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  • Keef Hellinger

Blog 65 Stamford There's no business like Sloe business

Updated: Mar 22

By keef & annie, Oct 5 2013 09:44AM

Stamford Caravan Club Site, Lincolnshire Motorhome trip No12 : September 28th – 29th 2013 NOTTS->FINESHADE WOODS, NEAR STAMFORD, LINCOLNSHIRE ->NOTTS 140 miles A weekend of truly wonderful weather, incredibly hot when one considers it was the end of September. We only stayed the one night at the Stamford Caravan Club site as Keef is now back at work. Lovely site and we were lucky to get an end pitch against the sloe bushes with uninterrupted views across the woods. Fineshade woods is a Forestry area set aside for walkers, cyclists etc. with a café and a few cycle / walking paraphernalia shops. It is lovely and tranquil and because the weather was so good we sat out reading until quite late with a spot of collecting sloes at the same time for the trad family sloe gin… 6 bottles this time, hic! One drawback of the site is there is no amenities block but that is adequately compensated for by the stunning price of £13.60 for the night , plus the café 5 minutes walk away has a loo but beware it shuts at 5pm. Did mesquite chicken, new potatoes & veg for tea all washed down with our scrummy and very alcoholic plum wine. Oh and I confess the odd beer throughout the afternoon, heaven! Then on Sunday after a leisurely breakfast we packed up and travelled off to Burghley house via the lovely village of Duddington, who has heard of this hidden gem? Weather at Burghley was again fan-tab-e-dosie. House , gardens, gardens of surprise with water features for the kids (and us), sculpture garden and the lake with sculpture & boathouse were all wonderful. Drove back through Rutland and stopped at Frankie & Benny’s for tea in Nottingham before returning home. All in all a fab relaxing weekend! We loved the area so will be back again soon, we hope. Anyone else been there and want to share their views on the campsite or the area?

Sloes for sloe gin at Stamford Caravan & Motorhome CL site, Finshade woods, Lincolnshire
Sloes for sloe gin at Stamford Caravan & Motorhome CL site, Finshade woods

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