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General

  • Green and spacious Dorset site within the Moreton Estate
  • Jurassic Coast, Monkey World and Tank Museum within 15 minutes' drive
  • Café and play area within the grounds; abundance of walks nearby

The scenic country village of Moreton – a peaceful Dorset spot with walled garden, ford and river views – was just made for dawdling, and Walled Garden Campsite, a green and spacious Dorset site, is right around the corner. The upshot? This splendid spot is a prime pick for those seeking relaxing rural hols.

And there's history here too: stay here and you'll be within the historic grounds of one of Dorset's finest estates, famed for its links with the war hero and scholar TE Lawrence (more commonly known as Lawrence Of Arabia).

The Walled Garden Campsite is spread over a flat and open field, adjacent to Moreton's walled garden, café, riding centre and woodland (with guests having unlimited access to the grounds and play area). Guest numbers are deliberately limited here to keep the surrounding village as calm as usual (and ensure there's plenty of space between pitches, with extra-large pitches available for large families). In the centre of the field, a large tree makes a fine spot for snoozing in the shade or picnicking.

Simple facilities like a toilet and shower block, several drinking water taps and sinks are available to guests, and barbecues and firepits are welcome as long as they're safely off the ground. While you're fine to admire the horses in the adjacent field, resist the temptation to pet them or feed them snacks; you'll need to keep dogs on leads at all times too, to save any trouble with the resident animals.

Please bring your own toilet paper, refrain from playing any music and give the staff a bell if you need any help. There are no bins on site, so you'll need to plan to take your rubbish away with you.

The site's just over two miles from the nearest railway station, where you can catch trains to Dorchester, Weymouth, Bournemouth and beyond.

Please note

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

A charge of £1.00 applies for the use of the shower.

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).

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

At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.

Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

There are no bins onsite: all rubbish will need to be taken home with you.

Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

The site has six showers so in busier periods there is a risk that guests may have to queue and hot water is limited.


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8.7

Overall rating based on 100 reviews

 

85% would recommend this site to a friend.

84% would stay here again.

  76% described as Peaceful ?

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Generous space, friendly hosts, clean amenities and a convenient location …12/09/2021

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  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Generous space, friendly hosts, clean amenities and a convenient location to many other places and beaches. Unfortunately we could not explore most of the places we wanted to visit. Next time. We travelled from London, took about 4 hours to get there due to the traffic on the motorways. But, it was worth the trouble and hardship.

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The surrounding were beautiful. And the facilities were brilliant.09/09/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The surrounding were beautiful. And the facilities were brilliant.

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Overcrowded and horrendous sanitary facilities.06/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Quite nice country side near to Lulwort, but very crowded.

    Disliked: 

    Showers and toilets are horrendous, super far from one to another and super stinky, no light, no sockets available, no toilet roll, no hooks or shelves anywhere, ridiculous altogether..Have to buy tokens for shower £1 per 5min of cold spray (no option to modify temperature or pressure). Just left this place sad and stressed before the end of my stay. It’s not even about the money. There’s no reception whatsoever. You literally have to pay for a place to make a bonfire on. Soon they will charge for option of breathing fresh air. Very disappointed.

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Anonymous user

Really nice place with a great area. 6 Shower rooms …06/09/2021

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  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Really nice place with a great area. 6 Shower rooms with hot water, a tidy cleaning area.
    There is also a playground for kids.

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Well defined pitches, pleasant scenery, next door to walled garden …05/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMichael L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Well defined pitches, pleasant scenery, next door to walled garden which was great for the kids. Great location for access to everything dorset has to offer. Pitches are super level.

    Disliked: 

    Probably not enough facilities (toilets) during bank holiday as adjacent fields were also used for camping without extra toilets being added

    Drinking water tap (with hose attached) by toilets was being used to was out people's camping toilets which is gross. Not managements fault but some signage may be helpful.

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Unfortunately my daughter was unwell on the day we were …05/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDave T.Confirmed

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

    Unfortunately my daughter was unwell on the day we were meant to travel so had to turn around and go home 😞

    Disliked: 

    No option for a refund which was disappointing, but appreciate it was short notice. Paid for a holiday we didn’t go on.

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Very nice owner, delivered on promise05/09/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Was exactly as it said on the tin..which was exactly what we wanted
    Make sure to bring a black bag for your rubbish...no bins..but we knew this before we arrived...but if I was charged an extra £5 for the rubbish removal I'd be happier.
    Toilets and showers cleaned multiple times a day

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Great family site; we will definitely be back.03/09/2021

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

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

    Wonderful relaxed atmosphere, great location, lots to do and see without even starting the car.

    Mike is friendly and helpful, but super busy. If you need shower tokens or fire pit logs, give him time to sort it for you.

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Great location and generous pitch sizes. Toilets clean and tidy site01/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPeter K.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Space of pitch, location, great assistance of Mike on site

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    No bins

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Clean nice sized pitches, family friendly , park and animals!01/09/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Nice amount of space on pitch , very clean pitches, nice friendly vibe , room
    For kids to charge around and access to Park and Animal area was Amazing

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Features

Coronavirus

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

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

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent pitches

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Forest

Luxury

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

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Pop-up campsite

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Moreton House, Moreton, Dorset, England, DT2 8RH
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.7012°N 2.2789°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
South Station — 7.0 miles
Post Office — 7.5 miles
Red Lion — 7.5 miles
Train stations
Moreton (Dorset) Rail Station — 1.5 miles
Wool Rail Station — 2.9 miles
Dorchester South Rail Station — 7.0 miles
Ferry ports
Weymouth Ferry Terminal — 9.8 miles
Poole Ferry Terminal — 12.5 miles
Poole Quay Ferry Landing — 12.9 miles
Airports
Bournemouth International Airport — 20.3 miles

Directions


The entrance is clearly marked along with the walled garden, Dovecote Café and free parking; entrance to the campsite is directly through the field.

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

If you're up for stretching your legs and seeking out history as you do so, you can tackle the seven-mile Lawrence of Arabia Trail, which meanders through quiet country lanes down to the Tank Museum (10 minutes' drive) where you can stop at a café for a breather.

Most folk will appreciate the fact that The Walled Garden Campsite is so close to the Jurassic Coast – Weymouth beach, Sea Life Centre and pier (half an hour's drive) make a fab and mightily family-friendly day out, while those seeking generally quieter spots can try Kimmeridge (half an hour) or the Isle of Portland (40 minutes) instead. The popular spots of Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove are about six miles away – drive down there in 15 minutes (or call a local taxi) or go the intrepid route and hike over in a couple of hours or so.

For kid-pleasing outings, try the likes of Monkey World (10 minutes), Dorset Adventure Park (20 minutes), Farmer Palmer's Farm Park (20 minutes) or a trip to the wildlife haven Brownsea Island from Poole Quay (40 minutes).

Must see

  • The Tank Museum (1.6 miles)
  • Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre (2.7 miles)
  • Hardy's Birthplace (5.2 miles)

National Trust

  • Clouds Hill (1.6 miles)
  • Hardy's Cottage (5.3 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. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  12:30 p.m.

The Walled Garden Campsite cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

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

Bookings cannot be amended within 2 day(s) of arrival.

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. The Walled Garden Campsite will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/pitch.

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 The Walled Garden Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The Walled Garden Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near The Walled Garden Campsite? If you're up for stretching your legs and seeking out history as you do so, you can tackle the seven-mile Lawrence of Arabia Trail, which meanders through quiet country lanes down to … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Walled Garden Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  12:30 p.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at The Walled Garden Campsite? 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
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

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.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 2 day(s) of arrival.

Coronavirus
There are no bins onsite: all rubbish will need to be taken home with you.

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
A charge of £1.00 applies for the use of the shower.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.
Disposable barbecues are not permitted.
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 10:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/pitch.
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
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.

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.
If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.
Open fires are prohibited.
Please do not touch or feed the animals.

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 6 a.m..

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

The site has six showers so in busier periods there is a risk that guests may have to queue and hot water is limited.

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