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Your chance to escape for a while, from hustle-bustle and monotony, to an environment of peace and tranquility, alongside friendly people just like you, who cherish the same. There are no strangers here, only friends that you have not yet met.
Now, you can benefit from a credible 4G MOBILE
PHONE signal on the site.
"Riverside Tourer Park" is divided into two areas. The "Millrace" is the licenced part of the site, which means that even though you may be a caravan club member, you don't necessarily have to be a member of any club, to enjoy a well earned break with your touring Caravan, Motorhome or Campervan on this area.
And the "CL" (Certificated Location), available to a total of five units belonging to Members of the Caravan Club.
We originally opened as a 5 van Caravan Club "Certificated
Location" (CL) in 1997, and quickly gained popularity. We had so many
regulars requesting to come and stay with us that there were stages in
the year when we were constantly having to turn down bookings as the 5
van capacity had been reached. We then, in 2003 applied for planning
consent to develop our adjoining land to create extra pitches, which we
now call the Millrace area.
The "Millrace" area is now widely used by Caravan Club Members who we could not accommodate on the "CL" area, at the time of booking, because of being full with the limited capacity of five.
The "Millrace" is already a first choice with many regular clients because of its matured, & rather unique landscaping.
The "Millrace" is just the same low price as the "CL", but not tied to any Club, therefore Non-Members are welcome.
Photo: Millrace, 3rd June 2017
Since we opened in 1997, we have had the pleasure of meeting and
welcoming many wonderful people to Riverside. Some of them visit the
site several times a year and have become close friends to us.
passage of time, many of the loyal orriginals have become too old to continue
caravanning. Sadly some are no longer with us.
We would love to
welcome you as a first time guest, with the hope that the site brings
you the same level of pleasure it's provided for our previous guests through
the many years.
Many of the photos of the site, on this website are bang up to date, having been taken only a very short while ago.
The lower level photos, such as this one, are taken on a regular basis from our mobile access hoist, and published almost immediately.
They keep you up to date with what the site currently looks like, and enable you to make your own judgement of the on-going lengths we go to, to maintain the site to the best possible standard.
Photo: 3rd June 2017
Visit the "GUESTBOOK" page to see over 280 reviews of the Site & area. And after a stay at Riverside, we invite you to review of your experience.
Current AVAILABILITY is shown on the "Availability" page. The page is regulary updated, at least once a day.
Due to the ever increasing popularity of the CL, we obtained planning permission on our adjoining land in 2003 to provide extra pitches.
We named these pitches the "Millrace" area, which are available to non members, members of any club, and to Caravan Club Members who contact us to book after the CL area is fully booked to its capacity of 5.
The "MILLRACE" area.
We've gone a step further with the "Millrace" landscaping, and planted conifer hedges between all of the hard standing pitches.
These all year round hedges are now at a muture stage where they provide well appraised privacy screening.
In addition to the function of a sun trap, the hedges also provide valuable shelter during periods of breeze or windy weather, which can be reassuring if you have an awning or canopy.
As full planning permission was granted for this area, (in 2003) we are not tied to any club, so we can also offer it to Non-Members, as well as Caravan Club Members.
We named it the"MILLRACE",(after the water coarse from the Mill Dam sluice, to the water wheel of the Saw Mill).
We developed and landscaped the Millrace in almost mirror image of the existing, (CL), with 10 well spaced pitches.
9 level and wide hard standings with privacy hedges, and one hard standing across grass, all river and, (sunny) south facing, with electric h/ups.
Photo: 16th July 2017
Again we have opened up the stretch of river bordering this land to provide complete access to site users.
The "Millrace" has proved to be very popular with Caravan Club members, and non members who enjoy the tranquillity of a small child free site.
Photo: 3rd June 2017
The "Millrace" has no ties to any club, so it can also be used by non-members, and members of any club.
Photo: 3rd June 2017
We've created a river edge picnic area, with table/benches and seats, under the canopy of the trees, designed for all guests, to use and enjoy.
These table/benches are ideal for sitting out-doors to use the site's the Wifi internet access.
We've also installed feeders for the now rare native RED squirrels. There's quite a vast range of wild bird life on or around the river.
The pre-1940's Mill Dam, (feeding the village Saw Mill, which our family ancestors owned and worked) used to be in this stretch of river. The Millrace, that fed the sawmill with its water power source from the dam in the river, once flowed through the lower edge of this land, hence our naming of this part of the site.
The dam was irretrievably damaged by an extremely high river in the early half of the last century.
The Millrace has its own filling/emptying area, which is very similar in design to the large Caravan Club sites you may be accustomed to, with just a few unique user friendly tweaks.
The Millrace area has a separate WC and FREE shower.
Also a park-alongside Motor Van fill/Waste emptying point which is available to all site users.
For dog owners we have a small dedicated (flood lit) river edge dog walk area, (handy for early morning and late evening loo-calls)
Dogs must be kept under strict control whilst on the site, and on a lead of not more than 3mtrs in length. And please, NO games of fetch or ball games allowed on site. It is very important that your dog does not invade other site users space.
Any fouling should be picked up and placed in the dedicated bins.
Please read the Conditions on the "Dog and Pet friendly" page.