Runnage Farm Camping Barns and Bunkhouse, Dartmoor

Runnage Farm Camping Barns and Bunkhouse, Dartmoor

Runnage Farm Camping Barns, Bunkhouse and Camping, is ideally located right in the middle of Dartmoor National Park near to the village of Postbridge.

This is an excellent centre for all kinds of activities for groups and individuals seeking to get the very best from Dartmoor. Walking, cycling, climbing and kayaking are all popular things to do all over Dartmoor and Runnage Farm is indeed right at the heart of it.

Schools choose us for their Duke of Edinburgh and Ten Tors training; friends and likeminded outdoor enthusiasts come here to experience the walking, cycling, kyaking and climbing that goes on here in Dartmoor.


Runnage Farm is right in the middle of Dartmoor National Park just outside the village of Postbridge.  The Riverside campsite is split between two of the farm’s meadows alongside the Walla Brook, which was simply beautiful to camp beside.


The campsite costs £5.00 per person per night for adults and £3.50 for children.  Dogs are £2.00 per night per dog (max 2).  No tokens required for the showers.  Please see the website for The Camping Barns and Bunkhouse tariff.


The showers and toilets are very basic but clean, situated between the two camping barns and campers share them with the barn users. The Ladies and Gents toilets are very close together, which feels very cosy at times to say the least. Fine if you are used to the continental lifestyle! Running hot water is not consistent, especially during the busy times but this just adds to the whole rustic wild camping experience!


The Coaker family have been living and working on this farm since 1843 and are extremely friendly indeed. The farmhouse reception was often open and the family were very chatty. The atmosphere here is very relaxed and despite the constant movement of tractors, it is a quiet site. We highly recommend this site if you like a wild experience, but with the added bonus of showers and toilets!


One of the few sites we have visited that allow campfires, and the only one in Dartmoor we were told. There are no marked out pitches, just pitch anywhere in the meadows, and the fire pits are scattered around in various places. Lots of local information is on the notice board as well as a large scale map of the National Park, which was extremely useful. The Farmhouse sells wood (£4 a bag, but had no kindling when we were there), disposable BBQs, and beautiful soft sheepskin rugs from their own sheep. They also sell their own lamb and beef. Dogs are allowed on the farm but of course have to be strictly kept on leads due to the sheep.

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