Friday 3rd May 2019
4 nights

Wildhern

May Day Weekend
Maypole and Penny Fair

Wildhern site
We camp on the large field next to Tangley Parish Village Hall (which is actually in Wildhern).
This is a quiet site in the rural countryside about four miles north of Andover, and is a good base for exploring the surrounding area by car, by bike or on foot.
The site opens at 2pm on Friday, and closes on Tuesday. The stewards for this meet are Jean and Richard, who can be contacted by the Wessex mobile phone on 07939 592 200.

Directions:

Tangley Parish Village Hall, SP11 0JE
OS Ref: 185/351510

From Andover, take A343 north to Enham Alamein
Go through village and after 1 mile take first left (sign Penton Mewsey)
In approx. 1 mile turn right (sign Wildhern)
In Wildhern village turn left (sign Village Hall
The site is approx. 100 metres on the right
Enter the field through the first gate, not through the car park

Find it on Google Maps

What's on:

Friday Evening

On Friday evening we will gather in the hall, to catch up on news, maybe play some music and have a singalong.

Maypole
Maypole Dancing

We plan to celebrate the start of May in traditional style with some maypole dancing, and all are welcome to join in.

Penny Fair

A range of traditional games such as Shove Ha'penny and Quoits will be set up on the field for all to try their skills.

Ceilidhs

As this is a long meet, we will be holding two ceilidhs. These will be held on Saturday evening and Sunday evening, in the hall on site.

They will start at 7.30pm, and will feature the usual range of dancing, music, singing and other entertainment.

You can bring your own refreshments, and tea coffee is provided in the interval.

In the area:

Museum of the Iron Age Tells the story of Danebury hill fort which lies to the south west of Andover
Beacon Hill, Burchlere Perhaps Hampshire's most perfect hillfort
The Hawk Conservancy Trust Birds of prey, including owls, vultures and eagles
Whitchurch Silk Mill A working Victorian water mill
Highclere Castle One of England's most beautiful Victorian Castles, and the setting for "Downton Abbey"

Our sites

Shops

Tesco Express is 3 miles away in Charlton, and is open from 6am to 10pm every day.

Andover is 4 miles from the site (major supermarkets and shops).

Eating out

The Hare & Hounds at Charlton Down is about a mile away.

There are many other good pubs in the area, including the Lion at Clanville and the Fox Inn at Tangley.

There is also a wide range of restaurants and pubs in and around Andover to suit most tastes and pockets.

Transport

There is no regular public transport serving Wildhern.