Camping at The Sharpham Trust

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The Sharpham Trust runs a low-key campsite in nearby Point Field where tents sit a few metres from the river. Seals sometimes wallow in the brackish water and curlews scour muddy banks.

                                                       - Our campsite mentioned in The Guardian


Are you looking for a venue for your group's overnight camping expedition or weekly camp?

Point Field and canoes

Covid 19 Guidelines - keeping you safe

1. Current Government guidance stipulates that people can meet up in groups of up to six people outdoors from different households:

2. It is against the law to gather in groups of more than 30 people.

3. Users should maintain 2 metre social distancing which is recommended by the government.

4. Users should take hygiene precautions including using hand sanitiser. Each group and/or tent should bring hand sanitiser with them.

5. Only one person at a time can use the compost toilets. Hand sanitiser should be used before and after using the toilet. Users should disinfect the toilet door handle and toilet seat after use with the materials supplied.

6. The water tap should be used by one person at a time. This person should disinfect the tap after use.

7. If someone develops symptoms of Coronavirus that person should self-isolate and leave the campsite. This should be reported to NHS Test and Trace.

Camping at Point Field, Sharpham

Camping at Point Field

The site available for camping at Sharpham is Point Field, (Ashprington Point), with room to pitch up to 10-12 small tents.

There is a slight slope on which you can pitch more tents (although be aware that close to the water's edge may be prone to flooding - check the tides before pitching there).

Facilities are limited and the site is suited to people who like their camping on the wilder side. There is however running water and two compost toilets and an option to have a fire.

Please not that access to the site by vehicles is not straightforward. The lane to the campsite is not a surfaced road, but should be accessible by car when dry and with care and at your own risk.

The site borders the River Dart and is great for a stopover while on a canoeing trip.

Point Field

Camping fees

  • Charge - £7 per person per night (pppn)
  • Children under five years – FREE
  • Minimum booking charge £40 per night
  • Exclusive use £150 per night (min charge) - For up to 21 people. Anyone additional will be charged at £7 each.
  • Maximum group size 30
  • Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult

All camps must be booked at least two weeks in advance with our Programme Administrator.

Email: [email protected] or Tel: 01803 732542 (available weekdays 9am-5pm leaving at 4.30pm on Friday)

Point Field camping

Be delivered to the site - without your own canoe!

Our partners at Canoe Adventures can

  • Deliver you to and collect you from Point Field via canoe. They can collect and drop off from Totnes (where there is a railway station), Stoke Gabriel or Tuckenhay and their canoes have space for a reasonable amount of camping gear.
  • Offer canoe trips from Point Field in long boats which can accommodate up to 6-12 people each. 

For further details and to book, click here:

Canoeing on the River Dart at The Sharpham Trust with Canoe Adventures



Picture credits: Pat Kinsella/Wild Line -

To book, or for more information, contact:

Name: Programme Administrator
Tel: 01803 732542
Email: [email protected]
Address: The Sharpham Trust, Ashprington, Totnes, Devon, UK, TQ9 7UT