Next meet here in 2023

Friday 28th April 2023
3 nights

Harvest Supper

May Day Weekend
with Maypole & Penny Fair

Wessex Area AGM

Maypole & Penny Fair

May Day Weekend

Booking in advance is essential for this meet.
Please send an email to info@wessexfdsg.org or call the Wessex mobile on 07340 248 577 to reserve your place.

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 are Mike and Jan, who can be contacted by the Wessex mobile phone on 07340 248 577.

Site at Wildhern

Activities at our meets this year may be changed or cancelled depending on restrictions in place for social gatherings at the time. Latest information is always available on our website.

Friday Evening

On Friday evening we will gather in the hall at 7.30pm to catch up on news, maybe play some music and have a singalong.

AGM & Members Meeting

The Wessex Area AGM will be held on Saturday 29th April, starting at 2pm in the hall on site, with signing in commencing at 1.30pm. Please remember your membership cards.

There are six vacancies on the committee. The retiring officers are Stella Callow, Peter Mullens, Richard Perry and Sarah Perry, all of whom are willing to stand for re-election.

Nominations for the Committee, signed by the proposer, seconder and nominee, should be submitted to the Area Secretary before the commencement of the meeting.

The AGM will be followed by a Members Meeting, and then a ‘bring & share’ supper.

Wessex Area Harvest Supper

Our annual Harvest Supper is being held on Saturday Evening in the hall on site, and Caroline is organising our catering this year.

We will provide a choice of hot supper, and ask that you bring a dessert to share with the group.

Please send an email to info@wessexfdsg.org or call the Wessex mobile on 07340 248 577 to reserve your place.


We will be holding a ceilidh on Saturday evening in the hall on site, starting at about 7.30pm after we have finished supper.

We will be having two ceilidhs this weekend, on Saturday and Sunday evening, both starting at 7.30pm in the hall on site.

These are informal evenings of folk dance interspersed with song, poetry or music. You can bring your own refreshments, although tea and coffee is provided in the interval.

Tea and coffee will be provided, but please bring your own refreshments for the evening. There will be a raffle to raise money for the charity we have chosen to support this year.

Maypole Dancing

We plan to celebrate the start of May in traditional style with 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.

In the area

The Hawk Conservancy Trust

Birds of prey, including owls, vultures and eagles

Museum of the Iron Age

Tells the story of Danebury hill fort which lies to the south west of Andover

Highclere Castle

One of England’s most beautiful Victorian Castles, and the setting for “Downton Abbey”

Whitchurch Silk Mill

A working Victorian water mill


Tangley Parish 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

Local information


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.


There is no regular public transport serving Wildhern.