Camping at The Trooper

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.

We are sorry our campsite is temporarily closed

Whether in a caravan, motorhome or tent, for one night or for longer, there is plenty to see and do!

‘The Trooper Inn campsite is easy to reach and is only four and a half miles from Sherborne Castle. It has everything you need for a camping trip, with amenities including a pub and restaurant and plenty of local countryside to explore.’  Evening Standard (April 2016): 10 of Dorset’s best attractions and camping spots.

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.

Find us

For exact coordinates of the entrance to The Trooper Campsite, go to the App What3words and enter: ///pulps.immediate.truth and this will show you where to find it.
Find the entrance to The Trooper Campsite on Google maps here.

Our Facilities

  • Electric hook ups
  • Shower
  • Toilets
  • Chemical disposal point
  • Water point

Well-behaved children and dogs welcome.

There’s plenty to see while you’re here…

North Dorset Trailway

On Holiday

Exploring by car, we are ideally situated for a day at the coast, with dramatic coastline and highly acclaimed beaches. We're in the midst of 'Hardy Country' and Thomas Hardy's birthplace can be visited near the county town of Dorchester. There is plenty to explore by foot and bicycle too!
Sturminster Newton Mill

Out and About

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 birdlife and lakeside cafe.
Sturminster Newton Mill

Exploring Locally

We are close to Sturminster Newton, with its historic watermill and the meandering River Stour - and the North Dorset Trailway is nearby.
Walkers and cyclists are very welcome here.

Opening Times

Mondays and Tuesdays - closed
Wednesdays - open from 6pm until close
Thursdays - closed
Fridays - open from 6pm until close
Saturdays - open from 4pm until close
Sundays - open from 12 noon until close

Kitchen Times

Mondays and Tuesdays - closed
Wednesdays - 6pm to 8pm
Thursdays - closed
Fridays - 6pm to 8.30pm
Saturdays - 5.30pm to 8.30pm
Sundays - 12 noon to 4.30pm

Contact Us

The Trooper Inn ⚬ Stourton Caundle ⚬ Dorset ⚬ DT10 2JW
Phone: 01963 362405
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