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Higher Moor Farm Campsite

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General

  • Peaceful family-friendly farm a few miles from Weymouth
  • Family-run for over 40 years
  • Play area, ball park area and shop

Let your spirits soar at Higher Moor Farm Campsite, a peaceful family-friendly site a few miles from the sandy stretches of Weymouth, set among eight acres of Dorset countryside.

The family who run Higher Moor have farmed here for over 40 years, so can answer any questions or give tips on what to see and do in the surrounding countryside, even if your first or most pressing issue is where to get the best fish and chips locally (usually a good first question on arriving at a site). Daniel and his friendly team will do their best to ensure you have a tiptop stay, with facilities and services kept to the highest standards.

As well as the usual amenities among this spectacular scenery, the farm has a play area, a ball park area and a shop. Two supermarkets within five minutes’ drive.

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.

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

The grocery shop is open between 31/03 and 29/10.

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

Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.

Minimum spacing of 3 metres between pitches.

Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.


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Reviews

9.5

Overall rating based on 150 reviews

 

95% would recommend this site to a friend.

95% would stay here again.

  90% described as Peaceful ?

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We arrived to a very warm welcome from Daniel27/10/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTom Y.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass and gravel pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Everything

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    Nothing

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High quality site in easy reach of Weymouth.20/10/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Clean, tidy and nicely laid out. Facilities are excellent. Clearly a significant investment has been made at this site. Staff polite and helpful too.

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Friendly welcome. Clean facilities. Small site with level pitches.15/10/2022

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

  • Electric grass and gravel pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Quiet

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Nice quiet site, not that far from Weymouth town centre. …15/10/2022

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

  • Microlodge
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Nice quiet site, not that far from Weymouth town centre. Lovely friendly staff and accommodation was lovely a clean and fit for a short stay. Site was well maintained and would definitely stay again.

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Excellent10/10/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass and gravel pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Lovely clean site, friendly staff,even accommodated us on late checkout to watch the Weymouth beach race.we will definitely be returning.we ordered food from just eat delivered to site .

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Beautiful surroundings, clean facilities, with polite welcoming staff04/10/2022

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

  • Lodge (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Beautiful surroundings and well kept grounds. The accommodation was clean and provided everything you would need including Wi-fi. The welcome box was a pleasant surprise, it included washing up liquid, tea towel etc. The staff were welcoming and polite. There is a play barn that children can play and a very polite member of staff kindly offered to open on request. There is also a clean well kept outdoor park for children.

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    No evening entertainment. The farm shop was expensive.

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The best of both worlds with this site, rural, and close to Weymouth.30/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric grass and gravel pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    A large site, with gravel pitches. Upon arrival we were given the option to choose our own pitch. A lot of the pitches are not level, but we managed to find one that was not too bad. The toilet and shower block look new. Spotlessly clean, with plenty of facilities for the size of the site. The location of the site is rural, which was nice. You can walk into Weymouth, if you are feeling energetic! It is about a 3-4 mile walk depending on the route that is taken, other than that you would need a vehicle to explore the surrounding area. There is also a small shop on site in the reception area, and access to WIFI, which on the whole was a very good signal. Although the site was averagely busy during our stay, it remained very peaceful.

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Excellant site with clean modern facilities.27/09/2022

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

  • Electric grass and gravel pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Cleanliness of the site and facilities.
    You could pick your own pitch.

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Lovely campsite nice and clean ...26/09/2022

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Yes

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excellent Campsite with pristine shower and toilet block well maintained …20/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomWesley P.Confirmed

  • Electric grass and gravel pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    excellent Campsite with pristine shower and toilet block well maintained and cleaned

    Definitely come back again

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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Hand sanitising stations

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)

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

Local produce

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

Camping 2.0

Microlodges

Themes

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

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

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Motorhome service point

Location

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  • Nottington, Weymouth, Dorset, England, DT3 4BW
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.6457°N 2.4867°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Marks and Spencer — 2.8 miles
South Station — 4.9 miles
Coach Station — 13.6 miles
Train stations
Upwey Rail Station — 0.9 miles
Weymouth Rail Station — 2.5 miles
Dorchester South Rail Station — 4.9 miles
Ferry ports
Weymouth Ferry Terminal — 3.1 miles
Poole Ferry Terminal — 22.1 miles
Poole Quay Ferry Landing — 22.5 miles
Airports
Bournemouth International Airport — 30.1 miles

Directions


By car
From the A35, at the Dorchester roundabout, take the A354 to Weymouth. Coming into Weymouth on the A354 Relief Road turn right at the Manor Road roundabout (Morrisons supermarket on left) onto the B3159 signposted Upwey. Travel for approximately one mile and then turn left into Nottington Lane, signposted Nottington and Buckland Ripers. Once over the bridge keep right toward Buckland Ripers; once through the village and after the bend, Higher Moor Farm is on the left-hand side.

By bus
From Weymouth, take the 2 towards Littlemoor or the 10 towards Dorchester and alight on Dorchester Road at Wey Valley School.

From Dorchester, take the 10 service towards Weymouth and alight on Dorchester Road at Wey Valley School.

By train
Take the train from Weymouth or Dorchester to Upwey station. From the train station, the site is about 1.5 miles' walk.

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

Higher Moor Farm Campsite is minutes away from the 2012 Olympic sailing venue of Weymouth, with its sandy bay, Georgian seafront, first-class watersports facilities, Sea Life Centre and regular events including dragon boat racing and fireworks festivals. (Keep an eye out for the sand modeller, whose family has been sculpting sand in Weymouth for generations.) Portland’s also crammed with watersports options including scuba diving, and you can go fishing and rock climbing here too.

The Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site is minutes away from the campsite with its ancient cliffs, walks, biking and riding trails, boat trips, angling and fossil-hunting: try the long shingle stretch at nearby Chesil Beach or Lyme Regis.

If you like your history a few million years more modern, try Dorchester with its Roman amphitheatre, or go on a history tour of Dorset to take in its castles, stately homes and gardens as well as its ancient forts and landmarks.

For birdwatching and wildlife spotting, the RSPB reserve Radipole Lake is about five miles away from Higher Moor and has regular events, family activities and a visitor centre. There’s also the popular Studland Beach & Nature Reserve along the coast at Swanage, which was the inspiration for Toytown in the Noddy stories and which has all six species of British reptiles dwelling round about.

If you have mini naturalists in the family, they’ll also like walking among the mute swan colony at Abbotsbury Swannery, chattering with the inhabitants at the Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre or feeling fancy at the (free) Fancys Family Farm in Portland.

Elsewhere in Dorset, the appropriately-named Poole with its natural harbour is another highly popular spot with watersports enthusiasts and is easily accessible from Higher Moor, as is the neighbouring seaside town of Bournemouth. For other day trips, try Swanage, Wareham or East Bay – or take a ferry ride to one of the Channel Islands from Weymouth.

Must see

  • Weymouth Sea Life Park and Marine Sanctuary (2.2 miles)
  • Radipole Lake Nature Reserve (2.4 miles)
  • Abbotsbury Swannery (5.1 miles)

National Trust

  • Max Gate (5.2 miles)
  • Hardy's Cottage (7.2 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. –  5 p.m.
Depart by:  12 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  5 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Higher Moor Farm Campsite cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.

The remainder is payable direct to Higher Moor Farm Campsite on arrival.

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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 Higher Moor Farm Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Higher Moor Farm Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Higher Moor Farm Campsite? Higher Moor Farm Campsite is minutes away from the 2012 Olympic sailing venue of Weymouth, with its sandy bay, Georgian seafront, first-class watersports facilities, Sea Life Centre and regular events including dragon … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Higher Moor Farm Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  5 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  5 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Higher Moor Farm Campsite? From £22 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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