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Campsite Review -
Damage Barton

The Camping and Caravanning Club Site, Damage Barton, Mortehoe, Woolacombe, North Devon EX34 7EJ
T: 01271 870502 W: www.damagebarton.co.uk
Site visited: 2003
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They say first impressions count, and it's certainly true at Damage Barton. We arrived at about 10.30 in the morning after a five hour drive and were concerned we'd get short shrift after arriving too early. However, after asking about our journey, the owners, Mr and Mrs Lethbridge said we must be tired out and did we fancy a cup of tea! That's the sort of welcome and customer service that costs very little, but is worth it's weight in gold.

Damage Barton is a working beef and sheep fram situated between Woolacombe and Ifracombe on fairly level ground overlooking the sea. The site is very peaceful - no on-site restaurants or pub, not even a playground - but a large open play area and kite field. There's a good on site shop and as you'd expect from a Club site, the toilets and showers are great.

There's lots of great walks from the site itself and the reception has lots of printed walk leaflets. We did one that went to the small coastal village of Lee where we stopped at a fantastic old pub for a couple of pints (it always makes the return journey seem shorter).

Cyclists are also well catered for. There's an old railway line just outside the campsite entrance that's been made into a cycle path. We cycled along it to Ilfracombe, which was a pretty easy ride as it was mainly downhill. The journey back however was a little more tortuous!

The nearby village of Mortehoe (1 1/2 miles) has a couple of pubs and restaurants and if you're a surfer, Woolacombe is a few miles away. There are also many small coves and beaches within a short drive.

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