- Sleeps 6 (max 6 adults, 5 children)
The Owner Says
We invite you to camp in the meadows alongside the beautiful River Frome, where you can go wild swimming in this private stretch of the river and cook over a campfire in a peaceful green space normally only enjoyed by local wildlife and the cows.
The campsite is a safe distance from the river, so children can run about, fly kites or play Frisbee while you relax by your tent. There are woods and hedges all around so you can choose a pitch in the sun or shade, we can advise you where to pitch for the best sunset views, if you are not already down by the riverbank with a glass of wine. The river is just around the corner and there are grassy banks with lots of shade, where you can paddle or take a dip on a hot summer day.
Children must always be accompanied by an adult by the riverside as some areas are deep and fast flowing. We do allow campfires, wood is available for sale. There are 3 compost loos, 2 showers and a sink and draining board to make your stay more comfortable. You may get a mobile signal, but no Wi-Fi on site, we encourage you to switch off and relax whilst you are here.
Well behaved dogs are welcome, but please be considerate of other campers, keep them under control and clean up after them. Dogs should be kept on a lead around cattle.
About Frome Meadow Campsite
Tents, trailer tents – yes. Caravans or camper vans – no. Large groups can be accommodated in a separate field to avoid disturbing others. Dogs are permitted on camping pitches but not in the bell tents.
Moreton village is 15 mins walk way. This charming village is synonymous with T.E. Lawrence, more commonly know as Lawrence of Arabia. Visit his rural cottage Clouds Hill (01929 405616), now maintained by the National Trust, and his grave at St Nicholas’ Church where you can also view the ornately stencilled windows. The churchyard backs on to The Walled Garden (01929 462243) a lovely spot for a stroll or a spot of afternoon tea. Also nearby, Sculpture by the Lakes (07720637808) is a tranquil art-filled haven that hosts regular events and courses. For a day out with the kids, Bovington Tank Museum (01929 462359) and Monkey World (01929 462537) are both within 3 miles of the campsite. For a day at the beach, Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door and the Jurassic Coast are about 6 miles away, while Weymouth is a little further along.
Food & Drink
There are plenty of pubs within easy reach of camp. The nearest local is The Frampton Arms (01305 852253) a 2-minute drive away. The Countryman Inn (01305 852666) at East Knighton is famed locally for its Sunday carvery, while The Blue Vinny (01305 848228) serves an array of dishes including wood-fired pizzas. The Wise Man (01305 261970) serves an inventive menu of locally sourced dishes, and for a slice of a cream tea or a spot of lunch head to The Dovecote Café (01929 462243) in Moreton’s Walled Garden.
Frome Meadow Campsite is located at Frome Meadow Campsite, Moreton, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 8RA
From Wimborne take the A31 west to Bere Regis. At the roundabout take the 3rd exit for A35 west towards Dorchester. Take the first exit off the dual carriageway for Tolpuddle. Turn left and after 200m turn right onto the B3390 towards Crossways. Continue for 3 miles (traveling over 3 bridges) then take the next left, signposted to Moreton. Turn immediately left onto a gravel track. The campsite will be clearly signposted.
Moreton station is one mile away and there are hourly trains between London Waterloo and Weymouth. Catherine is happy to collect campers arriving by train by pre arrangement.