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Dearnford Lake

7.2
From £17/€20.15/A$28.74/US$21.40/CA$28.27/CHF21.76/kr195.85/kr150.58/kr180.47/kr2,394/$345.53/$14,167/PEN72.96/NZ$29.84/R292.60/zł89.71/R$72.31/Kč546.62/RSD2,500 (for 1 night, 2 adults)

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  • Exclusive pod with private jetty and free use of private rowing boat
  • Wild camping (no facilities) and 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 spring and summer wild swimming at lovely Dearnford Lake, a small wild camping and pod park near Whitchurch in Shropshire.

On top of swimming in highly scenic lake surroundings, guests at Dearnford 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 Pitchup.com v jealous.)

Dearnford Lake also has non-electric grass pitches for campers and caravanners in its wildflower meadow adjacent to the lake: this is a grass field without facilities, but guests can use the loos and a shower a couple of minutes' walk away in the café during its opening hours of 9am to 5pm.

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 from the start of April until the end of October (subject to a small daily fee).

Please note

This site has no on-site toilet and shower facilities.

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

Camping arrivals from 11.30am to 3.30pm. Pod arrivals from 12pm to 3.30pm and check-out before 10.30am. Reception is unmanned after 4pm. Please call the site/park using the contact details provided in the booking confirmation email if you are running late. The team will then provide you with the relevant information about your unit/pitch.

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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Depart: (2 nights)
Party: 2 adults

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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
We do 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.
This site has no on-site toilet and shower facilities.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
No cars by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra cars must be parked in the designated area.

Additional terms

Camping arrivals from 11.30am to 3.30pm. Pod arrivals from 12pm to 3.30pm and check-out before 10.30am. Reception is unmanned after 4pm. Please call the site/park using the contact details provided in the booking confirmation email if you are running late. The team will then provide you with the relevant information about your unit/pitch.

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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