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The White Stables

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General

  • Friendly smallholding in peaceful hillside location with valley views
  • Minutes away from moorland walks on the Lancs/W Yorks border
  • Country pub a few minutes' walk away

Under new management from summer 2017, this is back to basics camping with spectacular views, over a valley in a peaceful area on the Bacup hillside, on a quiet private lane, and minutes away from scenic walks on the hilly moorland of the Lancashire/West Yorkshire border.

The site has a three-acre camping field, a large car park and spring water (unsuitable for drinking but fine for animals and washing). Please note that there's only a compost toilet and a washing-up area: The White Stables doesn't have a shower (but does have washing facilities). Visitors are welcome to bring their own portable showers; please also bring your own drinking water. An Elsan point is on site.

And as for tipples? A traditional country pub is only a few minutes' walk away.

The site was taken over by new management in 2017, who are keeping the original approach of providing excellent customer service in a spectacularly set location.

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This site has no on-site toilet and shower facilities.


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9.5

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Clean site, friendly staff, definitely recommend. 15/11/2016

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

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Joe the owner very friendly sorting any of your needs as soon as you land. The animals especially the dogs are fabulous. Had a real nice time be going back at Easter. Would recommend if you looking for a break away from modern living, loved it.

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Thank you. X

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What a fantastic site. 21/09/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Alice B. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Beautiful location, the views were fantastic. We had a lovely walk locally and the kids really enjoyed the stream and waterfall.
    Jo doesn't stop working. The toilet was always spotless and she even lent us a fire pit and gave me wood and kindling as we forgot ours.
    Amazing value for money.
    The animals were lovely, we loved the dogs but our favourite was definitely the very friendly pig.
    A great site, a real treasure.

    Disliked: 

    Wish we didn't have to go home.

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Thankyou so much. X

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Lovely quiet site. Real back to basics camping. Loved it. 20/09/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom alison_r304742 Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Loved our stay here. Jo the owner is really friendly and helpful. She allowed us the use of a fire pit and wood. Loved having her 5 Labradors visit us every morning, very well behaved dogs. She also has 2 pigs, a Turkey,chickens and geese. There is a nice little pub The Crown Inn, just down the lane from the site. They do food until about 8.30pm. And they allow dogs in after food has been served. I would definitely stay here again .

    Disliked: 

    Isn't really a dislike, but the lane up to the site is a little bumpy in parts, so if you have an older car like we have, you need to be careful at the bottom, so as not to scrape the underside of your car.

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Thankyou. X

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Excellent site, with a very friendly owner and animals. 05/09/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Zoe G. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Jo was very kind and more than helpful, we had lost our tent poles, so when we let her know we were going to be late setting up as we needed to buy a new tent but needed to get the kids fed first, she lent us one of her tents. The field is very large and clean Jo emtyed the compost toilets regular and there was always clean water for washing hands along with antibacterial soap and had sanitiser. There was also fire barels and wood available to use for camp fires. We will defiantly be back!!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike other than having to come home :(

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Thankyou. You are welcome. X

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Great campsite - back to basics with lovely views. 😀 04/09/2016

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    Joe the lady owner was very accommodating on our arrival - offering wood and fire pit for our large group. We loved the fact we could have a fire! The kids loved the animals and the pet Turkey greeted us when we sat around - very amusing for the children. Thanks - we hope to return to your site again.

    Disliked: 

    The rain all day on Saturday- but we stuck it out!

From the manager...

Thankyou. , pity it rained for you Saturday , but you seemed to have a good time. Thankyou. X

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Fantastic 01/09/2016

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

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    A massive thank you too Joe the owner, such a lovely lady who cannot do enough for you, she works so hard too run this site, look after her animals n more so her customers. The value for money is exceptional, the scenery is beautiful and love joes very loyal dogs totting about saying hello too everyone, not too mention the pigs, fifi and little miss porky, we look forward too our next stay, thanks Joe from Mel n Steve xx

    Disliked: 

    Coming home :(

From the manager...

Aww. Thankyou. I enjoyed having you too xx

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Real camping 31/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom emma_l329082 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The lady was extremely helpful and friendly I stayed with my 7 year old son with autism who loves the outdoors ideal for him with a lovely country pub just down the lane, we would have stayed longer weather permitting will definitely go back

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Thankyou. Any time x.

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Lovely views and friendly staff. Back to basics camping. Loved it 30/08/2016

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  • Liked: 

    Camp fires being allowed. Plenty of space despite being full. The owner Jo was very friendly and helpful. Loved my stay here thank you.

    Disliked: 

    My socks getting wet and the british summer weather!

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Thankyou. Xx

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Excellent site for children, exactly what it says on the tin! 30/08/2016

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    Loved the whole back to basics camping. We are novices to camping, but here we felt safe, and we could ask if we had any questions. The lady owner was lovely and helpful and worked like a trooper all day! My 5 year old son fell in love with the dog and wanted to take it home, and the turkey didn't want us to leave. The toilet is a bucket in a shed, but I didn't feel worried about using it as they have made it as much of a proper toilet as possible. I can't wait to take the kids back! It's was absolutely fab! Made some amazing family memories!

    Disliked: 

    That id not booked longer ( and we apologise for leaving some of the campfire remnants)

From the manager...

Glad you enjoyed it , x.
Enjoyed having you too x

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Friendly staff and helpful 28/08/2016

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    We had a lovely night..loved the dogs and animals thanks jo x

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Thankyou. Your very welcome. Xx

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Features

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Bar or club house

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Games room

Indoor swimming pool

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Outdoor swimming pool

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Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

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Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

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Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Location

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  • Coal Pit Lane Bacup, Lancashire, England, OL13 9HA
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 53.7045°N 2.1843°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Rawtenstall: Bank Street Coach Stop — 4.2 miles
Haslingden: Grasmere Rd Coach Stop — 5.5 miles
Rochdale Bus Station — 6.1 miles
Train stations
Walsden Rail Station — 3.3 miles
Todmorden Rail Station — 3.5 miles
Littleborough Rail Station — 5.6 miles
Ferry ports
Knott End-On-Sea Ferry Landing — 36.7 miles
Airports
Manchester Airport Terminal 2 — 23.6 miles
Manchester Airport Terminal 1 — 23.9 miles
Manchester Airport — 24.0 miles

Directions


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

The White Stables is on the hillside of Bacup, on the Lancashire/West Yorkshire border, and close to the spectacular (hilly, moorland and more) walks you'd expect in this part of the world. For a hearty six-mile hike, take the circular route out of Bacup towards Todmorden and Yorkshire, following the Rossendale Way for a part and passing a sculpture on the Irwell Sculpture Trail on its way back into town.

Exploring by car, the site is ten minutes' drive from the market town of Todmorden, a place popular with outdoor sorts for its nearby mountain biking and fell running as well as for its walking: Todmorden is set along the Pennine Way, the Pennine Bridleway, the Mary Towneley Loop and the Calderdale Way. A small toy museum, theatre and tourist info centre are in town along with pubs, cafés, restaurants and independent shops.

Within 20 minutes' drive is Hebden Bridge; if you want a city day out, Halifax is eight miles from there and Manchester 17 miles from Todmorden.

Must see

  • Gawthorpe Hall (8.2 miles)
  • Oswaldtwistle Mills (9.0 miles)
  • Bronte Parsonage Museum (12.7 miles)

National Trust

  • Hardcastle Crags (7.5 miles)
  • Gawthorpe Hall (8.2 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:  12 p.m.

The White Stables cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

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.

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A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. The White Stables 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.

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This site has no on-site toilet and shower facilities.

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No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

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