Site 50, 60 & 64 - Birley Alms Hotel CC CL


To reach the Birley Alms own website click here.

The Birley Alms Hotel, Warton is a pub just four miles from where we used to live, we often said it looked nice and we should stop for a meal, but in the three years we lived in the area we never did, so, when looking for a CL or SL close to our Lancashire lock up we saw that The Birley Alms has it's own CL and boasting a 4 star hotel/restaurant, free WiFi, showers and toilets at only £13.00 per night (it says £14.00 on the web site).

Birley Alms Hotel.jpg

The site is easy to find being just 4 miles from junction 3 of the M55, being ex-local we snuk  off the M6 at junction 29 and went through Preston (which your sat-nav may well suggest) but if you are anywhere near rush hour it is better to stick with the M6 to junction 32, pick up the M55 to junction 3 taking the first exit at the junction roundabout. Going straight over the next four roundabouts you reach the village of Wray Green, turn left at the roundabout in the middle of the village and the site is on your left in about a mile and a half.

Being well laid out with every pitch having a hardstanding section and a grass section, a drinking water tap and EHU, and is seperated from it's neighbour by a 6ft privacy fence. While the pitches are of adequate size only one or two are big enough to errect anything more than a small porch awning. The black and grey water disposal points are a convenient distance away as are the dustbins.

Birley Alms CL.jpg

A small childrens playground with swings etc., is directly behind the site but, it being mid-week and the weather pretty poor this was not a problem to us although on a fine weekend evening I would imagine a significant noise level. Noise can also be a distraction at other times in a busy pub, we were woken in the wee small hours on our second and third nights when a very noisy fan started up and ran for a couple of hours and as I sit writing this a dustcart has backed up to empty the bins - not a problem unless as this one has you leave the engin running and go into the pub for a cuppa for a half hour.

The restaurant was quiet when we visited but the food was good and the service attentive, there is a priced menu on the hotel website.

There is so much to see and do in this area, that every taste can be accomodated from the "in your face" delights of Blackpool the the more tranquil Morcambe Bay, from The Forest of Bowland to the Pendle Hill and the famous Pendle Witches.

Lancashire is a great place to holiday and The Birley Alms makes a good base but with the potential noise levels would we think be more suited to family groups than boring old fart couples - like us!

Last Updated - Sunday 27th April 2014.             © Seve  Ghost 2014