CANCELLED 21st - 27th September - New Forest Driving Week
Monday, 21st September - Spider Drive to Linford Bottom for 12:30 pm. We will meet where the track crosses Linford Brook, NW of the car park (BH24 3HT)
Tuesday, 22nd September - Spider Drive to Bank in Pinkney Lane, SO43 7FE for 12:30 pm. This is not Deerhurst Cottage, but further on up the hill, just on the left-hand side after the cattle grid.
Wednesday, 23rd September - Spider Drive to Hampton Ridge. Meet at 12:30 pm, in Pitts Wood Inclosure, entrance at back of the Tumuli.
Thursday, 24th September - Spider Drive to Whitemoor Car Park, SO43 7GR for 12.30pm.
Friday, 25th September - Spider Drive to Beaulieu Road SO42 7YQ for 12.30pm. Refreshments will be available to purchase from the Cancer Research ladies, subject to any Covid-19 spike. Disposable cups will be provided for tea/coffee, but if you would like soup please bring your own mug.
Saturday 26th September - Spider Drive to woods adjacent to Old House, near Burley for 12.30pm.
Sunday 29th September - Spider Drive to Hasley, SP6 2PZ at the West gate into Hasley Hill Inclosure for 12.30pm. CANCELLED
PROVISIONAL Sunday 13th December - Christmas Drive (fancy dress optional!) from Janesmoor Pond, near Lyndhurst. Please contact Sue Kennedy on 01425 272211 for further details and to book in.
Please remember to book in for all drives and events.
All BDS Members of any Area (including Hampshire Area Members taking part in Hampshire Area Drives) must be fully paid-up members of the BDS before taking part in BDS organized Driving Events (with the exception of training events which take place in a suitable enclosed area).
Hampshire Area would also recommend that all whips participating in one of our Driving Events have their Membership Card with them at the time.
Membership does need to be checked for our insurance to be valid.
We have been asked by the Forestry Commission to kindly remind our members that we are allowed to drive on gravel tracks only and not across the lawn areas of the forest.
The path within the Aldridgehill Inclosure between the Keepers Cottage and the Rhinefield Road is designated as unsuitable for carriages. As there isn't a continuous gravel track, we should not be using it, although special permission may sometimes be granted at certain times of year following consultation. This is a particularly sensitive area with young deer and the Area is keen to cooperate with The Forestry Commission's request.
And finally a reminder to drivers to please have their forest permit disks displayed on either the harness or vehicle so as to avoid embarrassment if they are checked as the Forestry Commission continue to make random checks.