Hunter's Moon Caravan Club Site (REF : HUN)

Cold Harbour, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 7PA

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Hunter's Moon Club Site lies just on the edge of the lovely Wareham Forest. This pleasant caravan park, with play area and dog walk, provides an excellent base for touring the lovely area of Dorset. Many of the area's most attractive locations are safeguarded by the National Trust, including substantial stretches of unforgettable scenic coastline. It is rich in combes, cliffs, bays and islands - particularly rewarding for the visitor interested in bird life and walking. The nearby Golden Cap, of which the National Trust owns, 2,000 acres of hills, farmlands and beaches, has the highest cliff in England and delights with its covering of brilliant yellow gorse. 

This is Thomas Hardy country and visitors to Hunter's Moon Club Site will recognise many of the scenes described in his novels. His birthplace, a charming thatched cottage with its garden magnificently ablaze with colour is situated at Higher Bockhampton, within easy reach from the caravan park. Also of great interest in the area and only a short 10 mile journey away is the house at Cloud's Hill, popular because it once belonged to the famous Lawrence of Arabia. At certain times during the month, the delightful market town of Wareham holds a small but well-stocked farmers market. The area offers good transport links with a railway station at Wareham, which also offers car parking and onward bus travel to the coastal towns of Poole, Swanage and Weymouth. Not to be missed are the National Trust’s Brownsea Island and Corfe Castle.

Things to do on site ...

  • Play area
  • Playground

Facilities on site ...

  • Baby changing facilities
  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk from site
  • Dog walk on site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Family washroom
  • Gas
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: poor
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge
  • Wi-Fi rating: Bronze

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Walking notes:

The historic stretch of Jurassic Coast has miles of paths to explore while you admire the impressive views. Alternatively, the Wareham Forest Way, between Wareham and Sturminter Marshall, passes the site and offers beautiful views, an Iron Age hill fort and lots of wildlife. Locally, from the top of the site into the woods you can follow the path to Wareham or to ‘The Silent Woman’ public house, one mile from the site.

Supermarket notes:

The closest are Sainsburys local and Co-op in Wareham (2 miles). There is a Tesco 7 miles away. None have motorhome access.

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Directions

From the East: turn left off A35 (Poole - Dorchester) at the roundabout onto the A351 (signposted Wareham); in 3.25 miles at the fourth roundabout turn right into road signposted Bere Regis. In 100 yards at roundabout by the railway station turn right onto Bere Road. The site entrance is on the left in about 1.75 miles (0.5 mile past Silent Woman public house). From the West: turn right off A35 (Bere Regis - Bournemouth) in about 1.25 miles at staggered crossroads into the road signposted Wareham. The site entrance is on the right within 3.5 miles.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
BH20 7PA
GPS:
Lat 50.711732 / Lon -2.145198
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OS field ref:
SY899902
OS map ref:
195
Handbook map ref:
G2

Transport links

  • Buses go to: Poole and Swanage
  • Car hire on site
  • Nearest port: Poole (10 miles)
  • Nearest train station: Wareham
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Hunters moon is a lovely site, pitches are mostly hard standing, with some grass pitches also, and areas are separated with trees and hedges to give a more intimate feel to the site. It has a good play ares, and a safe enclosed field for dog exercising. The site has two shower/toilet blocks, both spotless, and a private gate to Wareham forest, ideal for walkers and four legged friends. Wareham is a good town to visit, two small supermarkets and many independent shops, and areas of interest, plus scenic spots such as Durdle door are within easy reach. The site is on a busy road so some noise is expected but is well worth a visit. A word about the wardens. We had a couple of problems (of our own making) and they were all superb in helping us. What could have been a stressful week was anything but, all due to the wardens friendly advice and practical help, they are a real asset to the club.
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Won’t be returning

Main Wardens and Mike the groundsman rude and aggressive and made us feel very unwelcome and uncomfortable. If it wasn’t for the Assistant Wardens, Graham and Julie who were very helpful, we wouldn’t have stayed. Teenagers using the roadway as a racetrack in the evening was also a problem. We won’t be returning.
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Great site

On arrival, staff were unfriendly and short, not a good start having had a long journey. However this was the only negative. Other staff were very friendly and helpful, everything clean and tidy. Electric cut was dealt with well. Great location for a number of National Trust places. The local pub, The Silent Woman, we visited at lunchtime and evening provided fabulous meals and service, great value for money. Can recommend the ploughmans lunch, salmon fillet and homemade steak and mushroom pie!

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Nice site....but

This is a lovely site, clean, well kept and friendly staff with a good dog walking field. However, mobile signal for most networks are abysmal, and the on site payable wifi is shocking. When I spoke to the wardens and mentioned a maximum speed of 0.6mbps I was told that's good! Our biggest problem was the herds of unchecked children on bikes who used the sites roads as a racetrack during the early evening when the wardens had finished. During the day, a lively peaceful site, but horrendous after 6pm.

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My caravan charger failed the warden's were very helpful they came and checked with a metre and and they found the charger wasn't working the helpfully took it away the battery and charged it for me it is amazing how many things work off the battery
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01929 556605