Wild Camping

Adopting the pace of nature and its patience.

Birchbark Events is situated in Southover Woods in addition to all the activities and events you can also extend your stay and put what you have learnt into practice by camping in the woods too.

Southover offers a unique holiday experience in beautiful woods and meadows with nearly wild camping in Dorset in 12 well secluded pitches. Keeping life simple and looking after the environment are central to the ethos of the woods.

The woodlands extend to over 60 acres with 2 adjoining meadows, nestled in the South Dorset countryside. Only 20 minutes from the Jurassic coast, and connected by numerous bridleways and footpaths to both local and national walks, it is perfectly positioned for a wonderful break.

Southover Woods have a range of indivdual pivate pitches available for booking when you are selecting your choosen event or activity. The pitches range in size from small indivdual two person sites through to our largest site Tenders which can accommodate up to 20 people and has a Yurt for that added comfort.


Large Groups

We have 3 large well spaced out pitches away from other campers ideal for large groups wanting to make a bit more noise without disturbing other campers with an essence of party in mind. We want large parties to appreciate that they can have fun, engage and enjoy time together in the woods.



Southover Woods and camping is a family run business and we have created several camping pitches specfically with families in mind. We want to inspire families to get back into nature to reconnect and refresh together.All our wild camping pitches have different geographical and ecological features giving the children their very own nature’s playground.


Small Groups

We have created wild camping with meaning, encouraging couples and smaller groups to reconnect with nature and boost their wellbeing. Our camping experience will help you feel grounded and refreshed surrounded with nature. Wild camping is no longer offered in many places but we believe in sharing what beauty can be found in our woods.


Bell Tent Hire

You can make the experience even easier; bring your ground mats and sleeping bags and we will pitch bell tents for you prior to your arrival! Bell tents cost £40 per night for a minimum of 2 nights and can accommodate up to 4 people. Bell tents can be booked on check out, please note there is limited availability a single bell tent can be booked on checkout – for multiple tents please contact us directly.