Far from the Madding Crowd
- Sleeps 4 (max 2 adults, 3 children)
- Beds Provided
- Bed Linen Provided
The Owner Says
We invite you to camp or glamp 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.
Pitched in the same field but with plenty of space between each tent, they are a really special place to camp. You can roll up the sides of these lovely tents and lie in the shade feeling a cool breeze through the tent. Each 5m tent is individually styled with a chest, chair, rugs, lanterns, blankets and outdoor seating. They are suitable for a couple or a family of up to four, we provide a double mattress and extra singles as required. There are pillows, a double duvet and extra rugs in case it’s cool at night. We can also provide a 3m x 3m gazebo to use as a camp kitchen if the weather is inclement as we ask you not to cook in the bell tents. The bell tents each have an upcycled fire pit, a basket of logs and marshmallows for toasting on your first night here.
About Frome Meadow Campsite
Suitable ForTents, 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.
NearbyMoreton 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 & DrinkThere 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.