Places you can walk to from our parks

Finding out what’s within walking distance can be a big part of choosing which of our adult only touring parks to visit. For many guests, having the time to walk to places is one of the best things about being on holiday, especially if you have furry family members with you.

If you have a motorhome you might want to be able to walk to the shops or places to eat. Alternatively you may prefer to simply take a break from the stress of driving and finding parking in an unfamiliar place, or would like to have a few drinks while you’re out. So to help you plan your next trips, here’s a quick guide to what you can find within walking distance.

We know that ‘walking distance’ means different things to different people, so we’ve focused mainly on places and amenities that can be reached within 40 minutes or so on foot (about 2 miles). We are listing the parks in the categories below from North to South.

Please bear in mind that many parks do have shops, food options and walks on site, please see our recent blog articles: Eating out at our touring parks and nearby and Making dogs welcome at Tranquil Parks.

 

Parks on the outskirts of cities and towns

  • York Caravan Park is located just 2 miles from York Minster, inside the City ring road. York Millennium Way is approximately 200 yards from the site entrance. It’s a circular walk around the outskirts of this historic city, visiting some of the highlights of the area as the route along its 23 mile route. These include lovely riverside stretches along the Rivers Ouse and Foss with splendid views of the countryside surrounding York.
  • Just a mile from the historic market town of Caistor, near the Lincolnshire Wolds, isWolds View Country Park. Caistor has plenty of shops and places to eat nearby, from country pugs to takeaways. The Viking Way long distance walking route runs through the town, and there are bus connections to Market Rasen, Lincoln Grimsby and Cleethorpes.
  • Two Mills Touring Park is 1 mile away from North Walsham, a vibrant market town in Norfolk, and there’s a footpath into town from the park. Here you can find plenty of shops and places to eat.
  • Red Kite Touring Park in Powys is a mile from the market town of Llanidloes. With its relaxed atmosphere and abundance of shops and places to eat, it’s a great place to while away a day.
  • Briarfields Motel and Touring Park is roughly 2.5 miles from the centre of Cheltenham. The park is within easy reach of the new cycle route/path between Cheltenham and Gloucester, and there’s a good bus service between the towns. There are cafes, pubs and shops within walking distance and the park has good information on routes from the park, as well as country routes shown below.
    Wells Trouing Park is 1.5 miles from the centre of Wells. This small, historic city has a beautiful Cathedral and Birshop’s Palace, plus numerous pubs, cafes, takeaways and a farmers market.
  • From the Old Oaks Touring Camping & Glamping Park it’s ¾ mile to the base of the mythical Glastonbury Tor, or a 2-mile round trip including the Tor. From the top you can enjoy great views and read about the famous tower. It’s about a mile from Tor to the centre of Glastonbury, with points of interest such as Chalice Well along the way.
  • Greenacres Touring Park is just outside Wellington in Somerset. There are several local amenities within easy walking distance, including a small supermarket, a camping and leisure shop, a garden centre and a friendly local pub.
  • You can walk to the town of Kingsbridge in Devon from Parkland Caravan, Camping & Glamping Site in Devon (dog free park). It’s about 1.5 miles and part of the walk is by footpath. The town has many independent stores, pubs, takeaways and cafes.

 

Parks located in or close to vibrant villages with amenities

  • Overbrook Caravan Park in North Yorkshire is fortunate to have a lot of great walking in the local area. The village of Thornton le Dale has excellent amenities including two pubs (serving food), restaurants, newsagents, tea rooms, a pharmacy, small convenience store and takeaway, only a 10 minute walk away.
  • Blue Rose Country Park in the East Riding of Yorkshire is located between two small villages, Brandesburton and Leven, just under and just over a mile, respectively, where you can find shops as well as excellent pub grub, Chinese takeaways, and fish and chips.
  • Brookside Country Park in Lincolnshire is 800 yards from the fillage of Buton-on Stather, which has a shop and the Sheffield Arms pub. There’s a riverside garden at The Ferry House Inn, just 350 yards from the park.
  • Delph Bank Touring Park in Lincolnshire is on the outskirts of Fleet Hargate in the heart of the Licolnshire fens. In addition to a Chinese restaurant close to the park, the village has a pub, tea rooms, restaurant and farm shop all within easy walking distance. There are more shops and places to eat in Long Sutton and Holbeach, about 2-3 miles away.
  • Keal Lodge Caravan Park is 1 mile from Market Deeping in Lincolnshire. The village has a market plus shops, places to eat, swimming pool, leisure centre, nature walks, golf and fishing. There’s also an antiques and Craft Centre which holds workshops. A popular walk is along the riverbank to Deeping St James which also has places to eat and points of interest.
  • From Somers Wood Caravan Park in Warwickshire it’s a short walk to the Stonebridge Golf Club, where visitors are welcome all year round and where the clubhouse serves food every day (dogs allowed). The park is a mile outside the village of Meriden, once thought to be the geographical centre of England. It has pubs with restaurants, take aways shops and a pharmacy. Check out the park’s website for a circular route to town and back along footpaths. More on country walks below.
  • Run Cottage Touring Park in Suffolk is on the edge of the village of Hollesley, which has shops and amenities The local pub, the Shepherd and Dog, is dog friendly and just 600 yards from the site. The village also has a local store with post office and garage, and the Suffolk Punch (heavy horse) Trust is based here.
  • South Wales Touring Park at Llwynifan Farm is half a mile from the centre of Llangennech village, where you will find a Co-Op, butcher, garage and takeaway. There are several award winning pubs withing a 15 minute walk, including The Bridge and Tafarn Morlais.
  • Bath Chew Valley Caravn Park is only 250 metres from the local village of Bishop Sutton which has a village shop and an excellent pub, the Red Lion. You can also walk to Chew Valley Lake – see country walks below.
  • From Moor View Touring Park in Devon you can walk to the local village of California Cross in just a few minutes. It has a traditional local pub, the California Country Inn, and a petrol station with a shop.
  • There is a path from Killiwerris Touring Park in Cornwall that mleads to a network of local bridleways and the village of Chacewater about a mile away which has several pubs.

 

Parks near country walks, beaches and birdwatching sites

  • From Overbrook Caravan Park in Yorkshire you can walk to Dalby Forest which has numerous great walking trails, and the nearby North York Moors and Cleveland Way to explore. d
  • Cherry Tree Springs Touring Park near Sutton on Sea, Lincolnshire is only 15 minutes walk away from a large dog friendly beach.
  • The Peak District is renowned for its scenic walking and hiking routes. Although many of the popular walks are a short drive from Longnor Wood Holiday Park, you can walk to Longnor Village, where there are a number of walks.
  • From Tyddyn Du Touring Park near Conwy, you can walk to the award winning Penmaenmawr Beach – one of the finest in North Walesn – in about 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Directly behind Yr Helig / The Willows Caravan and Camping Park is a National Trust owned area with a small tower, Foel Twr known as ‘the jam pot’. Previously a windmill, the site now provides breathtaking views across the Llŷn Peninsula and access to more walking routes..
  • There are miles of public footpaths directly from Fields End Water Caravan Park, Lodges & Fishery in Cambridgeshire from which to explore the Fens.
  • From Somers Wood Caravan Park there’s a country walk to Meriden village just over a mile away. From Meriden you can get onto the Heart of England Way, a 100-mile route connecting Staffordshire with the Cotswolds.
  • You can walk for miles along the Suffolk coast from Run Cottage Touring Park, which is about 2 miles from the sea.
  • Briarfields Touring Park has instructions for 8 tried and tested walks from the site. They include circular walks and routes through fields and woods as well as walks to cafes and pubs.
  • Three Castles Country Caravan Park in Monmouthshire is close to the Three Castles Walk, a 19-mile circular route. It’s less than a miles to the closest castle at Skenfrith, where the village also has a restaurant at the Bell Inn.
  • The recently improved footpaths and cycle paths around Chew Valley lake are just 800 metres from Bath Chew Valley Caravan Park. These not only provide easy, accessible walks, but there are excellent cafes en route as well.
  • The team at Old Oaks Touring Camping & Glamping Park in Somerset have published several tried and tested local walks on their website. These take you through the local countryside as well as to the Tor and into Glastonbury.
  • Hallsdown Farm Touring Park in North Devon is just over half a mile from Wistlandpound reservoir on the edge of Exmoor National Park. This is a tranquil setting for woodland walks and accessible paths and there’s a bird hide for spotting wildfowl and wading birds.
  • There are many lovely Somerset walks around Waterrow Touring Park, which is on the West Deane Way, a 45 mile circular footpath from Taunton. Circular walks from the park range from half an hour to a full day and you can buy a book from the park book with them all in.
  • You can explore some of the Powys/Shropshire border countryside from Daisy Bank Caravan Park by foot. There is a circular walk to historic Hyssington with views of the Shropshire Hills and many more walks a short drive away.
  • You can ask the staff at New Lodge Farm in Northamptonshire for information and directions on local walks. The local village, Bulwick, has a shop and pub and is less than a mile away.
  • Exe Valley Caravan Site in Somerset is on the outskirts of the village of Bridgetown near Dulverton in Somerset. There are several country walks of varying lengths starting near the park entrance which you can find on the park’s information page.
  • In addition to the large onsite extensive woodlands at Back of Beyond Touring Camping & Glamping Park, Dorset, where dogs can explore off-lead, you can also walk to Avon Heath Country Park, Hurn Forest and the Castleman Trailway (disused railway line) from the park.
  • From Trethem Mill Touring Park in Cornwall you can walk to the local village and boatyard at St Just in Roseland, about 1.5 miles away. The village is known for the church, but does not have a shop or pub.

 

Parks with a pub, an attraction or a place to eat nearby

  • Close to the Scottish border in Northumberland, the Chain Bridge Honey Farm visitor centre is just down the road from Chain Bridge Touring Park, near Berwick upon Tweed in Northumberland. Here you can find out about the extraordinary work of bees and find numerous products made from honey or beeswax. You can watch a live colony see local exhibits, a pollinators’ garden or have tea in the double decker Cafe Bus.
  • Green Acres Caravan Park near Carlisle in Cumbria has the Houghton Hall Garden Centre just 1.3 miles away. This centre has a restaurant which serves breakfast until 11.30 am and chef’s specials from 12 noon to 3pm.
  • York Naburn Lock Caravan Park is a short walk from the Victorian Locks, great for walking, dog walking, fishing and soaking up the local heritage. There are boat trips, picnic spots and trails as well as the Waterfront Cafe. The park’s local pub is the Blacksmith’s Arms and there’s a well-stocked shop on site.
  • Lamb Cottage Caravan Park in Cheshire has a local country pub a 15-20 minute walk away. The Plough Inn at Whitegate near Northwich in the Vale Royal area of Cheshire, has a great menu and welcomes dogs.
  • From Longnor Wood Holiday Park in the Peak District you can walk into Longnor Village within an hour (ask the wardens for a map from Reception). The village pub, Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Inn, has reopened following refurbishment. It’s open 7 days a week and serves food.
  • There are 2 pubs within walking distance from Grooby’s Pit in Lincolnshire: The Barkham Arms (just over a mile) and The Holly Tree (about a 5 minute walk). Quincey’s Pumping Station on the Steeping River is also within walking distance, while the village of Wainfleet, with its brewery, pubs, shops, takeaways and amenities is 2 miles away.
  • Tyddyn Du Touring Park in North Wales has a country pub, The Gladstone, nearby – less than 5 minutes walk away.
  • Eye Kettleby Lakes, Leicestershire, has a walk from the site to a local pub called The Royal Oak (roughly 2 miles) which serves food throughout the day and evening. Collect a 10% discount voucher from Reception. En route is March House Farm Shop with its excellent meats and cheeses. Guests also walk into Melton Mowbray (about 3 miles from the site) and visit Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe for a famous pork pie and some stilton cheese.
  • You can walk to 2 award winning pubs from Stretton Lakes Touring Park in Rutland. The Jackson Stops Country Inn in Stretton, offering ‘beautiful food in a relaxed setting’ (just over a mile away), and The Olive Branch in Clipsham village (1.3 miles) which specialises in inspired dishes from home-grown and locally sourced produce.
  • Hallsdown Farm Touring Park in North Devon has an excellent farm shop about ½ mile away. Keep going for about 30 minutes and you can reach the National Trust property, Arlington Court and Carriage Museum which has a cafe/tea room.
  • Waterrow Touring Park in Somerset has the Rock Inn gastro pub just over 500 yards away.
  • Back of Beyond Touring Camping & Glamping Park in Dorset has The Woodman pub and the St Leonard’s Hotel within walking distance.
  • At Cardinney Camping Park in Cornwall the local pub, the Buryan Inn, is a 30 minute walk from the site. It has a friendly atmosphere and great food.

 

For information on public transport links from the parks, see or article Leave your wheels at the park.