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Old 06 September 2004, 16:51   #11
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Looking forward to meeting you Neal, Peter, Martyn and Ann, and seeing Dave and Harry again. Thanks also for PMs received. Sorry you can't make it Biggles and Alan.
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Just so Louise and I (and Paul, Sue & Tim as well) aren't the only ones dressed up as pirates, don't forget to get your gear sorted in good time. You could get a suitable flag here: http://www.sillyjokes.co.uk/dress-up/acc/pirates/ (if you like - it's not compulsory!)
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Campsite nearby?

Can anybody recommend a family campsite somewhere on the south coast, maybe near a beach or arcades or something where we can stay over on the saturday night and drive easily to Calshot in the morning?

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Hi Rich

Here's a link to some New Forest campsites: http://www.newforest-online.co.uk/nf...t/camping.shtm

Can't recommend any personally, I'm afraid, as it's a long time since we camped in the area! Hopefully, someone local may be able to help?

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Hi Rich
We generally use The Kingfisher Site at Stokes Bay Gosport which has facilities for kids and a good onsite club.
There is another caled Dibles in Warsash but that is quite basic.
Both are East of Southampton so if you are launching at Calshot it is quite a hike. There are several in the New Forest but most seem to be in a field with basic facilities and there is always the problem of a pony joining you!
Other than that I expect there are several around Lymington.
I did see campers and caravans near Calshot but cant remember if there is a proper site there?
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Hi Rich

Your best bet from the Forestry Commission sites are either Ashurst (good facilities, big site, but noisy train nearby) or Hollands Wood (good facilities, more peaceful if you keep away from the side nearest the road).

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Hi Rich
someone local may be able to help?
Unless you have your own toilet facilities your limited to Ashurst or Hollands Wood campsites on the calshot side of the forest.

Both Ashurst and Hollands wood have facilities within easy walking distance.Pubs ,Chip shops ,Indian and Chinese take aways .

Hollands Wood - I can recommend the Foresters in Brockenhurst for very reasonable food and good ringwood 49’er – which would probably swing it for me.

Ashurst – New forest hotel right next to the campsite – Fullers pub. Other people recommend the Happy Cheese pub just over the railway bridge but I have’nt tried it.

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We (aging youth, froglover & tadpoles) can't make it either.

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Re Campsites

Thanks for all the info everyone, will get sorted next week. Pray for sunshine (like last weekend )

Now where did I put that tent.....
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