Wild Rose Park is an award-winning holiday park located in the Cumbrian Valley, overlooking the North Pennines. Situated in the unspoiled Eden Valley, there are vast amounts of rural beauty, perfect for those who are looking for a countryside retreat away from everyday urban life. The park has recently seen a huge £8 million investment with new leisure and entertainment complex benefiting from swimming pools, coffee shop, bar, restaurant, farm shop, and soft play area.
This development offers visitors the opportunity to escape to the country and explore the breathtaking views of the surrounding areas, in particular, The Lakes and The Yorkshire Dales. The park is landscaped, winning the David Bellamy Gold Award for Conservation as a result. In addition to this, the park offers modern facilities for visitors to enjoy. This includes a pool, restaurant, sports facilities, a supermarket, and much more.
The park has a range of accommodation options on offer. Visitors can choose from staying in lodges and glamping hives, or renting touring and caravan pitches. Furthermore, should you wish to return to the park frequently, there is the option to buy a modern and equipped holiday home or lodge at the park.
About Wild Rose Park
This site is the perfect place to retreat with the family, set in the idyllic location of the Eden Valley in the small parish of Ormside, in Cumbria. The park offers its visitors the opportunity to enjoy unspoiled luxury with a full range of modern facilities. The location of the park ensures that visitors have easy access to places to explore and experience nearby, including the Lake District and lakes such as Ullswater, the Yorkshire Dales, and lovely quaint towns such as Appleby-in- Westmorland and Kirkby Stephen.
There is an excellent range of modern facilities on offer, for which they have received awards. These facilities boast three separate buildings containing toilet and showering facilities, which include baby changing facilities, shaving points, and disabled access. There is a games room, which will keep both children and adults in competition and entertained for hours, with games of pool, money slot machines, and other traditional arcade games. There is an on-site supermarket should you have forgotten anything on arrival, it is stocked full of essentials, gifts, souvenirs, and even camping equipment.
The park also boasts its own outdoor heated swimming pool, the perfect place to enjoy and unwind on a hot English summer day, the pool area also offers a paddling pool for the little ones to splash around and enjoy too. Additionally, there is a bar and grill bistro at the park named ‘The Pennine View’. The restaurant offers a range of hot and cold meals to eat in and indulge, surrounded by the hills of Yorkshire or you could take away your meal to enjoy in the comfort of your accommodation.
Furthermore, the park is proud to offer a children’s play area, fully equipped and conveniently located near to the bar and grill. A great way to keep the children entertained whilst the adults enjoy a meal! Finally, the park allows visitors to bring their pets with them and offers a dedicated area for exercising dogs. There is something for all the family.
Guest reviews speak for themselves, visitors praise the excellent standards of maintenance and cleanliness at the park, as well as all of the fantastic things to do and explore nearby.
Wild Rose Park Location
Wild Rose Park is located in the heart of Cumbria, close to the market town of Appleby-in-Westmorland, situated in a valley between the Lake District and the North Pennines. The location of this park is the main factor that makes this park so desirable to visitors.
The park is easy to reach, and easily accessible from the North or the South of the United Kingdom. If you are traveling via a car, you should head towards Appleby-in-Westmorland and then take the B6260 South for around 1.5 miles, turn left at Soulby-Ormside and follow the signs to the park from there. Alternatively, there is a train station in the town of Appleby which is a short taxi ride away from the park.
Once again, the location will allow visitors to benefit hugely from its convenience to reach a range of different sought-after locations. The park is located between the scenic trio of The Pennines, The Lakes, and The Dales. All are within easy reach, and each offers a different yet breathtakingly memorable experience. Whether you are looking to explore and be active, or relax and take in the scenery, you will find something to enjoy here.
Many will agree that it is not necessary even to leave the grounds of the park, since they are so beautifully crafted and well looked after, and there is plenty to keep you entertained on-site. Despite this, it is assuring you to know there are things to explore and experience nearby, should you feel the need.
The Local Area
The local area is not just made up of incredibly picturesque views; there is plenty more to get stuck into nearby. There are various shops and restaurants to enjoy within the nearby historic town of Appleby-in-Westmorland. Options vary from traditional and hearty ‘pub grub’, to quaint tearooms or fine dining at the Appleby Manor Hotel.
For those who are looking for something less outdoors-based, there are a plethora of options to choose from. Nearby, one of the top attractions is the famous Appleby Castle, a motte and bailey castle rich in history, and said to date back to Roman times. Many agree this is one of Cumbria’s most prestigious and beautiful castles, and therefore a must-see if you are nearby!
Also near to the park is ‘Rutter Falls’ an arc-shaped waterfall which runs into a flowing river, the perfect setting to relax and take in your surroundings whilst enjoying a picnic or paddling in the waters.
Should you be looking for something a little quirky and different whilst in Cumbria, you should head towards the Lake District. Just three miles from The Lakes, you will find places to visit, such as ‘The Llama Karma Kafe’. Here you will be able to walk with and pet cute and cuddly llamas and other exotic animals that are kept there. The on-site café also offers an extensive menu to enjoy after your llama experience. Alternatively, a more adult-based option would be to visit the award-winning ‘The Lakes Distillery’, you will still be able to meet alpacas. However, it will be simultaneously whilst having a tour of how whiskey, gin, and vodka is made, and perhaps even having a little taste test!
Finally, for all of the chocoholics out there, ‘Kennedy’s Little Chocolate Factory’ in Orton is a must-see. It has been said that people have travelled from far and wide to indulge in the wide variety of handmade, delicious chocolates on offer. You can either take away your goodies or enjoy them in the little coffee shop next door, where you will be able to further satisfy your sweet tooth with a special Kennedy’s hot chocolate with whipped cream and marshmallows!
Wild Rose Park