Blythe Waters

Hampton Road, Knowle, Solihull, West Midlands, B93 0NU

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Fishing
  • Peaceful stays
  • Waterside stays

Why stay here ...

  • Blythe Waters offers five attractive lakes set in pleasant rolling countryside between the villages of Hampton-in-Arden and Knowle to the east of Solihull. Although Blythe has rapidly become established as a popular match venue, it is also well suited to pleasure anglers.
  • Next to the car park is a grass-roofed clubhouse. Open every day for the sale of tickets, the clubhouse also serves hot and cold drinks, light meals and snacks.
  • In addition to the cafe area, the clubhouse also offers toilet and shower facilities.
  • Call Mrs Hooper the warden for further details of prices and opening times.

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Coarse fishing
  • Disabled facilities*
  • Shower (shared use)
  • WC (non-exclusive use)

* Please confirm with owner

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Latest arrival time: 7:00 PM

1 acres

Some sloping pitches

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Lat 52.407211 / Lon -1.714167
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Beautiful location

We visited Blythe Waters for 4 nights in May. We wanted somewhere mid way between Devon and Yorkshire to meet with friends, and this fitted the bill perfectly. We were a bit hesitant after reading some of the reviews, as we both have dogs, but we really needn't have worried at all. We were asked to arrive before 4.30 - that was no problem. We were met by the warden who was very friendly, explaining the usual things - water, electric etc, and also where dogs were allowed to be walked between certain hours as this was primarily a fishing centre - all perfectly reasonable we thought. The site is beautiful, we watched herons, geese with goslings, swans (one that liked to be hand fed!). Heated toilets and showers were a bonus! Gail - the warden - was extremely helpful. She gave the four of us and both dogs a lift to the local pub where we spent a pleasant hour then walked back along the canal! She purchased charcoal for the BBQ on our behalf so we didn't have to carry it back with us, and she phoned for a taxi from a company she knew for us the following day. OK - she likes to call a spade a spade, but we're from Yorkshire, and we like that!! We will definately be returning!

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Very hostile site manager

I rang on an evening to book and left a message as no answer. The following morning I had a missed call and voicemail. I went to retrieve my voicemail but pressed the number to dial instead. I immediately cancelled it to hear the voicemail first and before I had time to access it the phone rang. It was the site manager telling me if I'm going to ring then I should let it ring long enough to be answered! - very rude and hostile. I then enquired about availability and was told I would have to be there for 3.30 pm. Due to her attitude and very aggressive manner I told her I wouldn't be there for 3.30 pm so it was no good for me. It sounded like she was running a concentration camp. If this was the last CL on earth I wouldn't use it and I've only uttered a dozen words with the woman over the phone. I can't believe people actually go back there? I will be putting a big black cross over this one in my CL book.
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Inflexible Site Manager

We stayed here for four days in 2017 when were at a fabric fair at the NEC. We enjoyed our stay and so booked again in December 2018 to stay for two nights in February while we visited the NEC again. When I phoned the manager remembered me from our previous stay. She took my booking and asked me to send a cheque for the full amount (£26). About a week before going I was looking on Google to check the route to the site i read some of the reviews left and was surprised how negative some of them were as we had had no problems. I noted that somebody had written about not being allowed in after 4pm. I live about 3 hours from the site and with commitments in the morning of our arrival day we wouldn't be able to get there until 4.30 -5.00. i phoned the lady I had spoken to previously to explain this and she simply told me that it wouldn't be open as the gate was keypad operated and she left at 4pm. I suggested that as I'd already sent the cheque to pay could she not give me the code for me to use on arrival. She refused, saying that she didn't know who she was talking to and that several months ago she had given the code out and then found 15 caravans with Irish travellers on the site. i reminded her that she knew that I'd been there before but she wouldn't budge. She suggested that I stay on Sunday and Monday nights instead of Saturday/Sunday but I explained that had to be back in West Wales by 9.30 on Tuesday morning so I couldn't do it. I told her that i would arrive on Sunday morning to get the gate code. I then booked to stay at a site near Worcester on Saturday night and had to depart from a direct journey to the NEC to get the gate code off the lady. She gave me the code but when i asked for a refund for the Saturday night she said that that wouldn't be possible because se'd cancelled not her. The stupidity of this is that even if I'd arrived before 4pm I could give the code to anyone in any case. I feel strongly that we should have been offered a refund as the 4pm deadline was not ,mentioned when I booked nor is it given out on their website. I will not be back.
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READ THIS BEFORE BOOKING

If you have a dog and like wildlife photography, steer well clear of this site. The warden was the most obnoxious, unfriendly person i have ever met on a C&MC site. On arrival i was ushered into the reception/cafe. She asked me how many nights in was staying. I said 2 possible 3. She said she needed to know there and then. I sad in that case 2. She asked why i was staying there. I told her to go for walks around the lake with my dog and take photographs. I was told that dogs could only be walked before 0730 and after 1730 and not allowed to take photographs around the lake as the fishermen wouldn't like it as it was invading their personal space. She said i should have told her i was bringing a dog when i booked. I replied that as it advertised dog friendly, i didn't see the need. I told her that i would find a site who actually wanted me there and then left. She obviously hated her job or just didn't want caravans/motorhomes there. She did make a point of showing me a sign of 'no dogs allowed around the lake". I made a point of telling her that i couldn't see it when i booked.
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