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Adults-only fishing in the Fens, all year round, on a luxury park surrounded by peace and quiet – it’s enough to have you hooked.
Fields End Water near March in Cambridgeshire has been described as ‘one of the best’ by avid anglers who have cast off on a camping holiday there: it has two acclaimed fishing lakes (the Pit and the Pool) crammed with carp, tench, perch, barbell, chubb, orfe and roach, and guests can bag bait suitable for the lakes in the site shop (as well as other essentials like ice-cream and sweets).
Not reely into fishing, but brought to Fields End Water to accompany a fishy other half? No floundering necessary for angling widow/ers either: this is a scenic and well-sited park for those who want to ramble around the flat Fens countryside or use it as base to explore Cambridgeshire – and as it’s adults-only and well away from the noise of main roads and flight paths, it’s pretty peaceful too.
And, as long as he’s quiet when you’re trying to land a catch, the dog can come with you: the park says it’s ‘extremely dog-friendly’ and it has suitable walkies around the fishing lakes and the five-acre wood, miles of footpaths from it leading into the Fens, bins on site for scooped poop, and even a water bowl at reception for thirsty mutts.
Pitches come with electric hook-up and are close to the fishing lakes and the main facilities: a clean, warm and roomy shower and loo block, laundry room and washing up area.
Foodwise, Doddington village is about forty minutes’ walk away and has a tip-top fish and chip shop. The local Chinese takeaway will also deliver their large and tasty portions directly to the park. There are several farmers’ markets in the area to pick up your own produce:
Ely, on the second and fourth Saturday of the month
Huntingdon on alternate Fridays
St Ives on the first and third Saturday of each month
Ramsey on the fourth Saturday of each month
St Neots on each month’s second and fourth Saturday.
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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
Touring and motorhomes
Drainage hook-up points for tourers
Fully serviced pitches
Motorhome service point
Tourer storage facilities
Water hook-up points for tourers
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Medium (26-50 pitches)
Jumbo tent pitches
- Coach stations
Thorney (Peterborough): Park Gates Coach Stop — 10.3 miles
10.3 miles Peterborough: Queensgate Bus Station — 12.8 miles
12.8 miles Wisbech: Horsefair Bus Station — 12.9 miles
- Train stations
March Rail Station — 5.0 miles
5.0 miles Manea Rail Station — 6.3 miles
6.3 miles Whittlesea Rail Station — 7.2 miles
- Ferry ports
West Lynn Ferry Landing — 23.4 miles
23.4 miles King's Lynn Ferry Landing — 23.4 miles
Cambridge Airport — 20.9 miles
From the north
Head to Peterborough then follow signs to March then Wimblington, Cambridgeshire. At Mill Hill (Pace garage) roundabout take the third exit onto the B1093 (signposted Wimblington). Then follow the final directions below.
From the south
Head towards Chatteris, Cambridgeshire. At the roundabout (you will see a Co-op and a BP garage) take the second exit (if from Huntingdon) or fourth exit (if from Ely) onto the A141 (signposted March, Doddington). After a couple of miles, take the first turn left onto the B1093 (signposted Wimblington, Doddington). Then follow the final directions below.
Continue forward onto Wimblington Road - B1093. You are entering Doddington. At the clock tower turn right onto Benwick Road (signposted Benwick) After roughly three-quarters of a mile you will pass on your left-hand side Delfland Nurseries with greenhouses. Shortly afterwards you will approach a sharp S-bend; directly after this bend look out for Fields End Water sign on your right.
Turn right following the signs to the campsite, pool or pit.
Please report to reception on arrival.
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As well as the farmers’ markets, Cambridgeshire has local markets to browse, in towns with nifty sightseeing and activities for afters. Stop off at Wisbech after its Thursday or Saturday market to play croquet on the lawn and peer at the Cabinet of Curiosities at Georgian Peckover House, or at Ely after market day on Thursday for the cracking cathedral, one of almost two hundred listed buildings.
There are also markets at March (about four miles from Fields End Water) on Wednesdays and Saturdays, at Chatteris on Fridays and at St Ives on Mondays and Fridays.
The park reception has colour-coded walking routes to explore the Fens, or venture further by car or bus on day trips to historic cities, market towns and the coast: Cambridge and Peterborough are easily accessible from the park, and further afield you can reach Norfolk’s Broads and the seaside towns of Suffolk.
Several nature and RSPB reserves are in the area to spot water birds and other local wildlife:
The Ouse Washes, the biggest washland area in the country
Nene Washes to see short-eared owls and wagtails
The Lodge in nearby Bedford, RSPB headquarters with five miles of trails, gardens and two ancient hill forts.
- Ely Cathedral (12.1 miles)
- Peterborough Cathedral (12.5 miles)
- Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve (17.0 miles)
- Peckover House and Garden (12.6 miles)
- Houghton Mill (13.1 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.