St Gabriel's Campsite Golden CapMuddyford Lane, Morcombelake, nr Bridport, Dorset DT6 6EP
About St Gabriel's Campsite Golden CapA simple campsite in a spectacular setting on the Golden Cap estate.
St Gabriel's Campsite is a great choice for those looking for a rural camping experience with a difference. The two camping fields are a haven for wildlife and with views of the Jurassic Coast, the campsite is the perfect escape from modern life.
Regular visitors include wildlife enthusiasts, artists, young families and keen walkers. Rural camping is one big adventure for kids and they relish the freedom, running around in the fresh air and discovering the simple pleasures of childhood. The site has easy access to all the paths and walks around the estate including the South West Coast Path, and very steep steps lead down to the secluded St Gabriel's Beach, please check these are open before your visit. Even at night there is plenty to do - simply lie back and enjoy the dark skies and stargazing.
Types of Accommodation
Features and facilities
- Chemical disposal available
Notes for guests
Customers: In order to stay at the site you need to be a National Trust member or Camping and Caravanning Club member.
Facilities: There are no toilets or showers so you'll need to bring your own toilet facilities (this is a stipulation of the National Trust). There is a chemical disposal point and fresh running water available on site.
Restricted numbers: The site is a SSSI site (Site of Special Scientific Interest) and therefore pitches are limited. The grass is kept long in the centre of the fields to provide hay for the local farmer. We mow a margin around the edge of the field for campers. By mid-July the hay is cut and taken off site and the whole field is available for campers.
Phones: depending on your network, mobile phone signal can be patchy or even non existent at this very rural site, which might be a concern for solo campers.
Access: Due to the narrow access route, only smaller caravans will be able to use the site.
Fires: Camp fires and BBQs are only allowed if raised off the ground.
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Ismore Coppice Campground is on the edge of the National Trust's Attingham Park estate. This simple, informal site, on the banks of the River Severn is popular with canoeists as it offers access directly onto the river.