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Back of Beyond Touring, Camping and Glamping Park

9.7
Back of Beyond Touring, Camping and Glamping Park: Reception and Monty's Bar (photo added by manager on 01/08/2023)

General

  • Peaceful secluded park over a 30-acre wildlife haven
  • Bournemouth and Christchurch 20 minutes' drive
  • Woodlands walks, pitch and putt, library and boules all available

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 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).

Facilities here include heated toilet and shower blocks, a private disabled shower room, hairdryers, washing-up areas, a reception area, Monty's Bar and a shop.

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 5 pennants

Please note

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).

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.

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

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

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.


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Reviews

9.7

Overall rating based on 290 reviews

 

98% would recommend this site to a friend.

96% would stay here again.

  84% described as Peaceful ?

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Site kept in lovely condition and staff were helpful01/01/2024

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

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

    Clean toilets, showers and shop. Area was ok lots of places to visit. Good customer service

    Disliked: 

    Bar only open till 8 pm was a disappointment we don't want to go to bed at 8 pm. There was lots of vacant places don't understand why we had to book 5 days when we would of preferred 4 this shouldn't be dictated how long you have to stay.

From the manager...

Thank you Anita. We do hope you come again.
Monty's bar is for a late afternoon, early evening drink. We are not a pub, so we do close at 8.30pm for the peace and tranquillity of the park. We do have the Woodman and the St Leonards pubs that you can walk to from the park.
Christmas and New Year are high season due to demand. That is why we have a 5 night minimum stay. We were completely full for New Year so maybe the empty pitches were customers out for the day in Motor homes?
Many thanks and I hope you do come again.

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Booked for New Year next year clean site well run NO road noise28/12/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGillian C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Quiet pitch size of pitch no noise. Friendly site nice bar area.

    Disliked: 

    Not great selection foods in shop but it was end season. Milk went off quickly. But loved site we left day early due to storm brewing. Would off preferred to stay for New Year but said no spaces.

From the manager...

Hi Gillian. Thank you for the review. The shop is only a small shop for essentials, so we cant stock a huge range. However we have many supermarkets all in a small drive from us. New Year is very popular and sells out fast. We are already half sold for 2024 New year, so if you want to join us get booked in soon.

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Lovely site18/12/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding and grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The food vans
    The covered bar

    Disliked: 

    More night time lighting

From the manager...

Thank you for the review and the top score. We do have low lighting at the park and sensor lighting for the shower blocks, but we wont put street lighting up as we have so many customers who enjoy the starts and the lack of light pollution. We would always recommend a torch for night time walking. Many thanks

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Excellent site facilities superb07/12/2023

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

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding and grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Everything about the place Back of Beyond Highly recommended

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From the manager...

Thank you for the top score. We really appreciate it.

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Friendly staff well maintained site the site. Spacious level pitches19/12/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Perfect pitch size well maintained grounds and shower/toilets.
    Having stayed there in winter with frost on the ground it was an amazing place to stay.
    We enjoyed walking through the forest and around the lovely ponds it had a lovely christmas feel.
    There is a very large picnic area with amazing views.
    Food vendors are a great plus we didn’t use the outside bar although it looked snug with the heaters and people had blankets. We are looking forward to returning in spring/ summer

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From the manager...

Thank you so much and we will look forward to seeing you in 2024.
Best regards
Martin

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Amazing place to stay04/12/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLuke B.Confirmed

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

    We loved everything about this place. The location, the check in, the facilities, the pitches... Everything was brilliant. The place even has WiFi that did not totally suck and was accessible form the van. In fact, my wife and I thought that it was one of the best places we've stayed in the campervan. Full stop. Great work thanks for a lovely stay.

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Thank you Luke. Our pleasure. If you liked it so much on a rainy day in December you should come back in the Spring. You will be blown away at how beautiful it is then. Do come again.

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Excellent site nice staff good facilities heated shower block03/12/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSue J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Level gravel pitch, added picnic table, excellent clean heated toilets and showers, nice bar food vans visit with lots of choice daily so no need to cook

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Thank you Sue. Hope you come and see us again soon.

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Excellent facilities, huge site with plenty of room and level …01/12/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDonna N.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Astro Turf electric hardstanding and grass pitch (large)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Excellent facilities, huge site with plenty of room and level pitches, adult only, within very easy reach of places to visit. We had a very relaxing few days away and will definitely be back.

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From the manager...

Thank you Donna. That's so nice to hear.

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Cleanliness of the site and amenities Good shop, bar and …19/11/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAlan H.Confirmed

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

    Cleanliness of the site and amenities
    Good shop, bar and entertainment
    Friendly and helpful staff

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to report

From the manager...

Thank you for the review. I hope you will come back soon.

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Loved my stay here. I was made to feel very …28/11/2023

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomangela t.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Loved my stay here. I was made to feel very welcome by the staff and other campers as I was travelling alone.
    The campsite was very well kept. Toilet blocks were absolutely beautiful constant running hot water for the shower heated towel rail (luxury 🥰🥰)
    There was a lovely bar to sit in from 4 o'clock until 8 o'clock every night and from Monday to Thursday, happy hour from 4 to 6 which was lovely and on the Saturday night of my stay there was a band which was really, really nice. The bar was called an outside bar but had wooden roofs and plastic sheeting for walls. But it also had heaters and a lovely log burner for the cold evenings very cosy. Most nights a different food van would come with various choices. Fish and chips, pizza, Thai etc.

    There was also a dog walking area and also a lovely lake.
    The campsite shop and some lovely items in it. Stocked with all your essentials.
    I've already booked for next year.
    Can't wait.

    I can't comment on WIFI as I didn't use it

    WOULD 100% RECOMMEND

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Thank you so much Angela. We are so pleased you had a great stay with us. Do come and stay again soon.

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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

Pétanque

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

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Tents for hire

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Adults only

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent pitches

Themes

Forest

Lake and/or mountain

Leave the car at home

Luxury

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal freezer

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

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

Touring and motorhomes

Motorhome service point

Location

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

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Meeting House Lane — 3.0 miles
Bournemouth University — 6.2 miles
Bournemouth Station — 7.1 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 the site 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 simple 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:  2 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

April to October arrivals are allowed between 2pm - 7pm.

Back of Beyond Touring, Camping and Glamping Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 4 weeks of arrival date.

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, Camping and Glamping Park will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.

    April to October arrivals are allowed between 2pm - 7pm.

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Dogs are not permitted in Emma's Glade.

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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