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General

  • Family-run site in the grounds of an 18th-century farm
  • Easily accessible from central Burnley and the M65
  • On-site café selling light lunches, cream tea and homemade cakes

Come and meet rescue animals and have a ride on a Shetland pony at Smithson Farm Camping and Caravan Park – and there aren't many places with their own on-site museum too...

Boxes of all sorts are ticked at this family-owned Lancashire longhouse farm in the hamlet of Reedley Hallows: it's in a peaceful wildife haven whre regular visitors include bats, rabbits, buzzards and kestrels; you can buy farm eggs and homemade jams and chutneys in the site shop, and you'll get a top welcome from amiable owners Carol and Harry.

No need to spend hours getting out and about too, as the M65 passes close to the farm and central Burnley is a couple of miles away (reached in a mighty scenic way indeed along the nearby towpath of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal). Eats of all sorts are sorted on site as well: Smithson's Farm sells a range of light lunches, homemade cakes and cream teas, and guests can order full English breakfasts to be served in the farmhouse the next morning.

Once you've arrived and been fed and watered, wander over to the aforementioned museum, the Woodend Mining Museum, or take a bike ride of five and a half miles to reach the National Trust's Gawthorpe Hall. Thompson Park, with boating lake and Italian gardens, is an easy two miles away.

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Clean site with clean facilities. 04/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Rosalind D. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Donna camping pod
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    Friendly staff, warm pod, very romantic, such a lovely weekend! Staff go above and behond for guests!

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Really nice site: friendly, helpful people, massive breakfast, and chickens ... 29/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Caroline J. Confirmed

  • Shepherd's hut
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    Really nice site: friendly, helpful people, massive breakfast, and chickens wandering around! The facilities were good.

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Excellent site which the kids loved 08/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Mark J. Confirmed

  • Cedar 1 bedroom lodge (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Lodge was well equipped and staff very friendly

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    Paying for hot water

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Thank you for your nice comments and glad you enjoyed your stay. Unfortunately we have to charge for hot water as there are those who use it to fill paddling pools, for water fights and others who just leave the tap running, and as the water is heated by gas it can prove very expensive and although we would love to provide it for free it is not a viable option.

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Excellent site with clean facilities staff brilliant 25/03/2018

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    This is a small campsite, which we was happy with. We stayed in the Bella pod which was fantastic very comfortable and cosy. We would like to thank Carol and Harry which was fantastic hosted you both went above and beyond, Carol your breakfast was brilliant set us up for the day. I would recommend anyone to stay. We will definitely going back Jannine and Barry

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Barbecues allowed

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Commercial vehicles allowed

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Dogs allowed all year

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Peaceful

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Type

Farm

Small (11-25 pitches)

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Location

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  • Woodend Road, Reedley Hallows, Burnley, Lancashire, England, BB12 9DR
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 53.8128°N 2.2548°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Brierfield: Town Hall Bus Stop — 1.0 miles
Burnley Bus Station — 1.8 miles
Nelson Bus Station — 2.3 miles
Train stations
Brierfield Rail Station — 1.1 miles
Burnley Central Rail Station — 1.4 miles
Burnley Barracks Rail Station — 1.5 miles
Ferry ports
Heysham Ferry Terminal — 30.9 miles
Airports
Leeds Bradford International Airport — 24.6 miles

Directions


Once on Woodend Road, you'll go under a motorway bridge after about a quarter of a mile. Carry on and take the 3RD turning on the right which is well signposted for 'Smithson Farm Camping and Caravan Site, on a with large sign on legs at the bottom of the lane.

Do NOT turn up the first or second right under the bridge as you will not be able to turn your vehicle around and you will also upset the site's neighbours.

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

You can ditch the car if you so desire while here and set off out by foot or bike; a good clutch of attractions and activities are within a few miles.

If the Smithson Farm museum has whetted your appetite for local history, take the three-mile journey to the Weavers' Triangle, an industrial part of Burnley with 19th-century buildings and mills around the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. Set off on hikes along the Burnley Way from the Weavers' Triangle Visitor Centre, a 40-mile circular path around the canal towpaths and the surrounding moorland.

Access another top local hike at Pendle four and a half miles away, the Pendle Witch Trail to Lancaster Castle where the Pendle witches were imprisoned before the famed trials. The 45 miles of the Pendle Way are within easy reach too: start off from Reedley under a mile away to take Section 6 of the trail through ancient hunting forest around Reedley, Higham and Newchurch, then follow Section 7 from Newchurch for the spectacular views of Pendle Hill.

The stately home and 400-acre parkland of 14th-century Towneley Hall four miles away is another splendid option for a local day out: if the kids are underwhelmed by the paintings and sculptures, they'll surely like the hall's Egyptian mummy and the wildlife-themed interactive play.

Must see

  • Gawthorpe Hall (1.8 miles)
  • Oswaldtwistle Mills (7.2 miles)
  • Bronte Parsonage Museum (12.2 miles)

National Trust

  • Gawthorpe Hall (1.9 miles)
  • Hardcastle Crags (9.9 miles)

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

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Permitted arrival/departure time

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Arrive:  1 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart:  11 a.m.

Smithson Farm Camping and Caravan Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Smithson Farm Camping and Caravan Park will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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

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.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Extras
A charge of £1.00 applies for the use of shower.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 8:30 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy; a fine of £20.00 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 4 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.

Reception
Reception is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. between 01/04 and 30/09.
Reception is unmanned after 6 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 11 p.m. and 7:30 a.m..

Additional terms

Cooking is not allowed in the camping pods.

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