Rally Kent and East Sussex Railway Rally. (1 Viewer)

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Jul 5, 2013
Tunbridge Wells, Tunbridge Wells, UK
Funster No
A class
Since 2013
Noon Friday 28 June to noon Monday 1 July 2019

Quarry Farm, Bodiam, East Sussex TN32 5RA

The venue is in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We are 5 minute’s walk away from Bodiam Station on the Kent and East Sussex Railway. This is a 10.5 mile heritage line running from the village of Bodiam to the small town of Tenterden in Kent. The railway will be running exclusively with steam trains on both the Saturday and Sunday of the Rally

The venue is also a 10 minute walk from the National Trust’s Bodiam Castle, which is a 600 year old moated castle in a stunning setting. Entrance is free to NT members. If you are not a member you will be able to get a discount if you have a valid ticket for the Kent and East Sussex Railway.

Quarry Farm fronts onto a length of the River Rother and you will able to fish there for free as long as you have an EA licence. In addition you can bring along your canoe or kayak and launch it for free. If you do not own a canoe or kayak you can hire them from the venue.

The farm has their own private 2 mile and 4 mile long cycle or walking routes that run through their fields and cider orchards as well as along the banks of the River Rother. These do not use any public roads. So don’t forget your bikes. If you do not have a bike you can hire them from the venue.

There will be fresh water available as well as an elsan dump tank. There are no EHUs available. Grey water can be disposed of in the hedges, but not directly onto the camping field. There are no dustbins available so please take your rubbish home with you.

You can bring your dog but it must be kept on a lead at all times when on the Farm’s land, because they have livestock, including sheep and lambs, in some of their fields. Needless to say you must pick up any mess left by your dog. Dogs are allowed on the trains with a ticket (£3 for the day).

There are several options nearby if you want a drink or to eat out.
  • Quarry Farm has serving drinks, snacks, breakfasts, light lunches and Sunday roasts. It is opposite the field we are camping in.
  • The Castle Inn is a 10 minute walk away and serves breakfasts, lunches and dinners.
  • The National Trust’s tea room at the entrance to Bodiam Castle serves snacks and light lunches every day. You do not need to pay for entrance to the Castle to use it.
Other local attractions you can visit include
  • The pretty town of Tenterden with its tree lined High Street with local shops, pubs and restaurants. It also has a Tesco and a Waitrose Supermarket.
  • Stop off at Northiam Station and you will be able to take a river cruise back to Bodiam or to Rye. Or you could visit Great Dixter House and Gardens.
  • Take a bus from Bodiam Station to Hastings for a day out at the seaside. Visit the old town for the antique shops and have some fresh fish and chips. Hastings is one of the few seaside towns that still have a beach launched fishing fleet and the tall black painted net sheds on the beach are an iconic sight.
  • Johns Cross Motorhomes are only about 5 miles away if you want to spend some of your hard earned cash on a new motorhome or some bits for your existing one at their excellent accessories shop. Don’t forget to ask for your Motorhome Fun discount in the shop.
The rally fee is £42.00 for 3 nights or £30 if you only want to stop for 1 or 2 nights. This does not include the cost of travel on the railway. We can obtain tickets for a day’s unlimited travel with a 15% discount on their normal prices. The price is £15.30 for adults and £10.20 for children (3 to 15 years old). These will need to be paid for in advance through us. If you have 2 or 3 children with you it will be cheaper to buy a family ticket at the station as we cannot offer a discount on those.

We will require payment of a deposit of £20 on booking. We will collect the remainder in cash on arrival at the Rally. If you wish to come to the rally please reply on this thread and I will start a conversation with you (i.e. a PM) giving details of how to pay, so please watch out for your alerts for that. Once you have paid, you will be on the list.

Because of the size of the venue this Rally will be limited to 60 motorhomes.

We will be holding a raffle in aid of the Kent Surrey and Sussex Air ambulance. In addition any excess we make will be donated to this good cause.

List of attendees
  1. @peterc10 Marshall
  2. @shunter Marshall
  3. @scousebird Marshall
  4. @icantremember
  5. @Mike B
  6. @Viennese
  7. @Lenny HB
  8. @Langtoftlad
  9. @grumps147
  10. @retiringjoyce
  11. @gozomike
  12. @MikeD
  13. @HandE
  14. @Centurian
  15. @DrivingMissDaisy
  16. @petenshirley
  17. @Les
  18. @OG1
  19. @Okeyjon
  20. @Stagman
  21. @Philip Jeffery
  22. @Treeeev
  23. @Roger.m
  24. @Bessie600
  25. @Bob Worsley
  26. @highwayman
  27. @Stephen Franklin
  28. @Targetpaster
  29. @Steve and Kat
  30. @Hastingsranger
  31. @patricia the newbie
  32. @Mike800966
  33. @MOHO Mike
  34. @Pmac4
  35. @GMLS
  36. @rb62
  37. @Arzedby
  38. @Chestnut
  39. @David Evans
  40. @Clive
  41. @WellWornTraveller
  42. @JonP
  43. Michael Gaylor
  44. tboy
  45. Bryden
  46. Spriddler
  47. cruiser

List of Reserves
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Oct 28, 2013
SW England
Funster No
Van Conversion
A few years now
Ah but are you interested in coming :D2
Would love to but have Stratford Rally & Highlands End Meet the following two weeks so a bit of a busy time & we have to be at home sometimes! :) Sure there will be no shortage of takers though (y)


Deceased RIP
Sep 5, 2011
edge of New Forest
Funster No
Frankia Platin Plus
On and off since 1983
Sounds great Peter, I wish I was going to be in the country so that I could join you all, sadly the plans clash at this time but I'm sure it will be a great meet.


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