Camping and Caravanning Week 2022
Last week was National Camping and Caravanning week, an annual celebration of camping, caravanning and the great outdoors! With 13 caravan and camping holiday parks and working closely with the South West Coast Path Association, we thought that this would be the perfect week to put together a list of our top SWCP walks next to our campsites.
At Sandaway Beach Holiday Park you can enjoy beautiful sea views and a variety of accommodation including caravans, holiday chalets, holiday apartments, holiday lodges and camping. 3 nights is the minimum stay for our self catering accommodation, however if you are looking for a shorter stay you can book 1 or 2 night camping stays, this is perfect if you are looking to walk and travel along the South West Coast Path.
Sandaway Beach is located directly on the South West Coast Path and you can access the path directly from the park. Here are the most popular walks from Sandaway Beach:
Lantern Hill, Ilfracombe 0.2 miles - There are two levels along the walk with the footpath flattening off at the base of the Chapel where there is a viewing and information area. There are then narrow steps or an alternative steep footpath leading up to the Chapel.
Little Hangman, 2.1 miles - A breathtaking walk in both senses of the word, with tremendous views over Combe Martin Bay and inland, and a gentle stroll downhill through an area once famous for its silver mines.
Sherrycombe and Girt Down, 4.9 miles - A high-level walk through atmospheric coastal heathland, with far-reaching views, some plunging valleys and a fascinating variety of archaeological remains.
Widemouth Bay Caravan Park is situated overlooking the beauty spot of Widemouth Bay with breathtaking views. There is an excellent range of holiday accommodation available at Widemouth Bay, chose from caravans, glamping, camping and touring. With over 100 touring pitches, with and without electric hook up and a mixture of hard standing and grass pitches you will be spoilt for choice.
Whalesborough Farm- The Kingfisher Walk, 3.3 miles - An easy walk which combines parts of the heritage feature of the Bude Canal, a secretive wooded valley, a coastal length with far-reaching views and a historic farmstead, all based on Whalesborough's cafe and wildlife centre.
Dizzard Point, 5.0 miles - An inspirational walk through some of Britain's oldest woodland, dating back to prehistoric times at Dizzard Point. Rare lichens thrive in the pure air and the hay meadows alongside Millook Water are full of wildflowers and butterflies.
Tresmorn & St Gennys, 6.2 miles - A strenuous but rewarding walk along one of the quietest stretches of the Coast Path, along high cliffs towering over rocky reefs that have been responsible for many a shipwreck. There are tremendous coastal views over rolling pastureland and out to sea as you return inland.
As a business with 9 holiday parks based on/ close by to the Coast Path it is extremely important for us at John Fowler Holidays to support the SWCPA and be a Way Maker member to protect the path and its future. We have many guests who travel near and far to walk the path so it is important for us to work together to look after and improve the Coast Path for generations to come.