Three Rivers Park6.9
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A camping holiday among the velvety greenness and wide open heather-strewn moorland of the Ribble Valley? Sounds just up our scenic street. If you want to take in the Lancashire landscape, cruise along to Three Rivers for a family break at any time of year with the whole crew – canine campers are welcome too.
Kids can get hyper at the critters’ entertainment on offer, from children’s discos to the games room with pool tables, and with one of the two bars in the clubhouse aimed at adults and the other aimed at families, there shouldn’t be too much of a culture clash.
The snooker room is only for the big folk too, so drop the kids off to strut their stuff at the disco while you chalk your cue and prepare to show your fellow campers who’s boss. Just remember to keep the karma and not invade the kids’ dancefloor later to show them how your generation does it properly, or wrestle the mic away from them too much at the Saturday night karaoke…
If the kids refuse to be seen with you the day after you treat the campsite to the sounds of your dulcet singing tones, bribe/mollify them by taking them along to the Three Rivers indoor pool – there’s a toddlers’ paddling pool too so littler folk don’t get too squished or splished, and a shower to use afterwards to rinse off.
If that still doesn’t work, let them loose on one of the two park play areas.
There’s a lot to be said too for just sitting and watching the world go by: Three Rivers is set in 45 acres of mature woodland and has been awarded for its conservation. Hopefully there won’t be any chores included with that, but if you’re planning a lengthy stay you might be glad to know that among the many amenities on site there’s a fully equipped launderette with several washers and dryers.
Three Rivers is just a few miles from the historic town of Clitheroe, and while Clitheroe Castle with its gardens and the acclaimed Clitheroe Golf Club are both recommended, the town is best known for its specialist shops: Cowman’s Famous Sausage Shop sells over 75 types of sausage while no visit to Clitheroe would be complete without getting lost among the world vintages in the cavernous cellar at Byrnes Wine Shop.
Most of the Ribble Valley is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty: here and in the Forest of Bowland you’ll find all the walking, cycling and horse-riding you’d expect, as well as 44 villages to explore in the surrounding area.
Bowland has some of the most remote walking in the north-west – toss away your shoes and pretend to be a hobbit on the Tolkien Trail (hairy toes optional), or start in the village of Pendle to go moorwards on a Brontë walk. If your legs are still holding up, you can also climb Pendle Hill from the 3000 year old village of Barley for some of the best views of the Ribble Valley.
Day trippers will be delighted with the Three Rivers location: the park is off the M6 and well placed for many of the north’s big cities such as Manchester, Liverpool, York, Bradford and Leeds, promenading and Pleasure Beaching at Blackpool or even ambling around the Lake and Peak Districts.
|Tall stone coaching inn with enjoyable reasonably priced food (all day wknds) using fresh local produce from sandwiches up, cheerful staff, five well kept ales, decent wines, stripped-pine tables on flagstones and bare boards, woodburner in big 17th-c inglenook, small dining room with motor-racing prints, modern décor; children welcome, pleasant back garden, six good value bedrooms (church bells), open all day||Waddington Arms
|Traditional moorland local with friendly new landlord, well kept local ales inc Mild, popular basic home cooking, coal fire, hatch-service lobby, front bar with built-in dresser, sympathetic décor inc lovely coloured leaded glass; pretty village||Lower Buck
|Welcoming chef/landlord and neat helpful staff in comfortable civilised dining pub, really good imaginative food with plenty of attention to detail, good value set deals too, nice wines and coffee, well kept Black Sheep and Copper Dragon, various areas- one with open fire, views over Ribble Valley to Pendle Hill; tables on raised decking and in garden behind, closed Mon||Duke of York
|Large old stone-built coaching inn, very busy with mostly older people eating wide choice of moderately priced food including popular Sun carvery in bar and spacious conservatory looking towards Pendle Hill, well kept ales such as Black Sheep and Jennings, friendly attentive service, snug with coal fire; lovely big garden with summerhouse and stream, 11 comfortable bedrooms, open all day||Calfs Head
|Well run carefully updated dining pub by River Ribble and near substantial 12th-c abbey ruins; low ceilings and cosy sectioning, cottagey windows, pleasing mix of nice old and quirky modern furniture, open fire, more formal dining areas, Theakstons, Thwaites, Timothy Taylors and a guest ale, good food (all day Sun till 7.30pm) from sandwiches up, afternoon teas, friendly helpful service; background music; children welcome, handy for Forest of Bowland walks, open all day||Spread Eagle
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72% would stay here again.
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sadly gone downhill 31 May 2015
baroners (Family with young children, 1 review)
Great location scruffy expensive out of date site 9 Jul 2014
Touringbob (Family with young children, 1 review)
Lovely countryside park with all facilities very friendly people.. 15 Jun 2014
anthns (Family with young children, 5 reviews)
A dirty prision 24 Aug 2013
Angelaskylee (Family with young children, 1 review)
great site. reasonable prices. Good facilities and helpful staff 14 Aug 2013
doddmatt (Family with young children, 1 review)
absolutely amazing 14 Aug 2013
taraboo (Family with young children, 1 review)
AWFUL !! TERRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE !! 7 Aug 2013
emlee8485 (Family with young children, 1 review)
think again if you are booking this 4 Aug 2013
jaxw17 (With friends, 1 review)
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Electrical hook-up points for tourers
Tourer storage facilitiesMax. motorhome length: 6.0 metres
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Mountain biking nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Large (51-200 pitches)
Jumbo tent pitches
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- Coach stations
Clitheroe: Interchange — 1.9mi
1.9mi Chatburn: Post Office Bus Stop — 2.1mi
2.1mi Whalley: Bus Station — 5.5mi
- Train stations
Clitheroe Rail Station — 2.0mi
2.0mi Whalley Rail Station — 5.4mi
5.4mi Langho Rail Station — 6.9mi
- Ferry ports
Heysham Ferry Terminal — 22.7mi
22.7mi Knott End-On-Sea Ferry Landing — 24.3mi
24.3mi Fleetwood for Knott End Ferry Landing — 24.7mi
Blackpool International Airport — 27.5mi
Leave the M6 at Junction 31 and take the A59 towards Clitheroe. After approximately 15 miles turn off at the signpost Clitheroe North (B6478). The park is approximately two miles from here and is well signposted to Eaves Hall Lane. The park is half a mile on the right from the bottom of Eaves Hall Lane.
The park is open seven days a week. Reception is at the entrance with a car park to use on your left.
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