Rally Chat New Forest

Discussion in 'Rally Planning Discussion and Chat' started by Popeye, Jun 15, 2015.

  1. Popeye

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    Hi all. Yesterday I called in at Ocknell Caravan and Camping site to have a look at their facilities in the vain hope of running a meet down here in the New Forest.

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    They have a Rally Field, but of course you'd be camped in and amongst the trees so it doesn't feel like a field exactly.

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    It is magnificent, it even has a separate picnic sort of Area which the rules say that a Gazebo or similar can be erected on. There is enough room for at least thirty units and they'll do a deal for MHfun.

    The deal is £12.00 per night per unit with 2 adults and up to 4 children. Not bad I thought.
    They have a toilet block, drinking water and black waste sluice.

    The down side is .......... No EHU and No Shower block so apart from the occasional boost pack or Genny this wouldn't be the ideal place for those who can't manage without sparks.

    On the plus side, you probably won't be able to get TV reception or WiFi because of the trees so do you really need the sparks.



    On the plus side the cattle, deer and ponies will be peeping at you from every tree so the entertainment would be on foot or cycle.


    I took these Picture yesterday from the road and you can see the general camping behind the critters in the distance.
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    I have no idea when this would occur, it might not be until 2016 maybe just a week-end before Jez & Lins Dorset meet or Mo's Bagwell meet assuming they happen again. It could be earlier.

    I'd like to gauge initial reaction, numbers and perhaps suggestions as to when? I'd also like to hear from those who wouldn't attend because of the lack of electric.


    So your views please.....yes I mean You!
     
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  2. old-mo

    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    I would like some of that.... Just love the New Forest...

    Will be tied up a lot this year,,,, so next would be fine...

    But will go with the flow..

    Good Luck hope you pull it of..(y)

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    Long way to come for us, but I love the new forest, I would come if the dates fitted with when we could extend the trip in that area, no problem re lack of EHU
     
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  4. Popeye

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    I think I know what you mean Mo.........
     
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    Where is it?
     
  6. Popeye

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    :smiley: Would join you on our way from IOW to wander around the mainland. Dont often stop in New Forest overnight which is a bit of a shame really as it is beautiful, so a meet there would be perfect. Pretty much organised our various travels from now until end of year so 2016 would be a better time. Fully self sufficient so dont need EHU . Hope you manage to sort it :smiley:
     
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    If it to be next year I'm sure we would be interested (y)
    As long as we eventually get our new van by then :rolleyes:
    For a weekend no EHU shouldn't be a problem.
     
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    List of interested parties.

    1 Popeye

    2 Old Mo

    3 Golly

    4 Irnbru

    5 2spritelyislanders

    6 Baycott

    It would appear that 2016 would be favourite with most of you........
     
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    We would probably be interested too (y)

    Ali x
     
  11. Popeye

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    Near perfect Dog walking country too.
     
  12. denisejoe

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    Would be very intrested as love the NF and if it's after April I will be RETIRED

    Joe
     
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    Would be very intrested as love the NF and if it's after April I will be RETIRED

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    Would love to come, all depends on the dates for us.
     
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    Dependent on dates we'd be there. Haven't been to the New forest for a few years.
     
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    And we will be in if we can make dates fit
    Seen as we have no plans for next year be nice to make it fit around other rally's
    It's a fair old run for us northern mob and it would be good to go back into new Forrest we have not been since late eightys when kids were little
     
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    We would be interested if it is in 2016, not far for us.
     
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    We would be interested too depending on dates(y)
     
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    We'd be interested next year depending on dates, leccy no problem.
     
  20. Popeye

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    Now it looks like we're cooking with Gas, thank you for your replies, of course quite a few are already on Mo's Bagwash Farm meet so they won't have read it yet, but this shows signs of going live.


    1 Popeye

    2 Old Mo ....................... 2016 Preference

    3 Golly

    4 Irnbru

    5 2spritelyislanders .......2016 Preference

    6 Baycott ....................... Provided he has new van

    7 Amentalcat

    8 denisejoe .....................post april 2016

    9 CJB ..............................Date dependent

    10 scousebird .................Date dependent

    11 Peter & Elaine ...........Date dependent

    12 Electraglide ...............2016 Preference

    13 Ali n' Tim ..................Date dependent

    14 pandj .........................2016 Preference
     
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