Hidden behind a discreet residential slip road in Langton Matravers, random tufts of wild flowers adorn the natural bumps and curves of Acton Field on the Purbeck Hills. The unspoilt – verging on wild – terrain comprises a wide, sloping, and grassy campsite, where you can see Swanage Bay glistening in yonder distance. Arrive early in peak season to claim the best-sheltered and flat spot you can find, as exposed parts can get very windy.
During restricted times, campers need to be members of groups -the list can be found on the Natural England website, or contact the owners for details. Don’t let this put you off though, the minimal effort it takes to join rewards with a beautifully rugged camping experience that not every man and his dog can overpopulate.
Essential day trips include the scenic cliff-top walk from the village to swim at the Dancing Ledge tidal rock pool and caves. In 40 minutes you can walk along Priests Way down to Swanage Bay for a fish-and-chip beach supper, or to the famous Square and Compass pub in Worth Matravers. Buy a pint of cider and a pasty through a hole in the wall before relaxing on the pub’s very own little slope…it could be a long stagger back.
The Owner SaysWe have owned and run the site for 35 years, and welcome all.
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Chilled camping with stunning views
Reliable, clean with fantastic views
We have stayed twice now, both times we were originally headed to Tom's field, which is practically next door - but it was full. So up the road we headed and found this gem. Tons of space and pitch where you like means that you can get away from others if that is your thing, even on really busy days we had plenty of space.The showers and loos are cleaned several times a day 20p for 3 min shower plenty of hot water - never had to q. Excellent for local beaches and nice and quiet in the evenings. Great value too.
Rugged lovely site
This is the sort of camp site that we love, fantastic views, lots to do, you find your own pitch, not crowded and basic but clean facilities. The price is ok too. My only complaint is that there were not many other children there for my kids to play with.
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