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A back-to-nature site set on an organic farm, Galton Campsite offers access to the lovely coast between Weymouth and Poole. Explore the Purbeck Heritage Coast and winding lanes of Dorset from this tents-only site.

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Galton is a relaxed family run park set on an organic farm at the gateway to the Purbeck Heritage coast area. All around you is the beauty of rural Dorset, but the urban haven of Weymouth is also within easy reach with everything you could need. Dogs are welcome to join you in your stay at the coast.

Set in a spacious 20 acre field, this is a back-to-nature for site tent campers only, surrounded by mostly grass pasture either grazed by cows and their calves or cut for hay and silage to feed the livestock in winter. Guests are welcome to choose their own pitch upon arrival so that they can enjoy either privacy or stay close to friends and family.

Open for 28 days at the end July to August.

  • Galton Campsite,
    Manor Farm, Galton, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8BZ
  • 50.6649, -2.3197 | SY 77 85

From Dorchester, take the A352 towards the coast past villages such as Whitcombe and Broadmayne, which will take you straight through Galton. Once you pass a Texaco petrol station, look out for the site on your left.

The site is directly opposite the Galton garden centre running parallel with the entrance to the Manor House.

Facilities include toilets and showers on site. There is a garden centre and farm shop very close by.

  • Adult only
  • Allow pets
  • Allow vans
  • Bike hire
  • Café / restaurant
  • Communal BBQ
  • Disabled facilities
  • Drinking water
  • Electric hookups
  • Entertainment
  • Family friendly
  • Fires allowed
  • Fishing
  • Games room
  • Glamping
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Hot tub
  • Internet access
  • Kids club
  • Kids playground
  • Laundry
  • Near beach
  • Near pub
  • Open year round
  • Peaceful
  • RV pitches
  • Shop
  • Showers
  • Swimming pool
  • Toilets
  • TV room
  • Vineyard
  • W.C. disposal
  • Water hookups
  • Watersports
  • Couples
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Members only
  • Naturists
  • Older families
  • Peace and quiet
  • Rallies
  • Single sex groups
  • Under 18's
  • Young families
Tent pitches

30 x Grass Pitches

Choose your own pitch upon arrival, set within a spacious 20 acre field. The site has a back-to-basics feel, surrounded by mostly grass pastures.

Take advantage of the tasty farm shop and garden centre cafe within easy reach and then branch out to exploring the weathered coast line.

A short drive away you've got access to ancient cliffs, boat trips, angling, fossil-hunting and hiking, biking and riding trails along the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.

Also within easy reach there's the walkers' paradise of Ringstead Bay, with miles of footpaths to explore including a spectacular stretch of the South West Coast Path. Start from the National Trust car park and follow the trail west towards Osmington and Weymouth or east towards Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove.

Other local attractions worth visiting include:

  • The Tank Museum, Bovington
  • Monkey World
  • Mill House Cider Museum
  • Corfe Castle
  • The Dorset AONB for walking

Prices per night:

  • Adult: £7
  • Child aged 3-17: £3
  • Additional vehicle: £2.50

Please drive 5 mph on campsite and please be mindful of others.

Dogs should be under control at all times.


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