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Fernwood Caravan Park

Ellesmere, Shropshire

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Fernwood Caravan Park is situated in the County of Shropshire near Lyneal, south east of Ellesmere, in unspoiled countryside with lakes, woods and breathtaking views.

Originally purchased as 66 acres of beautiful woodland and open countryside during the 60s, it has been sympathetically developed to retain the beauty of its natural surroundings, enhanced greatly by the well stocked fishing lake.

The spacious touring area is well landscaped with attractive trees, shrubs and hedges and can accommodate touring caravans, motorhomes and trailer tents.

Pitches well maintained and within easy reach of the onsite facilities. Each one caters to caravans, motorhomes and trailer tents. Electric hook-ups are available as well as seven hardstanding multi serviced pitches with mains water and sewer connection. There are also nine adult only grass pitches with the benefit and electric and mains water hook-up.

Within the Park the 40 acres of mature woodland is ideal for viewing wildlife, bird watching or taking a leisurely stroll with your dog.

Enjoy a days fishing on the coarse fishing lake, well stocked with Rudd, Tench and Carp - to name a few. Please note that is is not a 'fishery' and therefore has to be 'fished. Alternatively, walk through our woods and fish the beautiful Shropshire Union Canal.

Open from:
1st March to 30th November

9 Adults only, Disabled access, Family park, Pets allowed, Caravans to buy, Holiday caravans, Lodges, Children's play area(s), Chemical disposal point, Drainage hook-ups, Electric hook-ups, Laundry, LPG stockist, Sanitary block(s), Shop, Water hook-ups, Walking breaks, Wildlife

Mixed Coarse Fishing Lake
Children's Outdoor Play Area

Caravans to buy, Holiday caravans, 2 Holiday homes (for rent), Lodges, Motorhome pitches, Seasonal pitches, 7 Serviced pitches (touring), 60 Touring pitches, Walking breaks, Wildlife, 165 Holiday homes (owned)

Nearby attractions:
Cycle hire, Fishing, Golf, Swimming (Outdoor), Tennis

Within easy driving distance of Fernwood are the shopping centres of Shrewsbury and Chester, where modern malls and a full range of high street shops rub shoulders with an unusual collection of antique, craft and second-hand book shops - hunt out a bargain to take back home.

Shrewsbury is a Britain in Bloom winner and lives up to its "Town of Flowers" title with an annual Flower Show held in Shrewsbury's Dingle in August.

There are many glorious gardens close by, be they grand, formal, intimate or unusual. Among them, Wollerton Old Hall Garden, Market Drayton. A stunning 4 acre garden, the range of plants is very wide resulting in significant collections of clematis, salvias, phlox and roses. With a tea room and plant nursery on site, a whole day can be spent exploring these beautiful gardens.

National Trust properties Chirk Castle, Powys. Completed in 1310, Chirk is the last Welsh castle from the reign of Edward I still lived in today. Features from its 700 years include the medieval tower and dungeon, 17th-century Long Gallery, grand 18th-century state apartments, servants' hall and historic laundry. With award winning gardens.

The town of Ellesmere has a variety of antique and gift shops, and traditional inns. Regular antique markets and festivals are held throughout the year.

The mere at Ellesmere is the largest of the nine meres. These lakes are a focus for a variety of pastimes and have been designated Sites of Special Scientific Interest. They are ideal for bird watching. On the mere island at Ellesmere is a heronry. The mere attracts a great wealth of birdlife ranging from tiny goldcrests flitting through the tree branches to magnificent mute swans gliding gracefully across the water.

A relaxing way of enjoying the countryside is from a canal narrowboat which can be hired from several points along the canal system. Within walking distance is the delightful Shropshire Union Canal - the surviving evidence of Shropshire's industrial heritage - just watching the boats pass by is almost as relaxing as being on one.

Fernwood Caravan Park

Shropshire, Central North England
United Kingdom
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5.0 stars

Based on 4 review(s)


5.0 stars

We stayed at this impressive site for a quiet break - an opportunity to relax as frazzled parents. It certainly did the job! The site is immaculately clean and well laid out. Permanent caravans are sited in clusters and are well spaced so that the site doesn't feel crowded. There's a small, but well equipped shop on site stocking all the usual items as well as leaflets for local attractions. Locally you are within easy distant of the lovely Ellesmere which we visited several times for lunch, coffee, a walk along the mere and so on.
In the evenings the children enjoyed playing in the park which again was well equipped - perfect for any child over 2 years (toddler swings also there). But by far and above the best bit was the nature! There are acres and acres of woodland to explore - including paths that wind alongside the canal. The children loved these walks, and loved waving at the boat owners too. There are literally hundreds of rabbits on site, and with it being Spring our youngest delighted in the still-brave baby rabbits which would watch her with equal curiosity as she watched them. Lots of birds too. The ONLY downside we found was that with the enormous numbers of birds on site, the dawn chorus was a tad overenthusiastic. You may want to consider packing earplugs for 4am! If you're looking for a peaceful break and a chance to escape 'real life' and get back to nature, and enjoy the outdoors, then this is the site for you. A real credit to its owners! We'll be back!


4.0 stars

We arrived at the site at 12.15pm and had to wait until approx. 1pm before we were told where to pitch our caravan. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The site is set in a tranquil area with woodland and the Shropshire Union Canal to the North. The site has a fishing lake which is very shallow at the west end.
We were pitched on the adults only part of the site adjacent to the toilets on a grassed area. The site is overrun by rabbits and grassed area is very uneven. On the first day my wife badly sprained both ankles which resulted in a visit to Shrewsbury hospital. Nothing broke but badly sprained and my wife had to rest her ankles which totally ruined our holiday so if you are visiting the site, Please take extra care on the grassed area.


5.0 stars

Found this site quite by chance whilst looking for somewhere local to spend the bank holiday. Excellent location, right on the Shropshire Union Canal - my family managed to cycle to the nearby town of Ellesmere and spent an excellent afternoon enjoying the Bank Holiday Carnival.

Quiet, relaxed and friendly site with very helpful owners. Small shop, selling all the basics including your daily newsapaper. Children's play area a short distance from the tourers, which is great if you don't want to be disturbed but if they are your kids you need to keep checking!

Washblocks very clean and there was plenty of hot water. Building quite old though and could do with an upgrade.
Fernwood Caravan Park, Ellesmere, Shropshire

Newport, South Wales

5.0 stars

29th May - 1st June.

As a family outfit, we chose this site from its recommendations and gold awards and were not disappointed.
We were greeted upon arrival and shown to our pitch, which was thoughtfully positioned so that we could see the kids playing in the play area. The grass pitch was level and more than adequate in size for our twin axle van, awning, and car.
The toilet blocks were spotless, but a little light on showers - 3 in the block, 1 of which was broken. Not ideal for 60 pitches. The shop had very limited choice, but basics were covered, and opened for an hour in the morning, and afternoon.
Ample pleasant walks around the lake and canal and friendly Canadian geese.
Out and about there is plenty to see and do with large towns and small villages to suit all tastes.
The chatter of wildlife early in the morning really reminds you that you are in the country, and we will definitely return soon.