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- 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.
Open from 03/08/2022 to 31/08/2022
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Lovely peaceful field
Very low key site. Was very quiet when we stayed just for one night.
Basic camping site toilets and showers use able with tokens …
We’ll stay there again
The surrounding were beautiful. And the facilities were brilliant.
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
Jumbo tent sites
Electric car charging point(s)
No hot water
Propane/gas cylinders available
Convenience store nearby
Dog walk nearby
Nearby farmers' market
Public transportation nearby
Large (51-200 sites)
Horseback riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Mountain biking nearby
- Coach stations
— 11.3 kilometres
11.3 kilometres Post Office — 12.0 kilometres
12.0 kilometres Red Lion — 12.0 kilometres
- Train stations
Moreton (Dorset) Rail Station
— 2.4 kilometres
2.4 kilometres Wool Rail Station — 4.6 kilometres
4.6 kilometres Dorchester South Rail Station — 11.2 kilometres
- Ferry ports
Weymouth Ferry Terminal
— 15.8 kilometres
15.8 kilometres Poole Ferry Terminal — 20.2 kilometres
20.2 kilometres Poole Quay Ferry Landing — 20.8 kilometres
Bournemouth International Airport
— 32.7 kilometres
The entrance is clearly marked along with the walled garden, Dovecote Café and free parking; entrance to the campsite is directly through the field.
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).
- The Tank Museum (2.6 kilometres)
- Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre (4.4 kilometres)
- Hardy's Birthplace (8.4 kilometres)
- Clouds Hill (2.6 kilometres)
- Hardy's Cottage (8.5 kilometres)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and caravan|
|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.
Bookings cannot be amended within 2 day(s) of arrival.
The campground/park is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.
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. 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 campground/park is able to relet your unit/site.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.
Payment methods accepted on the parkBank transfer
Terms and conditionsSite 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 caravan Arrive: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. Depart by: 12:30 p.m.