Horseshoe Fishing Pond and Caravan Park

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Caravan cl site situated very close to the fishing pond.
The fishing pond and the cl site in the background.
Chris from lancashire enjoying the sun & his fishing.
Chris's wife soaking up the sun
Mick with a 12lb carp.
Gary with a carp. That just made his day!
Mike with a 14.5lb Carp
4lb Tench
Gary's brother Craig with an 8lb Carp
Rita  with Ghosty!!
Mick with a 12.5lb carp - Swears by Warburtons!!!!
The fishing pond and cl site
Fishing pond.
Fishing pond & cl site.

Horseshoe Fishing Pond and Caravan Park
Balne Moor Road, Balne
Whitley Bridge
DN14 0EN

Mon - Sun: 07:15-21:00   
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Based near Whitley Bridge, just off the M62, Jcn 34, Horseshoe Fishing Pond and Caravan Park is great for caravanners who love fishing and who also love the countryside. The caravan park is all hardstanding with electric hook up points. It also has ladies and gents toilets, hot and cold water and shower facilities. Pets are very welcome. Discounts are given for weekly stays. The Fishing Pond is situated very close to the Caravan Park.
The pond is stocked with a large variety of fish including Bream, Tench, Perch, Rudd and a few Pike. It has approx 21 pegs. The pond is about 3ft deep near the edge and approx 7ft near to the middle. The caravan park and the pond are both open all year round. To book a fishing match, please contact via e-mail or telephone.

*Caravan storage is available throughout the year. Very secure and safe. Friendly owners. Cost effective. Pay only for the time the caravan is in storage. No cost when caravan is taken off for a couple of weeks to go on holiday, etc.
- Storage containers available for rent. Different sizes available.
- Caravans available for rent for short or long stays. 2 berths to 5 berths.
- Special deals for fishing holidays.

Horseshoe Fishing Pond and Caravan Park have regular customers coming back time and time again, travelling from all over the UK, including Lancashire, Manchester, Sussex, Newcastle and even Wales.

Horseshoe Fishing Pond and Touring Caravan Park is owned by Mr Thomas Heckingbottom. He has run the business for many years.

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6 customer reviews

3 Jun 2012
We have just returned from a short visit to this site. I really dont know what one of the previous reviewers wanted, but this site is a little gem. The site is very clean and all the pitches overlook the fishing lake. The toilets and shower are kept spotless and warm.
All the anglers on the lake were catching regularly, ranging from small roach and perch to skimmers and larger bream to carp.
Even though there is a railway line close by, you soon get used to the trains.
All in all a great place to be.
Thanks to everyone at Horseshoe Pond.
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4 Oct 2011
Our 1st visit was 23/9/11 and stayed for 2 nights. We liked it so much we returned for 2 more nights the following weekend.
Owners are very friendly and approachable.
Toilet/shower facilities are warm and clean.
All tourers are sited around the pond which makes it ideal for fishing.Caught some lovely carp and tench.
Although the site is situated next to a railway line you soon get used to the trains passing by.
Will be returning very soon.
We have no hesitation in recommending this site.
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4 Aug 2011
We are regular visitors to Tom and Debbie’s site and have been for years. We have met many people on the campsite and have made some good friends. The place promotes a happy atmosphere.

Tom, Debbie and their three children Tom, Charlotte and Jack will endeavour to help anyone who visits their site and the regular visitors are also willing to lend a hand too if needs be.

I am shocked at the visitor who has left negative feedback on here. They must be particularly picky (more than perfectionists) or just born complainers. It is unjust to make such remarks before giving the people and the place a fair chance. They did not stay long enough to find out and probably the other caravaners were better off for that. Could have spoilt the atmosphere of the place?

For what started as a CL the facilities are abundant and there is plenty of space for everyone. Also there is a huge expanse of quiet minor roads, farm lanes and cycle tracks to walk or cycle and explore.

Keep up the good work Tom and Debbie. You need praising for the amount of effort you put in it does not look easy.

All the Best

Stu, Helen and Ricky.
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17 Jul 2011
We arrived on site with low expectations after reading the previous report. The entry to the site is not brilliant but there is a new building being erected and therefore work in progress has to be taken into account. I agree that you have to pass out-buildings and works machinery but this is the countryside and the owners obviously have to work! Once our caravan was set up the view out over the large fishing pond was a delight to see. We, and our friends who were caravanning for the weekend too, enjoyed the peace and quiet, the trains pass by but are gone in a trice and do not intrude on your enjoyment. The pond is obviously popular as there were many fishermen over the weekend and the birds are good to watch too. And we found the owners pleasant and approachable. We also recommend the Bay Horse Inn in Heck - good beer and food served by new management deserves a visit. Read More
20 Jun 2011
We booked in to this site and promptly left it. The photos do not show the size of this place . It was small dark dingy site. The owners were threatening to report us because we did not want to stay here. We tried to be polite about it but they were not happy about our reasons for not wanting to stay. In our opinion the owners need to look at the site and put a correct representation of this site and not bring people here under false advertising.Then there would not have been the need for us to want to leave and avoid being threatened by the owner. The other review can only have been put there by a friend or family member?
Very disappointed and a wasted run down to this site. Even the appearance on entering the site leaves a lot to be desired looked like a junk yard, with old caravans. Not our kind of site. Shocked and disappointed customers.
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Company response : With regards to the above comments made by Mr & Mrs Belinda Shand from Scotland.We, beihg the owners, would like to say that Mr Shand was the most ignorant and impolite person we have ever met. Relating to the comment made 'small, dark dingy site' The site is situated in 4.5 acres of land, so not so small ! The fishing pond has 21 pegs, so once again, not so small !!. Reviews left on this web page are customers who come time and time again and have done for a number of years. As to the 'appearance on entering on to the site', Mrs Shand states that it looks like a 'junk yard with old caravans'. We do storage for caravans and we do have caravans on site. Old and new !! If there were no caravans on site, we would need to start worrying, but as it is quite full, we must be doing something right !!!. We were, in no way, threatening to Mr Shand nor his family. We have regular caravanners coming back year after year, so we must be doing something right.We have had quite a few customers being concerned and being quite disgusted with this comment made by Mr & Mrs Shand.
11 Jan 2011
We have fished here for 3 years and still as good as 1st day we now have a caravan there it that good all people that have caravans are so friendly and the owners are the best you could ask for hope to see you all there this summer tony rita and lads.
Last Updated : 10 Sep 2012