Review: Lane End Farm Certified Site

Lane End Farm, Lane End, Hopwood,Heywood, Lancashire, OL10 2JE
Open: 01 Jan 2017 – 31 Dec 2017

Date of Visit: August 2017         Unit: Caravan

I booked over the phone on the Saturday before our Friday arrival on August Bank Holiday Weekend. I had been reading how hard people were finding it to get a pitch anywhere, so fingers crossed I rang.
£15 a night with electric. Hard Standing or Grass pitch available.

The site is a members only Camping & Caravan Club Certified Site.
A C.S. is a small site, a maximum of 5 caravans or motorhomes. Facilities are usually basic and you would normally expect to use your own toilet & shower. Waste Disposal and drinking water are always provided.

We arrived a bit later than anticipated due to daytime commitments and found the site with no problem, literally 2 minuets from Junction 19 of the M60.
On arrival we stopped and reported to reception to find a number of notes stuck to the door with names on. I removed the one with our name on and read.
“Dear Mr. Hickman. I hope you had a pleasant journey? I’m sorry there is nobody here to site you. Please pitch anywhere, grass or hard standing. Electric points are clearly visible. Please pay either of my sons or daughter in laws. Have a pleasant stay.”

Judging by the number of notes on the door I assumed the site was going to be busy.

There were already 2 vans pitched. We decided on a grass pitch overlooking the fields and motorway.

By the reception is an Elsan Disposal point and a toilet. It’s a bit of a hike from the camping pitches with a full cassette. It’s located on the front of the building on the left in the above picture.

There is also a shower room but this is located on the campsite in the garage, the building on the right of the above photo.

The shower is free and is a modern electric power shower. Very nice. Plenty of room. The sink has a mirror above and hot and cold water. There is a notice asking campers to please limit shower time to 5 minuets as water is from a storage tank and is limited. Not a problem for us. The shower was great.

The site is very close to the motorway and you can watch the trucks passing. True there is a noise but it is not intrusive at all and is really hardly noticeable. We spent a very pleasant afternoon sat outside and it didn’t bother us at all.

Would we go back? You bet! This site is only 16 miles away from home and is perfect for a quiet weekend. It has everything we need, price is good and close enough to nip home to sort out warring kids or Father in Law back at home.

Members Only – You can join on site
Phone number: 01706 365551
Phone number: 01706 846101
Managers: Mr & Mrs M Yates
Latitude: 53.584 Longitude: -2.1987
OS Map ref: 109/868097