Rookesbury Park Caravan Club Site (REF : ROO)

Hundred Acres Road, Wickham, Fareham, Hampshire, PO17 6JR

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

As you top the rise on the approach road, you will see Rookesbury Park Club Site splendidly set in tranquil parkland and filled with hedges and trees in the valley, with the magnificent Forest of Bere at its edge. For restaurants, pubs and other conveniences, the caravan site puts you within easy reach of Fareham and the village of Wickham.

A good choice for those with children, part of the caravan park is reserved as a children's play and picnic area. As the Gateway to the South Downs, the site is ideally located for shoppers and city visitors to Portsmouth and Southampton, yet also perfectly placed to enjoy country walks and the peace and tranquillity of the Forest of Bere clearings. If you enjoy the outdoors you will be spoilt for choice because the entire area is ideal for walking, cycling and leisurely absorbing the peace and quiet of the former royal Forest of Bere. The area is abundant with wildlife and a variety of birdlife, with plenty of opportunities for keen photographers to take great nature shots. Should you want to explore further afield, Rookesbury Park Club Site is well placed for everything from a day trip to the Isle of Wight to a longer visit in Portsmouth to see the restored ships of old (the Mary Rose, the Victory, the Warrior) as well as sample the local seaside shopping treats. For more fascinating history, you could also visit the Victorian Fort Nelson, a Royal Armouries collection of artillery, displaying over 350 cannons.

A mobile fish and chip van visits this site, please ask the site staff for more details.

Things to do on site ...

  • Minigolf
  • 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
  • Gaz
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: fair
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge
  • Wi-Fi rating: Bronze

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Walking notes:
Suggested forest walks are available from the office

Supermarket notes:

The closest is Sainsbury’s in Fareham (5 miles), with access for motorhomes. There is a small Co-op in Wickham (2 miles). Aldi is 6 miles away, Tesco 6.5 miles and Lidl 8.5 miles.

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Directions

From the East: leave M27 at junction 10 onto A32 (signposted Alton), In 1 mile at the roundabout continue on the A32 (signposted Alton). In 1 mile at the roundabout keep right on the A32. In 0.25 mile by the church turn right onto the B2177. In 1 mile turn left at the signpost to Hundred Acres, Newtown. In about 0.75 mile (immediately past brick wall) turn left into the driveway to the site. From the West: it is not possible to leave at junction 10, continue on to junction 11, take the slip road, turn right back over motorway and rejoin, heading towards Southampton and exit at junction 10. From north on the M3, follow signs for M27 Portsmouth and then follow directions as from the West above. Please look out for horse riders in Hundred Acres Road and take care.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
PO17 6JR
GPS:
Lat 50.90656 / Lon -1.1613
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OS field ref:
SU596122
OS map ref:
196
Handbook map ref:
J3

Transport links

  • Buses go to: Fareham
  • Car hire on site
  • Nearest port: Portsmouth (12 miles)

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VERY GOOD SITE

We visited in our caravan for a Monday to Friday break in mid-May. We estimate the site was about 50% occupied. Directions are clear and accurate though the site is not signposted from the B2177 and we witnessed visitors miss the turning on 2 occasions. Only when you leave public roads does the access become a single-track winding road down into the former quarry, but there are plenty of passing places. This is a large site broadly divided into ‘lower’ and ‘upper’ areas, defined by the 2 facilities blocks, but mature trees and shrubs create many enclaves which disguise the true size of the site. The dog walking and children’s play area are probably most adjacent to the lower area (we no longer have need of either). The thing that struck us most was the peace and quiet. There is no ‘external’ noise and we often commented that we could hear only bird song. We noted, in particular, the absence of incessant mower noise – yes, we really DO appreciate how well-maintained all the Club sites are and that this requires a lot of (sometimes noisy) effort. We thought the grass was slightly longer than on some sites but this was not a problem – the daisies were lovely - and if this is a local policy, on the evidence of this visit, we support it. The facilities blocks provide the usual Club fare to the usual high standard though we did note the lower block was full on a couple of occasions at the peak times. The small town of Wickham is a short drive (or longish walk) away and has a Coop, butchers, bakers, etc, and some small interesting shops. The site reception ‘sells’ (for charity) maps and directions for lovely walks directly from the site. We considered this to be a very good site, well maintained by a team of friendly and helpful wardens, and we hope to visit on many more occasions.
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Excellent as always

I have been going to this site since just after it first opened when the trees in the pictures were no more than saplings planted in an old sandpit. It never fails to amaze me how good that this site is. The staff are always friendly and helpful, the TV link up system excellent but the WI FI is not so brilliant. There are so many places of interest to visit in the vicinity that it seems I find something new every time I visit, This time it was Porchester Castle a place steeped in history and I always ensure that I go to the Royal Navy Museums at Portsmouth and Gosport, look on line for a yearly ticket because it is good value and one visit is not enough. All round an excellent site especially if you have a dog that likes a good walk in a forest, be careful that you do not get lost though as I have on several occasions.
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A hidden gem in the Forest of Bere

This is without doubt one of the best maintained sites we have been to. Extremely dog friendly (fantastic doggy exercise field) and are the local pubs. Agree with a previous poster regarding dog mess. We picked up at least 3 lots of dog poo left by dogs other than our own. This is not a job for the wardens. My only criticism would be internet speed. Whilst the map in reception boasts good coverage throughout the site, it should be noted that this is classed as a "bronze" site for Wifi, meaning the broadband speed is between 1mb/s and 8mb/s which is shared between the 142 pitches. The best I could get was 0.8mb/s If this was included with the pitch fee (as per caravan and camping club) I guess it would be OK, but at £3 per night it represents poor value for money. I'm sure the vast majority of visitors enjoy being "offline" for a few days so this would not be a concern for most ! Note for those who considering walking into Wickham... After exiting the woods and crossing the main road, you'll see a stile on your left leading to a footpath along the river. This path eventually exits at the station car park in Wickham. We preferred this route to following the Meon trail. In summary, a beautiful site which we will definitely be returning to soon !

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Usual friendly & helpful wardens. Facilities modern, spotless & well maintained. Ideal for walking & cycling. Good pubs within walking distance.
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Lovely place, dog friendly.

Stayed at Rooksbury Park for 2 nights from Sunday 28th April, a quick trip back from our home near St Ives in Cornwall. Lovely friendly greeting, booked in quickly, and off to find a pitch, we have a VW Camper van, with a large awning, so we need to park it with the near side against the peg, so we had to have a helping hand to get the right pitch. Soon set up and chilling. The facilities are spotless, and convenient to all pitches. The dog exercise area is one of the best we have seen, and our Cocker Spaniel Eddie loves it. One thing can dog owners please pick up your dogs POO, there is no such thing as The Poo Fairy, you know who you are. This is not only dirty it can cause nasty diseases, so do your bit. Th S is not a task for the wardens. The site is beautifully kept and this is down to the hard work of the lovely friendly Wardens, Andie,Al, Karen, Martin, Sharonand Martin. Thank you all. We intend to return. Thanks Carol, Paul and Eddie
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