Caravan sites with fishing near Blackburn

Lonesome moors dotted by campsites reveal Blackburn’s natural beauty.

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12 top caravan sites near Blackburn with fishing

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White House Farm Campsite, Wardlow

60 units · Motorhomes, Tents4 acres · Wardlow, England
What a little Derbyshire gem: back to basics Whitehouse Farm Campsite is a simple site in a most scenic setting five minutes’ drive from the pretty village of Tideswell. The site’s central location in the Peak District National Park means it’s a top spot for those who want to ramble or ride bikes – several circular trails leave from Tideswell and the traffic-free Monsal Trail is a five-minute drive away. And there’s plenty more activity if you require it too, as activity centres nearby can sort you out days of horse riding, abseiling, climbing and caving. All this activity isn’t mandatory, of course – this is an equally fine location for days pottering off to local pubs, pigging out on pudding in Bakewell or taking a leisurely stroll around the Chatsworth Estate, 20 minutes away. And if even that’s too much, you’d be welcome to spend some time loafing about on site: there’s heaps of space here, and as facilities have been kept quite minimal (just showers and toilets) there should be a good serving of peace and quiet to go with it all. Guests are welcome to light up a barbecue or campfire for cookouts and keeping warm; Tideswell’s the place for supermarket supplies, and it’s also handily got a fish and chip shop and a couple of pubs for days when your firelighting skills aren't up to much.
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Baystone Bank Farm Campsite

17 units · Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · Millom, England
Lake District camping on a working farm with a stream to splash in, campfires encouraged and a horse-riding centre on the doorstep
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Masons Campsite

27 units · Motorhomes1 acre · Skipton Bd23 6 Dd, England
On the banks of a river, with open views over the Yorkshire Dales and lots of space for games, with a pair of great pubs nearby
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Through the Kissing Gate

25 units · Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · North Yorkshire, North East England
Back-to-basics camping with campfires close to World Heritage-listed Studley Park near Ripon
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The White Lodge

5 units · Motorhomes, Tents10 acres · Cannock Chase, Staffordshire, West Midlands
A traditional campsite close to Staffordshire’s canals, river, and stately homes.
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Camping at Cardewlees

37 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · Carlisle, England
A welcoming, family-run farm campsite between the Lake District and Hadrian's Wall
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Eden's Nook

5 units · Motorhomes, Tents2 acres · Welshpool, Wales
The most welcoming camping park in the heart of the Welsh Countryside. Forest View is situated 9 miles from the Town of Llanfyllin and 3 miles from Lake Vyrnwy. We are nestled next to the Dyfnant Forest and offer superb views and access to the Welsh countryside Eden's Kitchen Serves Breakfast 8am to 11am
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Clwydian Glamping Pods and Campsite

7 units · Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · Denbighshire, North Wales
Pods and pitches in North Wales at the foot of the Clwydian range, with the entire site available for gatherings
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The Hawarden Farm Shop Campsite

24 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents7 acres · Flintshire, North Wales
Camping next to an award-winning farm shop on the historic Hawarden Estate in North Wales
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Caerau Campsite

35 units · Motorhomes, Tents25 acres · Holyhead, Anglesey, North Wales
A back-to-nature campsite close to the beaches of Anglesey’s north shore
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Dolwen Riverside Camping

8 units · Motorhomes, Tents2 acres · Denbigh, Wales
Peaceful, riverside camping in North Wales
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Plas yn Llangoed

16 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents3 acres · Anglesey, North Wales
Camping pitches and bell tents on Anglesey Island with views across the Menai Strait to the mountains of Snowdonia
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Caravan sites with fishing near Blackburn guide

Overview

At first glance, the big textile town of Blackburn appears to have little to offer outdoor enthusiasts. But captivating countryside erupts immediately outside town, with the Leeds & Liverpool Canal and Witton Weavers Way providing two green links to more rural areas. Exposed moors criss-crossed by walking trails await within the West Pennine Moors and Forest of Bowland, while nearby Ribble Valley connects charming villages and historic sites while being overlooked by more hilly moors. Campers should make for the Ribble Valley village of Langho or the town of Clitheroe for pitches by a latticework of lovely walking routes.

Where to go

Forest of Bowland AONB

The Forest of Bowland is primarily made up of lonely moors and fells soaring above Blackburn to the north. Hurst Green, nine miles from Blackburn, is the closest AONB town, from where campers can explore via Ribble Valley Jubilee Trail. Clitheroe is the handiest place with campsites.

West Pennine Moors

A nationally little-known area of stark moorland, the West Pennine Moors are an upland outlier of the Pennine Range. Lower-lying than the main Pennine Hills, they nevertheless feel wild in many places. This is the closest real countryside to Blackburn, swooping up beyond Darwen, four miles south. The Witton Weavers Way is a handy trail for discovering the reservoir-dotted moors on foot. Campsites are scarce though—the nearest is on the west side of the moors near Chorley.

Ribble Valley

Northeast of town, the Ribble Valley is the name of the hilly land surrounding the sinuous River Ribble and the area around Clitheroe, 10 miles from Blackburn. The Ribble Valley Jubilee Trail, a circular three-day trek also running through the Forest of Bowland AONB, begins at Whalley and delineates the region’s southeast side closest to Blackburn. Clitheroe has a couple of campsites, and you can pitch in the shadow of barren legend-entrenched Pendle Hill too.

Ribble Estuary

Head west from Blackburn for 13 miles and you’ll reach Penwortham, from where footpaths fan out along the Ribble Estuary, one of England’s largest saltmarshes. It’s an outstanding area for wildlife-watching, especially for wildfowl, as half the estuary is protected as an NNR. The estuary south of the river features numerous hiking trails, including the tail-end of the Ribble Way, as well as hides for bird-spotting and camping overlooking the marshes at Hergest Bank.

When to go

Winters last a long time and summers are mild in Blackburn. July and August get the maximum average temperatures (19°C) and coincide with the summer school holidays: the busiest time in the surrounding countryside destinations. April and May get the least rainfall and make the best hiking months. Winter and spring are best for birdwatching on the Ribble Estuary. May brings Darwen Live nearby, the UK’s biggest free music festival.

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