Woodland Springs is a caravan and camping site set in the Dartmoor National Park in Devon, England. We also have camping pods. We are exclusively for adults (18+). We are surrounded by farm and woodland in a tranquil setting in the hamlet of Venton which is in the parish of Drewsteignton. Our 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.
We provide a natural setting to encourage bird and wildlife and maintain the park in keeping with our 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. Our 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 our 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. Our central location and quick access to main routes make 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 whatever 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 11:00 pm (10:00 pm Sun to Thurs in Winter) and reopened at 07:30 am. Chris and Jan live on site and are available if you have any questions, problems or need an extra pair of hands with your awning etc. We have been caravanning for 30+ years and like to think we have a good idea of what our visitors would like.
The toilet blocks have free hot water and showers and is also centrally heated during the colder months. This main block has won many awards the latest being a 2016 Loo of the Year Platinum award, the new block that services the camping pods has not been entered. Alongside the usual toilets and showers there are full disabled facilities (in the main block), integral dishwashing room and laundry (in the main block). The main block also has some privacy rooms in the main areas.
We welcome dogs and other pets, we also have Day Kennels for hire should you want to go somewhere you cannot take the dogs. You can walk out in the lanes behind Woodland Springs or exercise them in our dog exercise field where they can be exercised off the lead.
On-site we have a small shop that sells the bare essentials including wine and local beers and ciders. We bake fresh bread to order in the morning. Our Information point features a freezer as well as a coffee machine that grinds coffee form the bean.
We cater for caravans, motorhomes and tents up to 8.5 m in length (28 feet). Please note that this does NOT include vans with a bed in the back.
Nearby pubs are the Post Inn at Whiddon Down, the Drewe Arms at Drewsteignton, 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 Drewsteignton, 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.