Devizes Camping & Caravanning Club Site
England, South West, Wiltshire, Melksham
- 01380 828839
- Open (touring pitches):
- All year.
Alan Rogers Review
First opened in 1998, this site occupies a level field with gravel roads and centrally located facilities. It is also adjacent to the Kennet and Avon Canal (opened in 1810 and recently extensively restored) and the towpath now provides a traffic-free route passing the Caen Hill flight of 29 locks into Devizes (4 miles). In the other direction the towpath runs towards Melksham (also 4 miles). There are 50 hardstanding and 40 grass pitches, 80 with 16A electricity. The Millennium Wood on the site contains more than 1,000 trees. The site is central for visiting many places of interest including the stone circles at Stonehenge and Avebury.
A more unusual outing is to Sandridge Farm, renowned for its speciality bacons, hams and sausages. The farm shop is open daily, May to September and visitors can see the pigs and piglets (admission free – wellies advisable). The Vale of Pewsey cycle route can be accessed from the canal towpath to the east of Devizes, and runs for 41 miles between Great Bedwyn and Corsham.
The modern, heated toilet block provides spacious hot showers, washbasins in cubicles, laundry, dishwashing room, and a baby room. Facilities for disabled visitors are in a suite (with alarm system) by reception. Motorcaravan services. Small playground. Reception opens 09.00-10.00 and 16.00-17.30, and stocks basic foods and drinks, snacks and gas supplies, fishing licences and local tourist information. Fishing. WiFi (charged).
- All Year
- Childrens Play Area
- Fishing on Site
- Facilities for disabled visitors
- Pets allowed
- Wifi Chargeable
- Wifi Partial Site
From Devizes take A361 westbound, and 0.5 miles before Seend village, take A365 towards Melksham. Cross the canal bridge, take next left by ‘Three Magpies’ and the site entrance is on the right. From M4 exit 17, use A350 to Melksham and A365 to the site.