Dorset Farm Camping at Dewflock Farm

UK England South West England Dorset Dorchester

  • Groups welcome
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
Luxury camping on the farm with a prime location on the doorstep of historic Dorchester

Considering how close it is to the country town of Dorchester, Dewflock Farm has a wonderfully rural feel. Just two miles from the charming old town centre, this 28-day campsite offers a true townie’s alternative – a working farm and views across the rolling Dorset downs.

The camping itself is of the luxurious variety, with pre-pitched bell tents for rent. If you want to bring your own equipment, then you can plucked for one of the unfurnished tents that has only inflatable mattresses inside, while the more plush, furnished option includes bed linen and towels, rugs, furniture and an entrance awning to provide some additional covered space.

Dewflock Farm is a particular hit with families. The 7-acre meadow in which the tents are pitched provides plenty of space for children to fly kites and kick a ball around, while, in the mornings, kids are also invited to follow farmer Tom as he checks and feeds the animals – lambs, pigs, cows and chickens. On rainy days an old farm barn has been converted into all-weather family space too. It has a television and jukebox, a lounge area and Wi-Fi, plus there’s also a handy ‘campers kitchen’ with a fridge, freezer, toaster, and kettle.

The real benefit of the place, though, for families and couples alike, is its position between town and seaside. For those who don’t mind a good stroll, Dorchester is within walking distance and has enough to occupy you for a day or more, while, just to the east of the campsite, the vast Maiden Castle is one of Europe’s best-preserved Iron Age hill forts and well worth a visit. South, meanwhile, a short drive leads you to the famous Jurassic Coast and it’s popular combination of beaches, cliffs and coves.

So whether it’s a rainy day in the museums or a sunny one down on the beach, Dewflock Farm has got you covered.

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The Bell tents are laid out over a 7-acre field with both toilets and showers within a short walk. There is a field barn equipped with a freezer, fridge, kettle, toaster, cups, plates, cutlery, tea, coffee, etc as well as each bell tent being supplied with its own fire pit. Wood can be purchased on site. Also on the farm is the Pig Shed; a chill out area with wifi, TV, juke box, games, table tennis, tables and chairs and lounging area. Plenty of space on site for flying kites and kicking a ball around. In the morning, children are invited to help Farmer Tom feed the various animals and collect eggs from the farms chooks. Guests have access to the onsite showers and toilets, a field kitchen, communal eating areas and 'The Pig Barn' where there is WiFi and hot food served in the evening. A breakfast bacon and egg roll, fresh coffee and fruit juice is also included. 

Suitable For

Glamping and camping. Families, couples, quiet groups – yes. Stag and hen parties – no.


The campsite is a stone's throw from Dorchester town centre, offering independent shops, eateries, 2 cinemas, parks and a slew of eclectic museums. With cycle paths to Dorchester as well as a bus stop at the end of the farm drive, accessibility is not a problem. Dewflock is also 8 minutes' drive from Weymouth and the coast. Enjoy the beach or get up close to seals, seahorses and starfish at The Sea Life Centre (01202 666900). Based at Dewflock Farm, Dorset Activities (0118 334 1807) offers guests a chance to experience 4x4 driving on a specially designed track on the farm. Get behind the wheel and experience the fun, exhilaration and adventure of 4x4 driving. A challenging course will test your new driving skills as you tackle steep climbs, drops side slopes and gullies at our purpose built site. This 4x4 off road driving can be enjoyed by adults and junior drivers. For more Junior (from 12 years) Dorset Activities offer you a chance to glide around a course on clever, self balancing technology. Brilliant as a group activity. 

Food & Drink

The farm produces its own meat so campers can purchase pork, beef and lamb products direct from their shop. Evening meals are available and on occasion, the farmer puts on a pig or lamb roast for the campers to devour with a pint of locally produced beer. There are numerous pubs and restaurants in and around Dorchester. If you want to really treat yourself there's even a Michelin-starred spot in the centre of town – Sienna (01305 250022).

Opening Times

2018:  Friday, 3 August to Monday, 27 August

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The Owner Says

Dewflock Farm is ideally placed to offer families a chance to explore the Dorset countryside and the Jurassic Coast whilst having a base that offers a safe and interesting environment. With cattle and sheep in neighbouring fields and the farm orphan lambs on the loose, children will really love the place.  We offer 15 bell tents and two shepherds hut for rent as well as wild camping over the May Bank Holiday weekend.Now also the home to Dorset Activities Limited who offer 4x4 driving and Segway experiences (


15 pre-erected bell tents (with the option of furnished or unfurnished). 2 shepherds huts and 50 grass tent pitches for the late May Bank Holiday only. 
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Contact Dorset Farm Camping at Dewflock Farm, Dorset Farm Camping at Dewflock Farm, Winterborne Monkton, Dorset DT2 8NP

Getting There

From Dorchester town centre, head for Weymouth on the A354 and take the first left, signposted 'Winterborne Herringstone'. Go round the bend, under the bridge and we are located immediately on your right. If you travelling to Dorchester by train, the campsite owners are than happy to pick you up from the train station - just remember to pre-book this service. Dorchester town has two railway stations - one mainline and the other servicing the West Country.  There are also bus services covering the Jurassic coastline as well as inland.  Dorchester, which is just over a mile away, also has various taxi firms located there.


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Rated ★★★☆☆ over 2 reviews


Cosy shepherd's hut in beautiful space

Shepherd's hut Rufus is well-equipped, comfortable and atmospheric. We loved sitting outside with a fire during the evenings. Campsite is well-placed for Weymouth and Dorchester and surrounding beaches/countryside. Kitchen facilities good, showers and toilets were temperamental. Owners are friendly and helpful and farm/wildlife cute. Only problems were the constant background-hum from the A354 and a train whizzing past every 20 minutes or so - some are used to this, but don't stay here if you're easily woken!
Aug 20, 2018 by Laura

Response from Dorset Farm Camping at Dewflock Farm

Thank you for the feedback.

Glad to see you made the most of your stay here going into town for the cider festival and exploring the local area. I’m thrilled you sampled one of our hog roasts!

We think Rufus is great too so glad he hit the mark!

The road on the other side of the bank is busy but we find the bank shelters us. At this time of year it is hectic as there are lots of lovely visitors exploring!

Thank you for the feedback. Good to know expectations vs reality!


Premium price for average experience - not cool

Good bacon roll each morning, but a coffee would have been appreciated. The hot food each evening that the website promised wasn’t on offer. The children enjoyed feeding the animals, and the owners were friendly. The location within Dorset is great but the site is noisy, right next to a railway line and very busy road. The facilities (kitchen, showers, toilets) are only just adequate when the site is virtually empty. We felt that the price we paid was double what the site justified.
Aug 18, 2018 by Lobster

Response from Dorset Farm Camping at Dewflock Farm

Many thanks for your feedback and we are sorry you did not enjoy your stay.
We endeavour to make your life here at Dewflock as simple as possible by providing breakfast rolls and tea/coffee/sugar/sauces in pots in a fully kitted kitchen for self use. I was surprised you found the toilets and showers inadequate when quiet but we have additional when full.
Again, thanks - it always good to know both positive and negative views to keep us thinking about improvements.

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