Warning! A trip to ancient Cerne Abbas may leave you with a mammoth yearning to never leave: the Dorset village has been described as the ‘Britain’s most desirable village’ to live among the UK's scenic many. It’s six miles from Dorchester, minutes from the Jurassic Coast and, most famously, is where the 180ft Cerne Abbas Giant doth dwelleth high up on the hillside. (Yes, the naughty giant with no sense of shyness.)
Within strolling distance of Cerne Abbas is the mightily convenient Giants Head Caravan & Camping Park, a family and dog-friendly site over three and a half acres with grassy pitches, immense views over the Dorset countryside and thumping good access to the best of Dorset.
Coast and countryside coast walks as well as treasure trails literally start within steps of the pitches: Giants Head has several planned walks straight from the park, and runs Treasure Trails Dorset directly from it so intrepid guests can pick up one or two of the 50+ trail packs and take off on the hunt for hidden gems. Sounds like a towering amount of fun...
As befits its location, everything at Giants Head is kept nicely natural – think mature trees, hedgerows and trim lawns; and the level to gently sloping pitches vary between secluded, perched over views, shady or open (there's also a special tail-wagging area for campers with canines). All parts of the park are well-drained and a hard road leads to pitches.
Amenities include showers, hand basins, laundry and washing-up areas; the park doesn't have a shop, but a well-stocked village store, a tearoom and three pubs are in Cerne Abbas just over a mile away.