Camp Hartland

by Swanage.co.uk
Bell tents at Camp Hartland

This small-but-perfectly-formed campsite is a magical little spot for a few night’s camping – and one you can combine into a relaxing wellness retreat.

Camping here is rustic, but far from wild as there’s ample facilities including a clean eco toilet block and an on-site mobile café. Set within a small collective of local businesses at Hartland Stud, near Corfe Castle, Camp Hartland offers peaceful, rural camping with acres of ‘Hardy’s’ heathland on your doorstep for walking or cycling. There’s also a pub at the bottom of the road, The Halfway Inn, that serves food and drink and has a children’s play area.

Book ahead onto one of the treatment options available separately on-site, including beauty and massage therapies, yoga and pilates, or an art workshop, for a stay to soothe mind, body and soul. These, along with physiotherapy and counselling sessions, are also available throughout the year for residents of Purbeck and the wider area.

And start each day off on the right foot (and a treat) by grabbing a morning coffee and croissant from the horse box café in an adjacent field.

Facilities include clean, hot showers, a wash up area, and flushing and eco loos. There’s also a campsite ‘sharing box’, where you can borrow or trade in items with your fellow campers. Find further, thoughtful touches for kids, with a handmade swing in the woodland area and rustic rugby goal posts.

Camp Hartland’s ideally located for exploring Corfe, Wareham, Swanage and Studland, and just a stone’s throw away you’ll find the Blue Pool Tea Rooms & Nature Reserve.

Bell tents at Camp Hartland
Bell tents in a tranquil spot (credit: Camp Hartland)
Toilet block at Camp Hartland, near Wareham
Eco loo block
Basket of communal items to borrow at Camp Hartland, near Corfe Castle
Sharing is caring!
Homemade rugby goal at Camp Hartland, near Corfe Castle
Rustic rugby goal post
Rope swing in the trees at Camp Hartland
Simple wooden rope swing
Little blackboard for writing messages at Camp Hartland
Jot down interesting finds and thoughts to share with your fellow campers
Wooden bridge leading from Hartland Stud onto the heath
Wooden footbridge to heathland walks

{Campsite pictures courtesy of Camp Hartland)

Contact details and opening times

Camp Hartland opens for the school summer holidays. The best way to get in touch is by phone:

  • 📞  07904 102441
  • 📥 info@camphartland.co.uk
  • 📍 Soldiers Road, Norden, Wareham BH20 5DU

Nearby points of interest

Blue Pool viewed from path through trees

The Blue Pool

You have miles of beautiful, quiet country walks on your doorstep at Camp Hartland. Dorset’s famous Blue Pool is also a short drive or bike-ride away, and is a great way to spend a morning exploring woodland paths, picnicking by the pool and visiting its tea rooms.

The Halfway Inn is also just a short stroll away from the campsite for some restorative and hearty pub grub and a pint of Badger Beer after all that exploring.

Camp Hartland is equidistant between the old, Saxon town of Wareham and the quaint Corfe Castle village, both excellent places to get lost in a bit of history, browse independent shops, bakeries and eateries, and see what’s going on during your stay – throughout the year you’ll find pub quizzes, live music and various indoor and outdoor events here as well as in nearby Swanage.

Particularly popular in Wareham in the summer are Wareham Wednesdays – expect anything from fireworks displays to raft racing on the river and much more: check out Wareham Wednesdays’ website for more information: warehamwednesdays.org 

The Halfway Inn is a short walk from Camp Hartland
Autumn sun setting on Corfe Castle
Corfe Castle at sunset
Information sign for Hartland Moor nature reserve near Corfe Castle
Hartland Moor is great for cycling
The Old Granary on Wareham river
The Old Granary, Wareham
Sign on gatepost for Poole Harbour walking trail near Hartland Stud
Miles of great walking trails on your doorstep

Local businesses at Hartland Stud

If you’re interested in booking onto an art course while you’re staying at Camp Hartland, or want to try a yoga class, enquiring and booking ahead is advised.

These services, workshops and classes are also available throughout the year for people living and working in Purbeck and the wider Dorset area.

Businesses and services here include massage therapies, physiotherapy, art workshops, yoga and homeopathy and counselling.

Visit our dedicated Hartland Stud Businesses page to find out more.

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