Clumber Park Caravan Club Site

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First Outing

Our trip to Clumber Park was our first outing in our caravan. From our novices stand point the site seemed to be excellent in terms of facilities, COVID precautions, maintenance etc. Inevitably as beginners we had occasion to seek some guidance from the site staff on a couple of occasions and the they could not have been more extremely friendly and approachable. We were most grateful for the assistance and support we were given. Thanks you. Phil and Chris
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Not particularly peaceful

We spent three nights here this week. Check-in took a while. We arrived on Monday about 2ish, nothing to do with Covid, just a lot of vans, and some people seeming to need masses of info on arrival. There didnt seem to be quite as many arrivals on other days, but I guess Friday would be busy. System was efficient, and staff pleasant. Facilities we used were clean, although sanitiser sometimes empty; we didnt use toilet blocks at all. There is a lot to do in the area, both from the site (walks into the woods/Clumber park) and nearby with Sherwood Forest visitor centre etc. We didnt find it particularly peaceful. The weather didnt encourage much sitting out, but to be honest, between the mowing (which is transitory and low level noise) and the dogs yapping and barking at anybody who went past we wouldnt want to. I would imagine at weekends and school holidays it would be really noisy. We did realise that the last time we went to a Club site was Thetford Forest (no toilet blocks, smaller site) about a year ago. We will certainly stay clear in future. I was also irritated that in No Mow May the grass was still being mown to within an inch of its life. I get that grass pitches need mowing, and possibly the strips in between the hardstandings, but there is plenty of other grass at this site, with daisies and dandelions flowering, that were cut off during our stay. It seemed no areas were left to grow long. Disappointing.
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Great Site in a brilliant location

What a great site! Large and open, even though its in a forest so lots of sun. Many walks in the forest around the site and 3 gates out of the site plus the main entrance. You can walk for miles. This is before you cross the road and enter Clumber Park the National Trust Site. Which is also huge and has many many paths. You can cycle along most the paths if you have anything other than a road bike and there are lots of quiet roads as well. BUT be careful, Clumber Park has/had a huge problem with robbery and you are recommended to lock your bikes up on the bike store which you can access with your gate card. We did this and it worked very well. COVID safety is much better than last year, you don't get a band instead there are bands outside the toilet block in milton which you use and replace when you use the facilities. Masks are compulsory and no showers at the moment. Everything cleaned very thoroughly so makes you feel better, but we used our onboard facilities so can't comment on the age of everything, although we did hear a rumour that the site is closing to be refurbished at some point next year. Only spent 2 nights here, but its clearly very popular as it was very busy. The site has very easy access straight off the A1, but far enough away to not have any road noise. Can't comment on any places to visit and we didn't feel the need to leave the site, but all in all and very good site which we would happily return to.

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First post lockdown site visit Clumber Park

This was our first visit to a site after lockdown so I was a little bit nervous. Check in was much improved on sites we visited last year. Clear guidance from the warden outside, only one person in the reception at a time. Surprised not to be give information on the system in place for the toilets but as we choose not to use them it wasn't an issue. Horrified to see the amount of ladies walking into the toilets with no masks on, not using the hand wash and not using the band system. The wardens were very good with cleaning and very cheerful when we saw them out and about on site. Lovely open site which surprised me I was expecting lots of shady pitches but instead we got a lovely open pitch in the sunshine. The forest walks are great with the dog and very easy to socially distance We didn't venture to the visitor centre as we are still avoiding crowds but gives us a great reason to return when things are a bit more normal and hopefully do the visitor centre then Very impressed with the site
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Glad to be back.

We stayed for four nights from the 12th April as soon as the site opened. Wardens coped wonderfully with a daily influx of 140 outfits. Interesting stay as the site power kept tripping out. not a problem for us as our 58 year old van was built on just gas and 12 volt and 240 volt is a luxury, but much more challenging for the wardens, one of whom, Andy, ended up staying up all night with the Site Electrical Services engineers. Medal as big as a dustbin lid for Andy please. In conversation with Andy it appears that the site is in seperate zones for power with each zone having about 150 amps available except the top of the site where the bigger zone has 300. The fact that about 490 amps were being drawn resulted in the outages. THIS WAS MAINLY DUE TO OUTFITS INSISTING ON HEATING AWNINGS FOR PETS AND WHEN NOT IN USE. THEY CONTINUED WITH THIS DESPITE A NOTICE GOING UP REQUESTING CURTAILMENT OF THIS PRACTICE. When we have toured around Europe we have frequently come across metered connections on pitches. It seems a bit unfair that we usually draw about 6 amps but pay the same flat rate as flats on wheels with electric everything going around overloading site supplies. Possibly time to consider metered connections when new sites are developed? Whilst I am griping about members behaviour I might as well mention how difficult some members find the current rubber band system in use in these unusual times. It is really taxing remembering to return the band all the way to the Milton bath outside the door!!!!! The site was wonderful as always with the Warden team cheerful and helpful I dont know where you find such lovely people Rant over. Now for Scotland on the 29th.

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Interesting peaceful clean

Title says it all really. Entrance to Clumber Park through the stone arch has a real wow factor. Site staff welcomed us with open arms and made us feel at home. The site is in woodland with alot of trees in and around the site, for us it gave an extra level of charm. The site is quite large with some pitches needing a fairly lengthly 5mph (or under) drive around site to reach. Our grass pitch was nice and firm (no sinking into the grass) and slightly sloping requiring ramps but nothing extreme. We arrived on 'Pizza night' but didn't take advantage, we were just too happy relaxing in the sunshine! Facilities were all incredibly clean and well maintained. Everything worked perfectly including the tv aerial plug in thingy - it saved the day for us! Location is excellent and felt quite rural with no road noise at all. Only minor gripe (not the sites fault) was that the Club Garmin sat-nav tried to take us on the wrong approach along a very small road with a closed gate blocking access. It took us a while to work out the correct access route but clearly we did work it out as we booked in! So book in here for a great site with character in a woodland setting with peace and quiet. P.S. this site felt very well organised for covid safety with hand sanitisers galore, rubber band system at toilets (no showers on this visit, closed due to covid restrictions) which is now standard across all club sites plus enhanced facility cleaning which we thank all staff members for doing so well.
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Often used by us as an overnight stop when travelling north or south. Well up to CC standards. Very lively during weekends and school holidays, great to see young people having fun but watch out for gangs on bikes and scooters. TIP: If visiting in the Autumn avoid pitching under one of the many horse chestnut trees unless you are a very heavy sleeper.

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Fantastic site in many ways

We had 3 nights here in September and had a wonderful time. The site is large & spacious with a good selection of pitches. The facilities are very good and always clean, as you would expect. There is an exceptionally good play park for the children in the centre of the site. The staff were very helpful and engaging. The location is perfect for walking and cycling in Clumber Park. Phone signals are extremely poor on the site and we had to walk for up to a mile to get a signal. The walk to Hardwick village and then around the Clumber Lake is well worth it with refreshments at the lake edge in Hardwick Village and half way around at the NT visitor centre.

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