Lower Wensleydale Caravan Club Site (REF : LWD)

Harmby, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5NU

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Lower Wensleydale Club Site is set within the sheltered hollow of a disused quarry that is now overrun with a vast array of wild flowers, mosses and mature trees. This caravan park is managed by The Club on behalf of the owners and offers varied pitching areas, each one guaranteed to bring you that one step closer to the beauty of our country's natural splendours. Ducks and rabbits roam the site freely and a special area is set aside on site for tent camping. The site is also in the perfect spot to watch the local steam trains pass by.

Leyburn is situated conveniently close to Lower Wensleydale Club Site - it is a thriving market town with a large variety of stalls to browse each Friday. It also boasts regular antique sales and is home to The Little Chocolate Shop where you can tour the factory. Travel a little further afield and you will reach Richmond, the heart of North Yorkshire and a bustling market town. Situated within the Yorkshire Dales National Park is the White Scar Cave, where you can marvel at the natural beauty of the caves whilst enjoying the longest cave tour in Britain. This is also wonderful walking and dog walking country that offers a wealth of superb scenic views and rewarding explorations - so be sure you don't forget to pack your walking boots!

Please note, Site Night Vouchers are not accepted at this site.

Facilities on site ...

  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk from site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Gas
  • Laundry facilities
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: fair
  • Wi-Fi

Prices

Extras

Price per night for extra car: £2.00

Supplements

Pitches

Touring pitch types Awning Without Awning
Standard (electric & hardstanding)

Yes

Yes

Standard (electric & grass)
Non-electric (hardstanding)
Non-electric (grass)
Serviced (electric & hardstanding)
Serviced (electric & grass)
Super (electric & hardstanding)

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Walking notes:

The Yorkshire Dales National Park is in easy reach, with a range of walking routes for all abilities. Take a 2.2 mile walk from the Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre to Low, Middle and High Force which make up the triple cascade of Aysgarth Falls.

Supermarket notes:

There is a large Co-Op in Leyburn, about 1.5 miles from the site. There is no height restriction in the market square car park.

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Directions

Please only use these recommended directions for the final approach and not sat nav, due to unsuitable roads for towing. From East on A684: turn right about 0.75 mile past railway bridge with traffic lights and just before the Pheasant Inn at Harmby. Cross the railway bridge, immediately turn left and follow signs to the site entrance. From West on A684: turn left just past the Pheasant Inn at Harmby; then as above. The route from M6 junction 37 via Sedbergh is not advised, being narrow in places. The immediate approach road to the site is narrow, with steep blind bends (look for traffic mirrors on bends).

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
DL8 5NU
GPS:
Lat 54.30849 / Lon -1.80987
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OS field ref:
SE125903
OS map ref:
99
Handbook map ref:
H10

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Leyburn and Bedale
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Shop within 1 mile

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Autumn short stay

Had just two nights at this site in November. Good quiet site with much wildlife in and around the site. Did struggle to find a flat level pitch for a motorhome even if most pitches were vacant so had a good choice of spots.Think the pitches generally need work on them. We did a good walk into Leyburn via the top road (see info point for details, well done for providing this). Was lucky it was a Friday and the cattle auction was in full swing that made a different morning for us and we avoided going home with a cow ….In the town centre we bought some well priced fresh fruit & veg from a market stall and even better had a hot pork bap so nice with apple sauce and stuffing.Will use this site again.
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Lovely Site

Spent a weekend at this site and will be back. The site was quite busy despite the weather but it was still quiet and felt as if we had a lot of space. The staff were lovely, very welcoming and shared their local knowledge. The Wensleydale Railway runs along the bottom of the site, but at this time of year trains only go at weekends and they are only diesel so you don't really notice them. It is a 20 minute walk into Leyburn which has quite a few independent shops, some lovely tea rooms and a chocolate factory. If you enjoy walking there are lots of options and you are within easy driving distance of both Richmond and Hawes. The facilities are fine, a bit dated but are perfectly usable (must be the slowest hand dryer in the world in the ladies bathroom). When we were there, there were not many families and there didn't seem to be any onsite facilities for children. If you want a quiet few days away then this is an ideal site.

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October Wedding in the Dales

We booked Lower Wensleydale as we were invited to a wedding in Middleham and as travelling up from the South West thought we would make a holiday of our visit. I loved the site, trees, wildlife, peace and the different areas gave it an unusually private appearance. My wife felt the place a bit dark and dingy but perhaps that was because we had a pitch under the trees and didn’t see too much sun. Had a great 5 days visiting Leyburn, Aysgarth, Hawes, Middleham and Masham. Saw the Gallops and race horses in Middleham, waterfalls, great walks, Wensleydale cheese factory visit and a Theakstons Brewery visit. Didn’t like the walk to Leyburn as it’s a busy A road with narrow pavements but plenty of parking in town and lots of nice pubs. Facilities a bit dated but clean as a new pin, didn’t queue at all and plenty of hot water. No dog walk but found my dog enjoyed the walk up the hill behind the site, however it would be good to have a dog walk included within the site. Pitches are all shapes and sizes, we arrived Friday afternoon and it was quite busy & choice limited if you wanted an awning up. It was very dark over our stay and there isn’t much lighting around the place, even the hook up towers don’t have lights nor the service areas, problem my only tiny complaint, walking to the showers in the dark was a “challenge”. Still a great site, so quiet and peaceful and well maintained by the guys on duty. Leaf blowing for hours on end in the cold, rather them than me! Hope to return one day!

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Another lovely stay.

Returned yesterday after another few days at Lower Wensleydale. We now have been here twice in about 2 months. As the nights draw in and the trees shed their leaves the site takes on a new feel. The site still has a warm feel, the staff are lovely, there’s peace and quiet and nature everywhere. The area is rapidly becoming our favourite spot - great walks, great food and drink and amazing scenery. We think the site is perfect, ok we still want to visit other places - but this has now become our go to quick and easy site. I can’t see why anyone would want more!
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Great site

I’d always avoided booking this site when visiting friends nearby as the satellite view showed it surrounded by static caravans. In fact you wouldn’t know they were there due to the trees and fences. Competitive pricing compared to other local sites. Okay, so the facilities are quite dated but it all works, is clean, the water is hot and there was no queue. Plus it was warm when the weather was chilly outside. Site is on several levels so we went to the upper level surrounded by trees. The friendly peacock was fascinated by our campervan. I didn’t hear him doing the usual noisy screech either! There is some road noise but nothing terrible and it does quieten down at night. Didn’t see or hear any trains either. Twenty minute walk into Leyburn if you go at a good pace where you will find a small Co-Op and various takeaways. The walk is along the main road though so not particularly pleasant but there is an alternative over the fields if you prefer. No on site dog walk but there is no traffic on the lane outside. Plenty of walking routes within a few miles of course. Would be happy to come back here on our next trip to Wensleydale.
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01969 623366

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Our Wi-Fi hotspot service on this site means internet access is available within a pre-determined, communal area of the site.