Wildhern

Friday 1st May 2020
3 nights

May Day Weekend
with Maypole and Penny Fair

This meet has been cancelled

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 Lorna & Nat, who can be contacted by the Wessex mobile phone on 07939 592 200.

Site at Wildhern

What’s on

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.

Ceilidh

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

We will be holding a raffle to raise funds for our nominated charity.


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

Directions

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

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.