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Reviews of Woodyhyde Campsite

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Woodyhyde Campsite
Valley Road
Corfe Castle
Dorset   (Browse area)
BH20 5HU
Tel: 01929 480274
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Pitches: 160
Open: 01/03/2021 to 31/10/2021
           

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 187 Reviews
                8/10 from 187 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome 
Facilities
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   No Laundry   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge    Motorhome Point   Wifi Access 
 Shop On Site   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway <1 mile 
Activities
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing <1 mile   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding <1 mile   No Cycle Hire   Golf <1 mile   No Tennis 
 Beach <1 mile   Watersports <1 mile   Boat Launch / Mooring <5 miles 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <1 mile  No Dog Walk 

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Date of Visit: May 2010 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Jenclarke 16 reviews from this member

 Some flat pitches, some not. Pitches not marked which resulted in some people camping far too close, though this was over the Whitsun Holiday / Half Term week.

Free showers inadequate at busy times, sometimes cold - there were 4 ladies I think, maybe there were 5 - don't know about the men's. Toilets and basins adequate. The facilities, though old, were kept very clean. Expect a big queue for washing up.

Very noisy late at night and early morning, the curfew times are not observed or enforced. Some people were still being very noisy at 1.00 am. Lot of children kicking balls around and playing next to tents, parents at fault here, not the camp site. Could do with an area for children to play rather than annoying other campers.

One thing I found annoying, when the grass was mown it was not collected which resulted in a lot of soggy wet grass being walked into the facilities and tent, then when it dried out, dry grass everywhere.

Didn't find the person in the shop / booking in very helpful. You get what you pay for and this was fine for me, 6 per night, 1 tent, 1 person. 


Date of Visit: July 2009 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Fishing family!! 5 reviews from this member

 We have been to this campsite every year for the past 3 years. It's an excellent place to go with little one's (especially ones who love trains!)

The site is very big and well laid out, there is only a small number of electrical hook ups, but if you're happy with no electric you can pitch right by the track, which our son adores!

The facilities do leave a lot to be desired, but they are functional.

If the loos and showers were updated, this would indeed be the best site we've visited.

Excellent :) 


Date of Visit: September 2009 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: MMS3 3 reviews from this member

 Good site, quite impressed with it really, gets a bit of road noise at night but nothing too bad.

As already said the toilets/showers/washing up facilities could do with being updated and enlarged. 3 showers in the gents for 100+ tents! Field 3 appears much quieter than both the other fields. Field 3 doesn't get the sun in the morning if you pitch up by the farside hedge ;)

Harmans Cross station is 15 minutes away over the fields, footpath access in far right corner of Field 1. (footpath is buggy-able but has a few stiles to get over) meant we needn't have to drive and could get the train into Swanage or Corfe. 


Date of Visit: August 2009 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Ba1leys 1 review from this member

 Having read all the other reviews, decided to book this site mainly on the merit of having the railway running alongside (ideal for a train mad Grandpa and his two grandsons) and weren't disappointed. What a great site, arrived on Saturday lunchtime, and there was plenty of space to choose from. Field 1 is on a bit of a slope but commands the best views of the trains and only a minutes walk to the shower block, the other two fields are slightly flatter. OK, there's only one washing up sink, but like everyone else, we just boiled a kettle. The shower block was clean and given it was the height of the school holidays, we never had to queue for the showers! The kids loved this site and not just for the railway. There are a couple of small wooded areas where they made camps and a rope swing. There are also footpaths to Corfe Castle and Harmans Cross Station (where you can get a train to Swanage). All in all we'd highly recommend this site and will certainly be returning next year. 


Date of Visit: August 2009 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Lpeedy 24 reviews from this member

 This is quite a large site split over 3 fields. It got very busy - probably due to the fact it is very cheap - but still had plenty of room. There are lots of toilets and enough showers although in order to get any hot water you need to make sure you get to the showers first! The one washing up sink is completely insufficient and had a permanent queue.

There is a pleasant walk to Corfe Castle - mostly over the fields - which is signed. It takes less than 30 minutes. Corfe Castle village itself is lovely. There are 3 pubs but the best one is by far the Greyhound. If you go to the beer garden at the back you look straight out onto the ruins of the castle. It is also very dog friendly - it even had dog biscuits on the bar!

The Steam Railway goes directly past the campsite - the closest stops are Corfe Castle and Harmans Cross. It is lovely to see the steam engines during the day but be warned that in the evening the steam engines are replaced by diesel engines and run until quite late.

The site is well located for visiting some great places in the area. Swanage is a nice little seaside town that does boat trips to Poole. It is also the last stop for the train. Lulworth Cove is beautiful and has a lovely short walk over the cliff to Durdle Door.

Overall the site is a good base and cheap but basic and busy. 

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Date of Visit: August 2009 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Ali.john 2 reviews from this member

 Stayed for 8 nights in the run up to the bank holiday weekend, 12 per night for 2 adults, quite busy when we got there but were lucky to get a good pitch at the top of field 3 which is dog free, up against the hedge gave some shelter from the wind! by the holiday weekend the site was packed, with quite a few large groups, meaning a bit of noise in the evenings but not too bad!

The facilities are basic, still only one washing up sink for hundreds of pitches but we just washed up at the tent, not a problem! plenty of stand pipes dotted about, site shop had most things you would need including cheap ice block re-freezing after 2 deposit per block.The shower and toilet block was cleaned every day but did get a little grubby due to the no. Of people, plenty of free hot water but we did shower early.

Great pubs and good food nearby, but not really within easy walking, a couple of miles to nearest pub, but there is a local steam train station within walking distance which runs to Corfe castle or to Swanage.

No play area if you have kids!

Overall a good value site, but does get v. Busy! 


Date of Visit: August 2009 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Melly72 2 reviews from this member

 Turned up for a 5 night stay on the spur of the moment. Staff very helpful and friendly. Despite the notice saying they were full they allowed us in.Actually there were plenty of spaces.

Great location- good walks. 4 miles to Swanage- although there are no visible walking routes to Swanage it can be done going up to Downshay onto Langton Matravers and then directly to Swanage. Also 2 miles(ish) to Corfe Castle and 2 miles to Worth Matravers.

The shop sells everything you need. I think you could turn up with nothing (bar a tent) and find eveything you needed in there fo0r a few nights away.

There is only one wash sink but we boiled the kettle and washed at our tent.

Showers are free.

3 fields to choose from- 2 allow dogs.

Steam train runs past field 1.

Very cheap to stay. For me and my son it was 9 per night. Bargain!

We will definitely go back but will prob this time camp nearer to others. 


Date of Visit: August 2009 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Camptastic06 1 review from this member

 We visited over the bank holiday weekend so saw this campsite when it was full to capacity and the facilities were most in demand. I can imagine it would be a completely different place if not so busy.

Firstly, the positive points:

1. The option of a dog free field.

2. Plenty of flat pitches.

3. Freedom to pitch wherever you want (also a negative!)

4. A well stocked shop with plenty of local information.

5. Well placed for visiting masses of places.

6. Lots of recycling bins.

7. Low prices.

And secondly the negatives:

1. queues for showers.

2. Toilets were clean but messy (loo roll all over the floor)

3. Only one washing up place for the whole campsite.

4. Freedom to pitch wherever you want - some people pitched very close to other tents.

5. Lots of large groups over bank holiday weekend so quite noisy.

Overall, this is a cheap campsite and in terms of facilities, you get what you pay for so can't really complain. 


Date of Visit: August 2009 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: OldGrockle 4 reviews from this member

 We had a lovely stay at Woody Hyde and will definitely return next time. We stayed in the top (dog free) field, at the top which gave lovely views across the valley and of the steam trains. Corfe castle is only 1 1/2 mile walk and the steam train station in 1/2 mile in the other direction. Site is easy to find and the track to it is decent and fairly wide.

It is great for children - there are 'secret' wooded areas with a stream and little paths that the children can explore and, even when the site was full, there was plenty of space to run around and play ball games.

As others have said, 1 washing up sink is not really adequate but you can make do for a couple of days. The showers were fairly grotty, even at 7:30 in the morning (mid-week), when there was a queue, no hot water and mud all over the cubicles. Again, it's fine for a couple of nights but is very basic. 


Date of Visit: August 2009 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: LK103 10 reviews from this member

 Stayed for 10 days and as always had a great time.Weather was wet n windy,hot n sunny so made use of the terrific variety of things to do.Site was busy as the carnival was on in Swanage but still plenty of room for all.At 6 pppn with hot water and loos,it's excellent value.Would recommend a walk up the hill towards the Matravers in the evening to watch the deer,buzzards etc in the adjoining fields but be quiet.Enjoying a late night coffee with something medicinal in outside the tent watching the shooting stars is a must too!Only negatives are people moaning about the single wash up sink(we always do it at the tent) and no one waving back from the steam train!can't wait to return. 


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