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Clayford Field

9.1

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General

  • Rural site 10 minutes' drive from Ferndown; 30 mins from Bournemouth
  • Just off the 17-mile Castleman Trailway for walks and bike rides
  • A 10-minute walk from a country pub and Chinese restaurant

Walkies time… whether you’ve brought a dog pal along or not, Clayford Field is a cracking spot for those who like a bit of rural roaming on foot.

This simple Dorset site is surrounded by places to get out and stretch your legs: it’s reached via two miles of gravel bridleway and encircled by the woods and fields of the Holt Heath National Nature Reserve, Uddens Park and Ferndown Forest, and a 10-minute toddle from the nearest pub and Chinese restaurant (perhaps the most rewarding walk of all?). Ferndown and Wimborne Minster are both about 10 minutes’ drive away for urban bits like supermarkets and restaurants.

Cycling types and more energetic walkers can head straight out onto the Castleman Trailway, a 17-mile stretch of disused railway line that leads all the way to Poole or the New Forest depending on which way you angle your sights. Golf, fishing and watersports are also nearby, and it’s half an hour's drive to the coast for beach days.

Free spirits will be in their element here, as this is a place where you can pick your own pitch, to have as much space and shade as you like in the secluded six-acre field. There’s plenty of space for games, and access to basic facilities in the form of a toilet, shower and fresh water standpipe.


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9.1

Overall rating based on 184 reviews

 

91% would recommend this site to a friend.

90% would stay here again.

  76% described as Peaceful ?

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Excellent site Close to cycle paths and close pub.02/09/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
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    Large pitches, warm shower and flushing toilets. Owner very helpful. Close to lovely flat cycle route and Close to pub. Loved that you could pitch tent wherever we liked. We will be back

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    Nothing

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A lovely stay in a very quiet location surrounded by …31/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKaren A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
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    A lovely stay in a very quiet location surrounded by forest. What could be better. The perfect location to visit our daughter in Bournemouth and very reasonably priced. Pitches were level with plenty of space.

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Great for a chilled stay. Locked field giving you peace of mind.30/08/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
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    Free to pitch wherever, dog friendly, clean facilities and peaceful

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Excellent site, exactly as expected. Friendly owner, good facilities30/08/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
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    Good amount of space, facilities and dog friendly

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V quiet, great location for those with dogs or who …25/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMichael D.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
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    V quiet, great location for those with dogs or who like to wander. Easy access and good showers and WC. WIFI even worked well down the fast end of the field!!

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What a find, lovely site with the basics toilets and …24/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDenise J.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
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    What a find, lovely site with the basics toilets and showers. I arrived in the area early Thursday and after receiving my text message with the gate pass. I messaged and explained that I was already in the area. I really appreciated the offer to pitch up early, as it was the furthest I'd ever driven on my own 150 miles. I stayed 2 nights and a friend joined me on the second night and we took a stroll to the golf club for dinner which not only was a nice meal but a nice walk too. Would recommend site as very peaceful and was ideal for a stop before going to Vdubs at the pub in Winborne Minster. Would definitely stay again.Thank you

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nice n simple , long smooth rough lane but no …24/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomnick p.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
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    nice n simple , long smooth rough lane but no potholes to get to it, take supplies before go to pitch, shower was a bonus , very. clean n tidy everyone spreadout lots space mowed grass short, wifi good

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Excellent, site located in a forest, plenty of walks23/08/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
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    Beautiful location, quiet place

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Peaceful & spacious21/08/2021

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

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    Peaceful & spacious

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Great place to stay, excellent facilities, nice and clean. Flat …21/08/2021

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

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    Great place to stay, excellent facilities, nice and clean. Flat pitches.

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

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

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

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Forest

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Type

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Medium (26-50 pitches)

Pop-up campsite

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Surf school nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Clayford House, Clayford, Wimborne, Dorset, England, BH21 7BJ
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.8240°N 1.9156°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bournemouth University — 5.6 miles
Meeting House Lane — 5.6 miles
St Johns Church — 6.7 miles
Train stations
Branksome Rail Station — 6.7 miles
Bournemouth Rail Station — 7.0 miles
Parkstone (Dorset) Rail Station — 7.1 miles
Ferry ports
Poole Quay Ferry Landing — 8.3 miles
Tuckton Tea Gardens Ferry Landing — 8.5 miles
Poole Ferry Terminal — 8.7 miles
Airports
Bournemouth International Airport — 4.9 miles
Southampton Airport — 25.8 miles

Directions


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

Boots or bikes are a given, so you can get out onto all those local trails, but it’s also worth chucking your fishing kit and/or golf clubs in the car – the White Sheet Trout Fishery is about a five-minute drive away and the Ferndown Forest Golf Club about 10.

A riding stables is 20 minutes away for those who’d like to hack through the woods, and there’s wakeboarding, kayaking, paddleboarding and a crazy inflatable obstacle course on the lake at New Forest Water Park (25 minutes).

It’s a half-hour drive to the Dorset coast from here – set your sights on Bournemouth or Sandbanks for a sweep of sandy beaches, or head to Poole for boat trips to the nature reserve on Brownsea Island.

Treating the kids to a day out? Let them pick from Farmer Palmer's Farm Park, the waterslides at Splashdown waterpark, the friendly cartoon characters of Peppa Pig World or animal antics at Monkey World; all are within a 45-minute drive. On a smaller scale (literally) is Wimborne Model Town, 10 minutes away.

Must see

  • Adventure Wonderland (4.6 miles)
  • Kingston Lacy House and Gardens (5.3 miles)
  • The Bournemouth Balloon (7.4 miles)

National Trust

  • Kingston Lacy (5.2 miles)
  • White Mill (6.5 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. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  12 p.m.

Clayford Field cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 4 day(s) of arrival.

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Clayford Field will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

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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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Clayford Field have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Clayford Field dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Clayford Field? Boots or bikes are a given, so you can get out onto all those local trails, but it’s also worth chucking your fishing kit and/or golf clubs in the car – the … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Clayford Field?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
There is no reception at this site. Please check in at the number provided by sending a text instead.
The site will send you further check-in information 1 day(s) before your arrival.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 4 day(s) of arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Public areas are non-smoking.
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..
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.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 3 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.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
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.
No vehicle movement between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/campervan please select the extra.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

Please note that access to the site is along a two-mile gravel bridleway.

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