Woodland Springs Touring ParkDrewsteignton, Devon
Woodland Springs Touring Park is the only AA 5 Pennant Gold adult only caravan park and campsite in the beautiful Dartmoor National Park in Devon. Its delightfully peaceful, central location is ideal for exploring Dartmoor, Devon and the South West.
Owners, Chris and Jan offer guests a warm welcome with high-grade facilities in harmony with the lovely countryside and wildlife habitats that surround the open all-year park.
Set in the hamlet of Venton, Devon, Woodland Springs is 1.5 miles from the A30 with easy access for caravans and motor caravans.
Mature trees and shrubs shelter the site which offers fully serviced hard standings and all grass pitches with and without electric hook-ups, camping pods are also available.
The heated amenities buildings are regularly featured in the Loo of the Year awards with Platinum Awards for 2019. Both blocks have individual showers, wash basins, WC’s and dishwashing whilst the main block includes 2 private shower rooms equipped with WC and wash basin along with 2 fully equipped disabled suites. Showers are free and there’s ample hot water for the washing up areas. The laundry room is situated in the main block.
There’s a freezer for your convenience along with a coffee machine in our information kiosk (the coffee machine can be found in the Laundry during the cold months). There is on-site fresh baking during summer.
Woodland Springs is a dog-friendly site with no charges for your dogs. A 1-acre exercise area is provided to enable you to give your dog a good run off lead. There is also day kennels available so there is no need to pass up days out which are not suitable for ‘paws’.
There is a small shop/off-license for groceries and locally produced Devon food and drinks. Woodland Springs is also a Calor gas stockist.
There is a butcher and grocery stores amongst other varied shops at Chagford and newspapers can be collected from Whiddon Down.
Good food is served at The Post Inn, Taw River Inn, Fingle Bridge Inn, Sandy Park Inn and The Drewe Arms, all within a few moments’ drive with the Post Inn being walkable in about 20 to 30 minutes. There are many more pubs and eateries in the area ranging from good honest pub grub to Michelin starred dining.
Woodland Springs Park is quiet and secure, though for your peace of mind we have a security barrier and Chris and Jan live on the park and are always available to help in any way we can.
Walkers can take in country views along the lanes around the park, follow the Teign river valley to the inn at Fingles Bridge or tackle one of the Tor walks a few miles from the park.
Within walking distance from the camp site are Castle Drogo, Stone Lane Gardens, Fingle Woods and Spinster’s Rock, a Neolithic burial chamber, which like many other relics and sightings are part of the Dartmoor legend and folklore.
Woodland Springs is your gateway to the Dartmoor National Park, it’s dramatic, often remote scenery, crystal clear waterfalls at Lydford Gorge, Becky Falls with rivers that trip between boulders on their way to the coast. The River Teign rises around Fernworthy Reservoir, a favourite walking and picnic spot which includes a route for disabled visitors.
There are miles of open pasture, sheep, ponies and a multitude of wildlife.
Along the way you’ll find historic inns serving local Devon fare.
A short drive South from Woodland Springs is The English Riviera, renowned South Devon resorts and beaches. Along the coast the rivers that rise on Dartmoor reach the sea in the beautiful Teign, Dart and Exe estuaries.
Proprietor: Jan & Chris Patrick
Address: Woodland Springs Touring Park, Venton, Drewsteignton, Devon, EX6 6PG
Woodland Springs Post Code is EX6 6PG just 18 miles West of Exeter and 8 miles East of Okehampton.
Coming from either East or West along the A30, turn off at the Whiddon Down junction and follow the A382 towards Moretonhampstead, this is also signposted Services. DO NOT follow signs for Drewsteignton. Continue to the next roundabout (do not turn left down Turnpike Road even if your Sat Nav says as it is now closed to through traffic) and turn left still following the A382 towards Moretonhampstead. About 1 mile (1.6 km’s) from the roundabout you will see the small signpost to Venton with the familiar touring park brown sign, turn left here. Be careful as the signpost is actually just after the turning. We are the second drive on the left. Proceed down the drive and report to the reception which is on your left as you enter the site just before the security barriers.
Woodland Springs is signposted on the A382 with brown tourist caravan signs and the site name when you come from the A30 and from the Chagford, Moretonhampstead direction.