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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, 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.

Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

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

Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.


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9.6

Overall rating based on 136 reviews

 

99% would recommend this site to a friend.

99% would stay here again.

 

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Very friendly welcome at the gate.and nice and peaceful suroundings 31/10/2017

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

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Very friendly welcome at the gate.and nice and peaceful suroundings

    Disliked: 

    Having to leave

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very clean site and facilities. nice little shop 25/10/2017

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

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

    very clean site and facilities. nice little shop

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Excellent well done every body great job 24/10/2017

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

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

    Everthing was great the warm welcome to the fantastic shower block excellent site.
    will be back next year

    Disliked: 

    nothing

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Best camp site we've stayed at. Very high end, facilities ... 16/10/2017

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

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Best camp site we've stayed at. Very high end, facilities are amazingly clean and spacious. Highly recommended.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Excellent facilities and amenities. Very friendly staff 08/10/2017

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

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

    Every is very good, clean.

    Disliked: 

    None

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I only stayed one night. I found the staff very ... 02/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Irene M. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    I only stayed one night. I found the staff very friendly and the site was well situated. The toilet block was warm and very clean. Will certainly visit again.

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DOG FRIENDLY Campsite with first class facilities 24/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Craig B. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    This was our first camping trip and after reading lots of reviews on PITCHUP we chose this based on the comments and excellent facilities. We were not disappointed this is a great site with everything you need.

    - The pitches are well spaced and most have electric hook ups
    - Toilets and Shower are very clean and modern, plenty of both - really impressed
    - Farm shop on site great for milk, bacon, eggs, cakes and other local produce
    - Dog friendly with a separate area to walk them
    - Washing machines, tumber dryers, iron and ironing board, lockers, freezers available to use
    - Washing up station with bowls and washing up liquid provided
    - Local take aways deliver to the site - great if you don't fancy cooking
    - Free wifi
    - Close to some local pubs and a big supermarket
    - Nice and quiet on a night

    Over all this is a great site and has plenty of repeat visitors. Its well located for exploring Dorset would i not hesitate to recommend and would certainly stay again.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike

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Would definitely recommend this site to family & friends 10/09/2017

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Site was very clean & lovely layout. Ideally situated too 😊

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This is a lovely site that is friendly with good facilities. 05/09/2017

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    This site is well kept and tidy. The children's facilities are great with play park and amusement barn. In addition to this the shower block is the best I've ever seen. All in all great value for money.

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Welcome was perfect, taken to pitches on golf buggy to ... 01/09/2017

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Welcome was perfect, taken to pitches on golf buggy to see which pitch we liked best. Facilities were clean, tidy and of high standard. 6 year old loved the play park. 1 year old loved the open space, grass kept cut. 5* campsite

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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

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

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

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

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Large (51-200 pitches)

Location

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

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Weymouth: Town Centre Coach Stops — 2.7 miles
Dorchester: South Rail Station Coach Stop — 4.9 miles
Bridport: Coach Park West Street — 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 31, 10 or 210 service towards Dorchester and alight on Dorchester Road near Upwey train station.

From Dorchester, take the 31, 10 or 210 service towards Weymouth and alight on Dorchester Road near Upwey train station.

From Portland, take the 210 service towards Dorchester and alight on Dorchester Road near Upwey train station.

From Upwey train station, the campsite is about 1.5 miles' walk.

Train
Take the train from Weymouth or Dorchester to Upwey station (which is between Dorchester and Weymouth). From the train station, the campsite 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 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 opps 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. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.

Higher Moor Farm Campsite cancellation policy

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 on arrival.

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

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Dogs
Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

General
Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.
Chinese lanterns, kites, clothes lines are not permitted.
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.

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

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.
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. Cars are not permitted when travelling with a motorhome/campervan.

Additional terms

We can also accept individuals.

For security the main entrance is secured by a code access barrier which only pitch holders are allowed to use, it is not permitted to give the access code to any non residents.

In the event of serious weather conditions we may offer a tow off site service which is at your own risk. You should check that your insurance cover will allow secondary towing.

Campers must allow a minimum of 3m between pitches for fire regulations.

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