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.

 

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Directions

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:
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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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Fabulous friendly site where staff go above and beyond.

We had a 6 night stay at this site over the October Half term. We found the site staff so welcoming from the start. They were battling against heavy rains which had resulted in the closure of certain pitches but there was plenty of advice on where best to pitch and regular checks to make sure everyone was Ok, with flexibility on where to park to ensure you weren’t in the mud. During the week we visited Wareham Forest and managed to lose our dog which was very traumatic. However the wardens couldn’t have been more helpful printing posters off for us and putting them in plastic wallets because of the weather, as well as delivering them to our caravan. All this well after the time they should have been “open” for assistance. We can’t thank them enough. The posters and help of the local community (equally fabulous) meant we got our boy back the next day. We love this area and the site itself is charming. We spotted several deer and the kids loved playing in the wooded areas. Don’t be put off by the compost toilets. The cleanest, freshest smelling facilities we have seen in a long time! We will definitely return.
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First visit and now my favourite campsite

I found this campsite by chance whilst looking to stay near the sculpture lakes at Pallington. I booked two nights but could happily have stayed all week. Please don’t be put off by the composting toilets. The cubicles are spacious and spotlessly clean. There is no smell at all. The only difference is that you don’t need to flush (or brush), and there is absolutely no risk from toilet plume. There is a railway crossing close by and yes you do hear the trains and the horn blast as the train approaches the crossing, but it is not intrusive and it did not wake me during the night. The plus side to this is that the station is a leisurely ten minute walk with trains to Weymouth, Dorchester, Wareham and Poole etc. so no need to drive or worry about parking. I did see deer on the site, it wasn’t a problem, and as with any wild animal, you must give them space. There were notices reminding people not to feed them. The pitches are set in small clearings surrounded by woodland and there are plenty of clearings to choose from. This gives the feeling that you are on a very small site with many campers totally hidden from view. The site wardens do a fantastic job here, and you will be assured of a very warm welcome.
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Something to consider when visiting this pretty site

This lovely site is prettily laid out with a variety of small areas in a beautiful wooded setting. Over the years we have had many very happy trips here. Not this year. I’m still not sure if I can bring myself to go there again just yet... I love this site and by all means please do give it a go, but after reading the several reviews mentioning the attractive deer roaming on site I feel I should point out my experience: Sadly last year my (adult) daughter and I experienced a traumatic and (honestly) totally unprovoked attack from a doe as we walked closely past her whist chatting to each other unawares. To my shock and stunned disbelief the doe suddenly ran and attacked me, knocking me to the ground. The attack was severe and fairly prolonged before I was rescued, I don’t want to go into detail but I still have a noticeable scar on my back to this day. Really, This is NOT an alarmist deterrent to visit this lovely site. Something like this could happen in many places and I certainly intend to go back to Crossways one day. But amongst all these reviews mentioning deer, It is a warning and reminder that wild animals are just that, and should be admired from a respectful distance. I believe the doe was behaving unnaturally due to duress (the site was very busy and she may have had a fawn nearby). The Club were made aware of the incident and have, I understand, put up signs. They have also since ceased the selling of deer food (really! ) on-site. But please just remember that in all lovely sites close to nature, wild animals are unpredictable, not tame, and admire these pretty deer from a safe, respectful distance.

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Very peaceful site

I have to say that this is probably one of the prettiest sites that CAMC have. It is a very unusual site and due to its situation I can understand why there is a dry compost toilet, not to my taste, but nonetheless I understand why. I also understand that they want the windows in the shower blocks open but this does mean that I had to share my shower with an endless supply of daddy long legs, what looked like large mosquitoes and a few spiders. What I don't understand is why shower curtains have to be removed from the shower cubicle (there is also a door on the cubicle though but your stuff does get splashed) and from the privacy cubicles (no doors on these so really unusable). I know the reason will be because of Covid but not sure why. The shower block (one closest to the office) is old and in real need of modernisation/refurbishment just decent quality shower heads would help. These facilities were very disappointing. The other major issue is the lack of lighting on site it really is almost pitch black and difficult to navigate around once dark. On speaking to other people staying there they too raised the issue of poor site lighting and shower facilities and was told the site is only leased and CAMC are reluctant to invest any money in the site. I don't know if true or not but if it is the case then I feel the fees should be adjusted accordingly but more importantly standards should be maintained for members regardless of the status of ownership of the site. The wardens are very nice, the site is different to other CAMC sites but couldn't help being a little disappointed with some aspects of the site. The train station is very close and the local pub Frampton Arms is great, excellent food and staff.

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Lovely Quirky Site

We have just as a lovely few days at Crossways, what a lovely site. Spacious pitches, service points were ideally situated for each area. Facilities clean, staff really friendly, cannot fault the site at all. We will be back. The added bonus of the deer wandering around the site was a great sight. We visited the Sculptures by the Lake a beautiful sculpture park, it is just a few minutes away.
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01305 852032

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Unfortunately this Club campsite will be closed for the remainder of 2020.

Why not book now for 2021? Only pay 5% VAT until March 2021. A 12.5% reduction on all published prices will be applied to your booking when you arrive and pay for your stay on site.