Harvington Lock Caravan Park is situated near the old riverside market town of Evesham in the Vale of Evesham - the fruit and vegetable basket of England.
There's lots of activities in the local area, from fishing on the tranquil banks of the river Avon, to walking and exploring 3000 miles of public footpaths in the undulating hills and peaceful wooded slopes of the Cotswolds. Within easy access, there's also cycling, horse riding, golf, motor sport, gliding, ballooning, boating, or just ambling around the many beautiful villages.
Public rights of way are well maintained and signposted and the area has one of the best kept 'rights of way' networks in the UK. The Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty also contains a number of national and regional walking routes such as 'The Cotswolds Way Trail', 'Macmillan Way' and 'Oxfordshire Way'. Circular routes withy self-guided leaflets are also plentiful.
Cycling is a great way to soak up the true atmosphere of the Cotswolds beautiful countryside and idyllic villages, not to mention the lazy lunches at the wayside inns.
There are a number of cycling centres in the region including Moreton-in-Marsh, Bourton-on-the-Water, Cheltenham, and Bath. Further details will be published on this website in the near future.
Harvington Golf Centre is just a short walk and boasts two separate courses covering an area in excess of 120 acres.
Anchor Course - Par 64 – approx 5000 yards. An 18 hole course with holes ranging from 133 to 413 yards (Par 3s, 4s and 5s). Nestling alongside the banks of the Warwickshire Avon, the wildlife and scenery make the course a pleasant day out. Designed to create a degree of difficulty without becoming too onerous to walk round, he course is flat with mature hedgerows and trees.
There are numerous fishing lakes and rivers nearby. The Ford at Harvington Lock alone offers three prime stretches, just below a spawning site so excellent fishing both early summer and throughout the season. In addition there are two all year round lakes stocked primarily with carp that also offer special match fishing days some weekends.
Other local fishing spots include:
Chad Lakes Fishery, Bledington, Nr Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 6XL Tel 01451 831470. Course fishing set in the heart of the Cotswold countryside.
Lemington Lakes, Todenham Road, Moreton-in-Marsh, Glos GL56 9NP Tel 01608 651872. Set in 75 acres, course fishing and big carp.
The Willows Isis Lakes, South Cerney, Glos GL7 5TL Tel 01285 862898. Wood lodges, 18 hole golf course, course and trout fishing.
The Lenches Lakes, Hill Barn Orchard, Evesham Road, Church Lench, Evesham, Worcestershire, WR11 4UB Tel 01386 871035. Two lakes offering 7 acres of water. Trout Fly fishing.
Lechlade and Bushyleaze Trout Fishery, Lechlade, Glos GL7 3QQ Tel 01367 253266. 9 acre lake and 250 yards of wild brown trout fishing on the river Leach. Bushleaze, at 22 acres, has a minimum stock size of 2.5 lbs. Both waters ideal for corporate events.
Manor Farm Leisure Coarse Fishery
Pottery and Painting
The Guildhouse at Stanton Village near Broadway offers weekly pottery, wood carving and watercolour lessons.
Royal Shakespeare Theatre - Stratford-upon-Avon
Swan Theatre - Stratford-upon-Avon
www.rsc.org.uk for information on current programme.
Croft Farm has become well known as a windsurfing and sailing centre with a RYA recognised school and modern hire fleet. Kayaking and canoeing take place on the lake and nearby River Avon. The lake is open all year for people with their own equipment on a day or season basis.
Visit Evesham's Kayak and Canoe Club, and enjoy the sport of kayaking and canoeing in a friendly and, at the same time, safe environment.
Cheltenham horse racing is a great day out for all. There are three enclosures to choose from and from wherever you are guaranteed stunning views of all the racing. For more information on: Cheltenham Racecourse including events. Stratford-upon-Avon Racecourse is a popular small National Hunt course, attracting large crowds, quality trainers and jockeys and competitive racing