Litton Lakes

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Visitor image - Aerial view of the site (added by manager 10 Feb 2023)
Watersports on litton lakes (added by manager 12 aug 2020)
Beautiful site (added by james_m244250 03 jun 2022)
Bell tent at night (added by manager 06 apr 2022)

  • Well-maintained peaceful lakeside site on a farm in Litton Cheney
  • A 15-minute drive to Jurassic Coast beaches; half an hour to Weymouth
  • Café on site, plus lake for swimming and watersports
Litton Lakes is a family-run Dorset lakeside site with spacious pitches on a working farm in the pretty village of Litton Cheney. The area is something of a walkers’ paradise, with direct access to a network of footpaths and bridleways, and a dog-walking field just next to the site for any four-legged pals that haven’t had enough of a stretch. If you’d rather set out on two wheels you may like to note that National Cycle Route 2 passes the entrance to the site (and it’s suitable for cyclists of all ages and abilities). Back at base after any such outings, guests can get some more activity in by launching their paddleboards or kayaks on the lake, taking a dip in the fresh water or simply settling down to admire the far-reaching countryside views (firepits can be hired and logs are available to buy if you need a bit of warmth to help you dry off after a dip). And if what you really need is some sustenance? The site’s own Purple Turtle Café (open Friday to Sunday) should be your first port of call, for splendid cakes accompanied by cups of tea and freshly brewed coffee by the lake. You’re also welcome to light barbecues for bigger meals, or you might like to take a stroll down to the local pub, five minutes’ walk away. This is a peaceful and family-friendly site that’s particularly attractive for those with an interest in photography as there’s some gorgeous scenery to snap nearby. It’s also in an area of very low light pollution, so stargazing should be on the schedule too if possible.

Site type

Tent pitches 15
Touring caravan pitches 15
Motorhome pitches 15
Open now
Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • Dogs are not allowed if you are staying in the accommodation units.
  • Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

Languages spoken

Croatian

Open from Thu, 28 Mar to

Pitch types & availability

Reviews

96%

would recommend this site to a friend

95%

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

A beautiful campsite. We will be back.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Becky A. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Litton Lakes is a fantastic campsite. The camping area is spacious with good clean facilities. The lake is beautiful and a wonderful addition. The cafe is a great too which delicious drinks and food. The range of vegan options is excellent too, and the staff are very friendly and happy to help. We will be back.

Disliked: Only two showers and two toilets but only had to wait a few minutes at times.

Recommend to friends Visit again

We are back soon!

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Kata G. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Lovely welcoming, felt looked after, grass is great, facilities are great, fires, smiles and peace and quiet. Didnt want to leave. Swam in pond twice, kayaked on it. Cafe was closed these days but never mind. Was not busy and was worth it!

Recommend to friends Visit again

Lots of space and the lake is wonderful!…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Shirley H. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Lots of space and the lake is wonderful!

Disliked: Wish the cafe were open every day!

Recommend to friends Visit again

Friendly staff and great facilities

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: We liked the atmosphere, facilities, and the area

Recommend to friends Visit again

100% going again, love this happy, clean little site.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Simon S. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Bell tent (basic)

Liked: Our third time here, but this time as kids are not babies we booked a bell tent for the weekend. We had a lovely break even if weather was dicey😆. The site is a beautiful place, toilets are well looked after and it’s not too loud or busy in the evening. Lovely for paddle boarding and sitting round a fire in the evening. The bell tent was a luxury as no packing away and was very spacious.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Beautiful site, one of the best, it is our favourite

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Sharon R. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: The lake, the surroundings, the welcome, the peace, the flat pitch, the cafe, the pub!

Recommend to friends Visit again

Lovely friendly staff made this site one we will definelty return to.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Clean, well looked after small peaceful site. Lake and dog walking field great assets. The cafe was also a bonus. Charlie the visiting farmer was a great addition to the stay; amazing milk and burgers.

Recommend to friends Visit again

loved this site - the lake - the camping area. also…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Jyoti M. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: loved this site - the lake - the camping area. also loved that it was small and quiet in the evenings

Recommend to friends Visit again

Great value site

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 8
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass pitch

Liked: Great little site, quiet, friendly, hot showers, clean toilets, great walks. Will be returning again this year.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Very clean, very welcoming…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Bell tent (basic)

Liked: Very clean, very welcoming

Disliked: Nil

Recommend to friends Visit again


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

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

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. 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

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

Litton Lakes

Litton Lane

Litton Cheney

Dorset

England

DT2 9DH

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

50.70736°N
-2.64692°W

Nearest transport

Coach
5.4 mi Coach Station
9.2 mi South Station
10.8 mi Marks and Spencer
Rail
6.1 mi Maiden Newton Rail Station
8.9 mi Upwey Rail Station
9 mi Dorchester West Rail Station
Ferry
11.1 mi Weymouth Ferry Terminal
28.7 mi Poole Ferry Terminal
29 mi Poole Quay Ferry Landing

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

Need a tipple to top off your evening by the lake? Take a 10-minute walk along to the village’s very own vineyard, Bride Valley Vineyard, for tours, tastings and a bottle or two to sip while the sun goes down. (If you’re more of a beer drinker, you’ll need to take the 15-minute drive to Palmers Brewery, which also runs excellent tours.) Time for the beach? Take your pick from the scenic offerings of West Bay and Burton Bradstock (both 15 minutes’ drive) and the 18-mile shingle stretch at Chesil Beach (half an hour), or head off to Weymouth (half an hour) to see the Sandworld sand sculptures and ogle the underwater beasts at the Sea Life Centre. Away from the coast, top days out might take you to Abbotsbury Swannery and gardens (20 minutes) or to explore the Teddy Bear Museum, Dinosaur Museum and Maiden Castle Iron Age fort in Dorchester (half an hour).

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Hive 3.4 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
West Bay (West) 5.2 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Eypemouth 6.1 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Seatown 7.8 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Weymouth Lodmoor 10.6 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Abbotsbury Swannery 3.9 mi

Mapperton House & Gardens 6.5 mi

Radipole Lake Nature Reserve 10.4 mi

Weymouth Sea Life Park and Marine Sanctuary 10.4 mi

Hardy's Birthplace 11.4 mi

National Trust

Max Gate 9.8 mi

Hardy's Cottage 11.3 mi

Montacute House 17.1 mi

Clouds Hill 17.3 mi

Tintinhull Garden 18.7 mi

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Other

South from Little Bredy 2.9 mi

Eggardon Hill and Powerstock 3 mi

BRIDEHEAD 3.4 mi

ABBOTSBURY GARDENS 3.4 mi

Abbotsbury - West Bexington - Chesil Beach - Abbotsbury 3.9 mi

Local events

  • Dorset County Show (Saturday 7 September 2024 – Saturday 7 September 2024)

    Dorchester, Dorset 9.7 mi

  • Tolpuddle Martyrs' Festival and Rally (Friday 19 July 2024 – Friday 19 July 2024)

    Dorchester, Dorset 15.6 mi

  • Tankfest (Friday 28 June 2024 – Friday 28 June 2024)

    Wareham, Dorset 17.7 mi

  • Camp Bestival Dorset (Thursday 25 July 2024 – Thursday 25 July 2024)

    Wareham, Dorset 19.8 mi

  • Sidmouth Folk Festival (Friday 2 August 2024 – Friday 2 August 2024)

    Sidmouth, Devon 25.8 mi

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.

Nearest sites

Unfortunately, we have no nearby bookable sites.

Want to know more about camping in Dorset?

  • Does Litton Lakes have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Litton Lakes dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Litton Lakes? Need a tipple to top off your evening by the lake? Take a 10-minute walk along to the village’s very own vineyard, Bride Valley Vineyard, for tours, tastings and a bottle or … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Litton Lakes?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  7:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  7:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Litton Lakes? From £22 (for 1 night, 6 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.