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Birchwood Tourist Park, Wareham, Dorset.
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We stayed at this site in October 2016. Having been disappointed at another site, we called in without booking and were offered a choice of grass with electric or hard stand fully serviced pitches. We asked to look around first and were really impressed. We liked it so much we decided there and then to have an extra night.

The well spaced hardstand pitches on offer were dead level, part paved for the caravan/motorhome and part chippings for an awning. Fully serviced with EHU, TV aerial hookup, water tap and drain. That's what we chose and the cost was £19.50 per night for the pitch and two adults. The only extra was optional wifi at £1 per day.

The entrance and exit barriers are operated by ANPR so there was no faffing around with codes or cards. The shower blocks (two of them) were immaculate and there were several bin compounds with water taps around the site. The roads were in first class condition as was everything else.

The site is open most of the year and there seemed to be quite a few seasonally sited vans. A C&CC DA rally was in progress on part of the site but there was plenty of room for all. There were lots of staff around and they were friendly as were the other vanners we met.

Birchwood is situated fairly near the Caravan Club Hunters Moon site but on the opposite side of the road and the pitching area is some distance from the road. Anyone who knows Hunters Moon will likely appreciate the benefit of that. Birchwood is surrounded by Wareham Forest but is open without a shut in feeling. There are walks into the Forest directly from the site - useful for dogs. It's a peaceful setting.

We will return.

http://www.birchwoodtouristpark.co.uk


The HS fully serviced pitch
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A general view across the site
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#2
Looks good Tinny.
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#3
It was first class, Dianne. We found nothing to fault.

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#4
We go down to Dorset every April for a week or soa nd normally stay at either Hunters Moon or Wareham Forest Caravan Park, quite a few years ago whilst out on a walk we strayed,by mistake onto this site and got a real rollicking for doing so, we pleaded our innocence to no avail and vowed never to stay there, but it does look a nice site
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#5
Wareham Forest was next on our list to try, Admiral, but we liked Birchwood so much we never got to WF. I really am not keen on Hunters Moon at all.

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#6
Thanks for a good review - the site certainly looks braw as does your motorhome
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#7
TW, you will not be disappointed with Wareham Forest, and will probably stay there next year instead of Hunters Moon, my S in L stayed at Hunters earlier this year and they got a rollicking for not pitching correctly as they had an Eriba with the door on the wrong side, they said they would never stay there again as the Warder (not a spelling mistake) really shouted at them and they felt so embarrassed
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#8
We had a similar experience with a warder at HM, Admiral. We were told we could not pitch the MH nose in ON THIS SITE. As we all know, pitching is allowed either way with the appropriate corner to the peg. Birchwood was different altogether.

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(15-10-2016, 11:51 AM)thosoneill Wrote: Thanks for a good review - the site certainly looks braw as does your motorhome

Thanks, Thos. Yes, the MH suits us just fine. Small enough to go most places but roomy enough to be comfortable. 

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