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General

  • 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.

This site is a member of Harrison Leisure UK group.
Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award

Please note

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Continental touring caravans (caravans built with the door on the right-hand side) are not permitted.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

The outdoor swimming pool is open between 02/05 and 01/09 (subject to weather conditions).


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8.4

Overall rating based on 110 reviews

 

88% would recommend this site to a friend.

79% would stay here again.

 

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Friendly staff. Good cycling around the area. 07/11/2017

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  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly staff.
    Good cycling around the area.

    Disliked: 

    This site was not for us - it was too busy and large with no nice views at all.
    Toilets were clean but outdated.
    Very noisy at night with all the children on the site.
    Pitches were a generous size however, you did not get a feeling of the space due to how many (and distribution) of vans on site.

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Everything about the place,couldn't fault it at all! 30/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Duane S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Chester's Challenge electric gravel touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Everything about the place,couldn't fault it at all!

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The Maintenance staff were very helpful. Site was very clean. ... 30/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom John B. Confirmed

  • Chester's Challenge electric gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The Maintenance staff were very helpful.
    Site was very clean.
    Meals were good quality and large portions.
    Ended up in a very quiet spot.

    Disliked: 

    I was directed to an incorrect pitch which was already taken. This resulted in me having to turn around and getting stuck in the grass.
    Not much in way of Caravaning or motor homing accessories in the shop.

    Torches were needed to get back to our motorhome.

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Excellent 28/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Evelyn C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Gold 3 bedroom static caravan (no pets)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Service , accommodation, location and the affordability 😆😆😆

    Disliked: 

    None

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The cleanliness of the site The warm welcome from reception ... 08/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Caddick Z. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Camping pod
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The cleanliness of the site
    The warm welcome from reception
    Pod was free upon arrival
    The cleanliness of our pod
    The views
    The prices
    The scenic drive to get to the site
    Activities to do both on and of site

    Disliked: 

    Felt the need to be quiet both in the Bar/Restaraunt and in our pod due to a ‘ no noise after 22:30’ warning!

    Poor WiFi connection in Bar/Restaraunt

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Big open pitch.clean site 01/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom john h. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Chester's Challenge electric gravel touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Big open pitch.clean site

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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The location and surrounding area is beautiful. 08/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom julie c. Confirmed

  • Hazel Heights fully-serviced mixed touring caravan pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The location and surrounding area is beautiful.

    Disliked: 

    The showers were cold. This made it miserable for us. Even though we did tell the reception on the second day, the matter was not resolved and we had to suffer cold showers again the third day.
    We did not receive an offer to safely pitch our caravan and we nearly lost it completely down an embankment.

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Fantastic site for families, everything you could need in one place! 04/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Steven B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Chester's Challenge electric gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Fantastic facilities, friendly staff, excellent location, brilliant on site bar/restaurant

    Disliked: 

    Toilets could do with a bit of a spruce up

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Facilities clean but not enough for amount of touring pitches 02/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom chris_y177360 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Chester's Challenge electric gravel touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Quiet site and lovely scenery

    Disliked: 

    Bins overflowing.
    Only 2 showers in toilet block.
    Nasty smell from sewage outlet, so bad we left early which is a shame as staff were really friendly.

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Great private pitch close to centre of park. Swings and ... 02/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom jo h. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Chester's Challenge electric gravel touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Great private pitch close to centre of park. Swings and pool for kids was fab. Meal at the pub was delicious and great value

    Disliked: 

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Fully serviced pitches

Hard standings

Seasonal pitches

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Tennis nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Location

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  • Ormside Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria, England, CA16 6EJ
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 54.5483°N 2.4653°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Brough (Cumbria): Bypass Coach Stop — 6.1 miles
Kirkby Stephen: Market Square Coach Stop — 7.0 miles
Penrith Bus Station — 14.1 miles
Train stations
Appleby Rail Station — 2.4 miles
Kirkby Stephen Rail Station — 7.5 miles
Langwathby Rail Station — 12.9 miles
Ferry ports
Pooley Bridge Ullswater Ferry Landing — 15.2 miles
Howtown Ullswater Ferry Landing — 16.1 miles
Glenridding Ullswater Ferry Landing — 19.2 miles
Airports
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 41.6 miles

Directions


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.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

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.

Must see

  • High Force Waterfall (13.3 miles)
  • The Rheged Centre (14.4 miles)
  • Dalemain Historic House & Gardens (15.2 miles)

National Trust

  • Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill (8.8 miles)
  • Townend (20.4 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.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.

Payment

Wild Rose Park will debit the full amount from your card immediately. This includes a 15% non-refundable deposit.

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.
Modifications are subject to a £5.00 fee.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Pool
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 02/05 and 01/09 (subject to weather conditions).

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
Continental touring caravans (caravans built with the door on the right-hand side) are not permitted.
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

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