STEWARDS: Ryan & Pip David
FRIDAY 22nd August
Site opens at 11.00 a.m.
Please be aware that this is a farm site in the Purbecks where flat ground is hard to find.
Our field is not bad but we recommend blocks to level up your van.
Get together and drinks at Chez "Davills"! (i.e. the gazebo in between the 'David' & 'Wills' tents making the communal area!)
SATURDAY 23rd August
Free day in a beautiful area with lots to see and do.
8.00pm Quiz Night at Chez "Davills"
3 part quiz with prize for the winners!
SUNDAY 24th August
10.30 a.m. Methodist Church service in Swanage - Ric Fellowes
105 High Street, Swanage
Stroll around Swanage after service with possible pub lunch - please contact Pip direct before Saturday 16th so she can book places for the Sunday lunch if you'd like to come.
MONDAY 25th August
Site closes at 4.00 p.m.
The cost is £10 per night for Van/Tent and two people.
Children over 3 yrs are £2 per night and over 15 £3 per night.
No BBQs please and dogs on leads.
Rodney and Hazel Parker
Take the road to Wareham and then follow the A351 (Swanage Road). Just before Corfe Castle turn right opposite Castle View Visitors Centre (brown sign post to The New Inn).
After approx 1 mile you will see Bucknowle Farm on the left.
Drive slowly as it would be difficult to turn round past the site.
The site entrance is on the left down the farm lane and we have to cross the main camp field.
Penultimate Camp Review
Our penultimate camp for the year took us back to the lovely Bucknowle Farm outside Corfe Castle, which many had visited before, however this was our first trip to this site and our first as camp stewards!
We arrived on Friday at around midday, and a number of keen campers were already on site. We got ourselves set up in fair weather and most had arrived by mid afternoon. We took the opportunity to walk into Corfe itself over the fields and not too far away! The surrounding area lends itself to many walks, attractions and entertainment, not least of all a local beer festival available in the village! Friday evening after dinner, we all gathered in the marquee for welcome drinks....Thanks to Katherine and Jason for the use of said structure, it would have been extremely cramped in our little tent otherwise! Many boils of the gas kettle after, and general natter and fellowship, it got a little cold for comfort, so we bedded down for the night.
Saturday was a free day for all to enjoy the local area, including trips to Wareham, Kimmeridge and other beauty spots. The evening activity consisted of a camp quiz, with a picture round, general knowledge and word link rounds. Margaret Burdett and her team emerged victorious and went back to her camper van with a bottle of wine!
Sunday morning and the weather was again lovely, and we all made the trip into Swanage to the Methodist Church there, to see none other than our own Ric Fellows preaching. It was a lovely service and the club and children swelled the congregation to everyone's pleasure. Following the service and the obligatory cuppa, we meandered a few hundred yards down the road to the Red Lion pub, where we enjoyed some lovely dinner. The pub was most accommodating for all 35 of us, including members who were visiting for the occasion. We then wandered around Swanage before heading back to camp. A number of conscientious campers had seen the impending weather forecast and decided to decamp early, leaving just two tents and the caravans to endure the onslaught!
And sure enough, during the night the heavens opened, and it was a very soggy pack up on bank holiday Monday. But that couldn't dampen the spirits from a glorious weekend of fun, frolics and friendship.
If this sounds like the kind of weekend you would enjoy, visit our website at www.wmfcc.co.uk, or chat to John Mahoney our chairman :-)
Pippa & Ryan David, camp stewards.