Cambridge Camping and Caravanning Club Site

19 Cabbage Moor, Great Shelford,

Cambridge CB22 5NB

Caravan camping club site

We stayed here for two night in October 2017 to visit Cambridge, This site is ideally located for easy access into Cambridge by public transport. 

We pulled into the site at about 17:00 after a two and half our trip. The roads where playing up as usual with the M25 taking 25 min to get through the tunnel. So when we pulled onto the site I was very pleased to see a beautiful green site and the weather was also on our side with blue skies.

When travelling from the M11 to this site you will see signs for the site along the road. From the main road there is a left hand sign which points down a private road. The site is at the bottom of this private road and there are no caravan camping club signs at the private road entrance to suggest this. This made us miss the turning and we had to do a U turn to get back. Thought this might be worth mentioning if you are thinking of visiting this site. As for the facilities, well they were as good as you would expect from a club site. Nice toilet block with good clean showers, a good motorhome service point, and if you have a dog they will be delighted with the dog walk. There is also a play area for the kids to enjoy.

For our first night, we set up and then decided to take a walk to the Hudson’s Ale House for a pint of beer and to check out the local Inn for possible food on Saturday if we did not find a place we liked in Cambridge. From the site, main road turning right it takes about 20 min to walk to the pub. I have added a map below of the route. This is a popular Inn for dinning out or just to have a pint. It was having its 2nd anniversary when we visited so was very busy. I had a couple pints Wherry ale and then headed back to the site to plan our next day.

Saturday morning, we headed of the Cambridge, just outside the site to the right you can catch the number 7 bus to Cambridge. This is just outside the local convenience store which is worth mentioning. We got an all-day ticket so we could get on/off all day. The bus route takes you past the local hospital and is about a 20-min journey. We got off on Hills Road next to Our Lady and the English Martyrs church and headed down to the market square just outside Great St Mary’s Church. The market is full of food outlets from local people and some craft stools. From here we headed around the university’s passing the famous St Kings university and walking through the sheep’s green passing Darwin’s College Island seeing the gondolas on the river Cam to end at The Mill Inn by the river off Mill Lane.

We popped into the inn to have some refreshments a pint Adams for me and a bowl of water for star or lab. Then headed off following the river passing the mathematical bridge. By now we thought we would head off for some lunch and had already looked up some good dog friendly pubs. So, we headed off to The Clarendon Arms walking through Christ Pieces park on the way so star could stretch her legs. We arrived at the pub which on the outside looked very good and when entering was delighted with the decor, we were in luck to get a table by the window as this was a popular pub for lunch and a lot of places where already reserved. My son and I ordered the burger with mature cheese and bacon which came with a sour dough bun which was to be a first for us. When it arrived and after the first bit we knew why this place was so popular. The bun was lovely, not your usual doughy muck but a tasty crisp bun and the homemade pepper sauce on the side with homemade coleslaw made the whole mean a delight. My son and me both agreed this was one of the best buns we have had in a long while. I would recommend this place for a meal which was all washed down with a lovely pint Abbot ale.

After lunch, we caught the bus back which was only a 5 min walk from the pub to the bus station off Parker Street. After an afternoon rest, back at the van and a shower we decided to head back into Cambridge seeing as we still had the bus tickets. We headed back to Our Lady and the English Martyrs church for afternoon mass. After mass, we had some refreshments at the Prince Regent across the road and then headed back to the van for the afternoon.
We had a lovely time at Cambridge and will be looking forward to visiting again. The site was very nice and conveniently located to visit Cambridge center

After lunch, we caught the bus back which was only a 5 min walk from the pub to the bus station off Parker Street. After an afternoon rest, back at the van and a shower we decided to head back into Cambridge seeing as we still had the bus tickets. We headed back to Our Lady and the English Martyrs church for afternoon mass. After mass, we had some refreshments at the Prince Regent across the road and then headed back to the van for the afternoon.
We had a lovely time at Cambridge and will be looking forward to visiting again. The site was very nice and conveniently located to visit Cambridge center


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