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Haywards Bridge Farm: Swans taking a bath at Haywards Bridge – enjoy this view from your tent

General

  • Wild camping on the banks of the River Stour in Shillingstone
  • A 10-minute drive to Blandford Forum; half an hour to Poole
  • Access to the North Dorset Trailway; village pub a 15-minute walk

What did you get up to during the lockdowns of 2020? The folk at Haywards Bridge Farm had rather a busy time of it – they started up a sustainable veg and pick-your-own project at their scenic rural Dorset location… and then, as if that wasn’t enough, they opened up a small campsite too.

All of this is part of an 8.5-acre rural farm on the banks of the River Stour, with views across the water to Hambledon Hill in the north and Shillingstone railway station (a non-functioning station closed in 1966 but now open with a tasty little café) to the south.

This is a handy spot indeed for many reasons: it’s easily accessed by road (via the A357) and on foot (via the North Dorset Trailway, by the site), with a small supermarket just over the road and Shillingstone’s village pub and playground a 15-minute stroll away. Longer walks along the trailway will take you out into the nearby Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty for more scenic views or visits to Blandford Forum, five miles away.

All efforts have been made to keep this site as sustainable as possible, so it’s all about wild camping here. There’s only a handful of pitches, all right on the riverbank to max out on the views, and guests will have access to toilet facilities but no showers (in fact, there’s no running water so you’ll need to bring drinking water with you). Being an easygoing kind of place, campfires and barbecues are allowed and dogs are welcome as long as they’re kept on a lead.

Please note

This site has no on-site shower facilities.

Bookings must not consist of more than 3 different households.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

There are no bins onsite: all rubbish will need to be taken home with you.

Guests under the age of 4 are not allowed on site.

Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

Please note that the toilet facilities are unisex.


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Really beautiful spot for some wild camping (...and it is …18/10/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAndy G.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent pitch
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    Really beautiful spot for some wild camping (...and it is wild camping). Very peaceful and scenic riverside site with some good fishing too!

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Check-in: one group at a time

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Hand sanitising stations

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Adults only

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Pop-up campsite

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Location

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  • Haywards Lane, Shillingstone, Blandford Forum, Dorset, England, DT11 0QY
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.9063°N 2.2524°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
The Town Hall — 7.3 miles
The Town Hall — 7.3 miles
Virginia Ash — 8.2 miles
Train stations
Gillingham (Dorset) Rail Station — 8.9 miles
Templecombe Rail Station — 9.8 miles
Sherborne Rail Station — 11.7 miles
Ferry ports
Poole Ferry Terminal — 17.8 miles
Poole Quay Ferry Landing — 17.8 miles
Brownsea Island Ferry Landing — 19.9 miles
Airports
Bournemouth International Airport — 20.4 miles

Directions


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Keep it local to start with by popping into Shillingstone Station, where the café and museum are open a few days per week and you can see the work that a group of volunteers are putting in to bringing the heritage railway back to life.

Only a little further away are hill walks to the Iron Age fort on Hambledon Hill or Bulbarrow Hill, or cycling exploits at Okeford Hill Bike Park. All are within an hour and a half’s amble. You may also like to walk down to Blandford Forum in a little under two hours to visit the Fashion Museum and take a tour of the Hall & Woodhouse brewery (you can also drive in 10 minutes if you prefer…)

Looking a little further afield, how about meeting the residents of Monkey World (half an hour’s drive), admiring the physique of the Cerne Giant (25 minutes), picking up a boat trip to Brownsea Island from Poole (half an hour) or hitting the sands of Weymouth (45 minutes)?

Must see

  • Kingston Lacy House and Gardens (11.5 miles)
  • Hardy's Birthplace (13.6 miles)
  • Stourhead House and Garden (14.2 miles)

National Trust

  • White Mill (10.9 miles)
  • Kingston Lacy (11.7 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  7:30 p.m.
Depart by:  12 p.m.

Haywards Bridge Farm cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Haywards Bridge Farm will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/pitch.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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Terms and conditions

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  • Does Haywards Bridge Farm have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Haywards Bridge Farm dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Haywards Bridge Farm? Keep it local to start with by popping into Shillingstone Station, where the café and museum are open a few days per week and you can see the work that a group … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Haywards Bridge Farm?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  7:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Haywards Bridge Farm? From £25 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
Guests under the age of 4 are not allowed on site.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Coronavirus
Bookings must not consist of more than 3 different households.
There are no bins onsite: all rubbish will need to be taken home with you.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Please note that the toilet facilities are unisex.
Quiet hours must be respected between 12 a.m. and 8 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/pitch.
This site does have a catch-and-return fishing policy in place.
This site has no on-site shower facilities.
You'll need an Environment Agency rod licence (you'll need to apply for this beforehand).

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

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