CAMPSITES LOCAL TO US
New Farm, Cheshire, Winsford
Distance from our HQ: 44 mins (26 miles)
Open from 01/04/2017 to 30/04/2019
Adults-only site in Cheshire countryside a short drive from Chester
Three fishing lakes in a wildlife haven
Dog friendly with plenty of country lanes nearby
It’s comfort for the big boys and girls at the adults-only New Farm, where you can roll up in your caravan or motorhome and get away from it all in the Cheshire countryside. Dogs will have a top holiday too, as the park is dog-friendly and has plenty of country lanes and fields nearby to have a sniff at. There’s a gravel road to all areas of the site.
There’ll be no problems with bringing along the laptop too for those late-night motorhome films: pitches here come with 16-amp electric hook-up and there’s WiFi available on some pitches for a small charge. Other amenities include a clean and heated toilet and shower block, and there’s CCTV and a fob-key entry barrier on site too, so you can rest easy knowing you’re as safe as tin houses.
Anglers and nature spotters will be kept happy with three fishing lakes next to the park which attract lots of local wildlife, and if you want to buy some salad to go with your catch there are several convenience stores and a supermarket within a quick drive.
Church House Caravan and Camping Park
Distance from our HQ: 1 hour 30 mins (48.4 miles)
Open from 02/04/2018 to 29/10/2018
Peaceful riverside site next to a 12th-century church
Land salmon of up to 12lb in the calm River Vyrnwy waters
Edged by the Severn Way and close to the Offa’s Dyke Path
Sanctuary seekers: find peace, quiet (and salmon fishing) at calm Church House Caravan and Camping Park on the banks of the River Vyrnwy in Shropshire, next door to the 12th-century timber-framed and famed Melverley Church.
If fishing is your mission, the Vyrnwy yields spring and autumn salmon of up to 12lb and coarse fishing specimens such as barbel, chub, roach, pike and perch. Pick up a day pass at the Church House reception to try your luck for a small additional charge; you must have your own Environment Agency rod licence and bring your own fishing equipment.
Reverential about rambling? The 210-mile Severn Way passes Church House, the Offa’s Dyke Path goes through nearby Oswestry and there are several local footpaths to take a trot to Rodney’s Pillar and the Breidden Hills. Or just sit and stare at the scenery: Church House Caravan and Camping Park is in an eminent location looking across the countryside to the Welsh mountains across the Severn/Vyrnwy flood plains.
This serene site has smartly kept toilet and shower facilities as well as hot and cold water washbasins, and recycling facilities for cans, bottles and newspapers.
Cartref Camping and Caravan Site
Distance from our HQ: 1 hour 19 mins (46.9 miles)
Open from 03/03/2018 to 27/10/2018
Small, friendly and peaceful site with a dedicated adults-only area
Less than ten minutes from Shrewsbury
Shop selling bacon, sausages, eggs and homegrown and local produce
Heritage hunters, serenity seekers, hikers, wildlife watchers and fans of all things Roman (and wine) … cart yourself off to this small, peaceful and secluded Shropshire site for all the above and a fair bit more, at a friendly rural base less than ten minutes from the medieval market town and 600+ listed buildings of Shrewsbury.
As well as its locale five miles from the Shropshire capital, Cartref Camping and Caravan Site is also a few minutes' drive from the famed industrial setting and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ironbridge, and a short drive from Wroxeter Roman City and its adjoining Roman vineyard.
It's in the Shropshire Hills with several walks and bike rides easily reached, such as Offa's Dyke Path passing between Shrewsbury and nearby Welshpool; the Marches Way, also passing Shrewsbury on its way from Cheddar to Chepstow, and lake-based wanders around the glacial waters of Ellesmere.
The amiable Cartref owners have named the site after the Welsh word for 'home', as the mission on site is for all ages to feel relaxed and comfy, whether they're Crusoe-style campers or out on their first trepid trip with a new tent or caravan. Within the site's five-acre field is a dedicated area for adults only, a dog walk and a small play park including football nets where kids can also ride their bikes. There's also a small bar selling local ales, Shropshire lager and Shropshire gin along with wines and spirits.
The immaculate amenities include a toilet and shower block with access for disabled guests, baby changing facilities, a washing-up area and a laundry.
Cartfef also has a shop, selling local fresh produce including bacon and sausages, eggs from the resident hens, and various homegrown and local produce.
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The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery
Gladstone Pottery Museum
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