By William Coleman
New sites are always welcome and if I had my way there would be a lot more popping up around major places like London, Manchester and other cities. But for now I will happily wait for the grand opening of a new Sherwood Pines site.
The new site, currently in development by the Camping and Caravanning Club, which is set to be completed and open during the 2020 camping season is entering its final stages of development to ensure meeting it’s deadline.
The Nottinghamshire site will be run and managed by Camping in the Forest and will be in partnership with the Camping and Caravanning Club and Forestry England.
The brand new site will cover 20 acres of Forestry England woodland and will bring the total number of Camping in the Forest Sites to 16 across England and Scotland.
The site began its initial development in mid July of this year where the build team started the framework of the camp’s infrastructure. Upon completion the site will feature 150 pitches, including 63 hardstanding pitches, 18 of which will be super service and feature electric hook-up plus fresh water and waste drainage.
Ensuring to keep up with the ever evolving world of caravan sites the new park will also have 10 pitches for Ready Camp tents. These tents will be the cosy safari style glamping one that can sleep up to 6 people and have their own kitchen. These glamping wonders will be in a separate glade area and 12 glamping pods in two woodland glade areas, to cater for people without their own camping equipment but who are keen to explore the natural beauty of this famous woodland.
Other confirmed building works on the campsite include:
- The development of a new amenity block and a dedicated children’s play area
- The construction of bike and dog wash stations, plus a motorhome service point
- The addition of 47 grass with electric pitches plus a larger number of grass only pitches
Dedicated reception and workshop buildings
Nathan Goodyear, Director of Property and Development at The Camping and Caravanning Club, said: “Since we first started work on developing the site in mid-July there has already been some major changes such as creating the spaces for the hardstandings. Foundations are now complete for the new amenity block and reception and workshop too – it’s great to see it coming together.
“Sherwood Pines is a wonderful place to explore either by foot or on bike, with family activity trails, bush craft experiences, cycle trails for both families and mountain bike enthusiasts, Go Ape and a café that uses high quality locally sourced products. The campsite will be a great base to explore the area.”