Cross Lane Caravan and Camping Park, Waddington
Cross Lane Caravan and Camping Park is situated on the southern fringe of the Forest of Bowland (area of outstanding natural beauty), nestling at the foot of Waddington Fell with outstanding views over Pendle Hill and the Ribble Valley.
The site is located at Gannies Farm, Cross Lane Waddington which has been tenanted by the Walmsley family since 1923. Ian and Susan are the third generation to run the farm, with their children David and Rebecca. It is a working farm which runs a sheep flock of 230 lambing ewes, around 40 to 50 head of traditional breeds of cattle and some grazing horses.
The farm is in a sheltered location down an idyllic country lane, 1 mile away from the award winning picturesque village of Waddington. A stream flows through the fragrant coronation gardens in the centre of the village, on its way from Waddington Fell to the river Ribble. Over the road from the gardens stands Waddington Old Hall where King Henry VI spent his last night of freedom before his capture as he fled across the river Ribble, after his defeat in the War of the Roses. The river is the ancient boundary between Lancashire and Yorkshire.
Waddington has the unique distinction of winning the Best Kept Village competition in both Lancashire and Yorkshire, because of county boundary changes. It has won the title five times. Waddington offers the visitor an excellent choice of three traditional country pubs and a superb café. The village has a fine church, with a fourteenth centaury tower and there is an outstanding chapel as well. The social club is a hive of activity, where you can while away a sunny afternoon playing bowls and get a bite to eat. For the young family, Waddington has a playing field which has an excellent newly opened play area, with all new play equipment.
Waddington can be reached from the caravan and camping park by a footpath through the fields, away from any traffic in ten to fifteen minutes.