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.
Secluded level siteExclusive to Camping & Caravanning Club members only, our Hideaway site is nestled at the back of the pub in a small level field.
Idyllic settingClose enough to appreciate the convenience of our pub, yet far enough away to absorb the peaceful countryside.
Dawn at the Trooper CampsiteEnjoy waking up to the sights and sounds of rural Dorset.
Find The Trooper Campsite!Access is via Drove Road not via Cat Lane - i.e. not via the village or the pub - due to a tiny bridge. Please see below for exact location.
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.
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!
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.