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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 is reached via a quiet country lane and 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 number of pitches is carefully managed among all this undisturbed space and, even better for a stampede of liberated parents, the park is adults-only.

Restful pastimes on site 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).

Guests can generally pick their own pitches and a particularly wildlife-filled option is available in ‘Emma’s Field’, a woodland glade. Although Back-of-Beyond is very dog-friendly, they aren’t allowed in Emma’s Field or around the fishing lakes (but pooches can let off steam in the ten-acre woodland area set aside especially for canines).

New owners Victoria and Martin took over Back-of-Beyond in February 2014 and are gently determined to keep the peaceful ethos of the site as well as keep guests tranquil re standards: the up-to-date facilities include three heated loo and shower blocks with power showers and hot water, a private/disabled shower room, hairdryers, indoor and outdoor washing-up areas and 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.

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

Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) 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.

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

Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.

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


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9.4

Overall rating based on 233 reviews

 

95% would recommend this site to a friend.

91% would stay here again.

 

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Will definitly be going back 23/10/2017

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

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

    Reception staff were really friendly and the store was well stocked shower and toilet facilities were very clean and if a good standard

    Disliked: 

    Grass was a little long and slightly uneven and patches of mud were awnings had been

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and level pitches 17/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom nigel_b227599 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Quiet and Clean Site. Very Helpful friendly staff pleasant settings....

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Thank you Nigel. Do come and see us again soon.

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Amazing experiance! Brilliant staff just overall perfectn 09/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Charlotte G. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Beach bell tent
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  • Liked: 

    Was better than we expected! And the staff was so friendly and welcoming

    Disliked: 

    Nothing.

From the manager...

With a 'better than expected' and a 'Amazing experience' for our Bell Tent then we know we are on the right track.
Many thanks for the review.

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We will go back again 09/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Ian B. Confirmed

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

    -Onto pitch and setup in minutes.
    -Nice wardens - were very helpful and we had a long chat about all things MH as we are Newbies.
    -Services (toilets, showers, disposals, etc, perfecly good, and well kept/clean.
    -Useful little shop, and also external caterers (pizza, fish-n-chips, BBQ, bakers) turn un at regular times
    -Not a comms dead-spot - so phone, 4G, Television all worked fine
    -Adult only, so very peaceful
    -Secure, with automatic gated access
    -Lovely grounds, wodland walks, pitch-n-nput, fishing, etc
    -Very close to sea-side - we went to Poole, Bournemouth and other places in less than an hour on day-trips in the MH

    Disliked: 

    My fault really ... if you follow SAT-NAV to the postcode you will arrive at the wrong place. I should have read the email properly, which explained exactly how to find the place.

From the manager...

Thank you for the top notch review of so many different aspects and the reminder to avoid Sat Navs on finding us.
We are very glad you enjoyed your stay and that you will be coming back again.

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and level pitches 02/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom neil_a124420 Confirmed

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

    Liked it all. Even though we turned up late and in the dark, the owner was there to greet us and guide us to our pitch. We then had to leave early the next morning, even though it was Sunday, they still came out early to let us out.
    Thanks for everything, will definately be back.

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Thank you Neil.
We will look forward to your next visit.

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Site erycleanand friendly great facilities 02/10/2017

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

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

    Site erycleanand friendly great facilities

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Thank you and do visit us again.

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Very clean site 23/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Andrew W. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Toilet and shower block was very clean with lots of space to put your clothes in. Our dog really enjoyed the walks in the forest area.

    Disliked: 

    Shower going off after 10 seconds having to keep pushing it on, know it’s to conserve water but time limit could be longer.

From the manager...

Thank you for the great review. We are pleased you liked the shower blocks and the dog walking area.
The showers are on timers for the water conservation that is a important aspect of the parks ethos and why we have the top scoring David Bellamy Conservation Award. Obviously you can push the buttons as often as you want.
Normally they are set for 30 seconds but sometimes they can go wrong. We will check them all to ensure that there is a good time on each.
Many thanks again.

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Great retreat to get away from it all 21/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom karen_h477245 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Campfires allowed (note you cannot use wood). Really spacious pitches. Great facilities. Peace and quiet. Location, easy to get to the New Forest and the Poole/Bournemouth beaches. Friendly staff. Very relaxing just what we needed.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to say

From the manager...

Thank you Karen.
Please come again soon.

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quiet peacefull site,friendly helpfull staff.toilets and showers allways very clean. 19/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom david h. Confirmed

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

    quiet peacefull site,friendly helpfull staff.toilets and showers allways very clean.

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From the manager...

Thank you so much for the 10 out of 10 review. We really appreciate it and will look forward to your next visit.

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Very organized site and peaceful. Very clean would recomend. To ... 18/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Graham T. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Very organized site and peaceful. Very clean would recomend. To others and staff very polite. Very good

    Disliked: 

    Nothing. That was disliked

From the manager...

Thank you for the lovely comments. We will look forward to your next visit.

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

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Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

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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

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


We do have issues with our 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 our 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 our lane, pass Shamba and go through the twin towers to our 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

On the edge of the New Forest, Back-of-Beyond has Avon Heath and Moors Valley Country Parks, Ringwood and Avon Heath within soothing cycling distance (hire a bike on site if you’re not bringing your own); Bournemouth and Poole a little further on, and for city sightseers, Salisbury and Christchurch within easy reach. 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—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 (do try and make room for Wimborne Minster and Stapehill Abbey Crafts and Gardens too).

Shop, sightsee and club the night away in Bournemouth, or stick to its sandy stretches for sunbathing, surfing among the artificial reef and windsurfing; on land, canter about the countryside on horseback or zip around the 50 or so exhibits at the Bournemouth Aviation Museum. A bangingly good nearby attraction is the Ringwood Raceway, with banger, stock car racing and crackingly good crashes.

Christchurch, Poole, Salisbury, Winchester and the Jurassic coast are 20–30 minutes’ drive away coastwards and inland for a mammoth amount of things to see and do to suit all tastes: miles of award-winning beaches, sea fishing, fossil walks, cathedrals 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:  12 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.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 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.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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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.

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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