Top site for fishing
Top site for watersports
A valley campsite on the Lancashire borders.
Set in Lancashire’s glorious Ribble Valley, south of the Forest of Bowland our Clitheroe Club campsite enjoys a parkland setting close to the River Ribble. A tranquil oasis among the trees of the Edisford Riverside Picnic and Recreation Area, this campsite is popular with families.
The 80 pitch site caters for all types of unit and offers a good range of facilities for campers. The adjacent river offers swimming, canoeing and fishing opportunities. You can walk from the site too along the river to Waddington, Great Mitton or further.
A little over a mile from the campsite, Clitheroe is a bustling market town. Its castle dominates the local skyline and within its 16 acre site you’ll find the castle keep, a Labrynth and children’s playground. Clitheroe is also developing as Lancashire’s food town. Cowman’s Famous Sausage Shop is here – choose from over 75 flavours of sausage. And don’t miss the Clitheroe Food Festival in August.
The Ribble Valley is steeped in mystery and legend, fable and folklore. At Pendle Hill follow in the footsteps of the Pendle Witches who were involved in the most famous witchcraft trials in English history and for the younger campers there's a witch hunt held on site.
The Tolkein Trail takes you on a walking tour past Stonyhurst College where Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was schooled and where J.R.R Tolkein penned some of The Lord of The Rings. The historic Whalley Abbey and Sawley Abbey are also worth visiting.
North of Clitheroe campsite, the Forest of Bowland is ripe for exploration on foot or by bike. There’s also horse riding, fishing and bird watching available.
Some pitches are sloping and chocks will be required. Please be aware that the Hardstanding pitches on this site comprise of a grass covered reinforced plastic hardstanding.
100% coverage cannot be guaranteed due to rural location, weather conditions and changing flora. These can cause variable signal strength. Hotspots are available. Prices.
Bashall Barn sells a selection of local produce and includes a small-scale brewery. Roy Porter Traditional and Organic Butchers supplies meat from native British breeds.
has the following facilities on or around the site.
Members' and non-members' caravans welcome
Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome
Hardstanding with electric hook-up
Dedicated accessible facilities
Chemical toilet disposal point
Club Site Wi-fi
Battery charging facilities
Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome
Members' and non-members' tents welcome
Grass pitch with electric hook-up
Grass only pitch (no electric)
Electric shaver sockets
Parent and baby room
Drinking water taps
Ice pack freezing
Grass only pitch for larger tents
this was our 8th trip to the Clitheroe site.
Peter,Shirley & Tilly the dog (Club Member)
stayed Sep 2015
This review is for Clitheroe
this was our 8th trip to the Clitheroe site.mainly because of the nearness of all facilities & the very friendly & helpful staff. I do have a worry regarding future security of the site when the housing developement is finished,as there is no fence at present between the site boundry & the large housing estate right next door.If no boundry fence is being erected I think that site security could be a big problem,but we shall see.
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Country
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break,Younger couples
CLITHERO IS A GREAT TOWN LOTS OF HISTORY. PEOPLE ARE GREAT.
- Location: Country
- Suitable For: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
We visited with 5 units/friends & love location. The welcome did not give us necessary information.
Female showers flooded, blocked for 3 days & generally unclean(not club standards)
Pitching was less than 6m & concerned me due to H&S rules.
We felt some staff had not received sufficient training to gain understanding of members requirements.
Site was good. Managers and Assistants were lovely. 😊
My grumble is with the 'Caravan and Camping Club' the shower and toilet block is small and grubby for the number of visitors on site. It is delapitated, cold and the expelair is noisy and roof is thick with cobwebs spiders and dust etc. This would mean it was never cleaned at the start of the season. Drains have a bad smell inside the shower block. They smell like they are blocked with hair that's rotting down. Two shower cubicles, two wash basin cubicles and three toilet cubicles are insufficient for visitors needs. Please 'camping and caravaning club' get this sorted.
Also, why have a combination lock to enter the toilet block? Visitors struggle to remember the 6 digit code. Why when on holiday do you have to give your guests something else to worry about. Give them a key if it must be locked 24/7.
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Secluded
- Suitable For: Peaceful break
Nearest bus stop: 500m from Site entrance
Nearest train station: Clitheroe – 1.5 miles
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