Brig's Farm

UK England South West England Dorset Lyme Regis

  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
Can’t decide between seaside and countryside? Have the best of both worlds in this beautifully located back-to-basics campsite with quirky glamping lorry boasting sea views.

Tucked away along winding, hidden country lanes, Brig’s Farm offers real back-to-nature, wild camping at its simplest. Little more than a beautifully-located field dotted with apple trees and surrounded by woodland, the campsite has stunning southward views over rolling countryside towards the Jurassic coast, just a few miles away.

There are no marked pitches or electrical hook-ups here – you just pick your favourite spot and set up camp. Most people head up to the top of the sloping field, where they can tuck in beside the woodland and enjoy the best of the views.

The latest addition to this 12 acre West Dorset small holding is the Bedford MJ – a re-purposed army lorry that now provides a cosy glamping experience for couples. This year-round retreat comes insulated with wool and a wood-burning stove (wood provided). There's a comfy double bed with all bedding provided, plus a kitchen with full-size gas cooker, sink and all the utensils you're likely to need as well as basic provisions (tea bags, salt, sugar, oil, etc). Fires are permitted outside, with seating provided and stunning views overlooking the valley below and the sea beyond.

It’s a relaxed and informal site, run by the laid-back Mew, who farms the 12-acre small-holding according to organic principals and is building his own eco-friendly house in one corner of the site. The campsite’s eco-footprint is low, with compost toilets and its own running spring water. There’s also a wooden swing and a trampoline for the kids.

Campfires and families are welcome and on Friday nights the brick-built wood-fired pizza oven is fired-up for Mew’s home-made pizza and salad nights. However the real joy of this site is its location, with fantastic footpaths on its doorstep, winding through bucolic landscapes and quiet, hilly country lanes for cyclists to explore. Approaching the site, you feel like you are zig-zagging uphill into the middle-of-nowhere. But it’s actually only a short drive or cycle (though the route back is steeply uphill!) down to the beach at Charmouth where fossil-hunting and swimming on the beach are popular activities. The arty and foodie town of Lyme Regis is also nearby. Seasoned campers and children will particularly enjoy the get-away-from-it-all atmosphere here. With few facilities, Brig’s Farm is a calm, tranquil spot with a slow pace of life. It's the perfect escape from the tyranny of the x-box and internet, where the kids can climb trees, build campfires and roam free.

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Campfires allowed. The free portable showers are clean and high-pressure and there are 4 compost toilets. No marked pitches or electrical hook-ups. Facilities are few: there’s no shop or café, but you can buy firewood for campfires and home-grown veg and eggs when available. The fully-insulated Bedford MJ sleeps 2 adults on a luxury wool-topped double bed. The duvet and and pillows are all made from British wool and the bedding is made from 100% cotton. Kitchen includes proper gas cooker, sink and a comprehensive set of utensils and crockery. Basics such as salt, sugar, oil, vinegar and tea are provided. There is an electric cool box under the lorry which can be plugged in when required or cool blocks can be put in it. The kitchen has a table and 2 chairs. There is a comfy sofa next to the wood-burning stove. Wood is provided for the stove. There is a 12v solar electrical system that that powers lights in both the kitchen and bedroom and a usb/cigarette lighter wall socket. The site can get very muddy when it rains so bring your wellies.

Suitable For

Tents, campervans and dogs – Yes. Caravans, motor homes and parties – No.


Fossil-hunting in nearby Charmouth is a great activity for children and adults alike. Book onto one the fascinating and informative two-hour tours led by the wardens at The Charmouth Heritage Centre on Charmouth beach and you’ll be amazed by what you can find lying around you (adults £7, children £3; 01297 560772).

Food & Drink

Wood-fired pizzas are available on site on Fridays (weather permitting) and BBQs, hog roasts and more are available by prior arrangement.

Eating Out:

The fourteenth-century Shave Cross Inn in Shave Cross (01308 868358): it’s got a pretty beer garden, Britain’s oldest thatched skittle alley and good food.

The Tytherleigh Arms  (01460 220214) is the best pub around for food. It’s not cheap but a proper treat. It does a handsome roast (medium rare sirloin is always on) and amazing puds.

Opening Times

Good Friday – Halloween.

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The Owner Says

Brigs Farm is a 12 acre small-holding nestled in the hills 2 miles from the Jurassic Coast in the far corner of West Dorset. It is a truly beautiful area full of winding hedge-rowed lanes and public footpaths. Charmouth, famous for its fossils, is only 2 miles away and Lyme Regis is close too.

I aim to provide a less formal campsite where well-behaved dogs are welcome and you can enjoy a campfire and sea views. There are compost toilets and free showers.

The campsite is for the sole use of tents and small campervans ( VW T series, Transits etc.). I'm afraid I do not allow caravans or motorhomes.


20 camping pitches and a unique re-purposed retro army lorry, the Bedford MJ. 

Bedford MJ

Quirky Sleeps 2
Cosy accommodation in old Bedford army lorry. This lorry is fully equipped accommodation for 2 people. It is sited at the top of the field with stunning views of the sea and opposite valley . It is is completely insulated with wool and has a wood burning stove making it suitable for use all year round.

Grass Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 20 Available
Can accommodate 1 tent for up to 6 people. Back-to-nature, environmentally-friendly camping with great views over countryside to the sea.

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Contact Brig's Farm, Brig's Farm, Wootton Fitzpaine, Bridport, Dorset DT6 6DF

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Getting There

Turn off the A35 at Charmouth, then head back under the A35 towards Wootton Fitzpaine. In Wootton Fitzpaine, turn left onto Meerhay Lane, then carry on into Champernhayes Lane. Look out for the campsite sign on your left. For a small fee, the campsite owner will pick you up from the nearest train station Axminster, which is on the main line to Waterloo.


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Rated ★★★★★ over 28 reviews


Charming, quiet, well appointed campsite

Loved out stay at Brig's Farm. Well spaced pitches with fire pits, easy to keep an eye on the children. Compost loos will not be to everyones taste but, y'know... much better than chemical flushes or similar. And they were clean and well kempt. Not at all offensive. Showers are compact but hot, powerful and free. Other facilities include a couple of stand pipes, freezer and a couple of washing up stations. Really everything you'd want and/or need for the size of site. There's a laudable commitment to recycling, composting and reusing. The restored Bedford looks great, and is somewhat removed from the rest of the pitches so offers a degree of privacy. Pizza and salads on Friday night were really good and there was a lovely communal atmosphere. Also, excellent value. All in all, a great campsite.
Aug 31, 2019 by aljwoods Verified Review

Refreshing welcoming natural

The sky is big here, well laid out pitches on a big site. Very rural setting but only a couple of miles to Charmouth. Excellent walks and friendly locals. Ace Friday Pizza and morning coffee by the owner. I wanted to stay longer and lie in front of my fire pit with red wine.
Aug 30, 2019 by Peter

Perfect Pitch

A great campsite, in a great location just minutes from the Jurassic coast. The camping field slopes down to the wonderfully hot shower block at the bottom. There's a couple of sets of composting loos on site (which are a bit draughty, but not at all smelly!). From the top of the field it's possible to see the sea; perfect in the evening by the campfire or at breakfast time whilst deciding on your itinerary for the day! There's a limited number of pitches, so it never feels too busy. The only downside is that the pitches felt a little crowded together especially as everyone had big family tents. Overall, one of the most lovely campsites we've stayed at.
Jul 30, 2019 by Jamie

Beautiful spot- Great campsite

Perfect campsite, great views, campfires, spacious pitches, lovely hot showers. Out the way and quiet. Good walks from the campsite. Doing a great job on the compost loos and recycling. Loved it. Will be back with the family this summer to try the pizza 😁👍🌳🔥🏕
Jun 16, 2019 by Hetty

Beautiful surroundings, really relaxing

My family and I had a wonderful 4 days. It’s peaceful and in a beautiful spot, with lovely facilities.. the showers were so warm .
Jun 3, 2019 by Lucy Verified Review

Perfect weekend getaway

We turned up on Friday to home made pizza, then the children put their forest school learning to practice by building a camp fire and making hot chocolate. The site was idyllic, the views stunning and Mew was the perfect host. Lovely site, per effect location - highly recommended

Peaceful & beautiful

This has just jumped in at joint top on our list of favourite campsites. It's a beautiful spot with great views, close to the sea, the woods, walks, everything you could want. We especially loved that they didn't try to crowd in the pitches so the tents set up around the edge of the field, leaving lots of great safe space for the kids to play. We didn't find the trampoline or swing, I'm guessing they've been decommissioned, but our lot were more than happy doing their own thing. Friday night pizza & salad was excellent, we loved that it was communal rather than just boxing them up & taking them away. The site is relaxed but we felt confident that, had there been a problem, Mew was on hand. Showers were tiny (& we were a bit disconcerted at first that there weren't any locks!) but lovely & hot & the toilets were the cleanest composting toilets I've ever used. Really useful to have a freezer to refresh ice blocks & a charging point for phones. The rubbish separation system is the best of any campsite I've been to & we made the most of the fire pit spots. We really enjoyed our stay & will definitely be booking again next year. One thing we've seen at other sites that might work well here would be a few straw bales in the centre of the field for the kids to play on. It provides a central spot for the kids to mix with other families & it's helpful for parents to keep an eye on their little wanderers!
May 28, 2019 by Caroline Howes

Simple, chilled fun

We had a great weekend - it is a small campsite with basic facilities which does what it says on the tin. Having a firepit per pitch is perfect as who can resist a toasted marshmallow and a chat around the campfire. The children loved climbing the trees and generally running about. We never had to queue for loo or shower, both of which were clean and tidy. We didn't find the promised swing and trampoline, and hot water would be very nice for doing the washing up, but otherwise no complaints!
Aug 28, 2018 by Elizabeth

Excellent eco credentials and super chilled

This is a super chilled campsite set in the roaming hills of Dorest with beautiful views of the fossil filled coastline. It is only a short distance to many of Dorsets key attractions and locations but far enough away to enjoy a peaceful time by the firepit and a bit of star gazing. It has some of the best eco credentials ive seen in a long while with ace rubbish dividers provided for each plot. The showers are hot and the toilets are crafted by the clearly talented carpenter host. We had a lovely family camping weekend with my brother and sisters families. Despite the rain the kids loved running free around the site and roaming along the Dorest coast. We even found a fossil.
Aug 14, 2018 by Helen

Back to Basics

The location is stunning, set on a hill overlooking the sea. The campsite is quiet, quite secluded from the busy coast. Great shower facilities, compost toilets and the owner is always available if anything is needed. You can purchase organic sausages, wood for the fire, and fresh fruit and veg by paying in the honesty box. Really love that. Friendly atmosphere, chilled, back to basics and nature. The crowd going there is friendly too, loads of families but not loud. There's no much shade on the field, so if it's hot bring a parasol or a gazebo. I'll be back, the area is superb!
Aug 6, 2018 by Elena


It has showers & toilets & it's close to the seaside & it has 2 inches of earth then a layer of granite so be prepared to peg at 90 degrees. Loved it. Great place. Did what it said on the tin.
Jul 23, 2018 by Mike Reeves

Beautiful views, near to the beach, brilliant pizzas!

Loved our stay at Brig's Farm. Delicious pizzas on Friday night cooked in cob oven. Owners seemed lovely. Clean compost loos, good warm showers. Firepit was great to have, logs are £5 per bag which lasted us 2 nights. Bring your own kindling. Stars are amazing, as are views over hills opposite and the sea! Plenty of space for everyone. Only 10 min drive to Charmouth beach and 15 mins to Lyme Regis. My only negative is that the 11pm noise restriction isn't enforced and a couple of groups were really loud, which kind of ruined the peace and quiet of the place. Other than that this place is awesome!
Jul 2, 2018 by Emma

Back to basics camping with great stargazing opportunities

We stayed at Briggs farm at the end of August 2017 with 4 kids (aged 12 - 3) in tow. The campsite is small but for us that was good because we could let the kids explore and wonder about safe in the knowledge that we could still see and keep an eye on them. The shower block was clean and there was plenty of hot water. While we were there the water tank behind the shower block did fall down and it did take some time for Mew to get it back up and running again but we could see that he was really trying his best to sort it out has fast as he could. Unfortunately, it needed a new pipe connector and it was too late in the evening to get one from the shop. He did manage to sort it out the next day and we all had a lovely hot shower. There is a utility room next to the showers to wash your dishes and a freezer for your ice blocks which was very useful. Homemade sausages and logs for the fire pits are for sale on site via a honestly box. The composting loos were clean whenever we used them despite the fact they can get blocked easily by children. We had to supervise our youngest child, otherwise she would not sit back far enough on the toilet seat and have an accident and block the pipe at the front where the urine goes. The site had lovely views and the late night sky was dark enough to see the Andromeda galaxy which was magical. Pizza night was on Saturdays but fully booked when we stayed however, Mew brought over to our tent a free left over pizza at the end of the evening to the delight of our children to make up for having to wait for the showers to be fixed. There was a very comprehensive recycling system in place at the campsite - different bins for recycling and even food waste. The campsite is a back to basic site but for us and our kids that was what we were after, toasting marshmallows over a camp fire, star gazing and trying to find the toilet in the dark!
Apr 13, 2018 by OrientalHero

A great find

We had a fantastic time at Brig's Farm back in July. There's lots of space for children to run about, a really nice relaxed and informal feel to the campsite, a firepit for each pitch, really clean showers with plenty of hot water, and first campsite I've stayed at with compost loos, which I thought were excellent, and kept in very good order. The surrounding countryside is really beautiful, and Charmouth is very close. Worth walking down the beach a bit when it's busy, as lots more space. If you're lucky, you'll have clear nights when you're there, as it is a great spot for stargazing. I hope to stay again next year.
Oct 9, 2017 by Charles Hill

Stunning Location

Saturday 17th June 2017 by Kirby's We had the most amazing Father's Day weekend at Brig's Farm. The location is stunning we really enjoyed our stay. Its great having an open camp fire, a real selling point for us when researching places to stay. Sadly we missed out on the pizzas because we did not arrive until the Saturday, maybe next time!
Aug 9, 2017 by alex appleton


Whilst previous reviews suggest a charming and well organised site, we came to the sad conclusion that there is little being currently done to manage this site.

We've used some delightful composting loos in previous years, but these were little short of revolting, an opinion that appeared to be shared by other families camping at the same time.

The overall feel of the site is slightly sad and neglected, a washing up sink discharging immediately on to the ground, an old plastic swimming pool with stagnant water lying at the bottom. Lots of weeds and a haphazard electric fence.

The site could be delightful again. There are lovely views as mentioned before, and of course the area has lots to offer. The showers are hot which was appreciated, if rather cramped. But, again, locks were broken and it would be so useful and not a big job to put a hook on the back of the shower doors.

Even a basic no-frills site needs a little management.

Aug 1, 2017 by montana

Response from Brig's Farm

Thank you for your feedback, we really appreciate feedback as its the only way we can can know when we're getting things right or wrong. I am sorry that you didn't enjoy your stay at Brig's Farm. The compost toilets are serviced 3–4 times a day but it only takes one accident to cause a problem. There are instructions in them to try and prevent errors and my number is provided in case there are problems so I can come and sort them out. Some campers have commented at how good & the compost loos are. Having built a new shower block with a utility room this year, I'm planning to build new, more sophisticated toilets, this winter. They will include a new system of urine separation which can't get blocked by sawdust etc. I don't manicure the grass as I prefer people to feel that they are still in a field and I leave areas of scrubbier grass outside the camping area for wildlife. The grass may have been a bit longer than usual during your stay as it has not slowed down at all due to the amount of rain we've had and I was waiting for a window when there were less campers to cut the grass. I've now invested in a small manoeuvrable mower that can get round the tents so I don't have to wait for a gap in the camping to cut the grass.Thanks again for your feedback.


Beautiful views

I stayed for six days and wish it could have been longer. Mew, the owner, is a very affable chap and a mine of local information, not to mention his great pizzas which have to be sampled! The views from the campsite are stunning, and other great plusses include being able to park next to your tent, (so no lugging piles of kit from a remote car park), and being able to have a campfire in the evenings. If you have a dog and it's well behaved you don't have to have it pegged down all day, another plus. Charmouth is five minutes away by car or around a half hour if you're walking. There's a great Fish and Chip shop and it's usually pretty busy and just down the road from that, the beach complete with fossil hunters, and lyme Regis is around 20 mins away by car. Back on site, the compost loos work really well and the solar showers very welcome after a long day's exploring. All in all, Brigs Farm ticks all the boxes for me and was well worth the visit to a unique location.
Aug 15, 2016 by lyonedes

Beautiful spot

A special spot nestled in rolling hills, with a sea view (not mentioned in description really). Mew does fab pizzas from his home made oven and the treat of having a proper campfire every night is great (he had run out of logs so stock up!)

Facilities are basic but the composting toilet works really well is a posh version and showers are good too.

Sep 4, 2015 by Chilli van

Lovely Campsite

We stayed here 17th-19th July. We pitched up under the apple trees with views across the beautiful rolling Dorset hills. Simply lovely!

Sep 3, 2015 by Rebecca Mays

No running water

I booked this campsite having read such positive reviews. However, when we arrived after a 2 hour drive to get there, we were informed that there was no running water. Therefore, no showers, nor toothbrushing or hand washing facilities. It does say that the campsite is basic and we are used to basic but one night was enough because of this. I tried to find Mew, the owner, but had no luck.  If families have booked their summer holidays here, I do feel sorry for them. 

Campsite Owners Response:

My apologies that there was a problem with the water and the inconvenience it caused. My supply is from a spring on a neighbouring farm. Very occasionally there is a leak on one of the holdings that are on the same supply and the reservoir dries up. The water was back on the next morning. Unfortunately I was away for a night but my workers did visit  everyone on the campsite to tell them what had happened. My phone number is on my website and in the toilets if anyone has a problem.
Once again I apologise for the inconvenience

Aug 11, 2015 by Coco

Great campsite

Fantastic campsite, went in July and just booked again for September! Highly recommend if you want a bit of nature and rustic camping with no fuss. Fab views too.

Jul 19, 2015 by steph

Lovely campsite

Just spent a lovely weekend at Brig's Farm.  Beautiful spot, clean compost loos and lovely hot showers.  Mew cooked us great wood fired pizzas one night and was very helpful and friendly.  Our son loved the piglets and trampoline.  Will definitely be back!

May 17, 2015 by franfran

Brilliant Campsite!

We stayed here for the May bank holiday 2014 with a group of friends and kids for a birthday weekend! Mew was really friendly and accommodating the site was well organised and the composting loos and shower blocks were a bonus! Very relaxed atmosphere and nice and close to lyme regis for a nice day out and fish and chips. Will definitely come back here next year!

Sep 14, 2014 by Charlie07

Thanks Mew & Team

Hello to whoever reads this.

My friends and I stayed over the August bank holiday 2014 and had a brilliant time.  In fact we very very rarely say that we'd happily go somewhere again to camp as we like to try new sites - however Brigs Farm was that good.

Its a basic, well run and most importantly welcoming site.  It's for people who want a genuine camping experience with a small number of people - i.e. not a field full of chavs and idiots - its communal - the stone baked pizza and Sunday roast were superb.  Mew (who runs the farm) was very welcoming and genuinely enjoyed helping his guests have a great time.  It's a lovely walk down into Charmouth by the sea and offers stunning views over the skyline.

Camp fires are allowed for this who are responsible..  One of the best sites we've been to - and we've been to many!!

Aug 27, 2014 by DavidF15

Worth a visit

Spent weekend 27-29 June 2014 here.  No mess, no fuss, peaceful, awesome showers, close to Lyme Regis and an easy going owner, Mew, where nothing appears too much trouble.  Give it a go. 

Jun 30, 2014 by JackieH

fantastic, eco-friendly campsite

We stayed 2 nights at Brig's Farm in Dorset. Located on a large, sloping field it is surrounded by hills and has views of the sea towards Bridport. Facilities are basic, but clean and completely adequate for a weekend -- long-drop loos and hot showers. It's a very relaxed place and Chris's homemade pizza is definitely worth having. Be sure to pack bin-bags, as you need to take all your rubbish away. Thoroughly recommended for anyone who enjoys nature, cooking over campfires and getting away from it all!

Aug 27, 2013 by Jellytot

So Relaxed

We love this place! Our first ever camping trip and we couldn't have found a more relaxed site. The owner Mew was very helpful as well as providing great food (pizza Fri night and Sunday roast at the local pub). We weren't sure what to expect with the compost toilets but they were fine and not too smelly, however there was no hot water to wash your hands and the shower and wash facilities are very basic. The real bonus for us was we could leave the car next to the tent there are no boundaries or rules and the dogs could roam free to play.  We all had a wonderful time would highly recommend.

Aug 27, 2013 by LOUISE

Brig’s Farm

We had a fantastic few days this May bank holiday 2013 (we were 18), the weather was absolutely amazing, the setting was stunning and we loved watching all the kids spending hours on the trampoline in the sunset.
Huge campfire every night, logs were provided by Mew the very friendly owner. Couldn't have found a better and very cool campsite.

May 8, 2013 by bo

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