Savile Town Wharf Marina

Mill Street East, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF12 9BD

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SAVILE TOWN WHARF MARINA IS CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING ISSUES WITH THEIR LANDLINE. PLEASE EMAIL FOR ANY QUERIES OR BOOKINGS.

This CL is situated on the Calder and Hebble Navigation, in a picturesque canal wharf known as “Savile Town Wharf” and is within a 10 minute walk from the Market Town of Dewsbury. Savile Town Wharf is steeped in history and tradition; it was built in the nineteenth century, boasting beautiful stone built stable buildings which housed the working horses that pulled the barges along the Calder and Hebble Navigation. The Wharf has undergone extensive sympathetic regeneration with due regards for the heritage of its past in recent years.

Accessed easily, Savile Town Wharf is five minutes drive from junction number 40 on the M1 or ten minutes drive from junction number 25 on the M62. The Wharf is 15 minutes walk from Dewsbury Train Station and 10 minutes walk from Dewsbury Bus Station.

The CL is located on a lawned field with access to water and space for awnings etc available. Chemical toilet disposal, laundry facilities and shared showers and disabled toilets are all available on site.

Children and pets are all welcome. We have 2 outdoor children's play areas and plenty of additional space for picnics or outdoor activity.

On site we have the award winning “Leggers Inn” (winning numerous awards from CAMRA including “Pub of the Year”) which is available for pub grub and traditional “Real Ales” from 11am to 11pm 7 days a week together with the “Old Stables Coffee Shop” serving tradition breakfasts, sandwiches, cakes & coffee etc.

The site is an excellent base for exploring the surrounding area, these include beautiful towpath walks with stunning scenery or cycle rides along the newly created Calder Valley Greenway.

Dewsbury Market is one of the largest outdoor markets in the UK and was voted “Best Market in the Country” and makes a superb destination for a day out. Coach parties from across The North of England make their way to this market every week. The main market is outdoor but has an indoor area which is housed in a fabulous Victorian Market Hall. The main market days are Wednesday & Saturdays. Friday hosts a second-hand market and there is a “Car Bootless” Sale on Sundays.

There are many superb visitor attractions within half an hours drive of Savile Town Wharf which include Kirklees Light Railway, The Royal Armouries, Eureka Children’s Museum the Yorkshire Mining Museum, Cannon Hall Museum and children farm, and the hugely impressive Dewsbury Minster which can be traced back to AD627 when St Paulinus is said to have visited.

This combination makes Savile Town Wharf the perfect destination for caravan & motorhome owners, boaters, walkers and cyclist alike.

Advance booking is preferred. The CCEP is located in the on site pub and is shared with canal boat visitors.

Laundry on site (a shared facility).

There is free WiFi in the adjacent pub.

There is use of a shower and toilet from 0630 - 2359 but this is a shared facility.

 

 

 

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  • Shower (shared use)
  • WC (non-exclusive use)

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Lat 53.684006 / Lon -1.624865
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Hidden oasis

What a wonderful little site, everything you need. Gordon came to welcome us, what a genuinely nice guy. Do not be put off by the approach (very industrial, but it is very near to town centre), once you turn into the Leggers Inn car park it's like your in a little hidden oasis. It's a lovely tranquil area, very quiet to say where it is situated. We will definitely be returning, great little getaway. Enjoyed a nice meal in the pub beer garden. The pub had outside music, but not too loud, it was nice to sit outside your camper and listen to it. Lovely walk along the canal, the area was very clean. Gordon..... we love your site, and will be returning soon. Thank you for letting us share your hidden oasis.
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Noisy music from neighbouring pub. Owner nowhere to be found.

If the residents on the marina-boats hadn’t been outstandingly helpful, I’d have been lost. The owner had overbooked, he claimed he’d be there to ensure all was well when I arrived but he was absent. There was no pitch for me and I had to set up on rough ground. Lots of hookup sockets but they required prepaid key-cards, the boatmen helped as best they could, but it was far from ideal, electric hookup ran out of credit after 12 hours. Dogs roamed loose and not everyone cleared up after the dogs. The on-site pub played music from about noon till evening closing - fortunately they stopped at about 10.30 pm. The local walks along the canal were strewn with litter. There was no indication where grey water should go, no help from the owner. I’ve read some of the other reviews and I wish my experience was closer to theirs, but it’s not an experience I would want to repeat.
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A little gem

I have just returned from this CL having spent 5 nights there so I think its fair to say that my review will be balanced. Like a lot of people I read the other reviews before visiting and it was apparent to me that some of the people leaving the reviews may have had a hidden agenda, I haven't got one so this is how I see it. The site is on a small wharf in Saville Town this in its hey day would have been an industrial complex dealing with deliveries by canal to the local industry,it still remains within an industrial complex but take it from me outside of 9x5 and especially at weekends its quiet. The facilities are fine plenty of fresh water and a chemical cleaning station situated at the far end of the carpark. Waste (grey water) is place into the bushes I have had this before on other sites nothing unusual there in my view. You share the facilities with other people using the wharf including those on their narrow boats, toilets and showers are provided in the adjacent pub. The pub (The Leggers) is first rate although having just come out of lockdown the menu was limited but is due to be revamped from June 1st. Within 15 minutes walk from the site you will be in countryside. I will bullet point the main items; The facilities are good and clean. The location is what it is. The staff and locals are so friendly. The surrounding countryside if you walk is lovely. Ignore the biased reviews and visit to make you own mind up. Gordon the owner is lovely and very approachable believe me all he wants is for you to have a good time. Would I return, yes without hesitation,the only word of caution I would use is manage your expectations, if you want utopia then go and pay £35 plus per night and then moan when you dont get it.

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Better than expected

My first review, instigated by the rubbish written a while ago. Access through the old lock gates and the pub car park into gated site. Only boaters and campers this side of the marina. Owner welcoming and informative. Toilets at the pub are modern and clean. CW point also clean, and it has auto light and aircon. Hardstanding pitches a good size - view is of the boats or a grass embankment with single storey victorian bldg behind. Not overlooked unless you use binoculars! No Yobs of any colour in 6 days, only joggers, walkers and kids on bikes on the footpath over the other side of the marina. Pub has cask ales and a simple, inexpensive but tasty menu, with outside seating and kids play area. Coffee shop still closed by Covid. Only criticism is several dogs around and owners not good at picking up. Lots to do in the area and we will stay again

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Nice site, baffled by past reviews

Stayed here over a bank holiday weekend and totally baffled by the bad reviews, we really liked it, its a bargain and a fab spot. Will certainly go back there again. We were relieved to read it was in an industrial estate as we knew that would mean easy access! If there were issues with the site they had been sorted by the time we got there. The view from the caravan onto the canal and boats was lovely! If you have a motor mover I recommend going in forward to make the most of the view! Shame the pub was still closed due to covid so cant comment on the impact that would have but overall the site was clean, tidy and relatively peaceful. Everyone we saw on our walks along the canal seemed friendly and would acknowledge us as we walked past. Only a small railing between the site and the canal so if you go with small children they would need watching closely. There was one jack russell from one of the canal boats that would roam around freely, it had no interest in us or our pitch but we were with a reactive dog so it was slightly annoying although we did not address that with the owner of the site as it was more of an issue with our dog than theirs. Gem of a site, look forward to going back.
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