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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.
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
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
Not friendly on arrival, can't change pitches with friends incase family member dies and they need to ring camp site to let you know and your not on the right pitch number....obviously don't know about mobile phones. Lots of pacing pitches out and asking you to move your tent, facilities need updating but were clean, downside key pad entry to toilets etc making it impossible for young kids to use. We won't be back sorry.
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Town
I appreciate that the site are not responsible for the weather, but they are responsible for the well being of their customers. Drainage is non existent and the smell from the ground underneath the tent was horrendous. We were told that it was the built in ground sheet that caused the smell, this has never happened before and other tents away from the grass tip were fine and all have built in ground sheets. We took photos of the area, but there is no facility for us to display them. We had booked 4 tents with electric, when we arrived we were put on an overspill field (next to grass tip) where there was no electricity. We were given extension leads in order to gain access to electricity from the next field. We have been members of the club for a number of years and have never had such a disappointing experience.
Cheerful and friendly greeting from the lady warden, less so from her male colleague. Arrived on spec and given a level pitch with plastic mesh re-inforcement. Torrential rain not a problem. Facilities are rather dated but spotless and with lots of hot water. Site has informal feel compared to many.
Stayed here before, an ideal base for exploring Clitheroe or walking in the Ribble valley. Pendle Hill is a super walk from the campsite. Lots of great pubs for lunch stops on walks or evening meals.
- Location: Town,Country
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Younger couples
I read the site reviews the day before we were due to arrive on site, and I wasn't enthused by some of the critique that I read especially the comments regarding the staff. I can now confirm that I have had better welcomes at other club sites.
We were escorted to our pitch and then moved just after hook up, apparently the pitch had been pre-booked. Not the best start.
However the site does have a great motorhome point, its just a pity that it cannot be used to its full extent. I asked regarding the emptying of my waste tank prior to my return home. The warden advised that I should drive out of the site, back onto the main road, then turn right into the public car park then turn round and come back onto the site through the entrance barrier to the motorhome point. This procedure is required due to the one way system that is in place, a system that leaves no access to the point, so I resorted to a bucket, emptying on a daily basis.For my part I see no point in installing points for motorhomes if they cannot be fully used.
The site itself is well maintained, set by the River Ribble with good dog walking facilities and not too far off Clitheroe town centre. I did enjoy my stay but I won't rush back.
- Location: Town,Country
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples
Nearest bus stop: 500m from Site entrance
Nearest train station: Clitheroe – 1.5 miles
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Minimum booking periods do apply.