Hudswell, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL11 6BQView on map
Why stay here ...
The lawned one acre site on the eastern edge of Hudswell village with views to the Cleveland Hills is set in peaceful wildflower meadowland adjacent to the NT Hudswell Woods which line the banks of the river Swale and continue to Calf Hall Wood, Hagg Wood and Billy Banks Woods to Richmond. Each season brings its own changes of nature. Spring sees the primroses and violets down the bank to the river, followed by bluebells in May, in summer, the splendour of the different shades of green leaves on the mature trees. A walk through the wood in the evening will give you the dappled sunlight through the foliage canopy. Autumn brings a magnificent rich array of coloured leaves throughout the woods.
Be entertained by the families of rabbits who hop out of the woods into the fields and scurry away when startled. Catch a glimpse of the deer in the woods or grazing in the meadows in the evening. Squirrels may visit along with birds who live in the hedges and woodland. Listen for the woodpeckers drilling for their breakfasts and the owls calling in the woods at night.
Footpaths lead directly from the site, a walk into Richmond takes about three quarters of an hour, appropriate footwear is advisable as the footpath is steep before reaching the riverside meadows. The paths are well used and easy to follow. Or, you can walk westwards and take the 250 steps down to the river for a circular walk, again about three quarters of an hour.
A short stroll from the CL will take you to the Community Pub – The George and Dragon where you can enjoy good food and local ales. The adjacent shop will order milk and newspapers for you to collect. Supermarkets - Tesco and Aldi at Catterick and Co-Op in Richmond. Good local butchers in Richmond and Leyburn. Local markets held on various days.
The Georgian market town of Richmond is just 1½ miles away where you can enjoy restaurants, the Georgian Theatre and Richmond Station, with a 3 screen cinema, range of artisan food shops, its own café bar and art gallery. In the town centre, you can visit the Norman Castle, local museum and the Green Howards Museum. Take the Georgian promenade walk around the foot of the castle, then down to the waterfalls and onto the Batts a grassy riverside field used in August for the Richmond Live music event.
Further afield is Leyburn, 8 miles with the Wensleydale Railway, Middleham Castle and Bolton Castle a little further. A drive to Hawes in Wensleydale is a must to visit the Wensleydale Cheese visitor centre. Reeth, again just 8 miles from the CL – good eating places, scenic walks and the old lead mines to explore.
The CL has been here for 25 years, we have lots of visitors who return, we hope you will be amongst them. Our visitors have included many dogs, some cats, budgerigars and even a tortoise.
Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM
Electric amperage: 10
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- DL11 6BQ
- Lat 54.397422 / Lon -1.771386
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- Buses go to: Richmond
- Daily public transport within 1 mile
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