High Meadow Farm is no longer a CCC Certified Site, now a commercial site and adults only, and consists of grass and hardstanding pitches, it’s not quite level so blocks and chocks are required. The site is on a working livery farm, so there is coming and going all day, the owner is usually to be found at the bottom of the yard, washing down horses, or in her ‘other’ office.
The facilities block is new, and consists of pot wash room with washing machine and dryer, a disabled room and the usual ladies and gents, with open sinks, toilets and two very large wetroom type showers, the showers are token operated and each token gives 4 minutes of shower time, the tokens are £1 each, which may seem a little steep, but when you consider the nightly fee is a mere £15, it is still an inexpensive site.
High Meadow Farm is situated outside the village of Barrow upon Soar, where you will find a small co-op, several good pubs, (the Soar Bridge is lovely) and a lovely café with friendly staff.
There is plenty to do in the surrounding area, Calke Abbey, Kedleston Hall and Belton House, all NT properties, are within easy driving distance as is Bradgate Country Park, wherein lies the ruins of the childhood home of Lady Jane Grey and the folly known as Old John, a tower sitting on the highest point in the local area. The park has several pay and display car parks (though parking is not expensive) two cafes and a visitor centre. There are also several cafes outside the gates of the park, highly recommend the Jade Tearoom, friendly staff and delicious food, cooked to order.
If you are after a thrill, head for Prestwold Driving Centre on an event day, there are sports cars galore to drive as well as a rally course to test your nerve.