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- Award-winning park in the heart of Cumbria's Eden Valley near Appleby
- Easy access to the Yorkshire Dales, Lake District and North Pennines
- Pool, paddling pool and bar-restaurant on site
It's quite easy to roam wild from Wild Rose Park. For not only is this lovely little site set deep in Cumbria's Eden Valley with all manner of divine walks, hamlets and villages on the doorstep, it has very handy access to areas that holidaymakers come from very afar to see.
The Lake District, the North Pennines and the Yorkshire Dales are all niftily accessible from Wild Rose, along with exceedingly handsome market town Appleby-in-Westmorland near by and opps for sporty days out at local golf courses.
You should also settle down for a railway trip on the Settle-Carlisle Line, one of the most spectacularly scenic in the country – and a picnic at nearby High Force waterfall should be simply smashing too.
It's easy to roam around and keep busy or relaxed on site as well with the heap of facilities to keep all ages happy: Wild Rose Park has a heated outdoor pool and paddling pool open from May to September (weather dependent), a play area and games room, and an on-site badminton court.
Breakfast, lunch, dinners and takeaways are sorted at the site's Cock a Hoop bar and lounge which has a good range of food to suit all tastes and budgets – you'll be cock a hoop at the choice on offer.
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However, where the pitch or accommodation occupancy allows it, you can make a booking for up to 30 adults and 30 children in one booking.
To book multiple pitches or accommodation, use the 'Special requests' box on the booking page to ask to be sited together. Complete the booking form for the first booking (you can add a password and save your card so that we remember your details). Then click "Make another booking like this" at the top of the confirmation page to make the next booking.
Large groups: check the listing page for any group restrictions set out in the terms and section titled ‘Please note’.
Large tents/caravans: check the restrictions on unit dimensions to ensure your unit is suitable for the space you will be provided with.
Clean site but water supply needs improving.
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Drainage hook-up points for tourers
Fully serviced pitches
Water hook-up points for tourers
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Large (51-200 pitches)
- Coach stations
Brough (Cumbria): Bypass Coach Stop
— 6.1 miles
6.1 miles Kirkby Stephen: Market Square Coach Stop — 7.0 miles
7.0 miles Penrith Bus Station — 14.1 miles
- Train stations
Appleby Rail Station
— 2.4 miles
2.4 miles Kirkby Stephen Rail Station — 7.5 miles
7.5 miles Langwathby Rail Station — 12.9 miles
- Ferry ports
Pooley Bridge Ullswater Ferry Landing
— 15.2 miles
15.2 miles Howtown Ullswater Ferry Landing — 16.1 miles
16.1 miles Glenridding Ullswater Ferry Landing — 19.2 miles
Durham Tees Valley Airport
— 41.6 miles
From the M6: travelling from the south turn off at Exit 38 (signposted Tebay). Follow the B6260 towards Appleby, passing through Orton and Hoff. In Burrells take the sharp turn on the right, signposted Ormside. Follow the brown caravan signs.
From the north: leave M6 at Exit 40 (signposted Penrith). Follow the A66 east and turn off on the B6542 to Appleby. From there take a right over the bridge through Appleby, continue on the B6260 to Burrells. At Burrells turn left and follow the brown caravan signs.
For the A1: come off when signposted Appleby. At the village entrance turn left at the bridge and follow above route.
Wild Rose Park's nearest town, Appleby-in-Westmorland, is as cute as you'd expect from Cumbria – it was once a fiercely defended border stronghold from the time when the English and the Scots were wrangling, but is now a sedate and scenic market town with an 18-hole golf course, indoor swimming pool, individual shops and old traditional pubs (the best type).
And it also has a castle, and an ancient church, both linked by the also-exceedingly scenic tree-lined main street of Appleby. The church, St Lawrence, is open all year for services, but for the castle, those wishing to have a nosy will need to book tickets for a tour from the Appleby tourist information centre as the castle is now privately owned.
From Appleby, take the Settle-Carlisle Line through the Yorkshire Dales and the North Pennines for a very pretty day trip; the full run is 73 miles, but if you only have time for one leg of it, go towards Settle, to pass Ribblehead and the Ribblehead Viaduct.
The Eden river, also as spectacularly scenic as you'd expect in Cumbria, has a lot to do along/in it and its tributaries – fishing, naturally, but also canoeing, boating, birdwatching or simply wandering along its beaut banks.
Also in the area, have a look at the Lakeland heritage centre Rheged in Penrith and Tullie House in Carlisle, go swinging among the trees at Glenridding Forest or explore historical houses, family attractions and loads more: call into the Wild Rose Park reception or to the park tourist information room for top tips.
- High Force Waterfall (13.3 miles)
- The Rheged Centre (14.4 miles)
- Dalemain Historic House & Gardens (15.2 miles)
- Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill (8.8 miles)
- Townend (20.4 miles)
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Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||12 p.m. –||6 p.m.|
Reception is unmanned after 5pm. We do have a warden on site for any arrivals later than this; however, we have a barrier at the entrance which will go down at 8pm.
Wild Rose Park cancellation policy
No refunds within 12 weeks of arrival date.
Modifications are subject to a £5.00 fee.
Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
Wild Rose Park will debit the full amount from your card immediately. This includes a 15% non-refundable deposit.
Payment methods accepted on the parkMaestro