Spotlight on: Somers Wood Caravan Park
Somers Wood is the nearest campsite to visit shows at Birmingham’s NEC or Resorts World Arena. It’s a quiet, adults-only retreat tucked away in woodland between two golf courses.
Somers Wood is easy to find, just remember to turn into the Stonebridge Golf Club road off the B4102. You won’t see the site before arriving at its coded security gate.
There’s a homely feeling about this site. Beyond well-kept trees and shrubs lie the neat pitches and lawns dotted with spring flowers enhanced by birdsong all around. Fittingly, reception is a red cedar lodge. After check-in, fresh water is available at a motorhome service point if you didn’t book a fully serviced pitch. All 48 pitches are large hardstandings with electric hook-up. Three super pitches accommodate RVs. Campsite WiFi is available, too.
The ladies and gents’ shower rooms and toilets are excellent, clean and well-equipped, following refurbishment last season. These are housed in a warm timber building at the centre of the site, as well as undercover washing up and a laundry. A separate wheelchair-accessible suite is also available.
Country footpaths provide good dog walking. A side gate leads into Somers Lane and up to the village where an ancient oak tree marks England’s centre. Close by, we find a chip shop, two mini-markets, three inns, four restaurants, a post office and bus stop.
Back on the site, the low sun reflecting off the golf course lake beckoned us to stroll over to the club restaurant for food. Takeaway meal delivery menus can be found in the campsite’s information chalet.
Setting out to explore Warwickshire first, we drove to Warwick and its magnificent castle, calling at Hatton Locks canal flight on the return. On other days we visited Stratford-upon-Avon and Leamington Spa. We decided the X1 bus would be best to visit Birmingham and Coventry. It takes 30 minutes to reach each city without parking problems.
What would we do differently next visit? Pack fishing tackle; Packington Fisheries’ seven lakes are adjacent to the golf course.
Somers Wood Caravan Park
Somers Wood, Meriden, Coventry, Warwickshire CV7 7PL
This site review first appeared in MMM magazine, March 2021 issue, submitted by Richard Mooney.