Camp Bestival is returning to Lulworth Estate with a packed line-up of extravagant entertainment and family friendly fun.

As a result there are, expectedly, a number of travel restrictions in the surrounding area.

Dorset Council has urged festival goers to be patient and to allow for extra time when travelling during the busy weekend.

A spokesman for Dorset Council said: "Be prepared. If it’s a hot day, please have plenty of drinking water in your vehicle.

"Due to the volume of people all arriving at the same time, queues will develop.

"Please be patient and considerate of others.

"Last year, traffic arriving for the festival peaked at midday and was incredibly busy throughout the middle of the day – with delays of up to 1 hour 28 minutes to travel south down the B3070 from the A352.

"Monday morning (August 1) will be equally busy with people leaving the site."

Various measures will be in place in the Lulworth area until Monday, August 1, including:

  • B3070 through East Lulworth will be one-way eastbound
  • 20mph speed limit on B3070 through East Lulworth
  • 30mph speed Limit on large section of B3070 and on Coombe Keynes road
  • 40mph speed limit on large section of B3071
  • Clearways (no stopping or parking) in: East Lulworth, Burngate, B3071 and Coombe Keynes road

New Buildings Road will be temporarily one-way southbound to help access to the festival but will switch to one-way northbound on Sunday evening to help traffic leave the site.

From today there will be no-right turn from the A352 onto the B3070 for the duration of the festival.

All temporary measures will be signed on site and details of the council's roadworks map can be found online at www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/travel/travel-dorset/roadworks-road-closures

How to get to Lulworth Estate

Advice to motorists is to not follow sat nav instructions but use the routes detailed below, and then follow Camp Bestival event signage on the approach to the festival.

With the festival situated in the heart of Dorset, whichever direction you’re coming in from, here’s which roads you should be taking:

Approaching from the East (via/near Bournemouth)

  • Follow the M27/A31 through Ringwood to Bere Regis. Follow the signs towards Wool and then follow the event signage. 

From the West (via/near Dorchester)

  • From the A35 Dorchester bypass take the A352 signposted for Wool and Wareham. Then follow event signage.