2024 CDC Rally No.02 – Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire

Smeaton’s Lakes
Centrally located close to the A1 and the East Coast main railway line,
the site is an ideal base from which to explore the many attractions of this historic area.
(Photo: Campsite directory big free guide)

The sympathetically developed site is a veritable nature wonderland
for walkers and dog lovers alike, with prime fishing both on our lakes and the River Trent.

Why Smeaton?
The viaduct carrying the A616 road over the River Trent between Newark-on-Trent and South Muskham
(part of the original Great North Road) was designed and construction
was overseen by John Smeaton between 1768 and 1770 and is known as Smeaton’s Viaduct.
(More information: Who was John Smeaton?)

National Civil War Centre – Newark Museum
(More information:- website / Postcode: NG24 1JY)
Don’t miss to see the Civil War Cannonball Hole on Newark Church!
The spire on Newark Parish Church dates back to around 1220
and as the fierce battles of the English Civil War raged, it was used as a look-out post.
Today, there is a hole in the spire of St Mary Magdalene’s Church
where a Parliamentarian cannonball is said to have hit it in 1644.
The church forms part of the Civil War Trail
which can be downloaded here.




Thursday 22nd/Friday 23rd August – Bank Holiday Monday 26th August 2024
Enjoy the Summer long weekend in Nottinghamshire

Programme Weekend

  • Thursday 22nd August 2024
    ….– Welcome & greetings
  • Friday 23rd August 2024
  • Evening
    ….– Meeting point for social evening at the site-hall.
  • Saturday 24th August 2024
    6:00 pm
    ….– Meeting point for social evening at the site-hall
  • Sunday 25th August 2024
    6:00 pm – 6:30pm
    ….– Open meeting starts at 6pm at the site-hall
    ….– Fun & Quiz Games at the site-hall
  • Bank Holiday Monday 26th August 2024
    ….– Coffee Mornings (meeting point the CDC’s flag)


2024 Pitch Address
Smeaton’s Lakes
Great Northern Road
NG23 6ED

Map / Direction
NG23 6ED

More information website
Smeaton’s Lakes


Stephen Robinson
– email:- centraldeafcamping@gmail.com

Rally tariff 
We are on the rally field without electric hook-up for £10.00 per night.
(£25.00 per unit per night including electric hook-up and awning – only 4 available on the same rally field for whose are mostly needed, please contact Marshal, Stephen Robinson.)
–  2 persons & car
–  extra person is charged at £5.00 per night
–  extra child is charged at £2.50 per night
–  extra car £5.00 per night
–  children under 5 – free

Arrival / departure time
Arrive: Check In for the Rally field from 10:30am.
Depart by: 3.30pm.


  • Well-behaved dogs are welcome (must be kept on leads)
  • 2 x warm, heated toilet and shower blocks
  • Separate fishermen’s toilets
  • Disabled toilets and shower
  • Hot water and razor points
  • Chemical disposal point
  • Refuse disposal point
  • Small shop for the basics
  • Calor Gas supplied on-site
  • Outside washing up facilities
  • On-site recycling point
  • Lakeside pitches available
  • Some pitches close to the River Trent available for dog walks
  • Fishing concessions
  • Rally fields
  • 24-hour CCTV security and on-site warden
  • Clubhouse available for hire
  • Indian, Chinese and Pizza delivery service available


Local Area
Newark-on-Trent (8 minutes drive / 2 miles)
– Newark Castle & Gardens (website)
– Air Museum (website)
– River Trips (website)
– Historical Market Square
– Local Market (Saturday – Fruit, Veg & General)


Fishing Tariffs (Day Tickets from the reception)
(Concessions available for caravanners & campers staying on site.)
Coarse lake – £8.00 per session (2 rods) or £15.00 for 24hr
River Trent – £10.00
Extra Rod – £1.00 (maximum 3 rods)
Children (under 14) – £4.00
(More information about fishing:   The Lakes / River Fishing)


Deadline for full payment
Full payment to be booked before deadline by Wednesday 31st July 2024.

Online Payments
Book now through the link below to secure your site,
it’ll be issued as First Come – First Served:
Link:  Online booking

Alternative booking
Please contact Marshal, Stephen Robinson for an alternative booking and/or more information on email: centraldeafcamping@gmail.com