Nature’s Playground

However you choose to play, your time at Burnbake can be as busy as you want it to be. There are a whole host of land and water based activities on our doorstep making the most of Purbeck’s natural features.

Adventure Sports

Adventure Sports

Adrenalin seekers can find plenty to test their nerves. There’s archery and shooting, climbing and abseiling, raft-building, kayaking, paddle boarding and power boating. Plus, quite literally at our front gate you will find the Burnbake Ropes Course, a challenging mix of zip wires and rope adventure high in the trees
Fore Adventures

Fore Adventure

With a love and passion for the great outdoors Jade & Dan and their helpful team of outdoor adventurers host two hour taster sessions to three day expeditions for all ages and abilities, getting closer to nature by sea kayak and paddle board and enjoying the fruits of natures larder through foraging and bushcraft workshops to give you the freedom and a sense of escapism for those precious hours or days you find yourselves here.
Join one of their signature Old Harry Rocks Kayaking trips, learn to stand up paddle board or enjoy a family or childrens adventure day with them! Head over to the website to see their upcoming events on the special events page or the daily list of adventures running on the calendar where you can see live availability and book your spaces directly. Pre-booking is essential, please drop in to reception or book directly online.
Bushcraft, Coasteering and outdoor adventure

Bushcraft, Coasteering and outdoor adventures

Exciting and exhilarating, Coasteering is one of the best ways to explore the Purbeck coastline. Qualified experts are right at your side as you expore caves, ride the swell and leap off sea-cliffs. Back on dry land, try your hand at Bushcraft, learning how to survive out in the wilderness foraging for food, lighting fires, and setting traps. and both offer coasteering and bushcraft together with a whole host of other outdoor adventures. Pre-booking is essential, please drop in to reception or book directly online.
Purbeck is cycling country


We’re delighted to be working in partnership with Cycle Experience to offer bike hire directly from our campsite. With beautiful bike trails on our doorstep including Studland beach, Purbeck Cider Farm, and Arne Nature Reserve, you can explore the local area from as little as £22 per day or £62 for a week when you stay with us. To book your cycling adventure, please visit our online booking system –  Burnbake Campsite & Lodges ( in advance of your stay. For more information, please contact Cycle Experience on 01590 624808 and quote ‘Burnbake Campsite’.

Purbeck is cycling country, with miles of safe, traffic-free riding through jaw dropping scenery – hilly in places, which makes for fantastic views, with plenty of flat trails too. Burnbake itself has 20 acres of woodland, great for kids to pedal around and explore.

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Burnbake fun and adventure - Golf


Consistently ranked among the top 100 courses in the British Isles by Golf World, the Isle of Purbeck Golf Club is set within a nature reserve where many rare plants and birds can be seen as you play a round.

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Burnbake fun and adventure - Horse Riding

Horse Riding

With sandy beaches, dunes, bracing cliff tops and 3000 acres of forest and heathland on our doorstep, we have teamed up with Studland Trekking Centre to offer some of the most stunning horse riding opportunities in the UK and, even better, there’s exclusive discounts for Burnbake Forest Lodge Guests!

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Fun and adventure - Studland Watersports

Studland Watersports

Studland Watersports, on the magnificent sands of Knoll Beach offer an expansive array of watersports equipment catering for all ages and abilities. Get on the powerboat for a sightseeing tour, hone your sailing and windsurfing skills or hire a pedaloe, canoe, stand-up paddleboard and a whole lot more besides. Studland Watersports are open every weekend (weather depending) from Easter bank holiday until Whitsun, then seven days a week through to the end of September. Mountain bike hire and Powerboatrides will be available through the winter for weekends and holidays.
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A summer stroll or winter ramble. A walk in the Purbecks is a natural wander – and a natural wonder.

Burnbake lies at the heart of some of the most spectacular walks in the country, miles and miles of them in the surrounding forests and lowland heath.
With towering sea cliffs, rolling hills, nature reserves, dunes and sandy beaches, the Isle of Purbeck has an amazing variety of landscapes and some awe-inspiring views along its 37 miles of paths and bridleways.

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Tasty Purbeck

Locally farmed meat, fish fresh from the sea, artisan breads and kitchen garden fruit & veg. Purbeck fare is nothing short of mouth watering.

Talented chefs, bakers and farmers have put Dorset well and truly on the culinary map. Sumptuous picnics can be packed and BBQs stacked with fresh local produce from urban farm shops, butchers, fishmongers, markets and food festivals.

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