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9.2
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General

  • Coarse fishery, camping and glamping in the National Forest
  • A short drive from Donington Park
  • Less than a mile from Calke Abbey

Yes, there's fishing available at this site. Quite a bit of it, in fact: one elated angler staying at Springwood Fisheries bagged over a hundred specimens in a tiddling two days...

Not an avid angler? There's a fair bit to do anyway around this friendly Derbyshire site, as it's on the edge of the National Forest and is a cracking base for a decent bagful of local attractions: Calke Abbey, for example, is less than a mile away and the racing circuit of Donington Park within about ten to 15 minutes' drive.

All guests have access to the site facilities of toilets and showers, a water station, chemical waste and refuse disposal. A café on site serves snacks and hot and cold drinks; Ashby-de-la-Zouch and Melbourne village are close by for other supplies.

The angling at Springwood Fisheries is of the coarse variety, on two lakes brimming with common, ghost and mirror carp, crucians, ide, chub, tench, roach, rudd, perch and barbel, and is charged at £4 for a day ticket.

Finally, please note that while older children are welcome at Springwood Fisheries, the nature and layout of the site means there's limited space to play: ball games and bikes are therefore not allowed.

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Please note

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Group bookings of 5 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.


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9.2

Overall rating based on 149 reviews

 

91% would recommend this site to a friend.

87% would stay here again.

 

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A beautiful site, polite staff, well equipped and cosy 15/10/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Riane H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Camping pod (deluxe, no pets)
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    Beautiful location

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Despite the road being nearby it did not keep us ... 13/10/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Robert T. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
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    Despite the road being nearby it did not keep us awake in the night and the site was really good surrounding the fishing lakes

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Excellent site well looked after by the staff 08/10/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anonymous Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
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    Peaceful

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Excellent site with clean facilities. Friendly staff and pitches are g 06/10/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Linda B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The owners are a lovely family. Very helpful. The site is lovely and well kept. Fishing was great. Plenty of walks in the area and close to shops with a short distance drive.

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Excellent site, great pitch opposite the lakes 01/10/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lesley C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Clean kept site, friendly owners perfect pitch opposite the two lakes

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike

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Really well appointed and maintained family site near donington Park 24/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Gary S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Good sized site. Very quiet.

    Disliked: 

    Could do with a few more toilets and showers

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Well worth a visit, everything you need in a self ... 18/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lynda O. Confirmed

  • Camping pod (deluxe, no pets)
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    Well worth a visit, everything you need in a self contained pod. Beautiful view across the lakes. Close to Calk Abbey which is well worth a visit. We had an amazing weekend the lady in reception was really helpful and friendly and you can get your breakfast if you don’t want to cook.

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Be prepared to drive everywhere or stock up and stay put. 11/09/2018

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    Pros
    Nice and quiet at night - the location is fairly remote, so the road quietens at night.
    Very picturesque - it looks as good as the photos, for sure.
    Cosy pod - well made, nice and secure
    Good facilities in pod - TV, fridge, storage, lights, heater, parking space
    Reasonable facilites on site - shower block, toilets, washing up, bins.
    Dog friendly

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    Cons
    Access to local woods and paths closed off - this needs to be made clear in the site details. We were looking forward to walking about and exploring, but we were told after arrival the access to the forest was closed.
    Reception was closed on arrival (mid afternoon) - remote location meant no mobile signal to contact manager.
    Most local attractions need to be driven to - the road has little to no safe verges to walk on, there are a couple of blind bends / swells and traffic flow is fast.
    Could do with a convex mirror opposite the entrance as it is blind.

From the manager...

Hi

I am so glad you enjoyed the comforts of the standard pod you booked ,as for the remote location we are only 3/4 of a mile from Melbourne town center and as explained on arrival the woods on the left hand side of the site belong to a private land owner who rents them out for shooting and survival courses so access is limited as I do not own them .

your comments have been noted

Best regards

lain and team

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The pretty surroundings, fishing looked great 03/09/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lisa R. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    The pretty surroundings, fishing looked great

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Lovely site, clean toilet and showers, owner very helpful and ... 16/09/2018

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    Lovely site, clean toilet and showers, owner very helpful and ready for a chat. Ideal for someone that loves fishing as well with the large well stocked lake.

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    Occasional plane due to commercial flight path, but not every few seconds more like a few hours in between

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Fully serviced pitches

Hard standings

Seasonal pitches

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Adults only

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Shop nearby

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Camping 2.0

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Location

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  • Ashby Road, Melbourne, Derbyshire, England, DE73 8BJ
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.8031°N 1.4311°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Ashby de la Zouch: Market Street Coach Stop — 4.2 miles
East Midlands Airport Coach Stop — 4.5 miles
Woodville (Derbys): Swadlincote Road Coach Stop — 5.0 miles
Train stations
Willington Rail Station — 6.5 miles
Peartree Rail Station — 6.7 miles
Spondon Rail Station — 7.6 miles
Ferry ports
West Lynn Ferry Landing — 76.4 miles
Airports
East Midlands Airport — 4.6 miles
Birmingham International Airport Terminal 1 — 27.3 miles
Birmingham International Airport — 27.3 miles

Directions


From the M1 come off at Junction 23A, take the A453 towards Melbourne. After approximately 1.2 miles turn right onto Bromley Lane. After 0.5 miles turn right onto the B587 Ashby Road. The fishery is signposted on the left-hand side after about 200 yards.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Base yourself at Springwood Fisheries for an easy angling break or a browse around the attractions and sights of the National Forest and Derbyshire – a bit more fishing is available around these parts too (hint: pick up a Forestry Commission fishing permit and look for Hatchet Pond and Little Hatchet).

If you're on hol here with older kids, try the play areas, discovery zones and amphitheatre at Conkers Adventure Centre in the National Forest at Swindlicoate or the Megazone or Tenpin at nearby Derby. And all ages should be raring to get to the Grand Prix Collection at Donington Park, the biggest collection of Grand Prix cars in the world.

Nearby Staunton Harold Reservoir, containing Dimmingsdale Nature Reserve, is a carefully maintained habitat for plant and bird life; it also has a visitors' centre, sailing club and adventure playground.

Must see

  • Calke Abbey (0.9 miles)
  • Castle Donington Museum (4.7 miles)
  • Conkers Discovery Centre (6.5 miles)

National Trust

  • Calke Abbey (1.7 miles)
  • Staunton Harold Church (1.8 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

At arrival, please park in the designated area before checking in. There is no turning area for caravans in the reception area.

The reception is on the left hand side of the lake, for any problem please call the number provided with the booking confirmation.

Springwood Fisheries cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

General
Fire pits are not permitted.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 12 a.m. and 12 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.
You'll need an Environment Agency rod licence (you'll need to apply for this beforehand).

Occupancy
Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
Group bookings of 5 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Open fires are prohibited.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 12 a.m..
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

Additional terms

Day ticket fishing is charged at £6 per day.

No ball games or bikes are permitted on site.

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