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Springwood Fisheries

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 loos 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.

Please note

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.

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

Children under the age of 12 are not allowed on site.


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9.2

Overall rating based on 89 reviews

 

96% would recommend this site to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

 

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Beautiful place run by a friendly and helpful owner who ... 18/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Holly K. Confirmed

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

    Beautiful place run by a friendly and helpful owner who was diligent about fixes/cleaning.

    Disliked: 

    Unfortunately, this idyllic campsite is under the East midlands flight path. They didn't fly at night and never disturbed our sleep, but made a fair noise every 30-40mins or so.

From the manager...

Thanks for your comments

sorry the planes disturbed you ,there are multiple runways and it just so happens they were taking off from the one that leads them over the fishery that weekend

Many thanks

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Neat tidy site, all facilities clean and up to job, ... 18/09/2017

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

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

    Neat tidy site, all facilities clean and up to job, excellent breakfast and very dog friendly.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Thanks for your kind words, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us :-) Hopefully see you again!

Take care

lain

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Lovely friendly beautiful place to stay 07/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom robert_g807749 Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Lovely friendly beautiful place to stay

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From the manager...

Thanks for your kind words, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us :-) Hopefully see you again!

best regards

lain

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We liked everything about the place, it is kept very ... 04/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Paul M. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    We liked everything about the place, it is kept very well neat and tidy, and very clean. Fishing is excellent and owners are friendly and helpful. Large plots and plenty of space. Cafe on site but didn't use.

    Disliked: 

    No where ready to let the dog off for a good run, private forest next to us but was told to leave when someone approached us, fair enough.Could do with a light at washing up facilities as couldn't see later on so had to wash up at tent. Although we were in the flight path of local airport with planes going over all day I would still go back. The field could do with levelling with the owner informed us that was going to happen.

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Excellent site with clean facilities. Friendly and peaceful. 04/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Nicola R. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Beautiful site, very peaceful and pods very well looked after.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike

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Les propriétaires ont été très accueillants et très à l'écoute ... 31/08/2017

Reviewer's country: France Annie G. Confirmed

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

    Les propriétaires ont été très accueillants et très à l'écoute de nos demandes.
    Le lieu est plaisant et verdoyant. Nous y retournerions avec plaisir.

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Nice clean facilities. A nice breakfast and great fishing, if ... 28/08/2017

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  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nice clean facilities. A nice breakfast and great fishing, if not a little over stocked, not complaining though.

    Disliked: 

    a bit far out to walk to anywhere. Asked not to come early for breakfast due to a fishing match, made us feel a little undervalued as customers. Would still go again and recommend.

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Nice and quite, friendly staff, nice and clean 27/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom John S. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass touring caravan, trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Nice and quite, friendly staff, nice and clean

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Fantastic site, clean, friendly staff and cosy pod. 25/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Katie J. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Lovely, clean campsite and pod!
    View of the water from the pod which is lovely first thing in the morning.
    Friendly people who run it.
    Clean toilets.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing!

From the manager...

Thanks for your kind words, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us :-) Hopefully see you again!

All the best all at springwood

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good base for walking and sightseeing 22/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom IAN M. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    quiet rustic feel to the site, in a lovely location for visiting so many wonderful places

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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

Hard standings

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

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

Camping pods

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 New Forest and Derbyshire – we hear 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 New 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:  2 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart:  10:30 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

No penalties

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 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

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 £4.00 per day.

No ball games or bikes are permitted on site.

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