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:
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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A little disappointed

Firstly thank you to the staff who were extremely helpful at all times. The site is well situated and kept spotlessly clean as we have come to expect from the caravan & motorhome club. Covid signs were good and we felt perfectly safe. We were however disappointed at how cramped the site felt, the pitches were adequate but especially with covid it seemed too close together in our opinion. In over 30 years of being members we have come to expect the sites to feel spacious and peaceful but this site did not. It felt more like a commercial site with very little space between us and the adjacent pitches. We decided not to use shower blocks at all and used our own facilities for the entire week Just for clarification we don't have a large caravan, in fact we have one of the smallest which is an Eriba. Personally we would not return but Im sure many others would. If you require Wifi this sites reception was absolutely non existent on the pitch that we had.

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Very nosey busy road,

We were pitched with the road at the back of us and its a very busy road, at times couldn't hear ourselves talking, also across the road is a travellers camp and at the side if the the site which was very unnerving and some blue language come from the site at times. The site was very clean and well maintained, the toilets and showers were lovely, only really niggle I had was the 2 bands system used to enter the toilet/showers, seemed to be taken up most of the time with the 2 showers that were open and queuing waiting for the showers. With having no toilet in our campervan and the toilet block our only use of a toilet was big problem for use. I know the situation now with what is happening and have no complaint about the rules at all, but, other sites we been on 3 are allowed in at any one time keeping the distance required. but all in all we enjoyed our holiday.
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I know I am Grumpy but there is a limit !!!

One of the reasons I joined the club is because of the assured standards and rules and regulations imposed so that all campers can enjoy their time on site. We arrived to a very pleasant site at the end of July and found a lovely spot to pitch up, all was well, the other campers arrived back from their days out, the bbqs went on and there was the sound of happiness around the camp. After dinner the kids got into a huge gang and started hanging round in front of other families pitches shouting at each other, riding bikes, scooters and anything else with wheels, which was fine until they were still screaming (and I mean SCREAMING!) their heads off until 20.00 the first night, 21.00 the second and 22.00 the third. Surely a campsite is for all walks of life and not just those with loud boisterous families. We got to bed and all was quiet until at 01.00 in the morning a car was driving around the site. I got up to use the facilities and the cubicle had lager cans littering the floor, door furniture ripped off and tissue paper all over the place and no one had bothered to use the provided "brush" after them. I tried again the next morning this time no litter but still no use of brush. This is the first time I have ever put pen to paper but I felt I need too. As the title states, I pay a little bit extra to use club sites so that I know what I can expect when I get there. I will be returning to what is very pleasant site hopefully when things are a little bit quieter
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2019 Review - Tried leaving it shortly after leaving in August 2019 but was unable to...so here it is

We stay here every year during the summer hols, other reviews on the site will cover the excellent surrounds re tourist spots, it's very well served all within 15 miles of it's location. This review is specifically tailored to the site, it's wardens and all things in the middle. First of all, the Club tends to rotate it's Wardens (at least the summer ones anyway), this needs a rethink, the Summer wardens here are par excellent, Mick & Angie, they know the site inside out and how it works, it is seamless in how it is run, they pay attention to detail, keep the place spotless andhave local area knowledge even locals would be hard pressed to beat. More so, they actually help make the stay enjoyable, they don't rule the roost with an iron fist, neither do the continually quote the rules, our children are growing up, they're boisterous, opinionated and enjoy Hunters Moon, it's almost their second home, it goes without saying that sometimes they can be a little loud, a little too busy on their bikes but this is where Mick & Angie are different, they seek them out, give them a freindly nod, advise them accordingly and come let us know if things get too much, no heavy chats, no stern warnings, just good wholesome friendly advice which our children adhere to in an instant. At the same time as this, if you have a problem on site, something not right in the utility blocks, pipe blocked, hair dryer not working, toilet faulty...they sort it and pdq. We like out friends who holiday with us come from 200 miles away, the drive down can be quite 'busy' but as soon as we pull onto the site Angie/Mick take the time to welcome us, their smiling faces are a true tonic after the journey down, it's comforting in some ways to know that we have a holiday in front where those charged with helping us enjoy it are so professional but also so friendly. Changing the guard here will serve only to upset the blance of what a truly excellent site Hunters Moon is, it is for us by far the best site the club has to offer, everything just works...everything. Of course there is the cheerily cheerful chap who helps them, he's usually found on the lawnmower thrashing the living shinola out of every last blade of grass he is able to cut, I'm sure Ive spotted him with scissors making a final trim, one day i'm going to park my car so he can't get the mower out, ha! he's actually a real nice guy as are the relief wardens who settled in quite well last year (think this was their first year at HM) So, this is more of a review of the wardens with the site being secondary, I don't know them outside of HM, they haven't paid me, I haven't been asked to....I simply wanted to pay them a large compliment and make the suggestion to the Club that please, stop rotating club wardens because you really do lose the huge database of knowledge they have when gone....these wardens here enrich our summer hols, without them Hunters Moon won't ever be the same.

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A lovely site and location.

Just a few lines to say what a lovely couple of nights we had in March 2020. We had decided to take advantage of the caravan to complete a quick tour and visiting my brother and sisters before the inevitable 'lock down' came into force. The site was quiet as expected in these uncertain times. probably a dozen and half units in total. We were welcomed warmly by the warden and left to our own to pick a pitch and set up. The site was neat and tidy and as ever the facilities were absolutely spotless. The heathland area surrounding the site is fantastic for walking and cycling with the Sitka trail and many other paths and trails starting only a short distance from the site entrance and then Wareham is only a few minutes away. All in all a perfect location for both adults and children. We will definitely return to this lovely site in the future when it re-opens after the Coronavirus problem, hopefully, disappears.
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This Club campsite is now open and is following social distancing and safety requirements as set out by the UK government. Our priority is first and foremost the health and safety of our staff, our members, our guests and the local communities. Therefore, we are asking all those guests entering reception areas and shops to wear a face covering, so please remember to bring your own with you.

Only pay 5% VAT. A 12.5% reduction on all published prices will be applied to your booking when you arrive and pay for your stay on site.