Additional all-purpose pitches at Dorset holiday park, for the 2021 season


Monkton Wyld Holiday Park, three miles from Charmouth in Dorset and close to Lyme Regis, have been busy preparing nine new pitches for the 2021 season.

Over the years the site owners have experimented with various surfaces that are acceptable to both tent and caravan users. Having discovered about three years ago the perfect solution they have now surfaced another nine pitches which will accept all types of units.

These all-purpose hardstanding pitches are suitable for tents, caravans and motorhomes and come with 16-amp electric hook-ups. These pitches have proved a real success for guests needing extra room or a surfaced pitch that is suitable for tents. The pitches are a minimum of 8m x 6m (some are larger) to accommodate all sizes and shapes of tents.

The reason they do this is because once a groundsheet has covered up the grass for a week then that grass without sunlight will die. This results in less and less grass on the pitch as the season progresses and eventually, in a spell of bad weather, mud.

With these all-purpose pitches everyone can be happy. They can step out onto a dry clean surface but with plenty of grass surrounding the pitch for toddlers and dogs to enjoy if ground conditions afford this.