From Hollins Farm Holiday Park you can walk for miles along the coast, enjoying the dramatic views of Morecambe Bay with the towering mountains of the Lake District at the other side.
It is just a 5 minute walk across a field to reach their flagship Silverdale park, where you are welcome to use the leisure facilities, bar and restaurant.
A 20 minute walk takes you to the nearest pub, or you can carry on for 10 more minutes to reach Silverdale village, where there are more pubs, village shops and a restaurant.
Silverdale also has the RSPB’s Leighton Moss, home to some of the UK’s rarest birds, including the elusive Bittern.
Tents and Touring Caravans
Come and relax for a weekend or longer, off the beaten track as tourers and tents are welcome at the site. Meet friendly farm animals, visit the goats and ponies, and if you’re lucky, enjoy freshly laid eggs for breakfast courtesy of their hens.
Please note that the Holgate family purchased Hollins Farm last year so this is their first full season here. They are in the process of upgrading the facilities on site and so far have installed better electricity and water options for pitches. Whilst they are upgrading the toilets and showers they have installed temporary, but immaculate and warm, portakabins.
So many people discover the site for the first time and come back time and time again, throughout the season, that they now offer a limited number of seasonal pitches. Simply choose your favourite spot and it’s yours.
The season runs from 1st March until 31st October. The fee includes use of the luxurious leisure facilities at their Silverdale Park, a 5 minute walk across a field (or a mile by car).
Hollins Farm is a ‘proper’ campsite, just a friendly site manager, decent toilets and washing facilities, like-minded campers and acres of trees and green fields.
Freshly laid eggs
Swimming pool complex – 5 minute walk
Restaurant and Bar – 5 minute walk
Local pub – 20 minute walk
Silverdale village with shops, tearooms, pubs and restaurant – 30 minute walk.
The Area & Things To Do
Surrounding Hollins Farm there is a wide variety of scenery, from historic ruins to sandy beaches. The historic city of Lancaster and seaside Morecambe are a short drive away and within half an hour you can be in The Lake District with its stunning landscape of mountains, fells and lakes.
Silverdale is Britain’s smallest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty so wander through the village and stock up at the local shops including a butcher, baker and greengrocer, all stocking fresh, locally-grown produce.
Walk down to the sea at Jenny Brown’s Point for a panoramic view across the bay. Nearby Leighton Moss, run by the RSPB, is home to special birds, such as breeding Bitterns and Bearded Tits, as well as deer, and butterflies. An easy walk through the trees at Woodwell can end at The Wolfhouse Gallery which features contemporary and traditional arts, crafts, gifts, jewellery and tearooms with homemade cakes, that are definitely worth stopping for.
In the evening, Silverdale has 2 friendly pubs, The Woodlands and The Silverdale Hotel, as well as an extremely good Italian restaurant.
Arnside Knott (522ft) dominates a rocky peninsula where the village of Arnside stands and in days gone by, small coasters, steamers and yachts called at landings in Arnside, but when the estuary began to silt up, Arnside lost its marine ties.
Today, Arnside’s many visitors enjoy strolling through the bustling seaside village, whilest catching the remarkable sight of the tide as it sweeps up the bay. You can also enjoy a supper of fish and chips on the beach, or watch the salmon leap as the sun sets.
The ‘Gateway to the Lakes’ is a mere 15 miles away, and provides good shopping facilities, including a market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Kendal has a theatre and cinema, a 13th Century parish church, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, a museum offering a glimpse of Lakeland life throughout the ages – and mint cake – lots of it.
The Lake District
The beautiful landscapes of the Lakes are favourites among walkers, while the forests, fells and waterways provide the setting for many sporting activities. Visit historic villages and famous locations such as the former homes of Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin and the poet Wordsworth.
Limestone Pavement and Grassland – a mosaic of colour
There is a very rich ground flora of herbs, relic limestone grassland in glades and open woodland on the rocky hilltop. The abundance of spring flowers includes primroses, cowslips, early purple orchid and rare species typical of this limestone area. In the summer, dropwort can be seen with its delicate flowers and pink buds and the yellow flowers of the common rock rose are abundant. Aromatic wild thyme is to be found scattered through the species rich turf.