We have been to Dorset and stayed at Highlands End, right on the cliff top over looking West Bay (where some of the current TV programme Broadchurch was filmed). Quite an experience, Windy not the word for it, second night we lost the awning. OK we were wet behind the ears at the time and didnt have storm straps fitted but chasing empty beer cans around the tarmac road at 3.00 am in the morning was not fun. Then to cap it off we walked the coast path to West Bay with our then German shephard, it took us through an open field where we duly got chased by a herd of cows, man they were scary.weyr said:Dorset is such a lovely County and has so much to offer doesn't seem right not to have had a post
When we get our oufit we plan to visit Dorset.
I certainly want to re visit Corfe Castle B)
We stopped at Ullwell last October. Lovely site with nice facilities and some nice walks up hills to tire my four and six year old daughters out on. The only down side for us was the complete lack of any supermarkets local to the place meaning that we were pretty much tied to the single Budgens in Swanage unless we wanted to drive around to Poole. and that budgens was stupidly expensive; presumably because it had a captive audience. Yes we will go back again I suspect. so much to do with the kids, even in Octember.crazyguider said:We go every year and stay at Ulwell Cottage in Swanage. We love it. Also found Nordens Farm to be excellent, and just up the road from Corfe.
We shall look for that when we next go down that way. Thanks for the tip.crazyguider said:There's a big Co-op in Swanage, next to the train station! it's a little tucked away, but we use that, not Budgens as it's cheaper and has much better variety.
Glad you enjoyed Ulwell - we're booked in for 2 weeks again this August - can't wait!
The latter sounds more our sort of thing! :cheer:Gozza said:We love Dorset and go there a lot with the caravan - but it's near enough we can do lots of the county with a day trip, if we don't mind an early start. We've settled on South Lychett Manor for the last few seasons, quite expensive but its a lovely site and we like the local pub and craft centres!
At the other end of the scale, once a year our AmDram group has a weekend camp on a field near Wareham which is just that - a field! We book a water bowser from the local farmer and dig our own elsan disposal pit :cheer:
Wooooooooooow, Looks nice enough but not for us, £52.50 a night is a bit too on the steep side. I also assume that my cripplemobile would be counted as a commercial vehicle so definite no go.Keefanmaxx said:Well, after much discussion, several looks at several sites, Mrs Keith and I will be visiting East Fleet Farm again this year ...... along with some additional family members, but they can rough it in the tent!
Dates sorted, just need to confirm pitches and book! :cheer: