SHERWOOD PINES CAMP SITE ACCESS STATEMENT V2 (Oct 2023)
Site Contact Details
Sherwood Pines Campsite
For bookings or enquiries please call 01623 572337
Usual office opening hours; 8.00am - 6.00pm, Sunday to Thursday 8.00am to 8.00pm Friday and Saturday. Messages can be left and out of these hours.
Please visit: https://www.sherwoodpinescamping.com/
For more information and online booking
Sherwood Pines campsite is located near Sherwood Forest and is a great place from which to explore Nottinghamshire. There are lots of flat walking and cycling trails nearby and the village of King's Clipstone is located approximately 2 miles away.
The site is mostly flat and generally open, except for the surrounding woodland-walk areas.
The site offers a mixture of grass only, grass with electric, hard standing with electric pitches and fully serviced “select” pitches with water and waste disposal. It also has 7 Glamping options including 6 Bothy Pods and 1 Geodome which are available to rent.
Mobile signal is reasonable on site but can vary depending upon pitch location and tree coverage.
Television signal is generally good but can vary depending on pitch location and tree coverage. A booster is recommended. Wi Fi is freely available on site form numerous masts and boosters.
There is no public payphone on site.
The earliest arrival time on site is 12pm, however earlier can be possible by arrangement. Please call ahead if unexpectedly arriving earlier to ensure there are staff to greet you.
Approach surface is tarmac. The Site is well signed on the approach to King's Clipstone and Sherwood Pines - follow Sherwood Pines Camping in the Forest signs.
Arrival surface is level tarmac, with a stop sign and painted line clear to see. Reception is signposted and clearly visible.
There is an automatic barrier (with keypad number code). When the barriers are locked there is a small 5 car parking area just outside the barriers with pedestrian access. No further visitor parking is available unless arranged.
There is no specifically designated accessible parking so please discuss requirements with the office if needed.
There is a bus stop approximately 2 miles away in King's Clipstone. This bus stop is on routes to Mansfield and Sutton-ln-Ashfield.
There is a railway station in Mansfield, 7 miles from site, which is on the Midlands Main Line.
From here there is a regular bus service to King's Clipstone. (Stagecoach 1).
Accessible taxis can be booked in advance on 01623 622222, www.652taxis.co.uk.
Your Check In
The Reception Block is the building on the right as you drive in and just ahead of the barrier. The
Reception is clearly signposted.
Access to Reception is via a flat tarmac path.
There is a small threshold into Reception. There is a wide doorway with a shallow ridge at the
bottom and the doors open inwards. The floor space is free from clutter and there is turning room for wheelchairs in the reception.
The reception is open variable hours (see office hours under site contact details) but an emergency contact number is displayed for out of hours contacts so on-site staff can attend.
Staff are on duty variable hours but an emergency telephone number is provided for blue light emergencies when the office is closed. This phone number can be found printed on your Site Welcome Leaflet. Staff live on site so can always provide assistance in case of emergency.
Details of local hospitals, doctors, dentists’ and vets can be found on the noticeboard outside
reception, and in the Site Welcome Leaflet.
Hardstanding with electricity pitches are available close to the facility block, including accessible facilities.
The Hardstanding Pitches are gravel.
There are several sloping grass pitches at the back of the site near the wooded area where chocks are required.
Campers can park on their pitch or on the left-hand side grass, weather permitting. On most pitches more than 1 car can be accommodated but please discuss with the office so the best pitch is offered.
Travelling Around Site
The entrance road is tarmac, but shortly after the barrier, the roads are gravel. There is a speed
limit around the site of 5 mph. A one-way system is in operation around the main camping area
and this is clearly signed.
The majority of the footpaths throughout the site are gravel. There are no handrails on any
A torch is recommended when walking around the site at night as there is no additional night lighting away from the facilities blocks.
There are rabbit holes and mole hills in the grass areas throughout the site and these are particularly
prevalent in the wooded area at the far end of the site (these are cleared on a regular basis). There are many raised tree roots in the wooded area.
There is clear, well-maintained paths leading to the facility block. There are no steps on the
pathway. There is one set of steps with handrail leading into the block itself and there is also a ramp.
The taps are push button.
The showers are push button but do have a temperature control. There are no steps in the showers. There is a free-standing seat in each shower cubicle.
The facility block, and accessible facilities are well lit at night.
There is no turning room in the main facilities block for wheelchairs. There are some accessible cubicles.
Assistance dogs are permitted in the facility block.
The Accessible Facilities
There are 2 dedicated accessible facilities.
There is flat level access leading to the accessible facilities, which are located separately on the
end of the main facility block, having their own door openings directly onto the pathway. There are no handrails leading to the facility.
The door has a 750 mm opening width and opens inwards. There is a grab rail by the door on the inside and outside. The facilities are accessed via a Radar key, available on request from Reception. There is a pull handle on the door. The taps are lever type taps. The shower is open access, flat wet room style with no tray to step into. The shower has two grab rails and a pulldown seat capable of taking a weight up to 95 kgs. The shower is push button operated and the shower head is height adjustable: The toilet has drop down handrails on both sides. The toilet has a larger flush handle. There is transfer space both sides of the toilet when handrails are lifted. The washbasin can be reached from the toilet. There is a hand dryer. The floor is non-slip. There is an emergency cord by the toilet this can be reached from the floor. The alarm cannot be heard from the staff pitches and reception office.
Assistance dogs are permitted in the facility block.
Laundry and dish wash areas
These areas have good level access and are located at the side of the main facility block. There
are no handrails leading to these areas or within the areas. There is wheelchair turning room in
the laundry. The doors to the laundry open inwards. The taps are push button.
There are two washing machines and three tumble dryers. Two of the dryers are stacked but the third is floor standing for easy access. All are front loading.
There is no indoor Recreational Area.
There is an outdoor Play Area. This is situated towards the centre of the site with flat, level access
over the grass. There is seating available near the play area. Play area surface is rubber and the area is fenced. There is triple swing, a slide, and a climbing frame. There is a slight raised edge surrounding the area together with a low fence.
The dog wash is a small room located in the facility block comprising of a dedicated dog shower with hose and shower head using hot and cold water, it has a small basin, soap dispenser and hand dryer.
There is then a step up of 15 cm to the door to the dog wash that opens inwards.
Bothy Pods and Geodome
The Pods and Geodome have 1 dedicated parking bay each and sit on a wooden base the maximum height is 36cm off ground level which has 2 steps on to the base which are 20cm high (riser) and 38cm deep (tread). To access the Pods there are 2 more steps which are 16cm high and 25cm depth. There are no handrails. These are not accessible by wheelchairs.
The Pods have 2 single beds with mattresses which can be pushed together to create a double and come equipped with 2 small armchairs, a fire log burner, heat gloves, fire extinguisher, fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster, plates, bowls, mugs, glasses, cutlery, emergency night torch, 2 camping chairs, 1 Pod is available to book with a maximum of 2 dogs and has a fire guard fitted.
The Geodome has one double bed with mattress one set of bunkbeds (for children only), a sofa bed, fire extinguisher, small sink unit, fridge, ceramic hob, kettle, toaster, plates, bowls, mugs, glasses, cutlery, emergency night torch, 2 camping chairs and a table with 4 chairs and 2 stools.
Waste, Water, Fire and Evacuation
There is flat, level access leading to the refuse area, which is situated to the side of the main
facility block. The path is tarmac. There are no handrails.
Waste bins are located in 5 fenced service areas these are clearly marked on site map and are accessed by a gentle slope. The Waste Containers/bins are 128cm high with lids.
There is flat, level access to all water taps except for the tap by the wooded area at the
far side of the site, which is accessed via a slope.
There is flat, level access to all waste points except for the waste point by the wooded
area at the far side of the site, which is accessed via a slope. Wastewater carriers need to be
moved over a ridge of approximately 10 cm to be emptied.
The site has 2 CDP’s which are 61cm high which are accessed via a shallow slope. There is a small basin, soap dispenser and hand dryer in the CDP it has an automatic light.
There are 5 fire Bells on site situated on the service areas. There is unrestricted access to the firefighting equipment.
Fire assembly points are in the car park and are clearly marked on the Site Welcome Leaflet.