/ swanage camping

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nikinko - on 01 May 2014
Is anyone able to give me a pointer for camping in Swanage? complicated by the fact that I'm going down at late spring bank holiday and only for the sunday night. Mates are all staying at Burnbake Farm, but they are charging 40.00 for the long weekend, even if I'm only staying 1 night.

anyone know any small campsites where I'm likely to be able to turn up and pitch on sunday evening? or point me to any wildcamp spots? obviously I'll be in late and up and out early.

Thanks

Nikki
GrahamD - on 01 May 2014
In reply to nikinko:

Tomsfield is the place I always camp at - it walking distance to most of the Swanage cliffs
nikinko - on 01 May 2014
In reply to GrahamD:

thanks. yes I've stayed there before. I'm a bit concerned that by sunday night they might not have a space for me though as it's bank holiday weekend, and some of the larger sites are saying I can only stay for minimum 2 nights.

N
CurlyStevo - on 01 May 2014
In reply to nikinko:

Ring Tom's field they normally seem pretty accommodating to me.
jezb1 - on 01 May 2014
In reply to nikinko:

Try here, prob cheaper than 40 a night... http://www.allnatt.co.uk/alnatt_hostel.htm
Fatclimber - on 01 May 2014
In reply to nikinko:

Tom's field is always space dependent and they don't take bookings. But if there is room I'm sure they will let you in. I am planning to be there all weekend so can tell you if they are full.
Richard White on 01 May 2014
In reply to nikinko:

For only one night how about wild camping / bivvying? Provided you are discreet I don't see a problem with that.

If the weather is ok, you only need a bivvy bag and sleeping bag to crash out somewhere quiet for the night.

Rich.
johncoxmysteriously - on 01 May 2014
In reply to Richard White:

Exactly; doss in that little quarry above Guillemot, for instance.

jcm
The Ivanator - on 01 May 2014
In reply to johncoxmysteriously:

Just don't roll over too many times in the night!
Richard White on 01 May 2014
In reply to The Ivanator:

> Just don't roll over too many times in the night!

If they do they shouldn't be hungry!

http://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/t.php?n=556337


Iain McKenzie - on 01 May 2014
In reply to nikinko:

Because of the issues with Toms and not being able to book, I have started using Acton Field which is almost next to Toms, has toilets & showers but doesn't have a shop but is considerably cheaper and a van comes round in the morning, toms is a 5 minute walk across the field and you still have access to the climbing...

http://www.actonfieldcampsite.co.uk/
nikinko - on 02 May 2014
In reply to Iain McKenzie:

Thanks, wildcamp spots are very much an option. Will try the acton one too.
the sheep - on 02 May 2014
In reply to nikinko:

As an alternative you could try here, not much more expensive than some campsites and you get breakfast (cerial toast etc)
http://www.swanageauberge.co.uk/

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