Wagtail Country Park

Cliff Lane, Marston, Lincolnshire, NG32 2HU

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Wagtail Country Park is situated in the peaceful and tranquil Lincolnshire countryside, with breath taking views and amazing sunsets. There are many local tourist attractions in the area including Belton House and Belvoir Castle which are both within a short drive. Together with the Cathedral City of Lincoln and the historic towns of Grantham and Newark, Wagtail Country Park has something to offer for everyone and is open all year round. This pretty site has achieved a David Bellamy Gold award and there is an abundance of wildlife and local countryside walks; you will see deer, hares, rabbits, owls, woodpecker, kingfisher and many varieties of birds including the Wagtail. The park also has two well stocked fishing lakes with a mixture of rudd, tench, roach, carp barble and more. The site has large hard standing pitches, all 10 metres x 10 metres with 16amp electric hook up and screened with shrubs and borders for added privacy, thus creating a spacious feeling. Two shower blocks, one with wet rooms available. Beauty room on site. Dogs are very welcome and will enjoy local nearby walks in the beautiful countryside, and shorter wildlife walks on site around our circular perimeter. Wi-Fi is free (guests can have multiple devices connected).

Things to do on site ...

  • Fishing

Facilities on site ...

  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk from site
  • Dog walk on site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Gas
  • Laundry facilities
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: good
  • Wi-Fi

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Walking notes:

Enjoy the 4km Beanholme Walk taking approx 1 hour to complete, the 8km Witham Walk taking approx 2.5 hours to complete or the 11km Foston Beck Walk taking approx 3.5 hours to complete.

Supermarket notes:

There are supermarkets in Grantham, 5 miles away.

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Directions

From the north on the A1: turn left to Barkston and Marston and then turn right for Barkston onto Green Lane. Follow the road until you see Cliff Lane, continue through until you see the Wagtail Country Park sign (after Wagtail Fisheries sign) the site entrance is on the left.

From the south on the A1: turn right to Barston and Marston (please note: this involves crossing oncoming traffic on the A1) and then turn right for Barkston onto Green Lane follow the road until you see Cliff Lane. Continue through until you see the Wagtail Country Park sign (after Wagtail Fisheries sign) - the entrance is on the left. As an alternative from the south (avoiding crossing the A1 traffic) - continue to the Long Bennington junction (over the flyover), go through Long Bennington and follow the signs for the A1 towards London. Back on the A1 follow the directions from the North.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
NG32 2HU
GPS:
Lat 52.960932 / Lon -0.664759
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OS field ref:
SK895413
OS map ref:
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Handbook map ref:
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Transport links

  • Car hire on site

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Last minute gem

Wagtail Country Park
This was a last minute booking to break our journey to Norfolk and what a pleasant surprise. A lovely site around fishing lakes immaculately maintained. Lovely dog walking areas, pristine facilities, nice people - staff and customers! Entertainment and bar facilities at weekends which we missed. Felt like a great site to chill out for a few days.

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Reviewed on 12/09/2021 19:57

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A lovely site in the countryside

Wagtail Country Park
I have just returned from 6 nights at Wagtail country park, from the moment I pulled up at reception I was made to feel welcome. As my husband wasn't staying the full 6 nights with myself and my daughter I was driving his car whilst he was towing the van. Whilst waiting for him to arrive the lovely lady on reception made me a cup of tea and I sat on the bench in the sunshine and waited - best welcome on a campsite ever! The pitches were lovely and big and well spaced out and nicely divided with laurel hedges, the fishing lake was well landscaped with various seating areas dotted around and whilst I'm not into fishing it was lovely to watch the fishermen sitting and waiting for the elusive catch. The elevated dog walk was lovely and gave a lovely view across the countryside in one direction and the campsite in the other- the sunsets were amazing almost every night. The weather was amazing for our week away and I could have happily stayed on site everyday. We visited Grantham and had a walk around the shops and down the lovely quaint back streets, visiting the church and the grave yard to try to find the oldest gravestone - a game we play with our daughter. We visited Belton House - booking your ticket in advance is essential- and spent the day walking through the formal gardens and through the park land to see the herd of deer. We also visited Stamford on Friday - market day, a very good one at that, the town has some gorgeous independent shops as well as the usual high street offerings. The only tricky issue was if coming North on the A1 you had to cross over the oncoming traffic to get back onto the road to the campsite, it would be worth travelling up an extra junction on the A1 and getting onto the southbound carriageway and then just turning off onto the approach road. We will definitely return to the campsite and hope the kettle is boiling and the sun is shining next time as well.

CarmelB

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Reviewed on 10/06/2021 12:10

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not so idyllic

Wagtail Country Park
Arrived for a weeks holiday at what we were told was a quiet, idyllic site only to find fishermen using our pitch as a shortcut to the loo and dogs incessantly barking. There were a few simple site rules which were not adhered to, neither were they enforced by staff. Facilities good but too few. The approach lanes are single track, which is why we presume one should leave the site by 11am and arrive not before 1pm but this doesn't happen, thus creating problems with caravans and motorhomes attempting to travel both ways on the single track approach lanes. Staff are polite but insincere.Not a great experience in our opinion.

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Reviewed on 06/06/2021 14:41

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Lovely friendly site

Wagtail Country Park
Just spent three nights at this site. The pitches are massive and all hard standing, we had one overlooking the lake. The ducks come for food (purchase for £1.00 at reception), and kept our husky entertained on the few occasions he was tied up outside. The facilities are very clean and staff very friendly and helpful. Will definitely return.

Shasta

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Reviewed on 30/01/2020 10:30

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Decent site but a bit isolated

Wagtail Country Park
This is a good site with large flat pitches. Actually, the pitches are huge compared to the standard CAMC sites and are generally separated by hedges. The site is approached via the A1 (those coming from the South can play Russian Roulette by turning across the traffic or go beyond the turning for 2 miles and come down to make an easier turn into the lane). Once off the A1, the roads get quite narrow and the last lane to the site has passing places but the road surface is pretty poor & you'll not like putting your wheels at the mercy of the ruts at the edge of the track. This is especially important as the site had at least one 'monster' rig in place - I wouldn't want to meet it coming the other way. The site is set in an agricultural area and everything thing around seems to be very, very flat. Entrance to the site is signposted and easy to find. The staff were very welcoming and you are allocated a pitch on arrival (there are surcharges for lakeside pitches etc). There is some background noise from the A1 (which is quite close to the site) but nothing too bad. The lure of the site seems to be fishing and there are 2-3 large lakes on site. You'll have to drive anywhere for anything, but if you are looking for a meal The Stag at Barkton is excellent (dog-friendly in the bar area - book ahead). The site is open all year but I'd imagine it'll be pretty raw in the winter months. Facilities are good, perhaps better than some CAMC sites but there is a lack of refuse bins across the site.. .don't ask me why.. So nothing wrong with this site at all but there again if you are not into fishing there may be more 'connected' sites to stay at.

Huw Edwards

Reviewed on 06/09/2019 22:22

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Site contact details

Telephone:
0781 448 1088
Email:
info@wagtailcountrypark.co.uk