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Visitor Reviews - Brocklehead Caravan Park

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Brocklehead Caravan Park
Roman Road
Eccleshill
Darwen
Lancashire   (Browse area)
BB3 3PJ   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 07432 772675  or  01254 703742

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Pitches: 30
Open: 15th February To 16th January

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 21 Reviews
              8/10 from 21 Reviews


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Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Kathy O 1 review from this member

We chose this site as it was close to a venue we were attending, I realised it was a working farm so did not expect too much but to my pleasant surprise the site is lovely and the toilet/shower block was spotlessly clean. We enjoyed great days out to Southport and Morecombe and had a really pleasant stay. The owners were very friendly and helpful. The only negative was that the sat-nav directed us to another farm in the area, the lady there politely gave us precise directions of how to get to Brocklehead which was only 2 minutes away but can imagine she would appreciate better signage to the site. We tour a lot to many different locations and I don't always leave reviews but this site was nothing but pleasant, I even posted a beautiful sunset in Lancashire photo for my friends to see on Facebook :D Great Value for Money too

Date of Visit: June 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Tickled_trout 1 review from this member

Lovely unplanned stay here! The exhaust gave up on the motorway near the Darwen exit, and we see lucky enough to find a garage still open (Anchor MOT on the Blackburn Road, who were most helpful). Close by was Brocklebank, an elevated site with lovely views, spotless facilities and friendly welcome. Very reasonably priced, and convenient to Darwen and Blackburn. The Cathedral proved well worth a visit, and a free concert by the King's Regiment brass band! Will use here again when in the area!

Date of Visit: May 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: GB Mc 4 reviews from this member

Recently visited this site for the third time, spectacular views, wide pitches and lovely clean facilities. HOWEVER. On arrival this time we were greeted by seven touring vans in a row, all accompanied by commercial vehicles, pickups etc, and with road maintenance equipment on the back, at first we thought the owners had allowed travellers on site but after speaking to her were told that they were all workers. Nothing against work vehicles obviously, but not ideal when your looking forward to a relaxing and peaceful weekend away. I may add that apart from early morning traffic noise from the vans, it wasn't a problem and would visit again after enquiring with the owner whether or not work vehicles were going to be on site at the time of my visit.

Date of Visit: May 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Kirsten-Jayne 4 reviews from this member

Lovely campsite, ideal for a weekend away, close to home. Campsite is clean and owners are friendly and helpful. Facilities- showers, toilets and sinks for washing up are spotless. There's obviously bins for rubbish too that were emptied daily and toilet disposal and drinking water tap. Notice boards are available with up to date information about the local pubs and things to do. The Punch Bowl is in easy walking distance and welcomes children and dogs. The children had fun on the small playground central to the campsite.

Yes the campsite is windy but our tent stood up well to the test with its steel poles!

Date of Visit: June 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Nic3101 29 reviews from this member

Just come back from a weekend at this farm. It's literally 15 miles from our home, but we'd rather be out in our van than stuck at home looking at 4 walls.

The farm itself is very high up on the Moors. So, as a result you get an almost perfect 360 degree view of the surrounding areas including Darwen Tower (put there for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee).

The down side to this as many have already pointed out is you are exposed to the elements and for any who camped this weekend 22-24 June - you will be well aware there were floods all over the North West including Darwen. Luckily for us, we were high enough to not suffer with flooding, we did however get the backlash of the wind and rain which was truly atrocious.

The farm itself was very clean, and tidy, the grass was perfectly manicured, the little play area was great for our boys & all the other children.

The Shower block was honestly the best I have used. The exterior has been newly painted, then inside instead of a row of loo's and a row of sinks then separate showers, there were three large cubicles and each contained a sink, shower & loo! So, for Mrs, Fussy like me - just perfect and immaculate too.

We went with our little local camping club (on a rally) so not sure of the normal fees, but found it very very reasonable.

As others have said, you can't really put your awning up - it's too windy, so travel light.

It's handy for Blackburn & Darwen for shops, or a bit further you have Boundary Mill.

There's a great little pub just round the corner from the campsite that does meals for under a 5. Becuase we couldn't put up our marquee, we all went to the pub and the landlady happily arranged a back roon for us as we all had children - very accomodating, we even joined in with the locals on the karaoke machine! :)

Will definitely go back here, fabulous facilities, fantastic views, great area to be.

Date of Visit: April 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Candgf 5 reviews from this member

My husband and I went here for a 3 night stay over Easter to visit friends. The weather had become cold but wasn't too concerned as apart from that it looked like a good place to stay.

Unfortunately there was no heating working in the toilet/shower block so having a shower was out of the question as it was freezing, also the hot water kept running out just filling a small bowl to wash dishes!

the ground is very uneven which makes finding a flat surface to pitch difficult. I would like to emphasise you are on top of a very exposed hill so if you are considering camping in a tent go when the weather forecasts little or no wind. We had a weather front come around on us and it flattened our fremont 8 tent, shredding 2 poles on the first day! All the owner had to say was the tent was too big which there is no statement on the web site to tent limitations nor did they say once they saw it pitched up. They refused to give us a refund of the 2 days and nights we we unable to stay, they offered a free night next time but as our tent is too big its very unlikely we will return.

They stated they were aware of the heating and water issue but it wouldn't be fixed in our stay. This was not told to us when we booked only 7 days prior to arrival! Also they stated the wind nearly blew their house roof off and yet did not make sure anyone camping was safe.

The electric was also intermittent and kept tripping out. My husband requires a cpap machine for medical reasons and it kept stopping requiring us going out the tent to turn back on.

Although the web site states family tents are welcome I would consider any size tent above a 3mtr x 2 mtr may find it difficult if it gets windy or very heavy rain as their is no shelter.

It says it has disabled access. I would find it difficult to use the site if I was in a wheelchair or crutches etc, the ground is uneven, the road is large crushed rubble and there is a step into the disabled toilet. It was locked so couldn't get in but if it didn't have a shower the showers in the mens/ladies has a step in and out. They are very clean and well stocked though, with 2 shower rooms with a toilet mirror and sink and a further 2 toilets.

The pot wash outside is 2 sinks where the bins are for rubbish and recycling. There is fire fighting equipment at the toilet block too.

The children's play area is ok a bowl style swing and small climbing frame, we did see other playground equipment to one side so there may be more being installed which will be good.

It is close to the motorway and other villages and facilities. A good place to have a base so you can go to Bolton, Blackburn, Burnley, Nelson and Manchester. There is pubs and takeaways near by and some do deliver.

There is several supermarkets close by, Sainsburys, Asda, Tesco and Burnley is only 15mins away and its like a mini city centre with a shopping centre with most high street stores.

I would like to say we know the owners could not control the weather, and it was unfortunate how it changed so fast on us and caused the damage and up set. But it was their lack of concern and how they dealt with us that has made us feel let down. We will not be returning here.

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