The site nestles in a quiet secluded area surrounded by mature gardens including a woodland walk and an area for dog walking. There is plenty of room for picnics and barbeques. In the next field lies a biological heritage site with its wealth of wildlife. It is situated to the south of the Ribble Estury with its rich marsh land which is currently being transformed into an RSPB reserve. Preston is the nearest city which is 9 miles, the site is nearer Southport which is 7 miles away with plenty going on such as shows, carnivals and many other attractions throughout the year. Hesketh Bank itself has its own boat yard about a mile away where a public foot path runs along side the canal, therre are many in the area. There is a light railway situated near an old brickcroft which runs some Sundays, horse riding available in nearby villages.
This is a Certificated Site (CS). A small campsite that accepts just five caravans or motorhomes. Some of these CS’s accept tents, space permitting. CSs are often quieter, smaller places to camp, with many offering minimal facilities – ideal for when you want to get away from it all.
Big Sites Book Reference: 102/171
This site was last visited by a Site Officer in 2013.
0.75 acre of level land. Booking advisable.
From Tarleton on Preston-Southport road,at traffic lights turn into Church Rd , turn right at public house, second left into Hesketh Lane continue onto Station Rd. turn left into Shore Rd. Site is 1m through Village on left.
Old Manor Farm
has the following facilities on or around the site.
Hardstanding only pitch
Grass only pitch (no electric)
Childrens play area
Grass only pitch for larger tents
Public transport within 1 mile
Facilities that are off site within one mile of the entrance
We stayed here at the last minute as we thought it looked good in the Big Sites Book. However, the price, as stated in another review, was actually £12 a night, not £10 to £11 as in the BSB, and another 50p in an honesty box for a shower. The pub is about 3 miles away, not within a mile as stated in the BSB, and "surrounded by woodland walks" is misleading. The woodland walk is roughly the length of the field and, although it has been landscaped with fairies and things in it, it takes approximately 5 minutes to stroll round.
The site is on a bus route to Southport, 6 miles away, with buses running approximately every hour during the day.
The toilets and showers are new and there is only one of each for each sex.
The camping field itself is very nice and level. The hardstanding area was taken up with two very large motorhomes and a horse box which looked as if they were permanently lived in. However, because the weather was so hot and dry, the field was perfect.
Altogether, we were disappointed as we were looking for woodland walks for the dogs and a pub to walk to in the evening.
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Secluded
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Peaceful break
We stayed here as we had family that lived near by. When we arrived we were met and greeted by a fellow camper who helps out. We did not actually meet the owner until Monday (the day we were leaving) to pay. A very quite site, lovely to hear the wildlife. The park was not completed so my son only had the slide as the swings wasn't attached. Grass very bumpy and had many holes and can be a bit dangerous when covered with a ground sheet. Only other thing really is the cost. The big sites book states Â£8-Â£9 per night, the website states Â£9-Â£10 yet we were actually charge Â£12. Check this before you book. Would of been a beautiful site for Â£8 but at Â£12 i think there is room for improvement.
- Towing: Moderate
- Location: Country,Secluded
- Suitable For: Older couples,Peaceful break
The fees for Old Manor Farm were last updated in 2012.
The following fees are just given as a guide, so please always check with the site.
The fee for staying on site for one night is :
£8.00 - £9.00 for 2 Adults, 2 Children plus 1 Unit
£9.00 - £10.00 for 2 Adults, 2 Children, 1 Unit plus Hook-up
* Please note the site open dates are 01 January 2014 - 31 December 2014