A RELAXING TRIP FOR TWO
Through Devon & Cornwall
DISTANCE FROM O’CONNORS CAMPERS:
70 MILES / 90 MINUTES
DESTINATION - Roseland Peninsula
Collect your van and head to the South Coast of Cornwall to the beautiful Roseland Peninsula. Break up the journey by stopping at Roadford Lake to enjoy your first tea break. Congratulate yourself on your retro driving skills.
Relax and take in the view! Head down to Trethem Mill Touring Park on the Roseland Peninsula. Visit beautiful St. Mawes for an afternoon tea or early supper.
STAY AT: TRETHEM MILL TOURING PARK
This is a luxury camping option for adults only. This multi-awarding winning campsite has won Caravan & Holiday Park of the Year for 2017 at the Visit England Awards. As you might expect this site has outstanding facilities & offers a warm welcome. Great campsite to visit with your dog as there are lots of National Trust beaches in the area, which allow dogs all year round. Open Easter to early October.
DISTANCE FROM PORTSCATHO:
42 MILES / 1 HOUR 30 MINUTES
DESTINATION - HELSTON
The next morning, I would plan to visit Portscatho (10 minutes away), with the goal of having a fabulous lunch at the Hidden Hut on the beach, at Portcurnick. Get there early though (before 12 noon and the crowds!) You can park your van in the beach car park which is just a two minute walk from the Hidden Hut. Then spend a lazy afternoon on the beach. Bliss! You can take the magical King Harry Ferry across the river from Feough to cut down on the travel time to your next site. The next campsite is a little more relaxed. Henry’s is a real retro experience & ideal to visit in your hippy campervan…
STAY AT: HENRY'S CAMPSITE
Lots of our customers returned from their summer holiday, this year, enthusing about this one. It’s a very friendly, quirky, small campsite with around 30 pitches, run by Henry and his family. The pitches are lovely and well positioned with great views and within walking distance from two good pubs and the beach. There are lots of happy farm animals on this “alternative” campsite. Washing & toilet facilities are basic and unisex. Open all year round.
DISTANCE FROM HENRY'S CAMPSITE:
19 MILES / 40 MINUTES
DESTINATION - PRUSSIA COVE
If you can tear yourself away from Henry’s, your next stop is a tiny National Trust campsite close to some stunning beaches. If you are visiting the area outside of the school holidays you might like to take a small detour to visit St Michael’s Mount. This can get very busy during high season so getting there early is recommended.
STAY AT: PORTH-en-ALLS Camping
This tiny campsite, within a small unspoilt estate is just a short walk from the beach. It is on the coastal footpath and surrounded by cliff top heath and wodland. On site bakery. Good pub, one mile away: The Falmouth Packet. Open Easter weekend to end of October.
DISTANCE FROM PRUSSIA COVE:
56 MILES / 1 HOUR 30 MINUTES
DESTINATION - BODMIN MOOR
Head up the A30 for your final campsite – destination Bodmin Moor. If you are up and about in good time you could visit the Eden Project in St Austell. Or you might like to hire some bikes from Wadebridge and cycle the scenic Camel Trail into Padstow. It’s 5.5 miles from Wadebridge to Padstow: no traffic, plenty of places to stop, refreshment stands, wonderful views. Perfect!
STAY AT: SOUTH PENQUITE ORGANIC FARM
Amazing views. You can wander into the woods and collect your firewood and really feel you’re back to living off the earth. Family friendly, lots of walks and close to a Sustrans Cycle route. Can be used as a base to visit the South Cornwall gardens, (Eden and Lost Gardens of Heligan). Described as relaxing, un-crowded and no clumpy caravans! Oh and yes, one of the best village pubs down the road! (Are we too pub orientated?!) Open between mid-May and the end of September. This site doesn’t welcome dogs, so if you have brought yours along…
…you might like to head towards St Austell instead. Mena Campsite at Lanivert PL30 5HW would be a great choice and there plenty of dog walks to be found closeby. Tel: 01208 831845
It’s just a 40 minute drive back to O’Connors Campers workshop on your final morning (1 hour if you’re staying near St Austell). Don’t want to go home yet? Grab some sandwiches from Waitrose in Okehampton and take a drive up onto Dartmoor. Visit spectacular Hay Tor and enjoy the incredible moorland views from the top. Don’t forget to grab a cream tea before you head back home. Chagford has a great range of cafes and shops…