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Pendle Hill, Forest Of Bowland, Lancashire, England, UK.

Campsites in Lancashire

Charming campsites in Lancashire

Offering coastal delights, family-friendly attractions, and plenty of rural land to explore, Lancashire has something that everyone will enjoy doing. Blackpool is of course, one of the big attractions for those holidaying in Lancashire but there’s so much more to see and explore. The Forest of Bowland, Morcambe Bay and Pendle Hill are just a few of the outdoor delights on offer for those camping in Lancashire.

Lancashire camping FAQs

What are the best campsites in Lancashire?
You can view all of our campsites and caravan sites in Lancashire in the map above or by searching. Our most popular campsite in the Lancashire area is Clitheroe Club campsite which is located in Lancashire’s glorious Ribble Valley and enjoys a parkland setting close to the River Ribble.
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Which campsites in Lancashire are adult only?
Most of our campsites in Lancashire are family friendly however, a selection of our member exclusive sites are adult only. View our quieter campsites which are ideal for a camping holiday outside of school holidays.
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Which campsites in Lancashire are dog-friendly?
Most of our campsites in Lancashire allow dogs and have facilities to cater to your pooch! Look out for symbols on campsite pages including those signalling a dedicated dog walk or doggy shower.
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Which campsites in Lancashire are open all year round?
View a list of our campsites which remain open all year, including those in Lancashire.
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Things to do and see camping in Lancashire

Offering coastal delights, family-friendly attractions and plenty of rural lands to explore, Lancashire has something that everyone will enjoy doing.

Discover Lancashire’s History and Heritage

1. Pendle Hill

Pendle Hill is surrounded by pretty towns and villages, has a mysterious history and is perfect for spending time outdoors. There are many long, and short distance walks, including the scenic 43-mile long Pendle Way. The Pendle Witch Trials are amongst the most famous witch trials in England. The Pendle Witches lived in the early 1600s, you’ll find that there are several walking trails here named after them. The Pendle Sculpture Trail is a good one for kids with plenty of sculptures to look out for.

2. Rufford Old Hall

Step back into the days of the Tudors at Rufford Old Hall, just under an hour’s drive away from Clitheroe Club Site. The magnificent building houses collections of armour, furniture, tapestries and much more. There’s plenty of space for little ones to explore outside and the Great Hall is ideal for dressing up in armour and getting a feel of what life was like at the hall.

3. Clitheroe Castle and Museum

Clitheroe Castle and Museum is just a short walk from Clitheroe Club Site. The castle sits high on Castle Hill, providing great views of the surrounding area. The small remains of the castle include the Keep and part of the surrounding curtain wall. The museum helps to explain the castle and its history. There are lots of artefacts to see that have been found during exploration of the ruins. The castle is open to the public at no charge however the museum has a small entry fee.

4. The Bronte Parsonage

The Bronte Parsonage was the home to all three Bronte sisters and was the location they wrote there much-loved books. Today you can tour the home and neighbouring church which is also the site of their graves. See some of their personal effects and view their early works which influenced their novels. This is a real treat for literature fans.

5. Whalley Abbey

Whalley Abbey, a former Cistercian abbey, is just a 13-minute drive away from Clitheroe Club Site. The gift shop sells tickets to the grounds and woodland walk, and the Cloisters Coffee Shop serves light meals and refreshments.

6. Greenhalgh Castle

Greenhalgh Castle, perched on a hill between the River Wyre and River Ribble, is just a 40 minute drive from Clitheroe Club Site. Built in 1490, all that remains of the castle now are traces of the moat and the lower portion of one tower. It’s not safe to visit the ruins but there are a few walks that take you past, providing good views of what remains.

Visit the city of Lancaster

There’s plenty to do in Lancaster, from visiting its castle to enjoying the banks of the river. It’s just under an hours’ drive away from Lancaster from Clitheroe Club Site, making it just close enough for a day trip.

  • Why not take a tour around of the UK’s most significant historic monuments, Lancaster Castle. With over 1,000 years of history to explore, Lancaster castle is definitely worth a visit.. Guided tours are available throughout the day, teaching about the past of the Castle.
  • The River Lune, a popular 53 mile long river which flows through Lancaster, leading into the Lune Valley. The scenic landscape offers many opportunities for walkers and cyclists.
  • Immerse yourself in the history of Lancaster by taking a trip to Lancashire City Museum. The elegant Georgian building was previously the city’s town hall and is based in Market Square.
    Formerly home to Thomas Covell, keeper of Lancaster Castle and notorious witch hunter, the Judges Lodgings has a Victorian schoolroom, period rooms to view and is home to the Museum of Childhood.
  • Formerly home to Thomas Covell, keeper of Lancaster Castle and notorious witch hunter, the Judges Lodgings has a Victorian schoolroom, period rooms to view and is home to the Museum of Childhood.

  • Family attractions

    You’ll be a 50-minute drive away from the town of Blackpool when you camp on Clitheroe Club Site. This puts you close enough to visit the major attractions the town has to offer.

    1. Blackpool’s Pleasure Beach

    One of the most impressive theme parks in the UK, Blackpool’s Pleasure Beach is the location of iconic rides for the whole family. The Big Dipper, The Big One, Steeplechase and the Grand National are just a few of the rides that have become favourites among visitors. Nickelodeon Land is a big pull for those with small children and the regular shows are well worth keeping an eye on.

    2. Blackpool Zoo

    Blackpool Zoo offers something for the whole family, from its talks, feeding and displays to hands-on animal experiences. The zoo focuses on conservation and education about the animals in their care. Some of the species you’ll see when you visit include tigers, gorillas, lions, flamingos, penguins and elephants. There are plenty of cafes and kiosks around the zoo to take a break and the shops are great for finding a memento from your visit. 

    3. SEA LIFE Blackpool

    SEA LIFE Blackpool offers aquarium zones, events and plenty of fun for the whole family. Rays, reptiles and rock pools are just a few of the things you’ll get to see during your visit.

    4. Blackpool Tower Ballroom

    You’ll probably have heard of Blackpool Tower Ballroom but did you know that the tower has so much more to explore? Arguably the best views in the North West are to be had from the SkyWalk at the top of Blackpool Tower. If you dare, you can step onto a 5cm thick glass viewing platform to see the ground below. The 4D cinema helps to bring the story of the tower to life. At the bottom of the tower, you’ll find the entrance to The Blackpool Dungeon which brings stages, actors and rides together to form a truly thrilling experience.

    Get outdoors and explore

    The Forest of Bowland, a dedicated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is ideal for walkers and cyclists. There are many beautiful areas of the forest to explore.

    1. Beacon Fell Country Park

    Beacon Fell Country Park is home to 75 hectares of woodland, grassland and moorland and one of the oldest country parks in the country, being designated in 1970. Depending on where you are situated within the park, there are some extensive, spectacular views including Forest of Bowland AONB, Morecambe Bay and occasionally the Isle of Man. There is an array of adorable wildlife, including rabbits and hares. While Roe Deer are rarer to spot, patience may well be rewarded.

    2. Whitewell Village

    Explore Whitewell, a picturesque village known locally as ‘Little Switzerland’ which looks fresh out of a fairy-tail book.A church, an Inn and a few cottages grace this stunning spot. This gorgeous village is based just a 15-minute drive from Clitheroe Club campsite.

    3. Scorton Village

    Scorton is another charming village in the Forest of Bowland. It is a popular destination for walkers and cyclist seeking refreshment at The Priory, The Barn, Daisy Clough Nurseries or Wyresdale Park. There is a network of paths to walk close by, including popular landmark and walking route Nicky Nook.

    4. Trough of Bowland

    Discover The Trough of Bowland, a beautiful valley in the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Glorious and desolate, The Trough of Bowland is a cyclist's dream.

    5. Morecambe Bay

    Morcambe Bay, around a 1 hour drive from Clitheroe Club Site is a great area for anyone interested in watersports.

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