Hanworth Country Park

UK England East Midlands Lincolnshire Lincoln

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Children’s playground
  • Dogs welcome
  • Hot Tubs
  • Hot tubs
  • Good walks nearby
  • Walking
A lakeside touring park popular with anglers, just south of historic Lincoln

Hanworth Country Park has come a long way since Steve Plumb’s family bought the place back in the 1930s. Today the old farmland is a myriad of lakes of different sizes, with the pond the farm’s horses used to drink from now a conservation area. The space beyond, meanwhile, is home to glamping pods, static caravans, touring pitches and a modern bar-café with free WiFi.

For die-hard tent campers it may all sound far too tamed but it’s a tale of two campsites: Behind the conservation lake, in a string of native trees, wild tent camping pitches are being introduced for 2021, which enjoy a quieter part of the park and a much more back-to-basics feel (but still have access to the modern toilets and showers the place affords). Another main camping meadow, meanwhile, sits in its own separate space, opposite the touring park and a little closer to the railway line that runs along the eastern perimeter of the site (the last trains usually stop just after 10pm).

Unsurprisingly, Hanworth is popular with wildlife as well as campers. Guests receive discounted fishing permits, to fish for carp, chub, barbel, perch and roach, but the fish (and the trees) attract ample birdlife, too, and squirrels love the woodland areas, where they seem unperturbed by kids and dogs – both of which are welcome at the campsite.

A footpath runs down either side of the park, so it’s easy to look for wildlife beyond the confines of camp. Follow it far enough and you can even walk all the way to Lincoln, where the castle, cathedral and Medieval Bishops' Palace await. It’s a good two hour’s walk, though, so the 10-minute drive or hopping on the bus in Potterhanworth are more popular options.



Whether your bringing a tent or camping, all guests have access to toilets, showers, dish-washing sinks, bins and waste disposal, electric vehicle charging points, play area and the fishing lakes (discounted fishing passes for campers). Free WiFi around the café area. There's an onsite bar and café and a small shop selling essentials. All touring pitches are equipped with lighting, electricity, water and water drainage. The campsite is well set back from the road but the main camping meadow is near to the railway line, so there is some railway noise during the day and more infrequently in the evenings.

Suitable For

Everyone! Tents, campervans, motorhomes, caravans, anglers, well-behaved dogs...


It's a 10-minute walk to the village of Potterhanworth, where amenities include a central pub, a large playing field with a play park, a skateboard park and tennis courts, plus a bus stop on the Lincoln to Sleaford and Lincoln to Boston routes – handy for car-free trips into Lincoln, the main attraction. Head into the old city and take a stroll down the charming Steep Hill. This cobbled street has an assortment of historical buildings, including the Jew's House (01522 524851), a 12th-century building (now a restaurant) associated with Lincoln's once thriving medieval Jewish community. Steep Hill's name is accurate, and after a handrail-assisted ascent you can enjoy a well-earned pint in the Magna Carta pub (01522 538884), which stands conveniently between the castle and the cathedral.

Food & Drink

There's an on-site café (Brewers Cafe-Bar), open to the public as well as campers. But, if you feel like a change of scene, it's a 15-minute walk to The Chequers (07538 291978) in Potterhanworth, a red-brick Victorian pub in the middle of the village. It's worth getting in the car, though, or walking a little further to The Butcher & Beast (01522) 790386) in Heighington. This welcoming old stone Batemans pub is in the centre of the village (served by regular buses) and is well known for its award winning floral displays with baskets of flowers all over the exterior. There's a good restaurant, while dogs are welcome in the bar area.


Open all year round.

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The Owner Says

Set in 42 acres, and developed from agricultural land, on the outskirts of Potterhanworth Village. With beautiful settings and several lakes for fishing, as well as a variety of accomodation, makes Hanworth Country Park somewhere to suit all of the family.


Camping pitches, touring pitches, timber glamping pods, shepherd's huts, static caravans and holiday lodges.

Small serviced 1

All-weather with electricity Sleeps 8 2 Available
Smaller Pitch with Electric hook up, Water and Grey water drainage.

The Owl Hut

Shepherd’s hut Sleeps 2
Beautifully furnished Shepherds Hut, sleeps 2, stunning countryside views

Oak Lodge (Pet Friendly)

Lodge Sleeps 7 4 Available
Luxury Lodge with lake view, full equip kitchen and hot tub! Sleeps up to 7 guests. These are available Monday to Friday or Friday to Monday.


Lodge Sleeps 8 8 Available
Leisure Lodge with lake views, can sleep up to 8 people. These are available Monday to Friday, Friday to Monday or Saturday to Saturday.

Double Pod 1

Pod Sleeps 2 4 Available
Rustic wooden pod that sleeps two, as a double.

Serviced Pitch 2

All-weather with electricity Sleeps 8 20 Available
Serviced Hardstanding Touring Pitch with Electric hook up, water and grey water drainage.

Motorhome Pitch 23

All-weather with electricity Sleeps 8 5 Available
Hardstanding motorhome pitch with Electric hook up.

Tent Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 7 Available
Grass Pitch close to amenities. Please select your tent size on the extras page.

Tent Pitch with EHU

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 5 Available
Grass Pitch close to amenities. Please select your tent size on the extras page.

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Contact Hanworth Country Park, Station Rd, Potterhanworth, Lincoln Lincolnshire LN4 2DX

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Getting There

Metheringham is technically the nearest railway station (just over three miles away) but, if you're travelling from further afield, chances are your train will stop at Lincoln Station (five-and-a-half miles) where there are far better bus and taxi services and more frequent rail links. You can walk from the train station around the corner to the central bus station, where the number 31 or the IC5 run to Potterhanworth.


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Rated ★★★★★ over 10 reviews


Lovely stay in Pod1

We stayed 2 nights in Pod 1, well equipped warm and comfortable overlooking the doughnut lake, lots of outdoor seating, bbq space everything you could want, facilities we were impressive , cafe/ bar very nice atmosphere with great selection of food very good, would definitely recommend and return 25th September

Lovely pods

From check in to check out staff were amazing very lovely and talkative even suggested activities in the local area. Stayed for two nights in one of the pods which come with a kettle mini fridge and a toaster very convenient, very clean. The toilets were always fully stocked with toilet roll and hand soap also very clean and nice and warm! Food and staff at the cafe were very nice and food was really good also😊 very happy with our stay especially as it was only £45 a night! Would definitely return 😊

A great campsite, friendly people and awesome fishing experience

We spent 4 nights tenting at this campsite. There was plenty of space for everyone, the utilities were frequently cleaned and adequate. The staff were friendly and tried their best with any special requests. The food in the onsite cafe was tasty, although I felt a little bit overpriced for the portions you get. If you're a keen fisherman then this campsite won't disappoint. Plenty of lakes to choose from and you're guaranteed to catch! My daughters (7 & 9 years old) kept pulling the fish out pretty much every 5-10 minutes. The horse shoe lake has some decent size fish in! The campsite is located near a railway track so you might get woken up a few times over night but that said, our kids didn't hear a thing. The trains aren't as frequent through the night as during the day though. Overall, we had a great time and would definitely visit again.

Lovely stay on a great site

We had a enjoyable long weekend stay here while visiting friends in the Lincoln area. Spotless and well looked after facilities, bar and restaurant on site and beautiful and well maintained grounds.

Response from Hanworth Country Park

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our site. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Kind regards
The HCP Team

Tidy clean site

Should have been told about the railway running beside the site. Freight trains running throughout the night woke me up several times. Facilities were good. It is a clean and tidy site

Peaceful family experience

Hanworth Country Park is an excellent place for those looking to depend time in the great outdoors. The Park is clean and maintained to a high standard. There's plenty of green srea for the kids to play, miles of country walks to enjoy and multiple lakes for those looking to enjoy a spit of fishing or simply sit and make the most of the views. The showers/toilets are near by for camping and there's enough availability for everyone. Everything you could need is on site but there's also shops amenities close by for supplies. Staff are friendly, welcoming and extremely helpful. This is a great Park for those looking to spend some quite family time together and simply relax. The accommodation looks excellent for those not ready to brave the outdoors. It's clean modern and again holds everything you'd need for a relaxing break. The prices are fair and compare well with other venues within the area. Overall this is an excellent venue and I'd highly recommend a visit.
Jul 29, 2021 by Marie McHale Verified Review

Well kept, friendly site with good facilities

We booked for 2 nights on an electric hardstanding pitch. The site is well laid out and clean and tidy. Facilities are good, staff are friendly. There is even a bar. Definitely recommend, and we will be back.
Jun 28, 2021 by Jon Butler Verified Review

Great site

2 night stay on serviced pitch. Lovely clean facilities, nice environment not too busy, plenty of space for kids to run around safely, staff all very friendly, benefit of cafe on site. Will definitely be back. Great time had by all. Thanks.

Excellent location

Brilliant one night stay. The site is really clean, great views and the facilities were really clean. We enjoyed breakfast the next morning at the Cafe and it was delicious. All staff that we came into contact with were lovely. We will definitely be returning for a longer stay.


We arrived to a warm welcome a very clean and very well presented site. Excellent place. We had a hook up for 1 night

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