About us

Waddow is a 17th-century manor house set in 178 acres of beautiful Lancashire countryside overlooking the River Ribble.

We provide:

  • catered or self-catering indoor accommodation
  • fully equipped or unequipped campsites
  • excellent conference rooms and training facilities
  • an extensive range of outdoor activities under supervision of qualified instructors
  • a well-stocked shop selling Girlguiding publications and other souvenirs
  • a licensed bar.

Waddow is within easy reach of some beautiful trails, the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales, so is a perfect base for interesting trips and scenic walks.

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Plan your visit

From adult Leader trainings and adventure holidays for young members, to themed leisure breaks and event days – Waddow has something for everyone.

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Health and safety

We are committed to providing a safe environment for everyone and comply with all current health and safety regulations.

Two ladies chatting outside Waddow Hall

Friends of Waddow

By supporting Friends of Waddow you are supporting Girlguiding, the UK’s largest voluntary organisation for girls and young women.  Please join us and become a ‘Friend’.

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Photo gallery

If you want to get a feel for what life is really like at Waddow, browse through our photo gallery. If you’ve been recently, can you spot yourself?

Two smiling members of the senior section 

Jobs at Waddow

In addition to full time positions, Waddow employs seasonal staff to help in the main hall or with outdoor activities.

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Contact us

If you need to contact the team at Waddow visit this page.

Waddow Hall sign

How to find us

Waddow is situated in the Lancashire countryside. If you are planning a visit, find out how to get there or view the map.

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All downloadable documents relating to Waddow can be found in this section. This includes floor plans of the building, risk assessments and booking forms for events.

Waddow Hall has a great variety of accommodation for
our visitors.