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Message posted by bofs29/5/2020 at 11:11am
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We're hopefully going to pick up a new caravan in early August and if allowed, would like to spend a few nights in it before heading home.
We're looking for a spacious small to medium sized site, with electric hook-up but not bothered about toilets/showers, within an hour of Preston (any direction but easy access), with good dog-walking direct from the site (as we now have 2 dogs). We're members of both Clubs so CLs, CSs, Club sites or private sites are all fine.
I've been looking on here using the search facility but the dog-walking aspect is rarely mentioned so I'm hoping for lots of suggestions from you lovely people. Thank you.

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Hi Bofs, have a look at Red Rocks Fishery, not been but if we finally go to Scotland next year we are planning on staying there, it sounds nice but not sure about dog walking.

We have stayed at Cotestones Farm near Carnforth which was fine, there is a dog walk very close by the estuary but you have to walk a couple of hundred yards along a very quiet road to get to it.

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Funny enough I once collected a caravan from just outside Preston and on my way home stopped at Clitheroe CCC . I really liked it . Its within walking distance of the town and there are lovely walks direct from the site along the river. It's about 20 miles away

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Dale Hey was really nice a couple of years ago. brilliant views and really nice facilities. hardstandings are very hard. seen loads of rock pegs not go in but dog walk was pleasant.

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Thanks for the suggestions so far - all look good options, though not sure whether the Fishery site might have a fair few people around with it being for anglers too (trying to avoid places with too many people at the moment).
Do you have any idea how many pitches Dale Hey has gedsjeep? I can't see it anywhere.
Clitheroe Club site was one of our thoughts, but again, thought we might be better with a smaller site at the moment (and in August it's a lot more than we would normally pay!).
Cotestones Farm looks to tick all the boxes at the moment - but it's nice to have a choice!

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If you do go to Cotestones, you have to turn right at the lights in the centre of Carforth. which we never found to be a problem. Once in Warton, look out for the left turn which is marked Sand Lane on the opposite wall. At the right hand bend, keep straight on marked no through road. The CL is on the right, a couple of hundred yards through a gate.

Carnforth has Booths and Aldi which you will see, Tesco turn right at the lights. Coming back from there is a 1 way system which will bring you out further out of town towards Warton.

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Quote: Originally posted by bofs on 29/5/2020

Do you have any idea how many pitches Dale Hey has gedsjeep? I can't see it anywhere.




i cant remember exactly but it never felt crowded and the pitches were quite large.


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Message posted by bofs30/5/2020 at 3:23pm
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Thanks Mrs Bonce. Was there plenty of space between the pitches at Cotestones Farm do you remember, and room to take the dogs on their first thing in the morning/last thing at night walk without going off site?

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There is plenty of space between pitches but you will really need to go out through the gate to thre road for walkies.

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We stayed at Dale Hey a couple of years ago; there are a number of seasonal pitches, with touring pitches in between. I'd guess at around 40-50 pitches. When we were there midweek July, none of the seasonals were there, but I must say that I think the pitches are somewhat close together. There is an extensive area for dog walking (we've got a cat who walks on a lead when we're away and she enjoyed walking in that area!!).

One CL we've stayed at a few times is https://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/sites/details.asp?revid=9299 near Clitheroe. It's an adult only CL. Perhaps a bit pricy for a CL according to some, at £20 a night, but pitches are VERY spacious, each with own water/EHU, it does have a shower and WC, free WiFi and acres of countryside for dog walks on the doorstep. It's really good if you like walking, there are miles of footpaths from the CL.

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There’s a nice CL at St. Michaels on Wyre with walks along the river and a nice pub (unfortunately not dog friendly) close by.

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Many thanks for the info and suggestions, Ina and Nora. I think Dale Hey is probably out, due to its size/space, but the other two seem like contenders.

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Brylea caravan park at Bryars farm Lea Lane Lea Preston PR4 0RN. Close to a pub and also Lancaster canal which is great for walking dogs. Its nicely laid out with 25 hardstanding pitches. Don't know where you are picking up your new van from but if its Preston's or Marquis it's not far from there whilst still being quiet and rural. It's also not far from junction 32 on the M6 for a quick get away.

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Thank you pnefan. We're collecting from Campbell's. As the new van is slightly longer than our current one, easy access along decent roads would be a bonus for our first time out.

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Campbells is in the South Ribble area so you would probably be better looking South of the River Ribble as the traffic can be a bit congested getting over the River Ribble. That's assuming we aren't in lockdown again.
Have you tried asking Campbells if they can make any suggestions?


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