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Waddow Hall

9.3

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General

  • Stunning site on a 178-acre estate in the middle of the Ribble valley
  • Two miles from Clitheroe, on the outskirts of the Forest of Bowland
  • Activity centre with rock climbing and kayaking; bar and tearoom

Channel your inner aristocrat on a smaller budget with a break at Waddow Hall, a 17th-century manor house set within a 178-acre estate in the middle of Lancashire’s Ribble valley.

This site is owned by Girlguiding, the biggest charity for girls in the UK, and has fab views out over the local landscape – including towards pretty Pendle Hill. But there’s more to it than memorable panoramas; it’s also an activity centre with dry-land pursuits like rock climbing and high ropes courses to pick from, as well as aquatic antics such as kayaking and canoeing on the River Ribble running through the grounds.

A significant chunk of the Forest of Bowland surrounds are designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, so the park is in a prime part of the country for surveying spectacular scenery. Walks for all abilities are within easy reach, including on the Ribble Way passing through the estate, plus long-distance walking trails such as the Bronte Way and Pennine Way are a breeze to access as well.

Prefer pedalling around to pottering about? The Ribble valley is a smashing spot for cyclists – ride along the tip-top road routes or make your way to the mountain bike trails at Gisburn Forest (half an hour).

For urbanites, Clitheroe is a couple of miles from the park and independent shops, bars and eateries. While in the market town, drop by the castle – a striking structure visible from the site – before finishing busy days back on base with a drink at the bar or tearoom on site.

Just before bedtime, let the kids tire themselves out at the play area – if all the dips in the pond and zipwire sessions haven’t quite managed that.


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9.3

Overall rating based on 115 reviews

 

97% would recommend this site to a friend.

96% would stay here again.

  83% described as Peaceful ?

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Plenty of pitches and each had there own toilet/shower block …19/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDean c.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (private bathroom amenities)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Plenty of pitches and each had there own toilet/shower block (with extra charge for personal one) also a huts with a freezer and electric socket.
    Friendly and helpful staff.
    Plenty of walks around the large site.

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Excellent. Will go again.13/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDouglas S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Peace

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Great place to camp, lots of space between pitches13/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomjohn w.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Calm and relaxing

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Basic but clean facilities. Limited parking spaces. Only 1 shower but13/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Beautiful location and views.

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Beautiful location. Stunning views. Very clean campsite with clean toilets …11/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMary H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Beautiful location. Stunning views. Very clean campsite with clean toilets and showers! 1 Mile to nearest supermarkets shop, chippy. Serene and peaceful. Definitely will stay there again! Enjoyed the river

    Disliked: 

    The gravel stone road leading up to site! Kept getting stuck and was causing some damage to underneath car but overal. Lovely place.

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Very peaceful, lots to do if booked in advance and …06/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomElisha R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Very peaceful, lots to do if booked in advance and clean facilities.

    Disliked: 

    Not many staff members around. Difficult on arrival to know what to do and where to go.

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Excellent facilities, very affordable and very quiet early September04/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomIan C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Cheap
    Quiet
    Toilets & shower nearby
    Kettle and fridge also nearby
    Local town (Clitheroe) and village (Waddington) within walking distance

    I was staying here as a base to do some road cycling around Forest of Bowland and Pendle Hill. Excellent location to start from and being able to get a shower after each ride was important.

    I was in the North Riding field along with just two other groups of campers, all the other fields appeared empty, so it was very quiet. We were all able to lave our cars just outside the field by the toilet/shower block.

    In another building at the opposite end of the field was a fridge (not sure if it was working though!) and a kettle, which saved me using a camping drive when I fancied a coffee. There was a sink for washing up by the toilet block.

    North Riding was at the top of the hill and the field was flat and the grass not too long. Also saw them mowing it one day so they clearly stay on top of it. Other fields were a mix of flat or sloped, I can imagine the sloped fields wouldn't be as fun to camp on. No issues getting pegs in the ground, but also wasn't so soft that they'd come out easily.

    Very good value for money, only cost me 7.50 per night but would have been happy paying twice that. Will definitely stay again if I come back to the area.

    Disliked: 

    Can't park next to pitch
    Limited parking by camping fields
    Only one shower in nearest block

    As I said above, we were all able to park just outside the field. I'd have preferred to park by my tent for extra security because I had my bike locked in the back of the car but understand they want to keep the camping fields in good condition. If the campsite was a lot busier though, I'm not sure if there was enough space to park, it wasn't clear whether parking on the grass next to the road was acceptable or if you'd have to park in the main car park which would be a bit of a trek and I definitely wouldn't want to be that far from my car with the bike in it.

    The facilities block at North Riding site was visibly quite old and therefore didn't feel super clean. There was only one shower in the mens area which wasn't a problem because of how quiet it was but again, if it was busier then it might have been a problem. The facilities block further down the hill for the other campsites looked far more modern from the outside so I imagine it was nicer inside too.

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Beautiful site, well maintained and clean.06/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (private bathroom amenities)
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  • Liked: 

    Beautiful grounds. Clean toilet blocks close to pitches. Lots of room to pitch. No cars next to the tents. Extras like a kettle, fridge and bench and table.

    Disliked: 

    No obvious check in. Incorrect advertising i.e. tea room opens to 4 but stops making food at 3. Pizza sign on main road but wasn't there all weekend.

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Good location, nice views, clean toilets05/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCindy T.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Very nice site. We had to carry all of our kit to the pitch, which was a bit tricky in sideways rain. We were lucky to find the hut unlocked, so did shelter in there a bit during storms. The archery was brilliant. View from top of hill, when we could see it through the clouds/rain, looked lovely. Bathrooms clean and lots of hot water. Would recommend.

    Disliked: 

    No wheelbarrows to move kit.

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Good site safe for kids great activities01/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The variety of activities available on site.

    Disliked: 

    Water being off in the toilet block in the night

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Features

Coronavirus

24+ hour ventilation between accommodation guests

Activities/entertainment run in smaller groups

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Check-in: one group at a time

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Distance markers in shared facilities

Extra spacing in seated areas

Hand sanitising stations

Individual rooms in toilet/shower/basin facilities

More frequent emptying of bins

One-way flow for entering/leaving buildings

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Waddington Road, Waddington, Lancashire, England, BB7 3LD
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 53.8797°N 2.4047°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Town Hall — 7.9 miles
Town Hall — 7.9 miles
Broadway — 8.4 miles
Train stations
Clitheroe Rail Station — 0.6 miles
Whalley Rail Station — 3.9 miles
Langho Rail Station — 5.5 miles
Ferry ports
Heysham Ferry Terminal — 23.3 miles
Knott End-On-Sea Ferry Landing — 24.4 miles
Fleetwood for Knott End Ferry Landing — 24.8 miles
Airports
Leeds Bradford International Airport — 30.4 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

Foodies are sorted at this site – the area is well known for its gastronomy, with everything from family-friendly eateries to Michelin-star dining available. Eat your way through the local town of Clitheroe (five minutes’ drive), then burn off those calories while pootling up Pendle Hill (25 minutes) overlooking the valley.

Linger at the top with a book and a beer while keeping an eye out for the paragliders who favour this place before checking out some of the other fine entertainment options nearby.

History buffs could bumble about in Browsholme Hall and Tithe Barn (15 minutes), said to be the oldest family home still in existence in Lancashire, or stroll around Sawley Abbey (10 minutes), the remains of a religious structure first built in the 10th century.

Must see

  • Gawthorpe Hall (7.0 miles)
  • Oswaldtwistle Mills (9.1 miles)
  • Beacon Fell Country Park (10.3 miles)

National Trust

  • Gawthorpe Hall (6.9 miles)
  • Hardcastle Crags (17.4 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:  3 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  12 p.m.

Waddow Hall cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks 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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Waddow Hall will debit the balance from your card 12 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 12 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Waddow Hall have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Waddow Hall dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Waddow Hall? Foodies are sorted at this site – the area is well known for its gastronomy, with everything from family-friendly eateries to Michelin-star dining available. Eat your way through the local town of … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Waddow Hall?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    Read more

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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

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.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

General
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Reception
Reception is closed from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.. No arrivals are permitted between these times.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

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

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