Northdown Farm is not open for camping in 2015... however our other sites are!
'PARADISE VALLEY' CAMPING AT NORTHDOWN
open our Northdown Farm for tent camping for a total of just 4 weeks in the year. We open first for the Whitsun half term holiday, and then again in July.
Located in an area known locally as 'Paradise Valley' the site covers
several hedged fields in this area of outstanding natural beauty.
Accessed by a track down from the main road the campsite is quiet, secluded
and safe for children. The farm runs up to East Hill (the North Down),
from where there are amazing panoramic views over Dorset.
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The site is run along very similar lines to the popular Eweleaze Farm. Like at Eweleaze, guests are able to choose
their own pitch, so friends and families can camp in groups
as they please and parking by your tent is allowed on most of
the fields. There is loads of room for kids to run around, fly
kites, play ball games and the like.
Campfires are allowed, adding to the atmosphere, and firewood
is available from the farm shop.
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- every field has toilets available
- there are free hot showers on site
up - washing up sinks are available around the site
facilities - these are available around the site - as an
'eco' site we try hard to recycle
Pets - pets are welcome
Ice pack exchange - this is available in the Northdown farm
- we have tame goats, sheep, dogs etc for the children to see and
bus - this runs every day to the beach (from 20th July)
In the central area we have a farm
shop, which sells almost entirely organic produce including beef
and lamb from the farm, pork, eggs, milk, cheese, bread, vegetables,
beers, ciders and wines, as well as firewood, gas, bbqs, charcoal and
We have our own organic bakery producing a range of breads,
cakes and pastries.
Also in the central area we sell organic
- Tea and coffee
|There are a number of good beaches in the area.
Farm - this is 2.5km from the site. Note there is no parking
available at Eweleaze. The beach is a quiet, shingly cove running
out to a rocky headland.
Bay - this bay is 6km from Northdown, along a toll road, £5
including parking for the day.
Cove - popular with windsurfers, this beach is 3.5km from the
site. Free on-road parking.
- this is a long sandy beach with a typical English seaside theme.
It does get busy in season.
For others try www.dorsetbeaches.co.uk
at Redcliff Point, taken from Eweleaze Farm
AREA AND ACTIVITIES - print the guide
The South West Coast path runs approx 2km to the south of the
site, with walks to Osmington
Durdle Door and Lulworth
to the east and Weymouth
to the west. Beyond Weymouth, across the bay, is the Isle
of Portland, the venue for the 2012 sailing Olympics.
is 5km and has a sandy beach, a harbour and very good nightlife.
with its museums, market and other attractions is about 10km.
There are loads of attractions
in the surrounding area.
This coastline forms part of the Jurassic
Coast World Heritage Site, so fossil hunting is one more
activity for the kids (and adults!).
SHOPS, PUBS AND CAFES - print the guide
The nearest shops are the Spar and Co-op located 1km down the
road towards Weymouth. In Weymouth itself there is a large range
of shops, supermarkets and restaurants. Dorchester is less hectic
in the summer, and has more upmarket shops for crafts, gifts and
We have a number of good pubs within walking distance of the site.
Of note is the Springhead which is a short walk from the back
of the site, and the Spice Ship on the main road, also within
For local food and drink the West
Dorset website is very comprehensive
CAMPING DATES (nights)
23rd to 31st May (leaving on 1st June)
11th to 29th July (leaving on 30th July)
Current real-time availability is shown when you login to the booking
FEES FOR 2014
£5/night Sunday to Thursday nights, and
£10/night for Friday and Saturday nights (and Sunday of the bank holiday weekend)
Children 3-14 inclusive
£2.50/night Sunday to Thursday nights, and
£5/night for Friday and Saturday nights (and Sunday of the bank holiday weekend)
Flat fee of £10 for each vehicle brought onto site for the stay
(note we do not allow camper vans)
No charge for: Infants under 3, pets, extra tents, gazebos etc etc
are taken exclusively by debit/credit card on the online booking system
(link below). No bookings can be taken by phone or email. Note there
is a 2% fee for using credit cards - no fee for debit cards..
A 10% non-refundable deposit is payable immediately on booking.
After paying the deposit, you may log back into your booking at any
time using your booking reference number, and change the dates, numbers
of people and other details, subject to dates still being available.
You must pay the balance of your booking at least 2 weeks before
your stay otherwise it will automatically cancel. We
do not store card details - you must log back into the system to do
this. We send reminders three weeks before your stay.
Note that your booking cannot be changed after it is fully paid.
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TRAVEL AND DIRECTIONS - print
Rail to Weymouth, from Bournemouth/Southampton/Waterloo, Bristol/Bath
and other locations
Express to Weymouth, from Bournemouth and other locations
Jurassic Coastline bus which runs from Poole to Exeter. Get off
at The Spice Ship, Preston (see On Foot directions below) £7.70/adult
- £5.70/child, single for any distance on this service. This ticket
also allows travel on the Bournemouth-Poole local bus for connections.
By local bus from Weymouth
4A Weymouth to Silver St, Sutton Poyntz, £1.90/adult - £1.40/child,
single, walk from here
X43 Weymouth to The Spice Ship, Preston, £2.30/adult - £1.60/child,
single, walk from here
X53 Weymouth to The Spice Ship, Preston, £2.50/adult - £1.70/child,
single, walk from here
By taxi from Weymouth
Weyline 01305 777777, Weytax 01305 773636, Bee Cars 01305 761321, Fleetline 01305 777333.
Should be around £9.00 from Weymouth
train station or bus terminal. Make sure you get a driver who is prepared to drop you right down to reception,
not just at the top of the hill (some will, some won't).
• From the South Dorset Ridgeway, down the footpath from
near the remains of Northdown Barn
• From the SW coast path, take the public footpath at Bowleaze
through Waterside Caravan Park and onto Church Lane. Follow this to
the main road by the Spice Ship, then:
• From The Spice Ship, Preston along Sutton Road, bear right for
the Springhead pub. After the Springhead (after the pond) at the end
of the road turn right into White Horse Lane. The site is at the end
of this lane.
• From Silver Street, Sutton Poyntz, North along Silver St or
Sutton Road. After the Springhead at the end of the road (after the
pond) turn right into White Horse Lane. At the end of this lane you
will find the site.
If you are walking this stretch of the SW Coast Path, you may like to
know that you can get your luggage forwarded on from your last stay,
and on to the next site when you leave. Please see www.luggagetransfers.co.uk
/ 0800 043 7927 for more details.
There are no time limits for arrival and departure. Please go to reception
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Terms and Conditions
Travel and Directions
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