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

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:
194
Handbook map ref:
G2

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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Woodland paradise

As new members, our first stay on a Club site. Crossways has set the bar high for other sites! How lovely to have small pockets for pitches amongst woodland, rather than regimented rows. A real back to nature experience with sightings of deer, squirrels and other wildlife, birdsong daytime and owls hooting at night. Very environmentally friendly site using dry compost toilets, surprisingly looked just like normal toilets, with no need to flush. Just a few minutes walk to the station for our trip to nearby Dorchester, an interesting town with lots of lovely architecture, river walk, pleasant park (excellent playground for children, though none with us this time!), museums, individual shops and good choice of coffee shops and restaurants /pubs. Local CoOp provided all our supplies at reasonable prices and was a 15 minute walk along the road. Even though we had torrential rain the first 24 hours, the 'grass' site was not waterlogged. Our stay wasn't long enough to take advantage of local walks, bike rides, eating in the nearby Frampton Arms (heard good reports from others about it), or take the train to Weymouth. Great place where you can go sightseeing using public transport, another environmentally friendly tick for the site!

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Wonderful woodland site

We had a fabulous stay here in May. Big 'Thank you' to wardens Chris and Tom who sorted out our last minute booking and gave us a friendly welcome after a rather problematic journey. This is a lovely site and we would definitely make a return visit.

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Gladed retreat

Stayed for seven nights at the beginning of June and had a lovely relaxing time amongst the beautifully landscaped and gladed areas on the site. The trains do have a proclivity to sound their horns but it's historically a safety feature as the crossing near the site is single barrier only, and yes, some people are that stupid to try and cross when the barriers are down, but it's not that onerous that it detracts from the fantastic setting you are in. Facilities were kept spick and span, staff were friendly and helpful and I did see a deer on site but sadly for me in one of the other locations as I was actually leaving the site to move on. Having said that, there are plenty of cheeky chappies to keep you amused in the shape of squirrels who finished my entire bag of peanuts for wild birds, and the crows who appear to happily give you a symphony of ca-caws upon tasting the buttered croissants from the bird table (what do you mean you don't buy croissants for the birds?!) as well as the usual array of robins, finches, blackbirds and sparrows to serenade your days if you stay on site. As one reviewer has already said the train station is ideally placed for trips to Weymouth and Dorchester (both worth a day out) and all in all the stay was very pleasant. Have already booked another three nights stay for later in the month as I criss-cross the southern coastline.

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Our recent stay

We visit this site every time we go to Dorset. It is quiet and clean. The staff are very friendly and do their utmost to make your stay enjoyable. We have just had to return home from the Crossways Caravan & Motorhome Club site, Dorset after my wife was advised by Drs at Dorchester Hospital.  We would like to personally praise wardens Christine and Tom for their help on the night of 9/6/21. I had to call for an ambulance for my wife at midnight and notified Christine & Tom of this at the time and they both were very helpful, Tom waited at the gate to allow the ambulance entry to the site and Christine came to the pitch immediately and did her best to help us cope with the situation until Tom and the ambulance arrived at the pitch. The ambulance took my wife to A&E and I picked her up in the morning then we came home, everything is OK now.  We cannot give Christine & Tom enough praise for their care and help at this time. THANK YOU both. Rich & Pauline  Can you forward a copy of this to Christine & Tom please.
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Not your usual club site

We were due to arrive early Friday evening but due to a situation out of our control it looked as we would not arrive until at least 8pm when the office closed. We called ahead to say we were on our way and dependant on BH traffic we may be a little late. Not to worry they said we will stay open for your arrival. That was a relief!. That made us feel relaxed to start the weekend off with.We we arrived we were informed that due to the high amount of rain in May they were needing to allocate pitches as some were not suitable. It was a busy BH weekend ahead of the half term so we had the last pitch available. This happened to be on what was normally one of their seasonal pitches which is close to the railway line. The problem was that due to the level crossing, the trains sounded their horns each time they approached. Being the main Weymouth to London line this occurred between the hours of 7am and 11pm each day. This also was an issue for one of my children that due to autism they were very sensitive to loud noises. The site in itself is beautiful, set out in little glades where vans are parked. Deer visit the site often and even during the day we stood and watched a deer looking at us as we walked our dog. The location is handy for visiting much of Dorset and with Moreton train station only a few minutes a walk away, it meant that this could be used to go to Dorchester or Weymouth quite easily if you did not want to take the car. The wardens were very friendly and always greeted you with a smile. The site was clean and even the composting loo's were not so terrifying as i initially thought! The wrist-band entry process for toilet and showers entry worked well though some did forget to remove their wristbands from the hooks, so a call into the building to as how many were there was occasionally required. We walked to Moreton Village one afternoon down country lanes and found a wonderful Walled Garden that was open to the public with sculptures in the grounds, lovely tea rooms, small farm yard and play area. Next to the gardens was the churchyard where TE Lawrence was buried as his home Clouds Hill is a little further on. From Moreton you can pick up the Lawrence Trail to reach Clouds Hill. To join the trail: with the church on your right and Moreton Tea Rooms on your left follow the lane onto the unmade track which leads to a footbridge over the River Frome Overall we had a lovely weekend and we would return to Crossways but we would need to be in a location that is away from the trainline,
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Telephone:
01305 852032

Site information

This campsite is now open. Based on the latest Government guidance, we are pleased to be able to open toilets, showers and shared washing and cleaning facilities operated in line with Government guidelines.

Remember, you only pay 5% VAT until 30 September 2021, then 12.5% VAT from 1 October 2021 to 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.