Market Rasen Racecourse (REF : XMK)

Legsby Road, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, LN8 3EA

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Motorhomes
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

The Market Rasen Racecourse Camping & Touring Site is set on the edge of the distinctive landscape of the Lincolnshire Wolds. The site is adjacent to the racecourse which is an exciting buzz of activity on a race day and peaceful and relaxing in between races.

Walkers, cyclists, families and dogs are all welcome and greeted by friendly and helpful staff to the caravan park. A perfect location for touring or relaxing with a fantastic new children's play park opened in 2018 and its own 9-hole golf course to challenge golfers of all abilities and a separate dog exercise field.

The historic town of Market Rasen is just one mile away and offers many small shops, pubs, food outlets and a supermarket. Market days are Tuesday and Saturday. The quiet country roads make walking, cycling and driving a pleasure. The site puts you in easy reach of coastal towns, country villages, family activities and many locations associated with Lincolnshire's rich history of war time aviation.

The caravan site has access to bus and train links to Lincoln, Newark, Louth and Grimsby. It is also a great base for walkers with the Viking Way just 2 miles from the site and the deep rich natural landscape of Willingham Woods right next door.

Things to do on site ...

  • Golf
  • Play area
  • Playground

Facilities on site ...

  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Dog walk from site
  • Dog walk on site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Gas
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: good
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge

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Walking notes:

Check out our ViewRanger walk.

Supermarket notes:

Tesco is 1 mile from the site.

Great savings on days out

Offers available to Club members

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Directions

New arrivals/visitors please report to site office before entering site. Turn right off the A631 (Market Rasen - Louth) on the outskirts of Market Rasen at the signpost to Legsby. The Site is on the left in 0.75 mile.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
LN8 3EA
GPS:
Lat 53.37965 / Lon -0.314
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OS field ref:
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OS map ref:
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Handbook map ref:
K8

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Lincoln and Grimsby
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Hull (45 miles)
  • Nearest train station: Market Rasen
  • Train station within 5 miles

Activities

Visit https://marketrasenraces.campstead.com for race fixtures, to check availability and to book online.

A minimum 2 night stay applies for all race meetings. No arrivals can be accommodated after dark or 8pm.

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Great site

Great site, well situated for the town and surrounding area. Exceptionally friendly staff. We stayed for the races but have been before for the walking around the area. Showers and toilets clean and warm. Dog friendly pubs in the area.

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A great place to stay

We've just returned having spent a lovely bank holiday on this site and will definitely be going back. The location of this site is superb, it is only short walk in to the delightful town which has good shops and plenty of places to eat. For cyclists and walkers the location couldn't be better, everything is on the doorstep. The facilities were always found to be immaculate and the site is tidy and very well managed. The site managers Lee and Sarah can't do enough for you - always on hand and more than happy to help, even when they were officially not on duty. Yes, the pitches are smaller than club sites but this is an affiliated site so it isn't going to be the same. We were out all day and so this didn't matter to us - there was still plenty of space for us to sit outdoors and relax. We would highly recommend staying here.

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Not for us

We were redirected to their booking system through the CAMC website and paid a deposit. A couple of days later we received an email from the warden there asking for full payment as it would be very busy and that there would be stand in wardens during our stay. But on our arrival we realised that it was a site catering for mainly seasonal campers and therefore there was no need to expedite our arrival on pitch as there were very few people actually arriving! I asked where the motorhome point was and we were directed to a standpipe in the corner of the site under which was placed a wooden board. I have no idea if this was the 'drive over drain', and we were not about to test its capabilities. Furthermore the standpipe couldn't be accessed once the pitch next to it was taken. As regards other facilities, although clean, the bathrooms lacked space in the shower cubicles and were insufficient in number. I asked if it would be possible for my brother to briefly come on site the following day as he and his wife were picking us up for lunch. There was no where outside where he could safely park. We only have a motorhome so there was space besides our unit. Many caravans there had two parked vehicles and a large awning, and you could see visitors arriving and being let in by the people they were visiting. However I was told that my brother would have to park on the road outside. All day people were coming and going, visiting other units and bringing extra vehicles onto the site. Finally, the evening before we were due to leave the warden came and asked if we could "leave very early". When asked why he said there had been "a glitch", mentioning access problems due to a race meeting the next afternoon. This meant we had to find somewhere to go for a few hours before we could arrive at our next site (ours is not a small motorhome and so unscheduled parking up can be problematic) . Additionally nothing had been mentioned when I rang to make the full payment. They had taken our booking and our money but obviously chose not to tell us that we would be expected to leave 'very early'. We were given very different treatment to their seasonal pitch campers and we object to having our stay curtailed for their convenience. If access is a problem on race days, then they should not take bookings over that period. I explained the following morning that we were unhappy on several counts and would be making a complaint to CAMC. When it's stated that it is a CAMC Affiliated Site, you expect standards, rules and regulations to be on a par with the CAMC. If it's not, then it should simply be removed from the campsite register. However CAMC have merely 'passed the buck' to Market Rasen. Apparently they have no censure over them and telling the affiliated campsite of concerns is the extent of their involvement. Maybe they shouldn't be seen to be endorsing them then!

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A lovely little gem

We found this site to be lovely, from the cleanliness and upkeep of the site. It was very peaceful and although on the outskirts of the town by the racecourse it is still within walking distance of the town. It wasn’t a race day when we stayed so I cannot comment on how it is for traffic etc on those days. Shower block was very clean although the cubicles are a little on the small side, no room for a bench to safely store clothes whilst showering but still perfectly adequate. The bin and fluid disposal areas were very tidy and clean. Lee and Sarah the on site wardens couldn’t have been more welcoming and helpful with several minor hiccups we had. We found plenty to see and do within a small radius of the site and it was a pleasant walk into the town for a quick drink of an evening. This is definitely a place we will return to.
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Disappointing

We stayed at this site over 2019 Easter weekend. The site is very open and the pitches are very small. Upon parking on the pitch, and even though I was parked right on the peg, the caravans next to me were uncomfortably close (they were parked right on their pegs too). Once I put up my awning there was no room for me to park my car. I had to leave it right in front of the caravan. There was lots of music noise from other vans and loud talking into the early hours from people drinking outside their vans. Not what you would expect from a club site. There is also some sort of kennels closeby as there was lots of loud dog barking throughout the day and night. The grass was quite long and clearly hadn't been cut for some time. On a good note the toilets and showers were very clean and well maintained. The stand in staff were very pleasant but were clearly not caravaners themselves and weren't aware of the club standards (not their fault). We would not recommend this site and will not be returning.

I have read the other reviews and viewed the pictures of the site off the club website and it was clearly a different place last year. I understand that they do have a staffing issue at the moment and have remapped the pitches. They've squeezed too many pitches in and it isn't as spacious as the photos depict. It would be advantageous if the Caravan and Motorhome Club undertook a spot check of this site. 

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Telephone:
01673 842307
Email:
caravansite@thejockeyclub.co.uk

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