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General

  • Small and friendly site 100 yards from the Severn
  • Close to a riverside fifteenth century inn
  • A short walk from Tewkesbury

Take time out for a spot of fishing on the River Severn, followed by a drink in the fifteenth century inn nearby, where the views are as tasty as the food and drink...

The Willows is a small, friendly site, and you couldn't ask for more in terms of location: despite being encircled by bucolically beautiful scenery, with the river (and separately owned pub) a mere hundred yards away, it’s only a short walk into the lovely historic town of Tewkesbury.

You can pick up your freshwater fishing permit in the pub (as if you needed an excuse for a visit...).

Please note

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.


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Depart: (2 nights)
Party: 2 adults

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8.5

Overall rating based on 183 reviews

 

91% would recommend this site to a friend.

88% would stay here again.

 
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Excellent 20/07/2017

wayne_g998801

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  • Liked: 

    Very nice site will be staying there again toilets nice n clean well done everybody who looks after this site

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    Nothing

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Very nice clean site staff very good. 19/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom David M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Lovely site away from the hustle and bustle of every day life yet close enough to visit the town if you use the ferry across the river, the pub next door serves nice food all day though drink's are a little pricey. But all in all a very pleasant stay will be going again soon.

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    Nothing to complain about.

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Nice site friendly staff - would go back again 18/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Fiona M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Nice place to visit lovely location - friendly owners and pub was great - right on the river to chill out :)

    Disliked: 

    Wanted to take the kids fishing whilst there but the set up was some tiny boards for 1 person and not much room for anything else down a bank absolutely full of nettles - not the park owners fault I know - decided against it as too dangerous. Showers and toilet area could do with a clean up too

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Pitch was excellent, all clean facilities, pub on site was a lovely 18/07/2017

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

  • Electric hardstanding pitch
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    Site was lovely and clean.

    Friendly staff

    Pub on site

    Ferry across to other side

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Pitch was excellent, all clean facilities, pub on site was a lovely 18/07/2017

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

  • Electric hardstanding pitch
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    Site was lovely and clean.

    Friendly staff

    Pub on site

    Ferry across to other side

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Lovely location everything very clean and tidy 18/07/2017

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Lovely location everything very clean and tidy

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    Nothing

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Friendly peaceful location right by lovely pub and river Severn ... 17/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Geoffrey S. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding pitch
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    Friendly peaceful location right by lovely pub and river Severn where we got the small pub ferry across then walked into Tewkesbury. Very helpful staff who kindly lent us an electric cable we'd forgot to bring.

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Pleasant stay, rather tired facilities, un-level pitches. 16/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sue S. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The ladies' showers and washroom. Other campers were a very friendly bunch, so attracts nice people. Pub very handy for drinks and meals, though serving time was interestingly erratic. Quite a nice walk to the Lower Lode Locks - operated by a lock keeper (and I bet there is not many of them left!) Though some of the walk is a tad overgrown, not the site's fault obviously. New flowers to spot and the area around is so old and interesting - 2 thatched barns if I Spy still do their books! Several of the campers were "doing the Cotswolds" where I guess the sites are a lot more expensive, so a good base for that. Never did go over the river on the ferry to walk into Tewkesbury - more info would have helped, all a bit vague. More the pub's fault but could the campsite guy gee them up a bit?

    Disliked: 

    Overflowing rubbish; not so quiet and peaceful with lots of noise from the pub and the tent field on the Friday night (there was a wedding on the Saturday - was it their party causing all the noise?) It did not go on all night, however. Couldn't actually walk by the river because the nettles are too high that border it, along with the Himalayan Balsam and willow; a footpath from the campsite was hard to find initially - couldn't see it even when it was pointed out to me - and where it was supposed to go over the next stile it was completely impassable. I had intended to walk to Forthampton and after half an hour's trying was back on site! The lake was cunningly hidden from view too. Everyone who arrived that we saw missed the "reception" which was not manned a lot of the time and wouldn't have known the code unless other campers told them - the ladies door was not secure, so desperate men slipped in there! Need to sort out a better communications system there. (The guy was friendly and helpful, and approachable when you came across him!) Chemical point right outside the doors to the toilets and washrooms - bit of a pong as you went past.

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Fabulous place to stay. Will definitely return. Very clean . ... 12/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Andrew F. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Fabulous place to stay. Will definitely return. Very clean . helpful staff

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Excellent site, good location, helpful staff and level pitches. 05/07/2017

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    Everything - nice and clean, nice location by river. There's a ferry to cross over the river or fir a trip to Tewksbury town. The pub is great. There was a nice atmosphere at the site and pub. Guy was very very helpful too.

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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

Local produce

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

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Luxury

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. 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)

Location

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  • Bishops Walk, Lower Lode, Forthampton Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England, GL19 4RE
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.9849°N 2.1783°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Tewkesbury: The Crescent Coach Stop — 0.9 miles
Staunton (Gloucs): Prince of Wales Coach Stop — 5.7 miles
Arle Court Roundabout Coach Stop — 6.6 miles
Train stations
Ashchurch for Tewkesbury Rail Station — 3.1 miles
Cheltenham Spa Rail Station — 6.9 miles
Gloucester Rail Station — 8.6 miles
Ferry ports
Sharpness Old Docks — 22.2 miles
Lydney Harbour — 23.6 miles
Airports
Gloucestershire Airport — 6.4 miles

Directions


Please be aware that the site is in a rural area on a country road. Guests with large touring vehicles should limit their speed on arrival and approach with necessary caution.

From the north and west:

Leave the M5 at Junction 8 and head along the M50. Exit at Junction 1 and head towards Tewkesbury on the A38 until you see the A438 turning signposted Ledbury going over the Mythe bridge. Approximately 2.1 miles down the A438 turn left towards Forthampton. At the first crossroads turn left towards Lower Lode. At the next junction continue straight heading towards Lower Lode. At the end of this road the site is situated on the left behind Lower Lode Hotel.

From the south:

Leave the M5 at Junction 9 and head along A438 towards Tewkesbury joining the A38 until you see the A438 turning signposted Ledbury going over the Mythe bridge. Approximately 2.1 miles down the A438 turn left towards Forthampton. At the first crossroads turn left towards Lower Lode. At the next junction continue straight heading towards Lower Lode. At the end of this road the site is situated on the left behind Lower Lode Hotel.

Please note:
If you're using a TomTom satnav, it will direct you to the wrong side of the river. Please manually input the site address as:
Town: Forthampton and Road: Bishops Walk. (Any other brand of satnav should be fine.)

Upon checking in on site, please report to reception in the static caravan area; please don't mistake the pub for checking in.

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

Slotted into a slender strip of land at the meeting point of the Severn and Avon rivers, Tewkesbury hasn’t changed much over the centuries: black and white Tudor buildings overhang the narrow streets, and the twelfth century abbey has the highest Norman tower in England. There are town and country museums to explore, historic buildings like the Old Baptist Chapel, plus shops and entertainment aplenty.

The local countryside and riverbanks are great for ramblers and guests will find boat and bike hire, windsurfing and golf courses nearby. Also on your doorstep are the golden villages and verdant hills of the Cotswolds and attractive provincial towns and cities such as Cheltenham and Gloucester.

Must see

  • Tewkesbury Abbey (0.8 miles)
  • Croome Park (National Trust) (8.3 miles)
  • Gloucester Cathedral (8.6 miles)

National Trust

  • Bredon Barn (3.9 miles)
  • Ashleworth Tithe Barn (5.6 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.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  11 p.m.
Depart:  11:30 a.m.

The Willows cancellation policy

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

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.

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

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

General
Ground level barbecues, use of generators, cycling, skateboarding, and scooters 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.
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.

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

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Additional terms

We reserve the right to enter your unit under special circumstances or in emergencies.

If we think your pet is causing a nuisance or damage you will be required to remove it.

Residential and subletting use is not permitted under any circumstances.

Ball games are to be kept to the dedicated area.

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