Grass Pitch

UK England South West England Dorset Ferndown Clayford Field Campsite

  • Sleeps 7 (max 3 adults, 6 children)
  • Wifi
  • Dogs Allowed
Grass pitch for your tent and car or your campervan.

The Owner Says

Grass pitch of your choosing, roughly 10x10 metres. Just rock up to the gates, enter your code and pick anywhere you like on the 6 acre field. When you're ready just text us to let us know your car reg.
You will have passed the toilet and shower blocks on your way into the field, but if you need anything further just give us a call or someone will be around the field fairly frequently to say hello.
Dont forget if you want a fire or barbecue, you must bring a fire pit. no fire or barbecues on the ground.

About Clayford Field Campsite

Suitable For

Tents, campervans, kids, dogs – yes. Caravans, noisy groups, hen and stag parties – no.


The campsite is just on the edge of Holt Heath, one of the largest National Trust heathlands in Dorset and easily accessed on foot from the campsite. The heath is one of the few places where all six native British reptile species are found and it's a boon for plant and wildlife. Go for a gentle walk spotting plants that range from bell heather to sundews, while listening out for birds like the Dartford warbler, stonechat or nightjar. Around 15 minutes away is Wimborne, home to a grand Minster and pleasant market square but also a good place to enjoy the River Stour (try swimming or paddleboarding from Eye Bridge). Just beyond the town (15–20 minutes by car) is the National Trust's Kingston Lacy Estate (01202 840630). Most people who come here will spend at least one day at the beach. It's a half-hour drive to Bournemouth (home to a lively pier and a beach voted 'best in the UK' in 2020) and a little more to Hengistbury Head. It's 40+ minutes to Corfe Castle, Lulworth Cove and the beaches around the Isle of Portland.

Food & Drink

The Forest Inn (01202 894990) is a leisurely 10–15-minute stroll away, the cosy restaurant overlooks the 18th hole of their golf course and they have regular live music, tribute acts and quiz nights, always guaranteeing a fun night out. The Cross Keys Inn (01202 822555) is also a great option, less than 10 minutes away in the car, the 16th-century building is home to the friendly pub that serves lunch and evening meals alongside real ales and a real fire. A little further afield is The English Oak Vineyard (01258858205), located 20 minutes from Clayford Field, the vineyard is open for tasting tours for you to enjoy Dorset’s finest sparkling wines. You can soak up the surroundings, from the vineyard itself (some 23,000 vines) to the 18th-century farmhouse, finishing with a vineyard picnic.

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Really noisy at night, large groups

We stayed at Clayford Field over a bank holiday weekend as a family of four. We booked the site for the access to cycle routes and I can't fault the location from this point of view, especially for cycling with the kids. However, there were several large groups staying, including one which had at least thirty people. It was the noisiest camping I've done since going to the V98 Leeds festival - there was music into the small hours, a lot of drunk adults and even kareoke. It was impossible to sleep until after midnight, even for the kids, resulting in very grumpy children the next day. I don't want to sounds like the fun police, if people want to party all night that's fine, I just don't want to be in the next tent along while they're doing it! From other reviews it looks like this isn't common so perhaps we were just unlucky. Clayford's website says no large groups or music after 10pm but this wasn't being enforced during our stay. We were so fed up by Sunday that we packed up and came home early. A shame because it spoiled what would otherwise have been a nice break.

Response from Clayford Field Campsite

Hi Elizabeth, i really apologise for the noise you experienced. the one group making noise were asked  to keep the noise down a few times, and they did thankfully go quite just after midnight. 


Clayford Field Campsite is located at Clayford Field Camping, Clayford, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 7BJ

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Getting There

If coming from the direction of London, you will be traveling along the A31 towards Poole/Dorchester. When you see the sign for the Ferndown Industrial estate and the Dorset police headquarters at the roundabout, continue straight on the A31. Looking for the next right hand turn signposted Holt/Broomhill, turn right onto Uddens drive and then continue until the first bend. At the bend turn right, going straight ahead into the road marked with a dead-end road sign. Follow the narrow road, which will become a gravel bridleway, and keep following until you come to a T junction. Turn right and keep following the bridleway until you see four cottages on your left and Clayford Farm ahead of you. Turn right along the track into the forest, for around 200 metres where you will find Clayford field on your left.