Life at Longthorns is wonderfully simple; there is a relaxed approach on the site's large, well-maintained camping fields, in high season a choice of 5 which are surrounded by fencing and lush woodland.

Longthorns campsite accommodates Tents, Caravans, Motorhomes, and Campervans in a relaxed atmosphere, just camp-fires, stargazing, quiet time late evening allows all to enjoy the ambiance we have to offer.

Enjoy our wonderful woodland walk, alpacas, open spaces, and stargazing.

20% deposit and balance payable 14 days before arrival. 

Pitches from £13.00 per night

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  • The toilet/shower facilities will open but subject to strict rules. Limited numbers in at any one time.

  • Extra cleaning will be implemented with the facilities block being closed daily from 11 am - 12 and 4 pm to 5 pm for an hour for a COVID deep clean.

  • We will have 2 toilets open whilst this is in operation.

  • We are also encouraging people to use their own onboard facilities or bring their own toilet tents, portable flush toilet, and camping showers.

  • There are 3 chemical disposal points around the site.

  • Guests in line with government guidelines are being asked to bring their own sanitizer and soap.

  • Please be advised you may have to wait and please use the facilities responsibly, may campsites are not opening their facilities as they feel they cannot comply or have the staff to implement the COVID cleaning compliance, we can but need your help as well to maintain.

  • It will be strictly no unattended children at any time under 12, we cannot be responsible for their handwashing and following social distancing. Your children are your responsibility, we reserve the right to ask any families that do not monitor their children to leave.

  • Please be respectful to our Team if they are cleaning and can not allow you in the facilities.

  • 5 Ladies Showers, 5 Ladies toilets, 4 Wash hand basins, Hand Driers, Hair Dyer.

  • 5 Men's Showers, 3 Toilets, 3 Wash hand basins

  • I urinal, Hand Dryers and Hair-dyer.

  • Accessibility room: 1 toilet, 1 wash hand basin, 1 Hand dryer, 1 Hairdryer, 1 shower unit.

  • Chemical Disposal Point:

  • There are chemical disposal points on the site.

  • Located in the Main field and the Alpaca Field

  • Environmentally Friendly compost loo's:

  • These save 8 litres of water every time you use them.

  • The golden rule to ensure these toilets work is to keep the toilet lid closed and use as instructed to make sure the separator can do it job, which is too keep liquids and solids separate, so boys no standing when using these toilets, we have put a urinal in one of the boy's cubicles should you not feel comfortable sitting.

  • Supervision of young children at all times, please.



  • The reception will be open, two people allowed in at any time. Expect to continue to have to wear a mask. 

  • Limited stock, select your goods and pay by Contactless up to £45.00 

  • Open from Easter to September: Seasonal Hours apply.

  • Out of the main season, we have a welcoming reception which is open on demand

  • Reception and the shop is only open On Bank Holidays and the  Summer Season, out of season a notice is posted on the reception door and a duty phone number should you need to contact us. 

  • We also stock alpaca products, made from our very own alpaca wool famous for being warm and hypo-allergenic.

  • Bean to cup freshly ground coffee, hot chocolate and tea machine Take Away 

  • Local Supplies

  • Locally sourced meats, chutneys, bread, fresh milk etc. Your camp-fire essentials, logs, charcoal and kindling, and don't forget the marshmallows for those camp-fire moments.



  • Low Season 31st Oct 2020 to March 31st, 2021
    Toilet and showers block closed. We can provide water, chemical disposal, and Electric Hook, you will need your own onboard facilities  
    Pitch price all sizes Non-Electric £13.00   
    Pitch price with Electric Hookup  £17.00 
    Full-size Awning (Porch awning FOC) - Free of charge low season
    Gazebo - Free of charge low season
    Pup Tent only in addition to the main booking £4.00 
    Pitch price includes 2 people.

  • Mid Season 1st April to 16th July 2021 and 1st Sept to 31st Oct 2021
    Pitch price all sizes Non-Electric £20.00
    Pitch price with Electric Hookup  £24.00 
    6-8  berth  add £3.00 per night
    8-10 berth add £5.00 per night  
    Over 10 Berth add £6.00 per night  - Sorry we can not accommodate on Electric Pitches.
    Pup Tent only in addition to the main booking at £3.00 p.n. Please include the guest in your main booking 
    Full-size Awning (Porch awning FOC) £4.00 p.n.
    Party shelter 4.5m x 4.5m by arrangement only £6.00 p.n.
    Gazebo 3 x 3m £4.50 p.n

  • Summer Season - 17th July to 31st August 2021
    Standard pitch price  Non-Electric £25.00
    Pitch price with Electric Hookup  £29.00
    6-8  berth  add £3.00 per night
    8-10 berth add £5.00 per night
    Over 10 Berth add £6.00 per night  - Sorry we can not accommodate on Electric Pitches.
    Pup Tent only in addition to the main booking at £3.00 p.n. Please include the guest in your main booking 
    Full-size Awning (Porch awning FOC) £4.00 p.n.
    Party shelter 4.5m x 4.5m by arrangement only £6.00 p.n.
    Gazebo 3 x 3m £4.50 p.n
    2-night minimum stay & 3 on August Bank Holiday 



  • Hot water sinks available after 17th May 

  • Hot water only to take back to your pitch to wash up. Just like to old camping days 

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  • 18 Electric Hookups:

  • Please see our electrical page as we are a rural site, so you must only use camping equipment whilst staying with us. Electrical safety Page



       Hiring a Fire Pit.

  • We offer 3 Options of Fire Pit hire.

  • Option 1 Includes the Firepit, a 3 kg bag of Dorset charcoal, Kindling wood, 1 net of logs, Eco Fire-lighters, and a Webber grill top to cook on. £33.00

  • Option 2 Includes the Firepit, Kindling wood, Fire-lighters, a net of logs £24.50

  • Option 3 You can bring your own, but strictly no Fire baskets, washing machine drums, only purpose-built solid bottomed pits and raised off of the ground. £6.00 fee to cover insurance and fire equipment.

  • Only seasoned wood may be burnt; no pallet wood, or offcuts of carpentry. Logs available to purchase in reception or the Honesty Shop when reception is shut.

  • All of the above are subject to our strict rules on the use of the fire pits

    Terms of Hire

  • When using any outdoor fire-pit make sure safety is your No 1 priority. Please familiarise yourself with the Fire Extinguishers on site.

  • Never leave a fire unattended and know how to use your fire safety equipment. Make sure your fire is out before going to bed at night even if it means filling a smouldering fire pit with water.

  • Don't sacrifice safety remember you are dealing with fire. Whenever a fire is lit there is a potential to cause damage to you, friends, family, your tent, caravan etc.

  • When starting any controlled fire, safety is the number one concern.

  • Do not tip ash around the campsite, this is a huge fire risk hazard, always use the metal containers provided.

  • Please always follow the safety instruction sheet supplied with your fire pit, only burn the seasoned wood provided.

  • Fire Hazard:-although very tempting, please do not try and create the biggest height of flames, our Fire pits are a safe size for our camp-site, so piling up logs too high creates a hazard as they may topple.

  • Strictly no going into the woods for firewood. We are under a woodland Management scheme. Thank You

  • Please read the above and accept our Terms before Hiring a Fire-Pit.


  • Our terms of BBQ use are covered in the fire pit hire, but please follow these simple rules for any other BBQ's

  • Disposal BBQ,s please do not use directly on our grass, bricks are available for your use.

  • Strictly no BBQ,s inside of tents, Carbon Monoxide kills.

  • Ash's only to be emptied in the metal bins provided.

  • BBQ use at least 3 meters away from tents, units.

  • Lastly please make sure they are fully extinguished before retiring to bed.

    How does this work?

  • This hire is for the duration of your stay, additional nets of wood logs, charcoal, fire-lighters, etc. can be purchased from reception.

  • Once booked we will deliver the fire-pit to your pitch, and set it up on the level ground and raised bricks, to ensure the heat does not conduct down to the grass. This must be at least 3 meters from your tent or caravan.

  • Always start your fire with the kindling wood, if you are cooking first, add your charcoal, the Dorset Charcoal ignites quickly, so no need for fire-lighters, this is ready to cook on in 15 minutes, this charcoal burns cleanly, and has a greater volume per Kg.

  • After you have enjoyed your BBQ, remove the grill top using tongs, (sorry not provided) allow to cool, then start to add the logs in a tripod fashion, this allows the air to circulate building up the heat in the center, then sit back, enjoy and relax by your Fire-pit, toast your Marshmallows, or make campfire biscuits !!