Herons Wood

Ashton-with-Stodday, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA2 0AJ

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views

Why stay here ...

We are sandwiched between the 312 square miles of the Forest of Bowland (moorland) to the east and the 120 square miles of Morecambe Bay (the largest expanse of intertidal mudflats and sand in the UK) to the west. Northward beyond these (30-40 mins drive) are two huge national parks, the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District.

The historic city of Lancaster lies a couple of miles north of our site and its highly reputable university is a mile and a half east of us. For a ferry from Heysham to the Isle of Man it's a 10 mile trip.

We have four lawned pitches and one hardstanding, all with EHU (10A). There are open views of the surrounding fields and a public footpath is 40m from the entrance and traverses fields leading to lanes and the canals. It’s an easy walk (about 1 mile) to The Mill at Condor Green which sits on the Glasson branch of the Lancaster canal or pick up the award winning Bay Cycle Way which is 80 miles of relatively flat riding around the spectacular Morecambe Bay from Glasson Dock to Barrow and don't forget to visit The Smokehouse tucked away next to the dock at Glasson, for a fantastic range of smoked seafood, meat, preserves, biscuits etc. Just half a mile up the road there's Ashton Hall Garden Centre and cafe (breakfast until 11am!) and the Ashton Hall Golf Club.

Southward by 4 miles there’s Wallings Ice Cream Parlour (for homemade ice cream) or a little further (7 miles), there’s the excellent Barn at Scorton.

The historic city of Lancaster is 10 minutes drive from the site and has a large range of shops, cafes and museums.  There’s also the Priory (stalls date from 1340!) and castle (cafe and tours available). Whilst in town, visit Atkinson's Coffee Roasters, est. 1837, and not much has changed! Or the Judges’ Lodgings (built 1625, Grade I listed), or the delightful Williamson Park (54 acres) with its Ashton Memorial, butterfly house and cafe. There are 2 local Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Forest of Bowland to the east and northward, Arnside and Silverdale AONB with its spectacular sunsets across the bay, country walks and RSPB Leighton Moss.

The M6 J33 allows easy transport north into the Lake District and beyond or south to Manchester.

For dog walkers, please note, a public footpath can be picked up off the road 50m south of the drive.

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Facilities on site ...

  • Information room
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: good

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Latest arrival time: 9:00 PM

Latest departure time: 11:00 AM

1.25 acres

Some sloping pitches

Electric amperage: 10

Lawned site

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GPS:
Lat 54.001886 / Lon -2.821566
OS field ref:
SD463565
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Lancaster, Blackpool
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest train station: Lancaster
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Herons Wood
Gateway is not easily visible from the road, but as we had been in the area previously we knew roughly where it was, Gateway and drive are quite tight and you need to stay on the right of the inclined drive to make the left turn into the field. Once on the field the owners will meet you and direct you to your pitch. Pitches are slopping and generous, but caravans can be levelled with the scope of standard feet. There’s a water tap in the first pitch with recycling and Elsan point to the left of the entry gate. Walking down the road to the pub is possible but you need to take sensible highway precautions as there’s no footpath. (After dark I would advise reflective clothing and or a torch). We walked to the stork hotel many times the traffic was conciderate but is used by articulated lorries. There is a public footpath across the fields but we did not use it on our last visit. There are 3 pubs within walking distance and a cafe at the Ashton Hall Garden Center and 1 in Glasson. Nearest supermarket is Booths in Scotford.

RJLTL

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Reviewed on 07/10/2023 17:34

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Herons Wood
On arrival the black fence was not easy to see and the bushes on the drive could do with being cut back. The owner came and told us where to pitch etc. The large site is sloping with a good outlook, and very quiet, we needed to use the lock n level. which was ok, It is very open so hence the title!!! At one point we went to use the drinking water tap and no water, was not told it was going to be switched off and no notice on the tap. The morning we were leaving and asked for the meter to be read so we could pay what we owed we were told to do our own meter reading! Ideal site for getting into Lancaster and Morecambe. Walking from Conder Green car park along the track is very pleasant.

gandry

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Reviewed on 27/09/2023 18:10

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Peaceful site within easy walk to Lancaster, morecambe via stork and old train line Excellent for cycling Recommend stork and mill at cinder green for food Thankyou for another great time Caroline

Mr G Mrs c walker

Reviewed on 18/09/2023 11:01

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We’ve just returned from our second visit to this lovely little CL. As has been already said it’s slightly sloping but not a problem, and there is some road noise during the day, but very quiet at night. I particularly liked the inclusive metered 10Kw electric then you pay for anything you use over that. It was our first time on a metered pitch so did as we normally do and were well in at the end of our stay with nothing extra to pay. We like to walk but the short walk along the road to the nearest footpath is a bit risky because of the bends in the road, so we drove down to the Condor green car park (£1.10 a day, make sure you have the Ring Go app on your phone to simplify paying) from there you have access to as many miles of footpaths and canal towpaths as you manage.

Hurdsey

Reviewed on 24/08/2023 12:29

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Herons Wood
Basic site but kept clean and tidy. Grass mown short and clippings collected. Pitches are large, slope slightly but no problem with levelling. Some road noise but not intrusive. Very nice quiet site. Easy cycle route to Lancaster. As noted site entrance appears suddenly in the hedge so approach slowly.

arosytoad

Reviewed on 23/08/2023 08:16

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