Woodland hire and camping

We offer a venue for woodland workshops, events and Wild Camping

Private woodland hire

We offer a variety of tailored options for hiring our private woodland.  You have the choice of 2 different woodland environments and easy access to the World Heritage Jurassic Coast:

Martin's wood- Martin’s Wood - 10 acres, easy access with a car park and compost toilet plus woodland camp with shelter. This wood is accessible by a long private drive with carpark right next to it.

Ower Wood - 30 acres with no vehicle access and no facilities. This wood has many areas. Some are open clearings, others are dense undergrowth, plantation larch trees, and wild ancient forest areas. It also has the most amazing bluebells in Spring.

Wild Camping

If you are into a fully immersive back-to-nature camping experience then our two woodlands Martin's Wood and Ower wood are the perfect location. On private land and surrounded by fields Martin's wood and Ower wood are secluded and safe for woodland wild camping and back to nature weekends. We are only a 1 hour walk to Holworth Beach, which is one of the wildest spots on the Dorset Coast. You can catch fish, and forage for edible coastal plants to bring back for supper in your woodland camp.

PRICES - We charge £10 per person for the first night of wild camping, and subsequent nights are £5 per night per person. Children under 18 are £5 for the first night and £5 for every subsequent per night.

FIRES - Fires only in designated fire pits or you can rent a fire bowl from us for £5 a night (or bring your own). Fire wood £5 a sack or bring your own. We wilke to keep fallen wood in situ as it is a great habitat for may insects and wildlife.

For more info about the our wild camping etiquette please click HERE

Well behaved dogs are welcome!

PLEASE LEAVE THE WOOD WITH NO TRACE OF YOUR VISIT!!! 

to contact us about making a booking for camping in one of our woods please email [email protected]

or ring 07870 869077

Wild camping Etiquette

  • please bring as few cars as possible as parking is limited 
  • November to March you are welcome to have small camp fires, but no large bonfires please. April to October we ask people to use fire bowls for private fires or use the designated communal fire pit. You can hire a fire bowl from us for £5 per night.
  • Dispose of any poo appropriately by digging a hole and filling it in afterwards or using the compost toilet in martin's wood. 
  • No hunting, trapping or shooting on our land. 
  • There are ticks and adders living in the woods and we ask that you take reasonable precautions against injury as we cannot be held responsible.
  • No electronic music or partying groups
  • Dog friendly, but kept under control please, and please pick up their poo.
  • Please leave no trace and respect the land by leaving it as you found it.