Wild woodland camping in secluded pitches

There are seven wild woodland camping pitches, spaced throughout Southover Woods. Each pitch has plenty space to for you to setup your tent and create your own natural home for the night. The sites have their own fire pits, wild showers that can be filled with hot or cold water and composting loos. We will also provide you with a kettle and grill to cook and heat water.

Hammock Hill truly wild camping

A peacful woodland area for people either alone or in couples to pitch hammocks or small tents under the trees near our blue bell woods.

Meadow Camping surrounded by woodland

Camp in the peaceful meadow with 3 well spaced pitches around the edge of the meadow. Each area is around 350 m2, and has its own fire pit with BBQ grills.

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Wild Camping in Dorset
Wild Camping in Dorset

Wild Camping in Dorset

2022 Season: Open 1st April – 31st October

Welcome to Southover Woods – discover wild camping in Dorset

Southover Woods offers a unique holiday experience in beautiful woods and meadows with nearly wild camping in Dorset in well secluded sites. There are a range of different experiences and activities aimed at enhancing your wellbeing through connecting with nature. Keeping life simple and looking after the environment are central to the ethos of the woods.

The woodlands extend to over 60 acres with 2 adjoining meadows, nestled in the South Dorset countryside. Only 20 minutes from the Jurassic coast, and connected by numerous bridleways and footpaths to both local and national walks, it is perfectly positioned for a wonderful break.

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Southover Woods Wild Camping - Key Info

Taking time in the woods to live life well
Plenty of Space

Our ethos is simplicity, and our aim is to provide the space to enable people to connect with nature. Each pitch is located in a secluded spot away from other campers.

Fire Pits

Each campsite has its own fire pit and grill. We sell dried logs for your convenience available for you to buy when booking or onsite. Please do not use disposable BBQs.

Online Booking

Each pitch has a base price per night that includes a base compliment of people and cars. Additional people over 6 years old are charged per night.

Composting Loos

Please use these loos for your poos, but whenever possible go for wild wees! To help with the composting process please put ash from your fires on top of your waste.

Children & Dogs

Well behaved dogs and children under the age of 6 go free. Dogs are not allowed in Meadow Camping.

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Wild Showers

Our showers are wild and can be filled with warm or cold water, and then pulled up and tilted. The showers have an enclosure with a rubber mat.


Water is available at 3 standpipes. We provide one aquaroll of water for Craftsmen, Greyhound and Tenders ONLY. For the other sites please bring your own water containers.

No Vehicles

We ask people to only park in designated parking areas and then use wheelbarrows provided to transport your kit to your pitches.

Pony Meadow

Bring your own horse or pony and keep them in our 2 acre pony paddock. With great hacking to Moreton ford, and throughout Puddletown forest.


Please take your rubbish home, or take it to the local municipal sites (Wareham, Dorchester and Weymouth are closest).

Meadow Camping

Camp in our peaceful meadow offering a truly wild-camping experience hidden away in a secluded wooded valley close to Dorchester in Dorset. Each meadow camping area is around 350 ms2, and has its own fire pit with BBQ grills.


Yurt Camping

Tenders treat yourself to a nearly wild glamping experience in Tenders pitch. The Yurt is set in its own secluded woodland glade and is surrounded by pine trees with an outdoor cooking area and log seating around the  fire pit.


Activities around Southover Woods & Dorset

Fly Fishing

Next to Southover Woods, Wessex Fly Fishing has been running fly fishing in Dorset for over 30 years. Countless fishermen have enjoyed their waters, many returning every year.

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Southover Woods

Wild camping in Dorset at its best
Affpuddle, Dorchester DT2
info@southoverwoods.co.uk - allow 24hrs for response
Lat 50.733885, Long -2.304191