Higher Moor Farm

UK England South West England Dorset Weymouth

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Children’s playground
  • Laundry
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
Friendly, family-orientated camping in the wonderful setting of the Dorset countryside
What you want to do when you discover a place like Higher Moor Farm is immediately round-up the family, find out who’s next in line for a big celebration, and book a few pitches for one merry, camping getaway. Pooped parents could easily spend a few days relaxing out of sight in the rolling Dorset countryside, feeling on top of the world, whilst the kids burn-off energy playing football or frisbee in the 8-acre grass field.

Located in the village of Nottington (a short drive from the golden sands of Weymouth Bay), Higher Moor Farm lies in a superb spot. At first glance the site may seem a tad commercial, but first impressions can be deceptive. And once you’ve been welcomed by the site manager Daniel (who’s family have farmed here for over 40 years) and explored the surrounding land, your reservations will soon evaporate. The unmarked pitches are level and generous in size, with electric hook-ups available and free Wi-Fi, while modern glamping pods have huge windows that let the outside in and comfortable beds inside.

Dorset has all the credentials for the perfect summer holiday. If the sun’s shining, everyone’s out paddling, playing and rock-pooling. If it rains, the region is well prepared, with aquariums and museums aplenty. With demanding tourists descending to the county in ever-greater numbers, it’s no surprise that many of the campsites have progressed up the evolutionary chain. Higher Moor Farm is one such place. The land must have started life as a scruffy field, but now has developed into a polished, well-organised camping ground with plenty of awards to prove it – including a platinum grade at the ‘Loo of the Year’ awards!

Gradual changes have occurred at Higher Moor Farm over the years. Many of the facilities have been improved and expanded, including the onsite farm shop, which sells a hatful of mouth-watering local produce. The result is a highly-evolved campsite with countryside views and a near-coastal location. For those seeking a more 'rough-and-ready' campsite, you won't have to venture too far up the B3157, but for families seeking a relaxing camping break in a wonderful corner of southern England, Higher Moor Farm is a great choice.

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Facilities

Farm shop selling local produce, award-winning toilets and showers, washing up areas, washing machine and tumble dryer, clothes lines, iron and ironing board, freezer packs, free Wi-Fi (subject to coverage), dedicated dog walking area, car parking by pitch, phone charging point, public telephone and chemical disposal point. Bike hire, play area, football goal, basketball hoop, outside table tennis and plenty of room for outdoor games. Pod Lodges feature a sitting room with TV, electrics and a sofa that converts, at the pull of a handle, in to a bedroom with full siz bed. There's a fully fitted kitchen with all mod cons plus your very own shower room with flush toilet.

Suitable For

Tents, glampers, caravans, motorhomes, small groups (by arrangement) and well-behaved dogs (on leads) – yes.

Nearby

The exhibitions at the Bovington Tank Museum (01929 462359) tell the story of armoured warfare from World War One to the present day. This unique collection of over 300 vehicles is regarded as one of the best in the world and includes the world's first ever tank - Little Willie, the feared German Tiger tank and the modern Challenger 2. Sherborne Castle (01935 813182) is a fascinating ruin and a great day out for all ages. The castle grounds are a haven for wildlife and it is an ideal spot for a picnic where you can take in the lovely views. During July and August keep an eye out for 'Lady Betty's Pinks', named after Sir Walter Raleigh's wife, which flower throughout the grounds. Working with governments from across the globe, Monkey World (01929 462537) stops the smuggling of primates from the wild. It’s a worthwhile cause and the kids will love it.

Food & Drink

Onsite farm shop selling milk, cheese and cream from Craigs Dairy in Osmington, Jessica's homemade cakes and scones, baked in Bridport, local made sausages and burgers, Dorset cured ham and bacon. Fresh bread and pastries from Dorset Cake Company, Moore’s Dorset knobs and biscuits. Tea, a selection of sweets, toffee, fudge, organic ice cream, jam, honey, lemon curd, chutney and more. Pizza on the Hoof (07545241690) call in a few times in the week, selling their tasty wood-fired pizzas. Local pub the Elm Tree (01305 871257) is a short drive from the site and do a cracking Sunday Carvery.

Opening Times

March – September.

Pitches

89 unmarked spaces in a flat, 8-acre field (most with electrical hook-ups and all close to water points) and 6 modern glamping pods.

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Location

Contact Higher Moor Farm, Higher Moor Farm, Nottington, Weymouth, Dorset DT3 4BW

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Getting There

From the A35: at the Dorchester roundabout, take the A354 to Weymouth. Coming into Weymouth on the A354 relief road, turn right at the Manor road roundabout (Morrisons supermarket on left) onto the B3159, sign-posted Upwey. Travel for approximately 1 mile, turn left into Nottington Lane sign-posted Nottington & Buckland Ripers. Go over the bridge (keep right toward Buckland Ripers) and once trough the village and after the bend, Higher Moor Farm is on the left hand side.

Take the train from Weymouth or Dorchester to Upwey station (between Dorchester and Weymouth). From the train station, the campsite is about 1.5 mile walk. There are plenty of buses from Weymouth, Dorchester, Portland and Upwey, see website for details.

Reviews

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Rated ★★★★★ over 2 reviews

★★★★★

Higher More delivers...

Just back from three days of bliss at Higher More Farm...in my VW Caddy Camper. This site is superbly run with excellent facilities, wonderful views over the rolling hills. Very easy access to Weymouth and surrounding areas. Immaculate facilities...even washing up liquid provided! Good children's play park and well provisioned shop. Only very slight negative is the adjacent huge power pylons and cables which 'sing'...and nothing can be done about that. Pitch your tent/camper well away from the pylons & all will be well.

Highly recommend this site to single campers (me, with my dog), families and the motorhomers.  I will definitely return.

Jul 3, 2015 by Savernake
★★★★★

An absolute gem!

Higher Moor Farm really is an absolute gem, wonderful facilities, top notch VERY clean toilets and showers, lovely farm shop, very helpful friendly staff, fabulous vintage beer tent and yummy homemade pizza served out of a converted horse box (peak season), children made very welcome..... I could continue for quite some time!! Needless to say you must go!

Feb 11, 2015 by Lorna

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