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Clayford Field

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Camper at Clayford, bank hol weekend.

General

  • 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.

Please note

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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9.1

Overall rating based on 174 reviews

 

93% would recommend this site to a friend.

90% would stay here again.

  78% described as Peaceful ?

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OK18/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomChloe C.Confirmed

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

    basic clean level field, three toilets per block (female & male) with one shower in each and one additional shower. The field is gated (you will get a code). The ad says no fires but people had them on the go, not a problem for us. We would have brought our own pit if we had known. Bumpy skinny lane in to the farm. Nothing around other than farmland.

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basic & clean18/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomChloe C.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    You conveniently get text a gate code for entry and exit so can arrive when you want really. Small toilet/shower block (seems to be only one shower in mens and womens toilet block and one separate - 3 total). Outdated but clean. Bins including all types of recycling near toilets. The owners were up early cleaning bathrooms and collecting rubbish. When we stayed the field was fully booked but not at all overcrowded. Plenty of space per pitch. Kids and animals running around free and happy. The advertisement does state no fires however a number of pitches had their own fire pits and fires in the evening. It didn't seem to be a problem. All in all this is a basic, level, gated field with a toilet and shower room.

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Level pitches, great for cycling and walking. Facilities clean.07/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHarriett C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Easy access to the cycle paths. Local shops, pubs within walking distance. Very quiet site great for star gazing and bat watching. Toilets and showers cleaned regularly and very friendly staff. Lots of woods to explore right on the doorstep.

    Non contact sign in was smooth and easy.

    Will be visiting again to explore some more.

    Disliked: 

    Didnt dislike but be prepared for an uneven road into the site. It was being improved on our stay.

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Great basic field with good facilities and friendly owner07/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Large level pitches (pitch where you like)
    Clean facilities
    Lots of space to play
    Welcoming owner
    Children and dog friendly
    Away from main roads

    Disliked: 

    Nothing!

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Nice area. Flat field with plenty of room. Good if …07/09/2020

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

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

    Nice area. Flat field with plenty of room. Good if you want a basic clean campsite with lots of trails to explore.

    Disliked: 

    Very bumpy track to get to the site, ok if not leaving site often but its a bit of a pain if using site as a base & want to go out every day.

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Rural location, sufficient facilities, relatively flat and smooth ground for …06/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Rural location, sufficient facilities, relatively flat and smooth ground for sleeping in and close by cycle routes.

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If you want off the beaten path but with hot …04/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRuth G.Confirmed

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

    If you want off the beaten path but with hot showers and proper flushing toilettes - this is the place. We absolutely loved the fact that there is nothing around but forest and heath. Perfect for hiking and bike rides, no need to get one a road.

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Well presented with the facilities you require, secluded enough02/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdommark w.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    A great out of the way site with the facilities you need. Clean toilet blocks and separate male and female showers.
    A nice level field surrounded by trees
    Just 2 minutes walk from the site there are some spectacular walks through the forest which are very quiet and peaceful
    A 2 mile drive down an unmade road is required to get to the site, entry is only available via a pin code that opens large electric gates, this makes the site nice and secure.
    Lovely friendly staff on the site who clean the facilities regularly and ensure the grounds are well kept.

    I will be going back here.

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    Nothing

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Quiet, all facilities you need, easy Contactless check in. Toilets …02/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHayley J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Quiet, all facilities you need, easy Contactless check in. Toilets cleaned multiple times a day

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Nice level pitches, relaxed atmosphere01/09/2020

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

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Great location, very quiet, nice walks and lovely pub close by. Close to all amenities, supermarkets etc.

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

More frequent emptying of bins

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

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

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

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Forest

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding 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 Uni.: Talbot Campus Coach Stop — 5.6 miles
Ringwood: Meeting House Lane Coach Stop — 5.7 miles
Parkstone: Ashley Road Coach Stop — 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 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.

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:  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.

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:  1 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    Read more
  • 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

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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

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.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Please pick any available pitch on arrival.
The site will send you further check-in information 1 day(s) before your arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 5 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).

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

General
Bookings must not be for more than 40 consecutive nights.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 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.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.
This is a quiet site: no music is allowed.

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.
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

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.
Firearms are not permitted.
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 10 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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