Tourists following satnav to Old Harry Rocks get stuck in mud

The Swanage Coastguard team were expecting to see cows but discovered to their surprise a stranded camper van, far off the beaten track in a Studland field, close to Old Harry Rocks.

It transpired that the driver had been following directions from a satnav which had led them to a muddy field and the vehicle was now stuck. The incident happened on Sunday 6th March 2022.

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Studland cows

It’s usually cows occupying the farmer’s field in Studland

“Some strong advice”

Swanage Coastguard reported:

“During a safety check the patrol came across this van in a field out towards Old Harry Rocks.

“The visitors to the area had travelled some distance following their trusted satnav which directed them through a closed gate and into a field before they got stuck.

“There is no public road to Old Harry and the land is private with a track which often has animals in the field.

“Thankfully the local farmer came to the rescue and recovered the van to the road along with some strong advice.”

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