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Higher Moor Farm Campsite: Welcome to the farm

General

  • Peaceful family-friendly farm a few miles from Weymouth
  • Family-run for over 40 years
  • Play area, ball park area and shop

Let your spirits soar at Higher Moor Farm Campsite, a peaceful family-friendly site a few miles from the sandy stretches of Weymouth, set among eight acres of Dorset countryside.

The family who run Higher Moor have farmed here for over 40 years, so can answer any questions or give tips on what to see and do in the surrounding countryside, even if your first or most pressing issue is where to get the best fish and chips locally (usually a good first question on arriving at a site). Daniel and his friendly team will do their best to ensure you have a tiptop stay, with facilities and services kept to the highest standards.

As well as the usual amenities among this spectacular scenery, the farm has a play area, a ball park area and a shop. Two supermarkets within five minutes’ drive.

Please note

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

Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

Dogs are not allowed in the on-site accommodations.

The grocery shop is open between 01/04 and 31/10.

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

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


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Reviews

9.5

Overall rating based on 138 reviews

 

94% would recommend this park to a friend.

95% would stay here again.

  87% described as Peaceful ?

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Good stay but will try elsewhere next time08/13/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Farm shop, free shower, 24 hour access, secure.

    Disliked: 

    Our request for outer edge had been taken so we're in middle. Dusty roads so everything cot covered. Toilets could have been cleaner.

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We love this clean, friendly, well equipped campsite and will return!08/13/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We love how clean all the facilities are, the evening food provision and live music. Lots of hot, powerful showers, freezer for ice packs, on-site shop and a decent park for the kids. It doesn’t really feel like camping when we camp!! We ate pizza one night, and treated ourselves to a curry on another night… both of which were from food vans that had visited on those nights. The campsite is a short drive from the main Weymouth beach, as well as the numerous other attractions and places to visit along the Dorset coastline.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing!

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Will come back again!08/12/2022

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

  • Primitive grass site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Almost everything! I loved it when we stayed here 2 years ago and I loved it even more the second time around! This time we asked to be pitched away from the play area and it was the best stay ever! There are dish washing liquids and washing bowls in each sink so you don’t have to buy them!

    For toilets and shower facilities, they have 2 buildings for that. It can get really busy in the evening so if you want to enjoy it, go there really early between 6-6:30 am. 😊

    I can’t fault the people that work in the site, as always they’re always helpful.

    WIFI connection was strong this time compared before so that was a bonus! 😊

    Disliked: 

    Not much.

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The site has everything you need,absolutely amazing and the staff …08/12/2022

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

  • Powered grass and gravel site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The site has everything you need,absolutely amazing and the staff was so helpful.
    Very clean site and child,dog friendly will definitely be booking for next year.

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Best ever campsite08/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMarcial R.Confirmed

  • Primitive grass site
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  • Liked: 

    A great place to stay. Clean and tidy well kept site. Also, great for family and within short drive to the beach and supermarket. Staff are all friendly most especially to Daniel. Highly recommendable and definitely we will be back again. Thank you so much Daniel and to your team!

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Facilities Location Entertainment Friendliness08/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKris H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass site
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Very nice 👍07/24/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNick H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass site
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  • Liked: 

    Showers and toilets

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Anonymous user

Area is very quiet07/22/2022

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  • Primitive grass site
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  • Liked: 

    Area is very quiet

    Disliked: 

    That you couldn’t pitch up when you arrived

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The staff were friendly and welcoming. The pitches were a good size.07/19/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered grass and gravel site
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    The warm welcome from the reception and the facilities onsite were great

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Everything07/16/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBrian J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass site
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    Everything

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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Hand sanitizing stations

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)

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

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Tents for hire

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

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

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

Nearby farmers' market

Public transportation nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Motorhome service point

Location

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  • Nottington, Weymouth, Dorset, England, DT3 4BW
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.6457°N 2.4867°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Marks and Spencer — 4.6 kilometers
South Station — 7.9 kilometers
Coach Station — 21.8 kilometers
Train stations
Upwey Rail Station — 1.5 kilometers
Weymouth Rail Station — 4.1 kilometers
Dorchester South Rail Station — 7.9 kilometers
Ferry ports
Weymouth Ferry Terminal — 5.0 kilometers
Poole Ferry Terminal — 35.6 kilometers
Poole Quay Ferry Landing — 36.2 kilometers
Airports
Bournemouth International Airport — 48.5 kilometers

Directions


By car
From the A35, at the Dorchester roundabout, take the A354 to Weymouth. Coming into Weymouth on the A354 Relief Road turn right at the Manor Road roundabout (Morrisons supermarket on left) onto the B3159 signposted Upwey. Travel for approximately one mile and then turn left into Nottington Lane, signposted Nottington and Buckland Ripers. Once over the bridge keep right toward Buckland Ripers; once through the village and after the bend, Higher Moor Farm is on the left-hand side.

By bus
From Weymouth, take the 2 towards Littlemoor or the 10 towards Dorchester and alight on Dorchester Road at Wey Valley School.

From Dorchester, take the 10 service towards Weymouth and alight on Dorchester Road at Wey Valley School.

By train
Take the train from Weymouth or Dorchester to Upwey station. From the train station, the site is about 1.5 miles' walk.

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

Higher Moor Farm Campsite is minutes away from the 2012 Olympic sailing venue of Weymouth, with its sandy bay, Georgian seafront, first-class watersports facilities, Sea Life Centre and regular events including dragon boat racing and fireworks festivals. (Keep an eye out for the sand modeller, whose family has been sculpting sand in Weymouth for generations.) Portland’s also crammed with watersports options including scuba diving, and you can go fishing and rock climbing here too.

The Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site is minutes away from the campsite with its ancient cliffs, walks, biking and riding trails, boat trips, angling and fossil-hunting: try the long shingle stretch at nearby Chesil Beach or Lyme Regis.

If you like your history a few million years more modern, try Dorchester with its Roman amphitheatre, or go on a history tour of Dorset to take in its castles, stately homes and gardens as well as its ancient forts and landmarks.

For birdwatching and wildlife spotting, the RSPB reserve Radipole Lake is about five miles away from Higher Moor and has regular events, family activities and a visitor centre. There’s also the popular Studland Beach & Nature Reserve along the coast at Swanage, which was the inspiration for Toytown in the Noddy stories and which has all six species of British reptiles dwelling round about.

If you have mini naturalists in the family, they’ll also like walking among the mute swan colony at Abbotsbury Swannery, chattering with the inhabitants at the Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre or feeling fancy at the (free) Fancys Family Farm in Portland.

Elsewhere in Dorset, the appropriately-named Poole with its natural harbour is another highly popular spot with watersports enthusiasts and is easily accessible from Higher Moor, as is the neighbouring seaside town of Bournemouth. For other day trips, try Swanage, Wareham or East Bay – or take a ferry ride to one of the Channel Islands from Weymouth.

Must see

  • Weymouth Sea Life Park and Marine Sanctuary (3.6 kilometers)
  • Radipole Lake Nature Reserve (3.9 kilometers)
  • Abbotsbury Swannery (8.2 kilometers)

National Trust

  • Max Gate (8.3 kilometers)
  • Hardy's Cottage (11.5 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:  2 p.m. –  5 p.m.
Depart by:  noon
On-park accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  5 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Higher Moor Farm Campsite cancelation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

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.

The remainder is payable direct to Higher Moor Farm Campsite on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted at the park

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Terms and conditions

Park booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Higher Moor Farm Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Higher Moor Farm Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Higher Moor Farm Campsite? Higher Moor Farm Campsite is minutes away from the 2012 Olympic sailing venue of Weymouth, with its sandy bay, Georgian seafront, first-class watersports facilities, Sea Life Centre and regular events including dragon … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Higher Moor Farm Campsite?
    RV, travel trailer and tent sites
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  5 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
    On-park accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  5 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Higher Moor Farm Campsite? From $31.14 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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The site will also accept individuals.

For security the main entrance is secured by a code access barrier which only pitch holders are allowed to use, it is not permitted to give the access code to any non residents.

In the event of serious weather conditions we may offer a tow off site service which is at your own risk. You should check that your insurance cover will allow secondary towing.

Campers must allow a minimum of 3m between pitches for fire regulations.

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