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Small family-run caravan & camping site

Nestled at the foot of Waddington Fell on the fringes of the Forest of Bowland, blessed with outstanding views over Pendle Hill and the Ribble Valley

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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 farmed 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.

Our Facilities

5 Hard Standing Caravan Pitches

Numerous Tent Pitches

Shower, Toilets and Hand Washing facilities

5 Electrical Hook-ups

Caravan storage for 12 Caravans

Well behaved dogs and owners allowed

Our Fees

Per Night


With electric hook-up


Two man tent


Four man tent


Six man tent

Larger tents and groups please call for pricing and availability

£Upon request

Booking in advance is advisable to avoid disappointment. Payment due on first day.

Arrival time between 1pm & 8pm unless arranged in advance. Departure time by 11a.m.

All pitches must be left clean and tidy

Caravan and Camping Club certificated site no103/022

Caravan and Camping Club certificated site no103/022

Ask us for more information about joining the caravan and camping club.

Local Area & Attractions

Just 3 miles away from the caravan park is the ancient market town of Clitheroe, dating back to the Norman Conquest. Clitheroe castle has the smallest Norman Keep in the country. Inside the castle is Clitheroe museum, full of relics of local history. The castle grounds cater for all ages, from a rose garden and bowling greens for the not so young at heart to a skateboard park and a play area for the younger generation. For those with stout hearts, why not try a Ghost Walk through the dark streets and alleys around the Castle in Clitheroe. If you dare!

The market town of Clitheroe has a wealth of interests for all ages, a good selection of locally owned shops and cafés. There is a traditional market held on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. You could visit the platform art gallery or go down by the river to the leisure complex and swimming pool and a pitch and putting green and café.

Overlooking the caravan park is Pendle Hill, famous home of the Lancashire Witches; you can follow their final journey to the gallows in Lancaster along the Witches Trail. Another trail to follow is the Tolkien Trail in and around Stoneyhurst, where Tolkien found much inspiration for the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Close by is the Roman Museum at Ribchester. You can also visit the two local Abbeys of Whalley and Sawley.

Perhaps taking a trip through the beautiful countryside of the Ribble Valley is more your idea of a day out, drive through pretty and ancient villages of Bolton by Bowland, Slaidburn, Newton and Downham (where the TV. programme Born and Bred was filmed) and many others. Take a trip through the majestic Trough of Bowland, where the extremely rare Hen Harriers fly. Visit Stocks Reservoir for a day’s fishing or the fishing lodge at Barrow. Gisburn Forest is the place to go for its miles of quiet footpaths and bridleways and cycle ways. Go and see the wild boar at the Wild Boar Park at Chipping.

Cross Lane Caravan Park is ideally situated for adventuring further afield. Skipton and the Yorkshire Dales are just a stones throw away. Blackpool and the Lancashire Coast are also just a stones throw away in the opposite direction. In just over the hour you can be the Lake District National Park or exploring the Lune Valley.

The M6, M65 or M66 provide easy access to the A59 which brings you easily to Clitheroe and then on to Waddington ,where Cross Lane Caravan Park provides the right kind of base for a wonderful holiday or weekend break in the glorious Ribble Valley.

Contact & Find Us

Ian and Susan Walmsley
Gannies Farm
Cross Lane

01200 423568
07832 197135

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