Grass Pitch

UK England South West England Dorset Ferndown Clayford Field Campsite

  • Sleeps 6 (max 3 adults, 5 children)
  • Wifi
  • Dogs Allowed
Grass pitch for your tent and car or your campervan.

The Owner Says

Grass pitch of your choosing, roughly 10x20 metres. Just rock up to the gates, enter your code and pick anywhere around the perimeter you like on the 6 acre field. When you're ready just text us to let us know your in and your car registration.
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 barbecue, you must bring a fire pit to keep it off the ground. no open flame fires are allowed.

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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Rated ★★★★★ over 9 reviews


A great experience!

A lovely and peaceful campsite. The toilets and showers were very clean and the campsite felt very safe. We had a great time :)

Great little site

Great campsite if you’re after a quiet get away. Lovely location close to the forest trails. Easy walk to local pub at the golf course which is a good spot for food and drink. Facilities kept clean. No fuss checking in and out, we would definitely stay again.
Aug 25, 2021 by Anna Skelton Verified Review

Tranquil, spacious, calm.

This large field was very flat, surrounded by trees and the grass had been left longer in the middle, which meant that people were happy to pitch near it, resulting in a lovely spacious feel and everyone was spaced out well. The site was quiet at night apart from the owls and foxes, which was really cool, and fairly quiet during the day, with some farm noise from the fields near the site. The shower was nice and hot and clean. Check in was remote, with the gate code texted to you on the day you are due to arrive, although we didn't receive ours until 11:15 that morning! I am looking forward to the next time we can go back.
Aug 21, 2021 by Nicola Clark Verified Review

Fantastic. A lovely quiet site, great facilities and location.

What a great find. A very peaceful site. Great facilities and location. Loads of cycling and walking from the site without having to go on roads. Easy access to the beach and loads to do around the area. The site is very level, and easy ground. The pegs all went in beautifully. Very secure site and great owners. We will definitely be going back.
Aug 21, 2021 by Ashton Miles Verified Review

Peaceful, chilled

Really lush peaceful spot in the woods. Loads of space, hot showers, wifi.
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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.