Gate Farm

Visitor Information

CL information | Public Transport | Fuel and cash | Emergency Numbers

CAMC website - West Midlands - Solihull
CL no. 1598 - Sites Directory & Handbook 2019-20 page 478

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Gate Farm CL is currently closed due to government restrictions. We are making changes to the CL to increase social distancing and hygiene - please read here.

Please download our map and directions showing recommended routes for towing and motorhomes (A4 PDF). This includes more detailed directions than those in the CAMC publications.
IMPORTANT - DO NOT FOLLOW SAT-NAV when approaching from the north or west, due to narrow single-track lanes with low trees and no passing places.

See also: Recommended Routes to and from NEC.

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Susie Hammett and members of her family live on site and will be pleased to help you with anything you need. Please let us know of anything we can do to improve your stay.

Caravan and Motorhome Club members are welcome all year round and all types of outfit can be accommodated - caravans, motorhomes (up to 8.5m), campervans and trailer tents.

Gate Farm is a working farm, so please be aware of machinery, children and animals and drive at walking pace once you enter the farm drive.

Children must be supervised at all times and dogs must be kept on a lead, including while on the CL.

For your safety, do not enter the farm buildings and do not approach or feed the animals. Speed limit is 5 mph (walking speed) at all times.

Footpaths and Dog Walks Map (PDF)

Local Cycle Routes (PDF)

Recommended routes to and from NEC avoiding M42 and A45 (PDF)

There are separate disposal points for toilet waste and a grey (washing) water waste suitable for motorhome tanks with a short hose outlet. Please be aware of the environment and use the appropriate disposal point.

4G Mobile and Freeview television reception are both good on the site.

Being close to Birmingham Airport, planes pass intermittently, but at other times the site is peaceful.

Please also note the following:

Bus passing Gate Farm No 87 bus passing Gate Farm

Public Transport

An hourly bus service(except Sundays and Bank Holidays) - see timetable, fares) from the CL site entrance serves Knowle, Balsall Common and Coventry, and also Solihull Station for trains to Birmingham, Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon. The bus will stop on request by giving a clear arm signal to the driver. On return, ask the driver to set down at Gate Farm, between Temple Balsall and Fen End. Buses operated by Johnsons Excelbus - service 87 - last buses from Solihull Station 18.25, Coventry 17.45 (17.32 Sat), Balsall Common 18.34 (18.09 Sat).

Trains from Berkswell (3 miles, free parking) take you to the N.E.C., Birmingham, and Coventry. May save money and time to get to NEC events which have a car park charge. Station car park has hight barrier but there is also on-street parking in Hallmeadow Road, off the roundabout (less than 5 mins walk). The 87 bus stop at Balsall Common Island is about half mile/10 minutes walk from Berkswell Station.

Dorridge Station (4 miles, parking charge) also serves Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon. There are two car parks, one to the left of the station and the Chiltern Railways one - turn immediately right under the railway bridge on Station Road.


Local pubs, places to eat and food shops page
or see Local Information sheet (PDF) for postcodes and telephone numbers.


Balsall Common: Shell (2m) CV7 7DN 01676 530 260
Balsall Common: Sainsburys (3m) CV7 7EU 01676 514 700
Knowle (2.5m): Knowle Filling Station (Esso) B93 0JD 01564 770 910


Countrywide: Gibbs Brothers (1.5m): Fen End CV8 1PY 01676 533 396

Calor :
Knowle (2.5m): Knowle Filling Station (Esso) B93 0JD 01564 770 910
Knowle Wyndley Garden Centre (3m): B93 0DX 01564 777 106

Cash Machines

There are several cash machines amongst the shops in both Balsall Common (2.5m) and Knowle (3m).

Emergency Numbers

Gate Farm: 01676 532187 - or mobile 07812 150 732

Accident and Emergency:

Doctors: Balsall Common & Meriden Group Practice (3m) CV7 7RW 01676 935000



Balsall Common Vets (2m) CV7 7ER 01676 530792

608 Group Veterinary Practice Solihull (6m) B93 9BL 0121 705 3044 & Bentley Heath (4m) B91 1AA 01564 774 246

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