Lower Wensleydale Caravan Club Site

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 based in North Yorkshire, which 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 tents - perfect for those looking to camp in Yorkshire. 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
  • Dog walk on 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.

Check out our ViewRanger walk.

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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Wardens really made it work

Lovely quirky site which we have been to before, we were a little concerned with all the covid paranoia about, especially as some wardens were being compared to the camp guards rather than wardens (perhaps unfairly, well I hope...) We need not have worried the wardens were friendly and in no way over zealous, totally appropriate which made what could have been tense work well. There is plenty to see and do around and about though with pre-booking it's best to do your research ahead. The facilities are a little tired and the walk along the road to Leyburn unpleasant given all the traffic. Overall though a different and characterful site in a great location.
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Lower Wensleydale

Lovely secluded & peaceful site, not too far from Leyburn, with the added attraction of the Wensleydale Railway running alongside the site. Facilities are a little dated, but acceptable and priced accordingly. We visited late September/early October and the weather was mostly kind, but will be back next Summer when it will hopefully be a tad warmer.
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Rollerteam2

Just returned from a one night stop at this site, we used this as a stopover on our return visit from Old Hartley. Unfortunately we had torrential rain throughout Saturday, including overnight which prevented us walking into Leyburn. We have stayed at this site on three previous occasions. We love the site and its location. The Covid rules worked very well. The wardens did an excellent job and we received a warm welcome. The only comment was that the trees close to a number of pitches could do with pruning. But I strongly recommend this site.
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Great site for dales access.

We have visited this site several times previously. In spite of reduced facilities due to Coronavirus, this is still a site worth a visit. Sad that the Wensleydale railway trains are not operating, as this usually adds even more interest to the site. My only complaint was that some drivers seem totally unable to drive their vehicle at 5mph. We had grandchildren with us, and had to continually keep watch for Mercedes estate who continually drove well in excess of the speed limit onto the upper level. We did not see much of the usual resident Peacock on this visit, and the Ducks seemed in short supply for some reason. Still a great site to visit.
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Midweek break

Stayed hear a couple of weeks ago and found the site very peaceful!!! The staff very friendly and helpful also facilities were very clean and felt very safe !!! A short walk into Leyburn which is a lovely town with plenty of places to eat out , would definitely recommend this site !!!
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Telephone:
01969 623366

Site information

<p>Unfortunately this Club campsite will be closed for the remainder of 2020.</p> <p>Why not book for 2021? Only pay 5% VAT until March 2021. A 12.5% reduction on all published prices will be applied to your booking when you arrive and pay for your stay on site.</p>