19 Jun 2017


17th to 19th June 2017

The Willows, Nantwich - our third new site of the year.

We think this used to be a Caravan Club Certified Location, which has been expanded.  It looked ok based on a few Facebook reviews, and we wanted to visit Nantwich, so we took a chance.


Another Saturday start, which we think worked in our favour this time.  On arrival we were directed to probably the best pitch on a full site.  We think the previous occupant must have just left.

What a great pitch.  Perfectly level, plenty of space, overlooking fields, tucked away in the corner, a picnic bench...first impressions were very good.  The facilities were pretty good, too.

It also came complete with three resident sheep, just the other side of the fence.

A very warm afternoon, we lounged around for a bit and then walked into Nantwich, a walk of just under 2 miles.  Nantwich is a nice town with some quirky shops and a few nice looking pubs...but we only went in one all weekend.  Beer Dock.  Not really a pub, more a shop selling bottled beer, but with a few beers on draft and a couple of long benches for seating.  We had a couple of drinks and then bought some bottles to take away.

We got a taxi back to the site and had a barbecue.  Even though the site was full it didn't get noisy, and when it finally cooled down a bit we had a very relaxing time watching the sheep and drinking the bottles of beer we had just bought.


Yesterday was hot, today was hotter still!

Too hot for any serious walking, instead we drove to nearby Cholmondley castle.  The castle is not open to the public, but the gardens are.

Afterwards we drove into Nantwich, the plan being to have a look around the shops, but a lot of them were closed.  We went back to the Beer Dock and bought some more bottles to take back to the caravan.

The site was even more peaceful today, with all of the weekenders gone.  We lazed around for the rest of the day, reading, drinking beer and wine, a salad for dinner, with the sheep to keep us company.

The only slight negative...no interest at all in our bird feeder...


A very uneventful journey home.  We really enjoyed this site and will go again, probably a Sunday/Monday trip.

Coming soon...

Nothing booked.  A weekend at home, then somewhere in Shropshire or Derbyshire.  The CC site at Castleton is re-opening soon...if we can get in!

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