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Piethorne Valley Touring Caravan Camping Site

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Our 4.5 acre camp site is at the foot of the Piethorne Valley and has access to various excellent public rights of way, bridleways and cycle routes. These provide a gateway to the local countryside.
We are a small friendly Caravan and camp site with room for 10 caravans 8 with electrical hook ups, 4 Camping Pods and a small area for Tents.
This beautiful Valley is characterised by 3 principle Reservoirs, which are surrounded by a tapestry of Moorland, farmland and Woodland accessible by the many footpaths and bridleways.

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Great site, tucked in the valley, very well kept and a great reception 29/08/2016


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    Only opened in 2015, this site has great potential. There's room for plenty of tourers or tents (we were in our campervan) with room for awnings. Also about 3 pod things to stay in if you want a bit more comfort.

    Facilities are great, with 3 showers in the male toilet block, one of which is a 'wet room' set up for those with disabilities. All are kept spotlessly clean - doors are on combination locks and lights come on automatically so you can see whatever time of night you need to use them.

    Electric hook-ups on 16amp breakers, so plenty of power. There's a washing up room with a washing machine, microwave and toaster should you want them.

    Site is tucked into the valley before Ogden Reservoir, which is about 10 - 15 minutes walk up the road. The small village of Newhey is about the same in the opposite direction, with pubs (2 called 'the Bird in Hand') and a sports bar, a café, Londis shop and fish and chips/Chinese takeaway.

    The owners were concerned that we wouldn't like the road noise - our pitch was right by Huddersfield Road. But after the pubs close, the traffic died off completely and we had no difficulty sleeping. In a couple of years, the laurels and Leylandii bordering the road are likely to deaden the sound more.

    Only 2 mins from j21 of the M62, it's a little gem.


    Hardstanding for pitches, which made putting the awning up with 'normal' pegs a real trial. Recommend heavy duty pegs... (This may not be a problem in the lower field which looked as though it was grassed rather than hardstanding)

    The site is closed by an electronic barrier. Whilst understandable, it's £20 deposit for a dongle to operate it, and if you don't have one then disturbing others to open the gate is a nuisance.

    No Wifi, and TV/Mobile signal was patchy. Not much owners can do about the TV/Mobile and I guess we can manage without the internet for a couple of days, eh?

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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away


TV room


Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area



Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings


Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed



Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby


Small (11-25 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Camping pods


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  • Huddersfield Road. Newhey. Rochdale. Rochdale, Lancashire, England, OL16 3TA
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 53.6040°N 2.0810°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Rochdale Bus Station — 3.2 miles
Oldham Bus Station — 4.4 miles
Chadderton (Manchester): Broadway Bus Stop — 4.9 miles
Train stations
Smithy Bridge Rail Station — 2.4 miles
Littleborough Rail Station — 2.8 miles
Rochdale Rail Station — 3.0 miles
Ferry ports
Liverpool Belfast Ferry Terminal Bootle — 39.7 miles
Manchester Airport Terminal 2 — 18.3 miles
Manchester Airport Terminal 1 — 18.5 miles
Manchester Airport Terminal 3 — 18.5 miles


M62 junction 21 we are 0.75 mile along A640 passing through NEWHEY Village.
0.75 miles walking from NEWHEY Metro Tram Station

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

Hollingworth Lake Country Park - 3.5 miles
Ellenroad Engine House - 1.2 miles
Rochdale Pioneer Museum - 4miles

Must see

  • Manchester City Experience (9.6 miles)
  • Manchester Art Gallery (10.9 miles)
  • People's History Museum (11.0 miles)

National Trust

  • Marsden Moor Estate (6.2 miles)
  • Hardcastle Crags (11.1 miles)

Cycle routes

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

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