Hiking or hacking? Family-run Rosewall is set among the spectacular scenery of the Jurassic Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty five miles east of Weymouth, on the seam of both inland and coastal walking routes and with Rosewall Equestrian riding school on the doorstep for hackers of all abilities.
Of coarse, you might want to cast off instead at Rosewall’s own fishing lake – the 1.5 acre Wally’s Lake set in a wooden valley and crammed with carp, roach, tench and bream to be landed by all levels of angler (you’ll need your licence and to pick up a day ticket at reception or at the stables). There are a variety of swims too, with the south side of the lake deeper for experienced swimmers and the island end providing shallower water ideal for surface fishing.
Or break out the paintbox: Rosewall has fab views over Ringstead Bay and the Dorset countryside, and is in the hamlet of Osmington Mills, set on canvas by Constable on several occasions who spent his honeymoon in the area; it’s a quick scramble from the campsite to the rockpools and beach of Osmington Bay.
Rosewall has a 13-acre camping field with pitches for tents and motorhomes; there are two modern loo and shower blocks with hairdryer and shaver points and washing-up facilities. The park also has a laundry room, shop and disabled facilities. The Smugglers Inn and the Sunray pubs both serve food and are within walking distance.
This is a family/couples and walkers' park. We do not accept stag or hen parties, single sex or any under 18s group. We welcome family groups.
Check availability at Rosewall…
Depart: (2 nights)
Unallocated grass pitch (max. unit 8m x 8m), without electric. Customers can choose their own pitch, subject to a minimum of 6m from the closest tent/motorhome. Awnings included.
Max. persons: 6x
Unallocated grass pitch (max. unit 8m x 8m), without electric.
Customers can choose their own pitch, subject to a minimum of 6m from the closest tent/motorhome.