Wood Lake and Spring Valley are perfect for summer staycations

Published: Wednesday 28th June 2017 by Courtney Farrow

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If you’re looking for an affordable getaway this summer, look no further than East Yorkshire.

Staycations are the new all-inclusive holiday, providing an inexpensive break from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Wood Lake Campsite in Great Hatfield offers serene views and stunning wildlife, as well as brilliant shower and toilet facilities. The adults-only site is the perfect retreat for couples, walkers, cyclists and those wanting to enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside.

“Our two-acre paddock is ideal for all sorts of camping and caravanning,” explains Sheryl Wood. “We also have an 8-acre wood and lake, which is the perfect spot to see rare birds and creatures, such as kingfishers, marsh harriers, buzzards and egrets.”

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Meanwhile, Wood Lake is just two and a half miles from the quaint Mappleton sands, as well as being close to the coastal town of Hornsea.

“Dog walkers, in particular, like to visit Mappleton beach as they can let their pets off their leads,” continues Sheryl. “And Hornsea Freeport is very popular with shoppers.”

Campers can finish their day at the local Wrygarth Inn, which is situated just a ten-minute walk away.

“In a caravan or tent, you see a lot more wildlife than what you would in a B&B or hotel,” Sheryl points out. “You also get to meet a lot more people. Other holidaymakers are out and about on the site during the day and will often say hello.”

Wood Lake Campsite does not allow families; however, if you are looking for a place to stay with your kids, Sheryl’s twin sister Debbie Mings is happy to help. Over at Spring Valley Campsite, the whole family can have fun and unwind.

“Most people who come to us are actually from Hull. It’s a great place for camping as you’re only a 15-minute drive away. But with our beautiful wildlife pond overlooking the countryside, you don’t feel like you’re near the city centre at all,” Debbie explains.

“Our other visitors are usually those who are coming for Hull UK City of Culture events. We get booked up quickly at the weekends when there are concerts and festivals happening.”

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With 25 pitches for caravans, motorhomes and tents, as well as a cosy two-bedroomed holiday let, Spring Valley has something to suit everyone. There is also a regular bus service that connects the campsite with the city, so it’s ideal if you’re exploring the culture and arts in the daytime.

“Choosing to stay in a caravan or tent is more affordable than hotels and B&Bs. Plus with us, you have all the home comforts, such as electricity, a heated shower and toilet block, and hairdryers. You also have that tranquillity, which you may not get in the city,” she adds.

Spring Valley Campsite began as a rescue centre for animals. Children will love meeting Tom the Turkey, the chickens, guinea fowls and bantams.

“We are both caravan and camping sites, so this means that you must be a member to stay with us. However, if it’s your first time and you want to see what it’s all about, give us a call and we’ll be happy to work something out. We want to encourage everyone to enjoy caravanning and camping,” enthuses Sheryl.

To book with Wood Lake Campsite, please call Sheryl Wood on 01964 536869. Meanwhile, a pitch on Spring Valley Campsite can be reserved by calling Debbie Mings on 01482 891236.

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Published: Wednesday 28th June 2017 by Courtney Farrow

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