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Camping in Cornwall

The beauty of camping in Cornwall is the opportunity to get close to nature, something this southerly county has in bucketloads. Whether you’re by the coast or inland surrounded by lush countryside, there’s always a beautiful view to look out on, not to mention plenty to keep you – and the children – occupied.

The Cornish climate is milder than most of the country, making it a good choice for those who want to sleep with nothing more than canvas above them. And during the day you can enjoy walking, water sports, or a good old fashion barbecue in the sunshine, not to mention exploring one of the county’s famous gardens, such as the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Trelissick, or the famous Eden Project.

Cartwheel Holidays offers a number of options for camping in Cornwall. The secluded spot at Tamar Valley Tipis is a chance to get away from it all and experience a back-to-basics adventure holiday while still enjoying comfort and style. Located within former ancient deer park turned working farm, these Sioux-style tipis, hand painted and designed by the US firm who made the ones that featured in Hollywood film Dances with Wolves, have stunning views over the Tamar Valley. They come in two sizes, sleeping up to four people, and there are wood-burning fires for cooking and heating, a barbecue outside and a fire pit down by the lake, not to mention raised beds and access to toilets and hot showers.

While camping in Cornwall, children and adults alike will love exploring the local countryside, where you can spot an abundance of wildlife, from deers, rabbits, badgers and otters to birds, butterflies, moths and bats, and even a few species of wild orchid and other notable plants and flowers. If you want to get even more active, try you hand at salmon fishing, canoeing, and even tree surfing, or visit Dartmoor National Park, Kit Hill Country Park or Luckett Nature Reserve, all of which are nearby.

Whether you’re looking for a short break or a longer holiday, a romantic escape or a family adventure with the children, camping in Cornwall is the stuff memories are made of.

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  • Tamar Valley Tipis Cornwall For a truly unique camping experience, stay at Tamar Valley Tipis; Sioux-designed tipis set in a peaceful glade overlooking a...

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