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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 107 reviews

 

84% would recommend this park to a friend.

83% would stay here again.

  77% described as Peaceful ?

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Quiet location with basic facilities.08/31/2022

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

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

    Quiet location with basic facilities.

    Disliked: 

    No toilet paper provided in toilets. Texted ahead as requested to say when we would be arriving but got not reply and site was unmanned. Not a problem except showers run on tokens and there was no way of acquiring them. Phoned the owner/manager several times and left a voicemail but got no answer or call back. This was late afternoon/ early evening. Several people onsite told us they were also trying to get in touch about the same issue. Got an email reply late in the evening basically saying the owner didn't receive our voicemails and would have sorted something out if he'd have known... luckily a maintenance man came along next morning and knew were the tokens are kept.

From the manager...

Hi Lucy, thank you for your feedback and we are sorry you were disappointed that you didn’t have anyone to meet you on your arrival and some difficulty in obtaining shower tokens and having to use your own toilet paper.

I refer to the text message you mentioned you responded to prior to your arrival. We send all our campers arrival instructions which would prompt you to text us 30 mins before arrival. In those instructions we clearly state that the site may be unmanned at times. We also mention that shower tokens are required and we also recommend that these are booked in advance, although not essential. We also remind you that you will need your own toilet paper. All of these points are also mentioned on the booking platform and our website prior to your booking. We are a pop up camp site with restrictions imposed by the Government and then reinforced by the accounts manager of PitchUp.

We share your frustrations at the situation (particularly not receiving the phone messages that you and others left, which was explained to you) and that staff which you refer to the maintenance man were on site in the mornings and evenings at some point.

We take your feedback seriously and we will ensure that in future we are able to retrieve voice messages and try to make the arrival instructions easier to understand to avoid any confusion for future campers.

I am sorry you haven’t taken up our offer to soften the experience as this was our attempt for a good will gesture.

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Lovely peaceful field06/12/2022

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

  • Primitive grass campervan site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • 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.06/09/2022

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

  • Primitive 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 …06/08/2022

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

  • Primitive grass campervan site
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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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Very nice. Perfect for what we wanted. Great location and …06/04/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass campervan site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • 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 again06/05/2022

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

  • Primitive grass campervan site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • 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 campsite06/04/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    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 …09/12/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • 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

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

    The surrounding were beautiful. And the facilities were brilliant.

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Overcrowded and horrendous sanitary facilities.09/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • 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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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

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

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

Forest

Hikers’ paradise

Luxury

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

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

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 kilometers)
  • Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre (4.4 kilometers)
  • Hardy's Birthplace (8.4 kilometers)

National Trust

  • Clouds Hill (2.6 kilometers)
  • Hardy's Cottage (8.5 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:  1 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  12:30 p.m.

The Walled Garden Campsite cancelation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 2 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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. 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 cancelation period are only possible if the park is able to relet your unit/site.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.

Payment methods accepted at the park

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Terms and conditions

Park 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?
    RV, travel trailer and tent sites
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  12:30 p.m.
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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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