High praise for Lancashire's newest glamping site

A stone's throw from the Forest of Bowland AONB, Lancashire's newest glamping site Wigwam® Holidays Ribble Valley opened last month to high praise from visitors.

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Wigwam Ribble Valley

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The site just north of Blackburn is the latest site to join the Wigwam® Holidays Network and opened its doors on Wednesday, 11th October, just in time for half-term.

Site owners Martyn and Jane McDonnell have eight Running Water Deluxe cabins at Moorgate Farm, which is surrounded by velvety green valleys and heather-clad moorland.

Jane said: “We’re a 30-minute drive from the celebrated Fylde coast and have spectacular views of the mysterious Pendle Hill (associated with the Pendle Witches).

“It's been an extremely busy first month, especially over the half-term. We are overwhelmed with the positive feedback from the guests.

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Martyn and Jane

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"It really feels like we are helping people to make happy memories and are delighted with how it’s gone so far.”

Before opening the site, Martyn worked in the food industry and Jane worked in Human Resources but their love of the great outdoors led them to follow their dream of opening their own campsite.

Martyn said: “We both love camping, caravanning and the outdoor type of holiday. It’s been our dream to set up a site that means we can share our lovely part of the world with guests who also have great holiday accommodation to boot.”

The site is ideal for visitors who want to explore the best of the rural north-west, with the market towns of Clitheroe and Longridge close by and easy links to both the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales.

The site is offering mid-week deals throughout the Winter, with wigwams starting from £75 per night and a 10 per cent discount when you book five nights or more.

For more information visit Wigwam Holidays.

Megan is the owner of Rural Roots Media, specialising in rural tourism, where her passion for travel, heritage and a great visitor experience inspired her to start 'The Rural Travel Guide'.

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