Rated 4 of 5

Rated 4 of 5

Peace and tranquility

Rated 5 of 5

Access to local places of interest

Rated 4 of 5

Beauty of surroundings and scenery

Rated 4 of 5

Ease of arrival/welcome

Good location for Walking, Friendly Owners and some Good Pitches

With lovely location, friendly owners and much of site well cared for am sure many visitors have excellent stay View from two of the three front pitches really good and the view from third is only slightly marred by the static caravan (assume being used as temporary accom until adjacent new-build complete). But, if weather wet and you find yourself on one of the less well drained pitches could not be so good. The stoned areas may have once been sufficient to control the mud but now get very much mixed in with it. Pitches not allocated at time of booking so if site is full the later you arrive the worse the choice of pitches remaining. The rear two pitches (which are not staggered to take advantage of the views between front row) are lower than the road and pitch 2 itself could be a good location for a soakaway. Some of lawned areas are most attractive and in general plenty of space between units. Down a short grass path is a drain which, with tap and hose, is perfectly adequate for CDP. Interestingly an above ground sewer from the static pours into it, but I guess they check that no one is using the disp pt before they flush?? In any event am pleased to say I was sole user at the times of my visit! The drinking water tap is near the entrance and both TV & mobile signals excellent. With regard to Covid if you’re relaxed about precautions or very proactive then no problem. However of three CL’s visited since lockdown eased (one more expensive and one cheaper) Bendgate does, by a good margin, appear to have given Covid least consideration. Whilst others are maybe leaving the gate permanently open to avoid unnecessary handling. Collecting refuse from pitches to remove the need for handling an assortment of (rusty) dustbin lids and providing sanitizer or wipes and/or disinfectant at points of common contact. At time of our visit Bendgate appeared to have done nothing other than display a basic sign. Understand that the electric points (ours cobwebby and dirty with a waterproof cover that would not close) are sanitised between visitors. It could be that other CL’s we visited recently were not typical or we are ‘Covid paranoid’ - so realise this is a personal view. Also have to ask oneself if it is reasonable to expect busy farmers to prioritise maintaining standards on their CL in these difficult times. Get one of good pitches and/ or the right weather. Come prepared to entirely self manage Covid precautions and there is no reason why you should not thoroughly enjoy your stay. Lots of very good walking in the area and can walk into Long Preston from site in about 30 mins. Alan is very friendly and calls on caravanners most evenings. Eggs and milk available for sale. Although certain aspects of the site would without doubt benefit from improvement, one could certainly have a delightful time here especially if one on the front row and the weather is dry.

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