Spotlight on: Delph Bank Touring Park
If you like to get off the beaten track and enjoy the serenity of open countryside as far as the eye can see, then the Lincolnshire Fens are the ideal location.
What’s more, because Delph Bank is an adults only site, it’s an oasis of tranquillity. The site itself is about as idyllic and picturesque as they come.
The owners are keen gardeners and it shows, as the site is immaculate with perfectly manicured pitches, complete with fairy light-adorned bushes come night-time. It’s also only a small campsite, so it remains delightfully peaceful and relaxing even when it’s fully booked, as it was the weekend that we stayed here.
Facilities-wise, it has everything you would expect from a Premier Park. You can choose from a range of grass and hardstanding pitches (all with 16A electric), and there are nine fully serviced pitches available, too. Next to reception is a heated amenity block complete with a self-contained disabled suite and kitchen facilities. Next door is an information centre where you’ll find leaflets and bus timetables, and an honesty box in case you fancy an ice cream.
Another nice touch is the railway platform that used to belong to a local farmer but is now part of the campsite. It’s located within the two-acre on-site dog walk, but it makes for an enjoyable stroll even if you don’t have a dog!
The fenlands of Lincolnshire are renowned for being as flat as a pancake, making this area ideal for cycling and walking. From the nearby village of Sutton Bridge you can join the long-distance Peter Scott walk, which follows the River Nene out to the mouth of the Wash. From here, you can take the passenger ferry across the Great Ouse into King’s Lynn, which is worth a visit, before catching the bus back to Delph Bank.
If you don’t fancy venturing quite so far, then the beer garden at the Rose & Crown (a five-minute walk) and The Chestnut tea room, farm shop and garden centre (a 10-minute walk) are both delightful places to spend some time while in the area.
Delph Bank Touring Park
Old Main Road, Fleet Hargate, Holbeach, Lincolnshire PE12 8LL
This site review first appeared in MMM magazine, August issue, submitted by Geneve Brand