Herons Wood

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

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  • 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.

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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: 12:00 PM

1.25 acres

Some sloping pitches

Electric amperage: 10

Lawned site

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Postcode:
LA2 0AJ
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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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You need a car at this CL

Herons Wood
The field was good and it is correct there is a pub and garden centre close by but you cannot safely walk or cycle along the road to leave the CL. The road is very busy with very fast cars and lorries. There is a request bus stop at the end of the drive but the buses are infrequent.Even the short walk to the public footpath is very dicey. The other issue we have is with the advice not to follow the satnav. The road that was suggested we follow was a busy narrow B road and we encountered a lorry ,a coach and a driver determined not to make passing easy and we ended up damaging our motorhome.The alternative from the M6 was in fact two A roads which we used on our return. We left two nights early

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Reviewed on 22/08/2021 18:41

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Lovely place with stunning walks nearby

Herons Wood
Great little CL with very spacious pitches and electric hookup. We had a one night stopover on our way to Scotland, but would have enjoyed staying longer. Lovely walks down to Glasson Dock and marina, over the oxbow river and marshes - with lots more available if wanted. We also would have liked to use the Bay Cycleway into Lancaster but ran out of time. The pitches are in a field and most are slightly sloping. Not a major problem unless, in rainy weather, your tyres aren't great.

Stephen Rice

Caravanner

Reviewed on 25/07/2021 16:16

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Herons Wood
The site is a large gently sloping paddock, with a hard access road, a single H/S pitch and the rest being on the grass. The EHU points are along the top edge of the field and have been upgraded. Views are fairly restricted being across the A588 towards a wood. The road is fairly busy during the day but quiet during the evening and night. There is a dog walk on site and for a longer walk there's a footpath across the fields just beyond the house. There are plenty of interesting places to visit close by such as Glasson Dock, Knott End and Lancaster itself, where there are the usual supermarkets including Aldi and Sainsbury's. There are plenty of off road old railway tracks close by suitable for walking and cycling. The Stock Inn had recently suffered fire damage and was closed and under repair at the time of our visit. During our stay we had lots of rain so the ground was rather waterlogged but we had no problems getting off, although it well have been different trying to drive onto one's pitch. Please note that care is required when approaching the site as the sign is set back from the road and could well be missed. This is a CL that we would return to provided it had not been wet prior to our visit.

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Wonderful Site, wish all could be as nice.

Herons Wood
Great greeting from Sarah when we arrived, quiet site with only a couple of vans due to social distancing. Nice dog walk trail within the site. Very friendly welcome from other members of Sarah’s family. Despite being next to the road, the site was very quiet.Beautiful scenery, clean and tidy site. So great we extended our stay. Sarah went out of her way to help with directions to the M6, local fuel stop and local grocery store. Will book again.

Cujoandpippin

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Reviewed on 24/08/2020 17:12

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What a great site this is I'm on my 10th visit and will keep coming here it's a 5 hour drive for me but well worth every minute the welcome could not be any warmer so helpful always ready to have a chat if you want grass is always well kept electric hook up along the back of the pitches never had any trouble reaching with loads of lead to spare approach roads are good but have to watch carefully for the entrance there is a sign oppersit just need to look out for it the site is very quiet and peaceful lovely views and still nice and close to Lancaster for shopping great cycling on cycle ways pub about 5 mins walk away ant fault this site and I have gone to a lot of cls over the last 30 years

andyp1

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Reviewed on 30/04/2019 20:50

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