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Bridgewood: Open spacious pitches

General

  • Dog-friendly six-acre site in an ancient Dorset woodland
  • A 15-minute drive to Dorchester and Sherborne; 40 minutes to Weymouth
  • Firepits allowed; woodland tracks; local pub 15 minutes’ walk away

Searching for a remote-feeling site with woodland pitches and bushcraft opportunities around? You won’t be barking up the wrong tree at Bridgewood, a dog-friendly site in a six-acre corner of the 70-acre Bridge Wood in Dorset, an ancient area of woodland. Here, you’ll have your pick of spacious, open pitches in glades, with woodland trails around and lots of spots to get stuck into den-making or bushcraft.

Well, things both look and feel majestic here, what with the tall trees overhead. Those of you who are after a remote spot can head deeper into the woods with help from the site’s mini tractor and trailer, as they'll help to transport any heavy goods you’ve got down the tracks.

Firepits are a way to wind down in the evening here, as long as they’re well-contained (it is a woodland, after all). Another option is to head to the local pub, which is either two minutes’ drive away or a leisurely 15-minutes’ country walk.

There’s free car parking in the site’s adjacent field to keep vehicles away from the woods, so it’s also easy to get out and pick up a few bits and pieces from the nearest food shop, 15 minutes’ drive away.

As for facilities on the site, these include a composting toilet and solar shower – comfortable, convenient and eco-friendly.

Please note

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.

Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.

If reception is closed on arrival: please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.

If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.

Single-sex bookings of 2 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Bookings must not consist of more than 2 different households.

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

At least one of the party members must be aged 25 or over.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

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

The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.


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Excellent site. Thank you!28/10/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We were thrilled to discover this almost untouched beautiful pine woodland!
    We rambled along some stunning local walks, popped into the welcoming local pub and settled down with a campfire in the evening... accompanied all day by birdsong and at twilight by the owls!

    For us, perfect!

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Brilliant hosts Paul and sarah!!26/09/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The Pine forest was magical like something out of a fairy tale!

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    Eeerrrrm???

From the manager...

It was great to meet you all. Thank you for the lovely review, it was our pleasure to have you stay and hope you will revisit us again soon!

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Ticked every single box for us! 👍👍🌳💚🌲💚23/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJane E.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Surroundings, lay out of pitches ( not too close to others), facilities, peace and quiet, lots of wildlife, even saw 2 deer 😍 Lovely owners too! Just left us to get on with our stay. Thankyou to you both for letting us enjoy your'e fantastic woods! 😍🌲💚🌳💚

    Disliked: 

    Wished we could have stayed for longer!

From the manager...

We are so pleased you chose us to stay with us and that you enjoyed your stay - we certainly enjoyed meeting you both and sharing our woods :)

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Loved this site, will return. Very private. Facilities clean.05/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Everything

    Disliked: 

    Tricky to find, definitely need to use what 3 words.

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Thank you for your kind review our what 3 words location is ///arrives.exclusive.circle this takes you straight to our reception area.

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Warm welcome, lovely area, we had a great stay, very nice honey too;)04/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPaula Z.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Location; enough facilities to feel comfortable but still have a rural experience, wouldn’t add anything more

    Disliked: 

    Trolleys to help us to move our stuff around were useful but not stable enough so a little bit frustrating, we think simple wheelbarrows would be more effective

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We stayed at the campsite for 2 nights and really …03/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMarina R.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    We stayed at the campsite for 2 nights and really enjoyed it.
    Very peaceful and wonderful place if you like camping in the forest.
    The host is very friendly and helpful.
    The facilities are basic, but that wasn't an issue for us. Have to say that even though the facilities are simple, they are super clean.
    We loved everything about this campsite and we defo gonna visit it again!

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Wonderful option for 'wild-like' woodland camping - a lovely time away31/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBaz V.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Scenic woodlands, lots of privacy, friendly host, great value, neighbouring a charming local pub. Lots to do in the area if you want to explore or visit the nearby villages - would highly recommend.

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Peaceful, lots of space, great host, location and prices.27/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomernest s.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Peaceful, lots of space, great host, location and prices.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Superb, semi wild site. Perfect place for natural, peaceful time out.23/08/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent pitch
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    Completely unique woodland setting. Proximity to pub and tourist attractions.

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Check-in: one group at a time

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

Forest

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

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Location

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  • 2 Manor Farm Cottages, Middlemarsh, Sherborne, Dorset, England, DT9 5QN
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.8685°N 2.4790°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Greenhill — 5.9 miles
Coldharbour — 6.0 miles
Queens Head — 6.8 miles
Train stations
Chetnole Rail Station — 4.1 miles
Yetminster Rail Station — 4.5 miles
Thornford Rail Station — 5.2 miles
Ferry ports
Weymouth Ferry Terminal — 18.0 miles
Poole Ferry Terminal — 24.0 miles
Poole Quay Ferry Landing — 24.2 miles
Airports
Bournemouth International Airport — 29.0 miles

Directions


The site entrance is at the second house down the access lane into the woods.

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

You’ll have had a good taste of woodland life on site, so it might suit you to mix things up with a little salt, sea and sand. One of the closest coastal patches is Weymouth beach (40 minutes’ drive) and there’s a good sandy stretch here, plus paddleboards and kayaks for hire to get out on the water.

A little further away, the Jurassic coast is truly your oyster, as the rocky coves of the Isle of Portland (50 minutes) and fossil-hunting down Lyme Regis (an hour) are a day trip away.

What of some historic sites along the way? Well, the National Trust’s Cerne Giant (10 minutes) is an interesting one, as the chalk hillside gives way to an ancient club-wielding sculpture of a man. There are two castles in the market town of Sherborne (15 minutes) and elsewhere, Forde Abbey House and Gardens (45 minutes) has a house with tapestries and a plant nursery of old.

To end, perhaps you’ll want to mix and match the town with a more remote wildlife haven? The high street, cinemas and eateries in Dorchester (15 minutes) are certainly a nice buzz after the peaceful nature reserve in Alners Gorse Butterfly Reserve (15 minutes).

Must see

  • Hardy's Birthplace (10.3 miles)
  • Mapperton House & Gardens (11.2 miles)
  • Montacute House (11.7 miles)

National Trust

  • Hardy's Cottage (10.3 miles)
  • Max Gate (11.3 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:  2 p.m. –  7:30 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  7:30 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Bridgewood cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

Bookings cannot be amended within 4 day(s) of arrival.

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

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.

The remainder is payable direct to Bridgewood on arrival.

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Cash
Cheque

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Bridgewood have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Bridgewood dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Bridgewood? You’ll have had a good taste of woodland life on site, so it might suit you to mix things up with a little salt, sea and sand. One of the closest coastal … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Bridgewood?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  7:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Bridgewood? From £30 (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.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
At least one of the party members must be aged 25 or over.
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.
Please pick any available pitch on arrival.
The site will send you further check-in information 5 day(s) before your arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 4 day(s) of arrival.

Coronavirus
Bookings must not consist of more than 2 different households.

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.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

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/shower facilities are unisex.
Public areas are non-smoking.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.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.
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.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 2 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

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

Reception
If reception is closed on arrival: please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.
Open fires are prohibited.
Please do not touch or feed the animals.

Vehicles
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
No vehicle movement between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 10 p.m..

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