Conkers, National Forest

Camping and Caravanning Club Site
from £7.15 to £12.15 Per person/night
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Overview

  • A popular site for families

    Great site for families

  • A great site for cycling

    Top site for cycling

Camp in the heart of the National Forest with walking and cycling from site.

The National Forest covers 200 squares miles, embracing some of Staffordshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire. It’s a place to enjoy a variety of activities from forest walks and gentle cycling to horse riding and fishing. It also encompasses numerous attractions from Calke Abbey, the National Brewery Centre, National Memorial Arboretum and right at its heart, Conkers visitor centre offering a Discovery Centre, sculpture trail and an assault course for teenagers. It’s next door to this award-winning attraction that you’ll find our popular Conkers Club campsite.

This well thought out campsite has hardstanding pitches off a large roundabout and plenty of grass pitches for tent campers. The all year round site offers full facilities and has a separate ball game area and an overnight car park. There is an on-site dog walk and plenty of walking and cycling opportunities direct from the campsite including the Ashby World Heritage Trail – a three and a half mile route following the old Ashby and Nuneaton Joint Railway.

Worth Noting

Rock pegs required on hardstandings. Show your Club membership card at conkers Visitor Centre to obtain discounted admission.

WiFi

100% coverage cannot be guaranteed due to rural location, weather conditions and changing flora. These can cause variable signal strength. Hotspots are available. Prices.

Eat Local

Ashby-de-la-Zouch hosts a farmers’ market on the third Saturday of the month.

Facilities

Conkers, National Forest has the following facilities on or around the site.

  • Members' and non-members' caravans welcome

    Members' and non-members' caravans welcome

  • Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome

    Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome

  • Hardstanding with electric hook-up

  • Seasonal Pitches

  • Flushing toilet

  • Washbasins

  • Dedicated accessible facilities

  • Chemical toilet disposal point

  • Motorhome stop-off

  • Dishwashing facilities

  • Childrens play area

  • Gas cylinders

  • Pets welcome

  • Electric hook-up

  • Grass only pitch for larger tents

  • Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome

    Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome

  • Members' and non-members' tents welcome

    Members' and non-members' tents welcome

  • Grass pitch with electric hook-up

  • Grass only pitch (no electric)

  • Showers

  • Electric shaver sockets

  • Family shower room

  • Drinking water taps

  • Washing Machines

  • Ice pack freezing

  • Ball games

  • Payphone

  • Designated dog walk

  • Club Site Wi-fi

  • Grass pitch with electric hook-up for larger tents

Reviews

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4

Just me and the dog.

This review is for Conkers, National Forest

Just me and the dog. Had some nice walks through the woods and along the canal to Moira furnace. Bit of a walk to the local pubs, so we spent a nice time sat in the sun out front of the Y.H.A. The little site shop had fresh frozen bread which was handy for me as it is a half hour walk to the co-op.I feel that the area is slowly recovering from the demise of the mining industry and that tourism will grow with the forest.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 2
  • Facilities: 5
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4.3

Lovely welcome by the wardens and we were placed as requested next to our camping friends.

This review is for Conkers, National Forest

Lovely welcome by the wardens and we were placed as requested next to our camping friends. The music from Conkers was not offensive and finished by 10pm. The YHA lodge just nearby was fantastic place to visit to have coffee, food , ice creams and space to sit. Yes, you have to wait to be able to wash dishes at busy times but that's ok.

  • Towing: Moderate
  • Location: Secluded
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 4
  • Facilities: 4
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4.7

This was our first camping trip together as a family. Brand new tent and equipment etc.

This review is for Conkers, National Forest

This was our first camping trip together as a family. Brand new tent and equipment etc. the site was clean and tidy, the facilities are well maintained (although lacking recycling). we only stayed for 1 night but our 3 year old really enjoyed it, especially being next door to the Conkers park which has loads to go for kids! we also snagged some local GeoCaches for those of you are into it!

  • Location: Town,Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Active break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
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4

On Arrival I was not even asked where I would like to go, I grant you the site was pretty full...

This review is for Conkers, National Forest

On Arrival I was not even asked where I would like to go, I grant you the site was pretty full but if they had said it would have been accepted. The Toilet block has combination locks but are not used, The Gents door was held open for all to see, the rubbish bins fill quickly, most places have bins for recycle but not here, Had I known Conkers had music on I would not have come at all, so be warned, on the Plus side Plenty of places to ride a bike or walk the Dogs and the kids can play which is good for all. So if Music and open space this is the place to come but not for me.

  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Groups,Active break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 4
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 3

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: Approx 1 mile from site entrance

Nearest train station: Burton on Trent - 7 miles

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