Originally Posted by paul1
Looking to trailer the boat down to poole for the weekend early summer ,and use a camp site for the night, bit a fun for the kids, I have found a camp site called Redcliffe Farm near Wareham, which is on the river which leads to the harbour.Will I be able to reach Poole from this location at low tide? and how long would it take? if the weather is poor how much of the harbour would be accessable at low tide? would appreciate any local advice and suggestions on cruising areas, looks great from google earth!
Most of it is accessable at neaps-but the area round the back (west) of Brownsea is mostly quiet areas with a 6 knot limit. Don't go round the back of Brownsea on a falling spring tide-the mud is like quicksand and dries very quickly outside the channels.
If you look at the Microsoft satellite images for the harbour on flashearth
you can see where the channels are as it appears to have been taken at low tide.
Nice areas toexplore with kids are the Arne peninsular, Goathorn
and if you want to have a root around for bit of shrapnel etc the area round Redhorn
(you can see the ww2 bomb craters in the image). Watch out for adders and wood ants on the heathland/wooded areas.
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