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Wild Rose Park

8.3

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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.

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

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8.3

Overall rating based on 102 reviews

 

84% would recommend this site to a friend.

78% would stay here again.

 

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Overall a fantastic site and location only let down by cleanliness 05/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Micah W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Location, facilities and excellent caravan

    Disliked: 

    General Cleanliness of site ( litter) and especially toilets near reception. Never any toilet paper and in desperate need of a daily clean

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The staff were excellent. Upon arrival we were allocated 2 ... 04/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Ruth C. Confirmed

  • Chester's Challenge electric gravel touring pitch
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    The staff were excellent. Upon arrival we were allocated 2 pitches on the road opposite the pool. While the pitch plots were a good size and right next to the facilities my friend and I felt that we would prefer to be off the road with our small children and puppy. The ladies in reception found new pitches for us and also arranged for us to have a late check out for one of our caravans.
    The facilities were clean, the food in the restaurant was very nice, worth the wait as it was very busy and the staff in there were lovely too.
    We were fortunate to get good weather to enjoy the outdoor pool which is very nice once you get over the cold water shock!
    We all had a great 4 days and are looking forward to returning in the summer.

    Disliked: 

    The only complaint I had was that the children from the pool used the toilets without drying off so the floor was very slippy at busy times but at least they used the toilets and not the pool!

    We did struggle to get the awning pegs in to the ground on the hard standing pitches. Luckily we didn't need them as the weather was so good.

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I liked the pitches and set up for water and ... 03/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom andrew w. Confirmed

  • Hazel Heights fully-serviced mixed touring caravan pitch
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    I liked the pitches and set up for water and electric good location

    Disliked: 

    toilets were old and only 2 showers allways dirty water run out every day and reception were no good at all one on the phone all day and the women did not give a dam

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The pitch size was big, staff friendly, reasonably priced food ... 03/06/2018

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

  • Egglestone Tiers fully-serviced hardstanding touring caravan pitch
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    The pitch size was big, staff friendly, reasonably priced food and drink

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The site had everything you needed 03/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Joanne H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    The pitch we were on. It was nice and secluded (hazel heights)

    Disliked: 

    There were too many things out of order, machines in the laundry, machines in the amusement. The laundry was untidy, with food left lying around. To few staff on in the pub over the bank holiday. The bin waste area in hazel heights was spilling over... it seemed to be hardly emptied especially over bank holiday weekend. Also the toilet/shower block in hazel heights had issues when the site seemed full with water pressure and water in general most mornings

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Park was clean and nice,staff was friendly,pool was nice 30/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Heath W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Park was clean and nice,staff was friendly,pool was nice

    Disliked: 

    Toilet blocks only have 2 showers,pressure of water round 8am for a few hours was just dripping out (poor)and bit out dated pub when buying food or drinks had to be paid by card

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Private pitches clean 29/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom zoe m. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Hazel Heights fully-serviced mixed touring caravan pitch
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    Private pitches clean

    Disliked: 

    No water 2 mornings running in the showers etc

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Clean site but water supply needs improving. 29/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom david_w201836 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Hazel Heights fully-serviced mixed touring caravan pitch
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    Nice clean site and the hazel height pitch we we're on level and good .

    Disliked: 

    Running out of water when site filled up. Toilet and shower block needs improving.

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The site was ok,was clean but some people had no respect!!pitches were 29/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom sharon c. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Egglestone Tiers fully-serviced hardstanding touring caravan pitch
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    Liked the first night after that it went down hill!!views were stunning!!!

    Disliked: 

    The amount of dogs on the site!!the caravan next to ours gad 7 dogs!!!we have nothing against dogs but it was non stop barking!!!people across from us had a pitbull not on a lead it was pooping all over!!water in the showers somedays were non existent!!!sorry sadly wont be going back!!

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Ease of booking. 08/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Clive J. Confirmed

  • Hazel Heights fully-serviced mixed touring caravan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Ease of booking.

    Disliked: 

    The size of the pitch too small after parking the caravan and putting up a small porch awning there was not enough space to park the car along side of the van.
    The water went off on two occasions on Sunday morning and again on Monday morning apparently according to a person who stays here on a regular basis this happens on a regular basis. Tried to get a meal in the restaurant at 19:00 only to be told that food wasn’t served after 18:00. The amount of noise from nearby pitches going on into the early hours of the morning, this must be very annoying to people with young children.

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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

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Fishing

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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 BST (GMT+01:00)   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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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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