Grass Tent Camping Pitch
- Sleeps 10 (max 10 adults, 6 children)
- Pet Friendly
The Owner Says
The Paddock is the perfect place to pitch your tent for a camping holiday. Besides the fact that it is one of the only flat fields within walking distance to Ramsbottom, we boast ourselves on being a small, friendly site that you can sit and watch the world go by, or, you can go on an adventure, either way you will have a wonderful time.
The tent pitch includes use of our shower & toilet block and also the use of the fire pit on suitable evenings. We have BBQ's and fire pits for hire should you not wish to bring your own, Please reserve these before arrival as we would hate to run out. All BBQ's and fire pits MUST be raised off the ground on the stones provided. We also have a big communal fire pit that you are welcome to use at any time, if its not raining.
There are also nets of logs available to buy for your fire pits, charcoal, fire lighters and many more camping bits and pieces from our honesty shed.
You're on holiday, so you shouldn't have to do any! However if you're not eating out all the time, then of course you will need to wash up. It's a rustic affair - there are cold water points dotted around the site and also a point next to the showers with a sink and a Solar hot water point (you will have to boil the kettle for really hot water I'm afraid).
Rubbish: We do have a recycling point for glass, cans, paper and food waste and a small bin for general rubbish. We do not take large amounts of rubbish such as tents, gazebos, sofa cushions or anything else you cant be bothered to take home. In 2018 we had a huge amount of single use plastics and just general waste and in 2019 we are aiming to reduce this considerably and will be providing more recycling bins.
Dogs are welcome but MUST be kept on a lead at all times.
For an easy local wander, try the Irwell Sculpture trail, which you can join at the bottom of the lane – a nice walk with huge sculptures along the way. Ramsbottom is the main attraction, though, just a 15-minute walk by footpath and home to glut of excellent pubs, cafés and independent shops.
2 Children under 12 can camp for FREE per pitch booking with 1 paying adult. Any additional children (12 and under) are chargeable at £5pn and payable on arrival from 2019
About The Paddock
Campers, glampers, kids, dogs and horses – yes. Campervans, motorhomes, caravans and large noisy groups – no.
For an easy local wander, try the Irwell Sculpture trail, which you can join at the bottom of the lane – a nice walk with huge sculptures along the way. Ramsbottom is the main attraction, though, just a 15-minute walk by footpath and home to glut of excellent pubs, cafés and independent shops. Leaflets and maps are provided in the glamping accommodation. Ramsbottom is also home to the famous East Lancashire Railway (0161 764 7790), where train driving experiences are available as well as simply hopping in a carriage. The town hosts many festivals each year; there's the Chocolate Festival in April, a 1940’s war weekend in May, a mountain biking festival in July, the Head for The Hills music festival and the town Rum Festival in September and, of course, the renowned World Black Pudding Throwing championships also in September. There is also a farmers market once a month and a small town market every Saturday. If you do take the East Lancs Railway, hop off at Rossendale (3 miles) for shops, microbreweries, a museum and also the Rossendale Ski Slope (01706 226457) – children can enjoy an hours tubing there for £7, so really worth a visit. Elsewhere, it's 3½ miles to the town of Bury (and the renowned Bury Market), while Manchester is also within easy day-tripping reach.
Food & Drink
The Paddock offers "breakfast in a bag", consisting of fresh pastries, a cereal bar, fruit and juice. This is delivered to the tent door at a suitable time. They can also offer BBQ packs that will be ready in your cool box on arrival – sourced locally from Walmsleys Butchers (01706 822269) or Holmes Mill Butchers (01200 401035). nearby. If you're heading elsewhere, the Duckworth Arms (01706 823336) is located at the top of the lane and within easy strolling distance. It's dog friendly, has phone charging available and serves general pub food with a beer garden (great Sunday roast too). For something finer head into Ramsbottom (15 minute walk via the footpaths) where Levanter Tapas (01706 551530) should be high on your list, go healthy at Lolo’s Vegan (01706 821150) or sit round the log fire in Hearth of the Ram (01706 828681).
The Paddock is located at The Paddock, Leaches Road, Shuttleworth, Bury, Lancashire BL0 0ND
Exit the M66 at Junction 1 and turn right at the traffic lights. Follow the road passing Park Farm tea rooms on the right and also the Eagle and Child pub on the left (do not turn off this road). You will enter a 40mph zone and you will shortly see the Duckworth Arms (on the right). Just before the Duckworth Arms you will take a left turning opposite the bus stop. This is the Lane down to The Paddock (5mph please) take the next right turning over the motorway bridge and the entrance to The Paddock is at the bottom of the hill on the right.