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

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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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Brilliant site stayed 3 nights - 7-10 July 2019

This site is one of our favourites. I think it’s Sue or Julie that booked us in and welcomed us. With a big smile and full of fun. Great couple. I can tell you love what you do. Very thorough and attentive on site. I see some people mentioned the toilets n showers are out dated. Maybe so but they are kept clean and the showers hot. The site is kept beautifully while still staying wild with its resident wildlife. The birds singing sounds louder out here. There really is nothing better if you like a secluded site with decent size pitches. If you are a motorhome finding a even ground is not easy but the staff do try to keep the gravel even. Just a 10 minute or so walk to the town where you can pick up your groceries for your own bbq or plenty of pubs to choose from. It’s not a child type of site as such. As it suits couples friends etc dog friendly but please keep them on a leash. Some ppl still don’t. :( It’s a shame the first couple were not there for our last night as we decided to come back for another night. the phone call with the guy there was a bit abrupt. When I asked if I could reserve again. And I didn’t have my card yet as it hadn’t arrived. But it was a phone booking. Love this site and will always come back. I think I will adopt the peacock. So friendly. :)
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Stayed here last Sept - and very happy to be back again. Peaceful & quiet site - great for dogs as its easy to connect to footpaths from the site using an OS map. Its quirky - set in an old quarry. Entertaining wildlife with peacock; pea-hens; ducks and ducklings, rabbits. Bats can be seen just outside the site near the railway. Facilities clean, wardens very friendly. Walking is my passion and the surrounding area is rich in good paths for exploring and village tea shops.
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A perfect stay

We stayed on this site at the beginning of June as we started our trip around Yorkshire. As you drive down to the site you soon realise this is the perfect spot to relax and watch the wildlife. The staff are so friendly and helpful, the facilities are excellent and beautifully clean. There was no problem with the electricity supply. Thank you to Christine, Ian, Julie and Carl.

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Small but beautifully formed.

Love this site with its birds and almost tame peacock. Stunning plants around too - check out the Hostas! Never seen such huge, perfect plants. Great site for adults but no facilities for children which is great for us, hence a 3 rating) Easy walk for dogs off site for morning and evening and plenty of longer walks around for the day. Only a couple of miles into Leyburn which has good shopping and a variety of pubs and take-aways. Hawes (17 miles away) always worth a visit too plus all the favourites, Aysgarth, Hardraw etc. Only complaint about this site is the toilet/shower block. Always spotlessly clean but so dated and old now hence another 3 rating. Staff are some of the most helpful and friendly of all the sites we have visited. Going back again next week.

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We enjoyed our stay

We enjoyed our stay but there were a couple of issues with the site. The facilities were clean but really dated and old. The hairdryers were hopeless and one of them had a split pipe so was really useless. You really need a plug socket so that we can use our own hairdryer. My other issue was that the site has a confusing layout and I actually got lost trying to find my way back to our van in darkness, the roads all look the same from the reception area and the site is very poorly lit. Could do with some signage of some kind or just light markers to show where the roads are. Very friendly and helpful staff and the site is quiet, peaceful and in a lovely place.
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Telephone:
01969 623366