- Simple site by a lake and river on a working Dorset farm
- A quarter of an hour's drive from Lulworth Cove and Dorchester
- Firepits and barbecues welcome; logs and essentials sold on site
An apt name is Misty Meadows – this small pop-up site on a busy working dairy farm just outside the peaceful Dorset village of Owermoigne is regularly graced by atmospheric misty dawns and dusks. The meadows themselves are set in a very sheltered location, with a meandering river on the one side and a small lake on the other.
This spot is an excellent place for family time without any electricity or wifi to distract you, but don't worry – entertainment is provided by the ducks, swans, geese, frogs, deer, dragonflies and other creatures you'll be sharing the site with.
Children can paddle in the river here on hot days (under adult supervision, of course), while elsewhere there are footpaths that start right on the edge of the farm that can take you deep into the local countryside. Barbecues are allowed, so make sure you bring your marshmallows and a comfy chair for stargazing. Some firepits are available to hire if you haven’t got your own, and logs and other essentials are usually sold on site.
Misty Meadows is just under a mile and a half from a well-stocked farm shop in the centre of Owermoigne. Crossways, a slightly larger village with more amenities, is a mile and a half in the other direction.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
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.
Group bookings of 8 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
At least one of the party members must be aged 21 or over.
Minimum spacing of 6 metres between pitches.
This is a quiet site: no music is allowed.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.
Please note that the shower facilities are unisex.
There is no reception on-site: on arrival please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.
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Brilliant site where you can pitch where you like.
Lovely field to camp in, remote and not crowded which …
Fabulous base yo explore from and relax in.
Location, good communication, clean toilets, peaceful setting
Lovely location, quiet and peaceful. Great place to explore the …
Hand sanitising stations
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
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
Dog walk nearby
Large (51-200 pitches)
Mountain biking nearby
- Coach stations
— 5.1 miles
5.1 miles Marks and Spencer — 7.4 miles
7.4 miles Post Office — 9.6 miles
- Train stations
Moreton (Dorset) Rail Station
— 1.4 miles
1.4 miles Wool Rail Station — 4.7 miles
4.7 miles Dorchester South Rail Station — 5.1 miles
- Ferry ports
Weymouth Ferry Terminal
— 7.4 miles
7.4 miles Poole Ferry Terminal — 14.8 miles
14.8 miles Poole Quay Ferry Landing — 15.2 miles
Bournemouth International Airport
— 22.7 miles
This is cider country, so a visit to the Mill House Cider Museum (five minutes' walk) is in order – and, given how much apple-fermenting expertise there is around the place, it'd be almost rude not to pick up a few local ciders at the gift shop while you're at it. Also within walking distance is the Dorset Collection of Clocks (five minutes' walk), a top collection of timepieces housed in the same building.
Lots of top Dorset beaches and seaside spots like Lulworth Cove (15 minutes' drive) and Weymouth (20 minutes) are within easy reach by road, so there are plenty of opportunities for getting out to see the Jurassic Coast along the South West Coast Path at Misty Meadows.
Inland, other top picks include the Tank Museum (15 minutes) with its rip-roaring military displays and Monkey World (15 minutes), one of the largest ape rescue centres in Europe. You might also like to pay a visit to historic Dorchester (15 minutes), Dorset's county town in the middle of Hardy Country, or to see the village of Corfe Castle (25 minutes), home to an impressive Norman fortress, a steam railway and some of the best tea rooms in the area.
- The Tank Museum (3.8 miles)
- Hardy's Birthplace (4.2 miles)
- Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre (5.0 miles)
- Clouds Hill (4.1 miles)
- Hardy's Cottage (4.2 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||3 p.m. –||8 p.m.|
|Depart by:||11 a.m.|
|Arrive:||3 p.m. –||8 p.m.|
|Depart by:||11 a.m.|
Misty Meadows cancellation policy
No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.
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.
Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.
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.
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Misty Meadows 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.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.
Payment methods accepted on the parkAmerican Express
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Misty Meadows have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Misty Meadows dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Misty Meadows? This is cider country, so a visit to the Mill House Cider Museum (five minutes' walk) is in order – and, given how much apple-fermenting expertise there is around the place, it'd … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Misty Meadows?
Camping and touring Arrive: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. Depart by: 11 a.m. On-site accommodation Arrive: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. Depart by: 11 a.m.