Friday 1st May 2020
May Day Weekend
with Maypole and Penny Fair
We camp on the large field next to Tangley Parish 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 Monday. The stewards for this meet can be contacted by the Wessex mobile phone on 07939 592 200.
We plan to celebrate the start of May in traditional style with maypole dancing, and all are welcome to join in.
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.
Our usual ceilidh will be held on Saturday evening, starting at 19:30 in the Fairground Hall, which is a short walk from the site.
This is an informal folk dance evening, interspersed with song, poetry or music. You can bring your own refreshments, although tea and coffee is provided in the interval.
In the area
Birds of prey, including owls, vultures and eagles
Tells the story of Danebury hill fort which lies to the south west of Andover
One of England’s most beautiful Victorian Castles, and the setting for “Downton Abbey”
A working Victorian water mill
Tangley Parish Hall
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
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).
The Hare & Hounds at Charlton Down is about a mile away.
There is also a wide range of restaurants and pubs in and around Andover to suit most tastes and pockets.
There is no regular public transport serving Wildhern.