Old Hall Caravan Park is set in a prime location that is perfect to enjoy the breath-taking natural beauty of Cumbria and Lancashire. Our park offers tourers a fantastic spot to park their caravan and set out to explore the surrounding areas. And it’s not just holidaymakers looking for a quiet, relaxing holiday that visit us – amateur photographers can find the perfect opportunities to photograph beautiful landscapes and wildlife here.
So, what awe-inspiring sights can you see if you choose to stay in Old Hall Caravan Park?
The View from Pendle Hill
Many people choose to visit Pendle Hill because they’re interested in the history of the site, as this was the infamous location of Pendle Witch Trials of the 17th century. Others opt to climb the 557m summit to enjoy the picture-perfect views.
The power of the view is so inspirational that George Fox founded the Quaker movement in 1652 after looking over the hill. Pendle Hill is included in the Forest of Bowland as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Its panoramic scenery is often inspiring to amateur photographers, who seek to capture the vibrant green fields and crystalline water bodies that surround it.
The View from Williamson Park
This beautiful location is home to 54 acres of parkland, which in themselves are a stunning sight. The Ashton Memorial is the centre piece of the park, built by Lord Ashton in 1909 in memory of his second wife.
Here you can spend a delightful morning or afternoon taking pictures of the woodland walks and the views over Fylde Coast, Morecambe Bay, and the Lake District. This 50m tall folly stands out in the Lancastrian skyline and is visible for many kilometres around.
The View from Gragareth
Lancashire’s highest point, the mountain Gragareth lies inside the Yorkshire Dales National Park border and stands 627m above the sea level. At the summit, you can find a triangulation station and stunning views you’ll enjoy capturing, no matter the time of day.
If you reach this trig point, you’ll be able to see the views towards the Lake District mountains, Morecambe Bay, Ingleborough, the Forest of Bowland and the Howgill Fells. Whilst there, you should also take the opportunity to explore the Yorkshire Dales in all their glory – with so many scenic locations, it’s impossible to take a bad picture!
The region’s natural scenery is truly one-of-kind, but you can also find a different kind of beauty here. If you visit Levens Hall, a manor house near Kendal, you’ll be able to capture the stunning manmade topiary garden. Not only is the manor itself a striking feat of architecture and design, the gardens are one of the UK’s top attractions.
First built by Guillaume Beaumont between 1689 and 1712, the modern gardens still have a similar layout and appearance to the original creation – and provide a wealth of materials for your photographs, showcasing beautiful plants and flowers through carefully thought-out designs.
Located in Holcombe Hill, this 39m tower overlooks the village of Holcombe and the town of Ramsbottom. Opened in 1852, the monument offers visitors the chance to climb the 148 steps and enjoy views that stretch as far as North Wales! You’ll also be able to take in the sights towards Manchester and Cheshire.
As an added bonus, should you visit during the Rake, you can also photograph one of the UK’s shortest but most demanding bicycle races. Merely 875m in length, this course is nonetheless incredibly steep – but great for more pictures of the surrounding areas!