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- 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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Plenty of pitches and each had there own toilet/shower block …
Excellent. Will go again.
Great place to camp, lots of space between pitches
Beautiful location. Stunning views. Very clean campsite with clean toilets …
Very peaceful, lots to do if booked in advance and …
Excellent facilities, very affordable and very quiet early September
Good location, nice views, clean toilets
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
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Dog walk nearby
Public transport nearby
Large (51-200 pitches)
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
- Coach stations
— 7.9 miles
7.9 miles Town Hall — 7.9 miles
7.9 miles Broadway — 8.4 miles
- Train stations
Clitheroe Rail Station
— 0.6 miles
0.6 miles Whalley Rail Station — 3.9 miles
3.9 miles Langho Rail Station — 5.5 miles
- Ferry ports
Heysham Ferry Terminal
— 23.3 miles
23.3 miles Knott End-On-Sea Ferry Landing — 24.4 miles
24.4 miles Fleetwood for Knott End Ferry Landing — 24.8 miles
Leeds Bradford International Airport
— 30.4 miles
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.
- Gawthorpe Hall (7.0 miles)
- Oswaldtwistle Mills (9.1 miles)
- Beacon Fell Country Park (10.3 miles)
- Gawthorpe Hall (6.9 miles)
- Hardcastle Crags (17.4 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
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.
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. During COVID-19 you can transfer your deposit to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted on the parkCash
Terms and conditionsSite 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.