Camping Le Ferme des Aulnes, Fresne sur Authie, 80120 Namport St Martin, Tel 0322292269
To Find Site:- Leave A16 at junction 25 and follow directions for Arras. Turn right onto N1 (now D901) towards Wailly-Beaucamp. Continue to Namport St Firmin/Namport St Martin. Once almost through Namport St Martin watch out for sign to right for campsite. As you enter Fresne the campsite is on the right in about 200 metres.
Camping Le Ferme des Aulnes is a pleasant campsite situated in a countryside setting. It consists of two pitching areas. The larger one is immediately behind the reception and consists of some touring pitches but mainly well kept static vans. A second area across the road from reception is smaller but only contains touring pitches. All pitches are of a good size and delineated by hedges. Some have a gravel stripe for the caravan or motorhome but, of course, on the continental side. Whilst delineated pitches can give you a degree of privacy it does also mean that it is more likely that the grass will become damaged by the use of groundsheets. During our visit at the end of August virtually all pitches were damaged in this way so if it is wet there will be muddy areas. The original part of the site contains all the facilities including a restaurant, gym, children's entertainment area which have been incorporated into the old farm buildings. In the middle is a covered swimming pool which seemed very popular with both adults and children. The reception building also has a small shop with essentials for sale and bread can be ordered the day before. All the toilets/shower are of a good standard but they are unisex which some might not favour. However there are some private cubicles on both parts of the site. Toilet emptying facilities are also available on the two pitching areas.
The site has lots of facilities geared towards the entertainment of youngster however I expect the lure of the coast in the Somme Bay area will also have its attractions. For shopping there is a large Carrefour at Berck and numerous other smaller supermarkets in the area which reception will gladly direct you to. Date of visit late August 2007. Click on the thumbnails below for a larger image.