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Herons Park Campsite

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General

  • Family-run and friendly site within a mile of Lydd
  • Fishing lakes and nature trails on site; watersports next door
  • Well maintained showers and toilets, washing-up hut and shop

What do you reckon about pitching up at an amiable and family-friendly place with fishing on site – and a watersports centre right next door? Land a stay at Romney Marsh's Herons Park, a family-run and friendly site welcoming guests (and dogs) for Kent-based stays.

Juniors are most welcome too – and if your small sort isn't enamoured with fishing or watersports, you'll likely catch their interest with a mention of the go-karting circuit also next door; the beach at Camber Sands within five miles or the critters of Port Lympne Wild Animal Park within ten or so miles… The Herons Park team can supply info on bike hire and local hikes too.

The park has fairly level, marked out grass pitches, a toilet and shower block updated in 2016, a chemical waste point and waste disposal bins within the camping field, and a small shop stocking camping staples such as firewood, disposable barbecues, some boozy drinks and the essential marshmallows. Firepits are on site for guests' use, but please note these are allocated on a first come, first serve basis. Barbecues are allowed on all pitches.

If you're here for the angling, you can add a fishing pass to your stay as an extra. (You'll need a current fishing licence if you want to fish two rods; pick one up at the post office.)

The town of Lydd and the nearest offsite shop are within a mile.


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Features

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

Takeout

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Hikers’ paradise

Lake and/or mountain

Remote location

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Restaurant nearby

Surf school nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transportation nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 sites)

Location

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  • Dengemarsh Road, Lydd, Kent, England, TN29 9JH
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.9352°N 0.9099°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Newingreen (Kent): Ashford Rd Coach Stop — 18.9 kilometres
Hythe (Kent) Coach Stop — 19.2 kilometres
Sellindge (Kent): Ashford Rd Coach Stop — 19.7 kilometres
Train stations
Appledore (Kent) Rail Station — 12.7 kilometres
Rye Rail Station — 12.7 kilometres
Winchelsea Rail Station — 14.6 kilometres
Ferry ports
Folkestone Eurotunnel Terminal — 23.2 kilometres
Dover Western Docks Ferry Terminal — 34.9 kilometres
Dover Eastern Docks Ferry Terminal — 36.2 kilometres
Airports
Lydd London Ashford Airport — 2.7 kilometres

Directions


From London take the M20 to Junction 10. At the J10 roundabout turn off towards Brenzett/Lydd A2070. Following the signs to Lydd Airport on the A2070 until you arrive at the roundabout, turn left on to the A259 follow brown signs for camping/racing leading to the B2075 to Lydd.

As you enter Lydd you come to a hump back bridge, take the slip road to the left, then go straight across at the next roundabout, eventually the road bears sharply right and a slip road goes straight ahead. Take the slip road ahead and after a mile or so you will see Herons Park entrance on your right.

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

A go-karting circuit and a watersports centre are right next door to Heron Park, each with a shop and with expert tuition and courses available for visitors.

The Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, an award-winning reserve set over 600 acres near Hythe, is also recommended if you're on hol with the offspring, as is the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway steaming along for 13 and a half miles from Hythe to the National Nature Reserve of Dungeness. Lathe Farm at New Romney and the Rare Breeds Farm at Ashford should also be popular picks.

For beaches, clamber the dunes or go kite buggying at Camber Sands, the only sand dune system in East Sussex, and tackle more fishing (for mackerel) at Dymchurch, like Camber Sands also a Site of Special Scientific Interest for its insect and plant life. Fish, chips and Kent coast views can all be had at the Dungeness headland.

Several bike routes are nearby, including the National Cycle Network 2 running through Lydd on its Romney Marsh route from Hythe to Rye; along the four or so miles of the Royal Military Canal, and circular routes around the marsh from New Romney or Snargate.

The cobbled streets and afternoon teas of ancient Rye are about ten miles from the site.

Must see

  • Camber Sands (8.3 kilometres)
  • Port Lympne Wild Animal Park (17.1 kilometres)
  • Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway (18.9 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Lamb House (12.6 kilometres)
  • Smallhythe Place (18.8 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.

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Terms and conditions

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

General
A state-issued fishing license is required (you'll need to apply for this beforehand).

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.

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 14 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 leashes and supervised at all times.

General
Fireworks and air rifles are not permitted.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 8 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

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.

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

Occupancy
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 9pm and 8am.
Only one car is to be parked at the site. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 10pm and 8am.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.

Vehicles
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a camper, trailer tent or tent. Cars are not permitted when travelling with a motorhome/RV.

General
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

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

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 10pm.
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Sites
You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig and related equipment.

Additional terms

Ball playing and throwing games are not permitted near to motorhomes, or vehicles.

The site's fishing areas are only available to users that hold a valid rod licence. Non-angling club members must purchase the appropriate ticket from the Herons Park office. No night fishing allowed by campers. The site issues a permit for two rods after seeing the rod license (can be purchased at the local Post Office). Fishing equipment is not provided.

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