Cherry Hinton Caravan Club Site, Lime Kiln Road, Cambridge, Telephone 01223244088
To find site:- Leave M11 at junction 11 and head towards Cambridge on the A1309. Passing through Trumpington turn right onto A1134 also called Long Road and signed for Addenbrooks Hospital. Continue to roundabout and go straight ahead into Queen Ediths Way. Just before next major junction (crossroads sign in view) turn right into Lime Kiln Lane and the campsite is on the right after about 100 metres.
The Cherry Hinton site has been created out of a disused chalk pit and as a result is long and thin with pitching areas branching off the main site road at different levels. The site is now open all year. The majority of the pitches are on hardstanding and a few on tarmac although the latter are usually used by large motorhomes. Unfortunately some of the hardstanding don't exit onto the tarmac site roads but are instead surrounded by grass which tends to result in damage to the grass in wet weather. Non members and tents are allowed. Near to reception is a late arrivals area with electric points. There is also and information hut. The site has one heated toilet block which is centrally situated to most pitches. TV reception is rated as fair but there are no TV hook-ups on site. Satellite TV reception will really depend on where you are pitched. Mobile phone/mobile broadband signal seems quite good no doubt as a result of a communication mast near to the campsite.
Cherry Hinton is an ideal base for visiting the City of Cambridge, renown worldwide as a seat of learning which celebrates its 800 year anniversary in 2009. There are good transport links from near to the campsite and reception can give you information. Its probably best to leave the car on site as the City has a reputation for congestion and very expensive parking charges. The National Trust have the properties of Anglesey Abbey and Wickham Fen are within easy distance of this site. Cambridge has an excellent selection of shops and eating places. Within walking distance of the site is the Robin Hood and Little John pub that does reasonably priced meals. For Supermarkets there is a Waitrose at Trumpington and a Tesco towards Fullbourn. Date of visit February 2009. Click of thumbnails for a larger picture.