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Snelling Farm Campsite: Unrestricted pitch sizes

General

  • 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.

Please note

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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9.5

Overall rating based on 13 reviews

 

92% would recommend this site to a friend.

92% would stay here again.

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Great wild camping location, close to lots of things in Dorset07/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLauren G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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  • Liked: 

    Very large, beautiful field, you can choose where to camp. Great play area for kids (tyre swings, hay bales etc). Shower facilities were good (although they also have some solar powered showers which I didn’t try). Staff very friendly and the little on site shop has lots of nice things. Very close to lots of amazing attractions.

    Disliked: 

    Not particularly a dislike, but it’s all part of wild (and eco) camping. They have eco toilets (essentially a long drop) which are quite smelly, but nothing can be done to fix this, it is the nature of the setup! They do have proper toilet seats and a little air freshener to help a bit 😊

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Loads of space, great rope swings and helpful staff.03/06/2022

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    Loads of space, great rope swings and helpful staff.

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It was just what we where looking for a perfect …03/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEmma G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    It was just what we where looking for a perfect camp site

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Would recommend and would return. Thank you :)30/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAbi S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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  • Liked: 

    Very clean compost toilets, lots of space to pitch up where you like, quiet and 'noisy' fields to choose from, showers, dog friendly and small campfires allowed and a nice little walk from the site to a fford and some beautiful gardens.

    Disliked: 

    Shower I used was temperamental, reported to staff (there are electric and eco)
    No music rule - would be nice to have quiet music as long as it doesn't disturb other campers.

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Well kept, flat fields. Camp wherever you like. Plenty of …26/08/2020

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    Well kept, flat fields. Camp wherever you like. Plenty of space and quiet. Eco-loos absolutely fine and very good showers. Lots to do in the area.

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Lovely site, lots of room, toilets & showers good25/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

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  • Liked: 

    There was plenty of room and distance from other campers. The toilets were eco friendly but I would say were cleaner than normal toilets. Showers were very clean and powerful. The campsite was near to attractions, eg Monkey World, and The Tank museum. The campsite owners were excellent and visited us on a daily basis to check we were ok and if we had any problems.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike.

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Really good stay at the site.23/08/2020

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

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  • Liked: 

    Limitless pitches, lots of space, rope swings, plenty of facilities, showers and toilets clean, good value, friendly staff.

    Disliked: 

    Only due to the weather the eco showers were cold, but thats minor.

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!

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Lots of space and very friendly staff and very reasonably priced17/08/2020

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

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  • Liked: 

    A very friendly site perfect for all the family. We have stayed there a few times .there is a rope swing and hay bales for the kids to play on . There is lots of room so plenty of space. Lots of walks nearby and well behaved dogs allowed. we will definitely be coming back next year 😄

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    Nothing

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Nice location, lovely owners, smelly loos!13/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Campsite was spacious, places for children to play. Allowed fires and was pretty location.

    Disliked: 

    The toilets were foul - proper smelly would put me off going again. Not sure if it was the heat?!
    Only 3 showers meant there was often a queue.
    No hot water for washing up!

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.

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This really is a lovely camping site. Eco friendly but …09/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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    This really is a lovely camping site. Eco friendly but still with good hot showers. All facilities were kept very clean. Loads of space to pitch and kids loved to hay bales and tree swings. We will definitely be back next year.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing it’s are new favourite site.

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Features

Coronavirus

Hand sanitizing stations

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundry

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Bush

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump point

Electric car charging point(s)

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Farm

Large (51-200 sites)

Pop-up campsite

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Clouds Hill, Wareham, Dorset, England, BH20 7NQ
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.7052°N 2.2664°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Post Office — 11.2 kilometres
Red Lion — 11.2 kilometres
South Station — 12.1 kilometres
Train stations
Moreton (Dorset) Rail Station — 3.4 kilometres
Wool Rail Station — 4.1 kilometres
Wareham Rail Station — 10.8 kilometres
Ferry ports
Weymouth Ferry Terminal — 16.8 kilometres
Poole Ferry Terminal — 19.3 kilometres
Poole Quay Ferry Landing — 19.9 kilometres
Airports
Bournemouth International Airport — 31.7 kilometres

Directions


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.

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

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).

Must see

  • The Tank Museum (2.0 kilometres)
  • Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre (3.6 kilometres)
  • Lulworth Castle & Park (8.4 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Clouds Hill (1.7 kilometres)
  • Hardy's Cottage (9.2 kilometres)

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 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.

Payment

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.

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 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.
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  • 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

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Terms and conditions

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

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

General
Ground fires are not permitted.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

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.

Coronavirus
Minimum spacing of 10 metres between pitches.

Occupancy
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Safety
Please do not touch or feed the animals.

General
Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..

Dogs
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).

General
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.
This is a quiet campground/park: no music is allowed.

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Sites
You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig and related equipment.

Additional terms

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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