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Swanage Meet 2016
From Friday 01 July 2016
To Sunday 03 July 2016
Friday 01 July 2016

Swanage Meet - July 2016

Dates: 1-3rd July 2016

This is a Camping Meet, staying at Acton Field, Langton Matravers. Another chance to hopefully enjoy the fine summer Dorset weather.

The meet will be held jointly with the Eagle Ski Club.

This campsite is only open to the general public at certain times of year, otherwise only to clubs. .  It is located within easy walking distance of coastal climbing and walking.  There is also good biking and walking inland, and beach access a couple of miles away.  Food is available in local pubs in Langton Matravers.  Campsite website:  It is situated to the south of the B3069, just beyond the west (top) end of the village.

The meet is open to families of members, but parents or legal guardians must be responsible for their children at all times.  Guests of members are also very welcome.

Please ensure that you contact me before the meet, so I can confirm numbers with the campsite.  I intent to bring a large tent, to allow for some socialising.  Members are responsible for bringing any food or drink they wish to consume during the meet.  A BBQ will be arranged for one evening, depending on the weather.

If anybody wants to stay longer, it should be possible to arrive earlier and depart later.  Due to the opening arrangements early arrivals should confirm with the site before arrival.

The nearest railway station is Wareham, and buses are available from Wareham and Poole to Langton Matravers.

Contact John Kentish if you are looking for climbing partners.

Cost: £6 per night

Contact Details:  
John Kentish, 01474-365038  or mobile  07796-226561 , email; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via Alpinet

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please note there may be periods when emails are not answered promptly.  There is plenty of space on the campsite.


Location Acton Field Campsite, Swanage
BH19 3HS