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Springwood Fisheries

8.6
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From £20/€23,57/A$37,46/US$26,68/CA$34,13/CHF24,64/SEK244,39/DKK175,33/NOK242,16/ISK3 466/ARS2 688,78/CLP22 203/PEN107,54/NZ$39,13/R434,27/PLN111,09/R$149,69/CZK604,60/RSD2 771/HUF8 707,05/RUB2 016,19/CN¥170,60 (for 1 night, 2 adults)

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Springwood Fisheries: Looking across the bottom lake

General

  • Coarse fishery, camping and glamping in the National Forest
  • A short drive from Donington Park
  • Less than a mile from Calke Abbey

Yes, there's fishing available at this site. Quite a bit of it, in fact: one elated angler staying at Springwood Fisheries bagged over a hundred specimens in a tiddling two days...

Not an avid angler? There's a fair bit to do anyway around this friendly Derbyshire site, as it's on the edge of the National Forest and is a cracking base for a decent bagful of local attractions: Calke Abbey, for example, is less than a mile away and the racing circuit of Donington Park within about 10 to 15 minutes' drive.

All guests have access to the site facilities of toilets and showers, a water station, chemical waste and refuse disposal. A café on site serves snacks and hot and cold drinks; Ashby-de-la-Zouch and Melbourne village are close by for other supplies.

The angling at Springwood Fisheries is of the coarse variety, on two lakes brimming with common, ghost and mirror carp, crucians, ide, chub, tench, roach, rudd, perch and barbel, and is charged per day ticket.

Finally, please note that while older children are welcome at Springwood Fisheries, the nature and layout of the site means there's limited space to play: ball games and bikes are therefore not allowed.

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Please note

Group bookings of 5 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (excluding couples) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.


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Reviews

8.6

Overall rating based on 156 reviews

 

87% would recommend this site to a friend.

86% would stay here again.

  70% described as Peaceful ?

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Anonymous user

Excellent and very clean and staff nice and friendly.11/16/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric cement/asphalt and grass touring pitch
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    Yes very good

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    Nil

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff10/26/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGraham W.Confirmed

  • Electric cement/asphalt and grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely staff. Great looking site, well maintained pitches. Fishing looked very good Facilities were pretty decent and clean,

    Disliked: 

    It’s on a flight path to east midland airport and next to a main road. if you are a light sleeper bring ear plugs cause there’re loud.

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Anonymous user

Great location, short walk from Calke Abbey. Toilets were good …10/24/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or touring caravan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great location, short walk from Calke Abbey. Toilets were good and clean. Friendly atmosphere and the campsite dog was very friendly.

    Disliked: 

    Locks in toilet were a little faulty but other than that great!

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Really nice place to visit10/17/2021

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

  • Electric cement/asphalt and grass touring pitch
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    Scenery quiet

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Anonymous user

Great site, fishing was excellent, picturesque surroundings.10/17/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric cement/asphalt and grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Fishing, proximity of pitch to lake

    Disliked: 

    Poor admin

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Easy location to access, clean facilities, level hard standing pitches10/07/2021

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  • Electric cement/asphalt and grass touring pitch
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    Easy location to access, clean facilities, level hard standing pitches

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Clean, and well presented cabin with good facilities.10/06/2021

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

  • Camping pod (no pets, deluxe)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location, view, the fishing and cabin.

    Disliked: 

    Not much privacy. Small lake.

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excellent in every way10/04/2021

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomangie M.Confirmed

  • Camping pod (pet friendly)
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  • Liked: 

    Nice and clean upon arrival, lovely view from our pod.

    Disliked: 

    nothing.

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Good location for Doninngton race circuit, Melbourne village a short …10/05/2021

Reviewer's country: GuernseyGail L.Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Good location for Doninngton race circuit, Melbourne village a short walk, safer if the hiking path is taken, good facilities coupled to a nice outlook over the fishing lake. Good value for money. Friendly staff.

    Disliked: 

    Quite a lot of traffic noise and many flights out of East Midlands airport. Got used to it after the night but something to consider.

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Anonymous user

Site in a lovely setting with picturesque lakes.10/05/2021

Reviewer's country: GuernseyAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric cement/asphalt and grass touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Site in a lovely setting with picturesque lakes.

    Disliked: 

    A lot of road noise and in the flight path of East Midlands Airport so noisy at night.
    Shower facilities need upgrading.

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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

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Adults only

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Themes

Hikers’ paradise

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Type

Small (11-25 sites)

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Gray water hook-up for caravans

Seasonal sites

Water hook-up points for caravans

Location

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  • Ashby Road, Melbourne, Derbyshire, England, DE73 8BJ
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 52.8031°N 1.4311°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Market Street — 6.8 kilometres
Coach Park — 7.5 kilometres
Toll Gate — 8.0 kilometres
Train stations
Willington Rail Station — 10.5 kilometres
Peartree Rail Station — 10.8 kilometres
Spondon Rail Station — 12.2 kilometres
Ferry ports
West Lynn Ferry Landing — 122.9 kilometres
Airports
East Midlands Airport — 7.3 kilometres
Birmingham International Airport Terminal 1 — 43.9 kilometres
Birmingham International Airport — 43.9 kilometres

Directions


From the M1 come off at Junction 23A, take the A453 towards Melbourne. After approximately 1.2 miles turn right onto Bromley Lane. After 0.5 miles turn right onto the B587 Ashby Road. The fishery is signposted on the left-hand side after about 200 yards.

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

Base yourself at Springwood Fisheries for an easy angling break or a browse around the attractions and sights of the National Forest and Derbyshire – a bit more fishing is available around these parts too (hint: pick up a Forestry Commission fishing permit and look for Hatchet Pond and Little Hatchet).

If you're on hol here with older kids, try the play areas, discovery zones and amphitheatre at Conkers Adventure Centre in the National Forest at Swindlicoate or the Megazone or Tenpin at nearby Derby. And all ages should be raring to get to the Grand Prix Collection at Donington Park, the biggest collection of Grand Prix cars in the world.

Nearby Staunton Harold Reservoir, containing Dimmingsdale Nature Reserve, is a carefully maintained habitat for plant and bird life; it also has a visitors' centre, sailing club and adventure playground.

Must see

  • Calke Abbey (1.4 kilometres)
  • Castle Donington Museum (7.5 kilometres)
  • Conkers Discovery Centre (10.4 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Calke Abbey (2.7 kilometres)
  • Staunton Harold Church (2.9 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 touring
Arrive:  noon –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  noon –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

At arrival, please park in the designated area before checking in. There is no turning area for caravans in the reception area.

The reception is on the left hand side of the lake, for any problem please call the number provided with the booking confirmation.

Springwood Fisheries cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

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 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.

The remainder is payable direct to Springwood Fisheries on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Springwood Fisheries have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Springwood Fisheries dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Springwood Fisheries? Base yourself at Springwood Fisheries for an easy angling break or a browse around the attractions and sights of the National Forest and Derbyshire – a bit more fishing is available around … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Springwood Fisheries?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  noon –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  noon –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Springwood Fisheries? From R429,82 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.

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

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

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

General
Fire pits are not permitted.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
Group bookings of 5 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.

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

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

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

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

Occupancy
Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (excluding couples) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

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’ cars are not permitted on site.
Visitors must leave the premises by midnight.

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

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