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A treesome tranquil spot where you can be as active or as relaxed as you like. Beaches and bike trails, moors and mountain-biking are within very easy reach. The Camel Trail, Helman Tor, and Polzeath surf are just a few reasons to get out and about. We’re proud to have achieved the Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award 17 years running and you’ll find yourself surrounded by greenery and flowers all year round. There are swings, a small pitch with goal posts for a bit of footy and a shop with all the basics – plus a few luxuries – home-reared eggs and local sausages. We are happy to rent you a wetsuit or order in your favourite newspaper.

Cool Camping has this to say about us:

“After a nice day on the beach at Polzeath or Rock, surrounded by surfers and Sloanes, Ruthern Valley is somewhere you can escape to, hidden among the green canopy of Cornwall’s countryside. Close to Bodmin Moor, this secluded, beguiling little site is humming with wildlife, so children can have plenty of fun spotting rabbits and squirrels, and budding ornithologists can look out for woodpeckers a-pecking and hear owls a-hooting. Having said that, they’ll probably enjoy feeding the chickens just as much, too. It’s a top location, with the wild delights of Land’s End an hour or so away, and Bodmin Moor, the perfect place for stomping around with children, as you regale them with heady stories about smugglers and highwaymen, isn’t far. Or you could cycle to Padstow for a crabbing session on the quay and perhaps a slap-up portion of Mr Stein’s famous fish and chips, which is a pretty-much perfect way to while away an afternoon. Grogley Woods are close to the site and lovely for shady walks. So, at the end of a busy day, when you’ve had your fill, and more, of sun, sea and sand, what could be better than the peaceful, leafy shade of Ruthern Valley?”

Around Us

Accommodation in north Cornwall means that you are in the best location to see all Cornwall has to offer.  Ruthern Valley can help you ‘get on your bike’ with Bike, Body Board and Wetsuit hire available as well.  From our quiet rural valley, we are twenty five minutes from the beach in either direction.  An inspiring walk on Bodmin Moor is equally close.  Check out our Things to Do and More Things to Do pages which have some excellent tips on how to fill your day with interesting exciting adventures.

When you return to Ruthern Valley happy and hungry, the campsite Shop is well stocked with basic and luxury ingredients and we usually have a few ready meals if you just want to pop something into the microwave.  Bacon and local sausages are always scrumptious.  During the summer season, why not order a fresh baked baguette or croissant for breakfast?

Cornish Glamping at its Best.

The pods are a plain wooden tent with all the fun of camping. Wigwams include mattresses, heating, a microwave, fridge & kettle. In our new Mega Pods you’ll enjoy just a few luxuries like underfloor heating and an ensuite loo.

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Something for Every Budget.

You’ll find a wide range of camping and self-catering accommodation at Ruthern Valley:  from grass pitches and electric hook-ups, mega pods, plain pods and wigwams to lodges or bungalows. There is something for every budget. If a holiday with a roof over your head is what you’re looking for then there is a choice from 8 timber cabins, 4 Cedar wood bungalows, 1 static holiday caravan, all fully equipped for self-catering. For the more adventurous, there are 2 mega pods, 4 wigwams or 3 camping huts (pods). The touring caravan and camping area has 26 pitches, 8 of which have electric hook-up. There is a designated campers’ shower and toilet block – with solar hot water – and laundry facilities.


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