Spotlight on: Long Acres Touring Park, Lincolnshire
Adults only perfection in the Lincolnshire countryside.
You rapidly learn to slow down along the long straight final mile to Long Acres as the dyke road is a roller coaster of dips and humps. Take care of your springs! Having crossed the railway line several times the site is well signposted and access is easy between some bungalows.
Reception is friendly and efficient and your pitch allocated. Your place is not difficult to find, for the site is, as the name suggests – long and thin. It’s lined on both sides by wind-sheltering high hedges. Pitches are flat, composed of well-drained loose stone, clearly marked and very well spaced.
Sanitation facilities are very clean and new and hygiene is good. In many ways this is quite a basic site. There is neither shop nor restaurant/bar/café and being adults-only there are no play facilities. There is, however, very good fast and free WiFi, and there are washing machines available.
About two miles away is the well-spread-out small town of Old Leake, which has a pub and medium-sized supermarket. The church, I believe, is well worth exploring, but was closed during my visit.
Peaceful in itself, the site also offers a good variety of cycling opportunities direct from the entrance. The owners are happy to provide maps of different routes along predominantly quiet roads. One I took led me west and into Boston. This is a town well worth half a day exploring. It’s easy to find as well, because the church tower known as ‘Boston Stump’ is visible from miles away across the flat fens.
Also not far away and worth visiting is Coningsby, home to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and almost next door is Tattershall Castle and Hall, which is set in pretty grounds.
Long Acres Touring Park is a quiet, simple, well-managed site that also offers opportunities to explore the surrounding area.
Long Acres Touring Park
Station Road, Old Leake, Boston, Lincolnshire PE22 9RF
This site review first appeared in MMM magazine, November 2020 issue, submitted by Paul Knight.