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- 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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From the manager...
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.
Excellent site with clean facilities staff brilliant
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
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Cycle hire nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Small (11-25 pitches)
- Coach stations
Brierfield: Town Hall Bus Stop
— 1.0 miles
1.0 miles Burnley Bus Station — 1.8 miles
1.8 miles Nelson Bus Station — 2.3 miles
- Train stations
Brierfield Rail Station
— 1.1 miles
1.1 miles Burnley Central Rail Station — 1.4 miles
1.4 miles Burnley Barracks Rail Station — 1.5 miles
- Ferry ports
Heysham Ferry Terminal
— 30.9 miles
Leeds Bradford International Airport
— 24.6 miles
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.
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.
- Gawthorpe Hall (1.8 miles)
- Oswaldtwistle Mills (7.2 miles)
- Bronte Parsonage Museum (12.2 miles)
- Gawthorpe Hall (1.9 miles)
- Hardcastle Crags (9.9 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
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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.
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.
Payment methods accepted on the parkCash