Crossways Caravan Club Site

Moreton, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8BE

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Motorhomes
  • Peaceful stays
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Crossways Club Site is an imaginatively landscaped destination set in the midst of 35 acres of lush woodland - ideal when touring in Dorset. Pitching is available in open groves, all of which are linked by a scenic snaking road. This makes for easy access around the caravan site, from the charmingly named Iron Horse Meadows to Poachers Paradise. If you want to leave the car behind for an excursion or if you're simply a rail enthusiast, the railway is a five minute walk away.

There is a pleasant pub adjacent to Crossways Club Site, serving good food.  The caravan park is within convenient reach of a wealth of interesting attractions at the nearby town of Weymouth. Also close by is the harbour town of Poole, with its blue flag beaches and Lighthouse Arts Centre, and a short drive from the site brings you to the historic market town of Dorchester. From its glorious beach to the charming shops and wide selection of restaurants, there is something memorable to be had for everyone in the family.

Please note that this site has dry composting toilets, shower facilities are located in separate blocks.

Facilities on site ...

  • BBQs allowed: gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk from site
  • Dog walk on site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Gas
  • Late arrivals area with electric hook-up
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: poor
  • Wi-Fi

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Walking notes:

There are several public footpaths in the area. Visit Corfe Castle and walk the ridge towards Old Harry Rocks. Enjoy vistas over Poole Harbour, Swanage and towards the Isle of Wight. Walk along the beach at Swanage and return to Corfe by bus or on the Swanage Railway.

Check out our ViewRanger walk.

Supermarket notes:

The nearest are the Co-Op 0.5 miles and Sainsburys and Morrisons in Weymouth 7 miles.

 

Great savings on days out

Offers available to Club members

Offer image for: Insight Activities (Dorset) - Free activity
Offer image for: Dirt Karts - Bere Regis, Dorset - 10% discount
Offer image for: Teddy Bear Museum - Two for the price of one
Offer image for: Terracotta Warriors Museum - Two for the price of one
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Directions

Please only use these directions for the final approach due to restricted private access roads near the site. 

From East on A35: leave dual carriageway at Tolpuddle Ball junction via slip road (signposted Warmwell, Crossways, international caravan sign). In 25 metres at T-junction turn left; in 500 metres at T-junction turn right (signposted Warmwell, Crossways). The Site is on the left in 4 miles (500 metres past level crossing). Note there is a CL immediately after turning left, follow the road to the left past the CL entrance to reach the site. From West on A35: turn right off A35 Dorchester bypass onto A352 (signposted Wareham). In about 0.25 mile turn right at roundabout, then turn left at next roundabout (signposted Crossways). Within 2 miles at T-junction turn left under railway bridge; within 0.5 mile keep right (signposted Crossways). Take care at sharp right-left over level crossing. In about 2 miles at T-junction turn left onto B3390 (signposted Affpuddle). Continue over crossroads. Site on right within 500 metres.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
DT2 8BE
GPS:
Lat 50.699597 / Lon -2.312707
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OS field ref:
SY778889
OS map ref:
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Handbook map ref:
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Dorchester
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest park and ride: Dorchester and Weymouth
  • Nearest port: Poole (20 miles)
  • Nearest train station: Moreton
  • Park and ride within 5 miles
  • Shop within 1 mile
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Crossways Caravan Club Site
Stayed for six nights in October. Well located site, close to rail station, with good connections to Dorchester/Weymouth westbound and Southampton and beyond eastbound. Train noise an issue on the pitches near the line as drivers sound their horn approaching the level crossing. Showers a bit tired. Toilets kept very clean. Composting toilets ok but some campers neglect to close the toilet lid after use, which can leave an odour. Pleasant walk or cycle to Moreton. Tearoom and gardens worth a visit. Best discovery in the area was the chance finding of the tap-room of the Dorset Brewing Company in Crossways, about a mile walk from the site. They do brewery tours on a Friday afternoon and the tap-room/pub is open from 4pm until 10pm on Friday and Saturday afternoon. The barman was a friendly Aussie head brewer. Brilliant beers at a good price - highly recommended.

Colsi

Reviewed on 15/11/2021 22:46

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Crossways Caravan Club Site
We stayed here for the last three nights in October, before the site closed. The site has mainly grass pitches and many had been closed off due to the wet weather. We got lucky and found the last of the few hard standing pitches for our motorhome. I’m not sure we’d have been able to get on and off a grass pitch. The locator this site is perfect for exploring. We went to Weymouth, Studland and Swanage, all within easy reach. The Coop down the road is ideal as there is no shop on site. Shower facilities were great and appeared to be freshly refurbished. I didn’t use the compost loo as we used our own. To be honest I didn’t fancy it. The dog walk on site was good and we had a chuckle at the additional small dog area near the exit to the train station. Overall this site is lovely. Deer roam on the site along with squirrels and other wildlife. We were on the quarry side of the site but heard no noise to speak of. Neither could we hear the trains. The site is well cared for and we loved the way it’s broken up into small glades with a few pitches so that each feels quite secluded. Despite the fact that every night there was heavy rain and gales, quite terrible on the last night, we had a restful break and enjoyed this location very much.

SnowieJames

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Reviewed on 06/11/2021 18:10

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Crossways Caravan Club Site
A return visit to one of our favourite sites , yes, there is some triangle noise but not over intrusive, there is a Coop 15 minutes walk away which is on a pavement and flat , we don’t use the site facility’s so can’t comment on them , the site is set in woodland where the deer wonder through the site , we have never heard any noise from the quarry, this is a site that we use as a stop over as well as staying longer and always find something different in the area to visit

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Reviewed on 29/10/2021 19:40

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Crossways Caravan Club Site
Absolutely stunning location set in beautiful woodland and lots of wildlife activity. We found the site extremely peaceful and, to be honest, we didnt really notice the trains despite pitching next to the railway lines. Yes, they do sound the horns for the crossing but I guess the annoyance factor is down to the perception of the individual. It didn't bother us! Perfectly located for many local attractions and Dorchvegas (Dorchester) Thomas Hardy geeks will love the area as Max Gate is just down the road. Monkey World and Bovington museum right on the doorstep. Showers and toilets are separate due to the composting style loos but no hardship. Camp staff were extremely friendly and helpful. I will definitely stay here again.

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Reviewed on 28/10/2021 12:49

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Crossways Caravan Club Site
The site is in an attractive location - in a woodland setting; the pitches are beautiful; the ground level, and soft enough to drive pegs in and withdraw them easily; the facilities clean (not overly modern); and the showers warm... However, the trains.... my word! On arrival, we spotted the train track near certain pitches and asked about the train service. Reassured that trains were infrequent and stopped by 10p.m., we pitched in that area because of being told that it had the sunniest aspect - that much was true. Our awning was up by the time we first experienced the trains, otherwise we would probably have moved - there were several every hour, even more on Saturdays, but EVERY train hooted loudly as it approached the level crossing. Service started at 6:15a.m. and finished at 11:15p.m. It it certainly not a peaceful site, but if you're a deep sleeper or hard of hearing, it would be perfect. Location and facilities are perfect - such a shame you can't lift it and drop it half a mile away.

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Reviewed on 20/10/2021 10:39

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Telephone:
01305 852032

Site information

Remember, you only pay 12.5% VAT until 31 March 2022 on Club campsite prices! All you need to do is book your holiday as normal, and the discount will be applied to the appropriate rate when you pay on site.

With our campsites busier than ever right now, we'd really appreciate your support with a few things to help everyone have a safe and enjoyable stay. Please be mindful of site arrival times (as they do vary), keep children and pets close by and within sight, and ensure you keep your speed below 5mph. Thank you!

All internal shared facility areas, including toilet and shower blocks, wash up areas, laundry rooms, drying rooms and information rooms are now fully open, however in order to continue to protect our staff, we do still require social distancing, and the wearing of face coverings in our reception areas for the time being.