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- A family- run camsite in the heart of the Isle of Purbeck.
- Excellent and transport links (including a steam railway).
- Ideally located near the coast, within walking distance of five pubs.
Norden Farm is set back from the main road, but with easy access. It's a rural site and may not be suitable for those who look for ready-made entertainment! Poole, Bournemouth and Weymouth are all within 30-40 minutes travel by road.
There are three adjacent, level grass fields which offer electric hook-ups, and an additional large grass field for tents and camper vans in peak season.
In addition to camping, a traditional farm cottage is available for hire. This sleeps four and is located on the campsite, with its own private garden. Norden House is also available as a large self-catering holiday home to sleep up to 14 people.
This is a family site which welcomes dogs, but asks they are kept under control at all times.
The site is open from March until October, weather permitting.
Onsite facilities include flush toilets and chemical disposal points, hot showers and private wash basins, a family room, disabled toilets and a wet room (ambulant or aided only). There is a separate laundry and washing-up rooms, a well-stocked farm shop, and a pooch parlour (a wet room and warm shower for dogs). For children, there is a play area and ball games court.
Most facilities are free for campers to use (laundry facilities excepted). Wi-Fi is available for a small fee and likewise a device charging service (including car batteries). A freezer block service is also available.
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Convenience store nearby
Public transportation nearby
Leisure on park
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Cycle hire nearby
Horseback riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
Amenities on park
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Touring and motorhomes
Motorhome service point
Water hook-up points for tourers
Propane/gas cylinders available
Barbecue grills allowed
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Large (51-200 sites)
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
- Coach stations
Corfe Castle: East Street Coach Stop
— 0.9 miles
0.9 miles Wareham: North Street Coach Stop — 3.3 miles
3.3 miles Swanage Bus Station — 5.5 miles
- Train stations
Wareham Rail Station
— 3.8 miles
3.8 miles Holton Heath Rail Station — 4.6 miles
4.6 miles Hamworthy Rail Station — 6.0 miles
- Ferry ports
Poole Ferry Terminal
— 5.6 miles
5.6 miles Shell Bay Ferry Terminal — 5.9 miles
5.9 miles Brownsea Island Ferry Landing — 5.9 miles
Bournemouth International Airport
— 14.0 miles
The Isle of Purbeck and surrounding areas are full of great places to explore!
Norden Farm is conveniently located for using public transport. With a bus stop at the campsite entrance, and a steam railway station a short walk away, getting out and about is no problem for campers here!
Just a short walk away is Corfe Castle, which boasts three pubs, a bakery, and of course, the old ruins of the castle. Take the footpath into the village which runs straight from the campsite!
Further in that direction is the coastal town of Swanage. Here, you will find a multitude of shops, pubs, a nightclub and a white sand beach.
If heading the other way, you will reach the ancient town of Wareham, popular for its quantity of pubs, the River Frome and the Rex Cinema. There is also a train station here, making access to London or Weymouth quick and easy. The Purbeck Sports Centre is also located here, fulfilling all of your sporting and leisure needs, including Sky HD and BT Sports HD live events in their All Stars bar.
For historians, the Isle of Purbeck flaunts Tyneham Village, The Etches Fossil Collection, Kingston Lacy, Swanage Heritage Railway, Hardy's Cottage and many more.
Geographers will be in awe of Kimmeridge Bay, the Arne Peninsula, Durdle Door, and other spectacular parts of the world's first natural heritage site, the Jurassic Coast. Those who like to keep fit will be spoilt for choice when it comes to hiking and cycle paths along the coastline, through woodlands and across heathland.
Families will love Studland Beach, Monkey World, Putlake Adventure Farm, Dorset Waterpark and Bovington Tank Museum.
Other local attractions include:
The Lighthouse Theatre, Poole
The Cerne Abbas Giant
Poole Harbour and Quay
- Corfe Castle (0.7 miles)
- Studland Beach and Nature Reserve (4.8 miles)
- Swanage Railway (5.5 miles)
- Corfe Castle (0.8 miles)
- Studland Beach and Nature Reserve (5.3 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
- Does Norden Farm Camp Site have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Norden Farm Camp Site dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Norden Farm Camp Site? The Isle of Purbeck and surrounding areas are full of great places to explore! Norden Farm is conveniently located for using public transport. With a bus stop at the campsite entrance, and ... Read more