Information for Campers

Getting to Southover Woods

Rangers number 07538 526221 10am -6pm

Southover Woods camping is located South of the A35 between Bere Regis and
Puddletown in Dorset. It is accessed via a woodland track that runs from the B3390 South of Affpuddle. This track is marked in red (on OS map) and starts at a cross roads which has a height restriction barrier and opposite a sign to Briantspuddle  (W3W) circulate.tedious.pyramid

Please do not access the woods using the track from Southover/ Tolpuddle, this is very narrow and has no passing places and is used frequently by tractors. From the main road follow the signs for “Max Events”. You can use the post code DT2 7YG. This should take you near
to the Max Events entrance and you continue on past this to access Southover Woods – see the OS map.

N.B. Please note that access to the site has changed from previous years. The Max Events site is no longer used for
parking.  The route from the B3390 is about 1.5 miles long and is a forest track. It is not suitable for vehicles with low trim e.g. some sports cars (See photos ).

Access track is a forest trail and has potholes and can muddy in places during the spring. The track is not considered suitable for sports cars or vehicles with low trim.

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Arrival meet and greet available from 3pm to 6pm daily during the school holidays and on Friday and Saturday outside of the holidays. Otherwise please arrive after 2pm and make your way to your pitch. The Ranger may be working somewhere else in the woods so if you need help call the ranger phone number.
Departure – Please make sure you vacate your site by 11 am on the day of your departure.
Rangers – Please ring the ranger number if you need help. Southover woods rangers are your first point of contact if you need anything during your stay. The ranger phone is manned from 10am – 6pm.
Carry kit to pitch service – £10 per vehicle for the ranger to transport your kit to your pitch available between 3pm and 6pm unless by prior arrangement. Please ring the ranger.
Parking Cars should be parked in the designated parking areas only.
For Tenders this would be W3W headed.rating.fllorists
For all other campers it would be W3W wriggled.rewiting.deodorant. If in doubt please call the Ranger.
Payment details – please pay in advance by direct transfer to acc. no. 01568795 sort code
40-19-21 Southover Events Ltd or PayPal to the rangers phone number – 07538 526221. Your booking will be confirmed once you have paid in full. Refunds are paid in full up to 2 weeks prior to your arrival date. After that bookings are non-refundable.
Water – taps are marked on the map, this is bore hole water and we recommend you boil
it before drinking. We supply water in aqua roll containers to Greyhound, Craftsmen and Tenders.
Logs and fires – Fires must only be lit in the fire pits provided, and supervised at all times. Bags of logs are available from the ranger (£10 per
bag), please request in the mornings. We can’t deliver bags of logs after 6pm. Otherwise feel free to pick dead wood up off the ground to
Wild Showers – Our showers use buckets which need to be filled with water to your desired temperature. We provide a kettle
to heat up enough water for each shower.
Compost loos – these work best with no liquid (this includes no wees), minimal paper and the waste covered with ash (next best is forest floor mulch).
Peace, quiet and privacy – Please keep noise to a minimum with no music or loud noise after 9pm.
Rubbish – Please take your rubbish away with you and dispose of it offsite.
Leaving your pitch after your stay – please make sure you vacate your site by 11 am on the day of your departure.
Dogs – Dogs are allowed in the woodland sites but not in the meadow. Please keep your dog in sight at all times, and bury your dog poos in the undergrowth. Please don’t use plastic bags as we have no facilities for getting rid of these.
Health, vets and emergencies – the nearest emergency department is in Dorset County Hospital in Dorchester. There is a GP surgery in Puddletown 01305 848333 and Bere Regis 01929 471268. The nearest small animal vet is in Puddletown – Piddle Valley vets 01305 848820.
For equine vets we recommend Dorset equine vets 01305 262295.
Insects and ticks – There are often deer in the woods and where deer are present there are also sometimes ticks present, particularly in long grass. For advice in regard to tick management please refer to Public Health England advice. We sell insect repellent which repels ticks. Please ask the ranger if you want to buy some.


Finding your Pitch

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Getting to the Parking places