Wild Camping

Thanks for coming wild camping with us.

Check In: from 2pm

Check Out: by Midday

Welcome!

We are looking forward to sharing the beauty of this special valley with you …..
Please can you read the following words so you can help us care for it whilst you are here .

Fires and Firewood - We very much support having well tended campfires ! You are also welcome to have BBQs . If you can set up camp around a pre existing fire spot that would be better for the land.
Please don’t take wood from our woods..….we can provide you with firewood bags £6 logs and £4 kindling. Please text/call Jake on 07899 668996 or Tom on 07723 023443 if you would like some and we will bring it over for you. (£10 pre-paid is 1 x logs and 1 x kindling)
We also have a central firepit with benches around, feel free to start a fire here or join other campers if a fire is going.

Rubbish and Recycling - Please leave no trace ! - Please litter pick your area well …and please take all your rubbish and recycling home with you. Thank you ! (there is a recycling point at Morrisons in Tiverton)

Water - The IBC near the parking area is filled from our well at the mill. It is good fresh tested drinking water. Please use the stream for all your other water needs , i.e washing of dishes and self. If it has been raining and the river water is looking muddy then feel free to use the fresh water for washing if too!

Chemicals - It is essential that you do not use any products in the waterways and only use totally natural products near the waterways. Ecover (other green products are available:)) can be used for washing up at our sink. Don’t pollute the water ways with chemically bad soaps, shampoos, conditioners, suncreams.

Toilets - We have a double compost toilet for your use, please follow instructions in the toilet . You can only use bio degradable tissues/ wipes. If you are wild wild camping, further away from our main field, you will need to bring a spade and dig a hole then bury your poos :)

Lots of Deer = Ticks - Unfortunately with lots of wild deer here, there are ticks. We recommend checking yourselves daily. Bring tweezers... pulling them out straight is best.

Thank you for reading. Sharing this untouched nature and wild campsite is only possible if we all respect the land and each other.

Directions

  • Turn off M5 at Junction 27 and head towards Barstable on A361
  • On A361 Drive past Tiverton and then 4 miles after the roundabout take the turning on the right to Stoodleigh.
  • Follow the road all the way to Stoodleigh village
  • Once in the village after the first sharp left hand corner take an immidiate left towards Oakford (it's the 2nd left in the village)
  • Follow this to ash cross junction which is on the left of a sharp right bend and has a tree and white sign post to Aldridge Mill plus little Tipi signs to follow.
  • Drive approx 1 mile all the way down to the very very bottom of the hill (Aldridge Mill Hill).
  • The wild camping field is on your right on a sharp left bend next to the playgound.
  • Please park in the parking area on the left. - Please do not drive onto the main camping field.

For Sat Nav please use postcode EX16 9QE AND KEEP DRIVING ABOUT 1 MILE more all the way to the very bottom of the hill. (FOLLOW TIPI SIGNS).


Keep driving all the way down the hill, right to the very very bottom where you will find the wild camping field on your right. If you get to Aldridge Mill on your right with scafolding up then you have gone too far.


  Google Maps Pin to Wild Camping Field Entrance
  What3Words ///comforted.tailwind.treetop
But please use postcode above for navigation to ensure you come in the correct way.


When you arrive please turn to the left to park in the parking area of the field. There is a cart that you can use to unload your equipment into and pull across the field to set up camp. Please don't drive across the field as their could be kids running about and we'd like to keep the field nice for weeks to come! Please make sure you always return the cart back to the parking area for others to use!

Where to Camp

You can choose to camp in the main field or if you want a wilder experience you can camp in any of the pink or green areas in the map below. Campervans please stay in the first half of the main field.


click for larger map.
  • Wild Camping Map

Footpaths

Click here to see Local Foot Path Map
(we are located in the bottom left of the map!)
Mobile Friendly Devon Footpaths - Open and then Search for Aldridge Mill