Birchwood Touring Park 20th to 24th October DA FOL

Welcome to our DA Feast of Lanterns 2022

 

 

Facilities

  • Electrical hook-up point (10 amp supply) pitches all on gravel for this meet

  • Well stocked self-service shop with off licence, newspapers, general groceries, sweets, ice cream, soft drinks, toys, Calor gas exchange and camping & caravanning supplies

  • Take-away foods

  • Icepack exchange for a small charge

  • Free hot showers in toilet/shower blocks, heated in the winter

  • Chemical toilet disposal points

  • Motor-home waste disposal point

  • Dogs admitted if kept on a short lead

  • Direct access into forest

  • Launderette with washers & tumble-driers (tokens to purchase)

  • Wash up sinks (indoor & outdoor)

  • Local leaflets and information

  • Books to borrow or swap 

  • Children’s play area and sand pit

 

Steward:  

Price  £15 PUN with EHU

Complete booking form as below and wait for confirmation of space before making payment!!

BH20 7PA

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Directions:

The site is located on a good, straight, unclassified road called the Bere Road, half way between Wareham and Bere Regis.

From Poole (A35/A351) or Dorchester/Wool (A352/A351):

On the north side of the railway line at Wareham on A351, at the roundabout follow the road signposted Bere Regis. 

Follow the road down to a second roundabout take the third exit onto Bere Road. 

Follow Bere Road for about 2 miles. You will pass the Silent Woman pub on your left. Birchwood Tourist Park is the second Park along the road, being the first on the right hand side.

 

From Dorchester (A35), or Wimborne (A31):

At the Bere Regis roundabout at the Shell Petrol Garage, take the A35 exit sign posted towards Poole. At the next smaller roundabout take the first exit. Follow the A35 towards Poole for about a mile. Turn right at the sign post to Wareham with a brown caravan sign (with three distances on it). This takes you off the A35 onto Sugar Hill,

follow the long straight road (Bere Road) through the forest for nearly 3 miles. Birchwood Tourist Park is second Park along the road on the left hand side.

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Facilities

  • Electrical hook-up point (10 amp supply) pitches on grass or gravel

  • Non-electric grass tent pitches

  • Well stocked self-service shop with off licence, newspapers, general groceries, sweets, ice cream, soft drinks, toys,

  • Calor gas exchange and camping & caravanning supplies

  • Take-away foods

  • Icepack exchange for a small charge

  • Free hot showers in 2 toilet/shower blocks, heated in the winter

  • Chemical toilet disposal points

  • Motor-home waste disposal point

  • Dogs admitted if kept on a short lead

  • Direct access into Wareham forest

  • Launderette with washers & tumble-driers (tokens to purchase)

  • Wash up sinks (indoor & outdoor)

  • Local leaflets and information

  • Books to borrow or swap 

  • Children’s play area and sand pit

  • Children’s paddling pool (unheated & unsupervised) 2 foot deep (0.6m) open end May to end August

  • Pool table & table-tennis table (additional charge for equipment)

  • Games field opposite the Reception and shop, a large separate open grass area for all ball games and kite flying, football & netball posts

  • Free tennis, badminton, on grass area, pitch-n-putt, with your own equipment or for hire

  • Public pay phone

  • WiFi available in some areas of the Park (extra charge for login code)

  • Advanced booking is essential. 
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  • Please Note: Unoccupied units are not allowed to remain on site overnight. 
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  • The site has a registration recognition security barrier so your number plate details must be correct on your booking form and if you change vehicles please make sure you notify us in advance of your arrival.
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  • Arrivals daily are from 1pm and please note your departure time is by 11 am.
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  • There is an Information shed with lots of leaflets giving ideas of things to do in the area.
  •  A short walk down the road back towards Wareham you will find The Silent Woman PHFish & Chips and other restaurants are in Wareham Town

 

Some facilities may not be available throughout the full season

SWANAGE RAILWAY

Take a trip back in time and visit the Steam Railway. The small station at Norden has a Park & Ride facility.           The Steam train will drop you off in Swanage, a short walk through the town takes you to the beach. In 2017 the line was extended to Wareham with a limited number of trips.

FARMER PALMERS

 A  short drive towards Dorchester turn off left to this family run farm park with a variety of entertainment for young children where they can experience first hand, feeding of some of the animals, milking the cow etc.

There is also a café on site and the all important gift shop as you depart !

WAREHAM

Ancient town and former royal borough, the charming market town of Wareham is a veritable delight wherever you look at any time of the year. Between the rivers Frome and Piddle, the attractive gateway to the Isle of Purbeck was a major port until the Middle Ages. Now Wareham is a thriving market town, happily combining the old and the new for locals and visitors alike. Throughout the year there is a small market on Saturday on the Quay

 

DORCHESTER

The County town of Dorchester is forty minutes by car. It is of Roman origin with the name of Durnovaria. There are many relics of the Roman age to be seen in the County Museum, Colliton Park, the earthworks at Poundbury, Maumbury Rings and two miles west at Maiden Castle. There are associations with Hardy with a reconstruction of his study in the Museum and statue at the end of the town. A statue of William Barnes – clergyman, poet, and champion of the Dorset dialect – is in front of St. Peter’s church. The infamous Judge Jeffreys is remembered where he lodged, a picturesque half‑timbered building, now a pub and restaurant. In keeping with modern times. The main shopping area is pedestrianised. Shops include supermarkets and most of the multi‑nationals. There is a large market held in Dorchester every Wednesday from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 

WEYMOUTH

A traditional seaside town perfect for families wanting sand, donkey rides, Punch and Judy and safe, shallow bathing in the sandy bay. Sightseeing and sea-fishing boat trips are available from the quay. Seaside shows are performed at the theatre and there is a Sea Life centre for additional interest. The South‑West Way coastal path runs from Weymouth west to Abbotsbury and beyond, and east through Osmington, Ringstead, Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove and on to Swanage, which has the added attraction of steam trains through to Corfe Castle, a village dominated by the Castle standing over it. The coast continues to Studland Bay with large expanses of sand and sea. Inland are the Purbeck hills with footpaths giving panoramic views over the area.

 

MONKEY WORLD

This is only 6 miles from the site. Much publicised on TV, this famous animal park is home to over 250 rescued and endangered monkeys and apes – in 65 acres of ideal, large surroundings.

 

 BOVINGTON TANK MUSEUM

 Near Monkey World, this Museum houses the world’s largest and finest collection of tanks and armoured vehicles from over 26 countries. The many displays are a must for the boys!

Also at Bovington is Lawrence of Arabia’s Cottage whilst his grave is at Moreton. The church at Moreton has interesting history and the windows are all clear but have most beautiful etchings. There is also a tearoom nearby.

 

POOLE

9 miles from the site, Poole is a working port with many interesting features. The quay provides fascinating views of shipping into the container port, the new gigantic Condor Fast CAT to the Channel Islands and cross channel ferries together with many leisure boating activities. Harbour boat trips are available and trips to Brownsea Island (National Trust) can be made – a peaceful island where red squirrels live and home to a sea bird sanctuary. There are many varied restaurants along the quay and adjacent side streets.

 

Tower Park on the outskirts of Poole has a large entertainment complex.  Here you will find, Splashdown waterpark & swimming pool (open Tues to Sun), Bowlplex for ten pin bowling, 10 Screen Cinema complex,

children’s soft play area and a large range of restaurants.  On the same site is a Supermarket & petrol station.

 

BOURNEMOUTH

5 miles further east, Bournemouth is a sophisticated resort with beach, shops and nightlife. The sandy beach stretches to the east and west of the central pier. Theatres run summer shows, many nightclubs and pubs provide entertainment for the night owls.

 

STUDLAND BEACH

The sandy stretches of Studland Beach are excellent for family bathing, with extensive sloping beaches and shallow waters safe for children. Just one small note of warning – there is a dedicated section for use by naturists towards the northern end, but there is plenty of beach left for everyone else!

 

Travel a little further east and you will find the chain ferry which will take you over to Sandbanks and Poole.

 

ARNE

The Arne Nature Reserve, owned by the RSPB, is considered one of England’s most important nature reserves. It covers around 1300 acres encompassing the three main habitats on the peninsula – estuary, heathland and woodland – and is home to the Dartford Warbler. Arne Nature Reserve is a safe environment for family walks with viewpoints offering panoramic views across Poole Harbour.

 

All this – and much more – makes Wareham a perfect site for a holiday in Dorset. The New Forest D.A. team look forward to your stay with them, and will do their best to make your visit a happy and memorable one.

Stonehenge Campsite July 14th to 19th

No Visitors onsite unless arranged with the site directly

Stonehenge Campsite and Glamping Pods is a lovely multi-award winning family-run site.  We are perfectly situated close to the Stonehenge World Heritage Centre and make the ideal touring base for exploring Wiltshire, Hampshire, Dorset and beyond.  We’re a small, friendly, well-kept and thoughtfully laid out campsite, with 600+ positive reviews.  We sit in a secluded, semi woodland setting and offer excellent facilities, outstanding walking direct from site, woods, streams, two local pubs and an excellent farm and village shop, all close by.

Just 10 minutes from the Stonehenge World Heritage Centre by road, we offer camping, glamping and motorhome facilities of an excellent standard with hard standing pitches available.  We are the winners of Practical Caravan’s prestigious Top 100 Sites Award for Best Campsite 2016 and re-enter the top 100 each year. 

Our Glamping units are open all year and offer all levels of Glamping from basic pods to a bit of Glamping Luxury in a cosy insulated heated luxury pod with all bedding & Towels supplied with a fully furnished pod, Continental Breakfast hampers are available (Charges apply) and can be booked at reception upon arrival. Gift options are available upon request for that special friend or family member for any occasion, or opt for a romantic getaway with a stay in our Yurt (The Solstice Retreat).  Our glamping units are set in the own landscaped gardens and come with picnic bench. The luxury pods & yurt come with Tea/coffee making facilities, with a fridge and Kettle supplied and all the cutlery and crockery you require, fire pit also included (fuel available on site) we have a selection of Bell tents available to hire.

For camping and motorhomes alike, we occupy a thoughtfully laid out site in an attractive landscaped setting.  We have clean, heated, modern washing blocks and a Camper’s Kitchen, equipped to make your washing up and catering that bit easier.

We are dog-friendly at all times apart from during SolsticeFest.co.uk, which runs from 18th – 21st June each year.  We are surrounded by good walks direct from the site and we are close to a fantastic array of sites of historical interest, attractions and events in Wiltshire and just over the Dorset, Hampshire and Somerset borders.  Local bus service 2 runs from Salisbury to Devizes with a bus stop at the campsite entrance. All local attractions advertised on site are within 60minutes of the campsite. including the sandy beaches of Bournemouth, the Roman Pump Rooms and Spa of Bath and the New Forest National Park.  We are unusual in being a peaceful, campfire friendly site – just ask about hiring one of our fire pits. 

Well situated for events such as the Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival, exploring the National Trust Stonehenge Landscape, Salisbury Cathedral and the Magna Carta, the Chalke Valley History Festival,  Longleat safari park & House with discounted tickets available on site at reception for our guests.

Steward needed

Stewards phone: 07514 555790

Fee £15.50 + £2 EHU

 

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Directions:

Stonehenge Caravan Park, Berwick St James, SP34TQ 184/073404 10 minutes from StoneHenge.

From A36 join A3083

In 2 miles app site signposted on right before A303 junction

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Easter at Warren Park Farm 14th to 18th of April 2022 site opens and closes at 12pm

Warren Park is a secluded 200 acre dairy farm situated at Alderholt between the market town of Ringwood and the historic village of Fordingbridge on the edge of the New Forest. We specialize in all the year round UK fishing activity holidays based on four purpose built, fully equipped, luxury self catering holiday accommodation in lodges (log cabins) We are not highly commercialised unlike many other fishing activity venues. We offer good carp fishing, (plus Perch and Roach) secure accommodation, peace and quiet and a relaxing rural setting.

Join New Forest DA for a nice relaxing weekend in a beautiful setting

We have booked the local Village hall for Friday and Saturday night’s entertainment and on Sunday morning for Tea Round the Pole

Stewards Phone number for this weekend 07740621551

£11.90 PUN with some EHU available at £3.60 extra PUN

Steward to be arranged

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At Ashley Heath Roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto the A31/B3081 slip road towards Ringwood/Salisbury/A338/Southampton/M27/Verwood/Matchams
In 0.3 miles keep left, follow signs for Verwood/B3081/Matchams
Continue onto B3081
In 0.1 miles turn left onto Verwood Rd/B3081
In 0.8 miles turn right onto Alderholt Rd
In 3.5 miles continue straight onto Harbridge Drove

In 0.9 miles turn left onto Ringwood Rd

In 0.1 miles, at road bend, continue straight
The gate to our field is to the immediate left, NOT up the drive
Call Steward on 07514 555790 for gate code when you get to gate
 

THS Sites for 2022

Please come and join us at any of these popular

Temporary Holiday Sites in 2022

We provide a fresh water supply, Elsan disposal and rubbish disposal on all our THS sites. Your own  toilets are essential except Birchwood No Units to be left on site overnight unattended.

Birchwood Tourist Park, Wareham  8th June – 4th July

Special Offer on this popular site. 

 Limited number of ehu pitches available to us at £ 16.50 pun. 

   Booking essential. Only available through DA.

    Contact  Janet  Setchell  on 07513409978     

NEW to our DA for 2022

Holme Bush Inn,  Corfe Mullen  

                                   Opening on 4 August until 1st September only £10.50pun

This site is a field away from the rear of the Inn but this does mean you have food and drink available a short walk away!. Access is through the Inn car park then along the side of the 5 van site and into our own field or fields depending upon numbers. Easy access from both the A31 and the A35 along the A350 and turning into Corfe Mullen by the Harbourview Crematorium Traffic lights.
There might even be occasional afternoon live music at the

rear of the Inn but NOT night time music as neighbours have to be considered.

 

All Camping & Caravanning Club rules apply.

A Challenge to our sites in our area

Please read the information below and send in your views to the consultation using the link or by email to policy@newforestnpa.gov.uk

Views sought on new planning rules for pop-up campsites to help protect the New Forest

PUBLISHED ON: 24 SEPTEMBER 2021  Here on the New Forest National Park Website

A consultation on proposed new planning rules to regulate both new and larger temporary campsites has been launched.

The New Forest National Park has seen an increase in pop-up campsites in recent years and the National Park Authority is proposing that all temporary campsites over 50 pitches as well as all new temporary sites established since 1 March 2020 should be required to apply for planning permission to help protect the environment.

The New Forest National Park has more than three times the number of camping and touring caravan bed spaces per square kilometre than the average of all other English national parks. There are currently 12 known temporary campsites operating, with pitch numbers ranging from 12 to 90.

Under national permitted development rights, temporary campsites can currently legally operate for 56 days a year without express planning permission and the NPA is proposing introducing an ‘Article 4 Direction’ in the National Park which would require a planning application for all new and the larger existing sites. Article 4 Directions can be used by local planning authorities to protect the amenity of an area and the National Park Authority believes the use of the Direction within the protected landscape of the National Park is justified. 

Planning Committee Chairman Gordon Bailey said: ‘The New Forest is already one of the most visited National Parks in England and has the highest proportion of land designated as internationally important for nature conservation in the country, so it is vital we protect the very thing that people come here to enjoy.

‘These new rules will not affect smaller temporary campsites which have been operating for a number of years. However, we are concerned about the impact of larger sites and any new sites, and it is proposed that these should require planning permission in the future.’

The NPA said that even before the pandemic, it appears that the trend for more ‘permitted’ camping and caravan sites is likely to continue into the future.

The consultation on the Article 4 Direction runs from 27 September to 7 November, and comments received will be taken into account in deciding whether to confirm the Direction.

The Direction and accompanying plan can be seen on the NPA website or at the NPA offices: New Forest National Park Authority, Town Hall, Avenue Road, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 9ZG. 

Consultation responses can be sent to the Policy Manager at the above address or by email to policy@newforestnpa.gov.uk, quoting ‘Article 4 Direction – temporary campsites’.

If the Direction is confirmed it will come into effect on 30 September 2022. Before then, the NPA will produce updated guidance and policies to help inform future planning applications for new and larger campsites. 

 

Bournemouth Airshow Meet 1st to 6th of September opens and closes 12pm

Welcome to our 5 day meet for the Bournemouth Airshow weekend, hosted at The Homestead campsite within a mile of the airport, overlooking the flightpath to the runway. The main display line is over the pier and esplanade at Bournemouth. A regular bus service runs past the campsite regularly. Or take your car in to Bournemouth, a 20 minute drive from the site on normal days!

The field is a large flat meadow bordered by mature trees and hedges, being used as a lovely Rally field with a good clean water supply and a modern chemical disposal point.

Other than the airshow, there is so much more to do in Bournemouth, the list is almost endless.

Your Stewards are John & Brenda

£12.50 Per Unit Night

BH228SH

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At Parley Cross Roads, turn onto B3073 Christchurch Road towards Bournemouth Airport

In about 1 mile, site is on the left immediately BEFORE the turn for the In-Excess garden Centre and Barrack Road. Drive into Gateway With black gates, Signposted The Homestead. Rally Field is to the right before the house

 

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The Bournemouth Aviation Museum
is an aviation museum located next to Bournemouth International Airport, near the village of Hurn in Christchurch. It houses a number of aircraft, aero engines, cockpits and a limited number of ground vehicles.
Just a mile from the site adjacent to Adventure Wonderland
 
AddressB3073, Merritown Ln, Christchurch BH23 6BA
 
The Curlew
Rustic 1800s building serving seasonal pub food, with good local riding/walking/wildlife spotting.
A 100m stroll from the site
 
Adventure Wonderland
is a family theme park situated in the village of Hurn, near Bournemouth, United Kingdom. The park offers rides and attractions aimed at families with children up to the age of 12.
Just a mile from the site opposite the main Bournemouth Airport runway
 
AddressMerritown Ln, Hurn, Christchurch BH23 6BA

Furzebrook 28th April to 3rd May booked weekend meet Opens 12:00pm

Delightful site in the heart of the Purbeck’s between the town of Wareham and village of Corfe Castle. Walking distance to Blue Pool and its Tea Rooms

Every Saturday from 8am. Market held on Wareham Quay with stalls including, flowers, vegetables, fresh fish, BBQ meats, cheeses, preserves, collectables and more.

Furzebrook Road
Wareham
BH20 5AR
England

Steward Needed

£10.10 Per Unit Night

BH205AU

 

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Tea round the pole Furzebrook

From the Bakers arm Roundabout, take the A351 towards Wareham

At the next roundabout, straight across

At the next roundabout, straight across

At the next roundabout, straight across

At the next roundabout, straight across

At the next roundabout, Turn Right to continue on the A351

At the next roundabout, straight across

At the next roundabout, Turn Right Signposted Blue Pool/Furzebrook

In 0.6miles turn Left into site

 

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Birchwood Touring Park 17th to 22nd of February Site Opens 1:00pm

Welcome to our first meet of 2022 

This is a pre-booked meet payment by BACS in advance please. I will email all those booked after booking closes with details. 

 

 

Steward:  Tim Cooper

Price  £15 PUN with EHU

Complete booking form as below and wait for confirmation of space before making payment!!

BH20 7PA

 

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Directions:

The site is located on a good, straight, unclassified road called the Bere Road, half way between Wareham and Bere Regis.

From Poole (A35/A351) or Dorchester/Wool (A352/A351):

On the north side of the railway line at Wareham on A351, at the roundabout follow the road signposted Bere Regis. 

Follow the road down to a second roundabout take the third exit onto Bere Road. 

Follow Bere Road for about 2 miles. You will pass the Silent Woman pub on your left. Birchwood Tourist Park is the second Park along the road, being the first on the right hand side.

 

From Dorchester (A35), or Wimborne (A31):

At the Bere Regis roundabout at the Shell Petrol Garage, take the A35 exit sign posted towards Poole. At the next smaller roundabout take the first exit. Follow the A35 towards Poole for about a mile. Turn right at the sign post to Wareham with a brown caravan sign (with three distances on it). This takes you off the A35 onto Sugar Hill,

follow the long straight road (Bere Road) through the forest for nearly 3 miles. Birchwood Tourist Park is second Park along the road on the left hand side.

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Facilities

  • Electrical hook-up point (10 amp supply) pitches on grass or gravel

  • Non-electric grass tent pitches

  • Well stocked self-service shop with off licence, newspapers, general groceries, sweets, ice cream, soft drinks, toys,

  • Calor gas exchange and camping & caravanning supplies

  • Take-away foods

  • Icepack exchange for a small charge

  • Free hot showers in 2 toilet/shower blocks, heated in the winter

  • Chemical toilet disposal points

  • Motor-home waste disposal point

  • Dogs admitted if kept on a short lead

  • Direct access into Wareham forest

  • Launderette with washers & tumble-driers (tokens to purchase)

  • Wash up sinks (indoor & outdoor)

  • Local leaflets and information

  • Books to borrow or swap 

  • Children’s play area and sand pit

  • Children’s paddling pool (unheated & unsupervised) 2 foot deep (0.6m) open end May to end August

  • Pool table & table-tennis table (additional charge for equipment)

  • Games field opposite the Reception and shop, a large separate open grass area for all ball games and kite flying, football & netball posts

  • Free tennis, badminton, on grass area, pitch-n-putt, with your own equipment or for hire

  • Public pay phone

  • WiFi available in some areas of the Park (extra charge for login code)

  • Advanced booking is essential. 
  •  
  • Please Note: Unoccupied units are not allowed to remain on site overnight. 
  •  
  • The site has a registration recognition security barrier so your number plate details must be correct on your booking form and if you change vehicles please make sure you notify us in advance of your arrival.
  •  
  • Arrivals daily are from 1pm and please note your departure time is by 11 am.
  •  
  • There is an Information shed with lots of leaflets giving ideas of things to do in the area.
  •  A short walk down the road back towards Wareham you will find The Silent Woman PHFish & Chips and other restaurants are in Wareham Town

 

Some facilities may not be available throughout the full season

SWANAGE RAILWAY

Take a trip back in time and visit the Steam Railway. The small station at Norden has a Park & Ride facility.           The Steam train will drop you off in Swanage, a short walk through the town takes you to the beach. In 2017 the line was extended to Wareham with a limited number of trips.

FARMER PALMERS

 A  short drive towards Dorchester turn off left to this family run farm park with a variety of entertainment for young children where they can experience first hand, feeding of some of the animals, milking the cow etc.

There is also a café on site and the all important gift shop as you depart !

WAREHAM

Ancient town and former royal borough, the charming market town of Wareham is a veritable delight wherever you look at any time of the year. Between the rivers Frome and Piddle, the attractive gateway to the Isle of Purbeck was a major port until the Middle Ages. Now Wareham is a thriving market town, happily combining the old and the new for locals and visitors alike. Throughout the year there is a small market on Saturday on the Quay

 

DORCHESTER

The County town of Dorchester is forty minutes by car. It is of Roman origin with the name of Durnovaria. There are many relics of the Roman age to be seen in the County Museum, Colliton Park, the earthworks at Poundbury, Maumbury Rings and two miles west at Maiden Castle. There are associations with Hardy with a reconstruction of his study in the Museum and statue at the end of the town. A statue of William Barnes – clergyman, poet, and champion of the Dorset dialect – is in front of St. Peter’s church. The infamous Judge Jeffreys is remembered where he lodged, a picturesque half‑timbered building, now a pub and restaurant. In keeping with modern times. The main shopping area is pedestrianised. Shops include supermarkets and most of the multi‑nationals. There is a large market held in Dorchester every Wednesday from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 

WEYMOUTH

A traditional seaside town perfect for families wanting sand, donkey rides, Punch and Judy and safe, shallow bathing in the sandy bay. Sightseeing and sea-fishing boat trips are available from the quay. Seaside shows are performed at the theatre and there is a Sea Life centre for additional interest. The South‑West Way coastal path runs from Weymouth west to Abbotsbury and beyond, and east through Osmington, Ringstead, Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove and on to Swanage, which has the added attraction of steam trains through to Corfe Castle, a village dominated by the Castle standing over it. The coast continues to Studland Bay with large expanses of sand and sea. Inland are the Purbeck hills with footpaths giving panoramic views over the area.

 

MONKEY WORLD

This is only 6 miles from the site. Much publicised on TV, this famous animal park is home to over 250 rescued and endangered monkeys and apes – in 65 acres of ideal, large surroundings.

 

 BOVINGTON TANK MUSEUM

 Near Monkey World, this Museum houses the world’s largest and finest collection of tanks and armoured vehicles from over 26 countries. The many displays are a must for the boys!

Also at Bovington is Lawrence of Arabia’s Cottage whilst his grave is at Moreton. The church at Moreton has interesting history and the windows are all clear but have most beautiful etchings. There is also a tearoom nearby.

 

POOLE

9 miles from the site, Poole is a working port with many interesting features. The quay provides fascinating views of shipping into the container port, the new gigantic Condor Fast CAT to the Channel Islands and cross channel ferries together with many leisure boating activities. Harbour boat trips are available and trips to Brownsea Island (National Trust) can be made – a peaceful island where red squirrels live and home to a sea bird sanctuary. There are many varied restaurants along the quay and adjacent side streets.

 

Tower Park on the outskirts of Poole has a large entertainment complex.  Here you will find, Splashdown waterpark & swimming pool (open Tues to Sun), Bowlplex for ten pin bowling, 10 Screen Cinema complex,

children’s soft play area and a large range of restaurants.  On the same site is a Supermarket & petrol station.

 

BOURNEMOUTH

5 miles further east, Bournemouth is a sophisticated resort with beach, shops and nightlife. The sandy beach stretches to the east and west of the central pier. Theatres run summer shows, many nightclubs and pubs provide entertainment for the night owls.

 

STUDLAND BEACH

The sandy stretches of Studland Beach are excellent for family bathing, with extensive sloping beaches and shallow waters safe for children. Just one small note of warning – there is a dedicated section for use by naturists towards the northern end, but there is plenty of beach left for everyone else!

 

Travel a little further east and you will find the chain ferry which will take you over to Sandbanks and Poole.

 

ARNE

The Arne Nature Reserve, owned by the RSPB, is considered one of England’s most important nature reserves. It covers around 1300 acres encompassing the three main habitats on the peninsula – estuary, heathland and woodland – and is home to the Dartford Warbler. Arne Nature Reserve is a safe environment for family walks with viewpoints offering panoramic views across Poole Harbour.

 

All this – and much more – makes Wareham a perfect site for a holiday in Dorset. The New Forest D.A. team look forward to your stay with them, and will do their best to make your visit a happy and memorable one.

Bucklers Hard 8th to 13th June Booked meet Opens 10:00am

Buckler’s Hard is a hamlet on the banks of the Beaulieu River in the English county of Hampshire. With its Georgian cottages running down to the river, Buckler’s Hard is part of the 9,000-acre Beaulieu Estate. The hamlet is some 2.5 miles south of the village of Beaulieu.

The site is situated near to the Tea rooms and all that are camping have access to the Maritime Museum

Take a tranquil cruise down the Beaulieu River – an unspoilt haven which is rich in history and wildlife.

A place of serenity and beauty… step aboard for a peaceful 30 minute boat trip along one of the few privately owned rivers in the world. Click Here for Details

SO42 7XB

Stewards John & Brenda Burst

Stewards phone 07740621551 or 07514555790

£16 per unit night

 

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From the junction of the B3054 and B3055

In 2.0 miles, turn right onto Lodge Ln
In 0.5 mile, Slight left
In 1.2 miles Continue straight
In 0.4 miles bear left
Report to Gatehouse that you are on the rally. Then drive through the carpark to the left and follow sign on far side through the gate into rally field