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Yarwell Mill Camping & Touring Park
Mill Road
Cambridgeshire   (Browse area)
Tel: 01780 782344
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Pitches: 150
Open: 01/01/2021 to 31/12/2021

Rating: Average Review Score: 7/10 from 47 Reviews
                7/10 from 47 Reviews

 Tent Pitches   Caravan Pitches   Motorhome Pitches   No Glamping Units 
 No Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   Seasonal Pitches   No Caravan Storage 
 Electric Hookups   No Hardstandings   Fully Serviced Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point   No Wifi Access 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway On Site 
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing On Site   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   No Cycle Hire   No Golf   No Tennis 
 No Beach   No Watersports   Boat Launch / Mooring On Site 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Riverside Pitches   Public Transport <1 mile  Offroad Dog Walk On Site or Direct Access 

Reviews:  47 in total, now showing 1 to 10                 Previous 10          Next 10
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Date of Visit: August 2020 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Family with young children
Reviewer: Cris1973 1 review from this member

 Stayed here for 3 nights, original pitch was non electric but managed to get an upgrade to electric pitch as someone had cancelled, staff was very helpful and pleasant.

Friday night there was a Pizza van arrived on site, Saturday was Fish & Chip van, all very pleasent and helpful. Also if you have dog there is also a mobile pooch grooming van that attends site.

We pitched in a huge field and wasn't too close to neighbouring tents, there was some noise from the building work going on where they are putting in new mobile home pitches but didn't go on late or started too early.

Shower block and toilets would have been spotless but we stayed where there 2 days of heavy rain so understandable the floors were a little mucky and wet but they were cleaned regularly and hand sanitiser dispenser on entrance to toilet/shower block.

Washing up unit was covered with hot and cold running water for washing pots and pans.

Plenty of nice walks around the site and if like us took our own kayaks there is a good launch spot on site with a pleasent paddle up the River Nene. There is a watersport centre near the site but didn't use so unable to commen on this.

There is a small village just outside the site with small convenience store, also major supermakets are about 10/15min drive away.

All in all a very pleasant enjoyable site and will be returning for sure (hopefully not in the downpour season) 

Date of Visit: August 2020 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Young couple
Reviewer: HappyVanUK 2 reviews from this member

 We stayed here for two nights, Friday to Sunday. We were quite surprised that you cant get in outside office hours so have to be checked in before 5pm, so be aware of this as arriving after work on a Friday evening is not an option here.

Upon arrival we were given a map of where to go to our pitch. The other side of the map was just a list of rules. Although rules are important, maybe a bit more information about the site and surroundings would be the better option. It came across quite strict.

We found our pitch in 'Meadowfields'. We were hugely looking forward to this weekend as I used to come as a child and loved it. A weekend by the river! What could be better. Unfortunately, the river spots seem to be taken by the seasonal pitchers so we had the view of the building site. New park homes are being built around the lake and this is definitely the Parks priority.

The toilet block was open but we did not use it so cannot comment. There is some nice walks about the area, including Yarwell train station, where steam trains come. The local village of Nassington has a shop, with a chatty owner, a really great guy.

The pitches also seem quite small. We felt a bit like sardines, rammed in between two tent outfits. We were also surprised to hear the thunderous noise of the JCB on Saturday morning. We were not told about this building work and had we been, we would have thought twice about going. You also have to pay £10 refundable deposit for the main barrier if you want to get in and out of the park after 5pm. Overall, very disappointed.

The priority is the park homes and campers have been moved into a field to look at the view of the diggers. A real shame as the lock and river give a great first impression as you drive in, but its all down hill from there. W

E didn't even get asked if we enjoyed our stay on leaving when we collected our barrier card deposit. We wont be back in a hurry. 

Date of Visit: May 2019 Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Jennycolin 4 reviews from this member

 What a gem! We will definitely return. The site was very quiet as it was mid-week. We loved the local area, great walk to the river and enjoyed watching narrowboats going through the lock. We explored the steam railway stations in the area and were lucky enough to see an engine under full steam, which was a thrill.

The Canada geese on site had babies, which was lovely.

The facilities were fine, always nice to see heaters in a shower room, plus its own toilet and basin, much appreciated. The building work we had read about was still going on but it didn't bother us, and the surrounding countryside is lovely.

One of the nicer sites we have visited. 

Date of Visit: October 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Freckles63 61 reviews from this member

 Stayed for 3 nights in the October half term £22. 00 with EHU. We were pitched on 'Meadowfields' (No6)this was after starting to set up on No10 but then discovering the electric unit for pitches 9+10 wasn't working, even though apparently it had been reported!

The gap between pitches 8+9 was being used as a through road by the contractors/ electric buggies to get to the back of the field where an unsightly rubbish dump was ever growing. This was reported, apparently passed on but it continued the whole time we were there.

The nearest pub that also happens to have good food is The Angel in Yarwell village, a short walk out of site and turn right, we were lucky enough to be there for their monthly music quiz on the Thursday night and had a great evening.

There are 2 more pubs and a shop in the other direction in Nassington village, the first pub is a hotel The Queens Head and the 2nd pub is at furthest end of village The Black Horse.

You can get to the 'Yarwell' station of the Nene Valley railway by walking through the gate by the lock on site, well worth the walk just to see the trains even if you don't want to travel.

We visited Peterborough to see the Cathedral, not much else there other than the normal shops, there isn't a park and ride.

We also visited Sibson airfield a couple miles away to see the parachutists, although you can see them clearly from the site as we did on the Friday.

As already said in previous reviews there is a lot of building work and contractors at the site all week, there will be a lot of residential lodges once finished. There are also a lot of seasonal and yearly caravans sited along the river edge.

I know it is the end of the season but we got the feeling that the reception really need to clue up on the camping side of things, loosing our booking to begin with, then allowing us to pitch on a site that had no electric working. 

Date of Visit: September 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Endoshot 2 reviews from this member

 Use this site at your peril. It is a very noisy muddy building site 7 days a week starting 8 am every day and it's going to be that way for years while they phase out caravans for the luxury lodges. Take your wellies and ear plugs. Make sure you arrive nice and early because you can't get in outside of office hours. Lots of potential but very poorly run. 


Date of Visit: August 2017 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: H Family 5 reviews from this member

 We camped here with our 9 month old daughter for 1 night in August. We had a grass pitch with electric hook up. The camping field is huge and flat with tons of room in the centre for kids to play and not disturb other campers

The toilet and shower facilities were excellent

Nene Valley steam railway is only about a 10 minute walk away and you can access the platform for free (recommended)

It's also nice to watch boats coming through Yarwell lock in the grounds of the site

The site is child friendly and safe but doesn't have a playground (which would give it 10/10 for child friendliness)

The reception is a professional set up

The only downside was there was a bit of building work going on so some of the ground around the site was a bit boggy 

Date of Visit: August 2017 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Simplife 1 review from this member

 We thought this would be our ideal site, on a river, with three pubs within walking distance. Unfortunately for campers the new owners are concentrating on developing an estate of “park homes”. So this summer there is building work, noise, trenches dug across parts of the site, churned up roadways and heaps of earth and rubbish at one end of the site: well away from pitches, but unsightly.

All of the river and lakeside pitches appear to be occupied by permanent or seasonal caravans. There are about 20 EHU pitches for tourers.

There is a nice new facilities block with spacious individual bathrooms, each with a toilet, basin and excellent shower; there are also separate toilets.

But the washing up area is very poor: a shed with three sinks and drainers and only cold water. It was filthy when we visited. The rubbish area was overflowing, with piles of bags heaped outside the bins. There didn’t appear to be any laundry facilities.

The reception seems to be geared to selling homes. We had to check in by 4. 30 pm (on a Saturday) when the office closed. 

Date of Visit: May 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Catandbones01 4 reviews from this member

 One of our favourite sites - quiet peaceful great pub (the angel) in walking distamce that does good food and of your lucky live entertainment.

Surrounded by yhe river you can watch the boats come through the locks, launch your own canoe, fish the lake or just sit and chill.

Toilets and showers were brand new and still snagging but clean and plentiful, site is in the process of being rearranged to accommodate more permanent dwellings but there still plenty of room for all.

Only downside is you have to arrive by 5pm to book in and collect your gate pass. 

Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: JohnnyTwosheds 14 reviews from this member

 The site lived up to expectation from the description for views peace and scenery and the staff were pleasant and helpful though we only stayed one night.

My only disappointments were the lack of recycling facilities and that the showers/toilets were grubby and in need of a makeover. Though I was told that it had already been done! Do not misunderstand me. Everything else about the site was truly enjoyable but if the managers ensured that the toilets and showers were cleaned properly and they were kept in as good a state as the rest of the site then this would merit a 10/10.

I believe that there is a genuine wish by the owners for it to be a pristine, top site and, for very little further investment, it really could be just that.

All said, I would still return as the location is wonderful and at £25 for the night represents fair value. 

Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Tracy1962moss 8 reviews from this member

 We stayed for 7 nights and it was with trepidation I booked this site after reading some of the reviews but this is what I thought

On arrival we were directed to a lovely spot backing the pond, a nice flat grass pitch close to the entrance, toilets and showers.

The site is vast but very tranquil and beautiful. Delightful surroundings with the boats on the river and the lake and pond. My other half enjoyed fishing all three with moderate success, There are most definitely fish in all three including some big carp and tench in the lake and pike and perch in the pond and river. He never had problems accessing any of them to fish although some swims obviously belonged to private vans others were always available.

The toilets and showers were always clean and there was no charge to use them. They were not push button so ran as long as desired and they were adjustable, a godsend for shorter people. There was also an undercover wash up area with piping hot water.

It was a ten minute walk to three pubs, we visited the Angle Inn (turn right out of the campsite]and loved It so much we never made it to the other pubs! Very welcoming and friendly and very dog friendly. Lovely garden, lovely food and a huge range of still ciders. The locals were welcoming and entertaining and during out stay they had karaoke, Morris dancers, quizzes, and open mic night.

A ten minute walk to yarwell station for the steam train(through the campsite by the dog walking field and not accessible by car] at about £15 per head for a rover ticket(only type available]. We went to Peterborough, but beware, not all trains return to Yarwell, some terminate at Wansford so we had to walk the final leg of the journey as there are no busses, cabs etc. So plan your journey and check your train times. Lovely train though and it had a buffet car.

The staff were all friendly and helpful in particular John who went that extra mile when our lab got herself stuck in the river. Thanks John. And Howard who gave some good advice on where to fish

Lots of lovely dog walks and also a designated dog walking field.

It had been mentioned that the bridge at the entrance is a bit tight for acaravan but I never noticed anyone struggle and I saw a fire engine cross it so it cant be that narrow.

Check in is during office hours only after which time a barrier prevent access, once in possession of an entry card you can come and go as you please

We loved this site and I cant find a negative thing to say abut it! We will definitely return 

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