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9.3
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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

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

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).

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


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9.3

Overall rating based on 106 reviews

 

93% would recommend this site to a friend.

90% would stay here again.

 

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Loved the whole experience. The pod was well appointed , ... 21/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom susan L. Confirmed

  • Camping pod (pet friendly)
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    Loved the whole experience. The pod was well appointed , good facilities& very clean. Site was very peaceful & everyone was very friendly.

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    Nothing.

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Can’t fault the site or facilities just the planes 21/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Dawn P. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Beautiful place, staff very friendly and helpful.

    Disliked: 

    Being directly on the flight path for the airport. The planes are thunderously loud. This ought to be in the description.

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Excellent place, friendly staff -like being in France! 15/07/2018

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    Beautifully maintained, very friendly staff, excellent cooked breakfast, nice pitches, although there were children on site I had no problem as they were well supervised and if you don’t like children then camping isn’t necessarily for you! Excellent value for money. Given the weather it felt like being in France! Yes, the airport is close and planes fly over every few minutes, but you get used to it very quickly and don’t notice it after a while. Showers and toilets were very clean and worked well. All in all very impressed and have booked my next stay!

    Disliked: 

    Would’ve liked a place to walk the dog off the lead, but we managed well enough!

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We had a wonderfully relaxing five nights. 15/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Liz L. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Beautifully maintained grounds. Spotless facilities. Surrounded by woodland, so lots of birdlife. Friendly, helpful staff, particularly Caroline. Very useful cafe.

    Disliked: 

    The campsite is directly under East Midlands Airport flight path. If you sleep soundly like my partner, it's not an issue. I am a light sleeper and was woken up at between 4 and 4.30am every day with planes flying in. As I normally wake around 5am it wasn't a major issue. The weather was gorgeous, the morning chorus was delightful and the dogs enjoyed early walks!

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fantastic mini break , very friendly staff and very welcoming ... 09/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom colin s. Confirmed

  • Camping pod (pet friendly)
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    fantastic mini break , very friendly staff and very welcoming ,the fishing is great too , we will definitely be back soon .

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Beautiful setting 09/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom anne_w192758 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Beautiful setting

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Location close to visit family. Friendly site staff. 08/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Mark L. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Location close to visit family. Friendly site staff.

    Disliked: 

    People booking need to be aware of aeroplane noise under the flight path for East Midlands airport, and that the site is on a busy road so it is not easy to walk anywhere from the site.

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A relaxing break in a beautiful plaxe, we will definitely ... 08/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom leanne p. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Camping pod (pet friendly)
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    A relaxing break in a beautiful plaxe, we will definitely visit again

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Nice site very helpful iwners 08/07/2018

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    Beautiful setting

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Excellent all round, great value for money. Would recommend anyone 06/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Chris T. Confirmed

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

    A lovely and beautiful location, situated within a close vicinity from Donnington Park which was ideal as we was at a show on the Saturday. Very friendly staff and other campers on the site, if I was fisher (which I am not) I would of been in my element with two large fishing lakes to fish out of. The café there served tasty food which was cooked & served in a timely manner.

    Clean facilities and not a far walk to them wherever you are pitched on the site.

    Would recommend any one to go their and we will be revisiting if we are in the area again.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing.

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Bar or club house

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Fishing

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Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

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Outdoor swimming pool

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Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

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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:  11:30 a.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart:  11:30 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  11:30 a.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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