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.


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.


What you’ll also want to know…

Our Facilities

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

Our Tariffs

  • Tent & 2 persons – £10.00 per night. Additional adults: £2 per person per night.
  • Motor home or caravan – £20.00 per night.
  • Electric hook-up – £3 per night.

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 Hours

Mondays - closed
except for bank holidays & private functions
Tuesdays - 6pm to close
Wednesdays - 6pm to close
Thursdays - 6pm to close
Fridays - 6pm to 11pm
Saturdays - 12.30pm to 2.30pm; 5.30pm to 11pm
Sundays - 12.30pm to close

Annual leave
Please kindly note:
We will be closed from Monday 4th October - reopening Friday 15th October for Fish & Chips as usual.

Kitchen Times

Mondays - closed
except for bank holidays & private functions
Tuesdays - Pizza Night with Dan the Bakerman: 6pm to 9pm
Wednesdays - Village Hot Pot: 6pm to 8.00pm
Thursdays - kitchen closed
Fridays - Fish & Chips Night: 6pm to 8.00pm
Saturdays - Light Lunches: 12.30pm to 2pm
& Burger Night: 5.30pm to 8.00pm
Sundays - Light Lunches: 12.30pm to 2.30pm

Contact Us

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