First Place Winner Caravan Club CL of the Year. Voted ‘Best Small Site’ in the UK by readers of ‘Practical Caravan’ magazine for 3 years running. This family-run site was established in 1982 and is on a quiet field with easy access on a former farm. Our tranquil site is dog-friendly and enjoys panoramic views across a wide expanse of green gently rolling hills: on a clear day, we can see 9 counties. Ellesmere is a friendly quiet lakeside market town in North Shropshire, dating back to Saxon times. It has car parks, shops, pubs, restaurants, cafés, take-aways, tea shops and a launderette. A good base for a short stay or longer holiday: we are just 2 miles from North Wales and within about an hour you could be at one of four UNESCO World Heritage Sites or numerous castles, historic houses and National Trust properties. Our lane is on one of the main Land's End to John o'Groats cycle routes and Ellesmere is a lovely spot for country walks and bird-watching, especially around the Mer
Earliest arrival time : 12:00
Latest departure time : 12:00
+ Use eco-friendly toilet fluid (e.g. green Elsan). This can be purchased from the CL. + Maximum 2 dogs per outfit. + As a COVID precaution, we do not currently allow our guests to entertain day visitors.
Local Information Ellesmere is a friendly quiet lakeside market town in North Shropshire, that dates back to Saxon times. The market is on Tuesday, Ellesmere having been granted a market charter by King Henry the Third nearly 800 years ago in the year 1221. The town’s floral displays have won ‘Britain in Bloom’ prizes over several years. Ellesmere has car parks, shops, banks, pubs, restaurants, cafés and tea shops. Camping gas is available from the local petrol station or builders’ merchant. Don’t miss the bread and butter pudding at the local baker’s shop – Vermeulen’s Delicatessen. Search for a bargain at the massive Chirk Airfield car boot sale open every Sunday morning and on Bank Holiday Mondays. Nearby Chester and Shrewsbury also have lots of antique shops. Shropshire’s Lakelands and Canals The lakes (called ‘meres’) around Ellesmere have resulted in the area being called Shropshire’s lake-lands. They are famous for their water fowl, with nature trails to observe the bird life. Swans, geese, ducks, coots and herons are the most common. In addition to the canals, there are 9 named lakes in the area: The Mere, Blakemere, Colemere, Crose Mere, Hanmer Mere, Kettlemere, Newton Mere, Sweatmere and Whitemere. ‘The Mere’ is the biggest and is a few minutes’ walk from the middle of Ellesmere. Ellesmere is on the Shropshire Union Canal and has the Blackwater Meadow Marina for canal boats. We sometimes find that people stay at Birch Hill in order to meet friends on canal holidays. Due to Ellesmere’s one-way traffic system, we are probably the most convenient caravan site for the marina. Ellesmere has various events centred around the meres including festivals, the annual regatta and carnival. Shropshire Walking Holidays Ellesmere is a lovely place for quiet country walks and cycling. The canals are quiet and peaceful with an abundance of wildlife, especially for bird-watching. Local public footpaths are well maintained, following an extensive renewal of signposts, stiles and footbridges in recent years. Cycling around Ellesmere, Shropshire The Land’s End to John o’Groats ‘End-to-End’ bicycle route in the ‘Bike Britain’ cycle guide book goes past the end of our farm drive. We are within a short distance mile of National Cycle Network Route 455 (you can see former Route 31 from our farm). Cycling is allowed on the canal tow-paths but please note that not all towpaths are suitable for cycling. Birch Hill also provides convenient accommodation for visiting friends or relatives at the Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, or Derwen College both at Gobowen, about 8 miles away.
Colemere Countryside Heritage Site
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