Fields End Water Caravan Park

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Fields End Water Caravan Park

Benwick Rd
Doddington
March PE15 0TY

Tel: 01354 740199 – April to September: 8am to 6.30pm
                         – October to March: 9am to 5pm

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The Park is open all year

Fields end water caravan park Cambridgeshire is an Award-Winning Adult Only, 5-Star Rated Touring, camping, lodges and fishing campsite. The facilities are great and there is a lovely walk around the fishing lake nearby. The onsite shop is well stocked, which was just as well as we had forgotten to pack the bag containing the tent pegs!

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Facilities

Touring, Camping & Lodges

  • Course Fishing On Site
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Electric Hook-Ups, all 26 hard standing pitches are fully serviced and all grass pitches on the Main Park are too.
  • Disabled Access
  • Cafe
  • Shower Blocks
  • Wi-Fi Access
  • Toilet Blocks
  • 26 Hard Standings
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Reception/Shop
  • Dogs Off the Lead Area
  • Hair Driers
Getting there

The campsite can be accessed from any direction. We arrived from the North and have included the direction below. Otherwise, we would recommend Sat Nat as there are soooo many variables. This will also become apparent when you are out and about exploring,

From the North: –

A1 south take junction for Peterborough and stay on A47 until junction with A141, then turn right.  (signposted Wimblington). Continue passed Wimblington, looking out for B1093 and turn right onto it. The campsite is 2.4 mile along this road on the right.

The village of Doddington is an easy 1.8 mile walk, where you can find some limited provisions. The Three Tuns local pub is great for bar meals and outside seating allows you to take in the village atmosphere.

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Less than miles from the campsite, you will find the North London Skydiving Centre, for those of you who need an adrenalin rush!

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Ely is about 17.5 miles from the Campsite and is well worth a visit. It oozes history and style. Parking is good and the city is easy to walk around, with most sites within a short distance of each other.

Ely Cathedral, dating back 1083, this is a must visit as it is stunning both externally and internally. It also has well-kept grounds which are perfect for a stroll and picnic.

Oliver Cromwell’s House, the family home of Oliver Cromwell. The kitchen dates from around 1215, other parts have been refurbished by the council.

The Stained-Glass Museum, Collection of stained-glass panels from ancient to modern times, plus glassmaking tools & materials.

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Cambridge is just under 30 miles away and we spent an enjoyable day there. The Chauffeur Punts are a must but take your time before purchasing a ticket as there is plenty of choice. The River Cam meanders its way through history and stunning building and a punt is the perfect way to see this.

We found ourselves a punt that was Chauffeured by an entertaining and informative young guy, who was happy to let Sam our dog come aboard. There is so much to take in in such a short journey but some highlights included –

Bridge of Sighs, a covered bridge at St John’s College built in 1831.

Trinity College, dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries.

Mathematical Bridge, The name “Mathematical Bridge” derives from the fact that this bridge is built with entirely straight timbers, though it maintains an arch shape.

Hodson’s Folly, This is a summerhouse built in 1887 by John Hodson, butler at Pembroke College, in order to keep an eye on his daughter as she swam in the river.

The breath-taking architectural magnificence of  Corpus Christi College, St Catharine’s College and King’s College Chapel

 

Then there are the many green spaces nearby, perfect for chilling with a picnic-

Midsummer Common, next to the River Cam, this is an ancient area of grassland that hosts a variety of events throughout the year.

Jesus Green, perfect venue to relax, picnic, walk, swim or play sport. It also has an outdoor swimming pool!

Other attractions, away from the river, include-

The Round Church, the church was built around 1130, its shape being inspired by the rotunda in the church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem.

Kettle’s Yard, modern art gallery, house and tearoom.

The Fitzwilliam Museum, is the art and antiquities museum of the University of Cambridge. It is located on Trumpington Street opposite Fitzwilliam Street in central Cambridge.

Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, houses the University’s collections of local antiquities, together with archaeological and ethnographic artefacts from around the world.

 

 

Read about our trip

This was going to be an interesting adventure. We had now purchased our new tent, an Outwell Vermont 7 berth. Eliminating the need for a separate bag for poles, it would go up quickly and would be the answer to all our small issues. At least it had better! It cost a small fortune.

 

We now had our travel space sorted as well, with a combination of a roof bag, trailer and the back seats of our car, we were able to buy more stuff to take with us. New tables and chairs, our large blow-up bed, cooking equipment, a couple of storage units, portable loo, table fridge, food and of course wine!

 

Yet, if the truth is told, this tent turned out to be the wrong decision. Yes it was big and had a well thought out interior but it was too big and as for space-saving, with no poles – the air beams and the tent combined just created a big mass of tent that had to be squeezed into a large bag, all the time trying to squeeze out the air. Its dismantled bulk was heavy and now our small trailer was full. Our tent was too big!!

 

  We quickly realised that we had also limited what campsites we could go to but we had no choice. It had cost a lot of money and we would just need to accept it and be aware of where to camp.

 

We set off, hoping to reach Cambridgeshire by around 3 pm. Giving us plenty of time to set up our new tent, get something on for eating and relax with a glass of wine.

 

Bang on schedule, we arrived just after 3 pm and were shown to our pitch. This would be our base camp for the next week, allowing us to explore the surrounding towns and villages. The campsite was a mixture of tents, caravans and campervans, all randomly pitched up and we had a caravan pitched up next to us. The owners of said tents, caravans and campervans were sitting relaxing with a drink. From our limited experience, we were very familiar with this situation. A situation that is played out throughout every campsite around the world. It goes something like this – your fellow campers, who are already set up and chilled, eye you up and try to assess what kind of neighbours they now have. Are they seasoned campers? Are they complete novices? Are they worth talking to? Are they friendly or are they going to be trouble?

 

I often wonder what they made of two Scots turning up with a wee dog, a trailer, a roof bag and a huge inflatable tent that they quite clearly hadn’t a clue how to put up or didn’t appreciate that it was going to take up half the campsite and block out the sun – slight exaggeration but only slightly.

 

Anyway, we eventually got set up and our neighbors gaze moved on to the next new arrivals. Meaning we could now officially relax and enjoy a lovely campsite and Cambridgeshire.

 

Fields end water caravan park Cambridgeshire is an Award-Winning Adult Only, 5-Star Rated Touring, camping, lodges and fishing campsite. The facilities are great and there is a lovely walk around the fishing lake nearby. They were also very tolerant of our tent set-up. The onsite shop is well stocked, which was just as well as we had forgotten to pack the bag containing the tent pegs!

 

As for our week in Cambridgeshire. We had a great time, which is described in the section above and would definitely recommend this lovely part of England.

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