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Walesby Forest: Archery

General

  • Adventurous site set in 250 acres of woodland and other rural scenery
  • A mile from Walesby village and 35 minutes' drive from Lincoln
  • On-site bar and shop; over 40 leisure activities on land and water

If you're looking to alternate between relaxing in 250 acres of Robin Hood country and a whole host of adventurous activities, seek out a spot at Walesby Forest in leafy Nottinghamshire.

The vast range of leisure activities here should help even those averse to alfresco exercise get moving, with popular options including watersports, climbing, archery and rifle shooting. A friendly team of dedicated instructors is on hand to make sure all that outdoor action takes place in a safe, low-pressure environment. The programme is updated daily, with a flexible play and pay policy to keep it all affordable.

Time to swap sporty sessions for a bit of downtime? Take your pick from drinks or snacks at the bar, a poolside snooze or rambles through the site's wild woodland areas, where all sorts of animals can be spotted. Angling fans may find it similarly peaceful to take advantage of the free river Maun fishing opportunities available on site.

When it comes to food, there's a handy catering barn (which, with advance notice, can sort meals for guests with special dietary requirements), plus a small shop that stocks plenty of sweet treats and souvenirs. If you'd rather step out for dinner, make your way into Walesby (a mile away), where two popular establishments are all set to serve up pub-cooked food.

Please note

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

The outdoor swimming pool is open between 02/04 and 30/09 (subject to weather conditions).

Entertainment and activities are available between 02/04 and 31/10.

Facilities/activities including adventure activities are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

The restaurant is open between 02/04 and 31/10.

A cable measuring at least 20 metres is needed for the electric hook-ups.

Swimming in the lake is not allowed.

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

The bar is open between 02/04 and 31/10.

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

If reception is closed on arrival: please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.


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8.7

Overall rating based on 453 reviews

 

90% would recommend this site to a friend.

86% would stay here again.

  88% described as Forest ?

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Very large pitches23/10/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBethany G.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch (pet friendly)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very large pitches. Lovely and peaceful stay in a beautiful area. We stayed for a weekend in October during term time so may be more busy in school holidays. Would definitely stay again to explore the area more. Pitches were fairly level although you may need levellers on certain pitches.

    Disliked: 

    Bit of a walk to the toilet/shower block. The block is clean and basic but does the job. Only a hook in the shower so difficult to keep clothes dry, would be good to have a seat/shelf to put clothes etc. Took a while for the water to run warm in shower but not a huge issue.

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Great for a couple of nights out of season17/10/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomChristopher M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch (pet friendly)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Check-in was quick and efficient. Staff very friendly and helpful.
    Pitch fairly level.
    Very quiet, especially as out of season. When busy with groups in high season I expect it could be very different.
    Large pitch size was great, but as there was only my daughters van next to us and a couple in a caravan it made no difference.
    Toilet blocks were clean, again it was busy.
    Didn’t use any other facilities, bar, gift shop or activities - we chose this site for its location near to Clumber Park for parkrun and Thoresby park for Thorseby Leaf Kick event.
    Reasonable price.
    Site is dark at night as no site lighting apart from main block near entrance. Means less disturbance but take a good bright torch.

    Disliked: 

    Very little grass on pitch so got fairly muddy.
    Couldn’t find Elsan emptying point on either toilet block.

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Big site with range of facilities/activities available. Clearly labelled and …28/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch (large, no pets)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Big site with range of facilities/activities available. Clearly labelled and good sized pitch

    Disliked: 

    Toilets weren't always very clean but understand with large numbers of beavers and scouts - it didn't spoil our time.

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Lovely area, lots of trees and activities available. Big sites …27/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDanielle T.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch (pet friendly)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely area, lots of trees and activities available. Big sites for tents.

    Disliked: 

    Bit of a long walk from the tent pitch to the toilet block

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Spacious pitches.26/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch (large, no pets)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Spacious pitches.

    Disliked: 

    Too far to facilities. Facilities dirty. No activities for younger children.

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Excellent weekend at a great all-round site, would stay again26/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSamuel N.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch (no pets)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great shower facilities, great activities to enjoy during the day. Lots of space between camping pitches, great scenery

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Massive woodland site, good facilities, will come again!19/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomZoe H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch (large, no pets)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nice friendly staff, wonderful woodland areas, nice bar area, a lovely bunch of rally people were there at same time and sang in bar area which was wonderful

    Disliked: 

    Toilets were OK, but didn't want to chance the shower area, bit grubby and only an on/off push button for shower.
    Pool was closed (website said it was open) and green...

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Nice big area with lots of activities to do in …19/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLewis S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch (no pets)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nice big area with lots of activities to do in and around the forest, a nice cosy camp fire topped off our night which was lovely due to many campsites not permitting camp fires

    Disliked: 

    That I didn’t book for us to stay longer

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Friendly staff19/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch (large, no pets)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very good lokation

    Disliked: 

    Toilet to long

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would NOT go again12/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch (large, no pets)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location was the only good thing the camp had to offer

    Disliked: 

    Pitches not clearly marked, bad food from the bar, swarms of wasps in the campsite, no lights anywhere meaning the pitch black made it impossible to find the toilet block on a night, long walk to the dirty toilets from camp as most toilet blocks were closed and muddy uneven ground making it hard to pitch a tent

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Features

Coronavirus

24+ hour ventilation between accommodation guests

Activities/entertainment run in smaller groups

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Check-in: one group at a time

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

More frequent emptying of bins

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

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

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Forest

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Very large (over 200 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Fishing nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Brake Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire, England, NG22 9NG
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 53.2245°N 0.9998°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Hetts Lane — 6.4 miles
Bingo Hall — 6.5 miles
Bus Station — 7.1 miles
Train stations
Retford Low Level Rail Station — 6.6 miles
Retford Rail Station — 6.6 miles
Worksop Rail Station — 7.9 miles
Ferry ports
Hull Ferry Terminal — 46.7 miles
Airports
Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport — 17.7 miles
Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport — 18.1 miles
Sheffield City Airport — 19.8 miles

Directions


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

With its tales of Robin Hood, ancient oaks, country houses and lush leafy landscape, Sherwood Forest has something to keep most sorts content. Clumber Park (15 minutes' drive) has long avenues of limes and open heath to stroll through, while over by the Major Oak (10 minutes) you can get acquainted with one of the area's stand-out trees before setting out on several waymarked hiking routes (maps available at the visitor centre next door).

Similarly close to base is Go Ape Sherwood (10 minutes), where a medley of segways and zipwires nicely complement any on-site activities you've got up to during your stay. Kids not quite old enough for that kind of activity? Fear not, as families with younger members will find plenty of age-appropriate entertainment at Wheelgate Waterpark (15 minutes) or Sundown Adventureland (20 minutes).

Spending time in town is also doable here, as Walesby Forest is just over half an hour from Lincoln's castle, cathedral and urban arboretum. Meanwhile, over in Newark (30 minutes), there's Civil War heritage, antiques shops and weekly markets in a handsome Georgian square, plus hovercraft tours if you fancy something a little different.

Must see

  • Sherwood Forest Country Park (3.0 miles)
  • Mansfield Museum (10.0 miles)
  • Bolsover Castle (12.2 miles)

National Trust

  • Clumber Park (4.0 miles)
  • Mr Straw's House (7.8 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. –  10 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Please call the duty manager on the number provided if you are running late.

Walesby Forest cancellation policy

No refunds within 6 weeks of arrival date.

10 weeks or more before arrival : 25% of the balance will be kept
10 - 6 weeks before arrival : 50% of the balance will be kept

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

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. Walesby Forest will debit the balance from your card 10 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 10 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

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  • Does Walesby Forest have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Walesby Forest dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Walesby Forest? With its tales of Robin Hood, ancient oaks, country houses and lush leafy landscape, Sherwood Forest has something to keep most sorts content. Clumber Park (15 minutes' drive) has long avenues of … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Walesby Forest?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.

    Please call the duty manager on the number provided if you are running late.

    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Walesby Forest? From £27.50 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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