Summerfield Campsite is ideally situated on the border of Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire with many places to visit in the surrounding area. Here are some ideas to get you started.
There are a host of local attractions in and around the area to keep visitors happy. Close to home, Sandye Lane is a broad grassy track that runs parallel to the farm with access from the village high street or the track at the top of the farm. Follow the lane as it meanders to the neighbouring villages of Upper Dean and Swineshead and en-route why not explore Spanoak Wood. The bluebells in the wood are a visual treat usually between mid April and early May.
The attractive market town of Kimbolton is designated as an ‘Outstanding Conservation Area’ and is just 2 miles from Summerfield Campsite. It’s wide main street reflects its previous use as a market place. Most of the buildings date from the 17th and 18th centuries with some even older. Kimbolton Castle is an important historic landmark and is where Catherine of Aragon was banished from King Henry VIII’s Court for 2 years and subsequently died in 1536. The rebuilt castle was the family seat of the Dukes of Manchester until sold in 1951 and is now a well known public school.
Stanwick Lakes is a 750 acre countryside attraction and nature reserve in the heart of Northamptonshire’s beautiful Nene Valley. Grafham Water situated in 2,400 acres of the Cambridgeshire countryside offers a wide range of activities and attractions for all the family including miles of cycle track along the waterline, international trout fishing and water sports facilities.
For visitors with young children Hamerton Zoo Park offers 15 acres of parkland with a variety of well kept animals from around the world.
For a less energetic day out then there is plenty to explore in the old market towns of St Ives, Huntingdon and St Neots or why not spend a day in Bedford, Peterborough and Cambridge all within easy reach of Summerfield CampSite.
Rushden Lakes is a new leisure and retail park that opened in 2017. Situated just 8 miles away, it is continually being developed and is well worth a visit. You can hire a canoe on the lakes or river Nene, enjoy a spot of ‘retail therapy’ and have a meal or coffee in the various restaurants and coffee shops.
A range of information leaflets are usually available for campers in the reception office.
After a day’s activities, visitors can enjoy their own barbecue on site, toast marshmallows over a camp fire, pop over the road for a drink at The White Horse or venture a couple of miles to a neighbouring village and visit The Three Compasses in Upper Dean that offers traditional ‘pub grub’and a range of beers and wines along with a friendly welcome.