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The Walled Garden Campsite: The Walled Gardens offers so much for all the family

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 cluster of portaloos, 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.

Please note

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

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

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

If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.

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

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (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.

Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

There are no garbage cans onsite: all garbage will need to be taken home with you.

The site has 6 showers and in busier periods, there is a risk that campers may have to queue and hot water is limited.


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9.3

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Simple site for those seeking peace and quiet.09/29/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Peaceful, level field with views to the surrounding countryside. Our second night we had the entire field to ourselves.
    In the lovely village of Moreton with the walled gardens of the Manor next door to see (with cafe open daily).
    Also very close to beautiful walks and St Nicholas' church with the amazing carved glass windows by Lawrence Whistler.

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Big open field - we were lucky that there were …09/28/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDavid B.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Big open field - we were lucky that there were just a couple of other campers there when we were there. But I believe the owner has allowed for very generous spacing so I imagine that it will never be crowded.

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Beautiful field, peaceful stay09/24/2020

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Beautiful field, peaceful stay

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Perfect site for getting away for a few nights09/21/2020

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    quiet basic site with pitches well spaced out. Toilet facilities very clean and well maintained.

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    Nothing. Was just what we were looking for

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Staff on arrival friendly ok if self sufficient had a nice walled gard09/15/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Nice field to ourselfs

    Disliked: 

    Very basic one toilet sink no shower no ehu no waste disposal point but had fresh water

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Excellent site with friendly staff. Pitches were level and well spaced09/14/2020

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    The thought out socially distanced pitches and the friendly welcoming upon arrival.

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Quiet, spacious, all I needed.09/07/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTom N.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Peaceful, spacious, only one other van in the field both nights.
    On my first night the Lady and a friend who runs the site came over to introduce herself and offer any assistance and firewood.
    The next night, two more people came over to ask if I needed anything and once again offer firewood.

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    Having to go home (work next day)

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Friendly staff09/02/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSandra R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Quiet Beautiful area not far from the coast and with a ford running through the village where you can get in the water

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    Only one toilet available

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Beautiful, quiet site.09/01/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKatharine R.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Beautiful, quiet meadow with a limit to the number of pitches (we hope this continues in the future) so everyone was very spaced out. Lovely sunset and easy access to the Dorset coast (eg Studland beach, Corfe Castle, Lulworth). Friendly and helpful owner.

    Facilities as described and though only 1 toilet, it was clean and wasn't a portaloo.

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Beautiful location and super friendly people!09/01/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomwilliam b.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Really nice spot with a view of the sunset accross the field. Next to an orchard which is stunning. Pete who managed the site is a great bloke and really friendly/helpful. Already looking at returning for another stay!

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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

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

Wheelchair access

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

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Bush

Hikers’ paradise

Luxury

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

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

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transportation nearby

Type

Large (51-200 sites)

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
Dorchester: South Rail Station Coach Stop — 11.2 kilometres
Wareham: North Street Coach Stop — 12.0 kilometres
Weymouth: Town Centre Coach Stops — 15.8 kilometres
Train stations
Moreton (Dorset) Rail Station — 2.4 kilometres
Wool Rail Station — 4.6 kilometres
Dorchester South Rail Station — 11.2 kilometres
Ferry ports
Weymouth Ferry Terminal — 15.8 kilometres
Poole Ferry Terminal — 20.2 kilometres
Poole Quay Ferry Landing — 20.8 kilometres
Airports
Bournemouth International Airport — 32.7 kilometres

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

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

National Trust

  • Clouds Hill (2.6 kilometres)
  • Hardy's Cottage (8.5 kilometres)

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

Camping and touring
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  12:30 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  Anytime –  Anytime
Depart by:  Anytime

The Walled Garden Campsite cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

The park is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

Bookings cannot be amended within 2 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.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. 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 cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/pitch.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Cash
PayPal

Terms and conditions

Site 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?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  12:30 p.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  Anytime –  Anytime
    Depart by:  Anytime
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at The Walled Garden Campsite? From $39.80 (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.

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

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
Bookings cannot be amended within 2 day(s) of arrival.

General
Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

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

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

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the park are unlit.

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

Safety
If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.

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.

Occupancy
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m..

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.
Please do not touch or feed the animals.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 10:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.
Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/pitch.
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.

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

General
The park is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

Coronavirus
There are no garbage cans onsite: all garbage will need to be taken home with you.

Dogs
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (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.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

The site has 6 showers and in busier periods, there is a risk that campers may have to queue and hot water is limited.

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