Forton House Campsite

Camping for CAMC members

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  • If you are thinking about booking one or more pitches please email peterdenning@hotmail.com or call to check availability direct by phoning 07928 345415

  • We are not currently taking deposits, payment is on day of arrival

Why stay here ...

Forton House is a quiet and peaceful site in a perfect area for walking and relaxation. 

As Club members ourselves we have tried to create a site which is the sort of place we would love to stay at and we are always keen to hear how we can improve the site, which has developed over six years from your feedback.

  • A large level site with enough room for all 5 visitors to have hard standings or grass, whatever is preferred. All pitches are long, so we can cater for large motorhomes.

  • Dogs very welcome with walks nearby.

  • A very peaceful and quiet site with no traffic noise.

  • A bus service gives access to neighbouring towns leaving every 2 hours for a day out on foot.

  • Cyclists can link up with the Sustrans national cycle network, route 33 just 1 mile away.

  • Electric Hook-ups are high output 16A. All pitches are fully serviced.

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Option of hardstanding or grass pitch. All have fully serviced pitches with individual water supply, 16 amp Electric Hook-up and water waste point



Shower room


Spacious power shower on site, free to use

Walking for you...and your dog


The area is packed with beautiful walks with stunning views, past historic houses or through woods. OS Explorer map available

Chard walk (wheel and push-chair friendly) 1.75 miles
Chard walk (wheel and push-chair friendly) 2 miles
Chard walk 4 miles
Chard walk 5 miles
Chard walk 5.5 miles
Chard walk 6.5 miles
Chard walk 7.5 miles
Combe St Nicholas walk 6.75 miles
Tatworth walk 3 miles
Tatworth walk 3 miles
Tatworth walk 4 miles
Tatworth walk 4 miles
Tatworth walk 5 miles
Tatworth walk 6 miles
Thorncombe walk 2.2 miles
Thorncombe walk 2.3 miles
Thorncombe walk 2.4 miles
Thorncombe walk 3.1 miles
Thorncombe walk 3.4 miles
Thorncombe walk 4 miles



Just one mile to Sustrans route 33 where a disused railway line takes you to Ilminster and beyond, past Chard reservoir and historic WW2 landmarks

Close to the coast


Lyme Regis, Seaton and Charmouth are all within 30 minutes drive

Local attractions

South Somerset offers everything from air and vehicle museums to indoor climbing, fishing and golf to historic houses .



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Optional grass pitch

Optional grass pitch

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Somerset Cider Tours


Somerset Cider Brandy Co

Burrow Hill Burrow Way, Kingsbury Episcopi, Martock TA12 6BU

01460 240782

Sheppy's Cider Farm Shop

Three Bridges, Bradford-on-Tone, Taunton TA4 1ER

01823 461233

WW2 sites


"Taunton Stop line" and defences  are abundant in the local area

Market Towns


Markets take place in Chard Saturday morning, Crewkerne farmers market 3rd Saturday in the month and Axminster Country Market, local traders at the Masonic Hall.



Cricket St Thomas Golf Club

Chard TA20 4DG

01460 30231

Horse Riding 


Woodhouse farm, Hawkchurch, Axminster EX13 5UF

07977 381379

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"This must be up there with the best CLs we have visited in our 40 years in the Club."

"Would definitely recommend this site and would definitely return. Nothing to fault it."