Friday 10th June, meet time 17:00
Wimborne Minster Folk Festival weekend
Walk or event leader: Katie Contact: 07493880897 Email event leader
Come and join myself and Faye camping in Wimborne for a fun packed weekend of music, dance, food, crafts and things to buy around the town. We will be camping at The Meadows camping field for two nights to enjoy all the festival events. The site has toilets, showers and a good 24 hour security, it is only a 10 minute walk from town over Julians Bridge. The cost is £7 per person per night plus booking fee online or £8 pp per night on the gate and entry to campsite is by camping wristband only, which you will recieve ( I will be paying on the gate as it wasn't too busy last time I went ). Information of online booking at merleyhallfarm.co.uk. * Please be aware that access to/from town on foot is over Julians Bridge, which has no foot path, so please take care when crossing at all times*.
On the Friday I have put an estimated meeting time as we hopefully will be setting up the tent before this time. From 5pm we will have a meal and go to the White Hart for 7pm music ( The Skimmity Hitchers +).
On the Saturday enjoy the many events around town from music ( I will be looking out for a particular busker well known to the group ;-), Morris dancing and the many trade stands. We can decide on what to see as there are many events and also Party in the Paddock with tribute bands and local bands ( there will be minimal costs involed with this event).
On the Sunday there may be a possibility of a short walk and more music at the festival.
For more info look at the website wimbornefolk.co.uk
Start or meeting point: The Meadows camping field estimated meet time 5pm but arrive before to pitch your tent. To get to the campsite I would suggest coming via the B3078 and there should be signs on your right before you get to Julians Bridge. Text me or ring my mobile number above so that I know to look out for you.
Directions: As above come via the B3078 to get to The Meadows camping field. There is public transport and the nearest train station is in Poole. There are regular bus services from Poole and Bournemouth operated by More buses ( 3,4 and 13 ) to the town centre and text or phone me on above mobile as I can come and meet you in town.
Walk gradings are provided as a general guide only. If you have any doubt about your fitness for a particular walk please contact the organiser or leader in advance.
Bear in mind the distance of the walk, regional differences in terrain and the possibility of bad weather, which can make a walk more difficult than planned.
If you're unsure of your fitness level, try a short and easy walk first - it's much better to find a walk a little too slow and easy than to make yourself miserable and exhausted.
Leaders may refuse to accept participants who in their opinion are inadequately equipped or unfit.
What to Bring With You on a Walk
Packed lunch - most walks require you to bring along a good packed lunch as most day hikes over 5 miles will entail a lunch stop of about twenty minutes (or five minutes if it's raining hard!). If the walk has a pub or tea room stop then a full lunch shouldn't be needed, please check the individual walk details for more information.
Proper walking boots and socks - every year a few new people will turn up to longer walks in unsuitable footwear and suffer painful blisters, sore ankles or be forced to get the bus home as a result. Don't let it happen to you - approriate footwear is a must in the rural and rocky terrain that Dorset has to offer, and on any walk that is over 4 miles or has anything more than a 'easy' difficultly rating. Outdoor stores are everywhere now and offer decent ankle boots at affordable prices, so it's easier than ever to get the proper kit on a budget.
Rainproofs - on any walk the weather can turn for the worse, so even if the forecast is clear most members carry a packaway jacket or rainproofs. During the winter a rainproof jacket is a must, and many members also swear by waterproof over-trousars or quick drying outdoor fabrics. Gore-tex and eVent fabrics are perfect if you have the budget!
Mobile phone - a mobile is a good safety device to have with you, even if reception is patchy you can always walk to high ground and try to get a signal if you get lost or seperated from a group walk (which is extremely rare!). Also if you are late for a walk you can contact the Walk Leader and ask them to wait for five or ten minutes, please be aware however that if you are very late the Walk Leader will have no choice but to start the walk.
A print out of the event details - our event start details are optimised for car Satnavs, so you can enter the walk start address, postcodes and even latitude and longtitude coordinates to help you find the walk. The print out will also give you the Walk Leader name and mobile should you run into to trouble on the journey there.
Walks Grading Explained
Easy Access - walks for everyone, including people with conventional wheelchairs and pushchairs, using easy access paths. Comfortable shoes or trainers can be worn. Assistance may be needed to push wheelchairs on some sections, please contact the group running the walk for details.
Easy - walks for anyone who does not have a mobility difficulty, a specific health problem or is seriously unfit. Suitable for pushchairs if they can be lifted over occasional obstructions. Comfortable shoes or trainers can be worn.
Leisurely - walks for reasonably fit people with at least a little country walking experience. May include unsurfaced rural paths. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are recommended.
Moderate - walks for people with country walking experience and a good level of fitness. May include some steep paths and open country, and may be at a brisk pace. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are essential.
Strenuous - walks for experienced country walkers with an above average fitness level. May include hills and rough country, and may be at a brisk pace. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are essential. People in doubt about their fitness should contact the organiser or leader in advance.
Technical - walks for experienced and very fit walkers with additional technical skills. May require scrambling and use of ropes, ice axes and crampons. You must contact the organiser or leader in advance for further details.