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General

  • Scenic and peaceful site at the foot of the North Wessex Downs
  • A mile from the world-famed Westbury White Horse
  • Two fishing lakes, shop and big barbecue and events area

Ever seen the famed Westbury White Horse, high up above an Iron Age hill fort on Salisbury Plain? You can get to it within a short canter with a stay at Blackland Lakes: this peaceful rural place is a mere mile from the world-famed equine sight.

If you're more up for lazing around at base (after a trip to see the Wiltshire gee-gee, of course), Blackland has two coarse fishing lakes filled with carp, tench, perch, roach, bream and gudgeon, with mirror carp up to 25lbs in Heron Lake and bream to 11lb in both. Another lake is set aside as a habitat for wildfowl for those who'd rather laze about this green and scenic setting.

The park covers 17 acres, divided into secluded grass paddocks. A big highlight is the central barbecue barn, which can cater to groups of up to 100 via its kitchen and licensed bar. The team has also opened a well-stocked and licensed shop, selling essentials, drinks, ice cream and camping basics like tent pegs. Within the shop is a small tourist info section with leaflets on local attractions, events and details of local pubs, restaurants, and takeaways that can deliver your din straight to the site.

Blackland is at just outside the village of Caine, at the foot of the North Wessex Downs. The closest pub serving food is about 10 minutes' walk away.

Silver David Bellamy Conservation Award AA 3 pennants

Please note

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

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.

Single-sex bookings of 6 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.


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8.7

Overall rating based on 54 reviews

 

83% would recommend this site to a friend.

81% would stay here again.

 

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Good Location near Calne and Avebury Flat site, quite spacious 21/02/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Charlie S. Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced gravel touring pitch (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Good Location near Calne and Avebury
    Flat site, quite spacious

    Disliked: 

    Quite wet and muddy in winter, despite hard standing pitch

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Fantastic site, clean, pitches a great size. A little gem ... 19/02/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Claire S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced gravel touring pitch (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Fantastic site, clean, pitches a great size. A little gem tucked away. Will be back. Prices just right. Beautiful walks around the site and everything you need.

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From the manager...

Thank you very much for your 10/10 review and positive comments. We are really glad you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back.

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Pitches level 02/02/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom camper_t323701 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced gravel touring pitch (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The site is very quite. Staff helpful.

    Disliked: 

    Shower block disgusting,
    Washing machines far to expensive

From the manager...

Please note that this review wasn't intended for our campsite. The customer has explained to us that they have visited more than one campsite and meant to leave this review for another campsite. They would recommend Blackland Lakes and would visit again. The comments for the disliked section are not valid.

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Good, pleasant site 02/01/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Daniel C. Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced gravel touring pitch (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    It was a quiet and scenic. Facilities were clean, adequate and with plentiful hot water. Pitches were level and the one we stayed on was fully serviced.
    There were some pleasant walks from the campsite and the local pub was a 10 minute walk away.

    Disliked: 

    No dislikes

From the manager...

Thank you very much for your review.We are really glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future.

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Clean tidy everything you wanted. 02/12/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom kelsey_c Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced gravel touring pitch (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Everything. Clean tidy good toilets. Great walks for the dog. Definitely come back.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Thank you very much for your 10/10 review.We are really pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back to Blackland Lakes.

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We arrived just after 5pm, reception was open until 7.30pm. ... 27/11/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Maxine L. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We arrived just after 5pm, reception was open until 7.30pm. Receptionist was friendly and gave us several options for pitch areas. Toilet/shower facilities were warm and clean. Shower was lovely hot water. We only stayed one night so didn't get a chance to look around the rest of the site.

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Thank you very much for your review and we hope to welcome you back to Blackland Lakes in the future.

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Great country retreat 25/11/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom chris p. Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced gravel touring pitch (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great country retreat

    Disliked: 

    Very muddy and wet

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Thank you for another 10/10 review. It was really nice to see you again.

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Quiet and lots of space. Good site map on arrival ... 17/11/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Ian C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced gravel touring pitch (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Quiet and lots of space. Good site map on arrival and adequate facilities.

    Disliked: 

    Nobody at reception when we arrived at 1730 and no instructions of where to go or who to contact. It was a fair distance walk to the shower block which looked a bit old and tired and in need of decoration.
    Quite expensive for what it is compared to other sites.

From the manager...

Thank you for taking the time to review our campsite. During the autumn when it is quieter we are unable to staff Reception all day and we are sorry there was no one to greet you on your arrival. We also use this time of year to focus on maintenance and improvements for the next Spring/Summer season. We do have the Opening Times for Reception, Instructions for arrivals on where to go or who to contact plus a Campsite Map displayed on the Receptions doors. However, on this one occasion they were taken down on the Tuesday afternoon so the doors could be given fresh coats of paint and as soon as they were dry the signs were all put back up.
We do send a booking confirmation detailing what to do should you arrive outside of the reception opening times, if this was not received we are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

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Lovely country site 03/11/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom chris p. Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced gravel touring pitch (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Fantastic location and views ,

    Disliked: 

    Showers dated

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Thank you very much for your 10/10 review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again.

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Nice quiet site, loads of space, nice scenery. Great for ... 25/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom martyn_e187935 Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced gravel touring pitch (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nice quiet site, loads of space, nice scenery. Great for dog walking.

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending our campsite to your friend.We look forward to welcoming you back to Blackland Lakes in the future.

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Features

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

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Fully serviced pitches

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Location

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  • Stockley Lane, Calne, Wiltshire, England, SN11 0NQ
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 51.4191°N 1.9942°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Calne: Town Hall Coach Stop — 1.4 miles
Devizes: Market Place Coach Stop — 4.5 miles
Beckhampton (Wilts): A4 Coach Stop — 5.3 miles
Train stations
Chippenham Rail Station — 6.0 miles
Melksham Rail Station — 7.0 miles
Pewsey Rail Station — 11.0 miles
Ferry ports
Temple Meads Station Ferry Landing — 25.5 miles
Temple Bridge (Bristol) Ferry Landing — 25.6 miles
Castle Park Ferry Landing — 25.8 miles
Airports
Bristol International Airport — 31.1 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

The Westbury White Horse – Wiltshire's famed giant chalk horse carved into the slope of Salisbury Plain – is about a mile from Blackland Lakes, on the edge of Bratton Downs. Standing 80 feet tall and 170 feet wide, it's viewable for 16 or 17 miles around its setting; from the horse itself, you'll be able to see Bratton Castle and the white horses of Devizes and Alton Barnes.

This is most certainly a land of archaeological and world-famed historical highlights: you can reach the pretty village of Avebury and its three prehistoric stone circles within 10 minutes' drive and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Stonehenge within 40 minutes' drive. If your tastes are more modern, a vintage motor museum is less than 10 minutes' walk away.

Take a trip out to any of the area's market towns such as Calne, Devizes, Chippenham, Corsham, Royal Wootton Bassett and Marlborough, all within 25 minutes' drive. Bath is about 35 minutes away.

For peaceful sightseeing within a short drive, try Bowood House and its landscaped gardens, five miles away, and the National Trust village of Lacock eight miles from the site, a magical place that's had screen appearances in the likes of Downton Abbey and Harry Potter.

Must see

  • Wadworth Visitor Centre (4.5 miles)
  • Lacock Abbey, Grounds and Cloisters (5.4 miles)
  • Silbury Hill (5.9 miles)

National Trust

  • Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village (5.5 miles)
  • Avebury (5.9 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:  12 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

Blackland Lakes cancellation policy

No penalties

Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

Modifications are subject to a £10.00 fee.

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.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

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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
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.
Modifications are subject to a £10.00 fee.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
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.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10:30 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The grocery shop is open between 01/01 and 31/12.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.
You'll need an Environment Agency rod licence (you'll need to apply for this beforehand).

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 6 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Reception
Reception is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. between 01/10 and 31/03.
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. between 01/04 and 30/09.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m..
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/campervan please select the extra.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 9 p.m..
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

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