Campsite suggestions – some visited, some not, buyer beware!
(Suggestions/feedback gratefully received!)
Click on the name of the campsite to go through to websites or contact info.
2 miles North of Cerne Abbas – Lyons Gate – a Fishery too!
Middlemarsh, a bit further N of Cerne Abbas Greenfields
Cerne Abbas – Giants Head – very helpful and used to DofE teams
Nr Shaftesbury – Blackmore Vale Camping – behind the garage
Stourton Caundle – The Trooper Inn – Camping and Caravanning Club – worth ringing if stuck
Cranborne Chase – Church Farm – earplugs for light sleepers (ie the leaders)!
Burnbake – not far from Swanage, they usually put Exped teams in a different field to the family campers.
Renscombe, Purbeck – Poole and Dorset Adventure Centre – bunks and camping
Wareham Forest – Carey Camp – super place and easy to access much walking
Dorset County Scout Campsite – Buddens Farm, near Wareham – not great footpath access,
Woodyhyde – near Corfe Castle
Norden Farm – just outside Corfe Castle
Acton Field – Langton Matravers
Steeple Leaze Farm campsite which is in Steeple, nr Kimmeridge.
Harmans Cross, between Corfe and Swanage
West Dorset – Bagwell Farm – near the sea and very friendly staff
On the A37 nr Dorchester – Clay Pigeon – not sure if still taking campers – worth an ask
Thorncombe Farm, Higher Bockhampton, Dorchester
Higher Moor Farm campsite, Nottington, Weymouth
White Horse Campsite, Osmington, Weymouth
Hook Farm at Lyme Regis
More Dorset Scout Campsites – some a little basic, but quiet!
A review on more Dorset sites from The Guardian – a few to try we think!
Gundrys Farm which is at Three Legged Cross, Wimborne
New Forest – Camping in the Forest (includes other UK Forests)
New Forest – Braggers Wood – Scout campsite – Dave’s gr8!
New Forest, near Lyndhurst – Fernycrofts – Scout campsite – a bit hard to camp near the loo
block but endless activities
New Forest – Foxlease Girl Guide Centre
New Forest – Tile Barn Outdoor Ed Centre – impressive!
New Forest – Red Shoot Camping Park – behind the pub!
Quantocks – Moorhouse – very helpful and have a site at West Bagborough too
Porlock – Sparkhayes campsite – good as a base camp – but may have an issue with cards – check
Okehampton, N Dartmoor – YHA – become a YHA Member and enjoy good camping rates to include inside access to loos, showers, games room, lounge and self catering kitchen
Powdermills and Dewerstone Bunkhouses – Spirit of Adventure – great winter training bases
Postbridge, Dartmoor – Runnage Farm – bunkhouses very useful in the winter!
Princetown, Dartmoor – Plume of Feathers – can be midgy in the small camping area
Farmsites on Dartmoor – very basic and sometimes a bit poohy – go with an open mind!
Harford, Dartmoor Bunkhouse
Campsite websites: Useful to trawl through if you’re really stuck!