An out of County Camping weekend

If you’re a follower of our blog you will know that our first camping trip to Trevedra Farm wasn’t the smoothest, but we have upgraded the tent and have given it another go!

This time we ventured a little further afield and crossed the border into Devon, although it’s not technically a tale of Cornwall, we thought we should share our experience of our camping weekend.

New tent

Our Camping Weekend

Since the last blog we researched different styles of tents and decided on a 4 man tent with a covered outside area incase of bad weather from a local shop, Outback Trading. So with our new and improved camping set up we chose to visit the North Devon coast just across the Cornish border for a camping weekend. We settled on exploring the likes of Woolacombe, Ilfracombe, Croyde and Saunton Sands, most places we haven’t visited since we were children.

Arriving late on a Thursday evening we picked up some fish and chips from Woolacombe and headed to the campsite in the nearby village of Mortehoe. The campsite North Morte Farm was perched on the rolling clifftops so was the perfect setting to pitch up and take in the sunset.

North Morte Farm campsite

Camping weekend with a seaview

Devon sunset

During the first night we did experience a little rain, but the tent held up fine and the sheltered spot we were pitched in didn’t allow for too much wind exposure. The rain stayed for the first morning, so we took a little drive to explore the local area, and by lunch time the sun had made an appearance.


We stopped off in Ilfracombe for lunch and took a wander around this seaside town, along the harbour and over to tunnels beach, before gorging on a deli lunch and handfuls of fudge to take home.

Ilfracombe harbour

Ilfracombe harbour boats

Ilfracombe tunnels and theate

We had packed surf boards and bikes in the hope of having an active weekend, but the surf at Saunton Sands wasn’t too promising, and when we decided to cycle the Tarka Trail it started to rain again. Instead we treated ourselves to a tasty carvery in Barnstaple to make up for the damp weather.

We took wonderful walks around the rugged coastline, ate ice creams and had picnics and bbqs. Overall the weather wasn’t too bad and the tent hit full marks from us, so we’ll definitely we planning another camping weekend soon, probably a little closer to home next time.

Saunton sands beach

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