Cambridge Cherry Hinton Caravan Club Site

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.

Check out our ViewRanger walk.

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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A pity about the island hard standings

The welcome I received was second to none. The resident wardens were fantastic, friendly and extremely helpful. I was lucky to be camped on a hard standing that was adjacent to the pathway. However, there are several hard standings that are situated away from the pathways. This means that you have to walk over 2 - 3 metres of grass to reach your outfit. Not a problem in the dry season but be prepared these do get muddy in bad weather. The toilets and showers were very clean. Information shed was well stocked with all the leaflets and timetables you will need whilst staying on this wonderful site. If you can't find what you are looking for, the wardens are only too pleased to help. There is a bus stop to take you into town within easy walking distance. The rail station is on the bus route. It is a very cycle friendly city. It is approximately 3 miles flat walk or cycle ride into the town. There are many restaurants (10 minutes), pubs with food (5 minutes), shops (10 minutes), take-away(10 minutes) all within easy flat walking distance. I enjoyed my stay during February and will return in April.

The overall scores DO NOT reflect my views on this site. For some reason I cannot alter the scoring. Overall 4 stars, 5 stars for cleanliness, 

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Nice peaceful site within easy reach of Cambridge centre

We have stayed here a few times travelling from France in our motorhome to visit family in Cambridge. The site is open all year ( the only club site in Cambridge that is) so was handy for our visit over the Christmas holidays 2019. ( sorry we missed the drinks on New Year’s Eve) The site is very quiet and far enough away from Cherry Hinton to not be affected much by light pollution so the night sky, when clear, is beautiful, if only other visitors wouldn’t leave their caravan outside awning lights on all night it would be much nicer, and darker!!!!! The wardens are friendly, the facilities clean, pitches adequate and the rabbits numerous! We always enjoy our stay here.
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Fantastic site in Cambridge

Just back from this great site near Cambridge. Facilities are very good and if you are on hard stading and don't need to cross the grass to get to your pitch all very good with a lovely layout. Very helpful relief Wardens who despite only being there a few days gave us lots of good advice. The location is excellent for Motorhomers with 2 pubs, bus stops and a Tesco express close by. The train station is about 2 miles away and if you pick your trains carefully the costs for two adult returns to Ely was £4.80 !

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Good city site

Just had two nights at cherry Hinton site and have to say I can't really fault it. Showers and toilets very clean, the wardens (relief) were very friendly. The site was quiet, it wasn't full so we could choose our pitch. There were a few pitches that could do with improvement to reduce the risk of mud in wet periods, but plenty of hardstanding. We took the bikes and cycled in to Cambridge and it was great, must be the best city in UK to cycle, 3.5 miles to the centre. We will be back.
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01223 244088

Site information

This Club campsite will open from 4 July 2020 and will be adapted to the new social distancing and safety requirements set out by the UK government. Our priority is first and foremost the health and safety of our staff, our members, our guests and the local communities.