WHEN it comes to holidaying in Dorset, you cannot go wrong with camping.

Whether you're pitching a tent, hooking up a caravan or piling into a motorhome, there's arguably no better way to experience the great outdoors.

With that in mind, we've been looking at the best places to stay by finding out the top 10 highest-rated campsites in Dorset, according to Tripadvisor.

The ranking was decided by the highest rated sites on Tripadvisor, based on reviews left by travellers.

10) Bagwell Farm Touring Park

This popular venue has been welcoming visitors to Chickerell near Weymouth for many years, and is rated 4.5 out of 5 from 384 reviews.

9) Wareham Forest Lodge Retreat

Situated in Holton Heath, Wareham, this site is rated 4.5 out of 5 from 264 reviews.

8) Monkton Wyld Holiday Park

Located in Charmouth, West Dorset, the campsite is rated as 4.5 out of 5 from 204 reviews.

7) Back of Beyond Touring Camping & Glamping Park

This site can be found at East Moors Lane, St Leonards, and is rated 4.5 out of 5 with 538 reviews.

Set in 30 acres of Dorset countryside, the adult-only park has its own wildlife lakes and woodlands. Dogs are welcome to stay on most of the touring pitches and in the glamping shepherd huts, wooden lodges and smaller pod.

6) South Lytchett Manor Caravan and Camping Park

The popular camping site has attracted a 4.5 rating out of 5 from 1,007 reviews, with high praise for its location, cleanliness, service and value.

One review states: “Another lovely stay at this wonderful park, as usual, it was in pristine condition with the shower and toilet blocks lovely and clean.

“All the staff were excellent as usual.”

5) Meadowbank Holidays

The Christchurch camping site is rated 5 out of 5 from 213 reviews, and has been described as ‘excellent’ by guests.

4) Higher Moor Farm

The family-friendly holiday park in Weymouth is rated 5 out of 5 from 575 reviews, thanks to its ‘helpful staff, a stunning location and spotless facilities’.

3) Pineapple Farm Holidays

Nestled in Salwayash near Bridport, this site is rated 5 out of 5 from 141 reviews.

The adult-only campsite offers camping and a ‘rustic retreat accommodation’ and has plenty to offer as a dog and wildlife friendly location.

2) Longthorns Farm

Located near Bovington, campers can pitch up with tents, caravans, motorhomes and campervans. The popular camping site boasts a 5 out of 5 rating from 303 reviews.

1) Caalm Camp

The highest rated campsite in all of Dorset is Shaftesbury’s Caalm Camp, which is rated 5 out of 5 from 269 reviews –- just 14 of the reviews rated the site below "excellent".

One review, entitled ‘Amazing place’ reads: “We just had the best weekend here!

“The set up was fab, having your own fridge, shower room on top of a brilliantly sized and warm yurt.

“My kids loved the park too, it was just perfect and honestly couldn’t recommend this place anymore.”