Located on the western edge of the New Forest and is just a short walk or cycle ride from the open forest. The Avonside town of Fordingbridge is less than 2 miles away and has shops, Pubs and takeaways. The rally field is a level field with good access. Many attractions are within easy reach including historic houses and museums, water sports on lakes and at the coast, the historic city of Salisbury and its famous cathedral, as well as the stunning scenery that is the heart of the New Forest..
Stewards Contact:Margaret at site on 07704689679 during THS only.
Price: £10.00 per unit night, Extra Adults £3.00 per person
New Forest D.A. welcomes you to Gorse Farm Holiday Site.
Downton is a large ancient Wiltshire village with a population of approximately 3,000 situated around 6 miles south of Salisbury and 3 miles from the site. It straddles the River Avon just outside the New Forest National Park and is surrounded by water meadows and chalk downland. The parish includes the hamlets of Charlton All Saints and Standlynch. The village is also well known for its fishing and as a centre for exploring the River Avon and New Forest.
Fordingbridge is on the western edge of the New Forest surrounded by rolling countryside and places of interest yet being within 60 minutes of Stonehenge, Salisbury Cathedral, Winchester Cathedral, the South coast and the Isle of Wight.Fordingbridge is fortunate enough to have a Visitor Information Centre (VIC) in Kings Yard on Salisbury Street, Fordingbridge. The VIC is open from Monday to Saturday 10am to 3pm, until October. There is a supermarket and a variety of shops to amuse the whole family.
The town of Fordingbridge was originally known as "Forde" and the "bridge" element of the name was not added until the Avon was first spanned at this point. The Great Bridge, of seven arches, was in existence in 1286 A.D. and possibly earlier. The Parish church is mainly Early English and Early Decorated in style, but the tower is Perpendicular, and the chapel on the north side dates from the early thirteenth century
A pretty little town noted for its old Priory and riverside walks. The restored Regent Centre puts on shows and films. The large garden centre “Stewarts” is on the outskirts of the town, next door to a large “Sainsbury’s” supermarket.
From Hengisbury Head a ten mile stretch of sandy beach extends to Sandbanks and the entrance to Poole harbour. Places along this stretch include Southbourne, Boscombe, Bournemouth and Poole. Bournemouth is famous for its sand, sea, chines, gardens and shops. It also offers cinemas and top summer shows. During August, children can take part in candle lighting in the Gardens.
You can't visit Salisbury without going to see Salisbury Cathedral - a magnificent medieval cathedral with the tallest spire in England, surrounded by other historic buildings with superb architecture within Cathedral Close, and the Chorister Gardens at Chorister Square. The Cathedral School can be found here too. If you enjoy the architecture and stories from the past, then we recommend a visit to Malmesbury House, designed by Sir Christopher Wren, and with many interesting tales to tell. Salisbury is 9 miles from the site. A traditional market in the market square takes place twice a week on Tuesday and Saturday.
The market town of Ringwood is 9 miles south of the site. Ringwood still has a lively Wednesday morning street market and has remained a delightful, unspoilt historic town with both quaint and modern shops, street entertainment, restaurants, pubs and cafes. For centuries it has been the traditional market town of the New Forest with its market charter dating back to 1226.
The historic site of Stonhenge is just a 20 mile drive away. Estimated to be as old as 3100BC the stones are visited by thousands of people from across the world. The daily opening times and charges can be checked at the English Heritage website
Gorse Farm,Blissford Hampshire. SP6 2JH
At Fordingbridge (A338) turn east on B3078 for 1 mile. Join unclassified road signposted Blissford. Site is 300 yds on the right.