Frome Meadow Campsite

UK England South West England Dorset Dorchester

  • Distance markers in shared facilities
  • Extra toilets/showers
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Short walk to pub
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
  • Beaches
  • Short walk to the pub
  • Walking
A magical riverside retreat near Dorset’s Jurassic Coast.

Few outdoors experiences satisfy our appetite for adventure like a spot of wild swimming. On a balmy summer’s day, there’s nothing quite like a cooling dip in a tranquil lake or sun-dappled swimming hole. Waterside campsites – amongst the most magical of settings for a night under canvas – are rarer than you might expect in the UK. So on hearing about a brand new East Dorset campsite in 2018, right beside a river, we knew we had to dive straight in. A few years on it’s become a go-to destination for a summer camp and ‘dip-nic’.

Set on a dairy farm just outside the historic village of Moreton, Frome Meadow Campsite is five spectacular acres bordered by wildlife-rich woodland. Like all things beautifully ephemeral, it only pops-up for the month of August, so be sure to book well in advance. Campers lucky enough to secure one of the privileged pitches in this sprawling space enjoy unparalleled access to the River Frome. Exclusively accessed by patrons of the campsite, this private stretch of river is perfect for paddling and swimming for the more able (and more cold-hardy). The current can be quite strong in places and campers are reminded to take the usual common-sense precautions (particularly in the deeper areas), with children needing to be supervised at all times. But with a bit of food packed and jelly shoes on feet, the little ones will be content for hours splashing about and spotting minnows and frogs beneath the surface.

The camping experience, itself, is what you may expect of a rural site that only opens for one month each year. It’s simple, off-grid and off-the-beaten-track but highly suited to the sort of character that likes swimming in rivers rather than swimming pools. Facilities-wise, you’ll find eco-friendly compost loos, hot showers and a washing-up area but little else besides. For those who like to travel light, though, there’s a couple of family-sized bell tents, too, kitted out with comfy mattresses, lanterns and deckchairs.

Owner Catherine’s encouraging attitude to wild swimming extends to her general outlook on camping. Campfires are more than allowed, so you can spend evenings toasting marshmallows over the flames while regaling your friends with tales from the riverbank, and there’s a relaxed ‘pitch-where-you-like’ policy. She does, however, draw the line at around 25 tents, avoiding any danger of overcrowding. There’s more than ample room for a game of rounders and novice naturalists can spot all manner of flora and fauna, including, occasionally, sika deer, which were first brought to the UK from Japan in 1896 and settled on nearby Brownsea Island, only to swim across Poole Harbour and begin populating the rest of Dorset.

Follow one of the many bridleways emanating from the campsite and you’ll soon end up at Moreton. This charming village is steeped in history, with its most famous son T.E. Lawrence (more commonly known as Lawrence of Arabia) commemorated in the heritage trail that takes in his rural retreat and grave at St Nicholas’ church. And if you haven’t sated your watery desires back at camp, the Jurassic Coast – including Lulworth Cove and iconic Durdle Door – is just 20 minutes’ away by car.

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3 hot showers, 4 eco loos and a washing-up sink. Campfires permitted and wild swimming access to the River Frome.

Suitable For

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.


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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.

​There is plenty of  room to choose your own pitch or you can hire one of three furnished bell tents - take the hassle out of camping and stay in one of our gorgeous tents with comfy beds, colourful rugs and blankets, solar lights and an up-cycled fire pit.

 The site has eco loos, hot showers and a washing up area.

​Moreton, a popular destination for visitors, is a 15 minute walk from the meadow, from here there are miles of walks and cycle paths. There are many local attractions including Lulworth Cove, only 6 miles way, and lots of pretty Dorset villages to explore.

​Although when you are settled in this quiet field in the middle of our family run dairy farm, you may not want to leave.

Social Distancing Measures

Pitch at least 6 meters from other groups
Practice social distancing on site
Avoid socialising with other groups
Wash your hands when using the shared facilities
Be responsible for your children and ensure they understand and follow safety procedures
Use contactless payments
Avoid having day visitors on site
Leave the facilities and your pitch clean and tidy
Inform us and return home immediately if you develop Covid-19 symptoms

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30 tent pitches plus 2 furnished bell tents.

Grass Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 64 Available
Pitch where you like in our camping meadow, alongside the beautiful River Frome. There are woods and hedges all around so you can choose a pitch in the sun or shade - but we advise you to pitch for the best sunset views!

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Contact Frome Meadow Campsite, Frome Meadow Campsite, Moreton, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 8RA

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Getting There

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.


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Rated ★★★★★ over 65 reviews


A great place to get away to with friends

We stayed a long weekend here with friends at the start of the school holidays. The kids loved it - they all gathered and gossiped at the hay bales. Ground is flat but watch out for exploding flint with your fires! Toilets are long drops but cleaned and restocked daily (better than portaloos anyway). Showers were nice and hot (gas fired) and washing up / drinking water stations dotted around. There was a little shop for fire wood & marshmallows that opened 5-7pm. The kids also loved playing in the stream (both little ones & bigger ones). Location is perfect - 20-30 mins and you are at any point on the Jurassic Coast. Monkey World & the Tank Museum are also next door.
Jul 27, 2021 by Ben Hoyle Verified Review

Worth every penny

Brilliant place with really friendly staff. The composting toilets are 10x better than a porta loo and the showers run perfectly. It was over 30 when we stayed so we spent a lot of time in the river. We taught our dog (who is a bit nervous in water) how to swim in the river, it has variations in depth so really great for all swimming abilities. Making a campfire at night is one of the biggest joys of camping for us and this is the ideal place to do so. Definitely recommend.
Jul 26, 2021 by Anna O'Hagan Verified Review

Lovely campsite

This is a lovely campsite. The compost loos are clean, the showers are hot, and there is plenty of space. The river is really the best thing, the kids loved it and we couldn’t get them out! It is field camping, so as we were there in the hottest week of the year, a shelter was super important, as was the cool box/camp fridge. Even so, the ground gets wet with condensation over night quickly so wellies or flip flops are a must. Fires being allowed was a total bonus If you have kids, definitely pack nets and buckets for the river, and they also loved inflatables for going down the rapids in the river.

Great location.

A simple campsite, first time camping for us, great for kids to play and make friends, a little shop open for a few hours let us borrow some tent pegs. The river is lovely, must take shoes to wear in the river! Showers/toilets as expected. Brilliant for getting to Jurassic coast and more attractions!
Jul 25, 2021 by Kate Lyford Verified Review

Back to basics beauty & river fun!

My daughter (5yrs) and I booked 2 nights and loved it so much we booked to stay and extra night! 5 fab composting toilets & hot showers in beautiful barley field. Camping is in 2 fields and you can drive straight in and choose your own pitch - I found it great to have car next to tent. Quiet at night ~ lots of families, kiddies playing on some stacked straw bales the farmer dropped off which offered hours of fun! Open air sinks and water tap. Super basic, so ideal for folk who love to get back to simplicity. THE RIVER!!! Floating along in inflated tractor inner tubes (left by the farmers), looking up at the trees overhead with my little girl was idyllic! There's a deeper natural pool for a proper swim and then knee-to-thigh deep along the river so ideal for safe kids play. The current in places is swift, but as my daughter discovered, just put your feet down and stand up and you'll be fine! Great for midday shade and refreshing dips in the summer heat. Beach 15 min drive away. Local co-op shop 10 min drive away. Dorset is full of coves, pubs and gorgeous walking. I would recommend this place to anyone who loves simple, friendly camping and adores river swimming and play 😃
Jul 25, 2021 by RHIANA LAWS Verified Review

Amazing space

Loved every minute of our stay here. Plenty of space to pitch tents, no defined area which meant you could spread out. Very clean long drop toilets and impressed to see eco sustainable toilet paper - nice touch. Showers impressive, clean and hot with a dry area to leave clothes. Also great to be able to have campfires. Small point, it might be useful to have duckboards by the water tap. We stayed when the weather was stunning and it was still muddy, wet weather might become a quagmire. The star of the show has to be access to the river! Every morning we’d go for a dip in the large deep pool and then after a hot day out, to know the river was waiting was a great feeling. Quite a current but great fun going the length of the river in an inner tube! Good central location, easy to get to beaches and also enjoyed the cycle routes near by and we went on a kayak trip from Studland Bay which was brilliant. Thanks Frome Meadow!

Absolutely incredible!

This campsite is absolutely amazing! Loads of space, beautiful surroundings, and lovely staff. The river running through is gorgeous and cold, and there is an amazing village nearby. The showers and toilets are super eco, and for the price you literally couldn’t do better. Dog friendly, easy to find, and secluded area. Really lovely. We stopped here for a night on the way to Cornwall, and are stopping on the way back in a week’s time - we can’t wait! Can’t recommend highly enough!
Jul 24, 2021 by Joe Jones Verified Review


Best campsite ever! The river is the main attraction - my dog and I went wild swimming every day. Lots of fun. The showers were always hot, the eco loos clean. Everything very well run. Campfires allowed which was wonderful. Lots of space, although in the weekend it was busy. Short walk to Moreton through the field - the Walled Garden cafe situated there is worth a visit. Thank you to the very friendly and helpful site manager Jonny for helping to make this trip amazing. He's around daily to help with anything, also sells wood/firelighters/gas etc and some local produce as well, honey/cereal/biscuits. Thanks for a great time!
Jul 23, 2021 by Donna Verified Review

Spacious and relaxing

We had a great few days here in gorgeous sunshine. The campsite was in a great location very near to Moreton station and just a short drive to Durdle Door. If camping in the 25-30 degree heat we had, I would recommend getting a decent coolbox and bringing something to create shade as there aren’t many sheltered spots and the heat can be unrelenting! All the staff were very friendly and we always felt we had plenty of space. However, it could be difficult to make the most of the great location without a car as there is very little within walking distance.
Jul 21, 2021 by Maisie Tween Verified Review

Perfect getaway

Just got back from a two night camping trip at Frome Meadow. Turn up, pick your pitch, get your tent up and embrace the great outdoors. Long drop toilets were very clean, the shower was better than my own! No shop within walking distance, but we went prepared with a cool box full of food and drink, and cooked over a stove. Everything described was everything we got. Left feeling very zen 🧘‍♀️
Jul 19, 2021 by Grace Giles Verified Review

Lovely simple camping

Glorious weather meant the river swimming was very welcomed by all. Never felt too busy in the water. Lots of fun for everyone. There were a few large inflatable rings to share on the waterside - kids loved these. Would recommend water shoes as river bed very stony. Showers very good. Fields beautiful. Would be great if the shop was open for a few hours every day to buy cold milk etc.

A lovely simple site, great for exploring the coast

We stayed here for 3 nights in July and it was a lovely little site. We knew it was going to be basic and it is, so if you need more home comforts just bare that in mind. Having said that, the showers were surprisingly good, powerful and hot considering they are in a shed in a wheat field! My 4yo son was not pleased with the long drop loo but they are again, in very good condition. It was quiet and everyone could spread out and have tons of space. There wasn't much of a presence from the site manager so we just pitched up wherever, and I thought that there would be a shop or the ability to buy things from a land rover as an image suggests. But all in all a good site for simple camping and exploring a really interesting region with bags of things to do for everyone.
Jul 16, 2021 by Gemma Burr Verified Review

Perfect Stay

So good to find a back to basics campsite, like camping use to be. Beautiful location. Great eco-friendly facilities. Being so close to Lulworth & Durdle Door it was easy to get up early and have the place to yourself for a swim before the crowds arrived. Owners very laid back and happily accommodated a change in date due to poor weather (although I was staying during the week for 1 night outside of school hols). Thank you for a lovely break.

Lovely campsite if you like wild swimming

Chosen due to it having its own wild swimming . River on campsite, which was a big highlight . Spotlessly clean showers and Toilets . Great atmosphere. and friendly staff. 20 minutes drive to lovely beach.
Jul 9, 2021 by shazzyb

Lovely campsite!

Amazing experience here, facilitates were kept clean and in order. Lovely spacious camp grounds and getting around was easy as most towns or beaches were about a 20 min drive away. Would 100% recommend to friends and family and will definitely be booking again!

Great campsite

This was a wonderful campsite to end the summer at. The fields are large and allows people to spread out with cars onsite. Being able to have open fires is a great advantage and the little truck selling logs and honey is perfect. Ideal location to bring the bikes and be able to cycle to local attractions and pubs and the stream is so beautiful for a paddle or float in a tyre. The facilities were perfect, the long drop toilets well maintained and the showers powerful and hot from morning to evening. We will defiantly return.

Great campsite

Great campsite with lovely light in the evening and the morning when we were there. Plenty of space. We didn't feel like we were disturbing others and no one disturbed us. Amazing showers. The only disappointment was the lack of recycling or separate food waste - only general waste bins were provided.
Sep 21, 2020 by Colin Rose Verified Review

Pretty site in a fab location and great for kids!

We camped with our two children and some friends and all had a wonderful weekend. The setting of the campsite is beautiful, nestled in the farmers fields surrounded by beautiful wild flowers and maize fields. The best part has to be the lovely stream which you can paddle / float / swim in. Even in September some of our party enjoyed a swim and the kids couldn’t wait to have a paddle each morning!! It really is idyllic. The showers and compost toilets are great, we had no problems at all and loved the natural feel. The only problem we had was that the washing up sinks only had cold water. We will definitely be back next year! Highly recommend!!
Sep 15, 2020 by Kate Carrott Verified Review

Easy to find with the right facilities

Very easy to find and well sign posted. Had just enough facilities to still remain a 'rustic' camping experience. Showers were warm and the long drop toilets were well maintained.
Sep 14, 2020 by Rob Williams Verified Review


Really friendly site, great facilities, fantastic showers and really relaxing. Perfect for dogs, river & fields were heavenly for him and there were great walking routes too and only a short drive to dog friendly beaches.

Excellent back to basics camping

Alrhough the headlines are back to basics.. the facilities are not.. hot showers.. clean toilets and good swimming in places... funtimes letting the current take you on a ride over the shallow rapids on a big fat inner tube..

a lovely, low-key site in a gorgeous setting

I had a lovely early September stay here, and it was just what I was after: a (mainly) quiet, low-key spot in gorgeous countryside, next to a river, easily accessible if you're on two wheels/on foot as I was. Aside from a little wade in the river my highlight was the picnic field next to it, where I enjoyed breakfast and supper every day. Stars, birdsong, bats, wildflowers... all here in abundance. I highly recommend the Walled Garden in Moreton Village, where I'd have spent more time under cover if I'd been unlucky with the weather; and there are lots of lovely walking trails nearby - my favourite was catching the train to Wareham and walking the Wareham Forest trail. My one quibble with the description would be that the pub is within walking distance - it's not really. It's just over five minutes on a bike, but a miserable half-hour walk on a busy road with no pavement. Thanks for a lovely stay, Frome Meadow - I hope to be back!

Beautiful spot - great for children, friendly owners, great for campfire!

This was a last minute camping trip, first time campers, enjoying last of school holidays! Field was big, the hay bales centre stage provided endless fun for children and the River Frome was pretty and fun to play in with the tyres and walk beside. However, we were disappointed that the access was limited to a 100 metre stretch (private fishing either side of that) as we had picked a riverside site to take our kayak, our neighbours also planning to do the same thing were disappointed too and so would suggest description mentions not suitable for kayaks or paddle boarders (perhaps suggesting another local river that might be ok?) We loved the little shop, buying big bags of wood that burnt exceptionally well in our nightly campfire, plus delicious Dorset honey, fudge and flapjack, also noticed they sold camping gas cannisters aswell. The eco loos worked well, the showers suffered from the wind and kept blowing out, so were a little cool at times, but the washing up area was very useful close to showers, so you could get a hot bowl of water to wash in, with a drinking water tap close by too. A lovely place, close to Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove, Dorchester and Wimborne - we really enjoyed it and would happily come back. Last night was a little spoilt by noisy neighbours playing loud music late but otherwise a very relaxed and peaceful spot.

Hidden gem in the heart of Dorset

Great campsite with a river available for swimming nearby. Plenty of trees to harvest wood for fires in the evening. Nice vibe.

Great vibe

Frome Meadow had a very relaxing atmosphere with a general good vibe about the place. The facilities were basic but just what you need. The river on the site was fun to have a swim in and use the tubes to float around. Great location as well with the jurassic coast just a short drive away. An all round pleasant stay and would definitely come again.
Sep 7, 2020 by Tom Jordan Verified Review

Lovely site, busier than expected

Site facilities (compost loos & hot showers) are great. Site itself is lovely, particularly by the river, the picnic field and the walk through fields to Moreton. I found it busier than I had hoped for early September and people camped too close together which made it too noisy.

Lovely campsite, a perfect spot

We had a lovely time camping at Frome meadow. The kids particularly enjoyed riding down the river in the rubber rings which is a lovely touch and a great idea to provide for everyone to use. It’s a perfect location with lots nearby and a nice little walk through the corn field to the village. We will definitely come back here

Dorset beauty!

Cracking spot, next to a river with lovely sunrise views. Will be back!
Sep 2, 2020 by Harry Doe Verified Review

Beautiful, secluded spot, great as a base to explore Dorset

We stayed for 3 nights over the August bank holiday with friends. There was a lot of space which mean it was easy to socially distance and we didn't have any problems with noise. The toilets were cleaned regularly and the shower I has was really hot. The river and the local area is great for walks and the walled garden and cafe in Moreton (only 15 minute walk away) was great for lunch. Would happily visit again!
Sep 1, 2020 by Sam Betts Verified Review

Quiet, beautiful and relaxed campsite

What a lovely campsite! Quiet, relaxed, beautiful fields, the river to swim in, fire pits and surprisingly good facilities. We had a fantastic few days here and although it was busy it was so quiet and peaceful. Loads of families enjoying themselves. The only improvement would be one additional washing up station.

Chilled and Simplistic

Stayed at Frome Meadow with three other families, all of us with young kids (4-7 yrs) The site is not over crowded, despite being "sold out", which was fantastic as social distancing can be maintained as well as your privacy if you don't like camping on top of each other. Amenities are basic and spotlessly clean thanks to the twice a day clean by the camp owners and courteous other campers leaving it as they found it. The hog roast was a nice night off from cooking and washing up, and also delicious and reasonably priced. The kids loved the hale bales and the amount of space they had to play and run around in without upsetting anyone/stepping on someone else's pitch - an advantage of free pitching. We had lovely days out in Weymouth, and also a fab day by the river. There's plenty to do in and around the area. Kids loved river dipping with a net and splashing in the shallows, whilst the bigger kids enjoyed riding the current along the deeper parts (it is fast in places). A few local farm shops and pubs around if you want to avoid chains and support locals. One family stayed in the campsite owned Bell tents as it was their first camping trip. The bell tents were well equipped and comfortable and the bbq and gazebo supplied were good quality. A relaxed, chilled atmosphere on a simple campsite that ticks all the right boxes.
Aug 24, 2020 by Leah Arkley Verified Review

Great stay, quite basic but nice setting

Pro’s: Quiet Dog friendly Allows campfires Beautiful setting Con’s: No hot water for washing up Shower temperamental, sometimes scorching hot otherwise cold Could do with more information pre-arrival.
Aug 24, 2020 by Amy Cooper Verified Review

Lush campsite to relax and unwind

Great location to explore the coast but in a secluded spot itself. Brilliant, clean, natural facilities. Plenty of room so you’re not squeezed together. The river Frome runs right through it, absolutely brilliant spot for a water crazed family!!
Aug 22, 2020 by Rebecca Rees Verified Review

Camping as it should be!

We set up our little teardrop camper and tent on the lower field, alongside the river which we heard trickling in the night. Very relaxed campsite, ideal for children as they all tend to group together and clamber over the hay bales and charge up and down the inclines up to the long drop toilets! Great, hot showers - clean each time we used them, as were the loos more or less. Everyone friendly, including the management. We sadly missed out on the Saturday hog roast as we stayed Sunday through Thursday, the 'shop' sells honey, marshmallows, firewood and not much else which is a shame - milk, bread and basics would be a real bonus. So..... great for those who just want to experience camping as it used to be, would not suit the precious contingent who need life's shiny comforts! We'll definitely be back Frome Meadow!

Camping as it should be!

We set up our little teardrop camper and tent on the lower field, alongside the river which we heard trickling in the night. Very relaxed campsite, ideal for children as they all tend to group together and clamber over the hay bales and charge up and down the inclines up to the long drop toilets! Great, hot showers - clean each time we used them, as were the loos more or less. Everyone friendly, including the management. We sadly missed out on the Saturday hog roast as we stayed Sunday through Thursday, the 'shop' sells honey, marshmallows, firewood and not much else which is a shame - milk, bread and basics would be a real bonus. So..... great for those who just want to experience camping as it used to be, would not suit the precious contingent who need life's shiny comforts! We'll definitely be back Frome Meadow!

Lush place to relax and unwind

Beautiful area of the country to explore but the campsite is quiet and secluded. It has great, clean natural facilities and plenty of room so you’re not squeezed in. The river Frome runs straight through it which was bliss for my water mad family. Will definitely be returning!
Aug 22, 2020 by Rebecca Rees Verified Review

A quiet, well secluded campsite

Visited for 3 2 nights camping from Cardiff - easy to drive to and find off the main road. Excellent facilities in the showers and eco toilets - visitors to some of the smaller more family orientated music festivals in the UK will be familiar with the setup of these and are perfect for a more natural camping experience. Easy access and location to Weymouth, Dorchester and the Jurassic coast - nothing more than 30 minutes drive and easy to navigate to. Met up with family friends who hired one of the bell tents - I brought my own for its first ever outing! The sites own looked very comfortable with its setup and included an enclosed gazebo structure - very useful for the unpredictable weather! River was a nice touch for the younger and older river explorers alike! A nice addition to a fantastic setup. Would return again and look forward to doing so in the future!
Aug 21, 2020 by Chris Evans Verified Review

Cool place chill out

We stayed for 1 night here. We were greeted by the owners on arrival and had a quick chat about what to expect from our stay. This included a hog roast!!! We pitched the tent in a quiet corner looking out over a field full of wildlife, blissfully relaxing. The campsite is benefited by being by the river Frome and is easily accessible to get to and has some lovely private sections for campers to swim in. We spent about an hour splashing about and having fun, getting out just in time for the hog roast. After consuming a very healthy portion of pig and apple sauce in a soft white bun we settled in for the evening. You are allowed to light open fires on the ground at this campsite and they also sell logs from the Horse Box Shop on site, marshmallows can also be purchased for the ultimate camp fire experience. Facilities on site are good with running water, clean toilets and warm water showers. All in all a good place to get away even if for only one night. Be sure to stock up on beers!!
Aug 17, 2020 by Jonny Hugill

Fantastic stay

Lovely campsite couldn’t ask for more. The owners were so friendly and helpful, there was plenty of space, the river was beautiful for wild swimming and Weymouth and Dorset beaches within a short drive. We will be back!
Aug 15, 2020 by Sam

What a lovely site !

Super location. Beautiful crystal clear and safe river. Wonderful for a cooling dip on a hot day. Very helpful and friendly staff. Totally chilled. Adequate facilities. Clean and do the job. Proper campers will love this site. Immerse yourself in nature, light a fire and relax !
Aug 15, 2020 by Andy Brewin

Fantastic chilled-out camping

We - my two boys, aged 9 and 6, and I - have had an awesome five days here. It is a very basic, chilled-out place with minimal facilities and a friendly feel. The location is superb - we absolutely loved the the river for paddling and swimming at the end of the hot days, and we also had cracking trips out: Corfe Castle, Kimmeridge beach, Durdle Door, Old Harry’s rocks - all really special places and within very easy reach. The site is set up well for children to make friend- they loved playing on the hay bales - and we all always love a campfire. Fully recommend this site as long as you’re not looking for luxury (toilets are long-drops, for example).
Aug 15, 2020 by Emily

Little haven of tranquility

We spent 6 days at this wonderfully peaceful enclave. The owners were lovely, friendly and accommodating. Great touch to have a hog toast on Saturday nights! We loved that everyone naturally said hello and chatted - testament to the beauty and tranquility of the place. It really felt like a community. The compost toilets and eco-showers are beautifully crafted, hygienic and more than sufficient. And being able to swim minutes from the tent in the lovely cool river is just idyllic. We'll be back!
Aug 14, 2020 by Ed Verified Review

5 Days of pure relaxation and bliss!

Just spent the most relaxed 5day camping experience ever! The whole experience from the warm welcome when we arrived to the totally chilled atmosphere (two main fields near the showers and river and a third field a little more remote with island picnic area) could not be faulted! We chose the third field as didn’t have the kids with us for the first time!! Perfect choice as loads of room to pitch with fantastic views across the countryside for beautiful uninterrupted sunrises and sun sets and total peace and quiet! Eco loos cleaned throughly twice a day so alway spotless and showers the same and lots of hot water at a great pressure so double bonus points there! Loved everything and definitely would go back!
Aug 9, 2020 by Lloyd

Charming Dorset Campsite

A lovely campsite nestled by the river Frome. The campsite spans over 3 fields and we chose to camp at the back as we are a couple and the larger field felt more family orientated. The site had beautiful views with a lovely moonrise and orange sunset. A member of staff came to greet us, let us know what we needed to know such as shop opening hours and location of facilities but otherwise we were left to our own devices. The facilities were kept very clean and well stocked with sustainable toilet roll. The family field was good fun and we had a nice quite spot in the back field and enjoyed hearing the kid's playing from a distance. They were all having a laugh on the hay bale 'fortress' that seemed to be a hub for the young ones! Our 3 night's away camping with Frome Meadow were great. The campsite is in a really good location. We went for day trip to Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove, into Dorchester and Weymouth and walked around Wool. We also picked up the SW Coast path at Bowlease Cove and all these places were easy to get to from the campsite. I'd recommend Frome Meadow to anyone.


We have just returned from a 3 night stay at this lovely campsite. There is lots of space and the river is lots of fun for kids and adults alike. There are options to walk and cycle and we made use of the cafe in Moreton. The facilities are basic but everything we needed was provided including sinks for hand washing and alcohol gel. We stayed in a bell tent which was beautiful and very comfortable.

Quiet natural campsite

It was our first visit to Frome Meadow. We were a group of 2 families, one of which was there first camping trip. Despite the weather being glorious and it being the August BHol, the field was not crowded and the site quiet, consistently mainly of young families. We enjoyed the refreshing river to swim in most and the ability to have a hot shower. The other facilities are basic- a drop loo and only one washing station with cold water only. We would have liked a separate tap to be able to wash hands next to the loo but this was a minor point. A recommended site for families - esp the river and ability to have a campfire.

Blissful escape in a truly tranquil setting!

We've just returned from 5 nights at From Meadow and really didn't want to leave!! We were blessed with sunshine during the day and clear star-filled skies at night. The showers were hot, composting loos kept clean, hay bales stacked in the middle of the field for the kids to play on, then there was the river to paddle/swim in - our dog loved this almost as much as the kiddy campers did! A lovely little amble through fields to reach the beautiful little village of Moreton, where we found the highly recommended Tea Rooms. A great place that welcomed us and our furry friend. We also found a beautiful walk along the Lawrence Trail through woodland, heather and well maintained paths.The Frampton Arms was just up the road too which was perfect for a pint on the one rainy evening we had. Lulworth Cove and the Jurassic Coast were a 15minute drive. Weymouth was reached in 20. The location couldn't have been much better and the campsite couldn't have offered much more. We LOVED it. Campfires rule!
Aug 31, 2019 by Laura Morley Verified Review

Simple, relaxing, natural,spacious

A great back to basics campsite set in two large open fields. Good showers and a clean simple toilet block allowed us to relax without the clutter of more formal campsites. The children had a great time playing on the hay bales swimming in the river and running round the fields whilst we relaxed around an open campfire toasting marshmallows. Brilliant and load of things to do nearby.
Aug 31, 2019 by R morgan

A magical place operated with love and care

I stayed in a bell tent and it was beautifully done: comfortable bed and useful furniture decorated with lights and fresh flowers. The campsite is just the right size: busy enough to have an atmosphere but also peaceful and relaxing. Facilities were great: clean toilets always well stocked and lovely hot showers. Great spot by the river, just all round great fun! Will definitely be returning!
Aug 28, 2019 by Laura Smith

Camping like it used to be

We booked this quite late- so glad we did.We haven't been camping for a few years since our daughter grew out of it but this year we wanted a real getaway. We've got fed up with huge sites with marked out pitches too close together and toilet blocks the size of Tesco. This was the exact opposite - small site, plenty of space, no noise (except the sound of happy kids, which is fine by us). The eco loos were a revelation and the hot showers a bonus. Lovely bit of river to paddle/swim in, and campfires allowed. The owners were really friendly and obliging with our cool blocks - taking them to their freezer overnight and bringing them back in the morning. The land rover came every day with wood, matches etc and local honey and eggs. You can choose your spot - shady or sunny. The middle of the field had a few bales and the children had a whale of a time on them. Can't think of a more peaceful way to spend a few days.
Sep 14, 2018 by LS

Amazing experience!

We're just home but wish we were still at Frome Meadow. The field is beautiful with large hay bales which our children played on for hours on end with their new found friends. We enjoyed looking for kindling and building fires, wandering along the river (was too cold for a swim), and exploring the local area. It's a perfect spot to visit Durdle Door, Lulworth Cover and our favourite, Kimmeridge. Thank you for a fab stay, we'll definitely be back!
Aug 31, 2018 by Vicky

Home from Home Glamping

What a rare treat to stay at a 'back to basics' campsite, yes you have eco loos and wooden showers with privacy but everyone we met was beaming smiles and wanted to stay longer and visit again. The children loved the river, the marshmallows on the camp fire and the fact the Dog could get involved too!! Wind down in the evening with a glass of wine by the fire with the tranquil surroundings, this is my kind of heaven! Well done and will see you next year!
Aug 31, 2018 by Alan

Lovely, quiet, great location

The owners were helpful and friendly. The location is super - close to so many great places to explore. The 'pop-up' facilities worked well. We enjoyed the rustic but effective style.
Aug 27, 2018 by Martin

What a beautiful get-away-from-it-all!!

First time camping in over 35 years and was not disappointed. Such a beautiful spot and so peaceful and regenerating. The field is huge so you don’t feel overwhelmed by others campers. The river right on the doorstep is beautiful -perfect for paddling and swimming and there are blow-up rings for anyone to use. Squirrels, hares, rabbits, birds of prey all about. The owners have put a lot of thought into this and it shows. From the spotless drop toilets (toilet paper and hand gel supplied) to the gas powered eco showers, seperate bins for recycling, a washing up area, drinking water tap, firepits dotted around and a teatime visit every day to stock up on logs, kindling, honey etc - they really have done an excellent job. Very nostalgic watching the kids playing every day on the hay bale towers in the middle of the field. Genius and took me back to my own childhood!! The village is a lovely 15 minute walk away across the fields (signposted) and the walled garden and ford are well worth a visit. Had the dog with us and she absolutely loved it!! Some great walks 🐶 We had to unfortunately cut our trip short to 3 days instead of the 4 booked, but would definitely go back next year. Well done and thank you Frome Meadow - you did a great job!! 😀😀
Aug 26, 2018 by Wendy

Quiet and relaxing

We had a lovely stay for two nights with our 18 month old. The site is very basic - the facilities consist 3 long-drop loos, two showers, a washing-up sink and a drinking water tap. The toilets were always clean and the showers were nice and hot. There is a beautiful stretch of river just off the main camping field, suitable for padding or swimming, and in the middle of the field are some hay stacks for the children to jump around on. It's a perfect place to get back to nature, and enjoy some quiet relaxation time. There's loads of space for the kids to run around safely. There are also plenty of places to go for days out in the area, the nearest beaches are less than 20 minutes' drive away. I'm already looking forward to coming back next year!
Aug 23, 2018 by Caz

Such a lovely location and great experience

Campsite was great wish I could have stayed longer, I will definitely go back.
Aug 19, 2018 by Christina Kirkland

Close to nature

We loved this well set up and well run campsite. Plenty of space and a nice atmosphere. We swam in the river, watched shooting stars, saw buzzards overhead and an owl flew over our heads as we sat round the campfire. The walk to Moreton through wild flowered lanes is very pleasant. A real delight.
Aug 18, 2018 by Jackie Verified Review

Great campsite and river was fab

Great set-up with clean long-drop loos, hot showers. The best bit is the riverside location. My girls loved getting into the two huge inner tubes (put there by the owner for guests' fun) and floating down the river. The water is clear and not too deep but real fun for kids that are allowed an adventure. My girls loved the experience so much that getting them to leave the campsite and go to the beach was a challenge. There's also some haystacks where the kids play and jump about. Overall, a simple and lovely site that gets you back to nature and what life is all about. Good luck with the venture - you have made a great start!
Aug 14, 2018 by Rob

Totally beautiful

Being a total novice we booked a bell tent and it was delightful. V comfortable and everything you could wish for. Definitely coming again next year!
Aug 12, 2018 by Kim


Booked Frome Meadow on a whim, and was not disappointed. Lovely owners and a lovely flat site. Loads of space for everyone, and of course the river. Toilets and showers both excellent - don't be put off by the "composting" - we were there during the hottest part of August and they were still smell-free. Return visit next year? Definitely.
Aug 12, 2018 by Dan Verified Review

Very quiet and peaceful

Access to river is fab
Aug 11, 2018 by mark

Ticks all the boxes

Had a fantastic 3 night stay at Fromme meadow . Location is great, close enough to all the main Dorset sites. The owners were friendly and welcoming. The camping area is perfect, lots of space for our dogs to run around . The fire pits on site are a great touch. The river is beautiful, deep enough in places to swim and shallow enough if you just want to paddle. Hope to return again next year
Aug 10, 2018 by Lou

Fantastic peaceful meadow

We stayed for 2 nights on the meadow, it's beautiful and peaceful with plenty of space and a great atmosphere. The kids loved the red toilets and warm showers and the hay bales to climb on. The river was great for paddling and there were great beaches to visit close by. The walkable village of Moreton has some lovely gardens and tea rooms. Highly recommended and we hope to come again.
Aug 8, 2018 by Hilary

Peaceful and beautiful, camping at its best!

My boyfriend and I booked this as a 3 night getaway. I am so, so pleased we did! The family run campsite is beautiful right next to a stunning river, the meadow wasn't packed full of tents, there was enough room so you felt like you had your own space and the showers and loos next to the cornfield were great. Firepits were provided and you were able to buy logs on entry. Amazing value for money and we will definitely be back next year. Thank you so much for a fantastic trip. (The site is within 20 minute drive of all the main sights of Dorset but we found most evenings we actually just wanted to be back by the meadow). Can't thank you enough!
Aug 7, 2018 by clarice burton

Amazing campsite, fantastic location

We have just spent two nights in one of the lovely bell tents, and could not have wished for a more peaceful and relaxing weekend. The tent was beautifully presented and had very comfy beds; the river at the bottom of the site was amazing fun for children, adults and dog. Toilets and showers etc. all immaculately clean. The owner Christine and her son Matt are really friendly and helpful, with regular delivery of logs and excellent local knowledge! We will definitely be staying again next year. Thank you!
Aug 6, 2018 by cat_woods

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