Scar Close

Hudswell, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL11 6BQ

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  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views

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.

Facilities on site ...

  • Dog walk from site
  • Information room
  • TV reception: good
  • WC (non-exclusive use)

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Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM

1 acres

Electric amperage: 10

Lawned site

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Postcode:
DL11 6BQ
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GPS:
Lat 54.397422 / Lon -1.771386
OS field ref:
NZ151003
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Buses go to: Richmond
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile

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The CL is very spacious but there is another pitching area for 3 caravans that’s equally as good if not better it has just as good views and feels more private a nice walk through woods to Richmond but only for the reasonably fit as steep climb back up Richmond is lovely and the surrounding scenery can’t be beaten the walk to eastbound abbey is nice and flat along following the old railway track from the station the only slight criticism i have is the toilet its ln a portaloo type shed it was clean and did flush but was so cramped you could hardly move in it everything else was perfect

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We really love this site. It is in a lovely situation near Richmond, and lots of interesting places to visit locally. The village of Hudswell is friendly with the best pub we have ever visited, The George and Dragon. The Porters, who run the site are absolutely lovely, and really make you feel welcome. They have recently put in a couple of hardstandings, which are absolutely brilliant for motor homes, and make it a truly all year round site.
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Will definitely be back

Perfect stay. Clear directions, easy access. Lovely views, fab dog walks on the doorstep. Super village shop & pub only a short walk away. Steady walk into Richmond then can get Little White Bus to drop you back at the site. Couldn’t ask for better. Thank you from Chris, Tony & Daisy Dog
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A perfect MH stay with a pub and shop within a few minutes walk; walks in all directions straight from the site; a chance for your “in control’ dogs to do their stuff in the woods and all just a mile and a half walk from a town ! Having traveled far and wide in our MH it is great to find a place where you can stay hooked up and walk “off” , or stay onsite and just relax in the quiet seclusion. In these strange times we had a very welcome ‘socially distanced’ meet on arrival and then watched as they went quietly and attentively about keeping everyone safe disinfecting as people came and went And to cap it all it’s in the heart of ‘gods own country’ :-) We will be back
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Lovely dog walking CL

Stayed 2 nights at this lovely CL. Len and Christine were lovely and kept a very neat and tidy CL with very safe covid measures in place. We had our dog with us so decided to have a walk to Richmond . Like the previous review there is a gate at the bottom of the site which if you turned right you go through a wood and across fields and style's and end up in Richmond , we then went on to Esaby Abby which was lovely . This CL is lovely and quiet and just a 5 minute walk from the site is The George and Dragon pub which is dog friendly and had a lovely beer garden with fabulous views . We will definitely stay here again .
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