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.

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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