Woodland Springs is a caravan and camping site set in the Dartmoor National Park in Devon, England. They are exclusively for adults (18+) and cater for caravans, motor homes and tents up to 8.5m in length (28 feet). They are surrounded by farm and woodland in a tranquil setting in the hamlet of Venton which is in the parish of Drewsteignton. Their location just 1.5 miles from the A30 Whiddon Down, Moretonhampstead and Services junction and off the A382 makes us easy to get to with no narrow lanes to navigate.
Dartmoor is on your doorstep. They provide a natural setting to encourage bird and wildlife and maintain the park in keeping with the surroundings, consequently you will see many species of birds as well as rabbits, if you are very lucky you may also get to see deer, foxes and stoats. The park changes greatly throughout the year so make the most of us being open all year, why not come for Christmas and New Year.
With their location having the Dartmoor National Park on our doorstep you can have many invigorating walks on the adjoining moor. If you want to do something else then Golf, fishing, swimming and horse riding are all to be found nearby and the sandy beaches of Devon are only a 45 minute drive. Their central location and quick access to main routes makes it an ideal base for touring not only Dartmoor but Devon and Cornwall and the South West as well. Make sure you visit the nearby attractions of Castle Drogo, Spinsters Rock, Finch Foundry, Stone Lane Gardens, Dartmoor Prison Museum and Bowden Hostas. There is also Fernworthy reservoir just outside Chagford that has some spectacular views what ever time of year you go. You must also visit Dartmoor itself. If you like to spend your time reading or painting and drawing Woodland Springs is the ideal place for you. It’s also a great place to hide away and simply relax. The Park is usually attended and night time security is maintained by the gate being locked at 11:00pm and reopened at 07:30am. Peter and Fiona live on site along with Pete and Marina (site wardens) who are available if you have any questions, problems or need an extra pair of hands with your awning etc.
The toilet block was fully refurbished in February 2020 and has free hot water and showers and is also centrally heated during the colder months. This has won many awards the latest being a 2019 Loo of the Year Platinum award. Alongside the usual toilets and showers there are full disabled facilities, integral dish washing room and laundry. There are also some privacy rooms in the main areas. They welcome dogs and other pets and you can walk out in the lanes behind Woodland Springs or exercise them in their 1 acre dog exercise field where they can be exercised off the lead.
Nearby pubs are the Post Inn at Whiddon Down, the Fingle Bridge Inn at Fingle Bridge (there is a good walk from here), Taw River Inn at Sticklepath and the Sandy Park Inn at Sandy Park and many more in the area. There are many varied eating and drinking establishments in the area as well. There are local shopping facilities in Chagford and Okehampton and Exeter is only a short drive away. Chagford is a small quaint stannary town with traditional shops and Okehampton being a more modern town with a mixture of traditional butchers, bakers, farmers shops and supermarkets. Exeter has many attractions and shopping opportunities for you to explore.
Camping Pods in the beautiful Dartmoor National Park, Devon. Glamping now at Woodland Springs so come and enjoy the peace and quiet in our Pods. These family sized pods are a great alternative for 2 adults to Camping. You can forget about having to pitch your tent when it is windy or wet, or even sunny, and the taking down of it as well. Come to Woodland Springs and your wooden, insulated tent is ready for you.
They are fully insulated with the extra “sub-zero” pack fitted, carpeted and double glazed. They also have heating and light as well as 2 electric sockets with 2 x 2.5 amp USB ports to charge your phone etc. There is a roller blind for the lockable, double glazed, front door to give you that added bit of privacy. They are built to a very high standard so you can enjoy your holiday in all weathers. All you need is your camping equipment. You can take your dogs into the pods but we do ask people not to cook in the pods.
We have a bistro table and 2 chairs for you to use, great to sit out on the decking and watch the world go by. If you fancy a BBQ but didn’t bring your own then you can hire one of ours.
Key Features for Woodland Springs
- Adult Only, 18 years of age and over only.
- Open all year.
- Special Offers all year round
- All weather pitches.
- Fully serviced pitches (electric, water and grey waste hook-ups).
- Standard pitches (electric hook-up).
- Basic pitches (no electric hook-up tents only).
- Disabled facilities.
- Free showers.
- Free hot water.
- Good quality WiFi all over the park, paid service.
- Directional TV aerial required.
- Indoor dishwashing.
- Coffee Machine, grinds coffee from the bean.
- Information point.
- Washing machines and tumble dryers.
- Iron and ironing board.
- All taps around the site and on fully serviced pitches fitted with “Hozelock” type quick release fittings.
- Very little lighting on site, torch required. Amazing clear sky views of the stars when no clouds.
- Breathable ground sheets only on grass
- 1 acre of open land for exercising dogs off the lead.
- Chemical toilet emptying point, no formaldehyde-based chemicals please.
- AA 5 Pennant Gold.
- 2019 LOY Platinum Award for our toilet and shower block.
- Member of Tranquil Parks.