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The Walled Garden Campsite

8.6

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General

  • 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.


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8.6

Overall rating based on 106 reviews

 

85% would recommend this site to a friend.

84% would stay here again.

  77% described as Peaceful ?

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Lovely peaceful field12/06/2022

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

  • Unpowered grass campervan site
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  • Liked: 

    Lovley field left to your own devices very peaceful.

    Disliked: 

    Kitchen a field away and no bins

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Very low key site. Was very quiet when we stayed just for one night.09/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAdam D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered grass campervan site
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  • Liked: 

    Peace & quiet and well maintained.

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Basic camping site toilets and showers use able with tokens …08/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJennifer P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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  • Liked: 

    Basic camping site toilets and showers use able with tokens purchased massive field lovely grounds to walk around park coffee shop/cafe on grounds and garden centre and about 20 minute drive to weymouth beach

    Disliked: 

    Had to remember to pack toilet roll as none provided but it does say that in the post.

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Anonymous user

Very nice. Perfect for what we wanted. Great location and …04/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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  • Liked: 

    Very nice. Perfect for what we wanted. Great location and beautiful walled gardens next to camp

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We’ll stay there again05/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGrant W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered grass campervan site
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  • Liked: 

    The location was very peaceful and away from any main roads.
    We wanted basic and peaceful.
    Good clean toilet and shower facilities.
    Adjacent business offers a cafe.
    Great open space. Raised wood burners and bbqs are allowed.

    Disliked: 

    Just a field with no privacy between pitches.

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Anonymous user

Beautiful, great price, tranquil, gorgeous campsite04/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Beautiful campsite, very clean, staff were very friendly approachable and helpful. Loved the site, lots of spaces for children to play. The walled garden was beautiful too, nice little added extra there. We are booking again with the grandparent! Can’t wait. Picture perfect

    Disliked: 

    Would have liked a fresh water tap to be more central but other than that it was a fantastic few days away.

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Anonymous user

Generous space, friendly hosts, clean amenities and a convenient location …12/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered grass tent or trailer tent site
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  • Liked: 

    Generous space, friendly hosts, clean amenities and a convenient location to many other places and beaches. Unfortunately we could not explore most of the places we wanted to visit. Next time. We travelled from London, took about 4 hours to get there due to the traffic on the motorways. But, it was worth the trouble and hardship.

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The surrounding were beautiful. And the facilities were brilliant.09/09/2021

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

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    The surrounding were beautiful. And the facilities were brilliant.

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Overcrowded and horrendous sanitary facilities.06/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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  • Liked: 

    Quite nice country side near to Lulwort, but very crowded.

    Disliked: 

    Showers and toilets are horrendous, super far from one to another and super stinky, no light, no sockets available, no toilet roll, no hooks or shelves anywhere, ridiculous altogether..Have to buy tokens for shower £1 per 5min of cold spray (no option to modify temperature or pressure). Just left this place sad and stressed before the end of my stay. It’s not even about the money. There’s no reception whatsoever. You literally have to pay for a place to make a bonfire on. Soon they will charge for option of breathing fresh air. Very disappointed.

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Anonymous user

Really nice place with a great area. 6 Shower rooms …06/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

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    Really nice place with a great area. 6 Shower rooms with hot water, a tidy cleaning area.
    There is also a playground for kids.

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Features

Coronavirus

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

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

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent sites

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Bush

Hikers’ paradise

Luxury

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump point

Electric car charging point(s)

No hot water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transportation nearby

Type

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

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Moreton House, Moreton, Dorset, England, DT2 8RH
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.7012°N 2.2789°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
South Station — 11.3 kilometres
Post Office — 12.0 kilometres
Red Lion — 12.0 kilometres
Train stations
Moreton (Dorset) Rail Station — 2.4 kilometres
Wool Rail Station — 4.6 kilometres
Dorchester South Rail Station — 11.2 kilometres
Ferry ports
Weymouth Ferry Terminal — 15.8 kilometres
Poole Ferry Terminal — 20.2 kilometres
Poole Quay Ferry Landing — 20.8 kilometres
Airports
Bournemouth International Airport — 32.7 kilometres

Directions


The entrance is clearly marked along with the walled garden, Dovecote Café and free parking; entrance to the campsite is directly through the field.

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

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).

Must see

  • The Tank Museum (2.6 kilometres)
  • Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre (4.4 kilometres)
  • Hardy's Birthplace (8.4 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Clouds Hill (2.6 kilometres)
  • Hardy's Cottage (8.5 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:  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.

Payment

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.

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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Cash
PayPal

Terms and conditions

Site 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.
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Terms and conditions

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

Extras
A charge of £1.00 ($1.87) applies for the use of the shower.

Admission
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

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

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 2 day(s) of arrival.

General
Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

General
Disposable barbecues are not permitted.

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

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the campground/park are unlit.

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

Safety
If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.

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.

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

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

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m..

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.
Please do not touch or feed the animals.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 10:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.
Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the campground/park is able to relet your unit/site.

Occupancy
The campground/park caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

General
The campground/park is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.
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.

Coronavirus
There are no garbage cans onsite: all garbage will need to be taken home with you.

Dogs
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).

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

The site has six showers so in busier periods there is a risk that guests may have to queue and hot water is limited.

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