Kirkby Lane, Kirkby-on-Bain, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, LN10 6YYView on map
Why stay here ...
CL of the Year 2008 - 2nd Place
Oaklea 5CL site is set within 16 acres of spectacular open parkland and tranquil woodland. Piotr welcomes you here to relax, chill out and de-stress. Most pitches are on grass with some hard-standings for motorhomes. All pitches are widely spaced and flat. Each pitch has access to a top-quality modern bollard supplying 16 amp electricity, water and a night-light. The site does not have a toilet block. Access is by a sweeping wide gravel driveway. An adjacent car park is provided to maintain tranquillity and protect the grass pitches.
We have planted 10 acres of pasture as parkland with rare and handsome tree and shrub species. The other 6 acres, mainly an oak, birch, rowan and beech woodland, are also planted with unusual woodland species. Mown grass and moss paths wind their way through the wood. Visitors are free to enjoy the arboretum and use the woodland garden walks for personal or dog exercise.
Since 1992 nearly 750 specially selected tree and shrub species, over 6,000 bulbs plus several herbaceous borders have been introduced to provide all year round colour and interest. New planting is always taking place. The carefully planted vistas, already a joy to behold, can only improve with time.
Oaklea is teeming with wildlife. Bird-lovers in particular will find Oaklea a paradise. We have all the common garden birds plus greater-spotted and green woodpeckers, nuthatches, tree creepers, nightingales, nightjars, woodcocks, tawny owls, barn owls, buzzards, sparrow hawks, jays, long-tailed tits, pied wagtails, swallows, cuckoos, pheasants, partridges, mallards and more. The Oaklea dawn chorus is a truly wonderful wake-up call!
And there's more! We are immediately adjacent to over 300 acres of Forestry Commission - Ostler's Plantation, with its highly popular and much-used woodland rides - ideal for dog-walking. Also neighbouring us is the 185 acre Kirkby Moor Nature Reserve, predominantly of heathland and woodland and a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Oaklea is an ideal location for lovers of nature, walkers and cyclists (Sustrans 'Water Rail Way' and 'Viking Way' nearby), RAF enthusiasts (Battle of Britain Memorial Flight 5 miles) and other 'kindred spirits' (e.g. National Trust - Tattershall Castle 5 miles). The Lincolnshire Wolds 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' is on the doorstep. We have created a comprehensive list of things to do and places to visit on the 'Activities' page of our Website.
We are conveniently situated within easy walking distance of Woodhall Spa, with its excellent amenities (e.g. Kinema-in-the-Woods, heated Lido, famous Golf Course) shops and eateries - visit www.woodhallspa.org.
Booking well ahead of your proposed visit is highly advisable.
- 2008 Caravan Club CL of the Year Award - 2nd Place
- 2008 Caravan Club CL of the Year Award - Most Picturesque CL
- 2007 Caravan Club CL of the Year Award - Most Picturesque CL
- 2006 Caravan Club CL of the Year Award - Regional Commendation for Middle England and East Anglia
- 2006 Caravan Club CL of the Year Award - Best Newcomer
Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM
Electric amperage: 16
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- LN10 6YY
- Lat 53.150863 / Lon -0.184543
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- Bus stop within 1 mile
- Buses go to: Horncastle, Lincoln, Boston and Skegness
- Daily public transport within 1 mile
- Nearest port: Hull (50 miles)
- Train station within 5 miles
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For the past two days, I have stayed at Tranquility Base of motor homing. Why is it so special, I really don’t know, after all, there are no toilets or showers, no shop or kids play area and some of the grass needs cutting (I jest – there’s a large flower meadow being created). It’s about a 30 min walk into Woodhall Spa which has a nice selection of coffee shops and eateries and obviously famous for aircraft (the memorial is well worth a visit).
But why is Oaklea so special? Well, what there is, is a beautiful laid out field and wood, planted with love and care and a site owner that will happily guide you round if you so wish. We set off on a Saturday afternoon to have a walk and a natter, with Piotr pointing out specific trees and shrubs as we went round. In what seemed no time of at all, it had gone dark and it was some 4 hours later. What did we talk about? Who cares, as I had just spent the most relaxing 4 hours of my life for ages. And then, to cap it off as we stood there in the darkness, the Tawny owls started hooting. If you are in England, then you should call in and stop. Don’t expect fancy gadgets and stunning facilities, as this is more about finding yourself and relaxation.
Why is it so special? I still don’t know, but I do know I will be returning. Thank you, Piotr, for making a 2 day break, which rained for a lot of it so special.
P.S. The Monkey Puzzle Tree in the entrance is one of the finest I’ve ever seen.