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This is a selection of our suggested attractions.

City of Bath (travel time 35min approx)

UNESCO added The City of Bath as a 'cultural site' to the World Heritage List in 1987. There are many thing to see and do here, highlights are the Ancient Roman Baths, the modern thermae spa complex, the historical crescent and many museums and exhibitions such as the Jane Austen centre. Details of which can be found at the following link...


Devizes Museum (travel time 10min approx)

Come and explore Devizes Museum with outstanding collections that trace the fascinating history of Wiltshire, the environment and inhabitants over the last 6,000 years. Explore the finds from Bush Barrow, described as the Crown Jewels of the "King of Stonehenge".


Cycling and walking routes

Wiltshire has more than 7,500 paths for walkers and cyclists to explore. Walking and cycling through the peaceful, glorious countryside will show you rural England at its very best. Follow the link below and get access to free downloadable cycle and walking maps


STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railway (travel time 35min approx)

STEAM is housed in a beautifully restored Grade II railway building in the heart of the former Swindon railway works.
The Museum tells the story of the men and women who built, operated and travelled on the Great Western Railway - 'God's Wonderful Railway' - a railway network that, through the pioneering vision and genius of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, was regarded as the most advanced in the world.


Pizzas Direct

As well as pizzas you can get fish and chips, burgers, jacket potatoes and a range of side orders and desserts all delivered to the site. Menus are available from Reception

Tel: 01249 822 032

Lucky Boat Chinese Take-away (travel time 5min approx)

Chinese anyone? Lucky Boat offers a full menu of tasty food and you can have it delivered to the campsite too! Pick up a menu from Reception.

Tel: 01249 814818

The Talbot Inn (walking time 10min)

The Talbot Inn is our closest pub within walking distance. They have a nice beer garden and serve fresh coffee plus home cooked food and their menus change weekly. It is situated a few hundred yards along the A4 after you make a left turn at the end of Stockley Lane. Telephone 01249 812198

BCH Camping (travel time 15min approx)

BCH is a friendly local shop with good range of camping items. If you've unpacked your tent to find the poles are missing then be relievied as not all is lost. BCH camping has a shop 15 minutes away from Blackland Lakes in the town of Chippenham. They carry all the major brands related to outdoor activity and the staff are friendly and welcoming.


Wroughton Science Museum (travel time 30min approx)

On a site of breathtaking scale near Swindon we store the large and iconic objects from the National Collections of the Science Museum... and we have got 18,000 of them.
The collections span the whole spectrum of scientific and technological interest for all ages, ranging from the giant Lockheed Constellation airliner to early computers, from bicycles to the massive wood printing press, and from MRI scanners to hovercraft.


Trowbridge Museum (travel time 30min approx)

This museum tells the story of a west country wool town, it's people and it's history. Housed in a former wool mill, the museum displays include working textile machinery, a weaver's cottage, a medieval castle and local history displays. There are plenty of interactive exhibits, a children's history hunt and a mouse trail. Plus regular temporary exhibitions.


Wiltshire Mircolight Center (travel time 5min approx)

Wiltshire Microlight Centre is a BMAA registered school operating from its own registered airstrip. The centre is owned and run by twice European hang gliding champion and ex-RAF pilot Tony Hughes. Tony has been a senior BMAA inspector since 1993 and undertakes Annual Permit Inspections and check flights for both flexwing and 3-axis microlights.
The flights take you over the stunning Marlborough downs with views over Ancient sites like Avebury stone Circle, Silbury Hill and the White Horses. In the summer months the flights are the best way to see the huge and complex crop circles that appear in Wiltshire.
The microlight center is located between Calne and Avebury on the A4 just outside the village of Yatesbury.


Wild Swimming

Wiltshire has many prime locations for wild swimming. There are several well known spots, some of which featured in the BBC documentary "Wild Swimming with Alison Roberts". If you would like more information on different sites please follow the link below to the Wild Swimming website


Castlefields Park Trail, Calne

Attaining charity status in 2001, Castlefields Canal and River Park Association aims to preserve, protect, develop and improve the environment of the River Marden Valley and surrounding area. Picnic areas, information boards, a fitness trail, brass rubbing and the Jubilee Queen canal boat are some of the highlights of the park that can be enjoyed by the public. We stock the free Castlefields Park Trail Map in Reception. Or for more info visit www.calne.castlefieldspark.co.uk Nearest postcode: SN11 0EF

Calne Heritage Centre

The Centre is situated in the old library building and tells the story of Calne and its surroundings. It explains the town's rich history from Anglo - Saxon to present times with lots of pictures and artefacts on display. There are regular and varied exhibitions and you can purchase books, postcards and special products from local artists and craftspersons. The Calne Heritage Centre, Carnegie Building, New Road, Calne, SN11 0SQ www.calneheritage.co.uk

Stonehenge (travel time 40min approx)

One of the most famous sites in the world, 5,000 year old Stonehenge is composed of earthworks surrounding a circular setting of large standing stones. It is at the centre of the most dense complex of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in England.


Wiltshire Balloon Rides

Wiltshire makes a fabulous balloon flying destination with rolling hills, ancient stones, and mystical crop circles; this is a county with character. Balloons take flight from Devizes, Salisbury and Swindon.


The Black Horse (travel time 5min approx)

The Black Horse serves very good food. If your gas hob is on the blink or you just can't be bothered then nip over to Cherhill for a bite. It is also overlooked by the White horse and the Obelisk.


Bath Boating Station (travel time 40min approx)

Messing about on the river! The river Avon through the center of Bath to be exact.
Pick a nice sunny day, head down to Bath Boating Station and hire one of their beautiful traditional rowing boats, skiffs or punts and you will not regret it.
This has to be one of the most glorious ways to explore a side of Bath not many people get to see. So peaceful and serene you would be forgiven for forgetting that you are in a city. Very highly recommended. Open from Easter till the end of September.


Oasis Leisure Centre (travel time 35min approx)

Oasis sports centre in Swindon is a great place to take the kids for a swim. Much more than just a pool, oasis has a wave machine, fast flue rides, big slides and a juniors pool and mini slides for mini people.


Atwell Wilson Motor Museum

We are a small friendly museum situated in the heart of Wiltshire and on the same road as Blackland Lakes. The majority of our exhibits are cars from the year 1920 and onwards. We also have a collection of motorcycles, mopeds and bicycles. You can also see interesting motoring memorabilia, our Jack Spittle Model Lorry Collection and a reconstructed retro garage complete with vehicles. For more information visit our website www.atwellwilson.org.uk or call 01249 813119.

The Lysley Arms (travel time 10min approx)

Like all pubs listed on our website, the Lsyley Arms comes with recommendations from us personally. It is family run and all the staff are friendly. Good food is served throughout the day. The Lysley Arms is situated on the A4 between Calne and Chippenham.

Link Center Ice Rink (travel time 35min approx)

The Link Centre houses the international-sized (26m x 56m) ice rink and provides an extensive programme including public skating, ice hockey, figure skating, ice dance and pairs skating, as well as Learn to Skate courses, and private lessons.


Avebury Henge (travel time 15min approx)

Avebury is the largest stone circle in the world: it is 427m (1401ft) in diameter and covers an area of some 28 acres. Older and larger than Stonehenge, Avebury stone circle is another iconic and must see landmark and approx. 7 miles from the Campsite. Take a stroll through the village,enjoy the local tea rooms or pub whilst getting the chance to experience the beautiful scenery and stones.


Silbury Hill (travel time 15min approx)

The 40m high man made hill steeped in legend. Dating back to 2660 BC. Silbury Hill is also the centre of much of the area's crop circle activity.


West Kennet Long Barrow (travel time 15min approx)

One the most impressive and best preserved Neolithic burial tombs.


White Horses (travel time 5min approx for nearest site)

There are thirteen white horses in Wiltshire. These symbolic creations are made by exposing the chalk of the limestone hills that are typical of the area. The nearest is carved into the face of Cherhill down, just a few minutes up the road from Blacklands and right next to an impressive giant stone obelisk.


Crop Circles

It is official, Aliens preffered holiday destination is Wiltshire. Wiltshire is without doubt the world centre for crop circle activity. Man made or otherwise these formations regularly appear through the summer months. At various levels of complexity and size, crop circles and their creators are always hot topics for debate in pubs and village halls around Wiltshire as well as in the global press. Track their creation on:-
Crop Circle Connector

Or have a well lubricated debate in the centre for crop circles and beer:-
Barge Inn at Honeystreet (travel time 20min approx)


Salisbury city, Cathedral and Old Sarum (travel time 40mins approx)

Known as 'The city in the countryside', the magnificent medieval city of Salisbury has it all: historic streets and alleyways, charming half-timbered buildings, traditional English eating houses and characterful shopping streets.

The medieval Cathedral is the most impressive in Britain. http://www.salisburycathedral.org.uk/

Old Sarum is a mighty Iron Age hill fort with over 5000 years history. This is also the site of the original Cathedral. Romans Normans and Saxons all left their mark here.


Kennet & Avon Canal (travel time 15min approx)

Our watery highway is now redundant from its original use but far from being abandoned it is an absolutely fantastic way of relaxing and exploring. Following gentle slopes (with one exception) and wandering through beautiful countryside, the canal still has so much to offer. From biking to boating and just good old walking you can take in the history, the engineering and the fantastic wildlife which is only interrupted by the occasional country pub.

K&A Canal's main claim to fame are the Caen Hill locks in Devizes. This is the longest flight of locks in Europe. The continuous flight of 29 locks raises the canal 237 feet in two miles. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caen_Hill_Locks


Bradford on Avon (travel time 30min approx)

A beautiful old town set around the river Avon, Bradford on Avon has more than its fair share of idyllic scenery. There may be more than first meets the eye too; Look closely at the town bridge and there's a small building perched upon it that was once used as a prison for trouble makers and drunks. The unfortunate imprisoned drunks probably had one too many in The Swan - possibly the wonkiest looking old pub in the world. There is also a Saxon church dating back to 700ad. Don't forget the river and canal with activities including boat and bike hire. Take a closer look at Bradford on Avon and you'll be pleasantly surprised.


Joy Balti Indian (travel time 5min approx)

Need an Indian? Look no further than the Joy Batli. They're always very good and they deliver onto the campsite.

Tel. 01249 814 124


Lacock (travel time 15min apporx)

The medieval village with its timber framed cottages has been used as a location in many TV and film productions such as Cranford, Pride and Prejudice, Moll Flanders and Emma. The Abbey also featured in the recent Harry Potter films. You might see some familiar spots as you wander the streets. Lacock Abbey was founded in 1232 and its original features are remarkabley well preserved. Many additions to the Abbey through the ages have only added to its beauty. You are able to explore parts of the Abbey and Gardens. The first photographic negative was taken at Lacock Abbey and the Fox Talbot Museum celebrates the history of photography and William Henry Fox Talbot. You'll also find a bakery,tearooms, pubs, vendors selling local produce and independent craft and gift shops as you browse the historical streets of Lacock.


SS Great Britain (travel time 45min approx)

Completed in 1843 by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the SS Great Britain was by far the largest vessel afloat and one of the most advanced. She was built to carry passangers across the Atlantic between Bristol and New York. Unfortunately things didn't go so smoothly for the mighty iron ship... Now she is beautifuly restored and takes pride of place in Bristol Dockyard where she is waiting to tell you her story.


Bowood House (travel time 10min approx)

Perhaps the most beautiful estate in the country is right next door to Blackland Lakes. Bowood has a stunningly beautiful stately home in the centre of the estate. As well as well kept parts of the house, the superb gardens and beautifully landscaped grounds are open to view. Bowood is just one of several stately homes open to the public in our area. Others well worth a visit include Longleat, Wilton House and Stourhead. Check http://www.statelyhomes.com/areas/default.asp?ID=99&Path=12,23 for full details


Swindon Designer Outlet (travel time 30min approx)

All your favourite designer lables under one roof. Bargains galore!


Cabot Circus Mall Bristol (travel time 45min approx)

Cabot Circus is the biggest, newest Mall in the area. There's a huge range of shops and great entertainment too. Includes a cinema with big luxurious seats and waiter service!


Cribbs Causeway Mall Bristol (travel time 45mins appox)

Another huge shopping mall in Bristol. Massive Range of Shops, Cinema and dining to boot. If your lucky you might even find the likes of Katie Price signing her book.


Bath's Southgate Shopping Centre and Milsom Street (travel time 35min approx)

Retail therapy anyone? Bath's brand new shopping complex is shopping heaven. Combined with the shops on Milsom Street, starting just above Southgate, there is nothing you won't find. Finish the day at Bath's Thermae Spa, located a few minutes walking from Southgate, and you'll feel like a king/queen. For a day out in Bath we suggest catching the train from Chippenham or taking advantage of the 3 park and ride services.


Sainsbury's (travel 3min approx )

We have our own shop that carries basic food items but if you need more Sainsbury's have a supermarket in the centre of Calne.


T.K TACKLE (travel time 2mins approx)

TK Tackle has a good range of fishing equipment and bait and is very close to Blackland Lakes Tel. 01249 812003


Blackland Lakes
Calne, Wiltshire
United Kingdom, SN11 0NQ
Tel: 01249 810943

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