 8-5 for meals, drinks, inc wine/cider etc & a farm Shop. The little market town of Callington is just 2 miles, has Tesco with Fuel then in town B&M & Spar which has a butcher, cash machine & Post office hidden inside. 3 pubs, Indian, Chinese, Fish & Chips, Kebabs, Pizza outlets. Lloyds Bank, shops, small museum, Lovely St Marys Church and a WI market wed am in the Town Hall.
St Annes Chapel has a great Donkey Park & indoor play for Kids. Honicome Manor had a pub.
Gunnislake has it's own railway and you can catch the scenic Tamar Valley line. Also the Tamar Valley information centre. Lands end is only 2 hours away so everything else is in between. Check out our Notice Board for my Top Tips.

Food & Drink

Great Local Pubs are The Royal at Horsebridge, The Rifle Volunteer, St Annes Chapel, The Rising Sun, Gunnislake,  The Boot, Calstock, The SwingleTree, Kelly Bray ( beer garden & Swings). The Springer Spaniel, Launceston, My Favourite  The Rod & Line.
Tavistock is an ancient stanary town  a day out on it's own and has The Meadows with Pool, Wharf Theatre, The Meadows, play park with the canal one side complete with ducks & The River Tavy on the other. Park and walk along the river into town, home of the Duke of Bedford through Bedford square you will find the pannier Market open 6 days a week one of the oldest in the UK, sells everything. Go to Crebers for fresh coffee beans, Cheese & Deli. Tavistock has lots of shops and out skirts you will find Morrisons & Lidl. Go through Tavy to find Dartmoor.
The Weal Tor Hotel, Pensilva, pop up for a walk on Caradon Hill and have a pint on the Pergola & 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.


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

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Getting There

///dragonfly.flips.sunblock. What3words app takes you right through my farm gate ! (download the app) forget satnav as post codes in Cornwall can cover a whole area!
The address is Summit Camping, Kit Hill Rd, Nr Callington, Cornwall PL17 8AX. But just look up as you can't miss the Stack on top of Kit Hill you can see it from Devon.
Busses run through St Annes Chapel and Callington. There's a train station at Gunnislake.


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