An explorer's guide to the islands of Britain

Lundy camping

A wild yet civilised island where the Atlantic Ocean and Bristol Channel meet this flat-topped granite outcrop of plunging cliffs is a place apart and an 18 km hop from the North Devon coast. Lundy campsite is a bit of a windy, wilderness experience within easy reach of the pub.

Location: Bristol Channel

Campsite facilities: 3 hot showers; 4 toilets; sinks for washing dishes; washing machine; no electricity after midnight

Dog friendly: No

Local facilities: There is a shop next to the campsite and, within a 2-minute walk, the much-loved Marisco Tavern that serves tasty food including Lundy lamb and locally caught fish; it’s also the place to chat to the islanders or the warden and to check the noticeboard for what’s going on.

Getting to Lundy: the island ship, MS Oldenburg, departs from Bideford and Ilfracombe between March and October (adult/child return £52/26). A helicopter shuttle service runs during the winter (£87/46).

Getting to the campsite: 800 metre walk from the Quay; luggage and camping equipment is checked into the MS Oldenberg hold on departure and then transported direct to the campsite for you to pick up.

Don’t miss: walking Lundy’s coastal walk , to see all of the highlights of the island.

The full route is described in the guidebook, ‘Islandeering: adventures around the edge of Britain’s hidden islands‘.

Nearby islands: whilst you are there, there’s a lot more to explore, check them out here

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