Summer Tournament

Hear ye! Hear ye! Unto the populace of Drachenwald does West Dragonshire bid welcome. The summer months are upon us, and the Oak King is waning and the Holly King prepares to take us towards the Autumn and Winter. However, before he does, we of West Dragonshire invite all to participate in a Summer Tourney. Whilst the weather is warm and the sun shines high in the sky, we once again long to hear the clashing of swords on shield and to see the mightiest warriors that our Kingdom has to offer display their prowess in arms and their chivalry on the Tourney field. And the Tourney winner joins an illustrious list of gentles from over the years. A scrumptious feast will be prepared by Lord Raphe Cuthbert, so please contact him with any dietary restrictions. The site offers both camping or bunks. The site is a discretely wet.

When: 29th - 31st July, 2005
Costs: £16.00 per attendee for the weekend.
Feast: £2.00 per participant. Please make all
cheques payable to West Dragonshire.

Autocrat: Lord Sveinn Ælfríksson (Steve Diamond)

Reservations Steward and Head Cook: Lord Raphe Cuthbert (Ian Walden)

Site Location:
Tile Barn outdoor and Camping Centre
Tile Barn, Church Lane,
Brockenhurst SO42 7UB

From south-east: - aim for M27 westbound

From London or anywhere involving the M25: - take M3 towards Basingstoke, Winchester, Southampton, join M27 westbound

From Midlands or north-west: - aim for M40 and then A34 southbound to Winchester, join M3 southbound then M27 westbound

From south-west: - aim for A31 east-bound towards M27 junction 1

At M27 Junction 1, take A337 towards New Forest & Cadnam (left turn if coming from M27, right turn if coming from A31). Follow short section of dual-carriageway and turn right at roundabout (A337 towards Lyndhurst). In Lyndhurst, turn left along High Street, then turn right just before Maserati/Ferrari showroom (A337 towards Brockenhurst & Lymington). Get in left-hand lane, following signs to Brockenhurst.

In Brockenhurst, cross the railway at the level crossing. Take the SECOND left (at a 45 degree angle) into Church Lane, site is 1/2 mile on right.

Please Note: There is limited parking at the site. We are trying to arrange space on one of the camping fields, but if this is not possible, we will arrange parking at Brockenhurst railway station (£1 on Saturday, free on Sunday) and ferry people once they have unloaded their gear.

By Rail: Take trains to Brockenhurst (Bournemouth/Poole line out of Waterloo, but direct trains possible from Reading, Oxford, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh & Glasgow - contact Reservations Steward for further details). Exit station by turning right at top of stairs to footbridge. At end of car park, turn right, cross road and you will be at Church Lane. It is only half a mile, but if you really can't manage it, we can arrange a lift.

By Air: Nearest airports are Southampton and Bournemouth with plenty of cheap flights. From Southampton, the railway stations is 2 minutes walk with lots of trains to Brockenhurst. From Bournemouth, arrange lift with Reservations Steward or the Autocrat.