Set in the heart of the Blackmore Vale and less than an hour’s drive from the spectacular Jurassic Coast, The Trooper Campsite is a perfect, secluded base from which to explore the region.
Trooper CampingOur private CS Hideaway camping and caravan site is nestled at the back of the pub in a small level field.
Idyllic SettingClose enough to enjoy the convenience of our pub, yet far enough away to enjoy the peaceful countryside.
- For glampers, we have a comfortable, spacious bell tent for hire. Please enquire for details.
As well as camping and glamping, we also now have a bunkhouse available all year round for groups of up to 10 people.
We’re close to the borders of Somerset and Wiltshire, so there’s lots to enjoy in all directions! As well as relaxing in the beautiful surroundings, soaking up the atmosphere and history, and of course chatting with the locals at The Trooper.
‘The Trooper Inn is a quiet friendly pub in a tiny village in North Dorset with a field out the back for campers. The pub provides good quality food…. The coast is about half an hour away by car and there are lots of walks and public footpaths nearby. This site is ideal for people who want to be away from the hustle and bustle of busy campsites.’ Landcruise: Recommended campsites for Dorset.
What you’ll also want to know…
Our camping season starts around the 1st April and ends around the 30th September, depending on the weather.
Advance booking is advisable – especially for bank holiday weekends when we are often fully-booked several weeks beforehand.
- Electric hook ups
- Chemical disposal point
- Water point
- £12.00 per night – unit & 2 persons
- £2.00 per person per night thereafter
- £3.00 electric per night
- 50p per dog per night
To book now or to enquire about our glamping tariffs, please phone us: 01963 362405
There’s plenty to see while you’re here…
- Exploring by car, we are ideally situated for a day at the coast, with dramatic coastline and highly acclaimed beaches.Exploring by bicycle, the North Dorset Trailway takes you through picturesque villages, along the old Somerset and Dorset railway line, past the ancient hillfort of Hambledon Hill.
Exploring on foot, there are many wonderful walks from the Trooper (and back to the Trooper!).
- The market towns of Sherborne and Shaftsbury abound with boutiques, delicatessens and cafes, and you can also visit the Abbeys, museums and, in Sherborne, the castles.Just over an hour's drive northwards, you can reach the caves of Cheddar Gorge, the beautiful Mendip Hills and Chew Valley Lake with abundant bird life and lakeside cafe.
- There are several walks from the Trooper Inn - and back again! We have handouts of circular walks for you to borrow.
And the North Dorset Trailway starts at Sturminster Newton, providing 12 miles of off-road cycling or walking along part of the former Somerset and Dorset railway line, close to the River Stour.Wherever you walk, there'll be lots to see - including an abundance of wildlife.