The Spinney

Giggers Green Road, Aldington, Ashford, Kent, TN25 7BU

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  • Beach stays
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views
  • Waterside stays

Why stay here ...

This site has changed ownership and recently re-opened.  Toilet and laundry facilities have been revamped and are well looked after.  You have the choice of grass or hardstanding pitches all with electrical-hook ups available.  We are looking forward to welcoming you.

Nestled in an area of outstanding natural beauty and in an area of specific scientific interest, The Spinney sits within 50 meters of the Royal Military Canal, with a wealth of wildlife a few steps away. You can enjoy fishing, ambling along one of the many footpaths, or boating and kayaking. Surrounded by farmland we have amazing uninterrupted views of the Kent countryside. If you are into nature and the great outdoors, this is the place for you. We are right on the National Cycle network, leading through the Romney Marsh and down to the coast.

The Royal Military Canal is steeped in history, and just a short walk away you will find pillboxes dotted along the canal. As you wander along the Canal, by bearing left from the campsite, your route will take you to the small village of Bonnington, with its beautiful church sitting just off the bank. Port Lympne Zoo is approximately 3 miles from the campsite which you will be able to see in the distance, and there is also the popular seaside town of Dymchurch around 3 miles away. Dymchurch is home to many amusements, the best homemade ice cream at Ameretos I have ever tasted, fish and chips and of course wonderful seafood. From here, you can follow the coast in either direction to either New Romney or Folkestone.

Noel Coward used to only live a few houses away from the campsite and we have a photo of him sitting outside of our house along the canal, painting a picture of the Canal at Giggers Bridge.

Latest departure time is 11am and arrivals from 12 noon. We are sorry but we do not offer car charging facilities on site.

Facilities on site ...

  • Dog walk from site
  • Information room
  • Laundry facilities
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: good
  • WC (exclusive use)

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Latest arrival time: 7:30 PM

Latest departure time: 11:00 AM

1 acres

Electric amperage: 16

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Postcode:
TN25 7BU
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GPS:
Lat 51.06906 / Lon 0.95644
OS field ref:
TR072341
OS map ref:
189

Transport links

  • Buses go to: Ashford
  • Nearest port: Dover (30 miles)

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The Spinney
Very helpful owner when you arrive but leaves you in peace to enjoy your stay Easy travel to Hythe town, Dymchurch Easy acess to site Beautiful look after pitches Great for fishing as its only a small walk to the military canal Such a lovely place Will definitely return Toilet block and washing machine and sink spotless No showers

chrisfo

Reviewed on 29/07/2021 13:26

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The Spinney
The site is well maintained and flat with lovely views of hilly farmland and close to the military canal. Very peaceful although there is a small road that passes alongside the field. From here you can walk, cycle and kayak or just relax and take in the scenery which changes with the weather - morning mists off the marshes are beautiful! Facilities are well kept and clean. Sarah and team are super helpful. About the area. Walking - paths can be overgrown so an OS map is a must to ensure you are on the right track. If you are lucky, you will get to see wildlife along the Military Canal path at Lympne, we were lucky to see a tower of giraffes from the path. Kayaking - the canal can get overgrown with lilies so can make going slow but it is so very peaceful, we didn’t see a soul on the 5 miles covered. Cycling - we stayed to the marsh side (flat!) with lots of small roads crisscrossing Romney Marshes and then down to the coastal path. It was a day of sunshine and sea mist so stunning scenery. Word of warning, don’t try the footpath across Dungeness, it is hard going with thick gravel.

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Reviewed on 07/07/2021 11:06

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The Spinney
A warm welcome awaited us from Sarah and her team. Grateful thanks to Danny for his advice and support during our brief stay. This is a lovely peaceful site with lots of areas for walking and visiting. There are a number of interesting places to visit however at the time of our stay these were still closed due to Covid restrictions. Likewise there are some nice places to eat out but outdoor seating can be a limiting factor. Unfortunately the weather was not kind to us and ongoing issues with the caravan meant we had to leave earlier than planned. Would definitely recommend this site to anyone visiting the Romney Marsh area of Kent.

Wiltshire Moonraker

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Reviewed on 20/05/2021 10:03

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The Spinney
An excellent CL and a wonderful owner. Sarah made us feel very welcome with lots of advice on the local attractions including the many walking and cycle routes. The CL is flat and very well maintained with the added bonus of a toilet, washing up sink and a coin operated washing machine and dryer kept very clean. There is a very good butchers and deli in Aldington only a 5 min cycle ride or 30 min walk. The Royal military canal runs past the site and can be walked in both directions. There is an excellent cycle path into Hythe along side the animal reserve.

Eddieb333

Reviewed on 15/05/2021 11:39

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The Spinney
As newbie caravanners this was only our second trip in our caravan and it couldn't have been better. Very flat, spacious and peaceful site with a super clean toilet and washing up block. Sarah, the owner, made us feel very welcome and totally at ease as novice caravan owners. Lots to do in the area but equally great just to relax in the peaceful surroundings of the marsh. We will definitely return.

The Dowsons

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Reviewed on 18/04/2021 22:17

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