College Farm

Back Street, Alkborough, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, DN15 9JN

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

  • Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty with fascinating nature trails on the doorstep.
  • Close to Alkborough Flatts, Europe's newest wetland project of ecological interest.
  • See Julian's Bower, one of the best examples of a turf maze in the country.

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Dog walk from site
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: fair
  • Working farm

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0.5 acres

Electric amperage: 10

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Postcode:
DN15 9JN
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Lat 53.683206 / Lon -0.666829
OS field ref:
SE881214
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Scunthorpe
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Hull (20 miles)

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Excellent CL

We stayed here for 4 nights principally to do some birdwatching on the "Flats" and at the Far Ings nature reserve on the south side of the Humber. The CL met all of our needs.The pitch was hardstanding with adequate space to put an awning up if wanted (we didn't). It's found behind the farm buildings so you have to drive through the farmyard to get to it but there is plenty of space for even the biggest of outfits. We were met by Mrs.Ogg who showed us to the pitches and explained all. Water and electric points are nearby as is the Elsan emptying point, which is shielded behind bushes, a nice touch. There are other bushes around the site with a few picnic tables provided by the friendly hosts. At certain times of the year you may get some noise from the Limousin cattle in the sheds when they are confined to quarters but not a problem. The owners ask that you recycle into the marked bins.There is very little noise from the village itself. The surrounding area is easily accessed with the public footpath down to the flats a mere 50 yards from site entrance, There is a cafe run by the owners at the entrance to the site, usually open from Thursdays to Sundays in season. The only concern we had was on the approach road as indicated in the CMC site guide. There does not appear to be a sign in Burton upon Stather for turning to Alkborough so if coming by this route take the lane called Tee Lane, the second to last left hand turn before leaving the village. This road becomes narrow in places with several tight corners and can seem an age before arriving in Alkborough. We decided to leave by travelling towards Winterton, straight across from Back Lane, which has a much shorter stretch of poor road before hitting some decent track. It's slightly longer getting back to Scunthorpe for the motorways but much better in my opinion. We will definitely be returning to this excellent CL.
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Fantastic site.

We have visited a few times and love it here. Always a warm welcome from site owner, Billy and nothing is too much trouble. Excellent well kept site set in a lovely village with plenty of long walks for the dogs. One of our favourite places to stay.
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Fantastic stay every time

My wife and I have stayed here now on numerous occasions and would highly recommend to others. Food in the cafe is top notch. The owners are very welcoming and can't do enough for you. We will be back again! Many thanks, Irene and Peter King (Derbyshire)
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Lovely Alkborough Flatts

Very warm welcome . being met at the gate and having everything explained then left alone to relax ... perfect host for us. Dog walks from site onto Alkborough Flats where you can walk for miles with excellent bird watching and countryside.

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We all still love this site!

After 2 spring/summers/autumns of visiting this wonderful site, we still love it. It’s everything a CL should be, quiet, clean, well run, peaceful with plenty of room for each outfit, hardstandings for the Caravans and grass to sit/ lie out on. We visit regularly for my partner to go to the Eddie Wright Raceway for the ‘Outlaws’ stock car racing, he scrutinisers the cars making sure they are safe and obeying the rules! While he does that Poppy (rescue cat) watches the beautiful Limousin cattle grazing in the next field while the calves run and jump about. Visit Julian’s Bower, walk down to the Flatts to watch a variety of water birds ‘strutting their stuff’. We will be back this year as well.
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