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Lyons Gate Caravan Park and Fishery

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Lyons Gate Caravan Park and Fishery: Plenty of space

General

  • Peaceful woodland site in Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Half an hour from Jurassic Coast beaches; 20 minutes from Dorchester
  • Four fishing lakes, woodland trails and café

A peaceful spot in Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, within easy reach of the famed Jurassic Coast and with lots nearby for history and heritage buffs? Sounds like a lucky catch… and that’s not all to reel you in at Lyons Gate Caravan Park and Fishery, a family-friendly site less than 10 minutes’ drive from the scenic Dorset village of Cerne Abbas.

This site is heaven for anyone angling to do a spot of fishing on their hols: there are four well-stocked lakes here where casting a line could land perch, chub, roach, tench, rudd, barbel or 20-pound+ carp, and there’s night fishing (by request) to add another layer of challenge – plenty to keep novices and experts entertained for days.

When nothing’s biting, hunger can be kept at bay with a quick pitstop in the on-site café for a sit-down meal or a cheeky takeaway, and there are a couple of pubs in Cerne Abbas if local eats are on the menu.

Not hooked on spending getaways on the banks? Nature trails crisscross the woodland on site, or you can venture out into the AONB to wander the Jurassic Coast, lounge around on sandy beaches, and follow the Thomas Hardy trail to see Dorset as the poet and novelist did.

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Please note

Reception is unmanned after 6:30 p.m.. Please inform the park while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

A charge of £0.50 ($0.87) applies for the use of the shower.

The café is closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

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

Electricity is supplied via a prepaid card meter and is charged at £0.20 per kWh. Cards can be purchased from reception, with a minimum spend of £1.

Fishing is £6 per person per day for up to 2 rods. Night fishing is by arrangement and can only be done on one side of a particular lake away from other holidaying guests. The cost is £22 per person for up to 2 rods (no under-14s).


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9.2

Overall rating based on 163 reviews

 

90% would recommend this park to a friend.

86% would stay here again.

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Absolutely great experience.11/22/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMichal K.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Power optional gravel and cement/asphalt trailer site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great place to relax. Outstanding nature, quiet and peaceful, with an opportunity to fishing, for those who are interested. Absolutely stunning place. Will definitely come back there. Thank you for having us.

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Lovely site/pitches with great staff. Good value.11/20/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKerry F.Confirmed

  • Power optional grass tent or trailer tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The pitches! It was lovely parking up in my camper next to the lake and watching kingfishers, fishes, pheasants and listening to the little songbirds, owls etc. Also Phil and Mandy were really nice and helpful. Shower block/washing/laundry facilities were clean and well-lit. Good pub with v nice hearty food 25min walk along a wood trail (best done in daylight first, take a torch :-) ) or 35-ish min on road grass verges (I didn't do this). Token access through barrier was good (£20 deposit). Note that hot water needs coins (it is on email you get sent). Note on-site shop has limited opening hours. Note wifi available, but not free.

    Disliked: 

    Bit muddy getting to bins, but it is November :-D.
    Couldn't get wifi to work, but my device is v old and Lyons Gate is certainly not the first place where I've have had the same issue ... also I didn't bother asking staff if they could help (because the pub had free wifi!)

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Lovely peaceful site, super friendly and helpful site managers phil …11/15/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Power optional gravel and cement/asphalt trailer site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Lovely peaceful site, super friendly and helpful site managers phil and Mandy nothing was to much trouble , fishing bailiff also friendly and helpful will definitely be using more often

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike

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Pretty much everything!! The staff are amazing - full of …11/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGary F.Confirmed

  • Power optional gravel and cement/asphalt trailer site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Pretty much everything!!
    The staff are amazing - full of great advice and willing to help in any way they can.
    The people who have long term pitches are very friendly, and we very much look forward to going back in a few weeks.
    Highly recommend this site if you enjoy peace and quiet, and a friendly environment.

    Disliked: 

    Separate electric payment but understand this is being changed for next season
    enjoyed

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very helpful staff who were really nice! dog friendly as …10/29/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnthony C.Confirmed

  • Power optional gravel and cement/asphalt trailer site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    very helpful staff who were really nice! dog friendly as well

    Disliked: 

    leaking shower

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Lovely site, friendly staff and good size pitches10/27/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJoanne K.Confirmed

  • Power optional gravel and cement/asphalt trailer site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Very friendly and helpful managers. Site was clean and tidy and in a good location for our needs.
    Very dog friendly and nice walks in the adjacent woods.

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Super place to stay, would recommend to anyone wanting peace and quiet10/26/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomIan M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Power optional gravel and cement/asphalt trailer site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff, nice and quiet

    Disliked: 

    Weather but took it with us we think

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Rural site. Relaxed and informal. Level pitches09/23/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Power optional gravel and cement/asphalt trailer site
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    Relaxed situation . Dog walks. Level pitches

    Disliked: 

    Showers need refurbishment. Separate payment for electricity and for showers. Lack of info on arrival mostly due to new member of staff left in charge after only 2or3 days

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Lovely site very good fishing friendly staff very clean facilities09/19/2021

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

  • Power optional gravel and cement/asphalt trailer site
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    Lovely site very good fishing friendly staff very clean facilities

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    Paying for electricity

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Lovely peaceful pitch by the side of a fishing lake. …09/17/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Power optional gravel and cement/asphalt trailer site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Lovely peaceful pitch by the side of a fishing lake. Clean facilities and helpful staff. Good walks nearby although some footpaths overgrown and bus service not very frequent.

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    Had to take 20p for hot water for washing up and had to guess beforehand how much electricity we would use although the staff would top it up during office hours if required.

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Features

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

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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

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

Hikers’ paradise

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 sites)

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Restaurant nearby

Touring and motorhomes

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Location

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  • Cerne Abbas, Dorchester, Dorset, England, DT2 7AZ
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.8557°N 2.4816°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Greenhill — 10.8 kilometers
Coldharbour — 11.0 kilometers
Queens Head — 12.4 kilometers
Train stations
Chetnole Rail Station — 6.5 kilometers
Yetminster Rail Station — 7.9 kilometers
Thornford Rail Station — 9.2 kilometers
Ferry ports
Weymouth Ferry Terminal — 27.6 kilometers
Poole Ferry Terminal — 38.1 kilometers
Poole Quay Ferry Landing — 38.5 kilometers
Airports
Bournemouth International Airport — 46.6 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

Cerne Abbas has been called ‘Britain’s most desirable village’ to live in and it’s easy to see why. Start stays with a ramble around the stunningly pretty village, stopping in at the pubs to sample the local beer and tottering along to Cerne Abbey where the village’s tradition of brewing began.

Of course, beer isn’t what Cerne Abbas is most famous for, so a trip to the Cerne Abbas Giant (a chalk hill figure of a happily anatomically correct man) comes highly recommended. There’s a viewing spot in the village and closer looks are a stroll away along a waymarked circular trail managed by the National Trust.

If naked desires (sorry) skew more towards grand estates, Minterne House and Gardens are less than five minutes from base – the house isn’t open to the public, but it’s a spectacular backdrop to wanders among Himalayan gardens, designed in the style of Capability Brown.

More urban days are within easy reach at Dorchester, 20 minutes away. The town is the birthplace of Thomas Hardy, and visits to Hardy’s Cottage and his home later in life (Max Gate) are absolute musts. It’s not just literary history here either: there’s the Tutankhamun Exhibition, a Roman amphitheatre, a display of Terracotta Warrior replicas, and a handful of museums for everything from teddy bears to dinosaurs.

Must see

  • Hardy's Birthplace (15.4 kilometers)
  • Mapperton House & Gardens (17.2 kilometers)
  • Montacute House (19.5 kilometers)

National Trust

  • Hardy's Cottage (15.4 kilometers)
  • Max Gate (16.8 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, trailer and tent sites
Arrive:  12:30 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
On-park accommodation
Arrive:  12:30 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  11:30 a.m.

Lyons Gate Caravan Park and Fishery cancelation policy

No refunds within 30 days of arrival date.

More than 30 days before arrival: a £10 cancellation fee will be charged.

Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

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. Lyons Gate Caravan Park and Fishery will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 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 at the park

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Terms and conditions

Park booking terms and conditions

  • Does Lyons Gate Caravan Park and Fishery have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Lyons Gate Caravan Park and Fishery dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Lyons Gate Caravan Park and Fishery? Cerne Abbas has been called ‘Britain’s most desirable village’ to live in and it’s easy to see why. Start stays with a ramble around the stunningly pretty village, stopping in at the … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Lyons Gate Caravan Park and Fishery?
    RV, trailer and tent sites
    Arrive:  12:30 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
    On-park accommodation
    Arrive:  12:30 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Lyons Gate Caravan Park and Fishery? From $32.27 (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.

Extras
A charge of £0.50 ($0.87) applies for the use of the shower.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.

General
A state-issued fishing license is required (you'll need to apply for this beforehand).

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
Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

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

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

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

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked at the site. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.

Reception
Reception is open from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. between 01/01 and 31/12.
Reception is unmanned after 6:30 p.m.. Please inform the park while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

Coronavirus
The café is closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

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.

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

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

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

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