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- 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 fledgelings 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, cuckoos, foxes and deer flitting 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 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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Excellent, quiet site with relaxed feel and eco-friendly theme
The quaintness and simplicity of the site.
Excellent site with friendly staff and level pitches
Everything! Very peaceful site with lots of space. The owner …
lovely secluded, quiet campsite. Great for walking. Compost Toilets very …
Lovely location, great (basic) facilities, perfect for us.
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 sanitising stations
One-way flow for entering/leaving buildings
Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning
Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Gas cylinders available
No hot water
No potable water point
No running water
Public transport nearby
Small (11-25 pitches)
Cycle hire nearby
Indoor pool nearby
- Coach stations
Swavesey (Cambs) - Guided Busway
— 1.7 miles
1.7 miles Longstanton (Cambs) - Park & Ride (Guided Busway) — 2.6 miles
2.6 miles Fen Drayton (Cambs) - Guided Busway — 2.8 miles
- Train stations
Waterbeach Rail Station
— 8.4 miles
8.4 miles Huntingdon Rail Station — 9.2 miles
9.2 miles Cambridge Rail Station — 10.2 miles
- Ferry ports
King's Lynn Ferry Landing
— 33.5 miles
— 10.2 miles
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 with its huge gothic chapel or the intricately designed Trinity, moseying in 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.
- Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial (7.7 miles)
- Kings College Chapel (9.2 miles)
- Scudamore's Punting Company (9.4 miles)
- Houghton Mill (6.3 miles)
- Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill (10.9 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||noon –||8 p.m.|
Cuckoo Fen Campsite cancellation policy
No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, Aug. 31, 2020.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.
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.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Cuckoo Fen Campsite 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.Deposit transferable during COVID-19. During COVID-19 you can transfer your deposit to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted on the parkBank transfer
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Can bookings for Cuckoo Fen Campsite be amended free of charge? Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, Aug. 31, 2020. Read more
- 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 touring Arrive: noon – 8 p.m. Depart by: noon