Folkingham Camp - Low Farm Touring Park, Sleaford

Low Farm Touring Park is a tent and family-friendly campsite set in the small historical village of Folkingham, south Lincolnshire. Kathryn Whelan finds it the perfect place to escape for peace and quiet...


Above: Reception is in the listed farm house Top right: Great warm welcome from owners, Nigel and Jane Stevens Right: Rally field lies next to the long drive that leads to the main campsite

Low Farm Touring Park is a tent and family-friendly campsite set in the small historical village of Folkingham, south Lincolnshire. Kathryn Whelan finds it the perfect place to escape for peace and quiet 


The site 
Low Farm is a picturesque campsite set in an equally beautiful conservation village in Lincolnshire. And site owners, Nigel and Jane Stevens, provide a warm welcome. The site is flat and well-draining and has level pitches, including some hardstandings for caravans and seasonal pitches. There is also a rally field with hook-ups. Children are welcome and have plenty of space to run around although there is no formal play area. Not that this bothered the children in our party who simply ran around and made the most of the space and great weather, proving that there is no better playground than the one that nature provides. Good facilities include the usual showers, toilets and outdoor washing up area. The Old Cart Shed has kitchen facilities and tables for group meets. It also houses an extensive tourist information section if you are tempted to leave this wonderful place to explore. 


The area 
Along with a work house, coaching house and ruined Norman castle that was used as the local penitentiary, Folkingham also boasts Hansen’s Chocolate Shop where you can watch (and buy) delicious chocolate being made. There are several footpaths that lead to other lovely villages with good chance to see wildlife like buzzards, kites, deer and hares. I love the one that leads to The Red Lion, Newton. 

Above: Warm, clean toilet block with washing-up area and waste disposal points


Here are a few more ideas: 
• There is fishing nearby and the quiet roads are excellent for cycling. 
• Peterborough, Lincoln and Nottingham are all a 40-minute drive away. 
• The UK’s only surviving eight-sail windmill is at nearby Heckington along with a superb microbrewery. 
• Grimsthorpe castle is worth a visit. 
• Lots of aircraft museums found locally. 
• A day trip to Skegness and surrounding seaside area is a great option. 


Eating out 
There is a wealth of great village pubs in the area, most serve great local produce and good real ales. There is a tea room in the village and you’ll get a wonderful warm welcome at the village pub, The New Inn, which is less than a five-minute walk from the site and serves up homely traditional pub food at good prices. Bourne has a great Chinese restaurant – the Yang Xian.