Netherwood House, Whitchurch Road
Chester, Cheshire, CH3 6AF
Tel: (01244) 335583
e-mail:netherwood.chester@btinternet.com


Introduction

Caravans are parked on the actual site of the historic Civil War battle of Rowton Moor when on the 24th September 1645, the Parliamentary forces, under Major General Poyntz, defeated the Royalist Army under Sir Marmaduke Lansdale. This battle sealed the fate of Chester, and King Charles 1 retreated over the old Dee Bridge to Wales.

The Site is close to Chester City Centre, a delightful mediaeval walled city, where there are plenty of things to see and do. Boat trips on the River Dee or the Shropshire Union Canal, visit the Cathedral, walk round the city walls and Roman Amphitheatre, and the park, or visit the old shopping streets on two levels called ‘The Rows’, unique in Europe.

It is an ideal base for touring the Cheshire Plain, Beeston Castle, Delamere Forest, Wirral, Snowdonia and the North Wales coast, and is in pleasant country, bordered on one side by the Shropshire Union Canal, which provides the opportunity for walks along the tow path to Chester, and the chance to fish.

A few minutes away by car is the famous Chester Zoo, which is also remarkable for its extensive gardens, and the famous Ellesmere Port Boat Museum. Take a look at our Local Info page for more ideas! An Information Cabin on site contains a large selection of brochures on attractions within a wide radius.

Facilities at the Site include water points, basins, and a chemical disposal point. A toilet block with free facilities, which include hot & cold showers, electric shaving points (including continental sockets) and hair and hand dryers. All fifteen pitches have electric hook-ups. Milk, bread and other consumables, also Calor Gas and newspapers may be obtained from the BP petrol station (300 yards away) open 24hours. Alternatively, Sainsbury’s Supermarket is just over 1 mile away, nearby to which is a Park & Ride with a frequent service to the centre of Chester.

Advance booking is essential, especially at Public holidays and in July and August, when the site is nearly always full.