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- Well-maintained peaceful lakeside site on a farm in Litton Cheney
- A 15-minute drive to Jurassic Coast beaches; half an hour to Weymouth
- Cafe on site, plus lake for swims, fishing and watersports
There are many reasons why one might choose a lakeside location for one’s hols – looking for a spot of fishing perhaps, or easy access to freshwater swims, or somewhere to launch your paddleboards and kayaks.
Any and all of the above are possible at Litton Lakes, a family-run site on a working farm in the pretty Dorset village of Litton Cheney. Its lakeside setting makes it a fine spot for water-based activities (note you'll need to bring your own kit for fishing or watersports), or simply settling down to take in the rural views. Firepits can be hired on site and logs are available to buy if you need a bit of warmth for this last one – particularly welcome after a dip in the water.
The area is something of a walkers’ paradise too, with direct access to a network of footpaths and bridleways, and a dog-walking field just next to the site. If you’d rather set out on two wheels you may like to note that National Cycle Route 2 passes the entrance (and it’s suitable for cyclists of all ages and abilities).
Back at base, the site’s own Purple Turtle Café opens at weekends 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.
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Hand sanitizing stations
Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning
Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning
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
Lake and/or mountain
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Propane/gas cylinders available
Medium (26-50 sites)
- Coach stations
Bridport: Coach Park West Street
— 8.7 kilometres
8.7 kilometres Dorchester: South Rail Station Coach Stop — 14.8 kilometres
14.8 kilometres Weymouth: Town Centre Coach Stops — 17.3 kilometres
- Train stations
Maiden Newton Rail Station
— 9.8 kilometres
9.8 kilometres Upwey Rail Station — 14.4 kilometres
14.4 kilometres Dorchester West Rail Station — 14.4 kilometres
- Ferry ports
Weymouth Ferry Terminal
— 17.8 kilometres
17.8 kilometres Poole Ferry Terminal — 46.2 kilometres
46.2 kilometres Poole Quay Ferry Landing — 46.7 kilometres
Exeter International Airport
— 54.4 kilometres
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).
- Abbotsbury Swannery (6.3 kilometres)
- Mapperton House & Gardens (10.5 kilometres)
- Radipole Lake Nature Reserve (16.7 kilometres)
- Max Gate (15.7 kilometres)
- Hardy's Cottage (18.2 kilometres)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||1 p.m. –||9:30 p.m.|
|Arrive:||1 p.m. –||9:30 p.m.|
Litton Lakes cancellation policy
No refunds within 10 days of arrival date.
Modifications are subject to a £3.00 ($5.31) fee.
Bookings cannot be amended within 5 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.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Litton Lakes 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.
Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/pitch.Deposit transferable during COVID-19. During COVID-19 you can transfer your deposit 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.
Payment methods accepted on the parkCash
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- 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. – 9:30 p.m. Depart by: noon On-site accommodation Arrive: 1 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Depart by: noon