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 or fauna. 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
Grass only pitch for larger tents
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
Club Site Wi-fi
Battery charging facilities
We have stayed at Clitheroe 5 times this year & aim to go again in October. This is an excellent site,very well maintained by the dedicated staff Gerald & Maureen, who always make you feel very welcome. and are always available to help if required.It is a jewel in the crown of the Club,The site is very handy for visits to the town, & the Eddisford Arms is a very good pub,well run & dog friendly. It is our most visited site& we have been members for 13 years
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Country
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
Nice site good location,everthing you need nearby pub,shops etc. toilets dated but useable.
Bags of Grass cuttings about eight left on the side of road next to my pitch on the corner for the four nights i was there starting to smell &attract flies i think the warden left them there to stop people cutting the corner in there cars, Cones would have been better.
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Town,Country,Coastal,Secluded
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break
This sites toilet blocks are it's achillies heel. The staff have kept them as clean as possible but they are really starting to show their age.
In bad rain the pitches can become waterlogged it might be worth investing in some ditch diggers.
The staff were amazing from the get go, you felt welcomed. You were informed about the site. You were rope measured to ensure you were the right distance away from neighbours.
The site is so peaceful at night it is bliss.
There is a river at the bottom of the site which has some lovely walks.
There is a park, with play area, golf and leisure center nearby.
All in a great park with a couple of niggles.
- Towing: Moderate
- Location: Town,Country,Secluded
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Peaceful break
Good pub within easy walking distance.(Narrow bridge to it which is shared with traffic). Spar shop within five minutes easy walk of campsite. Clitheroe town centre less than half an hour walk. Sainsburys and all the usual banks, chemists etc in Clitheroe. Excellent sausage shop, which also sells black pudding. (Both delicious!). Only slight downside was the keycode for the toilets. Not easy to see the lock -or to remember the code - at 4am.
- Location: Town
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Nearest bus stop 500m from Site entrance
Nearest train station: Clitheroe – 1.5 miles
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Minimum booking periods do apply.