Clitheroe

Camping and Caravanning Club Site
from £7.00 to £11.80 Per person/night
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Overview

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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.

Worth Noting

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.

WiFi

100% coverage cannot be guaranteed due to rural location, weather conditions and changing flora. These can cause variable signal strength. Hotspots are available. Prices.

Eat Local

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.

Facilities

Clitheroe has the following facilities on or around the site.

  • Members' and non-members' caravans welcome

    Members' and non-members' caravans welcome

  • Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome

    Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome

  • Hardstanding with electric hook-up

  • Seasonal Pitches

  • Flushing toilet

  • Washbasins

  • Dedicated accessible facilities

  • Chemical toilet disposal point

  • Motorhome stop-off

  • Dishwashing facilities

  • Gas cylinders

  • Pets welcome

  • Grass only pitch for larger tents

  • Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome

    Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome

  • Members' and non-members' tents welcome

    Members' and non-members' tents welcome

  • Grass pitch with electric hook-up

  • Grass only pitch (no electric)

  • Showers

  • Electric shaver sockets

  • Parent and baby room

  • Drinking water taps

  • Washing Machines

  • Ice pack freezing

  • Payphone

  • Club Site Wi-fi

  • Battery charging facilities

Reviews

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4.7

I received a very warm welcome despite being late and was directed to a lovely level pitch...

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I received a very warm welcome despite being late and was directed to a lovely level pitch after explaining it was my first trip in the new motorhome. The site is immaculately kept with a good variety of pitches on different levels and easy access to the river and children's play areas. There are lovely walks right off the site and excellent walking guides to be purchased from the shop for 30p - we did the Sculpture Trail one which I recommend. The shop is open all day which I thought was a boon and carries all the necessary items. The showers could be a bit more modern but everything was clean and tidy. Try not to get pitched by the bins as the refuse is only collected once a week and all 4 were overflowing and not pleasant in the heat. The Eddisford Bridge pub is within easy walking distance (over the bridge and a bit of a climb uphill) and I can recommend the food at a reasonable price. All in all a good site for exploring further afield.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Town,Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 4
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3.3

Site has everything already stated, however, we had a young guy with his small daughter...

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Site has everything already stated, however, we had a young guy with his small daughter pitched next to us in his "festival tent". Unfortunately, he brought no other equipment and took the "friendly" aspect of the club a bit far by persistently asking for cutlery and child minding services! This actually spoiled our last night. I am not sure if we had "hardstanding"? The area around the caravan was really boggy, and said man needed to be towed off in his smallish car, at one stage. Needless to say, we are going again. The area has such a lot to offer it is worth putting up with the old ablutions and soggy grass.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Town,Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break
  • Friendliness: 4
  • Cleanliness: 4
  • Facilities: 2
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3.7

Similar welcome to Jon & Mel May 2014 (same person perhaps) which unfortunately resulted in my...

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Similar welcome to Jon & Mel May 2014 (same person perhaps) which unfortunately resulted in my rating which given the other dealings would otherwise would have meant a 5. The person despite being at the site for 2 months couldn't (wouldn't) advise which way the sun went! This aside thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Slightly dated facilities but kept very clean. Ideal location beside the river and to tour around. Clitheroe and Whalley well worth spending some time in.

  • Towing: Moderate
  • Location: Town,Country
  • Friendliness: 3
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 3
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3.3

Just come back from a long disappointing weekend at the Clitheroe site.

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Just come back from a long disappointing weekend at the Clitheroe site. Booked a hardstanding pitch for three nights, with the full understanding that these pitches comprise of a grass covered reinforced plastic hardstanding. It appears that this only extends to where the caravan stands and not where the awning stands where it is just grass. When it rained due to the character of the site (sloping site) the area around the caravan became boggy which also made the awning unusable, anything in the awning became wet and muddy. We only book hardstanding pitches due to past experience(s) with grass pitches with bad drainage. This site has a serious drainage problem because within minutes of a down pore we had our own water feature in the awning (recurring puddle in the awning, after heavy showers). The bottom pitches act as a giant soak away for the water draining from the rest of the site. Arrived early and there where many empty pitches, but was ushered abruptly to one that allocated to us, when asked could we move to a more private and scenic pitch which was empty. We were told �this is the one that we booked and had to stay there�, which I would have fully understood if the site was busy when we arrived, but it wasn�t and there was a large number of vacant pitches. I generally don�t review sites and I most certainly don�t give bad reviews, but I was so disappointed with the pitch which in my opinion was not fit for purpose. If you book this site save yourself some money and go for the grass pitch rather than an hardstanding has they are indistinguishable between the two. I normally give a site a second chance by upgrading my pitch the second visit, but we did book the best pitch, so a second visit would not productive nor would be value for money. Unfortunately would not visit this site again, unless there as been some investment in drainage and hardstanding - sorry Clitheroe.

  • Towing: Moderate
  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 3
  • Cleanliness: 4
  • Facilities: 3

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: 500m from Site entrance

Nearest train station: Clitheroe – 1.5 miles

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Minimum booking periods do apply.

Standard Fee
Part Seasonal Pitch - Spring 01 Mar 2014 - 03 Nov 2014£440
Part Seasonal Pitch - Autumn 01 Mar 2014 - 03 Nov 2014£335
Motorhome stop-off (per unit) 01 Mar 2014 - 03 Nov 2014£7.10

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