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Nottingham Nature Lakes

6.3

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General

  • Peaceful site near fishing lake, a sailing club and the river Trent
  • A 20-minute drive from Newark or Lincoln city centre
  • Dog-friendly site with picnic benches

Head to Nottingham Nature Lakes if you're a fan of aquatic activities: this well-maintained park is close to a fishing lake, a sailing club and riverside strolls along the Trent. Land-based activities are also on the cards – a golf club, nature reserve and three pubs can all be reached in a 10-minute drive or less. Several major roads are also nearby, making it a doddle to head out to nearby towns and cities like Newark and Lincoln.

Families are welcome to settle down on a patch of this 13-acre site; well-behaved dogs are also welcome here (and there's plenty of scope for walkies along the peaceful lanes located directly opposite the site).

Nottingham Nature Lakes also has lots of practical bases covered thanks to amenities like a washing-up area and picnic benches. The latter may very well come in handy if you have self-barbecued bites in the pipeline (drive 10 minutes down the road to the nearest farm shop for particularly fine things to cook up).

Bronze David Bellamy Conservation Award AA 5 pennants

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6.3

Overall rating based on 99 reviews

 

51% would recommend this site to a friend.

51% would stay here again.

  59% described as Peaceful ?

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Anonymous user

Nothing07/24/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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  • Liked: 

    Nothing

    Disliked: 

    Everything! Toilets were awful,2 cubicles with 2 urinals next to them,walking in on a man at the urinals was not very nice,the smell of the Toilets well all I can say is hold your breath! Oh and no toilet roll or hand soap available so take your own,No one to show you where to park up,received a text 2 hours after we arrived telling us where to park,no one answered the phone after multiple times trying to call,im a big dog lover but seriously constant barking of the dogs belonging to I assume the owners was not good and I mean constant barking day and night! Would not stay there again even if it was free! Only got good marks for accommodation because it was our own campervan

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Empty field to ourselves07/24/2022

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  • Liked: 

    Empty field to ourselves

    Disliked: 

    Flies, flies and more flies. Dogs running randomly around, toilets and showers eugh!

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Anonymous user

I wouldn’t use again07/15/2022

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  • Liked: 

    Good facilities, could do with some tlc.

    Disliked: 

    Dogs barking all night, I mean all night non stop. Not an isolated occasion as I’ve looked at other reviews. Not easy to find. Bit of artistic licence calling it Nottingham lakes

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Basic site, but the unruly dogs rule it out as an option for us.07/12/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBen H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Site was nice, with swings for the kids and was very quiet. Very basic facilities, but everything you need.

    Disliked: 

    The dogs bark. A lot. Relentlessly.
    We were woken up at around 3am by a large dog which had pulled apart the bin bag of rubbish to look for food.
    In the morning there were 4 dogs, all from the owners house which is in the next field, all running around freely. They attacked our dog (a small pug). I had to rush to get her and put her into safety in the van. A few moments later, one then jumped up and pushed over our 2 year old. Yes, it was probably only trying to play, but again we had to put him in the van to keep him safe.

    Another small dislike was the amount of flies in the evening. But I appreciate that it is near a lake and stables so inevitable, this wouldn't put me off returning, the dogs, absolutely will.

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That we had the field to ourselves07/10/2022

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  • Liked: 

    That we had the field to ourselves

    Disliked: 

    Wasn’t clearly sign posted at all. Only noticed it once we drove past it. Once we arrived at the site we rang the number a handful of times and no answer to let us know what pitch to go on. (Didn’t end up mattering since we was the only ones there) once we hooked up to the electric it kept tripping off as soon as we did anything as the main fuse box for all the pitch’s was hanging off and I’m a very dangerous way. It wasn’t locked and all the bare wires was out on show which my little daughter could have touched if she got close enough. Nobody came a to make sure everything was okay. We could have been anyone pitching up. The little swing on site for the kids was broken. Wouldn’t go back.

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Anonymous user

Easy to find and lovely surroundings06/10/2022

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  • Liked: 

    Easy to find and lovely surroundings

    Disliked: 

    Dogs barking from house

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We were welcomed by a lovely young man who showed …06/06/2022

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    We were welcomed by a lovely young man who showed us to our pitch with electric hook up. The field was clean, grass well maintained with adequate facilities. We had no problems with the electric during our 3 day stay and would recommend this site if you are looking at some where to get away from busy life. Toilets and shower were clean and fully operational.

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Anonymous user

Welcome06/04/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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  • Liked: 

    Welcome

    Disliked: 

    Noisy dogs.

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Facilties could do with an upgrade and would be a fantastic place06/05/2022

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

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    Enjoyed the field even though we were the only family there for the whole weekend our little boy loved the swing set and the space

    Disliked: 

    Electrics were a bit hit and miss tried to call the number provided with no answer finally got Electric from the next hook up but did keep tripping the fuse box in our caravan

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Nice location good for 1/2 nights stay,but facilities need updating05/23/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomChristopher D.Confirmed

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    This site was really a tale of two halves
    We liked the location,as it was opposite a beautiful Nature Reserve ,and opposite fishing lakes (although as we were told you need to be a member to fish)
    The site was generally good,with water and waste facilities.
    It had approx 6 hookups.
    The toilet and shower facilities were clean,if a little unusual.( with a frayed and dirty towel hung up ?)

    Disliked: 

    The other half of this ,is that it is next to a very busy road which is noisy until 8pm,and then starts up again around 4.30am.
    It is also next to a huge Chicken facility,and we were fortunate in that the wind was blowing the faint odour away fron us.
    The toilet facility states only 1 person at once, as they are men and womens combined,but this does not take into account that children have to be accompanied.
    This situation should be resolved immediatley by introducing another toilet block,and making it seperate for men + women. The most worrying thing is that you cannot lock the outside door from the inside,and there is no way of knowing if it is occupied,thereby walking in to men on urinals.If the site was full,these toilet/shower facilities would not cope atall.
    There is no one to welcome you,however when we phoned the number (on very poor signage) the lady answered and was helpful.
    The grass needs cutting more often,and then the left over BBq trays would be there to see,and could have been cleared up.
    The dogs next to the field bark lets say 60% of the time, so we would not have liked a pitch next to them.

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Distance markers in shared facilities

Hand sanitising stations

More frequent emptying of bins

No cash accepted on site

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

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

Bush

Lake and/or mountain

Leave the car at home

Luxury

Peaceful

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

Public transport nearby

Type

Farm

Small (11-25 sites)

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Caravan storage facilities

Drainage hook-up points for caravans

Motorhome service point

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Location

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  • New Lane, Gainsborough Road, Girton, Newark, Nottinghamshire, England, NG23 7HY
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 53.1998°N 0.7589°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Station Road — 10.9 kilometres
Station Road — 11.0 kilometres
The Wharf — 13.9 kilometres
Train stations
Swinderby Rail Station — 5.0 kilometres
Collingham Rail Station — 6.2 kilometres
Saxilby Rail Station — 9.8 kilometres
Ferry ports
Hull Ferry Terminal — 68.6 kilometres
Airports
Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport — 35.5 kilometres
Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport — 35.9 kilometres
Sheffield City Airport — 46.9 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

Sporty folk should find plenty to keep them busy around here – if you fancy having the run of a 100-acre lake, get in touch with the friendly local boating club (10 minutes’ walk) to sort lessons or freestyle sails. Joggers, cyclists, dog walkers and the like will find similar amounts of space (and peace and quiet) at Spalford Woods Nature Reserve (10 minutes' walk).

The nearby market town of Newark (20 minutes' drive), meanwhile, is a hive of local history – here you can stroll around high castle walls, delve into England's 17th-century past at the National Civil War Centre or learn about all things aeronautical just outside town at the Newark Air Museum (15 minutes). For more grand old buildings and narrow cobbled streets, head 20 minutes up the road to Lincoln.

Kids clamouring to be entertained? Sundown Adventureland (15 minutes), with its giant soft play area and Angry Birds zone, is a tried-and-tested hit with younger tots, while older teens may well prefer zapping each other at Frontline Combat Lasertag (15 minutes). Animal fans of all ages should set their sights on Messingham Zoo (40 minutes), where fuzzy, furry and spiky beasts abound.

Must see

  • Lincoln Castle (15.1 kilometres)
  • Lincoln Medieval Bishops' Palace (15.2 kilometres)
  • Lincoln Cathedral (15.3 kilometres)

National Trust

  • The Workhouse, Southwell (17.8 kilometres)
  • Clumber Park (21.8 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:  Anytime –  Anytime
Depart by:  noon

Nottingham Nature Lakes cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

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. Nottingham Nature Lakes will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks 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.

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Terms and conditions

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  • Does Nottingham Nature Lakes have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Nottingham Nature Lakes dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Nottingham Nature Lakes? Sporty folk should find plenty to keep them busy around here – if you fancy having the run of a 100-acre lake, get in touch with the friendly local boating club (10 … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Nottingham Nature Lakes?
    Camping and caravan
    Arrive:  Anytime –  Anytime
    Depart by:  noon
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