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Back of Beyond Touring, Camping and Glamping Park

9.6
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Our lovely fishing lake for you to enjoy

General

  • Peaceful secluded park over a 30-acre wildlife haven
  • Free fishing in the site's river and wildlife lakes in season
  • 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.

Anglers are welcome to try their luck on the park's lakes and river, but the site staff point out that casting off here means you'll be competing against the local wildlife, so guests are also welcome to use the site's small access part of the River Moors, which can be fished between 15 June and 15 March (bring your own equipment including a current fishing licence). Boules and a five-acre nine-hole pitch and putt course among the squirrels, moles and rabbits; hire the necessary bits and pieces for play 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

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, Saturday 4 July 2020.

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

Guests under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.

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

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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).

Guests must bring their own duvets, pillows, sheets and towels when staying in rental accommodation. You will not be allowed to stay if you do not bring these items.


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9.6

Overall rating based on 240 reviews

 

97% would recommend this site to a friend.

96% would stay here again.

  93% described as Peaceful ?

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This is an over 18’s campsite which fulfilled our well earned break09/07/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomClaire W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Allocated pitches, modern & regularly cleaned facilities. Pop up bar & small shop for essentials. Very friendly & our dog loved the daily walks over the woodlands.

    Disliked: 

    Dog had to be on lead at all times on site & we were unable to visit the beautiful Lakes, due to dogs not being allowed in this area.

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Large pitches quiet good clean facilities09/07/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomchristine b.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Friendly owners and staff nothing was too much trouble for them.

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excellent site with clean facilities, staff are very helpful09/07/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch (no pets)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very tidy everyone is happy staff are helpful amd very quiet

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Very clean facilities, level pitch,25/03/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKaren S.Confirmed

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

    Very beautiful place, nature friendly, dog friendly, all you need, lovely welcome.

    Disliked: 

    Had to come home

From the manager...

Thank you Karen.
Hope to see you again in the near future.

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beautiful site, woodland for dog walks, fish and chips Saturday!23/03/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Clean tidy beautifully kept site

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Thank you so much. We hope we will be open again soon for your next visit.

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would stay again as do clean and friendly19/03/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or campervan pitch (two man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The location and facilities on site were very very good. Toilets immaculate and the site it’s self is kept in excellent order. Walking through the woods and the lake was lovely. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

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From the manager...

We hope to see you again soon.
Many thanks

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Very friendly and helpful staff, quiet site, nice walks around …18/03/2020

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

  • Electric hardstanding and grass pitch (XL)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very friendly and helpful staff, quiet site, nice walks around lakes and in woodland. Fire pits for hire

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Thank you Andrew.
Hope to see you again soon.

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Astro/hard pitches, warm/clean showers and private/quiet. Friendly and helpful wardens.13/03/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Astro/hard pitches, warm/clean showers and private/quiet. Friendly and helpful wardens.

    Disliked: 

    Wifi was intermittent.

From the manager...

Thank you for the great review. We are so glad you enjoyed the brand new Astro Turf camping pitch.
Come again.

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Welcoming friendly staff nice location04/11/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRichard R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • All-Weather electric pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Welcoming friendly staff nice location

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From the manager...

Thank you for the top score Richard.

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Lovely site and lovely staff02/11/2019

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

  • All-Weather electric pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    staff very friendly and accommodating from the time you arrive you are walked to your pitch and the facilities are pointed out to you along the way which is a lovely personal touch,great walks within the site also quiet and peaceful would recommend and would stay again

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From the manager...

Thank you so much.
We hope you will come again in the new season.

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Features

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

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Camping pods

Jumbo tent pitches

Pre-erected tents

Shepherd's huts

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

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

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

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

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

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

A late departure could be available if requested at reception.

Camping and touring: no arrivals after 7pm in March, April and October, and after 8pm from May to September.

Back of Beyond Touring, Camping and Glamping Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, Saturday 4 July 2020.

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. Back of Beyond Touring, Camping and Glamping 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.

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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Cash
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Site booking terms and conditions

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  • Can bookings for Back of Beyond Touring, Camping and Glamping Park be amended free of charge? Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, Saturday 4 July 2020. Read more
  • Does Back of Beyond Touring, Camping and Glamping Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Back of Beyond Touring, Camping and Glamping Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Back of Beyond Touring, Camping and Glamping Park? 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 … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Back of Beyond Touring, Camping and Glamping Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.

    A late departure could be available if requested at reception.

    Camping and touring: no arrivals after 7pm in March, April and October, and after 8pm from May to September.

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  • How much does it cost to stay at Back of Beyond Touring, Camping and Glamping Park? From £15 (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
Guests 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.

Coronavirus
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, Saturday 4 July 2020.
Guests must bring their own duvets, pillows, sheets and towels when staying in rental accommodation. You will not be allowed to stay if you do not bring these items.

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.
Open fires are prohibited.

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 are not permitted on site.

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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