Great Western Camping is a specialist outdoor retailer. We stock an extensive range of clothing and equipment for walkers, travelers and climbers. Our brands include Berghaus, The North Face, Salomon, Rab, and Keen. We also have those harder to find innovative brands like Salewa, Patagonia, Zamberlan and DMM.

We are a family run, independent retailer and pride ourselves in good customer service. We were runners up in two local awards: Spotcheckers Dorchester Independent Retail Awards, and DBID most favourite businesses in Dorchester.


If there is something that you are looking for and cannot find it please ask as we might have it or be able to get it for you.

Our shop in Dorchester was established in 1986 and has twice been a winner of the Outdoor Industry Association's outdoor retailer of the year award.

In 2013 Team Ski was incorporated into the business. Team Ski has been "on the piste" since 1990, when it was started by Bill Ironside, who had been involved for many years in organising ski holidays and selling and fitting skis and boots.