Explore the university city of Cambridge and its surrounding Fenland landscape from here.
South Cambridgeshire is ideal walking and cycling country – a tranquil and rural landscape interdispersed with gentle rolling hills, beech woods and flat fertile land.
The Club’s pretty Cambridge campsite at Great Shelford, offers an ideal base to explore the area. This level campsite, bordered by trees is just four miles south of the cosmopolitan city of Cambridge.
In addition to its famous university the city offers a range of attractions including museums, art venues, restaurants and bars. Discover the city on foot – there are many walking tours on offer – or take your bike and enjoy the many cycle routes around the city. Further afield the Fens are a pleasant place to spend an afternoon in the saddle with its flat terrain and quaint towns and villages.
During the summer months Cambridge hosts a mezzé of al fresco performances of music in the parks and green spaces as part of the annual Summer in the City programme of events. July sees the city come alive as the Folk Festival takes over and in September the city’s Art Picturehouse hosts the Cambridge Film Festival. No visit to city should be without a punt on the river Cam.
North of the campsite historic Ely has a magnificent cathedral or take a boat trip on the River Great Ouse. The bustling riverside towns of St Ives and St Neots are closeby as is the home of British horse racing – Newmarket.
The National Trust’s Wimpole Hall and Anglesey Abbey, the Imperial War Museum and Denny Abbey and Farmland Museum are popular days out from Cambridge campsite.
There is no designated Motorhome Service Point on site so a hose and a bucket for emptying the tank will be required.
100% coverage cannot be guaranteed due to rural location, weather conditions and changing flora. These can cause variable signal strength. Hotspots are available. Prices.
A weekly countyr market is held in Great Shelford Memorial Hall on Wednesday mornings. Shelford Delicatessen sells home-made sweet and savoury delights.
has the following facilities on or around the site.
Members' and non-members' caravans welcome
Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome
Hardstanding with electric hook-up
Dedicated accessible facilities
Chemical toilet disposal point
Ice pack freezing
Grass only pitch for larger tents
Grass pitch with electric hook-up for larger tents
Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome
Members' and non-members' tents welcome
Grass pitch with electric hook-up
Grass only pitch (no electric)
Electric shaver sockets
Mother and baby room
Drinking water taps
Childrens play area
Designated dog walk
Club Site Wi-fi
Battery charging facilities
Having visited the site twice before, we knew what to expect; a good site for a stopover. And that is what we got.
The site is clean, the staff are efficient and welcoming, and everything is 'just so'.
Over winter the site has had some improvements made, such as a significant upgrade to the roads, and an increase in the number of hard standings. This has had the effect of transforming the site in to something that resembles a car park, rather than a camping field / camp site. It lacks any sense of character and looks and feels like almost any other club site, ie a well-mown lawn surrounded by an ever expanding number of hard standings and no hedgerows, which is a shame. Cambridge has bags of heritage, yet the site reflects none of this. Hence, it is a good site for a stopover, but I would hesitate to holiday here.
The upgrade included works on the facilities, and the gents showers were very restricted during our stay. As the site was quiet, being just after Easter, there were no queues, thankfully.
So, a 'just so' site that tries hard to be pretty but is actually very bland. Such a shame.
- Location: Town
- Suitable For: Older couples,Peaceful break
I think the staff were let down by whoever carried out the work on the new shower block. I spoke to one of the workmen who said they had had to relay the flooring 4 times.
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Country,Secluded
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Wonderful up-graded site.
However, new toilet block has not been built to the high standards expected of Club Sites.
The Gents showers have a drainage problem whereby everyone shares the waste water from each others showers.
I understand that the problem will be sorted soon by re-laying the floor. Also, the design itself is wasteful of space, and extra facilities could easily have been provided.
Once that is sorted, I would thoroughly recommend the Site. Location excellent.
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Town
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break
Very good campsite with friendly staff, the only reason for the mark down on the facilities was due to improvements being made whilst we were there. That said, the campsite took 20% off our fees for any inconvenience (without asking).
The site has a nice central play area for children and getting in to Cambridge is a doddle, the camp shop is small but well stocked with anything you may need in an emergency.
Would recommend and will be going back the next time we visit Cambridge.
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Town,Secluded
- Suitable For: Families,Groups,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Nearest bus stop: 0.25 mile from Site entrance
Nearest train station: Great Shelford 1.5 miles
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