Days out for everyone

Spectacular scenery right on our doorstep...

Located in the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and bordering the Yorkshire Dales National Park there are countless outdoor activities to experience.

The areas surrounding Calder Farm are perfect for walking, biking, fishing, kayaking, caving, rock climbing and many more activities besides, with Pendle Hill, the Yorkshire three peaks, Gisburn Forest, Stocks Reservoir, Malham Cove and the Pennine Bridleway all close by. There are also many historic towns, charming villages, farm parks, and other visitor attractions to see as well as plenty of wonderful places to eat and drink.

The list below only scratches the surface of what is on offer. You can use the filter buttons below to narrow down your search.

Outdoor Activities

Gisburn Forest

Set in the beautiful Forest of Bowland AONB and with award winning mountain bike trails and miles of walking tracks Gisburn Forest is a fantastic location for a day out. It also has a cafe with a play area for the kids so you can get refreshments after the day's activities.

There are often themed walks such as the Gruffalo trail where you can search for the character boards and, using an interactive app for your phone, see them come to life!

Outdoor Activities

Stocks Reservoir

Stocks Reservoir is the largest fly fishery in the North West of England. It has Four and a half miles of fishable shoreline and 350 acres of open water. Situated at the head of the Hodder Valley in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Stocks has a wild and unspoiled quality and is a great location for walking and bird watching as well as fishing.

Outdoor Activities

Pendle Hill

There are fantastic views of Pendle Hill from the campsite and it can be walked by a number of circular routes. Below the hill are some lovely villages and the area is also famous for the Pendle Witches who went on trial in Lancaster Castle in 1612. Numerous Pendle Witch themed events are run (especially around halloween!) and there are both Pendle Witch Walking and Road Trails to follow.

Trips Out

Settle to Carlisle Railway

"72 miles of scenic splendour"!

The Settle to Carlisle Railway is one of the most scenic and impressive railways in the UK, with viaducts, tunnels and the wild scenery of the North Pennines, Eden Valley and Yorkshire Dales. Although regular trains frequent the line it adds considerably to the experience to do the journey aboard a steam train. For this it is advisable to book tickets ahead as it's very popular indeed!

Outdoor Activities

Pennine Bridleway

Opened in 2012 to provide an alternative to the Pennine Way for horse riders and cyclists, the Pennine Bridleway takes in 205 miles of the Pennines' ancient packhorse routes, drovers roads and newly created bridleways.

It actually passes closer to the campsite than the Pennine Way crossing the A59 at Gisburn before heading up to Settle and the Settle Loop bridleway (a lovely day out in its own right).

Outdoor Activities

Yorkshire Dales

The Yorkshire Dales lie right on our doorstep and emcompass some of the most beautiful scenery in the UK.

There are endless beautiful towns and villages to visit, spectular hills and waterfalls, the famous Yorkshire three peaks, show caves (as well as thousands of other pots and caves to go caving in).

Why not visit the amazing Ribblehead viaduct with Whernside as it's impressive backdrop, or you could take a trip down into the depths of Gaping Gill on May and August bank holidays when the caving club organises winching events.

Further afield you'll find beatiful places like Aysgarth Falls, and there are organised tours around the Wensleydale Creamery and Black Sheep brewery. The list is never-ending!

Historic Buildings

Skipton Castle

Standing at the top of Skipton High Street, Skipton Castle is an incredibly maintained building which is over 900 years old.

Visitors can explore almost every corner of the castle and a comprehensive tour sheet is provided with admission. There is a gift shop and tea room as well as plenty of outdoor areas to have a picnic.

Skipton Castle is open daily from 10am (Sunday from 11am)
Last admission is at 5pm (October - March 4pm)
Closed 23rd, 24th & 25th December

Food and Drink

Coach and Horses, Bolton by Bowland