Camping at The Sharpham Trust

Point Field is closed from October 2021 to March 2022. The best way to find out when we open for 2022 bookings is via our newsletter which you can subscribe to below.

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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


Point Field is The Sharpham Trust's campsite bordering the River Dart - although it's not the easiest place to get to by road (better by canoe).

It's spartan but in a spectacular setting, suiting those who like their camping wild & natural!

View further information/guidelines about Point Field

Camping at Point Field, Sharpham

Camping fees - 2021

Point Field is only available to be booked exclusively on a per night basis

  • Exclusive use £150 per night (min charge) - For up to 20 people. Anyone additional will be charged at £7.50 per person per night
  • Children under five years – FREE
  • Maximum group size 30
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

Campers at Point Field campsite

Calendar and booking here

We keep this calendar as up to date as possible. But there may be times when dates show as available on the calendar but are unavailable on our bookings system. If you have any queries, email [email protected]

Point Field is closed from October 2021 to March 2022. The best way to find out when we open for 2022 bookings is via our newsletter. If you're not subscribed you can sign up to it here:




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.


Campers around the fire at Point Field

Covid 19 - keeping you safe

1. The Government has relaxed restrictions but continues to recommend caution.

2. Groups at Point Field are limited to 30 people maximum.


3. Users should maintain 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.

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 -
George Fielding - on Instagram @through.georges.lens
Paddle boards via Bluefin Sups on Instagram @bluefinsups
Clothing & drybags from Rooster Kit on Instagram @roosterkit
Portable Stove from Anevay Stoves on Instagram @anevay_stoves



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