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Riverside Caravan Park
High Bentham
Lancashire   (Browse area)
Tel: 01524 261272
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Pitches: 55
Open: March To January

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 104 Reviews
                9/10 from 104 Reviews

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 No Statics for Hire   Statics on Sale   Seasonal Pitches  Caravan Storage Caravan Storage 
 Electric Hookups   Hardstanding Pitches   Fully Serviced Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge    Motorhome Point 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant <1 mile   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   No TV Room   Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing On Site   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding 5 miles   Cycle Hire 5 miles   Golf 1 mile   Tennis 1 mile 
 No Beach   No Watersports   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Not Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport 1 mile  No Dog Walk 

Reviews:  104 in total, now showing 1 to 10                 Previous 10          Next 10
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Date of Visit: October 2018 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Coopertroopers 28 reviews from this member

Very well maintained site within walking distance of the town, follow the short cut given at reception, with its various pubs and shops. Nice walk to Lower Bentham with footpath all the way there or through the fields if preferred.

We had fish and chips from the takeaway in Higher Bentham and definitely recommend, although be prepared to queue !

The hardstanding pitches are on tarmac with a stone area at the side for the awning, this did mean that we couldn't quite peg right up to the side of the van due to the tarmac, didn't cause us an issue as the weather was fairly calm.

Facilities block very clean and warm. Individual, unisex shower rooms - the showers are operated by sensor and come on for five minutes and then go off for five minutes before they can be started again. I found this to be quite wasteful as five minutes is too long for a quick shower, but not long enough for washing hair.

There is an off lead enclosed dog walk but it was a fair walk back through the static part of the site so not overly convenient to the touring area.

Will return.

Date of Visit: September 2018 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Lally1972 5 reviews from this member

Wow this site has got to rank amongst the best. The facilities are excellent and everywhere is immaculate.

Dog friendly and has a walk. WiFi is included in the price, which was average for time of year. Staff friendly and helpful.

Local area has nice walks, pubs in village dog friendly and serve both good beer and food. Everybody very friendly. With a car Leeds or Lancaster not too far away. Not a lot to do in village itself bar walks

Date of Visit: March 2018 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: LesleyandPeter 35 reviews from this member

This site is wonderful.

Facilities are amongst the best we have experienced, and are immaculate.

The whole site is very well maintained, quiet and relaxing.

We had booked on a grass pitch and advised it would be okay despite the wet weather, we had to be towed off within minuets of trying to pitch our van, it added to the fun of touring, first time for everything, although I expect the grounds men weren't very happy at the repairs needed to the grass.

The surrounding area offers lots of interesting places to visit for all ages and interest.

Dog owners won't be short of places to walk, and eat out. With lots of nearby villages, including Bentham, offering dog friendly pubs. ( we didn't sample any so unable to recommend)

Malham Cove is very pretty and worth a visit. Ingleton falls and Ingleborough cave are just a ten minuet drive away, we wern't unable to do the Ingleton falls walk as it was snowing and blowing a gale, a great reason to return.

The bakery in Bentham is very good, their savoury and fruit pies were delicious.

This area is close to so many other beautiful places we shall no doubt return.

Date of Visit: September 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: TheParkers 5 reviews from this member

Beautiful site with excellent facilities and a really nice location. Although a winding road to access off the M6 Motorway and a tight access into and out of small town/ village it is

Well worth the slight inconvenience.

Date of Visit: August 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Valvelifter 10 reviews from this member

This is without exception, the cleanest, most well cared for and pleasant site we have ever stayed on. The pitches are level and well spaced. The showers and toilets are immaculately clean, warm and comfortable. The staff were friendly and helpful. The site is less than a mile from the village centre. There is a well equipped playground and a dog exercise field. I would have rated this site higher but the pubs and restaurants in the village were rather disappointing. We will stay here again but will come prepared for self catering next time as we only found one pub worth revisiting.

Date of Visit: August 2017 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Raysmiffy 14 reviews from this member

This site has a 5 star AA rating amongst it's many awards, and it is easy to see why.

Has to be one of the best toilet blocks I have ever used in 30 years of touring.

This huge site is very well looked after with attention to detail that a lot of other sites should take lessons from.

Not too expensive too, and to think we stumbled on this site by accident. A lucky find!

Bentham (Low and High) is an easy walk away, with good dog friendly pubs.

Date of Visit: April 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Coral67 12 reviews from this member

We stayed here over the Eater Holidays and as it was also my 50th Birthday. We had never been before and as it was my birthday we hoped it would be a lovely site, I need not of worried from the minute we drove up the drive way to the site I knew it was going to be a great holiday and it was.

The pitches are large and we had a fully serviced one which was great, they also have statics so makes it a large site but to be honest it didn't feel that big once we were there, It was very quiet and tranquil, our pitch was not far from the reception, (small shop in reception) toilet block, games room, Library, Launderette and play park. The receptionists were lovely and very welcoming although it didn't say on the website about £10. 00 for a key fob for the toilet block, but that wasn't a big deal and you get it back when you leave, the toilets were immaculate, and plenty of hot water, you run your hand over a sensor and it comes on for 5 mins so no having to keep pushing a button, there is also a family bathroom if your children prefer a bath and I think it was £1. 00 for hot water for that but we didn't use it, Disabled toilet was great as I am in a wheelchair and had no problems.

The Play area and Games room got my children's approval age 14 and 10 and games room is great for rainy days most items were 50p so not too expensive.

There is fishing on site which my children also enjoyed, (rod licence is needed) It was 3. 50 per day or £10. 00 for a week to fish in the river, the pond is more expensive but we didn't go there.

There are lovely walks along the river and a few pubs near by if you fancy a stroll.

All in all yes I will be going again very soon we loved it, and the children didn't want to come home.

If I had one little niggle it would be only one of the rules about NO segways /hoverboards but Non electric scooters and bikes are ok and they go faster than my children's hoverboards do, there does seem a lot of rules but I guess they are there for a reason and you can see the rules before you book, but as I say it was only a little niggle and they coped without there segways lol.

Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Sharn 46 4 reviews from this member

We stayed at the site over the Bank Holiday weekend - first impressions were great. Friendly welcome by Thonas the manager. Gave us lots of useful information about the local area and what was going on. Pitches were spacious and level. Site facilities were immaculate - showers & toilets very clean and well maintained, operated with a key fob. Great play park for children which was away from the main site so children could make a lot of noise which did not disrupt others. Play park locked at 9pm which I felt was great as my children would have wanted to be there all night! Lovely fishing lake and great riverside walk into Bentham where there were pubs & shops etc. Family games room which is great for wet weather. I read reviews prior to staying here and was a little apprehensive about the comments about rules & regulations which were mentioned. I needn't have been - this is not the place for a rave up but we sat outside in the evening having a quiet drink with friends and there were no problems. The rules keep this site enjoyable for everybody and didn't stop us from having a lovely weekend. I feel that first impressions are usually an indication of how the site might be and in this instance they were - I would recommend this site and would visit again ( even without the children!)

Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Nikko136 44 reviews from this member

A one-night stop-over on the way south from Scotland. Although this is quite a way off the motorway the detour was well worthwhile. There’s good scenery in the surrounding area and the site itself is excellent, with 5-star hotel washrooms and toilets plus the river and fishing lake. Everything is well-tended. Some on uk camp sites object to rules and regulations, but in our experience it is often those campers who tend to spoil things for others when there are no rules.

We were amazed at the number of shops and pubs in the village and nearby. We will definitely look at this for a longer stay in the future.

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: MichelleNfran 9 reviews from this member

First time at such a large site found it a bit too sterile and regimented for our liking.

Very clean and great for kids as there is a decent park for them. There are a lot of rules to adhere too which puts a bit of a dampner on things, the worst one being no noise after 21. 30 which we found was far too early and have never come across a curfew that is so early. The toilet facilities were ok but don't think they were cleaned properly everyday as one of the female toilets had run out of sanitary bags on the Thursday and was not replenished until the Saturday.

The pitches themselves were flat, well drained and the grass was very well kept and the pitches were large and well marked out. It was a great place if used as a base for exploring the area but nothing to keep you entertained on site. The town was nice and had a couple of good pubs.

Overall not bad but not for us we prefer a livelier atmosphere

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