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Crooked Willow Campsite

8.9
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Lovely pitches

General

  • Eco-friendly and laidback site, off grid among meadows and woodland
  • A 10-minute stroll from Burgh-le-Marsh with takeaways and seven pubs
  • Campfires welcome: private firepit on each pitch

Straight up: you'll find lots to like at this lovely little Lincolnshire site.

At the foot of the Lincolnshire Wolds an easy few miles from the coast at Skeggy and Ingoldmells, Crooked Willow Campsite has been set up by owner Simon to give seaside campers as back-to-nature a holiday as poss: it's a farm site that's firmly off grid, among wild meadows and woodland glades. And – always a direct hit with most types of guest – campfires are allowed and each pitch has its own firepit.

The site amenities – shower and toilet facilities and family bathroom with changing area – are in a traditional stable block next to the washing-up area; several freshwater taps are around the site along with a chemical waste disposal point.

And do you like to go back to basics but also be sure of obtaining a curry and a pint when you might fancy? Crooked Willow Campsite is a piffling three-quarters of a mile from Burgh-le-Marsh, where Lincolnshire campers can hunt down refreshments at the restaurant, tearoom, takeaway, chip shop and – lots to like again – no less than seven local pubs.

Please note

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

Single-sex parties of 3 or more people under the age of 25 are not permitted.


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8.9

Overall rating based on 29 reviews

 

83% would recommend this park to a friend.

83% would stay here again.

  61% described as Peaceful ?

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No contact with staff09/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKaty W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Quiet site. Allowed dogs. Allowed fires. Other campers were polite and respectful.

    Disliked: 

    Not enough toilets/showers

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Friendliness09/02/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendliness

    Disliked: 

    Noisy main highway, literally on door step.
    Pitch was extremely uneven , with holes in the pitch the size of a car tyres , in the dark if you were not careful you would fall in them as grass was fairly long in places so was unable to detect them early. Young child was always falling in them or from them when making trips to bathroom.

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Able to cook over a real campfire. Owner Simon provided ...08/27/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDarren L.Confirmed

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Able to cook over a real campfire. Owner Simon provided marshmellows and tripod hire and also sold wood and kindling.
    Good location with pubs, shops etc nearby
    Had a dead battery due to my oldest charging his phone and Simon helped jump start my car and was very friendly!
    Good shower and toilet facilities.

    Disliked: 

    The campsite is near a road which has been mentioned before on here so didnt really affect us too much.

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Eco-friendly relaxed atmosphere, fires, picnic tables, friendly owner08/19/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMel W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Eco-friendly relaxed atmosphere, fires, picnic tables, friendly owner

    Disliked: 

    Noise from main road

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Better than we could have imagined.08/09/2019

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

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Absolutely fantastic. Peaceful and relaxing. Facilities very clean. Staff so helpful and friendly. Better than we could have imagined.

    Disliked: 

    Leaving.

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Very clean amenities and well kept site. Wonderful opportunity to ...08/04/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnnie K.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very clean amenities and well kept site. Wonderful opportunity to have a campfire. In a lovely location with only a ten minute walk to Burgh Le Marsh.

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Basic campsite but close to the seaside06/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomThomas A.Confirmed

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    This campsite is located on the edge of a lovely village and just 15 minutes away from skegness. The price was reasonable for being so close to the seaside.

    My little boy loved the compost toilet and these were regularly checked and were never smelly.

    The fire pits were nice and we toast marshmallows on both nights.

    Disliked: 

    It is right next to a busy road which seemed to be noisy at all hours.

    The tent pitches were not cut into the meadow as it shows on the website and you could just pitch up wherever you want we to. There were also slot more tents on-site than we were expecting.

    There are only two showers and two washing up sinks so there were often queues so I wouldn't want to see what it is like in the school holidays.

    Not much hot water so you ended up with a cold shower of you didn't time it right.

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This campsite is reasonably priced, all the facilities you need, ...06/05/2019

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

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    This campsite is reasonably priced, all the facilities you need, love this fact you can have campfires this is normally banned on other sites it really made our camping experience. The site owner very friendly and helpful offering us recommendations around the local area. Nice and flat for tents.

    Disliked: 

    Sometimes the facilities were not very well maintained, no spare toilet roll etc and floor dirty but there were mops provided, the only other thing we noticed is there was quite a bit of noise from the road nearby.

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Quiet & clean06/04/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRichard D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site
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    Quiet & clean

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Lovely informative staff, clean facilities and allows campfires06/03/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJulie R.Confirmed

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely atmosphere and good location. Clean facilities. The site warden was brilliant, greeted us on arrival and welcomed us, giving us all the information about the site without making it sound like a prison camp.
    Loved the fact that fire pits were provided and the site had a fantastic atmosphere in the evening with all the little fires burning.

    Disliked: 

    Queue for toilet. Toilets were in the same room as the showers, therefore if showers were busy, couldn't just nip into the loo - there was also 1 male and 1 female eco loo, but there was a queue for that too and not to everyone's taste. A separate toilet block would be nice

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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

Tents for hire

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

Bush

Hikers’ paradise

Luxury

Peaceful

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transportation nearby

Type

Farm

Small (11-25 sites)

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent sites

Location

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  • Orby Road, Burgh le Marsh, Lincolnshire, England, PE24 5JD
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 53.1703°N 0.2333°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Wainfleet: Market Place Coach Stop — 4.4 miles
Ingoldmells Bus Station — 4.5 miles
Skegness: Coach Station — 4.6 miles
Train stations
Thorpe Culvert Rail Station — 3.6 miles
Havenhouse Rail Station — 4.2 miles
Wainfleet Rail Station — 4.5 miles
Ferry ports
West Lynn Ferry Landing — 29.4 miles
King's Lynn Ferry Landing — 29.5 miles
Airports
Humberside Airport — 37.3 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

You've got the pick of the Lincolnshire Wolds and the Lincolnshire coast with a stay at Crooked Willow Campsite – both recommended, obvs...

On the coast, most folk spend time at Skegness and Ingoldmells as a first point of call: Skegness for seaside japes like the pier, Natureland Seal Sanctuary, boating lake and pleasure beach, and Ingoldmells for the theme park Fantasy Island and mammoth indoor market.

Also popular around the coast are the towns of Sutton-on-Sea and Mablethorpe, famed for their hundreds of colourful bathing huts and the sand train at Mablethorpe; go further north to get to the coastal village of Saltfleet and its 200 year old pub.

Woldswise, take yourself off into the walking and cycling trails of the countryside or see some of the Wolds attractions, like the watermill and wildfowl gardens of Claythorpe and the market towns of Louth and Market Rasen. Brought your bike? The Wolds have many excellent motorbiking routes and a tiptop racing circuit at Cadwell Park.

If you're here to nature spot, seeing the seals at Donna Nook should be on your list; more local critters can be observed at the Snipe Dales Nature Reserve, the Saltfleetby-Theddlethorpe Dunes National Nature Reserve and the straightforwardly excellent Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve, running south of Skegness to the Wash.

Must see

  • Sandringham (26.6 miles)
  • Holkham Hall (28.1 miles)
  • Houghton Hall (29.6 miles)

National Trust

  • Gunby Hall (1.7 miles)
  • Gunby Hall Estate: Monksthorpe Chapel (3.1 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

RV, trailer and tent sites
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Crooked Willow Campsite cancelation policy

No refunds within 4 weeks of arrival date.

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 cancelations 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. Crooked Willow Campsite will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

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

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Terms and conditions

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

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

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

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

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Generators are not permitted.
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.
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.

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

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

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked at the site. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Additional terms

Single-sex parties of 3 or more people under the age of 25 are not permitted.

Open fires are only permitted in designated areas.

Smoking is not permitted in the bathroom facilities.

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