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.

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Facilities

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...

Nearby

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.

Opening Times

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.

Accommodation

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

Small serviced 1

All-weather with electricity Sleeps 4 22 Available
Smaller 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 12 Available
Grass Pitch close to amenities. Please select your tent size on the extras page.

Double Pod 1

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

Cherry Lodge

Lodge Sleeps 7 2 Available
Luxury Lodge with lake view, full equip kitchen and hot tub! Sleeps up to 7 guests.

Beech

Static Caravan Sleeps 6 5 Available
Static Caravan with lake views, can sleep up to 8 people.

Maple (Pet Friendly)

Static Caravan Sleeps 6 3 Available
Static Caravan with lake views, can sleep up to 8 people.

Oak Lodge (Pet Friendly)

Lodge Sleeps 7 2 Available
Luxury Lodge with lake view, full equip kitchen and hot tub! Sleeps up to 7 guests.

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Location

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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