/ Lancashrie Bunkhouse Recommendations Please

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SuperLee1985 - on 10 Aug 2017
Hi Guys,

Looking to visit Lancashrie for the first time on the Bank Holiday weekend and have a largish group (13 so far) so it would be good to get a bunkhouse.

Can anyone recommend any in the area?
We probably looking to climb around Wilton/Anglezarke so somewhere not too far from there would be ideal.

Cheers

Lee
Mark Collins - on 10 Aug 2017
In reply to SuperLee1985:

Blimey, I don't think Lancashire has ever received such a large contingent of travelling climbers before. The National Guard may have be called in. Let me have a think and I'll get back to you.
Rigid Raider - on 10 Aug 2017
In reply to SuperLee1985:

That's in two weeks! Aren't you planning this a bit late?
Mark Collins - on 10 Aug 2017
In reply to SuperLee1985:

I think you're going to struggle with a bunkhouse. There's a nice caravan site at a farm I know of which always looks very presentable and within walking distance of Anglezarke Quarry:
http://www.wilcocksfarmcaravansite.co.uk

Bay Horse Pub do B&B and good food:
http://www.thebayhorse.co.uk/

Yew Tree Inn/restaurant walkable from Anglezarke Quarry:
http://www.yewtreeinnanglezarke.co.uk/

Some Premier Inn's knocking around. Sorry, we're not used to people visiting in a National Park sense which is a shame as there are a lot of climbs here requiring traffic.

You'd probably have better luck with this kind of accommodation in the Ribble Valley or Trough of Bowland where there is also some climbing, but I appreciate its a bit of a hike from there to Anglezarke each day with a big group.

If you were willing to camp you could ask permission from the BMC to wild camp at Wilton 1. I know they've allowed it for Wilton Fest, but don't think its encouraged.
Rigid Raider - on 10 Aug 2017
In reply to SuperLee1985:

There's a bunkhouse at Witch's Quarry near Downham and another one somewhere near Roughlee on the flank of Pendle Hill.
Mike Stretford - on 10 Aug 2017
In reply to SuperLee1985: I've heard of this place, no idea what it's like

http://arnsideindependenthostel.co.uk/ or similar in that area

In which case I'd go for Wilton on your way up, night in Arnside/Forest or Bowland somewhere, day at Trowbarrow or other limestone, night in Arnside/Forest of Bowland, back to the quarried grit on your was back.

I wouldn't stay in south Lancashire unless you fancy a night out in Manchester/ Bolton/Wigan. It's my home and I like it but it's obviously urban so might not suit a climbing group.

robin mueller - on 12 Aug 2017
In reply to SuperLee1985:

Google also suggests this, which is 30min from the Wiltons.

http://www.rockandriver.co.uk/bunkhouse-accomodation
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Antony Mariani - on 12 Aug 2017
In reply to SuperLee1985:

I think Burrs Country Park, Bury, has bunkhouse accommodation and well placed for South Lancs quarries - no idea what it is like though. Deeply Vale and Pinfold Quarries close by, and Lord Raglan pub, Nangreaves walking distance from both Quarries.
Ann S on 13 Aug 2017
In reply to SuperLee1985:

http://www.andertoncentre.co.uk/

Try these people, based near Rivington village. If they can't help they may know of others who can. Also try contacting scout association in Lancashire who may have huts for their groups. Also contact United Utilities who own a lot of the land in the area and may still have a bunkhouse barn used many years ago by our MR team.

Enjoy the climbing.

Bring super strength midge nets.

Also check this place out Chorley area. http://www.bibbysfarm.org.uk
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