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
Plan a route to this site
OS field ref:
SE125903
OS map ref:
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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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Lower Wensleydale Caravan Club Site
We were initially daunted by the prospect of a single track uphill with a bend to access the site but it was only very short and was no problem whatsoever. The site itself was handy for a walk into Leyburn for supplies which had all the types of shops you could possibly want. There is a nice walk from the market place up behind the town called the Leyburn Shawl and there is a waterfall opposite the site. We visited Hawes on market day too.

Neil from Leics

Reviewed on 23/09/2021 17:41

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Lower Wensleydale Caravan Club Site
Enjoyed returning to this site which we have stayed at several times before. Pleased to see the new hand driers and new shower heads - we are perfectly happy with the facilities to be honest and are aware the site is privately owned so updates are limited. The only reason the floor floods is people direct the shower head to 45 degrees so it sprays everywhere - directed straight down it works fine! We will be back again no doubt when we visit our friends in Wensleydale. Prefer this site to Hawes which we went on to straight after as there are separate areas rather than long lines of vans though it is further to walk into town. The new dog walking area is a good addition, though we are happy walking along the quiet lane. Beautiful flowers outside reception too.

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Reviewed on 17/09/2021 12:44

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Love this site. BUT!

Lower Wensleydale Caravan Club Site
Returned to this site middle of August and just as we remembered a tranquil quiet site with only Gerald resident peacock calling first thing from a tree outside our van. Only problem with this site are the shower block is in need of rebuilding although the wardens keep it clean has had its day. And as there’s no benches they do need more than one plastic stool that’s shared by all showers also more hooks and a small hand rail would benefit. Plus side tho are the lovely walks that are printed in tourist kiosk that’s a nice touch. We did the one for 20p air ambulance donation that goes around back of site into Leyburn over few fields. That has great far reaching views. Leyburn is within walking distance on a safe footpath and has a few nice pubs with good food. Plus pub just down toad was nice for a pop in on way bsck to the van but does close between 3-7pm. Will return but only when shower block refurbed.

JOHNnKATH

Reviewed on 07/09/2021 00:37

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Please upgrade the facilities into the 21st Century

Lower Wensleydale Caravan Club Site
Lovely welcome by the wardens, who work very hard and are helpful. Unfortunately the facilities are very outdated, it was dangerous walking into the showers and toilets, as they constantly flooded, with hair and slime coming up onto the floor out of the drains (I have photos!) Site advertises WiFi, then the booklet you receive on arrival, says you have to sit outside reception! I choose club sites, pay the annual WiFi fee, as unfortunately I have to work, this caused real problems for me. Site is very pretty with rabbits & peacock visiting, a few vanners including us bottomed their jockey wheel on the stoned pitches, a longish walk into Leyburn, very tight lane driving up a hill to the site, fortunately we didn't meet anyone coming down, as it would be virtually impossible to reverse back safely around the bends. Gorgeous place, would love to visit again when modernised :)

Judy M

Reviewed on 25/08/2021 18:41

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Lower Wensleydale Caravan Club Site
We thoroughly enjoyed our brief stay at this site. Lovely welcome from the wardens who were helpful in rearranging a booking. The site is interestingly laid out so there's no feeling of being in a row although it tends to be sheltered in places by the surrounding trees; pitches are fine although but don't expect them to be perfectly level or manicured. Facilities were good, if dated although the floor did seem a bit wet, as previously commented. The location is perfect for exploring the Yorkshire Dales and proximity to Leyburn is great - 20 minute walk along the pavement or a lovely stroll across the (cow) fields which takes about 40 minutes. Good selection of eating options in Leyburn and the local pub is worth a visit even though it doesn't do food and opening hours are limited (lunchtime and then from 7pm in the evening). Can't comment on TV or wi-fi as didn't use either. We will definitely return when visiting the area.

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Reviewed on 23/08/2021 12:56

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Telephone:
01969 623366

Site information

With our campsites busier than ever right now, we'd really appreciate your support with a few things to help everyone have a safe and enjoyable summer. Please be mindful of site arrival times (as they do vary), keep children and pets close by and within sight, and ensure you keep your speed below 5mph. Thank you!

All internal shared facility areas, including toilet and shower blocks, wash up areas, laundry rooms, drying rooms and information rooms will be fully open, however in order to continue to protect our staff, we will still be requiring social distancing, and the wearing of face coverings in our reception areas for the time being.

Remember, you only pay 5% VAT until 30 September 2021, then 12.5% VAT from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022 on Club campsite prices! All you need to do is book your holiday as normal, and the discount will be applied to the appropriate rate when you pay on site.