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Donkey Down Camping at Culliford Tree

9.7
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Donkey Down Camping at Culliford Tree: Tents under the trees

General

  • Spacious site over 10 acres of a working farm with great views
  • A 10-minute drive from Dorchester and 15 minutes from Weymouth
  • Walk from the site into Came Woods or to Osmington White Horse

With Neolithic tumuli and some top-notch views, Donkey Down Camping at Culliford Tree is the sort of place where you’ll want to roll out of the hay and go for a wander. The spacious site is spread over more than 10 acres of relatively flat grassland, next to Came Woods, and you’ll encounter excellent views over the north Dorset countryside on one side and glimpses over Weymouth Bay and Portland on the other.

Guests can pick their own pitch at this working farm, so it’s worth taking a bit of a stroll when you arrive at the place to find the space that suits you best. There’s a fair bit of history in the form of several Neolithic tumuli in the main pitching field. And there’s more in the surrounding area too, which you can spot as you take walks along local footpaths to Hardy’s Monument, the Osmington White Horse or along the Dorset Ridgeway.

Getting in and out should be fairly straightforward here: the farm is a 10-minute drive from Dorchester and 15 from Weymouth, both easy journeys via B roads. Closer to home are the villages of Sutton Poyntz and Preston, which have convenience stores, fish and chip shops and a clutch of good pubs.

With so much space to run about in, this site is a fine pick for family holidays and those travelling with dogs. Barbecues and campfires are allowed on site too, although some restrictions are in place to ensure the safety of guests and local wildlife alike.

Please note

No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.

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

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

The campground/park does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Breed-specific legislation (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

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

Guests are advised to bring a good quality flashlight with them as parts of the park are unlit.


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9.7

Overall rating based on 98 reviews

 

97% would recommend this park to a friend.

96% would stay here again.

  81% described as Peaceful ?

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Very relaxed, nice and clean, entertainment and food available08/10/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJoanne l.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass and earth tent or trailer tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Very relaxed, nice and clean, entertainment and food available

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and level pitches07/25/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomChelsea H.Confirmed

  • Primitive grass and earth tent or trailer tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Really nice peaceful campsite. Clean showers and loo's. Friendly helpful staff. Great location for a 10 minute drive to Weymouth beach

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Great location with lovely views07/24/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPETER T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass and earth tent or trailer tent site
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    Lovely location. Clean showers and toilets. Very friendly staff and atmosfear. Only an hour walk to the beach. First time camping and loved it

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Clean, friendly, good pitches and easy booking.07/24/2022

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  • Primitive grass and earth tent or trailer tent site
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    Always friendly , easy to book and a great service.

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Ok07/24/2022

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  • Primitive grass and earth tent or trailer tent site
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Love it07/18/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSebastian F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass and earth tent or trailer tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    All, great area, close to sea side beaches, plenty space, trees, hills for kids to wander around, even live music, very simple but clean shoves an toilets, pick your own pitch, amaxing

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    Nothing

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Excellently run site with fantastic views.07/18/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLynn G.Confirmed

  • Primitive grass and earth tent or trailer tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Brilliant site, very well run by lovely people.
    The composting toilets were a revelation, no smells and much nicer than porta loos !
    Showers were great, most people left them clean as they found them, always a exception but they were regularly checked.
    Lots of space, so not too close to the next pitch and everything quietened down later on so had a good night's sleep.
    Stunning views, a bar serving fantastic cider, burgers etc.
    Would definitely recommend and we will be back.

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    Nothing to dislike, for a pop up camp site I doubt you would find better !

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Great clean site with amazing views07/18/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLouisa F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass and earth tent or trailer tent site
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    Live music, bar, pitch where you want, little touches like washing up liquid & shampoo in showers

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Live music, a lot of space, nice location07/18/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomElena E.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass and earth tent or trailer tent site
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    Live music, a lot of space, nice location

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and level pitches07/18/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomOvidiu T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass and earth tent or trailer tent site
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    Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and level pitches

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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Hand sanitizing stations

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

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

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

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Themes

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Farm

Pop-up campsite

Very large (over 200 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Chalky Road, Whitcombe, Dorchester, Dorset, England, DT2 8NL
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.6677°N 2.4268°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
South Station — 4.7 kilometers
Marks and Spencer — 6.6 kilometers
Red Lion — 22.5 kilometers
Train stations
Upwey Rail Station — 3.5 kilometers
Dorchester South Rail Station — 4.7 kilometers
Dorchester West Rail Station — 4.9 kilometers
Ferry ports
Weymouth Ferry Terminal — 6.8 kilometers
Poole Ferry Terminal — 31.0 kilometers
Poole Quay Ferry Landing — 31.6 kilometers
Airports
Bournemouth International Airport — 43.7 kilometers

Directions


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

What exactly is the Osmington White Horse (25 minutes' walk)? In the shape of King George II riding his steed, this limestone figure is carved into a smugglers’ landscape. Hardy's Monument (two hours' walk/20 minutes' drive) is a stone monument and a fine reward for a slightly more challenging hike.

If you’re keen to see more historical bits and pieces, The Tank Museum (20 minutes) houses an impressive collection of war tanks and the Swanage Railway (40 minutes) keeps alive a steam railway from the 19th century. Dorchester (10 minutes) is another good bet, with a dinosaur museum, teddy bear museum and the Tutankhamun Exhibition’s mummy artefacts.

Of course, you’re not far from the Jurassic coast either, and big sights there include Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door (20 minutes), Chesil Beach (20 minutes), the Portland Bill Lighthouse (half an hour) and the Abbotsbury Swannery and Subtropical Gardens (25 minutes).

As for classic seaside amusements and other family-friendly days out, count on Fantasy Island amusement park (10 minutes), Bournemouth (45 minutes), Monkey World (20 minutes) and Weymouth (15 minutes). Weymouth has a gorgeous sandy beach, the Sealife Centre and boat trips to fish for mackerel or visit Portland.

Must see

  • Weymouth Sea Life Park and Marine Sanctuary (4.9 kilometers)
  • Radipole Lake Nature Reserve (6.3 kilometers)
  • Hardy's Birthplace (7.4 kilometers)

National Trust

  • Max Gate (4.6 kilometers)
  • Hardy's Cottage (7.3 kilometers)

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

RV, travel trailer and tent sites
Arrive:  11 a.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  4 p.m.
On-park accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Donkey Down Camping at Culliford Tree cancelation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

The 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 cancelations 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. Donkey Down Camping at Culliford Tree will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week 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.

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  • Does Donkey Down Camping at Culliford Tree have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Donkey Down Camping at Culliford Tree dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Donkey Down Camping at Culliford Tree? What exactly is the Osmington White Horse (25 minutes' walk)? In the shape of King George II riding his steed, this limestone figure is carved into a smugglers’ landscape. Hardy's Monument (two … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Donkey Down Camping at Culliford Tree?
    RV, travel trailer and tent sites
    Arrive:  11 a.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  4 p.m.
    On-park accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Donkey Down Camping at Culliford Tree? From $40.45 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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