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
  • 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.

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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Hunter Moon Sept 2019

Hunters Moon is an excellent site at any time of the year for families with children or for the solo caravanner. The wardens ensure that the facilities and the site itself are always clean. If you are coming to the site from the Wareham roundabout TAKE CARE, the road passes the edge of the forest and is hilly and is nominally 50 MPH. However, there are, as always, drivers who think that this type of road is a chance for them to pretend to be rally drivers and they speed, Whilst we were there on the brow of a hill there was a serious accident with a car speeding over the brow of a hill hitting a group of cycalists coming the other way (reoad closed and at least 3 ambulances). The only problems with the site is the usual one of the hardstands needing a hammer drill to make holes for the awning pegs. The site is a wi-fi bronze site so sometimes the connection is slooow but it gets there in the end. The local pub, The Quiet Woman, serves excellent 'home cooked' meals and is well worth a visit. There is a small supermarket in Wareham and a much larger ASDA in Poole. All in all this site is well worth a visit, this was our third visit to the site, and I feel that if you want a relaxing break you could do a lot worse than visit Hunters Moon.

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Great site for visiting the Isle of Purbeck.

We stayed for a week in early September 2019. The site has many trees, and is by and large level throughout, save for the large area for tents with adjoining open space and fenced dog exercise field at the southern part of the site. We had a splendid welcome when checking in, and soon selected an attractive pitch. A key card for the gate is needed to get into the site, but not for exit. There are two amenity blocks, both immaculately clean. The block near the western boundary features Radio 2 broadcasts, while the block to the east is silent. We had a very good meal at the Public House "The silent Woman" (just south of the site) and can recommend it.The nearby Wareham Forest is a real gem - with marked trails and wonderful heathland scenery. Wareham is a great little town; its two supermarkets can meet all your culinary needs. Free on-street parking is available in North Street (1 hour). .All the attractions of Purbeck: Corfe, Swanage, Studland etc. are short travelling times away from the site, and we found Brownsea Island (just a little farther to go) to be a superb day out. All in all, we would certainly not hesitate to return to this site.

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Great Site - Well maintained and really clean facilities

This was our first visit to a Caravan and Camping Club site and we were very pleased with what we found. Staff were helpful on arrival and were fine after we decided to change to a grass pitch after our first night on a hard standing one. There is a small shop on site with some lovely fresh cakes baked each day and some other essentials. The dog walking area is fenced in which is great if you are a dog owner as no chance of losing the dog! The facilities were really well maintained and the showers and toilet block clean.There was also a small launderette and you can access the forest path directly from the site. We opted for the grassed area which as we felt a bit closed in on the hard standing pitches but this was our personal choice. Lots of places to visit around the area. Only reason I ave the peace and quiet a 4 star rating instead of five as per all the others was the little tractor mower which seemed to be driving around about 0845 most mornings before some people were up and about. Would come here again.
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Another excellent stay

This was our 3rd stay on this site with our two grandchildren, who once again loved it and actually asked if they could come back for a 3rd time! All staff were very friendly and most helpful, especially Graham and his colleague who came to the rescue when our daughter and partner arrived to camp over the August bank holiday. He’d unfortunately forgotten the key to the roof luggage box. The two helpful wardens drilled the locking mechanism enabling the box to be opened and saving my daughters partner from driving back to Worcester or buying a new box and more importantly saved from a good telling off!! Thank you Graham & colleague (sorry we failed to get your name). The weather was superb during the whole of our stay. Therefore we spent most days at Studland beaches. Grandchildren wanted nothing more, and of course that included a picnic. Visited Corfe Castle which we all enjoyed....again. A lovely memorable holiday with lots of fun and giggles. Oh and lovely friendly neighbours. Hope to be back next year.

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Overall nice stay - just a couple of tiny quibbles

Nice site - had been before. Toilets/showers clean but a lot of insects inside - who wants 2 mating moths above you when you’re showering. They were still there the next day, but gone the day after - thankfully. Site states WiFi poor - it’s awful but you can’t even use your own data! Surely the club can improve on this! We had to put up a windbreak to stop adults walking right past our door through our pitch to cut across to theirs! How lazy and rude! Also, caught a child riding their bike through. How can we expect kids to do the right thing when some of the adults don’t! We didn’t let this spoil our stay but would advise to arrive as early as poss to get good pitch!
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