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Cuckoo Fen Campsite

9.8

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General

  • Peaceful and simple site on a grazing pasture at the edge of the fens
  • Wildlife haven a five-minute walk from RSPB’s Ouse Fen nature reserve
  • Three acres of open pastures half an hour’s drive from Cambridge

Nest among the open pastures and small copse of native trees at Cuckoo Fen Campsite for a hol harnessing all that Cambridgeshire has to offer: clean air, big skies, lengthy walking routes and abundant birdlife.

This three-acre park, newly opened in 2020, is a serene spot for lazing away while watching and hearing the fledglings in the surrounding hedgerows. Many more birds are in the vicinity too, as the site’s a five-minute walk from the nesting bitterns at the RSPB Ouse Fen reserve, Europe’s largest reed bed creation project.

Eagle eyes might also spot the resident badgers, foxes and deer scampering about while wandering along the area’s many local public footpaths, bridleways and cycle trails.

A short walk (20 minutes) leads to the village of Over with its local pub, well-stocked shop and other amenities, and the park is also half a mile from a public slipway on the River Great Ouse for launching canoes if you fancy wending your way around the local waterways.

With a back-to-basics ethos, this eco-friendly site is proud of having low-impact facilities. Electricity isn't provided, but there’s a little lighting for the hot showers, washing-up sink and composting toilets.


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9.8

Overall rating based on 79 reviews

 

97% would recommend this site to a friend.

97% would stay here again.

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Was so clean, and a very peaceful site. Perfect for …21/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered grass tent, trailer tent or campervan site
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    Was so clean, and a very peaceful site. Perfect for an escape from a busy world.

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Very clean and well thought out. Quiet and comfortable.12/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBreda C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered grass tent, trailer tent or campervan site
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    Liked everything. Great campsite, great location for birdwatching and walks in the fens. Near to Cambridge too. Very private, practical, great showers and loos. Helpful owner. Can't wait to come back.

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Excellent site. We'd love to come back.05/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomWanda A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Unpowered grass tent, trailer tent or campervan site
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    Clean bathrooms, quiet, near nature, friendly manager/owner

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    Hot water cut out one day we were there

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Great facilities, lovely small site too without too many people04/09/2022

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    Great facilities, lovely small site too without too many people

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Hot showers. Well maintained site. Plenty of local walks.05/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAlan e.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Hot showers. Well maintained site. Plenty of local walks.

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Anonymous user

Beautiful and peaceful field. Outdoor kitchen , toilets and showers. …20/08/2022

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    Beautiful and peaceful field. Outdoor kitchen , toilets and showers. Perfectly clean and rustic.

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    Only that the sit down loo wasn’t great for my other half, but he did eventually find a urinal. So all good in the end.

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I would highly recommend, excellent, clean, green and safe site .16/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSarah B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Lovely location, peaceful, wonderful hosts, relaxed vibe, spotless, eco friendly. Safe.

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Amazing campsite12/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMarina J.Confirmed

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    We loved it!!
    Super clean campsite, amazing toilet and shower facilities. We will definitely come back.

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We loved the quiet setting. Tim was a friendly host …04/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomClare M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    We loved the quiet setting. Tim was a friendly host who gave us info about how to use the guided bus way to get into Cambridge on public transport. The toilets and showers were clean and pleasant. We had a great stay. The little pop up shop with free to borrow games equipment was great. Me and my husband haven't had a knockabout with racquets and a shuttlecock for several years!

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Best place outside Cambridge!02/07/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomClara V.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    This campsite is very spacious, quiet, and surrounded by beautiful nature. The birds sing all day, waking you up and singing you to sleep! The facilities are clean and eco-friendly. I really appreciate the fact that the cae-taker/host also sleeps on the campsite!

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    Nothing!

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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Check-in: one group at a time

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Distance markers in shared facilities

Hand sanitizing stations

One-way flow for entering/leaving buildings

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundry

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump point

Electric car charging point(s)

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Farm

Pop-up campsite

Small (11-25 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

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Location

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  • Long Lane, Over, Cambridgeshire, England, CB24 5NE
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 52.3254°N 0.0262°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Madingley Rd Park-and-Ride — 12.9 kilometres
Bus Station — 14.3 kilometres
Parkside — 15.3 kilometres
Train stations
Waterbeach Rail Station — 13.6 kilometres
Cambridge North Rail Station — 14.4 kilometres
Huntingdon Rail Station — 14.9 kilometres
Ferry ports
King's Lynn Ferry Landing — 53.9 kilometres
Airports
Cambridge Airport — 16.4 kilometres

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

This place really is heaven for birdwatching. As well as bumping up against the Ouse Fen nature reserve, a vast expanse of newly created reedbed habitat already teeming with bitterns, hobbies, cuckoos, marsh harriers and bearded tits – plus free-to-access footpaths and trails – the park is a 15-minute drive from the RSPB's Fen Drayton Lakes.

Other scenic sections of the 200-square-mile Cambridgeshire Fens are also easily accessible from this site and the historic city of Cambridge is straightforward to reach via a short journey on the UK's only guided busway. Rather drive? It’s half an hour by car, and park and ride options are on hand to make the journey a doddle.

Once in the centre of the region’s capital, amble around attractive university buildings like King’s College with its huge gothic chapel or the intricately designed Trinity College, moseying around museums stocked with archaeology, anthropology, science and zoology displays as well.

Starting to crave the outdoors again? Head to the city’s botanical garden and stroll among 16 acres of plant life or bound over to The Backs park on the River Cam to watch visitors punt along the water.

Must see

  • Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial (12.4 kilometres)
  • Kings College Chapel (14.8 kilometres)
  • Scudamore's Punting Company (15.2 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Houghton Mill (10.1 kilometres)
  • Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill (17.5 kilometres)

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 caravan
Arrive:  noon –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  noon

Cuckoo Fen Campsite cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

The campground/park is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

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. Cuckoo Fen Campsite will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.

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  • Does Cuckoo Fen Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Cuckoo Fen Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Cuckoo Fen Campsite? This place really is heaven for birdwatching. As well as bumping up against the Ouse Fen nature reserve, a vast expanse of newly created reedbed habitat already teeming with bitterns, hobbies, cuckoos, … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Cuckoo Fen Campsite?
    Camping and caravan
    Arrive:  noon –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
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