Belvoir Waters

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Fishing lake edged by grass (added by manager 03 Jun 2021)
Barbecue at the pitch (added by manager 03 jun 2021)
Lake view (added by manager 03 jun 2021)
Swallow drinking (added by manager 28 may 2024)

  • Off-grid wild camping by fishing lakes in Nottinghamshire countryside
  • A 15-minute drive to Belvoir Castle, and 20 minutes to Newark-on-Trent
  • Woodland pitches and angling, close to shops, pubs and stately houses
Encompassing a 232-acre site in glorious Nottinghamshire countryside, Belvoir Waters is an eco-friendly, wild-camping spot with one golden rule: be as environmentally thoughtful as possible. You’re left to your own devices to find your perfect pitch among natural woodland, surrounded by three lakes covering 80 acres of water. This is a serene place where couples and families can wander around the lakes and stroll the woodland walks, listening out for some of the 180 bird species spotted in the area. Well-behaved dogs are welcome too – and keen anglers, line up here please, as you can fish on the lakes – and tuition is available for novices (at a fee). You’ll need to be self-sufficient and bring all your own camping gear, but you can park by your pitch, so there’s no lugging of equipment across fields for you. As the site is completely off grid, it’s best to add in a barbecue as well as bits and bobs for cooking when you’re packing. But don’t worry too much about the packing – anything you’ve forgotten you can pick up in Newark-on-Trent (20 minutes’ drive), which has plenty of supermarkets as well as fish and chip shops or Chinese takeaways. Newark Royal Market (Wednesday) has been held in the market square pretty much non-stop since the 12th century, and it’s a special treat to rummage around the stalls for fresh local produce.

Campground type

Tent sites 30
RV & Motorhome sites 30
Open now
Please note
  • This campground/park has no on-site shower facilities.

    Languages spoken

    English

    Open from Sat, 1 June to

    Pitch types & availability

    Reviews

    96%

    would recommend this campground to a friend

    95%

    would stay here again

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    Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

    This place is fantastic if you’re after a back to basics style…

    Overall 10/10
    Location 10
    Value for money 10
    Accommodation 8
    Facilities / Activities 6
    Customer service 10
    Child friendliness 4
    Cleanliness 8
    Wifi 4
    Jonathan J. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

    Lakeside unpowered grass and earth site

    Liked: This place is fantastic if you’re after a back to basics style of camping. Fantastic clean pitches with sooooo much space. It’s as close to wild camping as it gets!

    Disliked: The toilet block is by the entrance which is a very long walk. But this was no real problem for us

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    Not ideal for anyone but hippies and fishermen.

    Overall 2/10
    Location 2
    Value for money 2
    Accommodation 2
    Facilities / Activities 2
    Customer service 2
    Child friendliness 2
    Cleanliness 2
    Wifi 2
    Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

    Unpowered forest floor tent site

    Liked: Absolutely Nothing to like. Looked nothing like the photos.. it was like they just mowed everywhere and took photos to add to site then let it all go to pot! More like a derelict overgrown Marsh land! Dangerous pot holes everywhere!!

    Disliked: Arrived at 7pm we left after work... No manager on site. No lights on site apart from the entrance. Found it difficult to find the site entrance as google takes you to the 3rd pond not the entrance. After 20 mibs trying to find in 28°c heat we Had to call Owner to find access, Owner was helpful and sent location via maps and texts. HE WAS NOT PRESENT TO MEET AND GREET!! Drove on with great difficulty. Dirt path was very uneven and bumpy.. It nearly took the exhaust off the van!! Extremely over grown. TOOK US NEARLY 2HRS TO FIND A SEMI SUTABLE PLOT OF LAND AND PUT THE TENT UP!!!! NO LIGHTS SO USING TORCHES AT 8.07PM. Absolutely No preset pitches only on 1st pond these were reserved for fishermen. Piss take... RECIVED A TEXT TO FORBID US FROM SETTING UP AT 1ST POND PITCHES!! WTF!!! Hang on.... But these were the wonderful pitches advertised at £30 a night. Pictured.. Lured us in and told NO NOT ALLOWED!!!! Same price as the diabolical wild pitches at £30!! Not even worth £5! WILD and I mean WILD pitches u set up yourself in thorns thistles and long grass... poked holes in our built in ground sheet so tent is ruined!!!! Only 2 porta loos for a huge site..NO A TOILET BLOCK AS STATED IN LIST OF FEATURES. For 24 acres of land only 2 porta loos without sink and no loo roll!!!! No water tap!! No local Shop as stated... Went to fetch dinner from closest chippy which us next to the closest shop (1 hr and 7 mins walk away) forced to take car (11 minutes drive) to find out it closed at 8.30pm on a Friday night! What chippy Closes b4 9pm????? We were 6 mins late. No food !! Not happy about miss advertised features. We got back to camp...packed up and left at 9.30pm. I CALLED OWNER AND TOLD HOM WE LEFT. GOT REFUND OF £51 ONLY.. NO DEPOSIT REFUND OF £9 STAY AWAY IF U WANT AMY KIND IF DECDNT GET AWAY. NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN ITS DANGEROUS AND WATER IS DEEP AND NOT AT ALL CHILD FRIENDLY!! Only visit if u want absolutely nothing near by.. and of you like to be bitten to death in only 2.5 hours on site!!

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    From the manager: huh?

    Excellent place stuff always helpful

    Overall 10/10
    Location 10
    Value for money 10
    Accommodation 10
    Facilities / Activities 8
    Customer service 10
    Child friendliness 10
    Cleanliness 10
    Wifi 8
    Fausta P. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

    Unpowered forest floor tent site

    Liked: We love nature forest and lakes where you can stay separated from noises and other people so this is the best place for our family good location nice peaceful place to do camping

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    Unusual site, very peaceful. Minimal facilities and no site management

    Overall 6/10
    Location 8
    Value for money 8
    Accommodation 8
    Facilities / Activities 2
    Customer service 6
    Child friendliness No rating
    Cleanliness 10
    Wifi 2
    Rick M. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

    Unpowered forest floor tent site

    Liked: Tranquility, was left to own devices. Good distance between pitches. Seemingly remote but not far from amenities.

    Disliked: I was absolutely hounded by wasps in the morning. Not the owners fault of course.

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    Great location with amazing views, big open area for the kids to…

    Overall 10/10
    Location 10
    Value for money 10
    Accommodation 10
    Facilities / Activities 10
    Customer service 10
    Child friendliness 10
    Cleanliness 10
    Wifi No rating
    Matthew d. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

    Unpowered forest floor tent site

    Liked: Great location with amazing views, big open area for the kids to play and nice walks around the lakes, Facilities was nice and clean and well looked after and communication was great on the day of booking

    Recommend to friends Visit again

    Always friendly, staff amazing and the place is beautiful

    Overall 10/10
    Location 10
    Value for money 10
    Accommodation 10
    Facilities / Activities 10
    Customer service 10
    Child friendliness 10
    Cleanliness 10
    Wifi No rating
    Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

    Unpowered forest floor tent site

    Liked: We love the freedom of the whole place peaceful whenever we stay, the open lake, waking up to the sound of flocking geese above, beautiful walks around the lake

    Disliked: Don’t dislike anything, would just advise ground sheet base as the pitch we stayed at had big weed cut back the stems where hard and strong that it poked holes through tent base.

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    Such a beautiful getaway and so peaceful. Surrounded by nature which is…

    Overall 10/10
    Location 10
    Value for money 10
    Accommodation 10
    Facilities / Activities 8
    Customer service 10
    Child friendliness 10
    Cleanliness 10
    Wifi 10
    Jade W. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

    Unpowered forest floor tent site

    Liked: Such a beautiful getaway and so peaceful. Surrounded by nature which is amazing and completely left to our own devices - as close to wild camping as you can get and will definitely be back!

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    The area and the guides that met us and showed us in…

    Overall 10/10
    Location 10
    Value for money 10
    Accommodation 10
    Facilities / Activities 6
    Customer service 10
    Child friendliness 10
    Cleanliness 10
    Wifi 2
    Lee R. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

    Unpowered forest floor tent site

    Liked: The area and the guides that met us and showed us in where great.

    Disliked: Nothing

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    Excellent site with friendly owner. Would definitely go again.

    Overall 10/10
    Location 10
    Value for money 10
    Accommodation 10
    Facilities / Activities 10
    Customer service 10
    Child friendliness 10
    Cleanliness 10
    Wifi 2
    Dean W. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

    Unpowered forest floor tent site

    Liked: Campsite was quite and beautiful. The owner was lovely and helped by pointing out the best places to go for food in area.

    Recommend to friends Visit again

    Actually cant wait to go back

    Overall 10/10
    Location 10
    Value for money 10
    Accommodation 10
    Facilities / Activities 8
    Customer service 10
    Child friendliness 10
    Cleanliness 10
    Wifi 2
    Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

    Unpowered forest floor tent site

    Liked: Stayed there for a 2nd weekend inna different pitch but still the same peace and tranquility was even nice in the rain although the fishing spot wasnt as good the kids felt like theyd gone to the beach. We purchased a few logg packs too this time saved the hassle of wood collecting

    Disliked: The kids thought the fire wood was was one of the best parts of the last trip ( go figure ) but overall was what it said on the add wild

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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

    TV room

    Take away

    Tennis

    Watersports

    Amenities on site

    Bath available

    Car parking by site/unit

    Composting toilet

    Disabled facilities

    Dog park

    Drying room

    Food shop

    Free wifi

    Ice pack freezing

    Internet access

    Laundry

    Parent & baby washroom

    Pick-up from public transport

    Portable toilet

    Pub toilets

    Public telephone

    Shower available

    Toilet block

    Washing-up area

    Wifi

    Groups welcome

    D. of E. welcome

    Family friendly

    Motorcycle friendly

    Rallies welcome

    Single-sex groups welcome

    Student groups welcome

    Rules

    Barbecue provided

    Barbecues allowed

    Campfires allowed

    Commercial vehicles allowed

    Dogs allowed

    Dogs allowed all year

    Themes

    Bush

    Lake and/or mountain

    Peaceful

    Remote location

    Spectacular scenery

    Walkers' paradise

    Wild camping

    Wildlife haven

    Utilities

    Charging facilities

    Dump point

    Electric car charging point(s)

    Gas cylinders available

    Recycling available

    Renewable energy

    Nearby amenities

    Bar nearby

    Convenience store nearby

    Dog walk nearby

    Nearby farmers' market

    Public transport nearby

    Type

    Medium (26-50 sites)

    Nearby leisure

    Canoeing/kayaking nearby

    Fishing nearby

    Golf nearby

    Horse riding nearby

    Leisure/theme park nearby

    Mountain biking nearby

    Restaurant nearby

    Sailing nearby

    Watersports nearby

    Location

    Belvoir Waters

    Kilvington Lakes

    Nottingham

    Nottinghamshire

    England

    NG13 9PD

    Directions

    Timezone

    Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)

    GPS

    52.9805°N
    -0.80735°W

    Nearest transport

    Coach
    10.9 km The Wharf
    13.6 km Bus Station
    22.8 km Winchester Street
    Rail
    4.1 km Bottesford Rail Station
    4.5 km Elton & Orston Rail Station
    6.9 km Aslockton Rail Station
    Airport
    39.1 km East Midlands Airport

    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

    Belvoir Castle (15 minutes’ drive) may well be your first stop. Built in the early 19th century, it has adventure playgrounds and woodland paths for kids and dogs to run around in, as well as guided tours of the 'big house'. When you’ve had your fill of history, you can replenish energy levels at the restaurants, ice-cream parlours and unusual shops at The Engine Yard retail village. Lovers of old houses might also like to glance over Elizabethan-era Wollaton Hall (40 minutes) and its manicured parkland – they do a spooky ghost tour (one way to make the kids behave) and lots of Tudor-themed events during summer. If you’d prefer to get more active on your holiday, there are plenty of cycling and walking trails – for all levels – all around the campsite. There’s also a riding school (five minutes), a couple of golf courses and a public swimming pool (all 20 minutes).

    Must see

    Belvoir Castle 9.7 km

    Belton House 13.3 km

    Woolsthorpe Manor 22.4 km

    The Lace Market Centre 22.9 km

    Nottingham Castle 23.5 km

    National Trust

    Grantham House 13.3 km

    The Workhouse, Southwell 14.2 km

    Woolsthorpe Manor 22.5 km

    Clumber Park 36.3 km

    Hardwick Hall 39.5 km

    Cycle routes

    Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

    Other

    FLINTHAM HALL 7.1 km

    Battle of Stoke Field, 1487 8.2 km

    MARSTON HALL 9.2 km

    BELVOIR CASTLE 10.5 km

    NEWARK CASTLE GARDENS 10.8 km

    Local events

    • Global Birdfair (Friday 12 July 2024 – Friday 12 July 2024)

      Oakham, England 33.1 km

    • Download Festival (Friday 14 June 2024 – Friday 14 June 2024)

      Derby, England 41.6 km

    • Burghley Horse Trials (Thursday 5 September 2024 – Thursday 5 September 2024)

      Stamford, England 43.7 km

    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.

    Nearest campgrounds

    Unfortunately, we have no nearby bookable sites.

    Want to know more about camping in Nottinghamshire?

    • Does Belvoir Waters have a swimming pool? No View all features
    • Is Belvoir Waters dog friendly? Yes View all features
    • What attractions are near Belvoir Waters? Belvoir Castle (15 minutes’ drive) may well be your first stop. Built in the early 19th century, it has adventure playgrounds and woodland paths for kids and dogs to run around in, … Read more
    • When can I check in and check out of Belvoir Waters?
      Camping and caravan
      Arrive:  10 a.m. –  6:30 p.m.
      Depart by:  10 a.m.
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    • How much does it cost to stay at Belvoir Waters? From $57.79 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.