Wild camping in Cornwall !( And Devon on the way down )

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  1. Stephen & Jeannie

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    Now that the Summer rush is over, we are contemplating a few days in Cornwall wild camping, BritStops and the occasional campsite.:party2:

    I have previously stayed at Kynance Cove, Godrevy and Trevose Head !:cooler:

    I would appreciate any other suggestions from funsters as to where we can rest our weary heads !:notworthy2:

    Many thanks.......Stephen & Jeannie.
     
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    Thanks for that ! I suddenly remembered that I had used that one as well !
    Now writing out the suggestions to plan a route !:blush::blush::blush:
     
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    Colliford Lake Temple Fisheries Bodmin. There is a car park overlooking the Lake. We stopped one night on the way home as it started snowing. Often take the Motorhome up there for the day. It's on the A30 and there is a sign for it. There is also a campsite just prior to the car park.
     
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    Hi , Tintagel allows overnight parking in there car parks , cant remember if £3 or £5. also St Agnes head just down hill from the CC c/site car park for wheal coates tin mine.
     
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    Any more suggestions ??????
     
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    Top of porlock hill exmoor,excellent views and very quite except for the exmoor ponies,
    Bude Cornwall car park next to fire station, close to beach and town
    About £5 for twenty four hours,
     
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    There is a lorry Park cum lay-by just after the Lee Mill turnoff on the A38 if you need to stop just before crossing the border. Give you time to sort out passports etc. It will be a bit noisy but there is often a MH parked there.
     
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    Hi, I forgot one, Marazion seafront used to be ok for an overnight stop alongside the wall, not sure if it still is. If not the car park by the causeway to st michaels mount allows overnight parking for a £5 , got to be gone by 10 o clock.
     
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    There are several laybyes on the OLD A30 between Exeter and Honiton. I have seen motorhomes parked near the Fairmile dip. You are then only as few miles from the M5
     
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    Stopping overnight on Sunday at The Boat and Anchor pub just of the M5 at Huntworth, that's the one you an see just before junction 24 ! With it's name on the roof !:cheers::cheers::cheers:
    Then onto Tintagel.
     
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    We used to stop on the a30 at two bridges just about 8 miles out of Launceston. You go down a long hill and in the bottom theres a laybye and looks and a cafe. As you enter the laybye turn LEFT. theres a secure parking area there on hardstanding. Until me and the missus split up in Nov we stayed there every year for the last 20 yrs. Back on the a30 and up the hill next morning.
     
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    think you now have to apply for a visa to visit cornwall . if anyone would like to come down please pm me and i can give them an address for a swiss bank acount to send the fee. i can organise it so you wont have any problem at the border .
     
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    ...and then having got your visa, but this only lets you IN, you have to pay us even more for us to let you back across the Tamar.
     
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    sshhh dont let them know about leaving .
    before then i could do my other work as the highway man and take all their posh jewelry and things .
    we can share the children as i cant eat more than one at a time .
     
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    Mevagissey car park allows overnight parking not been for a couple of years used to be £8 a night great spot
     
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    When I went in there they had pâté on the menu and before ordering I enquired as to what sort of pâté it was. After much muttering behind the bar and then disappearing into the kitchen the response I got was simply "coarse" !
     
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    image.jpg This is the cheapest and the best parking in Tintagel, right opposite the Spar shop ! image.jpg
     
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    It's £2 all day and £3-50 for the night !
     
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    Just the mention of Tintagel always makes me smile.
    Mother in car parked next to us, to 10-year-old boy: "Put that sword down and drink your milk"
     
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