Couples and small groups

Wild camping for couples and small groups

Wild camping in Dorset at Southover woods is good for the soul. We have created wild camping with meaning, encouraging couples and smaller groups to reconnect with nature and boost their wellbeing. Our camping experience will help you feel grounded and refreshed surrounded with nature. Wild camping is no longer offered in many places but we believe in sharing what beauty can be found in our woods.

Each pitch has its own parking and walkway with access to overflow car parking. Taking a wonder through the entangled Rhody tunnels or our woodland walkways down to openings surrounded by a mixed species of trees. All our wild camping pitches have different geographical and ecological features giving each pitch a really unique portrait while our clients feeling the benefits of being immersed in nature.

Our Wild camping pitches are good sizes suitable for multiple tents and hammocks.  All our wild camping pitches have a central fire point with a fire pit and seating. So lay under the stars, engage in connective conversation and enjoy the warmth.

If you want a change of scenery Dorset has some great surrounding activities to keep you entertained. Head over to our things to do page…

New for 2023 – Bell Tents for Hire

Our Wild camping pitches are good sizes suitable for multiple tents and hammocks. Did you know you can make that experience even easier?…..bring just your ground mat and sleeping bag as we rent bell tents?

Bell Tents £40 per night (min 2 nights) – more info

We have created sessions for stag, hens and the corporate market. Please see our activities below. For booking please email, ring or complete the contact us form.

Wellness, Yoga, Bushcraft Forest Bathing & more

At Southover we have created Woodland wellness sessions helping  you boost your well- being.  Alternatively,  whilst feeling the Sun on your face try our Forest bathing,  moving your body gently and syncronise with the flow of the woods.  Our private woodland Yoga sessions will enble you to feel energized and empowered  in this unique setting.  Work on your wild skills and thrive in an outdoor setting with our bushcraft and survival sessions. Enjoy warming your toes by the fire whilst whittling a spoon, what better souvenir to take back home and remind you of you stay with us. Dip into our things to do page to explore more.

Woodland Bathing

bush-craft

Bushcraft & Foraging

Private Woodland Yoga Sessions

camp-cooking
Alternatively check out everything we offer and  build your very own bespoke woodland package:
  • Shelter building
  • Finding and purifying water
  • Fire lighting and fire management
  • Tree id and basic Foraging
  • Forging for knowledge
  • Campfire cooking
  • Woodland yoga
  • Tree climbing
  • Aerial Hoops and silks
  • Axe throwing
  • Archery
  • Drum and chant
  • Game preparation
  • Green woodwork and whittling
  • Forest bathing
  • Silent disco
  • Yoga and dance
  • Woodland arts and craft
  • Painting
  • Tactical training and self defense

View & book our couples and small group pitches

Hazel Wood Pitches

Hazel Wood is a woodland area for people either alone or in couples to pitch hammocks or small tents under the trees near our blue bell woods. There is a maximum number of 4 people per pitch and 3 pitches available in this spot. Although the site is on a hill most of the site is level, but slopes away at one edge down through woods towards our pony meadow.

Details

  • Guests: 4
  • Size: 800m²
  • Categories: Couples and Small Groups
  • Amenities: Bucket Showers (shared facilities)Composting Toilets (shared facilities)Dorsetnr DorchesterWild CampingWoodland CampingFire Pit inc Cooking Grill

Lordship Pitch

Lordship is well spaced from other pitches, with the site large enough to accommodate at least one large tent, often more than that. Most woodland pitches can also have hammocks, with numerous suitable trees surrounding the pitches. Our family sites are booked by only one party, so this site is exclusively for you and will give you your own space and privacy during your stay.

Details

Prices start at: £40 per night

Decanter Pitch

Decanter is well spaced from other pitches, with the site large enough to accommodate at least one large tent, often more than that. Most woodland pitches can also have hammocks, with numerous suitable trees surrounding the pitches. Our family sites are booked by only one party, so this site is exclusively for you and will give you your own space and privacy during your stay.

Details

Prices start at: £40 per night

Tenders Pitch

Tenders is a beautiful site with varied tree cover, a yurt and outdoor cooking area, as well as a number of shake holes providing light and open areas. This is our largest site extending to around 12 acres of woodland. Tenders has its own entrance sweeping round into the beautiful site that has been cleared and developed for a truly magical woodland experience.

Details

Prices start at: £100 per night

Meadow Camping in Dorset

Our meadow camping is in hay meadow. We have 5 pitches here, around the edge of the meadow, very well spaced, with much more separation than most camp sites. Each area is around 1500 ms2, and has its own fire pit with BBQ grills.

Details

  • Guests: 10
  • Size: 1500m²
  • Categories: Couples and Small GroupsFamily Pitches
  • Amenities: Bucket Showers (shared facilities)Composting Toilets (shared facilities)DorsetMeadow CampingFire Pit inc Cooking GrillWater

Prices start at: £30 per night