Devon Banks Tranquil Touring Site North Devon

Devon Bank Campsite ,campers, caravans, motorhomes welcome

Devon Banks campsite is just for Adults & dog friendly. Located right on the edge of Exmoor national park it provides the perfect base to explore North Devon. We are a small family run certified (CL) touring site in a rural location between Bratton Fleming and Challacombe, located in North Devon but only a few miles drive and you're into West Somerset.

Tranquil Campsite Exclusively for Adults

We operate a rural quiet touring site that is Adult only (18+), it's ideal for those that need a relaxing break away from the normal stresses of life. There will be no children running around your pitch, kicking a football or flying past on their bikes, instead just listen to the gentle sounds of the birds & local wildlife.

Dogs welcome

We love dogs here and we would love you and your dog to come and experience something a little different. As a caravan owner ourselves we always found it hard to understand why many campsites do not make themselves more dog friendly, create a fenced dog off lead exercise area or other activities for dogs to do whilst onsite. Well that's our main objective, to create something on site for dog and owner, It's a great place to wear them out whilst taking in the view of Exmoor. We are a dogs on leash site except in a secure garden or in our off lead dog fields.

Devon Banks touring site opened in 2017 and has been described by many as a hidden gem.

We operate a small certified site with just 5 pitches available which are suitable for touring caravans, motorhomes or camper vans. all pitches have the option of EHU. It's not easy to find small CS sites like ours that offers the dog facilities and right on the doorstep to Exmoor national park and just a 20 minute drive and you are at the coast.

If you're a keen cyclist we have cycle route 3 which is just 0.5 mile down our lane (hilly ride), we also have a bridleway just 300yrds down our lane that leads you towards Exmoor, perfect for keen walkers. The road past our campsite is an unclassified road and see's very little traffic, this is the most beautiful walk into the village of Challacombe. More information can be found by visiting our Local area page. Although rural we are not cut off, our most local towns are Barnstaple and South Molton both are 17 minutes drive. Then we have Lynton and Lynmouth which is a 35 minute drive. This is our favourite place.

Opening times and booking

Our dog walking field is open all year. Our Campsite is open from 6th April to 7th October 2022.  

NOTE! We are sorry but we do NOT have showers or a washing up area on our campsite. freedom camping club

We are a certified site (CS) exempted by freedom camping. NO membership is required to stay with us.

what we allow

what's provided

Other facilities and information

Compost Toilet. It's a Separett swedish design compost toilet, uses no water or wood shavings, it's very posh (see image). We also have a waterless urinal.

Grey waste empty point

Electric is available on grass & hard standing pitches (10amp supply).

Recycling area. We do ask you to sort your rubbish as we take recycling seriously here.

WiFi is provided for free, this is available around our information shed (not for streaming).

A quiet tranquil hideaway site for relaxing with stunning Devonshire views

Dogs welcome - we allow up to 5 dogs (sometimes 6 ) per pitch (100% compostable poop bags made from cornstarch only to be used and left onsite. NOT bio-degradable and no plastic)

3 acre fenced off lead dog paddock with picnic bench, some fun basic agility and straw bale scurry (free to use).

2 acre secure exclusive use exercise field with picnic bench and dog obstacles (for hire for an extra charge)

Use of our professional agility equipment maybe available.

A brook and wooded area where you can sit, relax and where dogs can have a paddle (off lead if well behaved)

Traditional Devon Banks lined with hedges, trees and wild flowers.

NOTE! we have NO showers, NO wash area and our toilet is a compost type toilet (poshest one around).

Mobile signals: BT / EE very good signal & 4G. O2 / vodaphone poor signal (better in our dog off lead field)

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Find out more about our Exmoor Adult only campsite

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Current Offers

Stay 4 nights or more get £1.00 off per night

You can choose from two pitch types; Hard standing with grass or all grass pitch.

Hard standing with grass pitches for touring caravan, motorhome or camper

Hard standing all weather pitch

Price: £16.00 per night. Discount for longer stays.

Facing west with stunning views of the Kipscombe valley and sun setting over the hills.

Whats included in the price; 2 adults, your unit, car, awning. Electric is optional.

Pitch size is 11m wide by 10m deep. Hard standing area is 5.5m wide by 10m deep, grass 5.5m wide by 10m deep.

Awnings must use a breathable ground sheet if placed on the grass. Stays of 7 nights or more we'll ask that you place your awning on the hard standing.

Large Grass pitch - sorry currently not in use

grass camping pitchesA very spacious pitch with plenty of room. This pitch faces East where the sun rises with stunning views of Exmoor national park. You'll find a traditional Devon Bank behind the pitch which shelters it from the wind.


What's included in the price: 2 adults, your unit, car, awning. Electric optional. 

Pitch size unlimited within reason.

Grass Pitch 7 facing west

Grass pitch 7 facing west

Price: £16 per night. Discount for longer stays.

This pitch is for campervans/ motorhomes up to 6m in length or caravans up to 6.5m in length (motor mover required), tents considered here. View of the Kipscombe Valley and sun setting. There is room for an awning and dog garden if required.

Whats included in the price: 2 adults, your unit, car, awning. Awnings. Electric optional.

Pitch size 11m wide by 11m deep.

Single/Two Person small tent - Single night stay allowed - A single person/ couple / back packer with a tent and no vehicle (on foot or bicycle) is £7.00 per night. Two people sharing a pitch £10.00. three people sharing a pitch £13.00 Limited spaces. You will need to bring your own portable shower and washing facilities. No electric available.

Prices 2022

Stays are for a minimum of 3 nights. 2 nights are considered if last minute booking. (1 night stays are only available for those who arrive on foot or bicycle)

Pitch cost: £16 per night


Electric hook up:  £5.00 per night. Our electric is 10amp (2300 watts).

Dogs: up to 3 dogs £1.00 per night (not per dog charge), 4-5 dogs £2.00 per night (may consider 6). This is our dog package 2. The dog charge allows you free access to our 3 acre paddock where you'll find our dog obstacles, it also allows you to set up a dog garden. All dog waste is composted onsite here there for only 100% compostable bags can be left onsite. We provide you with some bags for free to get you going. Additional bags can be purchased from us at £1.50 for 2 rolls or you can purchase your own elsewhere. Any Bio-degradable or plastic bags must not be left onsite.

Dog gardens: Free Wish to create a dog garden, then that is fine just put it where your awning would go or place around your awning. Please look after our grass though

Awnings - Free. If the awning is to be placed on the grass a breathable ground sheet must be used. If your stay is 7 nights or more we'll ask you to place your awning on the gravel so as to protect our grass.

Gazebo's - sorry not allowed, this is due to our changing weather here (wind)

Extra Adults - £5.00pn (max of 2 additional adults per pitch, 2 included within price)

Day Visitors (21+) - For up to 1 hour free (max of 2). More than 1 hour, its £3.00 per single visitor. If they have a dog let us know (max 2 visitors and 2 dogs per pitch)

Extra car - we allow 1 additional car for free. If you have a motorhome and wish to have a car for day trips, then that is fine (no charging of electric vehicles)

Making your Payment: We ask for a deposit of 33% to reserve a pitch (Minimum of £20.00 paid within 24 hours) Payment by bank transfer, cheque or cash, debit or credit cards considered (message us).

Pitch balance must be paid 28 days before your holiday start date, we'll send one reminder 7 days before it is due. Please see our campsite cancellation policy regarding refunds if cancelling your stay READ T&C's

Pitch Offers: Offers only valid when you book direct through us or freetobook. All offers cannot be used with other offers. We have the right to remove offers at anytime.

Getting here - Devon roads are notoriously small, but don't worry we are only 1 mile from an 'A' road. The first part of our lane is fine with passing places but the last 500 yards is by a narrow single track lane, hence why we have a unit size restriction. Please follow the recommended route via the A399. Do not use the lane that leads from the B3358 at Challacombe. Instead follow the B3358 to the A399. for this reason we ask that you arrive between 1:00pm and 6:00pm (late arrivals to confirm this when booking) and we ask that you vacate your pitch by midday