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Springwood Fisheries

8.6
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Springwood Fisheries: Looking across the bottom lake

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 10 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 per 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

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

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

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

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

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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


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Reviews

8.6

Overall rating based on 108 reviews

 

86% would recommend this site to a friend.

83% would stay here again.

  66% described as Peaceful ?

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Anonymous user

Excellent site, friendly staff, clean facilities and excellent fishing17/05/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or touring caravan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Fishing lakes

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Very nice site very friendly people plenty facilities clean toilets …13/05/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJOHN P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Very nice site very friendly people plenty facilities clean toilets well maintained fishery with small cafe definitely visit again. load of fish ideal for the male and female who likes their fishing.

    Disliked: 

    Poor TV reception but this didn't spoil our stay.

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Owner very friendly and helpful very clean13/05/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnnie A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Everything about it

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Anonymous user

Quiet restful site an very friendly staff07/05/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Ease of moving our arrival date. This is beautiful well maintained site, very peaceful.

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Great service all clean n very friendly staff06/05/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPaul H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Camping pod (pet friendly)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    everything inside that was needed

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Anonymous user

Good site in general, 16 amp electric is always good. Will return.06/05/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nothing to dislike about the site or facilities, we are self sufficient regarding toilet and shower. surrounding area has plenty of walks, especially the abbey and reservoir. Ideal if you like fishing.

    Disliked: 

    Owners dog had free run of the site unsupervised and I saw it peeing up various awnings and customers property. The dog is friendly.

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Perfectly peaceful and amazing to chill toilets and showers were fab05/05/2021

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

    Peace and quiet beautiful view of the fishing lake. Just gorgeous

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Didn't use toilets/ showers due to Covid.01/05/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nice clean site and lovely owner. Fishing is excellent. Lovely dog walking 1 mile from site.

    Disliked: 

    No safe dog walking straight from the site

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Nice site, lovely view & could get a pitch away …26/04/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAbi A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or touring caravan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nice site, lovely view & could get a pitch away from lake & more campers.

    Disliked: 

    Toilets are very basic & would benefit from more frequent & effective cleaning.

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Great little site !26/04/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPaul W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Not a lot NOT to like!
    Nice quiet site with good views over the lakes. Site is kept clean and tidy. Two further trips planned this year.

    Disliked: 

    Not really a dislike but the whole experience would be better if the owner was a little more organised.(Hence just 4 stars).

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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

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Adults only

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Themes

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Shop nearby

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches

Water hook-up points for tourers

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


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 by:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  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.

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Cash
Cheque
MasterCard
Visa

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Springwood Fisheries have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Springwood Fisheries dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Springwood Fisheries? 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 … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Springwood Fisheries?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  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.

    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Springwood Fisheries? From £22 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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

Additional terms

Day ticket fishing is charged at £6 per day.

No ball games or bikes are permitted on site.

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