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General

  • Two miles from a shooting school and with go-kart circuit close by
  • Adjacent to hotel with two restuarants; Dorchester a short drive away
  • Recently redeveloped and just off the A37 at Wardon Hill

Coo. Carrier your flock here for a barrel load of activities at any time of year: Clay Pigeon Caravan Park near Dorchester is just two miles from Dorset Shooting School, a newly established shooting ground where beginners and experts alike can take a shot at have-a-go lessons and professional sessions. Or kart the kids to the go-kart circuit just off the site instead, home of national championships and where Lewis Hamilton won his first race. Sounds like one winning formula to us...

For Sunday carvery and smart eats Clay Pigeon Caravan Park is adjacent to the new George Albert Hotel with the George and Kings restaurants, and there are tasty restaurants and pubs at Dorchester a short drive away (Dorset cream teas, say we).

The park has recently been redeveloped and has large pitches for tents, tourers and motorhomes, with electric hook-up available. It’s in the heart of the Dorset countryside just off the A37 at Wardon Hill, with easy access to Dorchester, Yeovil and the coast.


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Features

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

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Fully serviced pitches

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Gastronomic delight

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent pitches

Location

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  • Wardon Hill, Evershot Dorchester, Dorset, England, DT2 9PW
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.8210°N 2.5554°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Yeovil Bus Station — 8.9 miles
Sherborne Coach Stop — 9.2 miles
Dorchester: South Rail Station Coach Stop — 9.3 miles
Train stations
Maiden Newton Rail Station — 2.9 miles
Chetnole Rail Station — 3.2 miles
Yetminster Rail Station — 5.2 miles
Ferry ports
Weymouth Ferry Terminal — 15.4 miles
Poole Ferry Terminal — 25.8 miles
Poole Quay Ferry Landing — 26.1 miles
Airports
Bournemouth International Airport — 31.8 miles

Directions


Clay Pigeon Caravan Park is on the A37 midway between Dorchester and Yeovil.

By car
From London (2½ - 3 hours): take the M3 until Junction 8. Exit onto the A303 and after approximately 70 miles (at the Cartgate roundabout), take the A3088 to Yeovil. At Yeovil take the A37 for Dorchester. Continue for approximately 9 miles up to the top of the hill. Our entrance is on the left-hand side (signposted The George Albert Hotel and Southern Counties Clay Pigeon). Ample parking is available.

Please note: all guests must check in at The George Albert Hotel. From the A37 follow the signs for the hotel and not the signs for the campsite.

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

Reach the best features of beautiful Dorset within a short drive: country villages and traditional pubs, beaches and the Jurassic Coast, and the gardens, museums, shopping and sightseeing in and around Dorset’s towns and cities.

Historic Dorchester in the Frome Valley is Dorset’s country town: we confidently say there’s enough to do here for all the family whatever floats anyone's boat, from the Roman Amphitheatre and Roman townhouse to Thomas Hardy’s house to the award-winning Dinosaur Museum.

Several other museums are sited in the town: again, all sorts should like the Dorset Teddy Bear Museum and the Tutankhamen Exhibition. Outdoors, the Borough Gardens a few minutes’ walk from the city centre have regular events, tennis courts, playground and a bowling green, and the Durnovaria Town Walk takes in Dorchester’s main sights.

Going coastwards, Weymouth and the Isle of Portland is where the 2012 Olympics sailing events were held and is wondrous for watersporters of all ilks and abilities.

More relaxedly, there are old style pastimes like donkey rides and Punch and Judy on Weymouth’s sheltered sandy beach, a Georgian seafront to stroll down and a seventeenth century harbour to sit at, eat at and watch lobster, crab and fish being landed at. Catch a boat from here to try some sea fishing of your own; boats also go from Weymouth Harbour to the Channel Islands for day trips.

A bit further afield and to the east, Bournemouth and Poole have more Blue Flag beaches, watersports and family attractions: try the land train to Poole from Bournemouth, the Splashdown Water Park and Bournemouth Oceanarium to start.

The Jurassic Coast is easy to reach from these regions too: if you’re not sure where to start, make your way to one of the gateway towns like Charmouth, Lyme Regis or back to Weymouth, and take a guided fossil walk from the Lyme Regis Museum or jump on a Jurassic Coast sea or overland trip from most towns and villages along the route.

Elsewhere in Dorset, sprogs will love you forevermore if you take them to the theme park Adventure Wonderland at Christchurch, the Sea Life at Lodmoor Country Park a short drive from Weymouth or to a punt around Putlake Adventure Farm in Swanage.

Into neighbouring Hampshire, said sprogs will find Paultons Park and Peppa Pig World in the New Forest porking good fun, while bigger kids can swing around at one of Hampshire’s Go Ape! centres, at Ringwood, Southampton and Farnham.

Must see

  • Mapperton House & Gardens (6.9 miles)
  • Hardy's Birthplace (9.6 miles)
  • Abbotsbury Swannery (11.4 miles)

National Trust

  • Hardy's Cottage (9.6 miles)
  • Max Gate (9.7 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.

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Additional terms

Guests must respectful towards other visitors.

Extra cars must be parked in the car park.

Please note: all guests must check in at The George Albert Hotel. From the A37 follow the signs for the hotel and not the signs for the campsite.

There is a charge of 50p to use the shower.

All pitches include one awning or one gazebo or one pup tent only.

A £10 refundable deposit is required upon arrival for the supply of an electrical connection lead adapter.

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