WHAT-A-VIEW CARAVAN SITE
Sturminster Newton is situated at the heart of the Blackmore Vale. This area is surrounded with gorgeous landscapes dotted with oak trees, arable fields and dairy farms. The River Stour divides the town in two and runs past the ancient Sturminster Mill, which is still working and makes an idyllic spot for a picnic.
The town centre offers The Exchange, which is a modern 300 seat performance venue hosting a range of fantastic shows all year round. There is no shortage of pubs, restaurants and coffee shops to choose from as well as a host of independent shops and convenience stores. The town provides a great base for exploring the wealth of attractions that Dorset has to offer. Whether you are popping in for a short stay or planning a long visit, Sturminster Newton is the perfect location for your Dorset holiday.
Festivals and Events
Annual Events Nearby
29 Apr - 01 May 2022: Teddy Rocks Festival :
Sun 8 May 2022: The Shaftesbury Festival of Food and Drink
May 2022: Blandford Georgian Fayre - cancelled
May 2022: The North Dorset Cycle Ride
17-18 Jun 2022: Dorset Midsummer Music Festival
26 - 30 Jul 2022: Dorset Opera Festival
6 & 7 Aug 2022 The Great Dorset Chilli Festival
17 Aug 2022: Gillingham and Shaftesbury Show
25-29 Aug 2022: The Great Dorset Steam Fair
Aug 2022: The Stock Gaylard Oak Fair
Sep 2022: The Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival
Local Walks & cycles
There are eight circular walks starting from Sturminster Newton and taking in the surrounding area. These walks range from 1.5 to 5.5 miles. Maps are available at the CL.
The North Dorset Trailway is a 14 mile (22.5 km) walking, cycling and horse riding route from Sturminster Newton to Spetisbury. For more info read here.
Shaftesbury and Gold Hill is a 3.5 mile loop trail located near Shaftesbury.
Where to eat & drink
Sturminster Newton has 3 pubs, 2 clubs a few restaurants and a great selection of cafes & tearooms, There are a number of take-away options including fish & chips, Indian, Japanese and a kebab shop. There are some lovely village pubs in the surrounding areas too. You won't go hungry here! The pubs are an easy 20 - 30 minute walk from the caravan site.
Fishing at Brickyard Farm, Bagber. Tel: 07970115825