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Lyons Gate Caravan Park and Fishery: Plenty of space

General

  • Peaceful woodland site in Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Half an hour from Jurassic Coast beaches; 20 minutes from Dorchester
  • Four fishing lakes, woodland trails and café

A peaceful spot in Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, within easy reach of the famed Jurassic Coast and with lots nearby for history and heritage buffs? Sounds like a lucky catch… and that’s not all to reel you in at Lyons Gate Caravan Park and Fishery, a family-friendly site less than 10 minutes’ drive from the scenic Dorset village of Cerne Abbas.

This site is heaven for anyone angling to do a spot of fishing on their hols: there are four well-stocked lakes here where casting a line could land perch, chub, roach, tench, rudd, barbel or 20-pound+ carp, and there’s night fishing (by request) to add another layer of challenge – plenty to keep novices and experts entertained for days.

When nothing’s biting, hunger can be kept at bay with a quick pitstop in the on-site café for a sit-down meal or a cheeky takeaway, and there are a couple of pubs in Cerne Abbas if local eats are on the menu.

Not hooked on spending getaways on the banks? Nature trails crisscross the woodland on site, and kids can swarm the wooded play area if any energy is left after explores. Otherwise, venture out into the AONB to wander the Jurassic Coast, lounge around on sandy beaches, and follow the Thomas Hardy trail to see Dorset as the poet and novelist did.

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Please note

A charge of £0.50 applies for the use of the shower.

The café is closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

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

Electricity is supplied via a prepaid card meter and is charged at £0.20 per kWh. Cards can be purchased from reception, with a minimum spend of £1.

Fishing is £6 per person per day for up to 2 rods. Night fishing is by arrangement and can only be done on one side of a particular lake away from other holidaying guests. The cost is £22 per person for up to 2 rods (no under-14s).


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9.1

Overall rating based on 134 reviews

 

90% would recommend this site to a friend.

86% would stay here again.

  82% described as Peaceful ?

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Lovely site08/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomalison B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Lovely site

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Super, super place07/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGerard M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional gravel and hardstanding touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Fab place, super friendly staff and great fishing

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike

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Warm welcome, lay out and wonderful location05/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomChris G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional gravel and hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Warm welcome, lay out and wonderful location

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Really good site, good facilities excellent staff.06/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSuzanne D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The area, is beautiful, tent pitches were very generous. Rob and Caz made us feel extremely welcome and couldn't do enough to make our stay enjoyable. The fishing was good. Good clean facilities.

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    No O2 signal, EE was fine.

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Excellent campsite04/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSuzanne R.Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Lyons gate is very easy to reach from Bristol. It’s a very relaxing campsite with excellent fishing lakes. Great for children with plenty of space for them to run around. The toilets and shower blocks are very clean. Lovely hot showers.
    The staff are very friendly and helpful. Definitely value for money. There was eleven of us in three tents, next to each other. We all agree that we would love to go back to Lyons gate again.
    It was very easy to book, through pitchup. Looking forward to booking our next
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Excellent site with clean facilities, staff are very helpful03/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSamson S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Site was perfect, Travelled with 2 boys (8,13). Rob and Caz are very friendly and can't do enough for you. The site is very clean, perfect is you want fishing and a relaxing holiday. You will need to drive or get the x11 bus if you want to explore, There is no play ground which we didn't mind however bare that in mind if your booking with smaller kids. There's plenty to do with 30 minutes travel. The pitches are nice and level, and each have there own hook up which is optional.

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Lovely friendly couple running this beautiful tranquil fishing park , …24/05/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional gravel and hardstanding touring pitch
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    Lovely friendly couple running this beautiful tranquil fishing park , the owners couldn’t do enough .

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Staff friendly and go out of their way to help19/05/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSharon H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional gravel and hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Very friendly site beautiful lakes

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    Vans to close together and you need transport to visit other places

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Friendly and informative staff11/05/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDavid F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional gravel and hardstanding touring pitch
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    Fishing lakes right outside pitch

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Wonderful Site. Will be back!08/05/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKate M.Confirmed

  • Electric optional gravel and hardstanding touring pitch
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    Wonderful welcome by very friendly owners. Beautiful pitches right on the lakes. Great fishing. Fab local walking.

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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

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

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Walkers' paradise

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

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

Public transport nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Restaurant nearby

Touring and motorhomes

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Location

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  • Cerne Abbas, Dorchester, Dorset, England, DT2 7AZ
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.8557°N 2.4816°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Sherborne Coach Stop — 6.8 miles
Milborne Port: Coach Stop — 7.7 miles
Yeovil Bus Station — 8.7 miles
Train stations
Chetnole Rail Station — 4.1 miles
Yetminster Rail Station — 4.9 miles
Thornford Rail Station — 5.7 miles
Ferry ports
Weymouth Ferry Terminal — 17.2 miles
Poole Ferry Terminal — 23.7 miles
Poole Quay Ferry Landing — 23.9 miles
Airports
Bournemouth International Airport — 28.9 miles

Directions


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Local attractions

Cerne Abbas has been called ‘Britain’s most desirable village’ to live in and it’s easy to see why. Start stays with a ramble around the stunningly pretty village, stopping in at the pubs to sample the local beer and tottering along to Cerne Abbey where the village’s tradition of brewing began.

Of course, beer isn’t what Cerne Abbas is most famous for, so a trip to the Cerne Abbas Giant (a chalk hill figure of a happily anatomically correct man) comes highly recommended. There’s a viewing spot in the village and closer looks are a stroll away along a waymarked circular trail managed by the National Trust.

If naked desires (sorry) skew more towards grand estates, Minterne House and Gardens are less than five minutes from base – the house isn’t open to the public, but it’s a spectacular backdrop to wanders among Himalayan gardens, designed in the style of Capability Brown.

More urban days are within easy reach at Dorchester, 20 minutes away. The town is the birthplace of Thomas Hardy, and visits to Hardy’s Cottage and his home later in life (Max Gate) are absolute musts. It’s not just literary history here either: there’s the Tutankhamun Exhibition, a Roman amphitheatre, a display of Terracotta Warrior replicas, and a handful of museums for everything from teddy bears to dinosaurs.

Must see

  • Hardy's Birthplace (9.6 miles)
  • Mapperton House & Gardens (10.7 miles)
  • Montacute House (12.1 miles)

National Trust

  • Hardy's Cottage (9.6 miles)
  • Max Gate (10.5 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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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12:30 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  12:30 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  11:30 a.m.

Lyons Gate Caravan Park and Fishery cancellation policy

No refunds within 30 days of arrival date.

More than 30 days before arrival: a £10 cancellation fee will be charged.

Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

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. Lyons Gate Caravan Park and Fishery will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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

Payment methods accepted on the park

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  • Does Lyons Gate Caravan Park and Fishery have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Lyons Gate Caravan Park and Fishery dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Lyons Gate Caravan Park and Fishery? Cerne Abbas has been called ‘Britain’s most desirable village’ to live in and it’s easy to see why. Start stays with a ramble around the stunningly pretty village, stopping in at the … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Lyons Gate Caravan Park and Fishery?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12:30 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  12:30 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Lyons Gate Caravan Park and Fishery? From £19 (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
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Changes to your holiday
Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

Coronavirus
The café is closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

Extras
A charge of £0.50 applies for the use of the shower.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
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.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.
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.

Reception
Reception is open from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. between 01/01 and 31/12.
Reception is unmanned after 6:30 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

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

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

Electricity is supplied via a prepaid card meter and is charged at £0.20 per kWh. Cards can be purchased from reception, with a minimum spend of £1.

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