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Sunny hot weekend

First time on this CL although we had some knowledge of the locality from a stay at the Houghton Mill campsite when it was operated by the Club. The CL is huge and even with 5 vans on site there is plenty of space and you can pitch well away from your neighbour. There are 5 EHU points arranged around the outside of this well mown grass field., three on one side where there is a line of fruit trees and two on the opposite side. Only the length of your EHU lead will limit where you can pitch. One side of the field is more level than the other, but we had no trouble levelling up on the uneven side using the lie of the land to do so. Wherever you pitch there are open views across the fields and the spire of the Hemingford Abbots church is clearly visible about ¾ of a mile walk away. Here you can get access to the banks of River Great Ouse, visit the local pub, the Axe and Compass and admire the upmarket housing, many of which have thatched roofs. The river side town of St Ives is an easy 3-1/2 mile bike ride away or ¾ mile less if you want to walk the footpath route alongside the river. A 1-3/4 mile walk or bike ride across the Hemingford meadow will take you to Houghton which has a couple of pubs, cafés and a general store along with the National Trust’s watermill and campsite. A great site in a great location in our view.

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peedee replied on 13/08/2020 10:32

Posted on 13/08/2020 10:32

Note the new A14 opened this year and is now 1.76 miles south of the site and what little traffic noise there now is local from the old A14 which has been re-numbered the A1307. This may also mean many sat navs may not give the correct directions to site, Follow the site directions not the sat navs.