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Welcome to Riverside Caravan & Camping Park. We are situated next to River Gt.Ouse, right in the heart of the Fens. The site is set in 4 acres of finely kept grounds surrounded by trees, but with plenty of open spaces for sun worshippers! And as this is a particularly tranquil and peaceful countryside site, please note WE ARE AN ADULTS ONLY SITE, AND DO NOT ACCEPT CHILDREN AS CUSTOMERS OR VISITORS.  Quiet, well behaved dogs (a maximum of 2) are welcome but must be kept on a lead at all times as we have several free range chickens. There are many pleasant walks from the park along the riverbank into the village, or the the local Marina, and the train station  which goes directly into Ely, Cambridge & London, and all via the Pub.

Caravan & Camping Rallies welcomed.

Due to Riverside's location it is an ideal site for freshwater course fishermen, as it is located only feet from the banks of the Gt.Ouse. The river offers a well stocked variety of freshwater fish which include Perch, Pike, Tench, Bream, Roach & Carp. There are also a  good selection of nearby lakes to fish for Carp. The area is particularly well known for its Zander which was introduced in the 1950`s as a sports fish. 

 

 We now have Wi-Fi available to all our pitches. This is supplied through Caravan Connect.

 

 

Here are just a couple of beauties recently caught by our happy customers, a  9lb Zander & a 19.5 lb Pike.  

                                         

 

Fishing day tickets are available on the bank.

at £6 per day or £24 per week.

 

Some of the best predator fishing is throughout the winter months.

 

WE ARE OPEN ALL YEAR    

The village of Littleport is only a 15 minute walk away and is well stocked with a large supermarket, (open until 10pm everyday of the week)   bakers etc. There is also an excellent Indian restaurant, Chinese takeaway, fish and chip shop and kebab shop, so you won't go hungry!  

 

 

             

 


Site facilities

There is a newly refurbished shower block on site with free hot showers, toilets and washing up facilities. There are electric points in both sections for shavers and hair dryers.

We have a fridge and freezer set up from April – October, free for customers use.


We offer a small amount of storage for caravans, as well as sited and seasonal pitches. Please email for details.


All of our pitches have electric hook up, and we are a dealer for Calor Gas, and hold a selection of all sizes of gas bottles.

Riverside Prices  2017\18

 

Prices per night as follows:

 

Caravans

From £14.50 per unit for 2 persons.

Extra person £7

Motor Homes

From £14.50 per unit for 2 persons

Extra person £7

Tent

From £10.00. ie, 1 person in a 1 or 2 man tent.

  A surcharge will be added for under occupancy of large tents.

Trailer Tents

£17 per unit for 2 persons.

Extra person £7

Electric hook-up

£2.50p

 

All Awnings / Gazebos

£2.50p                                   (Breathable groundsheets only )

 

Dogs

Well behaved and on a lead  FOC

 

Showers

Free

 

Bank Holiday Supplement

£2.00 per night per unit.

 

Arrival time after 1pm

Departure time by 12 noon

 

 Due to the removal of cheque guarantee cards all payments must be cash on arrival, except deposits. Please note, any deposits received are non refundable.


There are many local attractions in & around Littleport. Here are just a few.

The recently refurbished Swan on the River, is only 400 metres along the  riverbank from our site. In the winter months there is a  real log fire and squashy sofas to relax on, and in the summer the large deck overlooking the river is very popular to sit and watch the boats going past with a cooling drink. They also have free wi-fi available.   http://www.swanontheriver.co.uk

 The village of Littleport is only a  20 minute walk away, and you will find a good selection of shops and takeaway food, and an excellent Indian restaurant.

 

The city of Ely is only 5 miles away, with it’s stunning cathedral and excellent riverside restaurants and pubs. Ely has a market every Saturday and Thursday with a Farmers Market every other Saturday. Parking is free everywhere in the city.

 

For the nature lovers : Welney Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust is only a 10 minute car journey from the site http://www.wwt.org.uk/visit-us/welney .

Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve is also a short drive away http://www.wicken.org.uk

 

    Cambridgeshire is possibly best known for its waterways, and boating is something you must try while you are here. You can spend a pleasant hour in Cambridge if you hire one of the famous punts – flat-bottomed boats pushed along by long poles. Most trippers love to spend time touring the Backs, and inspiring views of the colleges can be taken in from the river. Be warned, however: punting is far more challenging than it looks. Luckily, students often earn extra money by acting as punt ‘chauffeurs’.

For a day or week exploring the waterways of Cambridgeshire, boats can be hired at marinas at Ely, March, Huntingdon, Earith, and St Neots. Almost every town in this county can be reached by boat, and those wanting a unique view of the Fens can travel the 28.5 mile Nene–Ouse Navigation Link from Peterborough to Denver Sluice. In the summer, you can take a boat trip there – boats leave hourly from The Maltings in Ely. The region’s rivers are still peaceful, largely uncrowded and blessed with wildlife.

The rivers of the region are known for their fishing. The Nene has chub, barbel, and especially bream – the north bank around the Dog-in-a-Doublet Sluice is considered some of the best match fishing in the UK. The Great Ouse as far as Earith has good heads of roach and bream, and even has catfish (wells) around the weir pool at Offord. The ‘Ely Ouse’ between Cambridge and Denver is noted for its bream fishing – although excellent roach are to be had in the centre of Ely itself, especially in the winter months. You need a licence to fish in the UK – please ask at a tackle shop.

Continuing beyond The Barns Hotel takes you past Bedford Boat Club on the left, and then into a wide open stretch of river which is beautiful at any time of year. The entrance to Priory Marina is at first hidden, but opens to view on the right hand side.

Both entry and exit is blind so don't be tempted to turn in too early. Continue until you are abeam the entrance and have a good view of any emerging boats, and then turn in. Watch out for fisherman fishing in the cut. The visitors pontoon and pump out is on the right hand side past the residential moorings.

Cambridgeshire has a long and vibrant history, dating back 3,000 years and more. The area’s wealth of magnificent old buildings bears witness to its former glory – town houses, country mansions, working farms and mills, fabulous cathedrals, churches and chapels are all to be found in abundance here. Church-lovers will enjoy exploring the treasures: St Wendreda’s at March has a spectacular hammer-beam roof with 120 carved angels. St Ives boasts a tiny chapel perched on a bridge. The parish church at Gamlingay is defaced with medieval graffiti and there’s a beautiful view to be had from the top of Great St Mary’s tower in the centre of Cambridge. The cathedrals at Ely and Peterborough are worth a special visit. Katherine of Aragon, the first of Henry VIII's six wives, is buried in Peterborough Cathedral as was Mary Queen of Scots for a while after her execution of Fotheringhay. No one should leave without seeing King’s College Chapel in Cambridge – or, if lucky, hearing the boys’ choir sing.

Beautiful historic houses and gardens include Anglesey Abbey at Lode, surrounded by grounds of 100 acres, Elton Hall, worth a visit for its library and art collection, Burghley House, Buckden Towers, the Manor at Hemmingford Grey and stately Kimbolton Castle.

In Wisbech, Peckover House, owned by the National Trust, is in the centre of the historic North Brink. Its interior is elegant and elaborate, and it has a beautiful walled garden. Opposite is the Octavia Hill Birthplace Museum, which commemorates one of the Trust’s founders. And just a short way away is the town’s 200-year-old Elgood’s Brewery, which opens regularly for tours. On a more sombre note, the American Cemetery at Madingley, near Cambridge, is the final resting place of thousands of US servicemen killed in action in World War Two.

Set in a riverside garden in St Ives, the Norris tells the story of Huntingdonshire from its prehistory to the present day, including fossils of dinosaurs, Roman artefacts and a display on the Civil War. Admission free.

Denver Windmill was built in 1835 and continued to grind corn using wind power for over one hundred years. The windmill stopped work in 1941 when the sails were struck by lightning. Now it has been lovingly restored to full working order with new facilities for visitors to enjoy. Once again flour is being milled using the power of the wind. Your visit will include a chance to explore the whole windmill site and enjoy a unique guided tour right to the very top of the windmill tower. You will have a chance to see flour made the traditional way wind permitting! A new visitor centre tells the story of windmills, corn milling and the people who lived and worked in these wonderful buildings.The tearoom and bakery offer a tempting range of goodies to eat including bread from their own flour. You can also come and stay in the original Miller's House. http://www.denvermill.co.uk

 

The Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Ely is the Mother Church of the Diocese of Ely, which covers some 1,500 square miles of East Anglia. Thousands of visitors flock to see Ely Cathedral each year, from all over the world. Few are ever disappointed, for there is something here for everyone. Guided tours are available daily throughout the year but tours will not take place if a special service or event is taking place. Please check availability before your visit.

Ely Cathedral Chapter House, The College, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 4DL - England, UK Telephone: +44 (0)1353 667735 - Fax: +44 (0)1353 665658

A visit to the Stretham Old Engine is a must for people glad to quit the usual tourist trail and willing to indulge in a bit of Fenland history and industrial archaeology. Close to the village of Stretham near Ely this land drainage pumping station (now disused) is scheduled as an Ancient Monument and is being gradually restored by the Stretham Engine Trust. It contains a fine steam powered double-acting rotative beam engine, and is the last surviving complete example of its kind in the Fens. The Trust has leased the pumping station for one hundred years from the Waterbeach Internal Drainage Board. Until the 17th century, Fenland was mostly a vast marshy swamp with some islands of higher ground - such as the Isle of Ely. In 1630 the Earl of Bedford employed the Dutch engineer Vermuyden to drain the southern Fenland in order to create land for agriculture. The drained soil then exposed to the air was mostly composed of peat which began to shrink and waste, and the ground level fell. Over the years it became necessary to pump rainwater from the fields up into the rivers which had remained at the pre-drainage levels. The Old Engine was installed in 1831 and laboured successfully until 1925. It was then superseded by a more convenient and efficient diesel engine (which is being prepared for display), connected to a centrifugal pump. In 1943 the diesel engine was itself superseded by another pumping station, now electrically powered, located some one and a half miles to the southeast on the bank of the River Cam. The Stretham Old Engine was last run on test in 1941. It is not practical now to operate the Old Engine by steam so an electrical drive has been installed to enable the manner of its former operation to be demonstrated. The Engine is put in motion on certain weekends when publicised or by special arrangement.

The Museum's famous Equine Tours are a highly evocative view behind the scenes at Newmarket. Thanks to the Museum's excellent relationships with yards and studs, visitors are able to see horses at very close quarters, and to meet stable staff. The Tours are conducted by staff who are steeped in racing, including Eric Eldin (retired jockey and trainer), Anne Griffiths (who has been leading our tours for many years), Sarah Jarvis (who grew up in her father's Yard), Dick Marshall (retired jockey), John Penney (retired racing commentator), and John Powney (retired stud manager and part-time Clerk of the Scales). Tours depart every day that the Museum is open (except Sundays) at 9.20 am sharp. Booking is strongly advised as numbers are limited to 14 each day.

 

.......Riverside Caravan & Camping Park also has a wide variety of literature, guides & brochures highlighting many, many more places to see. So your time can be as fulfilled or relaxed as you wish.


Riverside Caravan & Camping Park has been owned by husband & wife, Steve & Vanessa Wood since May 2002. For bookings please contact them by telephone.

".....running Riverside has become a new challenge for us & we are dedicated to offering an enjoyable stay to all those who visit. We hope you enjoy your stay & look forward to seeing you back again soon"

 

Please arrange Bank Holiday bookings with plenty of advance notice.  

Thank You.

 

Riverside Caravan & Camping Park, 21, New River Bank, Littleport, Ely, Cambridgeshire. CB7 4TA

Tel: +44 (0)1353 860255 0r 07813 523960

                                                                                       E-mail us at   riversideccp@btopenworld.com

 

 

How to find us by road

If you are locating us by satellite navigation we may come up as Branch Bank, Littleport. Alternatively use our next door neighbour at 20 New River Bank. Or use GPS co-ordinates , N 52* 27.019    E 000*19.114