The Great Outdoors: Dorset and Devon

A few weeks ago we packed up the car and headed South to Dorset and Devon for 4 days of freedom/relaxation.

A while ago, I found a website with a variety of ‘festival like campsites’ and instantly loved the look of Eweleaze Farm near Weymouth. It opens for one month in August ever year and it honestly the best and most exciting campsite I’ve stayed in.

Not only did we have an incredible view from our tent pitch, but you could choose where you put your tent, in one of 5 fields. The farm has an on site bakery, shop with fresh meat to cook on a BBQ, a stonebake pizza van, barn restaurant and LOTS of animals to visit (maybe my favourite part). There’s something about camping that I’ve always loved, you can go wherever, you don’t need much and it’s so cheap!

Eweleaze Farm campsite is perfect for anyone – families, couples or a group of friends; and all in the perfect location. It includes its own private pebbled beach, which if the weather was nicer, would have been incredible to spend hours on. Weymouth was a short 15 minute drive away in one direction and Durdle Door 15 minutes in the other direction.

I’ve become a bit of an obsessive walker recently and I just love getting out and exploring new walks, so Durdle Door was just the beginning of it on our trip. It has two beautiful bays, surrounded by hills and greenery it was just stunning!

After 2 nights in Dorset, we made our way down to Torquay, Devon to stay in a hotel for a night. My favourite part of the trip led us on another long walk, and some stunning views! The best thing about walking and exploring the outdoors is you will find so many places and views that aren’t visible to someone just driving by – they’re almost like a reward. Every path that looked like it was coming to an end, turned another corner, went higher up the cliff.

We eventually reached a beautiful beach with canoeing, body boarding and paddle boarding. I want to try paddle boarding so badly, it’s a great core workout and looks so much fun to do with a group of friends. I think this is something maybe to do abroad though rather than in the ice cold seas of England…

If you live in England and haven’t visited Dorset or Devon before – seriously, go there. With half decent weather you don’t feel like you’re in England, the views are stunning and a constant surprise and with so many places to explore, it makes a great workout. I now just need to find some new long walks in Hertfordshire, that I haven’t yet discovered!

GL xx

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