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- Back-to-basics rural site 10 minutes' drive from Ferndown
- 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.
Open from 28/05/2021 to 30/05/2021
Open from 27/08/2021 to 29/08/2021
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
Bookings must not be for more than 40 consecutive nights.
Group bookings of 3 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not 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.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.
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).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
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Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
Max. persons: 6 x
One Tent or Campervan or Motorhome allowed per pitch
Pitch size : Max 9.1m width x 9.1m depth (30.0ft width x 30.0ft depth) Calculated area: 83.6m² (900.0ft²)
Ground type: Grass
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basic & clean
If you want off the beaten path but with hot …
Quiet, all facilities you need, easy Contactless check in. Toilets …
Check-in: self check-in (unattended)
More frequent emptying of bins
Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Gas cylinders available
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Nearby farmers' market
Medium (26-50 pitches)
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Surf school nearby
- Coach stations
Bournemouth Uni.: Talbot Campus Coach Stop
— 5.6 miles
5.6 miles Ringwood: Meeting House Lane Coach Stop — 5.7 miles
5.7 miles Parkstone: Ashley Road Coach Stop — 6.7 miles
- Train stations
Branksome Rail Station
— 6.7 miles
6.7 miles Bournemouth Rail Station — 7.0 miles
7.0 miles Parkstone (Dorset) Rail Station — 7.1 miles
- Ferry ports
Poole Quay Ferry Landing
— 8.3 miles
8.3 miles Tuckton Tea Gardens Ferry Landing — 8.5 miles
8.5 miles Poole Ferry Terminal — 8.7 miles
Bournemouth International Airport
— 4.9 miles
4.9 miles Southampton Airport — 25.8 miles
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 for a sweep of sandy beaches and traditional family-friendly seaside amusements, 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 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.
- Adventure Wonderland (4.6 miles)
- Kingston Lacy House and Gardens (5.3 miles)
- The Bournemouth Balloon (7.4 miles)
- Kingston Lacy (5.2 miles)
- White Mill (6.5 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||1 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 5 day(s) of arrival.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.
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.
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. During COVID-19 you can transfer your deposit to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted on the parkCash
Terms and conditionsSite 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: 1 p.m. – 9 p.m. Depart by: 12 p.m.
- How much does it cost to stay at Clayford Field? From £20 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability