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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Excellent if you want quiet but not the best all round we've been to

The main thing I can say is that this site is very quiet and peaceful with the only real background noise the birds. If you don't mind the peacock as an alarm call this it is perfect for getting away from road noise and back to nature. The railway at the bottom of the site is active very infrequently so is not a nuisance. The approach to the site is a single track road which is wider than it looks and if you take it slow there should be no problem getting even large vans into the site. However, the road around the site can be a bit narrow in places and care must be taken went turning corners. The pitches themselves are also pretty shorter. We have a 7.4m van and booked a pitch without and awning and out hitch was stuck out into the road. My advice is that if you have anything other than a 2-berth or a small motorhome then you will probably need to book a pitch with an awning to make sure you have enough space -- especially during busy times when there aren't many pitches to choose from. Toilets and showers are just a single block which can mean you have a bit of walk depending on where your pitch is. They are adequately furnished although the shower cubicles do not a have a bench inside and feel a bit cramped. They also do not have a dropped shower basin like some other sites we've stayed at so any water or dirt outside the shower basin cannot be washed away into the shower drain meaning you end up with a horrible collection of dirt outside the shower which you have to avoid stepping in while getting dressed standing up in a tight space which is not nice. This is the main factor which would make me not return to this site unfortunately but you can decide if you care or not. It is nicely placed for local amenities but the Pheasant Inn does not serve food so there is not local pub to walk to in that regard. You might want to try the Bolton Arms in Leyburn which was pricey for the standard of food. About half an hour from the Wensleydale creamery which is a good half day out and has an excellent restaurant. Co-op in Leyburn served as our local shop for supplies and there is also a house and home shop in the town which stocks some caravan supplies.

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Best site by far!

Well what a welcome, the wardens Carl & Julie couldn’t have given us a more friendly welcome. The site is a ‘little gem’ with cozy corners to pitch if you want or a small more open pitches if you prefer. The toilet block is a little dated but extremely clean, the site is very well maintained. The wardens were always around with friendly chatter and were always happy to go that extra mile with any questions/queries. Can’t wait to go back.

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Great site at the entrance to the dales close to many of the major tourist attractions

Easy to find, just off main A road but road noise not noticable. Very quiet site particularly in evenings, note site lighting is quite minimal but this is a good thing in my opinion. Wardens all friendly and worked hard to keep site spotless. Toilet block very clean but needs updating as it looks 'tired'. Retired couple so cannot comment for suitability for families, overall a lovely site. Pleasant walk (40mins) to the town of Leyburn across fields (20min along main road) which has everything you need with 2 general stores (small supermarket size) and selection of pubs/restaurants

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Charming, peaceful, but needs upgrading.

We stayed here over the Easter weekend in glorious weather. The wardens were very friendly and did a superb job. The site was full yet it didn’t feel crowded. I couldn’t rate it for families as we are a retired couple, but there didn’t seem to be many young children there. My only complaint is the age of the shower/toilet block. We had stayed for 3 nights at York, Rowntree Park site before going to Leyburn and my what a difference. York’s amenity block was modern and sleek, but when we got to Leyburn, it was like stepping back into the 1970s. There were horrible kerbings around the shower tray, which meant that you couldn’t mop the shower out after use. The hairdryer was ancient and never warmed up properly and the whole block was very tired and dated. Come on Club, get some money spent up here. It’s a lovely site in a lovely location and deserves better for its members.

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Enjoyed our two nights here, despite its quarry origins it is an extremely pleasant location with a lovely peacock part of the fixtures & fittings! Easy walk into Leyburn via the road or the 'back way' enjoying the scenery without the traffic. Plenty of amenities in Leyburn and the site couldn't be easier to find, with access to the main road simple providing you don't meet anything coming the opposite way!

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Telephone:
01969 623366

Site information

Due to the narrow access road we ask that all departing guests leave the site by 11am.

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