Grass Pitch

UK England South West England Dorset Swanage & Isle of Purbeck Camp Hartland

  • Sleeps 4 (max 4 adults, 3 children)
  • Dogs Allowed
Grass pitch in one of three fields

The Owner Says

The unit will be in one of three camping fields, two lower down with a tree line giving shelter on windy days and one at the top of the site with bigger views of the surrounding nature reserve and sunsets (also sunrise if you are up early enough!). Choose an available space on arrival, there are no marked pitches. Shared facilities include a family shower block with two hot showers and two toilets. There are also four basic eco loos on site (a hole in the ground with a cabin on top). This is a simple campsite in a stunning area.

About Camp Hartland

Suitable For

Tents, small campervans, couples, friends, families and kids.


The nearest sizeable settlement is the traditional market town of Wareham sandwiched between the rivers Piddle and Frome. Each summer it plays host to the Purbeck Film Festival (07939 968238), with films projected against the old city walls. In the other direction lays hilltop Corfe Castle (01929 481294), reminiscent of a fairy tale, something accentuated when the steam train (01929 425800) chugs past bound for Swanage (08704 420680). It is here that you'll find Durlston Country Park (01929 424443), an area of grass and woodland strung across the dramatic coastline. Walk to Dancing Ledge in the west, Old Harry Rocks in the east, or back inland to Kingston. Kimmeridge Bay (01929 481044), Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove are all a short drive away, unique coastal formations that epitomise the beauty of the Jurassic Coast. Closer to home, nature lovers should wander to Stoborough Heath Nature Reserve (08456 003078) and Hartland Moor Nature Reserve (08456 003078), either side of the campsite.

Food & Drink

We are walking distance from our neighbours, Lenctenbury Farm with PYO fruit and farm produce shop, and our local pub, The The Halfway Inn (01929 480402), a beautiful, historic pub with a thatched roof, friendly and accommodating owners .  You will find good pub grub, great beverage selection (whatever your tipple!) and pub garden with children's play area.

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Rated ★★★★★ over 24 reviews


Real countryside camping

We loved Camp Hartland. Beautiful site with plenty to explore nearby. Perfect distance from both the countryside and the beach . The site is calm and the atmosphere welcoming and relaxing. We did't use the showers as there was a huge queue every morning and the cold water was probably not worth the wait but we survived! Would totally recommend if you want a peaceful countryside getaway

Second time we've stayed, even better than before

This is a lovely, modest-sized campsite, well located for lovely coastal walks, country pubs, pick-your-own fruit and other attractions. This is the second time we have stayed here and some additions have been made with extra space for additional pitches on a top field with expansive countryside views and a small cafe in an old horsebox, providing hot drinks, pastries, cakes and breakfast items. The almond croissants and bacon baps were great! The wash facilities are well appointed and clean with 2 cubicles housing flushing toilets and hot showers, adjacent washing-up area and separate additional eco-loos. Another lovely stay and will definitely be back again.
Aug 31, 2021 by Mark Novelle Verified Review

Beautiful location

This campsite is in a fabulous rural location with great views from the top field. The facilities were all kept nice and clean, and the pop-up café was a lovely bonus for hot drinks and pastries. The only downside was the showers because our family of four had cold showers every day and in the end we left a couple of days early to get home for a hot shower. We loved the fact you can light a fire and it was a such a laid back, friendly place to stay.
Aug 25, 2021 by Oliver Verified Review

Response from Camp Hartland

Hi Oliver,
We're happy that you had a nice break. Sorry that you had issues with the showers - we are aware that at busy times the hot water can struggle to keep up and we aim to address this for next year by adding extra showers with hot water on demand. Hope to see you again. Phil & Caz - Camp Hartland

100% would come back

Very relaxing and chilled campsite, The little pop up cafe is brilliant, cakes are awesome! Much enjoyed. Views are really nice on the top field, if you don't mind a bit more exposure, bottom fields are more sheltered with the trees. Really nice location, with easy access to the main road, ideally located for exploring Purbeck and wonderful coastline. Happily return.

Wonderful setting, great site, friendly owners shame about the showers

There are lots of really good things about this site: - The location, perfects for walks or a short drive to all Purbeck has to offer - the cafe in the horse box open morning and evening - campfires and the laid back atmosphere - the friendly and helpful owners - a 10 minute walk to a pub but for us this was really let down by the fact that out of the 4 of us none of us managed to get a hot shower in the time we were there. Would probably not go back unless the shower hot water system was upgraded.
Aug 23, 2021 by Andy Verified Review

Response from Camp Hartland

Hi Andy,

Thank you for the feedback and we hope that you had a great break. We are aware that the hot water struggles to keep up at busy times, particularly in the early morning and early evening when people return from the beach (or wherever!)  We are planning to address this by adding more showers next year with hot water on demand. We hope to see you again. Phil & Caz - Camp Hartland

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Camp Hartland is located at Camp Hartland, Hartland Stud, Wareham, Dorset BH20 5DU

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Getting There

Camp Hartland is based at Hartland Stud.  Turn left into Soldiers Rd off A351 (between Wareham and Corfe) opposite the Halfway Inn.  Carry on for half a mile, Hartland Stud sign on left.  Camp Hartland  is signposted in August.

Bus stop walking distance from our farm, to get to the beach, Swanage, Poole and beyond! Excellent train service into Wareham (0845 600 0650) on the London, Waterloo to Weymouth, line. (2.5 hours from Waterloo).