Spotlight on: Highfield Farm Touring Park
If you’re looking for a rural site, but with easy access for exploring the city of Cambridge, then Highfield Farm is a great choice.
The site is on the outskirts of the village of Comberton and surrounded by fields. There are four sections, across a fairly big site with plenty of open space and an adults-only area. Pitches are a mix of grass or hardstanding with electric hook-up. There are toilets and showers, a launderette, plenty of fresh water points and a motorhome service point. Reception stocks essentials such as milk and bread.
The bus stop for Cambridge is around a 15-minute walk and the journey into the city takes about 30 minutes. Alternatively, you could take the motorhome to Trumpington park and ride (CB2 9FT), which is a 15-minute drive. We walked around the city and the colleges, admiring the architecture and then enjoyed some punting fun on the river, which we had prebooked with Scudamore’s. Choosing to head down the river away from the city out to Grantchester Meadows, we moored up for a picnic before going to the Red Lion for a well-earned drink! We then retraced our steps back to the boatyard. This was a lovely experience, but heavy on the arms, maybe next time we will choose a chauffeured punt tour and let someone else do the hard work.
Also, while staying at Highfield Farm, a 30-minute drive gets you to Hinchingbrooke Country Park where you can enjoy walks through the grassland, woodland and around the lakes, followed by a tasty piece of cake at the café.
Back at Highfield Farm there is a 1½-mile walk around the perimeter with countryside views, and benches along the route so you can take in the scenery. If you visit in spring you will be greeted by over 20,000 daffodils that grow here. In addition, the stunning sunsets from this site are some of the best we have seen.
Long Road, Comberton CB23 7DG
This site review appeared in MMM magazine, June 2021 issue, submitted by Claire Tupholme