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General

  • Small friendly site 13 miles from Lincoln
  • Level and well-drained site
  • On the Ermine Way and the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Trail

What a handsomely historic location has the hamlet of Byards Leap – for it's between ancient Lincoln and the old market towns of Sleaford, Newark and Grantham; is on an aged Roman road, and is the setting of ye olde Byards Leap legend dating back centuries (Byard was a high-jumping horse, in case you're wondering). And the Knights Templar used to hang out around here too.

Folks use The Beeches campsite in the hamlet as a base to explore historic Lincolnshire or as a stopover enroute to Norfolk or the east coast: plenty of history around in those there parts too. It's a small and friendly site, level, grassy and well drained, with rather nice views over Lincolnshire farmland; access to the Ermine Way is straight from the site.

The Beeches has a play area and disabled-friendly amenities a few steps from the pitching area. It's next to the Byards Leap café which dishes up excellent breakfasts and lunches from Thursday to Sunday; a handful of good pubs and restaurants is within a five-mile radius too.

Dogs are welcome at The Beeches – we recommend old Roman road Ermine Street for walks...

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A charge of 10p per minute applies for the use of shower.


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8.2

Overall rating based on 75 reviews

 

77% would recommend this site to a friend.

75% would stay here again.

 

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Friendly staff, unlimited level pitches. Great facilities. 21/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Claire D. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The staff could not be more helpful and friendly. We were offered drinks on arrival before we put the tent up. There are many paths from tent field to toilet/shower block all lit by solar lights. The toilet block/ showers are super clean with washing up facilities including washing up liquid and bowl and sponge should you need one. Play area had games for the children to play set up on picnic tables.
    This was our first camping trip and there will be more because of this campsite x

    Disliked: 

    Traffic noise, the campsite is near busy road that has traffic travelling all through the night.

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Lovely quiet basic site but a secret hide away 😊 14/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Carla W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Lovely quiet basic site but a secret hide away 😊

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Lovely site very clean and tidy 08/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom paula_d693547 Confirmed

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

    Lovely site very clean and tidy

    Disliked: 

    Next to main road. Could not sleep

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Lovely helpful people running such a lovely site. Peaceful and ... 07/05/2018

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  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Lovely helpful people running such a lovely site. Peaceful and quiet and beautiful surroundings. Toilet was amazingly clean and wash facilities was spot on. The way the camp site is set out makes it easier for you to relax and still keep an eye on your kids. Plus lovely family's and kids that was a pleasure to meet. My kids enjoyed making friends and chatting away to everyone. Will definitely be back for another visit.

    Disliked: 

    Having to go home, back to reality.
    😢😢☹

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This is such a friendly site, I felt welcome the ... 07/05/2018

samantha_j307459

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    This is such a friendly site, I felt welcome the minute I drove on. First time of putting up my new awning and within minutes of looking a bit puzzled the owner was helping me and had rallied up extra help😀 without I could have still been putting it up at midnight. The children’s play area is a nice touch and my daughter loved making friends. I like how the pitches are all around the outside so children can run around and still be seen. The toilets and showers were basic but spotlessly clean and the water was lovely and hot.
    I felt so welcome, I’m a single Mum and can find some campsites not very friendly but this was great.... me and my daughter will be back for sure!!!

    Disliked: 

    Only the road noise but as others have said once you’re used to it you really don’t hear it.

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Cleanliness of toilet and shower block. Added extras in the ... 07/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sarah M. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Cleanliness of toilet and shower block. Added extras in the block. Tidy gardens

    Disliked: 

    Road noise but nothing they can do about it.

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Small but clean facilities 17/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom David M. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly reception, great price close to my destination

    Disliked: 

    Only sign posting not great but I understand new ones on there way!

From the manager...

Thank you for your comments.

The signs are due shortly.

Hope to see you again.

Regards
Shaun

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The staff here are very friendly, the site is very ... 15/04/2018

colin_h753741

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  • Liked: 

    The staff here are very friendly, the site is very well drained. Other places around flooded.
    Lovely little site, can't wait to visit again.

    Disliked: 

    Road noise from the main A17, but once you've learnt to ignore this it's barely noticeable.

From the manager...

Hi Colin,

Thank you for your comments. We look forward to you coming every other weekend.

Regards
Shaun

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Good value for money, friendly staff. 05/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom diane_w337490 Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The friendly welcome, even though we were outside of the normal arrival times. The price was also extremely reasonable.

    Disliked: 

    Finding the light to the ladies facilities was beyond me when it was already dark inside & out.

From the manager...

Hi Diane,

Thank you for your comments. Glad to hear you had a good but short stay with us.
We have bought 4 lanterns to go around the toilet block, this should help the light issue.
Thank you again for the gift you gave me.

Regards
Shaun

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The site is the worst I’ve ever experienced!, 12/03/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom brian_f298543 Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The worst experience ever in 40 years of caravaning, advertised as year round site,booked and payed via pitch up. on arriving no one there,no one answers there 3 phones,or e mail site is a cess pit of mud car and van unable to access site,had to be towed out avoid like the plague!

    Disliked: 

    As above..

From the manager...

Hi,

Sorry for your experience with us. We have recently changed our opening with the ground not being suitable.
We had issues with our emails and wasn't aware you were coming. If we had known we would of been able to sort something for you. We are a family run site and was away ourselves and had no signal.

Regards
Shaun

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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

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Location

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  • Byards Leap, Cranwell, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England, NG34 8EY
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 53.0325°N 0.5256°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Sleaford Coach Stop — 5.6 miles
Silk Willoughby (Lincs): Coach Stop — 5.8 miles
Anwick (Lincs): Coach Stop — 7.8 miles
Train stations
Ancaster Rail Station — 3.1 miles
Rauceby Rail Station — 4.4 miles
Sleaford Rail Station — 5.4 miles
Ferry ports
West Lynn Ferry Landing — 42.7 miles
Airports
East Midlands Airport — 36.5 miles

Directions


The site is off the B6403 Ancaster to Cranwell Road just before the junction with the A17 Newark to Sleaford road. The entrance to the site is to the right of the Old School.

From the A17, turn onto the B6403 to Ancaster. After 30m turn immediately right. The entrance to the site is to the right of The Old School.

Follow the signs to Traditional Timber Windows and the Family Café.

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

Pick up details of local walks, cycle routes and town maps as well as leaflets and tourist info on site: there's quite a bit to do all around. A mix of quiet roads and bridleways linking the area's Lincolnshire villages means there's quite a bit to see if you want to get around by foot, pedal or horse.

As well as being on the Ermine Way, The Beeches is also on the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Trail and is close to the RAF Cranwell Heritage Centre and the Newark Air Museum. The Newark Showground is nearby too for shows, displays and events.

Plenty more history is at Lincoln – see the castle and cathedral if you only have time for two things – and at nearby National Trust properties like Grantham House and Tattershall Castle.

Or take trips around Lincolnshire's old towns, like Sleaford, a market town since the twelfth century; Grantham, where Isaac Newton went to school, and Newark, besieged by the roundy-headed ones in the English Civil War.

Must see

  • Belton House (7.3 miles)
  • Lincoln Medieval Bishops' Palace (13.9 miles)
  • Lincoln Cathedral (14.0 miles)

National Trust

  • Grantham House (9.4 miles)
  • Tattershall Castle (14.5 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:  4 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

The Beeches cancellation policy

No refunds within 12 days of arrival date.

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 Beeches will debit the balance from your card 12 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 12 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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