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About Clayford Field Campsite
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 1 reviews
Really noisy at night, large groups
Response from Clayford Field Campsite
Clayford Field Campsite is located at Clayford Field Camping, Clayford, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 7BJ
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.