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Practical Caravan - - Travel County Counsel - Cherry Hin­ton. Gail English (Twit­ter)

Site es­sen­tials This site on the out­skirts of Cam­bridge is set in a Site of Spe­cial Sci­en­tific In­ter­est, on the floor of the an­cient quarry works. Wan­der around the ad­join­ing na­ture re­serve and the old chalk pits for a re­lax­ing stroll, or pick up one of the cy­cle routes into and around Cam­bridge. The city cen­tre is 40 min­utes away by bus – the stop is a few min­utes’ walk, on the main road. There are pubs and shops nearby, too. On site you’ll find the club’s usual high stan­dards of up­keep in the toi­lets and show­ers. There is a dis­abled shower room, fam­ily wash­room, dish­wash­ing area, laun­dry ma­chines, on-site dog walk, and Wi-fi. Ad­dress Lime Kiln Road, Cherry Hin­ton, Cam­bridge CB1 8NQ Tel 01223 244 088 Web­a­van­ Open 10 Jan­uary-4 Novem­ber Tour­ing pitches 56 Tar­iff (pitch+2+hook-up) £20.50-£29.50 St Neots Camp­ing and Car­a­van­ning Club site sits right by the river, and is a handy 20-minute walk from town. You can, if you wish, fish from the river bank. Have a chat with the war­dens, as they are a great source of in­for­ma­tion. Tony Gra­ham (Face­book) Site es­sen­tials This Camp­ing and Car­a­van­ning Club site is in an idyl­lic lo­ca­tion on the banks of the River Great Ouse, just out­side the at­trac­tive and vi­brant town of St Neots. If you’re lucky, you could bag a river­side pitch and take in the slow pace of life by the water. River fish­ing is al­lowed from 16 June un­til the end of the sea­son, or you could stroll to a nearby pub or into St Neots it­self. The site’s fa­cil­i­ties in­clude hard­stand­ing and grass pitches, toi­lets and show­ers, dis­abled fa­cil­i­ties, a par­ent and baby room, laun­dry ma­chines, dish­wash­ing sinks and Wi-fi. There are plenty of op­por­tu­ni­ties for dog walks in the sur­round­ing coun­try­side, es­pe­cially on the river, and chil­dren can let off steam at the play area just a few min­utes’ walk from the site en­trance. Ad­dress Hard­wick Road, Saint Neots PE19 2PR Tel 01480 474 404 Web www.campin­gand­car­a­van­ning­ Open 29 March-5 Novem­ber Tour­ing pitches 180 Tar­iff (pitch+2+hook-up) £19.45-£29.95 Ferry Mead­ows Car­a­van and Mo­torhome Club Site has some­thing for ev­ery­one in the fam­ily. Tony Vi­vash (Face­book) Site es­sen­tials Ad­join­ing the Ferry Mead­ows Coun­try Park, part of the beau­ti­ful Nene Park, this site has plen­ti­ful ac­tiv­i­ties right on the doorstep, not to men­tion pleas­ant sur­round­ings. This is, there­fore, a great site for fam­ily hol­i­days – there is fish­ing in the lake, a new play area, steam trains, cy­cling and walk­ing trails, golf cour­ses, and even a wa­ter­sports cen­tre for those who pre­fer sail­ing and wind­surf­ing. Wildlife en­thu­si­asts will also en­joy the bird hides by the river, from which you can spot the lo­cal crit­ters. The site it­self is just by the en­trance to the coun­try park, with a fam­ily wash­room and dis­abled fa­cil­i­ties, as well as toi­lets and show­ers, a dish­wash­ing area, laun­dry fa­cil­i­ties and Wi-fi. Ad­dress Ham Lane, Peter­bor­ough PE2 5UU Tel 01733 233 526 Web­a­van­ Open All year Tour­ing pitches 244 Tar­iff (pitch+2+hook-up) £16.20-£30 There are three nice sites around Hunt­ing­don – The Wil­lows Car­a­van and Ma­rina, Wy­ton Lakes and a Na­tional Trust site to­wards St Ives. All with nice pubs nearby, and good walks along the river. EH52ARH (Fo­rum) Site es­sen­tials Wil­lows Park and Ma­rina is ac­tu­ally split into two sep­a­rate sites. There is a small, five-car­a­van CL on the banks of the River Great Ouse, where you can fish or launch ca­noes and in­flat­able dinghies. This is 100 yards from the main car­a­van site, which pro­vides more pitches and more fa­cil­i­ties. The main camp­site is also in a tran­quil po­si­tion next to the River Great Ouse, which makes it a great op­tion for dog own­ers – there are plenty of re­lax­ing dog walks straight from the site, in­clud­ing the river­side paths. If you fol­low the path across the water meadow, you’ll find your­self in the heart of Hunt­ing­don, and an­other path will lead you to God­manch­ester – both charm­ing towns to ex­plore. In terms of fa­cil­i­ties, the site has toi­lets and show­ers, a wash­ing ma­chine, in­door dish­wash­ing fa­cil­i­ties, and a dis­abled toi­let and shower. There is a small play area for chil­dren aged un­der seven years, and Wi-fi is avail­able across the site. The lo­ca­tion of this camp­site pro­vides it with even more ameni­ties that will make your stay that bit more pleas­ant. Ad­ja­cent to the site is a pub called The Bramp­ton Mill, which serves a range of British and Mediter­ranean dishes, and there are an­other two pubs slightly fur­ther away in the vil­lage. Here you’ll also find a lo­cal su­per­mar­ket, a post of­fice, a butcher, takeaways, a gift shop and a café. In ad­di­tion, the site is only a mile or two from Hunt­ing­don Race­course – ideal for any­one look­ing for a day at the races. There’s also a golf club within a few miles of the site, and a great se­lec­tion of out­door ac­tiv­i­ties to choose from at Hinch­ing­brooke Coun­try Park. Ad­dress Bromholme Lane, Bramp­ton, Hunt­ing­don PE28 4NE Tel 01480 437 566 Web www.wil­lows­car­a­van­ Open All year Tour­ing pitches 35 Tar­iff (pitch+2+hook-up) £20-£26

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