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Hunter's Moon Caravan Club Site

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
  • Late arrivals area with electric hook-up
  • 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.

Check out our ViewRanger walk.

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:
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Handbook map ref:
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Transport links

  • Buses go to: Birchwood Tourist Park, Wareham Railway Station, Wareham Town Centre, Bovington Tank Museum, Monkey World, Wool Railway Station, Winfrith Newburgh, Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove, West Lulworth. Connections onto other routes to Poole, Swanage and Weymouth
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Poole (10 miles)
  • Nearest train station: Wareham
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Hunter's Moon Caravan Club Site
This is an excellent site which we have visited on previous occasions and which sits in the heart of Dorset surrounded by wonderful places to visit. The wardens were excellent and could not have been more friendly and helpful and contributed to us spending 8 lovely days on the site. However .... the site is looking tired and is in desperate need of a bit of tree management to make some trees safe and to avoid future claims for damage to caravans resulting from falling branches during windy weather and from foliage from many overhanging and fragile looking trees that now reaches down and scrape the tops of 'Rigs' on many of the pitches. This is especially the case on pitches on the boundaries of the site. Dogs barking from an adjoining site could sometimes be a nuisance but only appeared to affect pitches to the northern boundary area. Overall a good experience but "come on Caravan Club, please address the ever growing problem of some of the trees. Thank you .... we will visit this site again in the future.

Biggles 50

Reviewed on 18/07/2021 21:18

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Great area

Hunter's Moon Caravan Club Site
This site is located in a great area for walking, cycling and visiting the coast. We loved Wareham and even hired a boat for exploring the river. Lovely welcome at the site but it feels that it is in need to some tlc. Some of the pitches got waterlogged when it rained (even on gravel), many are infested with weeds and the vegetation around the site needs trimming, as does the grass in most areas. There is a very poor mobile signal here (we are Vodafone) and the site WiFi was dreadful. So, come on club, invest a bit on the site to encourage us back, rather than look for alternative sites in the area.

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Reviewed on 10/07/2021 16:28

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Hunter's Moon Caravan Club Site
Thoroughly enjoyed my stay here, wardens were, as usual, brilliant, they fattened me up with cream teas, which they sell in the shop, and I highly recommend that you try one, or two, or three...... All my reviews are from the perspective of a single wheelchair tourer, and I can't fault this site in that regard. I stayed on a grass pitch, and it was fine, although some of the pitches will need levelling blocks. All facilities were spotless and well maintained. This site is in a great location for exploring the area, I will be back.....

stevec195

Reviewed on 30/06/2021 17:15

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Lovely site in a good location and easy access,spotlessly clean facilities with level pitches,my only comment is note the zero TV reception without an external aerial lead which you can buy on site for £18.

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Reviewed on 23/06/2021 14:34

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Freedom at last !

Hunter's Moon Caravan Club Site
We've stayed here many times before and it's a pretty good site in terms of location, as we tend to visit Wareham, Wimborne, Studland and Corfe. Unable to get into our favourite, Haycraft, we booked here really just as an excuse to get away following what has been a very difficult year for most. Everything you'd expect from a Club site is here and we've no general complaint. However - and I've read through a number of reviews dating back some time to see if we're just being fussy! - there is no doubt that some of the pitches are in a pretty dire state, though some appear to think otherwise! Ours wasn't too bad, to be fair, but those in particular on the far (north?) side of the site are in a dreadful state - threadbare, weedy, very thinly covered in gravel - and we don't know if that's because the Club has become penny-pinching or whether it's a reflection of a busy site. We noticed the same on our last visit some time ago, when we were on a serviced pitch. I don't actually think the Wardens can do much about it without HO deciding to spend some money on gravel etc. but it really doesn't not come up to standard. Compared to Merrose, which we visited in April, the site just doesn't look as well-maintained, though the woodland setting won't help that, I'm sure. Other than that, though, the site is one we know well and which we will visit again.

Perlican

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Reviewed on 23/06/2021 12:52

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Site contact details

Telephone:
01929 556605

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Site information

All internal shared facility areas, including toilet and shower blocks, wash up areas, laundry rooms, drying rooms and information rooms will be fully open, however in order to continue to protect our staff, we will still be requiring social distancing, and the wearing of face coverings in our reception areas for the time being.

Remember, you only pay 5% VAT until 30 September 2021, then 12.5% VAT from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022 on Club campsite prices! All you need to do is book your holiday as normal, and the discount will be applied to the appropriate rate when you pay on site.

Please Note: A new bus service is available from right outside the site which will operate from 29 May until 18 September 2021. This Service will take you into a variety of local hotspots including:

  • Birchwood Tourist Park
  • Wareham Railway Station
  • Wareham Town Centre
  • Bovington Tank Museum
  • Monkey World
  • Wool Railway Station
  • Winfrith Newburgh
  • Durdle Door
  • Lulworth Cove
  • West Lulworth
  • Connections onto other routes to Poole, Swanage and Weymouth are also available. Check Morebus for more information. Time tables are also available in the 'phonebox' on site.