Back of Beyond Touring Camping & Glamping Park

St Leonards, Dorset

Back of Beyond Touring Park is a relaxed, adult only caravan site set in 30 acres of beautiful Dorset countryside.

Owners Martin and Victoria have laid out over 100 pitches plus a wild camping area so that you can enjoy the woods, heathland, and wildlife lakes.

Everything about Back of Beyond Touring Park is welcoming and well cared for. The park is ideal for visiting the New Forest, Dorset Jurassic Coast, Poole Harbour, Bournemouth and Christchurch.

It’s also the ideal country retreat to return to in the evening.


Enjoy camping the easy way!  There’s plenty of choice at Back of Beyond with furnished glamping accommodation.

You’ll find a bed, basic furniture, electricity, heating and all you need for simple cooking and making hot drinks in the furnished accommodation:

  • Two dog friendly shepherd huts
  • A  luxury yurt
  • Three large pods
  • Two dog friendly lodges
  • A dog friendly, medium-sized pod

The two large shepherd huts and the yurt come with all the above features as well as wood burning stoves for that little bit of added magic.

Proudly awarded...

  • AA Gold Campsite 2018
  • Top 100 Regional Winner 2020, Dorset
  • Best Green Site 2020
  • David Bellamy Gold Award 2019/20
  • Top 100 Sites Finalist 2019
  • Trip Advisor 2018
  • 2019 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence
  • David Bellamy Gold Award 2018/19
  • David Bellamy Wildflowers Conservation
  • David Bellamy Bee Friendly Park
  • David Bellamy Woodlands Conservation
  • Premier Park 2020
  • Pitchup Customer Rating 9.6/10

Back of Beyond | Tranquil ParksOur Park Facilities

Back of Beyond Touring Park is set back from the road among woods, heathland, lakes and river, providing habitats for animals and spectacular bird-life.

Well behaved dogs are welcome. They must be on a lead around the pitches – but they can run free over 18 acres of woodland within secure park boundaries.

Touring caravan pitches are level, mostly well-drained, very firm grass and some are reinforced with matting. Most pitches have 10A electric hook-up with fresh water taps and waste water drains at frequent intervals.

We also have a beautiful woodland glade, Emmas Field, in a designated site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). This is ideal for campers who want to get closer to the wildlife. Dogs are not permitted in this area.

Back of Beyond Touring Park has three heated, high quality toilet and shower blocks with power-showers. There is also a ladies strip-wash cubicle, private/disabled shower room, hand-dryers, hairdryers and all the usual equipment.

Everything is free to use, open 24 hours and kept very clean.

The Reception shop is licensed and stocks essentials (including gas), such as local produce, eggs, local wines and beers, meat from an excellent local butcher and honey from the beehives on site. In the summer season you can order newspapers and fresh morning bakery. For other supplies, supermarkets and caravan and camping centres are nearby.

There are lots of local guides in the Information Hut and you can borrow a book or DVD  from our small library. The friendly staff are happy to help with any questions you may have.

Free WiFi is available.

Leisure Activities

Leisure activities on the park include a pitch & putt course, which is almost half a mile long if you laid the holes end to end! Then there’s the Boules pitch. Both are free to use and you can borrow clubs and balls from Reception. Rabbits, moles and squirrels add interest!

The two beautiful lakes and river are for wildlife. You can try your luck at fishing for free if you have a license but you need to understand that nature has provided some pretty efficient fisherman with herons and otters frequenting the site. For the dedicated angler, the Stour, Avon and specialist fisheries are nearby.

At the end of another great day in the New Forest or Dorset countryside, you’ll find a pub serving refreshments and food within a comfortable walk from the park.

A local specialist brings birds of prey and owls to visit on Saturday evenings in high season.

Visiting caterers

In the summer months you can enjoy fish & chips and pizza from mobile caterers. There are also occasional visits from a mobile bar and tastings by local breweries and wineries.

Activities and Local Attractions

Headline attractions are the New Forest and the  Jurassic Coast but there are many ways you can enjoy East Dorset! Try walking, cycling, horse-riding, fishing, bird-watching, natural history or just capturing the scenery in photographs.

Near to Back of Beyond Touring Park are the Moors Valley Country Park, Avon Heath Country Park, Hurn Forest and small shops. Collect your free guide to local cycle paths from reception.

A cycle ride or short drive takes you to the New Forest villages, Ringwood and Matchams Raceway, Stapehill Abbey Crafts and Gardens. The likes of Bournemouth Aviation Museum, Wimborne Minster are also nearby along with shopping centres, places to eat, entertainment, museums, boot sales and markets.

30-60 minutes’ drive will take you to any part of our stunning Dorset Coast from the Jurassic Coast Centre at Lulworth Cove to Durdle Door, Swanage and Corfe Castle. Also worth a visit are Wareham, Poole Harbour, Bournemouth’s beaches, Christchurch Harbour, Lymington (for Isle of Wight ferry), Buckler’s Hard and the Solent.

If you need to take a break from all this outdoor activity, there’s sightseeing and visitor attractions to enjoy too. Head to the many, lovely historic towns and cities at Bournemouth, Beaulieu, Winchester and Salisbury.

Other Dorset visitor attractions are Poole Pottery and Branksome China.

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Proprietor: Martin & Victoria Bowrey 

Address: 234A Ringwood Road East Moors Lane. St Leonards Ringwood, BH24 2SB 


Either click the map below or, click here for directions to Back-of-Beyond Touring Park.

Please Note:

1) We cannot accept arrivals after 19.00 or after dark ‘unless by prior arrangement’.

2) Please have £10.00 cash security barrier tag available on arrival.

3) Rock pegs are recommended pegs for tents and awnings.