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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 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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9.8

Overall rating based on 31 reviews

 

97% would recommend this site to a friend.

97% would stay here again.

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Excellent, quiet site with relaxed feel and eco-friendly theme09/21/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRon S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or campervan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Peace and quiet. Eco-conscious, clean facilities. Plenty of space. Level pitches. Laid back, relaxed feeling. Friendly site manager. Easy cycle into Cambridge. Nearby pubs for food although only serving Thurs-Sun. Supermarket in local village.

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The quaintness and simplicity of the site.09/21/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJoanne G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or campervan pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The quaintness and simplicity of the site.

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    Nothing

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Overall a peaceful field with tree shelter ... great value basics camp09/21/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or campervan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Simple and back to nature

    Disliked: 

    A few ‘biting’ things

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Can’t wait to return!09/21/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomClare T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or campervan pitch
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    Beautiful spot with great facilities. Lots to do and see and easy to pick up cycle paths or go swimming. Super friendly and clean. Kids can roam free. Very quiet spot. Excellent for families.

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    Nothing!

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Excellent site with friendly staff and level pitches09/14/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLouise P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or campervan pitch
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    Clean toilets and showers, easy checkin, atmosphere

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Everything! Very peaceful site with lots of space. The owner …09/14/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHeather S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or campervan pitch
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    Everything! Very peaceful site with lots of space. The owner is really nice and helpful and the composting toilets and facilities were very clean. We didn't use the shower but it looked really lovely.

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Excellent site, easy check in and great facilities09/14/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or campervan pitch
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    You can pitch your tent anywhere and there aren’t any set plots. Facilities are good and very quiet site.

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lovely secluded, quiet campsite. Great for walking. Compost Toilets very …09/12/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomjillian p.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or campervan pitch
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    lovely secluded, quiet campsite. Great for walking.
    Compost Toilets very clean, place to wash dishes,
    Friendly owner

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Great site, will use again09/11/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or campervan pitch
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    Clean, quiet campsite, with a nice wooded area and hay bails for the kids to make up games around. Long countryside walks nearby and a fairly substantial village a few minutes away to pick up supplies. Plenty of space to pitch.

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    Nothing

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Lovely location, great (basic) facilities, perfect for us.09/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRichard C.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or campervan pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Lovely setting, great facilities (good balance between wild camp and 'better than basics')

    We had glorious weather and the only sound during the night was the wind in the trees.

    The pitches were firm, dry, easy to put pegs into. The toilet and showers were unexpectedly excellent (it's a basic wooden structure in a field but really well done).

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    Nothing. We were on motorbikes so the pot-holed track wasn't an issue; it might be for some.

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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 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

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 pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Gas cylinders available

No hot water

No potable water point

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

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  • Long Lane, Over, Cambridgeshire, England, CB24 5NE
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.3254°N 0.0262°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Swavesey (Cambs) - Guided Busway — 1.7 miles
Longstanton (Cambs) - Park & Ride (Guided Busway) — 2.6 miles
Fen Drayton (Cambs) - Guided Busway — 2.8 miles
Train stations
Waterbeach Rail Station — 8.4 miles
Huntingdon Rail Station — 9.2 miles
Cambridge Rail Station — 10.2 miles
Ferry ports
King's Lynn Ferry Landing — 33.5 miles
Airports
Cambridge Airport — 10.2 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

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.

Must see

  • Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial (7.7 miles)
  • Kings College Chapel (9.2 miles)
  • Scudamore's Punting Company (9.4 miles)

National Trust

  • Houghton Mill (6.3 miles)
  • Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill (10.9 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:  noon –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  noon

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.

Payment

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.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Cash
PayPal

Terms and conditions

Site 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
    Read more

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
At least one of the party members must be aged 21 or over.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Bookings must not be for more than 16 consecutive nights.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

Coronavirus
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.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 4 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Safety
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

General
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.

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.

Coronavirus
Minimum spacing of 6 metres between pitches.

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

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m..

Arrivals and departures
Please pick any available pitch on arrival.

General
Public areas are non-smoking.
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m..

Occupancy
Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Vehicles
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. Cars are not permitted when travelling with a motorhome/campervan.

General
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.

Dogs
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

General
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

General
This is a quiet site: no music is allowed.

Vehicles
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

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

Vehicles
Units longer than 6 metres are not allowed.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 11 p.m..

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