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"A valley campsite on the Lancashire borders."
The parkland setting of the Edisford riverside picnic and recreation area is home to our Clitheroe Club Site. South of the Forest of Bowland, this campsite is wonderfully peaceful and close enough to the Lancashire coast to enjoy a day trip.
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I had been expecting an
industrial landscape, but I’m amazed by how
lovely it is.
- Elizabeth Robertson
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Clitheroe Camping and Caravanning Club SiteEdisford RoadClitheroeLancashireBB7 3LA
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Gerald Harrison, Kathryn Bailey
We have just spent a fantastic 4 days at this site over the bank holiday weekend. The staff are very helpful and friendly and made us welcome from the start. Site is set next to the river. There is a children's play area and wide open spaces for the kids to run around. Clitheroe is but a short ten walk away. We would recommend this site and we will visit again soon.
DATE STAYED: May 2013
MEMBER FOUND TOWING: Easy
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Just spent a great weekend here, this site is the one we've been looking for. Its got a park for the kids, a river for me to canoe in and the piece and quiet you need after a long week at work. The approach road as just been relaid with tarmac so a nice smooth entrance now. The exit road is maybe next, it is a bit rough. Toilets/showers were clean so no complaints from us. We wilk definitely booking again and again
DATE STAYED: April 2013
SUITABLE FOR: Families
having spent a long weekend here in our new trailer tent, i would highly recommend this site to anyone wanting a peaceful break.
the welcome was friendly and the site manager tried to accomodate us in a sheltered corner due to the very strong winds of the previous night.
the toilet/shoer block was spotless and warm throughout our stay.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break
Stayed for 1 week in bitter cold conditions. Fresh water supply burst and was repaired within 10 mins.The hosts and assistants could not do enough for you. Wonderful stay - will visit again later this year. The road to the site has been re-surfaced up to motorway standards!!!
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
The welcome here was fine and the location is a good one. Just outside Clitheroe but it is easily walkable and close to the river. Clitheroe itself is worth a visit - castle, good shops etc and the general location is good for touring the area.
However that is the end of the good news for us. The club needs to spend some money on this site soon. The access road has an unpleasant combination of speed humps and potholes. The hard standing does not drain but becomes a pool in very wet weather. the facilities and in real need of updating. A cracked hand basin and flooring that is lifting in the shower is plain bad. Spend some money and it will be a great site.
DATE STAYED: September 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
the people who were running the campsite whilst me and my friend was their were extremely nice people. the town of clitheroe is beautiful not only the landscape but also the people with it. the local fish and chip shop which is located just before the main town centre of clitheroe is absolutely delightful both me and my friend couldn't stop talking about it when we was eating it. the people of clitheroe were welcoming and pleasant through out and I am definitely going to visit the town again.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Arrived on site at about 1630 and met with a friendly greeting in the reception. Also given the codes for entry barrier and the toilets. Shown to our peg by the warden who cycled in front of us. He also helped with the reversing directions, great. After the wonderful weather over the past few months (lots of rain) we were advise that the grass was a bit water logged and to take it easy when driving on and off, this was no problem as we had intended to park up for the 3 days and do a lot of walking. For the size of site the toilet block does seem to be a bit undersized, only 2 showers in the mens and womens but I never had to queue, you just have to time it right. There is a family room in the toilet block but I never looked in there. The toilets were kept spotless during our stay. Press button showers but a good head of hot water.
Great location next to the park, with a miniature railway, pitch and putt and plenty of walks. A nice one is along the river early in the morning, we spotted kingfishers and a heron. Plenty of ducks.
The town is just a short walk away, with plenty of shops and supermarkets. Good pubs and the famous Sausage Shop.
There is also a good market, Tuesday(main), Thursday and Saturday. We went on Saturday and got a good selection of local produce, cheese, eggs and bakery stuff.
A great site and a good location.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Peaceful break
Idealfor exploring Lancashire and the Yorkshire dales. Lovely position next to the river ribble. Don't let other negative reviews put you off, toilet and bathroom facilities adequate. There is 2 small blocks but adequate for when we stayed
DATE STAYED: July 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
A beautiful site by the Ribble and next to the Ribble Way, Riverside park, leisure centre and swimming pool.
Edisford Bridge pub is dog friendly if you keep off the carpet and does good food.
One mile walk to Clitheroe for Clitheroe Castle, Cowman Famous sausage shop and even a station.
The site is soft in places and the two adjacent toilet blocks are basic but quite sufficient even in August.
Clitheroe is well worth a visit.
DATE STAYED: August 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Active break
Initially difficult to find. Warm welcome to a very wet and soggy site. Quite poor facilities for a club site needs more wc's and showers. Very expensive for what we got.
MEMBER FOUND TOWING: Moderate
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples
we Liked this site, handy for town or a trip to the dales, pub just up the road but a tad expensive,river walk was lovely, unfortunately for us it rained 3 of our 4 days stay and the ground was saturated, it's a really cared for site but there is a lack of both showers and toilet cubicles in both men and woman's and we feel they should be updated to cope with the number of members using the site.
Very, very helpful site staff, my health is not too good and I can't walk far unaided, but the site staff 'went the extra mile' for us and we can't thank them enough they're a real credit to your organisation
DATE STAYED: April 2012
Despite getting booking wrong and upsetting the new computer system, the site wardens were lovely very patient. This site desperately needs updating. Two ladies showers not enough! Though the building was always warm and the water always hot. The site is in a great position, saw a heron fishing on the nearby river ribble. Wonderful walking.
DATE STAYED: May 2012
My husband and I stayed last year and could not believe such a wonderful site could be so hidden away. Within easy reach of the countryside and the west coast we are really looking forward to going again this year, this time with our daughter and possibly her friend. We have made all sorts of plans like bringing our dinghy to play in the river. The riverside walks are wonderful, the staff could not be more friendly and helpful if they tried. I would recommend this site to everyone!
DATE STAYED: July 2011
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break
adacent to river,rideable model railway,pitch and putt,picnic area,close to town centre with all the big supermarkets.Did'nt really see the town as most shops closed due to the bankholiday.Booked to return for august bank holiday.
We thought this site was excellent for families with parks,picnic areas and the river Ribble near by.
There is also a swimming pool in the nearby sports complex 2mins away from the site if rain stops play.
We found the showers, toilets and dishwashing facilities extremely clean throughout our stay.
I can imagine the site can get muddy if persistent heavy rain is experienced but it was fine for us during our stay which consisted of showers and sun.
Hard standing pitches are Eco hard standing (Plastic mesh into grass.)
The location of the site is a fine base from which to explore Clitheroe being a 30min walk to town.
Overall I would recommend this site to friends
Lovely site and very nice warders who were very helpfull despite me booking a none electic pitch by mistake !!!
Goos walks round and about the river nearby and into Clitheroe. Very handy to visit the hamlet of Barley to go up Pendle Hill. Would reccomend and visit again soon but wil pay attention when booking.
The initial welcome was cool and officious. Granted the man of the couple who checked us in warmed up and was helpful when I pointed this out. The site, even in sunsine, was very muddy. Our hardstanding was grass with a mat on it (eco hardstanding), not a patch on a real hardstanding.The site was I think about 60% full but the gents had two showers and two toilets available. The toilet block was not well cared for in my opinion. In the shower the sealant had black mould on it, green mould next to the soap holder. The button you have to keep pressing in the shower stays on for 7 seconds before you have to press it again. A very disappointing site I will not be returning.
DATE STAYED: September 2011
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Peaceful break
Great location extremly friendly welcome, pitch allocated was very muddy and waterlogged, got car stuck and struggled to pull caravan off pitch, had help from some fellow caravanners (many thanks).
Really nice pub just 5 mins walk, great for families. Childrens play area and river running along site. We will return soon.
My first stay at this site, and I was very impressed. The locationis brilliant, near the river and picnic site with plenty of benches etc, and easy access to paddle in the river.
A really lovely site, plenty of trees and access to walks for dog owners and anyone who enjoys some exercise.
Only 30min walk into Clitheroe, which is a lovely town, with a fab big park and Castle.
I will definately return. Excellent!
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Younger couples
"Why are tents always placed furthest away from the toilet block?"
The wardens cannot win: they offered us - with a tent - a pitch almost adjacent to the toilet block; we rejected it immediately precisely because it was near the toilet block - i.e. we didn't want the 'human traffic' passing our tent all the while.
DATE STAYED: August 2011
We visited this site in august 2011 as the start of a longer yearly break from the recommendation of previous site reviews. However, there are a few problems that need addressing with this club site! Although the british weather is at most unpredictable, this cant be used as an excuse for the state of the grass itches on this site. After one day of rain we can only describe the grass outside our caravan door as a perfect version of glastonbury! Even a busy site should be able to manage the quality of the grass pitches to avoid the mud bath we have experienced! Also, probably being particular why arent the borders etc around the pitches mown/trimmed as this just looks unkempt and not 'natural' as it should.
Now to the facilities- the shower block are important to us as we dont have these facilities in our caravan, but we were quite disappointed. We aren't particularly put off by dated facilities, but definitely by dirty facilities! a quick flick over with a mop does not amount to a 'clean' facility, proven by the mould growing in the grouting! Although the staff are friendly and (sort of) helpful, everytime we walked out the site they were sitting outside on the benches, chatting (not cleaning). This is particularly annoying when at night We dont like to be critical but we use club sites to make sure the facilities are of a certain standard, but have been let down on this visit.
We booked Clitheroe in July 2011 for three nights; we loved it so much we went back in August for a further eight.
The wardens and assistant wardens were very helpful - e.g. I phoned the day before arrival to ask if we could change the booking to an EHU and Sylvia sorted it.
The handmade cards for sale at reception (in aid of a breast cancer charity) are superb.
The town itself is great: many independent shops, not least a great butcher's selling 30 or so sausages, and a marvellous wine merchant.
We visited the local library and bought a couple of booklets detailing walks around Clitheroe, including a few from the campsite.
The views from the castle are good - but the best are from Pendle Hill.
This area of Lancashire must be one of the most underestimated in Britain.
We used this site for an overnight stop. The facilities were basic and dated but reasonably clean. WIFI is advertised as available but in reality it is not accessible unless camped right by the site office. Nearby pub serves good food and pleasant river walk nearby. Hardstandings rather overgrown so damp and muddy in poor weather
We stayed there a couple of weeks a go with my 2 young nieces. Wardens very helpful and opted for the family bathroom, which is a must with small children. Very spacious and acommodating to shower and dress youngsters. Tranquil site with lots of wildlife, nice walks, childrens play area next door, no roads to cross, minutre railway and river 2 minutes away. Purchased fishing nets in town and spent 4 hours wading in the river with lots of other families. Plenty of shops in town and friendly staff at castle museum, even a childrens quiz and activities dotted around the museum. Well worth a visit, hoping to go back this weekend with my other 2 your nieces.
Stayed for 7 nights shortly after site had just opened for 2011 season. Grass had not been cut since end of 2010 season due to motor mower blade broken so grass was tall. Spare blade arrived and was fitted by mechanic but no mowing was done by the time we left???
Facilities are a bit dated but were always clean. There used to be a little shop on site with basics on sale and papers were delivered in a van but these have now stopped. A lot of the pitches are sloping, surely the club could make hard standings cut into the slope as at Osestry - just a thought
DATE STAYED: April 2011
Unfortunate to have had very heavy rain during stay at this site that lead to waterlogged pitches. The hard standings comprise plastic grass frames not gravel pitches and work in dry/moderate weather but create holding cells for water in torrential downpours. Location of site adjoins River Ribble and lots of walking/cycling directly from site. Clitheroe centre easy walk just over a mile and has good shops, Booths, Tesco, Sainsburyâ€™s and Llidl supermarkets. Pub 5 minutesâ€™ walk over bridge offering good selection of beers, wine and food. Site advertises that it has Wi-Fi connection, but the warden advised this is only available in a limited number of pitches close to the reception. No shop on site for even basic provisions. Toilet block is functional but in need of modernisation. Facilities block with family bathrooms, laundry and wash up. Toilet and facilities block central to site. Municipal leisure pool and sport facilities/gym etc. opposite site entrance. Ideal family friendly site with lots of activities in the immediate area â€“ even in wet weather !
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Younger couples
we went in june it rained on arrival. the site manager showed us where to site and gave us all the information we needed for the area. there are some lovely walks around the site takes about 25 mins to walk to town on the road a bit longer if you walk through the fields a bit muddier, for a good meal the edisford bridge pud is about 5 mins away the food is excellent but not cheap you get what you pay for A TOP SITE FOR A QUITE BREAK
DATE STAYED: June 2011
Lovely, clean site, great location near a beautiful park and the Edisford Bridge serves quite nice meals at reasonable prices. The service was excellent in the pub. However, the service on site was disappointing. We are a family with two small children and placed in an unkept, out of the way, plot of grass right next to a open gate along the riverbank. Security was totally disregarded here.Upon arrival along with 2 other parties, we were left to wait for over 20mins at reception, and then without an apology, snapped at all of us during the booking in process. Especially to those with tents. Are we less important? 'The Friendly Club' debatable. Why are tents always placed furthest away from the toilet block? Would go again if treated with a bit more respect please.
Very friendly site well situated very near an excellent pub - the Edisford Bridge. We had one of the nicest meals (not expensive) we'd had in a long while and we know it was all home cooked as the chef was kind enough to come out and tell us the recipe. Thoroughly recommend it.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
Our 1st camping adventure with Harry, who absolutley loved it! The site was lovely and clean and well situated next to a park, and the river Ribble. A trip to Bowland Wild Boar Park is a must.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Active break,Peaceful break
This is the second time we have stayed at this site, and would go back in a heart beat. I took my two young sons and we were in a tent towards the lower end of the park. The pitch was flat and in a great spot.The welcome we recieved was excellent again, very friendly and they showed us to our pitch. The toilets/showers etc again were very clean and hot water for early morning showers...great !!
The river is only meters away with lovely walks and places to sit and relax. All in all a great site for families and couples alike, quiet,clean, and relaxing with enough close by to keep the kids busy. Cant wait to get back again !! 5/5
Just read all the positive comments already posted as this is a lovely quiet peaceful site, there is a huge park area right next to the site for the kids and a lovely relaxing riverbank stroll too. We will definitely return. I have been caravanning and camping for 14yrs and this has to be one of the nicest sites to stay.
DATE STAYED: May 2011
This is an excellent site,it was our 2nd vist ths year,marred only by a bit of rain. The site managers are very friendly & helpful.The site is very well maintained & is only a five minute river side walk to the Eddisford Arms which is very friendly & allow dogs in a small room ,were you can get very good & reasonable priced meals. Clitheroe town is only a short drive ( about 1 mile ) from the site & has a outdoor market Tuesday,Thursday & Friday
also a Booths Supermarket were you can park free for 2 hours.Whalley is only a short drive from the site & is avery nice town.Been twice this year & will be going again soon. This is a very good and well located site
first ever experience with my family.mey other family that gad done it all befor. great relaxing laid back 2 days rest.children loved the nearby park and river . even the dog came along and was very well behaved defo would do it all again,and revisit this site again very friendly couple on arrival .
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Groups,Peaceful break
Our visit was just what the doctor ordered, a very pleasant welcome immaculate facilities, freindly and and helpful site managers who even provided the sunshine.
Booked onto this site after relocating from a local CS which didnâ€™t suit our needs. Lovely site, tidy and clean. Toilets very clean at all times of the day. Showers always hot. Wardens very helpful greeting us on arrival and showing us to the pitch â€“ even helping us moving the van into position.
No Complaints at all â€“ Well done C & CC
Pitched a tent with car alongside on a Sunday afternoon for one night and cost me £15.90, not cheap but I felt it fair for the amenities.
The nice cheerful chap on arrival said I had on suite facilities; drinking water, a bin, drain for waste water, pot washing room, shower and toilets with toilet paper. All as clean as candy.
With the exception of someone trying to play smoke on the water on acoustic guitar and a few dog barks there was very little noise after early evening, it was a Sunday evening but still I get the impression one wouldn't take boisterous children or a crate of ale to this site. Nice for a relaxed base from which to explore the glorious countryside and river ribble from. Also there's a pub over the bridge (lovely bridge) that does nice ale.
DATE STAYED: August 2010
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