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- Small pod park with private jetty and free use of private rowing boat
- Wild swimming in Shropshire
- Café on site serving homemade food from fresh local produce
Have a simple stay under the Shropshire stars and plunge into wild swimming at lovely Alderford Lake, a small pod park near Whitchurch in Shropshire.
On top of swimming in highly scenic lake surroundings, guests at Alderford can conk out afterwards in the park's camping pod, in its own exclusive setting by the lakeside and with private use of a rowing boat during your stay. Yes, your very own boat for your very own use during your stay, from your very own private jetty – now that's how to make a holiday go swimmingly…
The lake and grounds are used throughout the year by open-air swimmers, runners and dog walkers, many of whom stop off for a nourishing bite in the site's lakeside café which serves breakfasts, lunches and afternoon teas seven days a week, all homemade using the freshest local ingredients from Shropshire, Cheshire and Wales. (Café + lakeside pod + private boat = making pals v jealous.)
A lakeside walk and a play area is on site too to keep everyone busy after their refreshing dip, and the wild swimming is available all year round (subject to a small daily fee). Regular events run on site too: ask when you arrive to see what's on during your stay.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
This site has no on-site toilet and shower facilities.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.
Pod arrivals from 12pm to 3.30pm and check-out before 10.30am.
The café has toilets and a shower available for guests use. These are however only available during opening hours from 9am to 4pm.
Swimming in the lake is available from April to the end of October and is subject to extra charges (£5 per person per session per day).
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1 bedroom camping pod
Max. persons: 2 x
Dimensions: 3.0m width x 3.0m length (9.8ft width x 9.8ft length) Calculated area: 9.0m² (96.9ft²)
Beds can be pushed together to form a double. Please let us know your preference by using the 'special requests' box on the booking form.
Guests have exclusive access to a rowing boat on a private jetty, open water swimming and a chiminea fire for heating outdoors. Inside the pod, there is electricity, running water, a camping toilet and heating.
Dogs are allowed but must remain off the beds. Owners are required to bring their pets' bedding.Please bring your own towels and cooking equipment.
|Max. persons||2 x
3.0m width x 3.0m length
(9.8ft width x 9.8ft length)
Calculated area: 9.0m² (96.9ft²)
(1 x twin beds)
Toilet (1 x toilet)
|No showers in the unit: shared facilities available.|
|Bed linen||2 included, 2 max.|
|Car||2 included, 2 max.|
|Duvets and pillows||2 included, 2 max.|
|Dog(s) allowed||1 included, 1 max.|
|Extra logs (max unlimited)||£10/€11.49/A$18.27/US$13.08/CA$17.45/CHF13.01/SEK117.91/DKK85.78/NOK112.01/ISK1,574/ARS491.16/CLP8,794/PEN43.62/NZ$19.25/ZAR180.70/PLN49.28/R$49.28/CZK295.23/RSD1,361/HUF3,653.79/RUB865.05/CN¥88.86 per stay|
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Beautiful well looked after site, plenty to do - next to busy road.
Aileen J. Confirmed
Brilliant swimming in the lake, campsite was nearly empty on ...
Nice place but facilities are virtually non-existent
Mark B. Confirmed
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Lake and/or mountain
Indoor pool nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
- Coach stations
Nantwich Bus Station
— 10.4 miles
10.4 miles Crewe Bus Station — 14.1 miles
14.1 miles Wrexham Bus Station — 14.8 miles
- Train stations
Whitchurch (Shrops) Rail Station
— 1.1 miles
1.1 miles Prees Rail Station — 3.7 miles
3.7 miles Wrenbury Rail Station — 5.8 miles
- Ferry ports
Woodside Birkenhead Ferry Terminal
— 33.5 miles
Liverpool John Lennon Airport
— 27.6 miles
Your pod at Alderford Lake is easily accessible to piles of Shropshire, Cheshire and north Wales countryside and attractions including gardens and canals, meres and mosses, and city days out in celebrated Chester and Shrewsbury.
Whitchurch, an easy mile away, is the starting point for miles (and miles) of long-distance walking trails (the town was founded by a Mr Julius Caesar and once lay on the main Roman road between Chester and Wroxeter).
Five trails start from Whitchurch's Jubilee Park, including the 34 miles of the Sandstone Trail starting and ending in Whitchurch, and the Shropshire Way which crosses the England/Wales border (several shorter trails run around the town too).
Northern Shropshire is canal land: cruise along the Shropshire Union Canal on to Market Drayton, or stay close to home to drift on the Llangollen Canal around Whitchurch and on to the market town of Ellesmere. The Meres and Mosses peat bog landscape filled with rare wildlife is in the region too for nature spotting and more hiking.
Also have a wander around Hawkstone Park, a 400-acre site famed mainly for its follies of caves, cliffs and medieval castle ruins, and Cholmondeley Castle Gardens over the border in Cheshire with its 50 acres of ornamental gardens, aviary, deer park mere, and African pygmy goats, llamas and alpacas.
- Cheshire Military Museum (18.4 miles)
- Chester Castle (18.5 miles)
- Chester Cathedral (18.8 miles)
- Chirk Castle (17.2 miles)
- Attingham Park (18.5 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
Pod arrivals from 12pm to 3.30pm and check-out before 10.30am.
Alderford Lake cancellation policy
No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.
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.
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Alderford Lake will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.
Payment methods accepted on the parkCash