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Four Winds Camping and Canoeing

· March, Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, England
5 acres hosted by Debs & Hannah S.
3 motorhome/tent pitches · 2 motorhome pitches · 6 tent pitches
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A small, friendly riverside campsite in Cambridgeshire – with campfires allowed

In the flat Cambridgeshire fenland, Four Winds Camping and Canoeing offers spacious pitches with campfires allowed in a riverside setting. You can launch a canoe, kayak or paddleboard from the campsite’s two private moorings and paddle a mile or so down river to the market town of March. Alternatively, head out into the countryside to see the wildlife and scenery that makes this part of the world so special.

The scenery, the wildlife, the river and the pretty town within walking, cycling or paddling distance are all part of why this place is almost universally adored by everyone who visits. But it’s the friendly feel of the place that secures it so many glowing reviews. Owners Debs and Hannah make running the place look effortless, all while tending to the needs of campers at a level not often seen on such a small site.

There is a small onsite reception/shop that sells snacks, ice cream, cold drinks, logs and kindling and coffees.  There’s no cafe but book a breakfast box for a freshly-cooked, locally-sourced sausages, bacon and eggs (or plant-based alternatives).

 Friday-nights are wood fired pizza nights which means you don’t have to cook on night one when you’re busy trying to pitch your tent. On this small site it’ll be one of 12; split between tents, motorhomes, caravans and campervans. All are welcome here – along with up to two dogs.

 The riverside setting means you can stay right here to fish or launch straight into the water for wild swimming, paddleboarding, canoeing or kayaking. Bring your own or hire a canoe, kayak or pedalo on site. Peaceful pastimes are the thing in the fens and there’s a footpath along the river and easy cycling on quiet, flat roads too. There’s birdwatching at nature reserves and wetland sites within half an hour’s drive and it’s a similar distance to Peterborough, where you can board a steam train, and Ely, where the cathedral is the big attraction.

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179 Ratings · 74 reviews
Dom H.recommends
June 2, 2024
Site 17 - Grass Tent Pitch
Fab site, loads of space, good facilities. Friendly helpful staff. Highlight is the easy access to the river from bottom of the field. Friday night pizza was delicious.
Charlotte B.recommends
June 2, 2024
Site 11 - Grass PitchMetered EHU
Lovely place to stay and great access to the river, nice walk to March.
Shane M.recommends
May 31, 2024
Site 10 - Grass Pitch Metered EHU
Camping with fire lit evenings
Great site with amazing hosts and loads of space for kids to play, only downside is 2 toilets and showers, but everything else is perfect, firepits included, access to river for paddleboards, canoes ect. Would highly recommend.
James L.recommends
May 30, 2024
Site 11 - Grass PitchMetered EHU
A great site - really well looked after and Debs is lovely. Would stay again.
Carol M.recommends
May 28, 2024
Site 4 - Hard Standing Meter EHU
A very well kept site with a friendly welcome. The site was busy over the bank holiday weekend and the facilities were kept clean. The pizzas Friday night were excellent.
Deirdre G.recommends
May 16, 2024
Site 4 - Hard Standing Meter EHU
Small site, well equipped & food available. Nice location near the river
March, Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, England, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Debs & Hannah S.Joined in April 2022
From the host
Campfires, open space, canoes and big open skies. Four winds opened in 2012, keen to offer guests nostalgic, comfortable camping and activity experiences. Our mission has always been to give our guests what we would want from a break in the country and for them to leave us relaxed and happy. If its camping we want our guests to have space to breathe, room for the children to run and play, camp fires, friendly helpful staff, wide open spaces and hear laughter in the air. The river has been a wonderful bonus, giving our guests lots to do, whether wild swimming, canoeing, pedalo, paddle boarding or fishing. Each party needs to have a minimum of one adult in their group (over 18 years of age). We have two toilets and two showers Check in between 1pm and 8pm. Check out by 11am
Nearby attractions

The River Nene runs along one side of the camping field (fenced with a coded gate) and Four Winds Camping has two moorings from which you can fish (if you have your own rod and licence) and launch paddleboards, kayaks and canoes. Campers are welcome to bring their own or to hire a Canadian-style canoe or single-person kayak from site. Be sure to reserve these in advance by calling 01354 658737. The flat fenland is perfect for cycling and a public footpath runs along the river bank and provides a scenic route into the market town of March (about a mile and a half away) or further out into the fenland. March has shops, pubs and eateries as well as a couple of little museums: the small free-to-enter town museum and Fossils Galore, which charges a small entry fee. The North London Skydiving Centre is about three miles away and, if you don’t fancy it yourself, you can sometimes spot people making the jump from site. You can hop aboard the steam trains of the Nene Valley Railway in Peterborough (11 miles away), visit the mighty Ely Cathedral (20 miles away) or even head to Cambridge for punting and sightseeing (30 miles away). There’s also good birdwatching at RSPB Ouse Washes and Welney Wetland Centre, both around 15 miles from Four Winds Camping.

Food and drink

Campers are well catered for at Four Winds Campsite with an on-demand shop open for snacks, drinks, ice cream, coffees and campfire basics from 8am–8pm. You can also order a cooked breakfast or join a Friday-night barbecue, both made using ingredients from a nearby farm. Hannah and Debs can point you to the award-winning butcher’s shop they use in Market Deeping should you wish to stock up on stuff for your own barbecue. Otherwise, the closest pubs and shops are in March, just a mile-and-a-half away, with more options in Ely. If you’re walking or paddling into March, you might like to try the riverside pub The Acre (01354 656735) for a bite to eat or The Ship, which has its own moorings, for a drink. The Oliver Twist in Guyhirn, four miles away, is popular for Sunday roasts.

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