Stamford Club Campsite

Fineshade, Stamford, Lincolnshire, NN17 3BB

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Motorhomes
  • Peaceful stays
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Secure your 2024 or 2025 holiday with only a £5 deposit* when you book by 30 September 2024!

Stamford Club Campsite is set in a tranquil, open meadowland location surrounded by attractive woodland. The campsite is a superb place for leisurely wanderings in lovely landscapes; birds, deer and a profusion of wild flowers will delight the senses. Within a short distance from the campsite you have the town of Stamford - one of the most perfectly preserved stone towns in England, it has a rich history and boasts many historic medieval buildings (BBC's Middlemarch was filmed here).

Also within easy access from Stamford Club Campsite, you can opt for a romantic cruise on the Rutland Belle or enjoy a scenic walk along the 27 miles of Rutland Water shoreline. There are cycling paths and forest walks conveniently leading from the campsite entrance and for garden lovers, Geoff Hamilton's horticultural legacy - Barnsdale Gardens at Oakham - are superb. Tucked away in the woods is a wildlife hide, ideal for watching birds, insects and other wildlife such as deer.

Please note: this site does not have a toilet block. Reception at this site closes at 6pm - latest arrival time is 8pm. Members will need to provide their registration number on arrival at the site for the Forestry Commission's ANPR system.

Additional ways to stay:

Seasonal pitches - rent one of our pitches on a long term basis. Visit camc.com/seasonals.

To contact the campsite directly, please call 01780 444617.

Nearest alternative campsites: Ferry Meadows Club Campsite, Rutland Caravan and Camping Site, Grafham Water Club Campsite and Fields End Water Caravan Park and Fishery.

*Book any pitch, at any UK Club campsite for any date and duration with only a £5 fully refundable deposit plus FREE cancellations and FREE amendments up to 21 days before arrival. Applies to any non-promotional booking.

Things to do on site ...

  • Bike hire

Facilities on site ...

  • Dog walk from site
  • Electric hook-up
  • Gas
  • Motorhome service point
  • TV reception: fair
  • Wi-Fi

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Walking notes:

The site is surrounded by woodland, in which there are many walks and cycle tracks. A bridleway through the forest will take you to the village of King's Cliffe (approximately 45 minutes walk), which has a pub, shop and post office.

Check out the huge range of free pre-mapped walks and hikes near our campsites at Outdooractive's website. You can download the free Outdooractive app and member's can save €10 on an Outdooractive Pro or Pro+ annual subscription.

Supermarket notes:

The nearest shop is in the village of King’s Cliffe, about 4 miles away. Supermarkets are 9 miles at Stamford and Corby.

Great savings on days out

Offers available to Club members

Offer image for: Specialized Rutland Water - 10% discount
Offer image for: Rutland Cycling Whitwell - 10% discount
Offer image for: Barnsdale Gardens - Two for one
Offer image for: Young Driver - Peterborough East of England Arena - 20% discount
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Directions

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From South: turn right off A43 (Kettering - Stamford) 7.5 miles past roundabout (junction A427 Corby) at the signpost to Fineshade, Top Lodge. Within 0.5 miles (50 yards after crossing the old railway bridge) bear left in front of the Forestry Commission Visitor Centre into the site. From North: turn left off A43 (Kettering - Stamford) 2 miles past roundabout (junction A47) at the signpost to Fineshade, Top Lodge; then as above.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
NN17 3BB
GPS:
Lat 52.57463 / Lon -0.55679
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OS field ref:
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OS map ref:
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Handbook map ref:
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Transport links

  • Buses go to: Call connect bus services available upon request
  • Car hire on site

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A lovely weekend staying at Stamford Club campsite

Stamford Club Campsite
Our first view at Stamford Club campsite. The single track road to the site as mentioned by others isn't a problem as there are plenty of passing places and although very bumpy isn't under the control of the site. Also a previously mentioned there's no toilet/shower block, however the forestry commission next door does have toilets so when you're all hitched up to leave and need that last minute visit before your journey home a quick 5 minute walk away there are public toilets - very handy. We received a very nice welcome from the warden who was on his own so was very busy but did a sterling job. We went and found our pitch and came back later and was able to have a little chat then and he gave us some local info on walking routes etc which was great. The pitches are slightly sloped so take some levellers. We were allowed to park nose in which was our preference as we wanted to look at the trees rather than our fellow campers so that was great. There's approx 80 pitches and although the site was busy the only noises to be heard were the red kites calling to each other overhead which was wonderful. Walking and cycling from the site was great. We did a couple of walks and cycled to Kings Cliffe which was a 5 mile round trip. Kings Cliffe has a bakers (not open Mondays), a pub and a Londis shop for provisions. We visited Stamford (a friend recommended Lamberts for breakfast/lunch and its lovely, its down Cheyne Lane) , Burghley House (free to park and walk the parkland and have a cuppa, charges for house and formal gardens), Kirby Hall, Lyddington Bede House and The Welland viaduct which is an absolute 100% must do if you like things like that... which we do. The site is so nicely placed, everything seemed to be within about 10 miles which is great. We would defintely go again.

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Reviewed on 27/03/2024 14:32

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Stamford Club Campsite
Lovely looking site, very clean and tidy. Good access and reasonable room for an 8m caravan. Staff really helpful and friendly. Only stayed one night transiting from a French trip but will be back.

MikeyC

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Reviewed on 28/08/2023 21:29

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A Lovely Peaceful & Quite Club Site

Stamford Club Campsite
This was our 1st visit to this club site and only 1-hour drive away, so our weekend stay was not eaten up with a long journey. It is a lovely peaceful and quiet site and has lovely paths for both dog walkers and cyclists within the Forestry Commission’s Fineshade wood next door, which has been well sign posted along the paths. We had our two eldest grandkids with us and they were never off their bike the whole weekend. We loved it so much we have already booked a pitch for a late summer return with three of our eldest grandkids joining us. The site was clean and tidy with the wardens both friendly and very informative. The site has no washroom facilities, but that just adds to the charm to the overall site. Some of the pitches have a distinct slope on them that would challenge even the best of your levelling devices. A visit into busy Stamford is well worth it, with plentiful shops and eaters available as are the historical house and castles within the area.

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Reviewed on 06/07/2023 10:20

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Stamford Club Campsite
Lovely site, very clean, quiet, relaxing. We stayed Sunday to Friday and loved it for the peace and quiet. Wardens were friendly and helpful and the site neat and tidy and doggy friendly. No loo's or showers, but that did not worry us. Approaching lane could be a problem with traffic in either direction, be prepared to reverse your caravan to a passing place The site has a cafe just around the corner and a little pet supplies shop too in what looks like converted farm buildings which was quite handy as the weather was very hot for our visit, and the ice cream was delicious !! Lots to do in surrounding area with wonderful villages/pubs/historic sites. We did the Land Rover experience full day and that was amazing. Disappointingly the Fineshade woodland tracks all appear to be have been made into hardstanding and I booked a horse ride in the forest which for an experienced rider was disappointing as the forestry people appear to have completely forgotten that horse traffic made tracks in ancient times and nowadays they cater only for bicycles. Perhaps they should specifically allocate some grassy tracks for horseriders and not bicycles to restore a balance. A trip on the Rutland Belle is a fun experience, although we did not have the time to do one of their specialist excursions. Make sure you go to the right place to embark, we accidentally missed it and had a hurried, but pleasant one mile walk around the lake to catch the boat. Certainly we would use this site again. Carolyn and Beau Hollingsworth

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Perfectly located site, very well kept.

Stamford Club Campsite
Stay: Sun 30 April - Sun 7 May 2023 Two adults, 1 dog Perfectly located site, very well kept. The Wardens were very friendly and helpful. It was the weekend of the Kings Coronation and they made a lovely effort to decorate and came round to each pitch with drinks (there were plans to meet up but it rained). There were no toilet/shower facilities (as advertised) but that wasn't an issue for us. There was a dog wash which was very useful. We enjoyed lots of circular walks of varying abilities directly from the site through Finshades Wood. One evening we walked through the woods to The Royal Oak, Duddington (40mins) and had a beautiful meal. Highly recommend! Another day we walked the longer trail to Kingscliffe where we had lunch at Crosskeys Inn, this was your 'typical pub grub'. The Forestry England Visitor Centre was just a stone throw away from the site where there was a lovely little café and pet shop. I believe there is usually bicycle hire from the Centre however, this was shut for refurbishment. We visited Rutland Water for the day (20min drive) for some more walking (note:dogs on lead) and enjoyed lunch at the Waterside Café before taking the boat from Normanton back to the car parked at Whitwell. There was plwnty more todo and I wish we'd have had more time. Overall we had a very pleasant and enjoyable stay and will more definitely be back.

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Reviewed on 09/05/2023 11:48

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Telephone:
01780 444617
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Before you travel

Ahead of your arrival onsite, please check our Before you travel webpage (camc.com/beforeyoutravel) for key information about roadworks or diversions and any site works that may be underway.

We'd really appreciate your support with a few things to help everyone have a safe and enjoyable stay. Please be mindful of site arrival times (as they do vary), keep children and pets close by and within sight, and ensure you keep your speed below 5mph. Thank you!