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Back of Beyond Touring, Camping and Glamping Park

9.6

This park does not currently take bookings here on Pitchup.com.

General

  • Peaceful secluded park over a 30-acre wildlife haven
  • Bournemouth and Christchurch 20 minutes' drive
  • Woodlands walks, pitch and putt, library and boules all available

If there was an award for ‘most aptly named park’, Back-of-Beyond Touring Park in Dorset might just carry off the gong – and you'd likely give it an accolade or three for activities, location and quiet calm too.

Spread over 30 acres of Dorset woodland, river, heathland and lakes, Back-of-Beyond meanders over countryside naturally inhabited by a wide variety of wildlife: look out for deer, squirrels, moles, rabbits and the soaring sights of birds including the resident woodpecker. The site is dog friendly too (apart from in one of the wildlife-laden accommodation areas) and there's a 10-acre woodland area set aside especially for canines.

Restful pastimes include boules, woodland walks, and a five-acre nine-hole pitch and putt course among the squirrels, moles and rabbits (hire the necessary bits and pieces on site).

The up-to-date facilities include three heated toilet and shower blocks with power showers and hot water, a private/disabled shower room, hairdryers, indoor and outdoor washing-up areas and a reception with morning bakery, lending library, newspapers, launderette and a shop selling bottled gas and essentials. All amenities are free to use and open 24 hours a day.

Essential supplies (food and beer) can be found at the two excellent pubs within walking distance; supermarkets, restaurants and two caravan and camping centres are within a few minutes by car.

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award AA 5 pennants

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Reviews

9.6

Overall rating based on 334 reviews

 

96% would recommend this park to a friend.

95% would stay here again.

  91% described as Peaceful ?

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Everything05/03/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTania E.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Lodge
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Everything

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

We are so pleased you enjoyed your glamping break. Do come again soon.

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Excellent site with bar / caterers each night , would stay again.04/19/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • All-Weather powered site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Best toilet /shower facilities

    Disliked: 

    Pitch was hard to keep pegs in .

From the manager...

Hi. Thanks for the top score. So pleased you enjoyed your stay.
The pitches are gravel with type 1 underneath. We recommend storm pegs (amazon, camp shops) as these work perfectly well. We also sell some in our reception.
I hope you will come again soon.

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Amazing weeks break with this site. Super clean and tidy …04/11/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJon P.Confirmed

  • FHU cement/asphalt and grass site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Amazing weeks break with this site. Super clean and tidy fantastic facilities including evening catering vans throughout various evenings with first class foods.
    Staff were helpful and the onsite bar and shop fully stocked with local produce.
    Defiantly returning in the near future.

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Thank you Jon and we will look forward to seeing you again.

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We had a wonderful holiday03/29/2022

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

  • FHU cement/asphalt and grass site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely clean peaceful site with everything that you need for a relaxing break, lovely waking up to the birds singing

    Disliked: 

    Extremely busy road after existing the site lane, which we walked the dog along to reach a beautiful river park and nearby pubs

From the manager...

Thank you for the top score Karen. Do come again.

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A fantastically clean and well kept site, firmly in my favourites!!!03/20/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLee R.Confirmed

  • FHU cement/asphalt and grass site (superior)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    What a fantastic site BOB is. We had a Superior fully serviced pitch which was enormous and all other pitches looked more than adequate. Toilet and shower blocks are all new and immaculately clean. Great bar open 1600- 2000hrs with outdoor heaters (not sure if this is extended during the summer season) and a great choice of lagers, ales, spirits, Gins etc. Food vans arrive on site some evenings which offer a great opportunity not to cook!!!
    Ideal location for us as we love cycling in the New Forest. Will be back later in the year.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Thank you for your review Lee. We will look forward to you visiting the park again soon.

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Excellent all round03/14/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNick P.Confirmed

  • FHU cement/asphalt and grass site (superior)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    I am new to the Motorhome world and this only my fourth stay away. I can honestly say that this place was superb. The toilet block and showers were impeccable, the site shop catered for all emergencies, the bar was friendly warm and very well stocked, all the staff were friendly and accomodating. Hats off to you all

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Dear Nick,
Thank you for your glowing review! We hope you will be back again soon.

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Fantastic site, beautiful and clean, toilet block spotless!03/12/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomElvira S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered cement/asphalt and grass site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Quiet, clean site

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Thank you for your lovely review. Please come again soon!

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and level pitches01/04/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCheryl S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered cement/asphalt and grass site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Toilets and showers very clean. Not a massive site which is nice. Very dog friendly with a lovely walk through a wooded area. Outside caterers came in which was a treat. Staff very friendly and helpful. All in all would highly recommend.

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Thank you Cheryl.
We hope you will come back after we re open in March.

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Great site, good well drained pitches, and friendly helpful staff12/16/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAllison O.Confirmed

  • Powered cement/asphalt and grass site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Good well drained pitch, as was December that was really important. Very friendly staff, helpful. Had a takeaway from the fish and chip van, which we enjoyed and had some drinks at months really had a nice feel to it. The heaters were in and the firepit, felt cost and very friendly.

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From the manager...

Thank you Allison. Monty's bar is proving as popular in the winter as it was in the summer months. Come again.

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Excellent site, great staff and great facilities12/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomrichard m.Confirmed

  • Powered cement/asphalt and grass site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very friendly and helpful staff. Very glean and tiday site with great amentities

    Disliked: 

    N/A

From the manager...

Thank you for the top score Richard.

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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

Pétanque

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

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Tents for hire

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Adults only

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Camping pods

Jumbo tent sites

Pre-erected tents

Shepherd's huts

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

Themes

Bush

Hikers’ paradise

Lake and/or mountain

Leave the car at home

Luxury

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

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

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transportation nearby

Type

Large (51-200 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Motorhome service point

Location

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  • 234 Ringwood Road, St Leonards, Dorset, England, BH24 2SB
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.8286°N 1.8541°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Meeting House Lane — 3.0 miles
Bournemouth University — 6.2 miles
Bournemouth Station — 7.1 miles
Train stations
Pokesdown Rail Station — 6.9 miles
Christchurch Rail Station — 7.0 miles
Bournemouth Rail Station — 7.0 miles
Ferry ports
Tuckton Tea Gardens Ferry Landing — 7.4 miles
Christchurch Quay Ferry Landing — 7.5 miles
Wick Christchurch Ferry Landing — 7.6 miles
Airports
Bournemouth International Airport — 3.7 miles
Southampton Airport — 23.2 miles

Directions


Some guests have issues with the site address when put into some satnav devices. Please print out these directions and follow these when you are close to the site to ensure you find the site easily.

From the north or east:
From the M3, take J14 onto the M27 westbound and join the A31 (signposted Ringwood). Pass Ringwood; stay on the A31 to St. Leonards and pass St. Leonards Hotel on left. At the next roundabout (signed Boundary Lane), turn right into the site lane. Take care: this turn is set back from the roundabout by a few yards, so look for the site sign and one for Shamba.

From the west:
Follow the signs for Ringwood on the A31 eastbound. Pass The Woodman pub on your left. At the next roundabout go straight over and immediately left into the site lane.

Drive straight down the lane, pass Shamba and go through the twin towers to the site barrier. When you arrive at the barrier system press the button for attention.

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

Back of Beyond has Avon Heath and Moors Valley Country Parks, Ringwood and Avon Heath within simple cycling distance (hire a bike on site); Bournemouth and Poole a little further on and, for city sightseers, Christchurch and Salisbury within 20 and 40 minutes. Maps of local bike routes are provided free in reception. If you’re sightseeing via car, the A31 is half a mile away for access to the New Forest and the Jurassic Coast.

Very varied sights and activities are handy within an easy five to 15 minutes’ drive, whether your tastes range towards pottering around museums, historic houses and New Forest villages, birdwatching on Avon Heath, picking up bargains at boot sales/shopping centres, or sampling the best of cream teas and local produce in Dorset cafés and restaurants. The biggest undercover market in the south of England, including a massive flea market and car boot sale every Saturday, is at Wimborne a few miles away.

Christchurch, Poole, Salisbury, Winchester and the Jurassic coast are 20 to 30 minutes’ drive away for a mammoth amount of things to see and do to suit all tastes: miles of award-winning beaches, sea fishing, fossil walks and National Trust houses and gardens.

Must see

  • Adventure Wonderland (3.8 miles)
  • The Bournemouth Balloon (7.5 miles)
  • Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum (7.7 miles)

National Trust

  • Kingston Lacy (7.9 miles)
  • White Mill (9.2 miles)

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. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-park accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Back of Beyond Touring, Camping and Glamping Park cancelation policy

No refunds within 4 weeks of arrival date.

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. Back of Beyond Touring, Camping and Glamping Park will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Sites: a £10.00 ($13.43) deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.

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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Cash
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MasterCard
Maestro

Terms and conditions

Park booking terms and conditions

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    RV, travel trailer and tent sites
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-park accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Coronavirus
Bookings must not consist of more than 2 different households.
Guests must bring their own duvets, pillows, sheets and towels when staying in rental accommodation. You will not be allowed to stay if you do not bring these items.
Minimum spacing of 4 metres between pitches.

Admission
Guests under the age of 18 are not allowed on 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.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 10:30 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.
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.

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy; a fine of £10.00 ($14.06) will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, caravan, RV or accommodation hire) traveling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Reception
Reception is open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. between 05/01 and 09/01.
Reception is unmanned after 5 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/site.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Open fires are prohibited.

Sites
Sites: a £10.00 ($13.43) deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.

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

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.

Additional terms

Dogs are not permitted in Emma's Field.

Campfires are only permitted only if using a firepit and concrete slab. The site can provide raised fire baskets along with eco-compressed woodchip briquettes, fire lighters and kindling subject to extra charge. Open fires are not allowed.

Ball games are only permitted in the designated area.

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