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- Small eco-friendly site on a family farm in the Dorset countryside
- Pick your own pitch on an oak-lined field; campfires allowed
- Close to The Tank Museum and beaches at Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door
If you’re in the mood for a secluded stay among unspoilt Dorset countryside, how does a farm in Wareham, a mile from the nearest road and on the edge of the River Frome, sound?
From Snelling Farm Campsite you can see the sunrise through the mist of the river, take in the glorious countryside air and watch the abundance of roe deer grazing in the evening sunset. This is a real wildlife haven; keep your eyes peeled for swans, ducks and herons on the river, while catching glimpses of a passing kestrel, hare and perhaps a barn owl at dusk if you're lucky.
Keen campers themselves, the owners like to keep things simple and relaxed. Back-to-basics camping is championed here, with stargazing and social meetups around a campfire encouraged. When you arrive, simply follow the signs to the field and pick your spot on the oak-lined, 23-acre field to pitch up. There’s plenty of room to roam on the unrestricted, non-allocated pitches (fab if you’re bringing your dog along), and the team will be over to say hi when they’ve finished tending to their animals.
With sustainability in mind, facilities include electric hot showers and solar showers, washing-up sinks, eco-friendly compost toilets (please bring your own loo roll) and drinking water taps.
The villages of Wool and Crossways (both three miles) have convenience stores for supplies.
Open from 22/07/2022 to 05/09/2022
Minimum spacing of 10 metres between pitches.
This is a quiet campground/park: no music is allowed.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
The campground/park does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dog Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).
Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.
Campfires allowed in a firepit only; a small number are available to borrow on site on a first come first served basis, or please bring your own.
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Great wild camping location, close to lots of things in Dorset
It was just what we where looking for a perfect …
Would recommend and would return. Thank you :)
Really good stay at the site.
From the manager...
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at our site, we have 2 solar showers and 3 further showers which are toasty warm all the time!
Lots of space and very friendly staff and very reasonably priced
From the manager...
We are sorry you didn't like the toilets, as advertised they are compost toilets and we appreciate they are not to everyone's liking. However they are eco friendly and do not use any harsh chemicals or any water at all! We keep them well topped up with sawdust throughout the day. We also have a further 2 solar showers making 5 showers in total. The hot water for the washing up is solar powered so we can't guarantee hot water at all times.
Hand sanitizing stations
Leisure on park
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on park
Car parking by site/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Barbecue grills allowed
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Electric car charging point(s)
Propane/gas cylinders available
Convenience store nearby
Dog walk nearby
Public transportation nearby
Large (51-200 sites)
Horseback riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
- Coach stations
— 11.2 kilometres
11.2 kilometres Red Lion — 11.2 kilometres
11.2 kilometres South Station — 12.1 kilometres
- Train stations
Moreton (Dorset) Rail Station
— 3.4 kilometres
3.4 kilometres Wool Rail Station — 4.1 kilometres
4.1 kilometres Wareham Rail Station — 10.8 kilometres
- Ferry ports
Weymouth Ferry Terminal
— 16.8 kilometres
16.8 kilometres Poole Ferry Terminal — 19.3 kilometres
19.3 kilometres Poole Quay Ferry Landing — 19.9 kilometres
Bournemouth International Airport
— 31.7 kilometres
Do not follow your satnav as it will try and take you through a deep river. When you pass the left-hand turning for Clouds Hill/Bovington Tank Museum, start to slow down as you are taking the next left in 100 yards. Continue down this forest track for about a mile. Take the only turning left (footpath signposted Bovington), which takes you between two fields. On the bend, continue straight through the farm gate and you will see the pitch fields.
There’s fresh air aplenty here; the farm is set on the Lawrence of Arabia Trail, which has more than six miles of family-friendly cycling and walking through Moreton and Bovington forest. And explores can continue into the neighbouring Affpuddle forest, too.
Moreton Ford is a 10-minute walk from the farm, a scenic spot for a picnic by the water, paddling and (maybe) catching a small fish. Slightly further on, you can get your hands (and mouths) on tasty breakfasts and cream teas in Moreton village (15-minute walk), and a visit to the church of St Nicholas and the grave of author TE Lawrence comes recommended.
Despite its rural location, the site is within a short drive of many attractions. The Tank Museum and Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre are both about a 10-minute drive, and Warmwell Leisure Centre (15 minutes) is another good choice, with an indoor pool with wave machine and flume, a dry ski slope and an indoor soft play area to amuse the whole gang.
You can also have a walk or swim at nearby Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door beaches (both 25 minutes). Or take your pick of historical and impressive buildings at Athelhampton House & Gardens (15 minutes), Lulworth Castle (20 minutes), Corfe Castle (20 minutes) or Kingston Lacey estate (half an hour).
- The Tank Museum (2.0 kilometres)
- Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre (3.6 kilometres)
- Lulworth Castle & Park (8.4 kilometres)
- Clouds Hill (1.7 kilometres)
- Hardy's Cottage (9.2 kilometres)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and caravan|
|Arrive:||noon –||8 p.m.|
|Depart by:||2 p.m.|
Snelling Farm Campsite cancellation policy
No refunds within 10 days of arrival date.
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.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Snelling Farm Campsite will debit the balance from your card 10 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 10 days then the balance will be taken immediately.Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Cancellations due to COVID-19 for bookings made before 1 March 2022, can transfer deposits 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.
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- Does Snelling Farm Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Snelling Farm Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Snelling Farm Campsite? There’s fresh air aplenty here; the farm is set on the Lawrence of Arabia Trail, which has more than six miles of family-friendly cycling and walking through Moreton and Bovington forest. And … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Snelling Farm Campsite?
Camping and caravan Arrive: noon – 8 p.m. Depart by: 2 p.m.
- How much does it cost to stay at Snelling Farm Campsite? From $31.76 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability