This well-maintained, family-run campsite situated between Corfe Castle and Swanage is popular with families and is a great base for exploring the Jurassic Coast.
The heritage Swanage Railway line runs along the bottom of the spacious 13-acre site and there are footpaths straight up into the Purbeck Hills, along with handy bus stops nearby in Harman’s Cross for leaving the car behind and heading off for the day to explore other parts of Purbeck, or and further afield to the town of Wareham and the beaches of Studland Bay.Harman’s Cross also has a great children’s playground which is a short walk from the campsite over fields. There’s also a bridle way to Worth Matravers and a walking route to Corfe.
Choose your own pitch at Woodyhyde – there’s fields for camping and hardstanding pitches for motorhomes and campervans (caravans aren’t accommodated here), with 100 electric hook-up points throughout.
On site is a well-stocked shop, which sells a good range of food for barbecues (with veggie options), snacks and lunches, sweet treats, and drinks include a great choice of local and familiar alcoholic beverages. For campers, you needn’t worry about running out of, or forgetting, anything as the shop stocks a range of Calor gas canisters, torches and lanterns, cooking implements such as saucepans and stoves, and even spare airbeds and sleeping bags.
Campsite facilities include free wifi, washing up area, chemical disposal points and a large toilet and shower block (including separate male & female disabled facilities) – pick up your shower tokens at the shop (50p per token, which gives you a four-minute shower).
Woodyhyde holds an AA 3 pennant award and was recently awarded the David Bellamy Silver Award for conservation. The surrounding countryside is a haven for wildlife – you might spot deer, rabbits, pheasants amongst other wildlife during your stay. And if you’re a keen wildflower-spotter, the campsite has a special page on its website with a list of the species other guests have spotted around the fields and woodland here. Commonly-spotted are bluebells, lesser celandine and germander speedwell – known as a good-luck charm for travellers.
🐾 Dogs camp for free at Woodyhyde (although there is also one dog-free field for pet-free campers). Dog waste bins are provided
Try one of Woodyhyde’s luxury camping yurts or fully-equipped, self-catering shepherd hut for an easy way to enjoy getting back to nature. These come equipped with beds, duvets and lighting.
Shepherd huts sleep two and have their own loo, and the yurts sleep up to four people and are situated close to toilet and shower facilities.
Camping and glamping prices at Woodyhyde are fixed throughout the season, which runs from 1 March to 31 October each year.
Tents, campervans and motorhomes are welcome at the site, but unfortunately Woodyhyde can’t accommodate caravans.
- Shepherd huts and yurts £110 per night
- Adults £10 per adult per night
- Children £5 (aged three-15)
- Family discount – £25 (for two adults and two children)
- Electric hook-up £5
- Gazebo £3
- Groups Group bookings, such as Duke of Edinburgh – £7 per student
You can bring an extra car or boat to Woodyhyde Campsite free of charge.
Location & contact details
Postcode for your SatNav: BH20 5HT
Woodyhyde Campsite is easily found off the main A351 Valley Road between Corfe Castle and Swanage.
For all enquiries and bookings get in touch with the team at Woodyhyde by phone or email, or book online:
- 📞 01929 480274
- 📥 firstname.lastname@example.org
- ℹ️ www.woodyhyde.co.uk