Ferry Meadows CC Site, Ham Lane, Peterborough, PE2 0UU, Tel. 01733233526
To find site:- The site is about 5 minutes from the A1. Leave A1 onto either the A47 or A605 towards the centre of Peterborough and follow brown signs for the 'Nene Park'. At the roundabout by the Notcutts Garden Centre turn left into Ham Lane and the campsite is situated just before the car parks on the left, the entrance is well signed.
This was one the first sites we ever stayed at when we started caravanning more than 30 years ago. We have visited this site quite a few times over the years and seen many changes. In total there are 265 pitches which are split between two sections either side of the Nene Park access road. The main reception is in the West site which consists of a majority of hard-standings pitches, although there are also a few grass ones, and it is this part of the site which is open all year. The East site, just across the road, has mainly grass pitches although there are now about 30 or so hardstandings. The tent area is also on this part of the site. Both parts have their own toilet blocks which are up to the usual CC high standards. Both blocks have recently been upgraded and extended. There are play areas in each sections and it seems the Rally Field can be used for more boisterous games when not in use. Electrical connections are rated at 16 amps and use standard blue CEE17 sockets. each electric bollard also has a digital TV hook up point. It is free to use although you need to provide your own co-ax cable or purchase one from Reception. Site wide WiFi is available and time can be purchased online, simply open your browser and it will take you to the purchase page. This site tends to be very busy, particularly at weekends so its an idea to book, non members are accepted.
It certainly makes an ideal
site for a weekend or even longer.
It is situated in the Nene Valley Park which is in the outer suburbs of Peterborough within easy access from the A1. The Park provides wonderful opportunities for walks and cycle rides. It also has the opportunity for tent camping and details are available from www.neneparktrust.org.uk If you want to visit the city centre the best way is to catch a steam train into the centre of Peterborough if it is in operation during your stay. The Nene Valley Railway runs along one side of the site and the station is a few minutes walk from the site. Also within easy walking distance is a Notcutts Garden Centre, a Beefeater Pub and a golf course. The site information hut gives details of the local supermarkets and directions. There is now a new large shopping centre called the Serpentine Green Shopping Centre a couple of miles away that contains a Tesco Extra. Each side of the campsite has it's own information point. If you don't want to use your car there is a good bus service (route number 1) from Wistow Drive which is about a ten minute walk from the site. They run about every ten minutes at peak time. Its a circular route so they go one way, left to right, along Wistow Drive.
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The East site was closed during our stay so the photos below are added just to give an overall impression.
Some 2010 updated pictures of the Toilet Blocks and the hardstandings on the East side.