Cambridge Cherry Hinton Caravan Club Site (REF : CHH)

Lime Kiln Road, Cherry Hinton, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 8NQ

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Motorhomes

Why stay here ...

Set in ancient quarry works and a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), the Cambridge Cherry Hinton Club Site has been imaginatively landscaped to create the impression of being in the heart of the countryside while only a forty-minute bus journey to the city centre of beautiful Cambridge.

The caravan park gives you easy access to guided walking tours of the nearby medieval colleges where you can enjoy the academic atmosphere that makes the city famous. Wander along or take a punt on the River Cam to see colleges like Corpus Christi, Magdalene and the Bridge of Sighs. A visit to King's College Chapel is a must. If you're feeling a little lazy, open bus tours let you take in the full charm of the city while you relax. For those who like to cycle, the Cambridge Cherry Hinton Club Park offers good cycling paths from the site into and around Cambridge. Just opposite the site, you can enjoy a lovely walk around the nature reserve and old chalk pits. If you're feeling peckish, it's only a short stroll to the nearest pub and if you need to stock up on supplies, a supermarket can be found a little further down the road.

Facilities on site ...

  • Baby changing facilities
  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk on site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Family washroom
  • Gas
  • Gaz
  • Late arrivals area with electric hook-up
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: poor
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge
  • Wi-Fi rating: Gold

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Walking notes:

Enjoy a 7 mile walk starting from Newmarket Road Park and Ride, about 4 miles from the site, or a walk around the nature reserve and old chalk pits opposite.

Supermarket notes:
The closest is Tesco near Cherry Hinton, about 1.5 miles from the site.

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Directions

Please do not use sat nav due to other routes using very unsuitable roads, Cherry Hinton High St not suitable. From the North and East: Leave the A14 (junction 35). Take the A1303 (signposted Cambridge) then in 1 mile turn left (signposted Cherry Hinton). In 1 mile turn left to Addenbrookes. Follow Addenbrookes until the traffic lights. Then turn left into Queen Ediths Way. In 150 metres turn left into Lime Kiln road. Site entrance is on the right. From the South and West: Leave the M11 at junction 9 onto A11 (signposted Newmarket) for 6 miles or from the A1M at junction 9, take the A505 past Royston, over the M11 onto A11 (signposted Newmarket) for 3 miles. Ignore Cherry Hinton signs at this point and turn left to Fulbourn. In 2 miles go through Fulbourn and over the mini roundabouts to Cambridge. In 1.5 miles turn left at the roundabout (Cambridge). In 0.5 miles turn left at the traffic lights then left in 150 metres into Lime Kiln road. Site entrance is on the right.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
CB1 8NQ
GPS:
Lat 52.18089 / Lon 0.16798
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OS field ref:
TL483557
OS map ref:
154
Handbook map ref:
K6

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Cambridge City Centre every 10 minutes
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Harwich (50 miles)
  • Nearest train station: Cambridge
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Confused over hardstandings

Currently staying at Cherry Hinton, having rung before booking to check availability of hardstandings (7.9mtr motorhome) I was rather disappointed to discover that although all their available pitches were hardstanding many were approached via grass. There were tyre ruts and mud on most pitches. Luckily, because of the weather it was relatively empty, so we were able to find a pitch, although relatively short for our outfit, accessible via shingle. Don't get me wrong the site is ideal for Cambridge but consider using in the winter months if you have a heavy motorhome.

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3 cold nights in Jan/Feb!

We use this site when visiting our daughter and always enjoy our visits. The wardens were very friendly and helpful. A thin layer of snow did not prevent movement but greater use of grit would have helped confidence, especially on the steep path from the lower pitches to the toilet block. The facilities were spotless but in need of an update, tiles not replaced after repairs in the gents and botched repairs to the hairdryers in the ladies did not help their appearance.

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Cherry Hinton

Lovely site, new very friendly warden's, nice dog walk in the quarry opposite. 10 minute bus service into Cambridge . Will definitely use this site again
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New Year's Eve 2018 at Cherry Hinton

Cherry Hinton suits us nicely for a short winter break as it is but 42 miles from home and an easy tow to get there. The proximity of frequent local bus services makes it an easy exercise to get into the City of Cambridge where there are a wealth of things to see and do as well as the big named High Street shops to explore for those elusive bargains. It appears that for caravans and motor homes the pitches are hard standings but some would benefit from hard paths to link them to the site roads. This becomes a problem when there is wet weather and a high possibility to transfer mud on the shoes into your vehicle. We stayed on a pitch at the lower level and handy for the site sanitation block which was handy enough but would have benefited from a water point and grey water drainage point to serve the pitches at the lower level. The ambiance of the site is generally calm and a social gathering put on by the Wardens at the site office for all member staying for New Year's eve was attended by about 40 people and was much enjoyed. Overall it was a pleasant stay and the third time we have stayed here for the New Year festivities.
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Avoid pitch 11. Lots to do in Cambridge

Booked in for 3 nights but ended up staying 5. My first night was on pitch 11 but there were high winds and a leaning tree above me creaked and groaned all night. Also on that pitch it was really noisy with shouting from a sports field nearby. The next day I moved to another area which was a lot better. I loved Cambridge and the bus service was great. But at this time of year it gets dark early and there is no lighting on lime kiln rd and the lights on the driveway to the site were not on. I didn’t feel very safe because of this. Temporary wardens were on site. Very friendly and helpful. The showers weren’t as clean as some other sites I have visited.
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