Things to do - Places to go

There is just so much to do and see in this area of Dorset that we find a lot of our customers need to come back because they haven't had enough time to do everything. And because everyone is different we have tried to categorise some of the things you can do and places to visit in the area.

Visitor Attractions

Places to eat:

The village has several excellent pubs nearby. The Kings Arms - Langton Matravers, The Royal Oak and The Square & Compass are within walking distance from the site. Further afield in Swanage, and Wareham are many restaurants, pubs and take-aways.

Walking/Cycling:

There is everything from a 5 minute to 5 hour walks/cycle trails from the park itself. Bike hire is also available locally.

Beaches:

The nearest sandy beaches are at Swanage & Studland and also Sandbanks (Poole), 25 - 30 minutes away. Nearer still is the famous Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door.

Golf:

There are some excellent golf courses in and around thg eIsle of Purbeck. Try your skills at Purbeck Golf Club, Wareham Golf Club, Bulbury Woods Golf Club and further afield at Ferndown Golf Club.

Fishing:

We are not far from Coarse Fishing (www.pallatrax.co.uk), Fly Fishing (www.goflyfishing.co.uk) and Sea Fishing.

Some other things to do

Wessex Raceway
Whirlwind Lake
Diverz

News & Events 2019

  • Fish Festival May 25
  • Purbeck Arts Festival (PAW) May 25 1 week
  • Julie's House Trek (finishing at Acton Field Camp Site)June 8
  • Fish Festival June 8-10
  • Jazz Festival July 13-15 July
  • Wilkswood Regga Festival 19 July
  • Swanage Carnival July 27 (1week)
  • Folk Festival September 6-8
  • Purbeck Marathon September 14

Reviews

The AA.com - July 2018
"A pleasure to vist Acton Field Camping Site and Meet Mrs Murray, this truly is a wonderful site and stunning location which must be much appreciated by so many repeat customers. There is such a refreshing approach here, so much trust involved and a priviledge to see genuine engagement between owners and guests, creating such a welcoming atmosphere. The lack of pitch allocation is also a good way of ensuring satisfaction, leaving the decision making in the hands of the customer. Good onsite facilities the shower/toilet block being well maintained, clean and well presented. The new lodge is a significant advance and enhances first impressions. As a result a classification TWO PENNANTS is retained with a QUALITY SCORE of 80% now appropriate."

"As mentioned in many previous reports if you have a tent this is a must place to camp. The sloping site at first glance looks very uneven but when you explore further many flat pitches can be found. The small facility block is really good for this size of site and is well appointed and very clean. In my opinion the key to this site is to keep it as is - it's what the customers want and love, so why change a winning formula. Brilliant little campsite..." AA site Inspectorate 2017

"Just got back from a 3 night stay here and have to say it's one of the best campsites we've been to so far." AUG 2017

"We stayed at Acton Field in the late part of October, although quite a risk from a weather perspective, we were extremely lucky. The location is absolutely stunning, great facilities and breath-taking walks." Dec 2016

"We found this campsite last summer after 25 years of camping in the Purbecks and wished we had found it earlier!" Sept 2016

Contact Us

Acton Field Campsite
Langton Matravers
Swanage
Dorset
BH19 3HS

Tel: 01929 424184
Email: enquiries@actonfieldcampsite.co.uk

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