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General

  • Peaceful secluded park over a 30-acre wildlife haven
  • Free fishing on the site's own lakes and rivers
  • Woodlands walks, pitch and putt, library and boules all available

If there was an award for ‘most aptly named park’, Back-of-Beyond Touring Park in Dorset might just carry off the gong – and you'd likely give it an accolade or three for activities, location and quiet calm too.

Spread over 30 acres of Dorset woodland, river, heathland and lakes, Back-of-Beyond meanders over countryside naturally inhabited by a wide variety of wildlife: look out for deer, squirrels, moles, rabbits and the soaring sights of birds including the resident woodpecker. The site is dog friendly too (apart from in one of the wildlife-laden accommodation areas) and there's a 10-acre woodland area set aside especially for canines.

Restful pastimes include free fishing on the park’s lakes and rivers (bring your own equipment and pick up a fishing licence when you arrive); boules; woodland walks, and a five-acre nine-hole pitch and putt course among the squirrels, moles and rabbits (hire the necessary bits and pieces on site).

The up-to-date facilities include three heated toilet and shower blocks with power showers and hot water, a private/disabled shower room, hairdryers, indoor and outdoor washing-up areas and a reception with morning bakery, lending library, newspapers, launderette and a shop selling bottled gas and essentials. All amenities are free to use and open 24 hours a day.

Essential supplies (food and beer) can be found at the two excellent pubs within walking distance; supermarkets, restaurants and two caravan and camping centres are within a few minutes by car.

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award AA 4 pennants

Please note

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

This is an adults-only site. Children under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.

Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.

Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.


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9.6

Overall rating based on 282 reviews

 

95% would recommend this site to a friend.

94% would stay here again.

 

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Lovely site, friendly staff very clean facilities pitch was level 14/10/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anne B. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely campsite, very peaceful lovely woodlands on site, pub close by ( 5 mins by car or a 20 minute walk) one of the nicest sites we have stayed on. Clean toilets and shower blocks. 18 +campsite

    Disliked: 

    Not a biggy but shower stalls a bit on the small side

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Thank you so much for the top score.
We hope to see you again soon.

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Really peaceful adults-only campsite with good facilities and a very ... 11/10/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Mark F. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Really peaceful adults-only campsite with good facilities and a very nice area for dog walking, including a small forest.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike

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Thank you for the review and the recommendation.
Do come again.

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The facilities are modern and clean. A quiet, lovely and ... 04/10/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Debbie A. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Kingfisher camping pod
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The facilities are modern and clean. A quiet, lovely and very pretty site. Staff are very friendly and helpful. I would definately recommend and hope to return again myself

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Thank you for the review and recommendation of the glamping camping pods.
We will look forward to seeing you again soon.

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great site highly recommend friend visit this site 02/10/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom william b. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    big pitch very quiet great staff shower blocks very clean and fishing lake was ok .will definatley be returning to this site

    Disliked: 

    same as most other sites now only 10 amp electric supply

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Thank you for the top score for our park.
Do visit us again soon.

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and level pitches 01/10/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Shaun G. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    whats not to like? a well kept clean and tidy site, with all you need, even a dog wash.
    The staff were all very polite,friendly and most helpful. We really liked the peace and quite, even our dogs stayed in bed longer. An excellent dog walking area.
    A perfect break for us, we will return in the future.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing at all to dislike hear.

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Thank you for the great review amd we are so glad you all enjoyed it, especially the dog.

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Very happy it was an excellent choice for our Anniversary. 22/09/2018

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  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Generous sized pitches, dog walking on site, friendly staff, clean and spacious facilities also even a purpose built dog shower, caters well for those less mobile. Centrally located so plenty to visit

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We are so glad you had a great anniversary stay with us.
Do stay again soon.

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The site was quiet, very tidy and clean. Excellent shower ... 21/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sally D. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The site was quiet, very tidy and clean. Excellent shower blocks. We were shown various pitches on the site upon our arrival, which meant we could choose the one we liked. That was a nice touch. The pitch was level and well maintained. Plenty of space for our large tent and car. Extremely friendly and courteous staff.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing.

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Thank you. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay with us and the park so much.
Do come again soon.

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Excellent site. Very friendly staff, nice and spacious pitches 19/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom morgan b. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Everything! Very friendly and helpful. Fire pits to rent. The shop. Great dog walking area

    Disliked: 

    Quite a bit of traffic noise. But soon get used to it

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Thank you for the camping review of the park.
We hope you can visit us again soon.

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Would be happy to go back. 17/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sara B. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Excellent facilities & very helpful staff.

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Thank you for the top score on the park.
Come again soon.

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Staff were fantastic. Facilities clean. Lakes were lovely. Pitch and ... 17/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lyzette D. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Staff were fantastic. Facilities clean. Lakes were lovely. Pitch and putt course was great fun!

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Thank you for the top score and the fantastic comments. DO come and stay with us again in the future.

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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

Pétanque

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

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Tents for hire

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Motorhome service point

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Rules

Adults only

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Forest

Lake and/or mountain

Leave the car at home

Luxury

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Camping pods

Jumbo tent pitches

Pre-erected tents

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

Location

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  • 234 Ringwood Road, St Leonards, Dorset, England, BH24 2SB
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.8286°N 1.8541°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Ringwood: Meeting House Lane Coach Stop — 3.0 miles
Bournemouth Uni.: Talbot Campus Coach Stop — 6.2 miles
Christchurch Coach Stop — 7.0 miles
Train stations
Pokesdown Rail Station — 6.9 miles
Christchurch Rail Station — 7.0 miles
Bournemouth Rail Station — 7.0 miles
Ferry ports
Tuckton Tea Gardens Ferry Landing — 7.4 miles
Christchurch Quay Ferry Landing — 7.5 miles
Wick Christchurch Ferry Landing — 7.6 miles
Airports
Bournemouth International Airport — 3.7 miles
Southampton Airport — 23.2 miles

Directions


Some guests have issues with the site address when put into some satnav devices. Please print out these directions and follow these when you are close to the site to ensure you find us easily.

From the north or east:
From the M3, take J14 onto the M27 westbound and join the A31 (signposted Ringwood). Pass Ringwood; stay on the A31 to St. Leonards and pass St. Leonards Hotel on left. At the next roundabout (signed Boundary Lane), turn right into the site lane. Take care: this turn is set back from the roundabout by a few yards, so look for the site sign and one for Shamba.

From the west:
Follow the signs for Ringwood on the A31 eastbound. Pass The Woodman pub on your left. At the next roundabout go straight over and immediately left into the site lane.

Drive straight down the lane, pass Shamba and go through the twin towers to the site barrier. When you arrive at the barrier system press the button for attention.

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

Back-of-Beyond has Avon Heath and Moors Valley Country Parks, Ringwood and Avon Heath within soothing cycling distance (hire a bike on site); Bournemouth and Poole a little further on, and for city sightseers, Christchurch and Salisbury within 20 and 40 minutes. Maps of local bike routes are provided free in reception. If you’re sightseeing via car, the A31 is half a mile away for access to the New Forest and the Jurassic Coast.

Very varied sights and activities are handy within an easy five to 15 minutes’ drive, whether your tastes range towards pottering around museums, historic houses and New Forest villages, birdwatching on Avon Heath, picking up bargains at boot sales/shopping centres, or sampling the best of cream teas and local produce in Dorset cafés and restaurants. The biggest undercover market in the south of England, including a massive flea market and car boot sale every Saturday, is at Wimborne a few miles away.

Christchurch, Poole, Salisbury, Winchester and the Jurassic coast are 20 to 30 minutes’ drive away for a mammoth amount of things to see and do to suit all tastes: miles of award-winning beaches, sea fishing, fossil walks and National Trust houses and gardens.

Must see

  • Adventure Wonderland (3.8 miles)
  • The Bournemouth Balloon (7.5 miles)
  • Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum (7.7 miles)

National Trust

  • Kingston Lacy (7.9 miles)
  • White Mill (9.2 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 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.

Back-of-Beyond Touring Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Back-of-Beyond Touring Park will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Pitches: a £10.00 deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.

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

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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
This is an adults-only site. Children under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.

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.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 10:30 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.
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.

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy, a fine of £10.00 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
Pitches: a £10.00 deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.

Reception
Reception is open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. between 01/05 and 01/09.
Reception is unmanned after 5 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.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 9 p.m..
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

Dogs are not permitted in Emma's Field.

Campfires are only permitted only if using a firepit and concrete slab. The site can provide raised fire baskets along with eco-compressed woodchip briquettes, fire lighters and kindling subject to extra charge. Open fires are not allowed.

Ball games are only permitted in the designated area.

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