Saturday, August 28

Scarecrow Festival - Bisterne (Ringwood)

If you do happen to travelling in or through the Bournemouth\New Forest area before 6th September try to take a detour south of Ringwood along the B3347.

Once again the annual Bisterne Scarecrow Festival is making its presence known in its usual and highly entertaining manner.

Each year the number of scarecrows on show increases, and there is always something suitably innovative or amusing to bring a smile to those passing.

One note of caution.

Last year I noticed an increasing number of people pulling over to take a closer look. A similar thing was already happening earlier today when I grabbed these snaps.

This is a narrow & fast B road, with minimal parking, so beware vehicles suddenly braking, or even
parked verge side in unexpected spots.

There are 23 'locations' this year, so its worth paying the £1 charitable donation for the map from the Texaco petrol station on the southern edge of Ringwood.

Which is amazingly the first roadside 'location' you'll spot coming from that direction.
(and as its not shown on the guide map - I make that a total of 24 to find)

Have fun.

(Watch for the bees buzzing around the honeypot - all clever stuff)


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