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General

  • Small, rural and simple site by the River Wreake
  • Sustainable approach using reclaimed materials
  • Electric car charging point, a play area, hammock space and free wifi

There aren't only canoes at Birchcanoes by the River Wreake in rural Leicestershire – plenty of spaces to put up hammocks are on site too. (You might want to pause here to heave a contented sigh.)

Riverside Birchcanoes covers about an acre of firm level grass, surrounded by green and pleasant countryside in a wildlife haven about nine miles from the city of Leicester. It's a small and simple site where the team aims for guests to have a relaxed and peaceful time; families, groups and solo travellers are all welcome.

Birchcanoes is run on a sustainable basis and uses reclaimed materials. It has an electric car charging point, a play area and free wifi. An area of the pitching field is set aside for campfires.

A thatched pub serving meals is a mile away in the local village of Hoby.


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A campsite brimming with fun, originality, freedom and friendliness 05/06/2017

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

  • Electric optional grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The freedom, originality and friendliness of the site.

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A basic site, really friendly and great location 04/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Helen L. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Really friendly and laid back. Excellent setting and location. Use of canoes a bonus. Access to fridge, electric hook ups available.

    Disliked: 

    Basic facilities and train line noisy (although husband loved train spotting!).

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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

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Remote location

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Horse riding nearby

Sailing nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Location

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  • Hoby Road, Brooksby, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England, LE14 2LE
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.7406°N 1.0089°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Loughborough: The Rushes Coach Stop — 8.7 miles
Leicester: St Margaret's Bus Station — 8.8 miles
Leicester: Charles Street Coach Stop — 8.9 miles
Train stations
Sileby Rail Station — 4.3 miles
Syston Rail Station — 4.4 miles
Melton Mowbray Rail Station — 5.4 miles
Ferry ports
West Lynn Ferry Landing — 58.7 miles
Airports
East Midlands Airport — 14.7 miles

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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

Small guests will have a stellar time at Leicester's National Space Centre less than nine miles from Birchcanoes, where there are galactic treats galore, over 150 interactive challenges and events running regularly throughout the year. Abbey Park, Botanic Gardens, Castle Gardens are also in the city if small space cadets still need to let off steam.

The Birchcanoes team highly recommends nearby Bradgate Park, enclosed as a deer park over eight centuries ago. Red and fallow deer still roam here and the park is also popular with visitors for its geology, the only known Precambrian fossils in Western Europe, concerts and plays, River Lin paddles, the SSSI of Swithland Wood, and a wealth of other wildlife including many wildfowl at the park reservoir.

Rutland Water is also easily accessible from the campsite and is filled with outdoorsy things to do like the 25-mile circular walking and cycling trail, rock climbing, boating, sailing, nature reserves and an outdoor adventure centre. If the canoes back at base have whetted your whistle, more of the same is available here too.

Must see

  • Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe (5.4 miles)
  • National Space Centre (8.0 miles)
  • Belvoir Castle (14.2 miles)

National Trust

  • Woolsthorpe Manor (16.4 miles)
  • Staunton Harold Church (17.6 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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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
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.

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

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
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.

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

Additional terms

Please note, you can either bring an awning or a gazebo, not both.

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