Located right on the Lancashire-Cumbria border, Hawthorns Caravan Park is perfectly placed to explore some of the most beautiful countryside in the UK. From our naturally landscaped grounds you can look out across the nearby Morecambe Bay, all the way to the Lakeland Fells, and both are within easy driving distance. To the south is the historic city of Lancaster, and the rest of Lancashire beyond, and if you go east you could even pop over to the Yorkshire Dales for the day. With so much to see and do nearby, Hawthorns is the perfect holiday park location.
The park has been awarded a 5 star rating every year since 1990, that’s over 25 years of top quality service! We have also won awards for the Most Improved Park in England, the Best Park in Lancashire and the Gold ‘David Bellamy Conservation Award’ for over 10 years running. We are also very proud to hold the VisitEngland prestigious Gold Award.
Our family, Deryck, Monika and son Ashley, have been running the park for over 25 years, always aiming to make this the best holiday home location available. We know what needs to be taken care of, and how.
Hawthorns Caravan Park is accessible only to caravan owners and their guests, in order to maintain the serenity and idyllic nature of the park that you enjoy. We don’t accept touring caravans or pitched tents, nor do we allow sub-letting, so you can find a tranquil holiday escape here whenever you want, without the chaos of everyday life creeping in.
The Five Seasons
In our time here, we’ve identified five key points in the year that you can find stunning scenery and gorgeous surroundings.
Spring: The Park springs into life with snowdrops and over 10,000 daffodils (and still planting).
Late Spring: Enjoy the stunning colours of wildflowers, purple orchids, bluebells, cowslips and primroses in full bloom. This is a great time to explore the local area or go further afield for a big hike.
Summer: Take a stroll amongst the rare, magnificent trees and flowering shrubs attracting butterflies. This of course is the perfect time of year to head to the Lakes and do some boating.
Autumn: Sit back and admire the golden display of autumn leaves, bright red berries and orchard fruit. For the adventurous and those seeking a more physical pastime, head up to the Catbells peak in Cumbria, not far from the park, and marvel at the stunning views of autumn colours.
Winter: Relax at Christmas and New Year in a winter wonderland. Why not spend time identifying the animal tracks in the snow or go for refreshing, energetic walks around The Glade.
Enjoy the surroundings
Take calm, relaxing walks through the bluebell wood adjoining the park, passing impressive limestone pavements. Marvel at the superb views of the Lake District, Morecambe Bay and the Yorkshire Dales Three Peaks. Discover purple orchids growing amongst the bluebells and even spot badger or roe deer roaming in the early evening.
Nearby are the scenic towns of Kirkby Lonsdale and Windermere, just 15 and 20 minutes drive away respectively. Windermere is notable for the Lake, the boating activities, the gorgeous view of the mountains and, of course, the local railway. The market town of Kirkby Lonsdale is renowned for a view of the River Lune from St Mary’s Church. Known as ‘Ruskin’s View’, it was immortalised by the famous artist Joseph Mallard William Turner and is breathtakingly beautiful.