Riverside Campsite

Riverside Campsite

Riverside Campsite

Clapper Bridge across the Cowsic River

Dartmoor Wild Camping

We have two main campsites available for wild camping on Dartmoor. Other sites are available on request should you desire to be further from civilisation. 

Riverside Campsite

  • Natural camping site.
  • Spans the Cowsic river with an ancient clapper bridge.
  • Peaceful and tranquil.
  • Sheltered from most winds.
  • Communal fire pit.
  • Nearby parking.
  • Boggy in places, insect repellant is highly advisable during warmer months and the river can become a raging torrent during high rainfall – please be very aware of this if you have children. 

Leat Campsite

  • Situated in a field alongside the Devonport Leat.
  • Well sheltered from the prevailing westerly wind.
  • Spectacular views across the surrounding moorland.
  • Communal fire pit.
  • Within 100 metres of vehicle access.


  • Untreated spring water is available from a tap near the farmyard.
  • Firewood and kindling are occasionally available, please discuss before arriving. We prefer if you bring your own firewood as we have a limited supply which we use to heat our house and hot water.
  • No other facilities are available.

The Rules

  • The campsite must be left as you found it.
  • No litter of any kind to be left – this includes any human waste, toilet roll, etc. Please pick up any litter you see.
  • You must bring your own firewood unless discussed beforehand.
  • Well behaved dogs are welcome but must be kept under strict control at all times as livestock are always nearby or on the campsite.
  • Under no circumstances must trees be damaged or wood scavenged. Please supply your own firewood or discuss with us beforehand.
  • There is no toilet! You must arrange your own toilet facilities. For large groups a portaloo is advisable. For smaller groups a latrine can be dug which must not be near any watercourse.
  • Only use the fire pits provided – do not make new ones!
  • Cars must be parked in a sensible place so the farm track has clear access – large machinery comes in and out frequently.
  • Fishing is not permitted unless you hold a permit. Information about obtaining a permit can be found here