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- Clothing-optional luxury resort in secluded lakeside woodland
- A 15-minute drive to the New Forest, 25 to Bournemouth and 35 to Poole
- Hot tub, heated swimming pool and poolside bar
Woods, a stream and a lake. Check. Forest rambles and beaches within half an hour. Check. Hot tubs, heated pools… is this place for real? Yup, it's Rivendell Outdoor Club.
This most scenic spot is a clothing-optional resort in secluded woodland by a stream and lake, within 15 minutes' drive of the New Forest and 30 to 35 minutes from the seaside towns of Poole and Bournemouth. There's a mix of forest and open space for accommodation and activities, and everyone has access to the hot tub and swimming pool open in high season.
A barbecue area is available for guests' use and sunset drinks are served up at the poolside bar. The excellently-kept amenities (the attention to detail really does reach every nook and cranny here) include washrooms and showers, with toiletries provided.
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Great facilities and lovely people. Our bell tent was fantastic …
liked lodge staff especially barman very friendly very clean loved …
Everything was amazing
Excellent facilities. Great service and very relaxing stay.
Facilities were great , clean , very relaxed atmosphere
I liked the sauna and the surroundings.
Amazing customer service. Beautiful and clean camp site. Very relaxed …
Leisure on park
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on park
Car parking by site/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Barbecue grills allowed
Commercial vehicles allowed
No hot water
No potable water point
No running water
Propane/gas cylinders available
Small (11-25 sites)
Horseback riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
Surf school nearby
- Coach stations
Ringwood: Meeting House Lane Coach Stop
— 9.2 kilometres
9.2 kilometres Bournemouth Uni.: Talbot Campus Coach Stop — 12.7 kilometres
12.7 kilometres Parkstone: Ashley Road Coach Stop — 14.4 kilometres
- Train stations
Branksome Rail Station
— 14.5 kilometres
14.5 kilometres Bournemouth Rail Station — 15.0 kilometres
15.0 kilometres Parkstone (Dorset) Rail Station — 15.1 kilometres
- Ferry ports
Poole Quay Ferry Landing
— 16.8 kilometres
16.8 kilometres Tuckton Tea Gardens Ferry Landing — 16.9 kilometres
16.9 kilometres Christchurch Quay Ferry Landing — 17.3 kilometres
Bournemouth International Airport
— 10.9 kilometres
10.9 kilometres Southampton Airport — 40.8 kilometres
Just over half an hour's drive away, Poole has plenty to offer for day trippers, with its sandy beaches, handsome Old Town and harbour area; it's also the departure point for boat trips out to Brownsea island, a wooded sanctuary teeming with wildlife. If this has given you a taste for seafaring, take a cruise along the Jurassic Coast or even a ferry to Jersey; if you want more time on the sand, Studland naturist beach is an hour away.
Those after bigger thrills in the water won't want to leave Splashdown waterpark (30 minutes), a wet and wild activity centre with pools and over a dozen indoor and outdoor flumes and rides. There's more of that inland at Dorset Waterpark, near Corfe Castle (45 minutes), and who could go near Corfe without going round the very fine old castle too…? For more ancient history, the isle of Purbeck (an hour) has plenty of opportunities for fossil hunters, and the famed monument of Stonehenge is 45 minutes from the site.
For petrolheads, the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu (45 minutes) has every kind of four-wheeled and three-wheeled thing and a collection of classic vehicles to gaze on enviously before you get back in your own. This is fine road trip country as well, with attractive old market towns like Wimborne Minster and stately homes like Kingston Lacy within 20 minutes of Rivendell.
- Kingston Lacy House and Gardens (9.4 kilometres)
- Adventure Wonderland (10.6 kilometres)
- The Bournemouth Balloon (15.6 kilometres)
- Kingston Lacy (9.4 kilometres)
- White Mill (11.4 kilometres)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||2 p.m. –||6 p.m.|
|Depart by:||10 a.m.|
|Arrive:||2 p.m. –||6 p.m.|
|Depart by:||10 a.m.|
Rivendell Outdoor Club cancellation policy
No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.
Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.
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.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Rivendell Outdoor Club 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.Deposit transferable during COVID-19. During COVID-19 you can transfer your deposit to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted on the parkBank transfer
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Rivendell Outdoor Club have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
- Is Rivendell Outdoor Club dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Rivendell Outdoor Club? Just over half an hour's drive away, Poole has plenty to offer for day trippers, with its sandy beaches, handsome Old Town and harbour area; it's also the departure point for boat … Read more
When can I check in and check out of Rivendell Outdoor Club?
Camping and touring Arrive: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. Depart by: 10 a.m. On-site accommodation Arrive: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. Depart by: 10 a.m.