Eventing Preparation at Charlton Park Stables

Eventing Preparation at Charlton Park Stables

Schooling Fields for All Three Disciplines Available for Hire

Charlton Park Stables schooling field has had a fresh trim and smart new fillers have been added to the show jumping course. The recent rain has made the ground excellent underfoot for practicing all three disciplines for your next event. Come and perfect your half pass in the grass dressage arenas, try out new lines over the show jumps or challenge your distances over the cross-country course or just for fun. The facilities are available to hire for individuals and groups, please message their Facebook Page or call 07769513661.

Available Facilities on Grass

20 x 40 whiteboards

20 x 60 whiteboards

Full course of Show Jumps with water tray and fillers

Selection of Cross-Country fences

 

To find out more about Charlton Park Stables their facilities and services at Charlton Park Estate please click here.

May Fishing Report

May Fishing Report

Bill Morris Shares His Thoughts on Using a Heavier Line

Following on from Bill’s April fishing report his latest review and advice is below accompanied by some great views from the riverbank.

“Fishing has really taken off with the mayfly, despite continued low water levels. The top beat seems little fished and so far, l have caught the largest fish I have ever seen on that part of the river this week I have ever seen from the top of beat 1. The catch was nestled in a hole between branches overhanging the bankside.

“I would recommend using a heavier line that normal. My second tip this month is to mix up your mayflies and be patient. The fish are becoming a little slow to react with full stomachs from the hatch, so set aside some time to spend on the river to reap your reward. Good luck everyone and happy fishing.”

To read Bill Morris’ review of 2021 please click here.

Important Notice for Riding Permit Holders

Temporary Route Closure on Friday 20th May

The following route (marked no entry symbols on the image) behind Brokenborough will be closed for 1 day this month on Friday 20th May as the area surrounding this route will hosting a simulated shooting event.

Friday 20th May Closure of Brokenborough Riding Route

Please be advised that this route must not be used on this date in the interest of safety for riders, their horses and those attending the shoot.

Please use one of our alternative routes for riding on this date. We recognise that we cannot close a public bridleway, but we would advise using an alternative route on this date were possible. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

To look up the other riding routes please click here.

North Wiltshire Saddle Club Pleasure Ride 2022

We Welcome Riders to the Estate on Sunday 26th June 2022

 The North Wiltshire Saddle Club was established over 30 years ago and is based in Minety, Wiltshire. The club runs various events throughout the year including riding clinics, jumping evenings, shows, one day events, fun rides, and cross-country training sessions and not forgetting the social side with everything from skittles to quiz nights. The Pleasure Ride will be starting at 9.30am at Charlton Park and there will be two routes of approximately 6 miles and 10 miles each. The ride will take place over a mix of Estate land, private farmland, public rights of way and small section of road work. There will not be any jumps and the general character of the ride tends to be a little more relaxed than the big jumping rides.

The general character of the ride tends to be a little more relaxed
Credit: Courtesy of The North Wiltshire Saddle Club

Event Information

All riders will be awarded a rosette.

Toilets will be available on site. St John will be on site. Cake & Tea will be available for a small cost.

Start times will be allocated and entries close 21st June at 8pm, bookings cannot be taken on the day.

Entry Fees Adults £18 Children (U16) £13

Under 16s may not ride alone, they should be accompanied by an adult either on horse, foot or on a bicycle.

Any questions or entry forms please contact Claire at The North Wiltshire Saddle Club by emailing: charltonride@yahoo.com

To enter online or for further details please click here to visit The North Wiltshire Saddle Club website.

Important Notice for Riding Permit Holders

Temporary Route Closure on Friday 29th April

The following route (marked no entry symbols on the image) behind Brokenborough will be closed for 1 day this month on Friday 29th April as the area surrounding this route will hosting a simulated shooting event. The route is the Brokenborough South Part 1 All Year Round Route.

Riding Route Closure 29th April 2022

Please be advised that this route must not be used on this date in the interest of safety for riders, their horses and those attending the shoot.

Please use one of our alternative routes for riding on this date. We recognise that we cannot close a public bridleway, but we would advise using an alternative route on this date were possible. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

To look up the other riding routes please click here.

Summer Riding Routes Now Open

Riding Route Update for Permit Holders

We are pleased to announce the Summer Riding Route for the Riding Permit Scheme here on the Estate is now open. The Route to the north of Brokenborough is now available for permit holders to enjoy.

To promote equestrianism and equestrian access for riders, approximately 20km of off-road riding routes in the countryside around Hankerton, Brokenborough and Charlton villages have been made available. The routes span the 4,500 acres of the Estate.

If you would like to access the routes but not yet signed up for a permit, please click here for further information and an application form.

The Buffalo Tipi Open Weekend

The Buffalo Tipi open weekend will be on Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th April

The Buffalo Tipi open weekend is an opportunity for anyone to come and explore the potential and possibilities of using a giant Nordic tipi for their event or party. Tipis are an attractive alternative with a more unusual silhouette without compromising on functionality and comfort for your guests and offer a great alternative to a marquee.

The Buffalo team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have and can show you all the hire furniture and lighting stock that they have on offer. You can of course check out the location option of Charlton Park Estate for your wedding, party or corporate entertainment or family celebrations!

A few of their favourite event suppliers will be joining the team for the weekend and they will be cooking snacks, serving drinks, and arranging flowers.

Feel free to drop in anytime between 9am-4pm on Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th April or email hello@buffalotipi.com to book an appointment. Children and dogs will be very welcome!

How to get to the event

Please use the South Lodge entrance to the Estate which, is located on the B4040 between the Malmesbury BP Garage roundabout and Charlton Village. Once you have entered the park, please follow the directions to the tipis which will be located on the left of the track just after you exit the woods from South Lodge.

Use the following location details for the entrance to the park

Grid Reference: ST 94720 88311

Longitude & Latitude: 51°35′37″N, 002°04′39″W

What3Words: back.couches.imprinted

Google Maps Hyper Link: click here

April Fishing Report

Bill Morris Shares His Thoughts on Fishing Early in the Season

‘The fishing season for 2022 has kicked off and things are stirring on the riverbanks down in Brokenborough. The two beats are running clear and low with some blanket weed on the bottom because of the winter nitrate release from the fields. A wet April would improve things greatly, rather like last year’s wet spring which, was a delight for the anglers. Major showers just before the Mayfly kicked-off resulting in the best fishing ever experienced by the season rods – long may it continue.

A large pike was seen at the bottom of beat two and there seems to be the usual number of Herons about.

‘I took a walk on opening day and saw fish rising to olives, but they will prove difficult to catch until the undergrowth gives anglers the cover they need. The path down to the hut on beat one is slippery now, please take care and use the rope provided. A large pike was seen at the bottom of beat two and there seems to be the usual number of Herons about. Hopefully this shows there is a healthy stock of trout. My advice would be that gold heads work at this time of year and be sure to cast into all the likely holes. Give it a go for an early fish and I look forward to seeing you on the bank.’

To read Bill Morris’ review of 2021 please click here.

To find out more about the fishing syndicate or to apply for the syndicate here at Charlton Park Estate please click here.

 

Charlton Park Estate Dog Walking Facility Opens on Monday 18th April

The Dog Walking Field is Now Available for Bookings

The dog walking field has 6-foot-high deer fencing, water, a secure parking space will be open for use on Monday 18th April.

A simple booking system is now live. Click here to book now.

To welcome you all to our new facility we offer a discount code for bookings made up to the end of April 2022. Use coupon code dogwalk10 when you are at the checkout to receive 10% off.

The facility is perfect for owners who have dogs that prefer to exercise and run freely on their own, for dogs in training or puppies learning about recall and how to behave in open spaces.

The field is available to book all year round, in all weathers from dawn until dusk. Due to the nature of the ground disabled access, regrettably, may be restricted to dry conditions only.

For more access info please contact the Estate Office.

You can drive your car in and park in the gated area. The field is self-service and has a locked gated entrance to ensure your dog can run and have fun without worrying about either animals or people.

  • Time slots are £10 for 50 minutes, up to 3 dogs per hirer.
  • Please read our Terms and Conditions on our website regarding the dog walking facility.
  • Commercial hires for training, classes or one-to-one can be booked by request via the Estate office.

How to find the facility

The entrance to the facility is located on the B4040 (Charlton Road) between the roundabout for the A429 and Charlton Village. The following location details can be used.

Click here to use the Google Maps point.

Gride reference: ST 95473 88449

What3Words: caressed.bend.verse

QR Code for all entrance location details.

 

New Bridal Brochure Available for Wedding Planners

Our new bridal brochure, aimed at luxury wedding planners and brides-to-be, outlines the opportunities for marquee styled receptions that could be held within the Parkland.

Charlton Park Estate is an unlicensed venue available to host bridal parties, festivities, and receptions. We welcome non-denominational celebrations and parties from all faiths. The extensive picturesque Parkland provides ample vistas for nuptial celebrations whilst retaining the privacy of the family home and grounds.

New Bridal Brochure Available for Wedding Planners
New Bridal Brochure Available for Wedding Planners

The Estates long standing relationship with festivals and large-scale events lends its experience and contacts to those considering a rural wedding location. Contacts range from luxury high end wedding planners to local florists. Click here to visit the Bridal Brochure.

For more information about Charlton Park Estate, any other events facilities at the Estate please contact the Estate Office; events@charltonparkestate.com