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Back of Beyond Touring, Camping and Glamping Park

9.6
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Back of Beyond Touring, Camping and Glamping Park: Space to gather

General

  • Peaceful secluded park over a 30-acre wildlife haven
  • Free fishing in the site's river and wildlife lakes in season
  • 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 free fishing on the park’s lakes and rivers (bring your own equipment and pick up a fishing licence when you arrive); 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 4 pennants

Please note

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.

Tents are not accepted until May 17, 2021.

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

Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

The toilet facilities are closed until May 17, 2021. Guests will need to use their own facilities.

The shower facilities are closed until May 17, 2021. Guests will need to use their own facilities.

Minimum spacing of 4 metres between pitches.

Bookings must not consist of more than 2 different households.

Guests under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.

Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).


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9.6

Overall rating based on 356 reviews

 

97% would recommend this park to a friend.

96% would stay here again.

  94% described as Peaceful ?

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Lovely well run site, lovely idea to have the lakes with seating05/04/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Astro Turf powered asphalt and grass tent, trailer tent or campervan site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Clean and tidy. Outside seating area/bar. Level pitches. Information pack. Meet and greet was friendly and informative. Quiet apart from the amount of dogs. Liked country walk and seating by lake. Various food vans.

    Disliked: 

    The number of dogs so there was a lot of barking. Most visitors had 2 or 3 dogs each. We didn’t realise how many dogs would be there ! pitches were a bit packed in. We felt a lack of privacy.

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Site has everything you need, clean , tidy and staff very friendly05/04/2021

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

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

    Shop very useful and staff friendly
    Evening outside caterers very nice
    Outside bar, nice touch and friendly staff
    Wonderful surroundings, nice walks

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike. Bar could be open a little longer
    Not really a dislike but maybe a notice on the pitches where to and not to place your awnings

From the manager...

Thank you for the top score. We are so pleased you had a great stay.
We have to be mindful of bar hours due to noise and close by 8.30pm as it is outside and noise does travel. We do explain pitching the awning when we walk everyone to the pitch and also there are diagrams in the welcome book given to every guest to ensure correct set up.
Hope that helps and we will see you again.

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Excellent site, very friendly welcome, lovely walking round05/01/2021

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

  • Primitive grass site (pet friendly)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Everything about the site was perfect. So peaceful and tranquil surroundings. Will return again.

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From the manager...

Many thanks for the top review.

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Excellent tranquil site ideal for dog owners.04/30/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEddy H.Confirmed

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

    Extensive renovation work has been carried out on the pitches since we last visited in September 2020. The fully serviced pitch we stayed on had been resurfaced, was level and benefited from a newly installed EHU and grey waste inlet. We love the dog walking areas - there is nothing quite like a stroll through the forest early in the morning listening to the birds singing in the trees and watching the rabbits and other wildlife scurrying through the grassy undergrowth. There are plenty of places nearby to enjoy walks with very few people around to even consider about worrying over social distancing. We had a friendly welcome but as we are self contained there was no need for further interaction with the staff.

    Disliked: 

    Overall this is a first class site. The only downside was the narrow single lane access road - which on most journeys in and out was clear but on one occasion we were held up for ten minutes whilst an articulated lorry attempted to make a delivery to a yard sited in the same lane.

From the manager...

Thank you so much.
We have tried so hard to improve the park. We have also tarmacked the entire lane to make access easier, so i hope the lorry didnt cause you too much stress during your leaving the park.

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Anonymous user

Great site for adults only.04/30/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered asphalt and grass site
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  • Liked: 

    Lovely quiet site, friendly staff, well maintained site.

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Thank you for the review.

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Anonymous user

Nice place and location.04/29/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

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

    Really enjoyed the peacefullness of the place. The person who welcomed us was friendly and helpful. Nice grounds. Good location to go and visit places by car. Shame about the closed toilets and shower but that seemed to be in most campsite.
    Wash up area very clean and water very hot.

    Disliked: 

    The near A 31 noise at night disturbed my friend. Not me. The site is near but not right near it.

From the manager...

Thank you for the review. We appreciate it.
I see you marked us down for facilities. They are currently closed by law due to COVID until the 17th May. We have no control over this.
I am glad you mentioned the peacefulness of the park yet your friend said the noise of the A31 disturbed them. I am sorry to hear that. It is over 3/4 of a mile away but I do understand some are very light sleepers. I hope it didn't distract from your break with us.

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Excellent site even during lockdown. The staff are very friendly …04/28/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomStephen V.Confirmed

  • Powered asphalt and grass site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Excellent site even during lockdown. The staff are very friendly and helpful. A lot of work has been carried out during the lockdown period to make a good site great

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Thank you Stephen.
We hope to see you again soon.

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We thought the site was immaculate and had a really …04/27/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Powered asphalt and grass site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    We thought the site was immaculate and had a really friendly atmosphere - nice to be out again! Good bar to enable some socailly distanced conversations. Also good location to explore Parley Common - fascinating area. Will return :)

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From the manager...

Many thanks for the great review. We haven't been to Parley Common so we will definitely have to explore there.
Do come back we'll be waiting.

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Loved it! Stayed here with my puppy and we had …04/27/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKerry N.Confirmed

  • Astro Turf powered asphalt and grass tent, trailer tent or campervan site
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    Loved it! Stayed here with my puppy and we had a relaxing and chilled time. Having the woods and field close by made it easy with the dog. The new bar has made it more sociable and the visiting take aways on site are very convenient. The sites themselves are clean and well looked after. Great facilities too!. Staff are friendly and very helpful.

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From the manager...

Thanks so much for the review. We are so delighted that you and pups had a great time.
We are loving the vibe at the bar and seeing people relaxing and enjoying themselves is just great.
Do come again soon.

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Everything. Quite relaxed atmosphere. Friendly staff. Smiles all round. Great …04/26/2021

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

  • Powered asphalt and grass site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Everything. Quite relaxed atmosphere. Friendly staff. Smiles all round. Great local walks. Excellent take away food and fabulous shop. They have made such a great job of the site during lockdown. They have worked very hard. Cannot wait to go again.

    Disliked: 

    Going home

From the manager...

Thank you Sally. We have worked incredibly hard every year and lockdown gave us the opportunity to expand and create better pitches for everyone. We are so glad all the improvements are noticed by our regular guests.
Thank you again and come back soon.

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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

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

Wheelchair access

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

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

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

Seasonal sites

Tourer storage facilities

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
Ringwood: Meeting House Lane Coach Stop — 3.0 miles
Bournemouth Uni.: Talbot Campus Coach Stop — 6.2 miles
Christchurch Coach Stop — 7.0 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


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.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

RV, 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 2 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 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Sites: a £10.00 ($14.06) 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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  • What attractions are near Back of Beyond Touring, Camping and Glamping Park? 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, … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Back of Beyond Touring, Camping and Glamping Park?
    RV, 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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  • How much does it cost to stay at Back of Beyond Touring, Camping and Glamping Park? From $20.87 (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.

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.
Tents are not accepted until May 17, 2021.
The shower facilities are closed until May 17, 2021. Guests will need to use their own facilities.
The toilet facilities are closed until May 17, 2021. Guests will need to use their own facilities.

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, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling 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/pitch.

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 ($14.06) 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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