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- Scenic location in the Elham valley seven miles from Canterbury
- In the North Downs, a 12-mile drive from the Channel Tunnel
- Easy access to the M20 and the A2
Ever been to the Elham valley? It's a right pretty part of the North Downs, made up of a chalk valley and set between Folkestone and Canterbury: the 22.5-mile Elham Valley Way is right pretty and right recommended too.
If you're seeking a stay around these parts (also recommended, to put up tired feet), have a look at Goldpark Leisure right in the valley and surrounded by the striking scenery for which the valley is renowned. It's about seven miles from Folkestone and Canterbury and under 10 from Dover's white cliffs, or you could go on further adventures as it's also only 12 miles from the Channel Tunnel...
The site has an amenities building with a toilet and shower room also suitable for disabled guests, a washing-up area and a reception with helpful info on the local area.
Leave the car behind once you get here: the bus stop outside the Goldpark Leisure gate has services stopping at it to take adventurers to both the Kent cities nearby. If you do want to drive, there's easy access from the site to the M20 and the A2.
Dogs are not allowed during high season between 01/08 and 31/08.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
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Electric grass and earth pitch
Max. persons: 5 x
Pitch size: Max 3.0m width x 9.1m depth (10.0ft width x 30.0ft depth) Calculated area: 27.9m² (300.0ft²)
Ground type: Grass and earth
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Highly recommend. Have stayed before and look forward to going back.
Great site, clean facilities, lots of hot water and fab staff. A+++
Zoe S. Confirmed
From the manager...
I am sorry you did not have a good stay with us you did have quit a long trip to get to us as you can see from the above review yours is not what we usually get
From the manager...
Firstly what can I say only sorry you didn’t like your stay with us but thanks for your review
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
Tourer storage facilities
Commercial vehicles allowed
No dogs allowed
Horse riding nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Medium (26-50 pitches)
- Coach stations
Canterbury: Park & Ride New Dover Rd Coach Stop
— 5.8 miles
5.8 miles Canterbury Bus Station — 7.0 miles
7.0 miles Whitfield (Kent): Honeywood Parkway Coach Stop — 7.0 miles
- Train stations
Shepherds Well Rail Station
— 4.1 miles
4.1 miles Snowdown Rail Station — 4.1 miles
4.1 miles Aylesham Rail Station — 4.5 miles
- Ferry ports
Folkestone Eurotunnel Terminal
— 5.9 miles
5.9 miles Dover Western Docks Ferry Terminal — 9.0 miles
9.0 miles Dover Eastern Docks Ferry Terminal — 9.2 miles
Kent International Airport
— 14.9 miles
14.9 miles Lydd London Ashford Airport — 18.0 miles
The chalk downlands of the Elham valley are the suggested starting point for hikes around the area; if you're feeling energetic, make it your mission to do the whole 22 and a half mile route of the Elham Valley Way, starting at Hythe and finishing, like certain pilgrims, at Canterbury Cathedral.
Rest up when you arrive then investigate the cathedral further: Canterbury's most famed landmark is the oldest cathedral in England and is of course where Chaucer's lot amused themselves in quarantine by telling many tales. The Canterbury Tales is an award-winning attraction in the city (yes, yes, as well as a book); after that, wander around the shops and pubs before an evening in one of Canterbury's restaurants. And then perhaps another pub…
Also have a wander around the 90 acres of ancient parkland of nearby Howletts Zoo Park, where animals to see include lions, tigers, rhinos and elephants.
- Howletts Wild Animal Park (6.0 miles)
- St Augustine's Abbey (7.0 miles)
- Canterbury Cathedral (7.1 miles)
- The White Cliffs of Dover (9.5 miles)
- South Foreland Lighthouse (10.6 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||9 a.m. –||10 p.m.|
Goldpark Leisure cancellation policy
No refunds within 3 days 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. Goldpark Leisure will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted on the parkCash