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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Enjoyable stay at Lower Wensleydale

My husband and I stayed on this lovely peaceful site from 9th -14th of May, we should have been here last year but obviously due to restrictions that didn’t happen. All I can say is it wasn’t long enough, we have never stayed on such a peaceful site even with the resident peacock, Gerald. The wardens were so friendly, obliging and as far as complaints about electricity go we don’t have any. At the end of the day you are staying amongst beautiful countryside with great walks and fresh air and you can’t expect to have all of homes amenities. We will return. Thank you

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Electricity in need of URGENT MAJOR upgrade - do not expect Club Standards

There are in my view two major issues the Club must address and which Members must be aware of: 1. ELECRICITY - upon arrival (After you have PAID!) you will receive a Welcome Leaflet which states in BOLD " The power supply to the site may suffer from low voltage at peak times or overloads. After 8pm tripped electrics are not classed as an emergency. Please revert to Gas or 12 volts and come to the office in the morning" In fact we arrived at 12.30 and our motorhome electrics played up from arrival - every time we switched on our low voltage kettle the fridge would cut out. The microwave did not operate properly as well. I spoke to other members who experienced similar issues. The wardens are aware of the issue but downplayed it, citing a lack of investment from the site owner. We cut our stay short and left after only one night. On arrival at Hawes Club site our electrics operated normally. 2. The entrance to the site is down a steep narrow and blind bend to the reception. This in our opinion needs a simple traffic light control (Like Bunree) to avoid a MAJOR incident. Of course you must leave early to avoid arrivals but this does not prevent cars from leaving the site in the afternoon and coming head on with arrivals - very very dangerous.

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Beautiful, quiet site in stunning location

I stayed at this lovely, quiet site with my two children. The location is beautiful, with a short walk from the site to a lovely waterfall, plus plenty of bike rides and walks nearby. The wardens were very welcoming and extremely helpful. When I had difficulties with my electrics they were prompt to assist, offered advice and the contact details of someone who would come to the site to look at the van if needed. The facilities had appropriate measures in place and were clean throughout our stay. The only downside for us as a family was the lack of play areas for the children. I was aware there was no play facilities (such as a park) on site but had expected a bit of grass, or something similar, where we could play ball games/throw a frisby/etc, however there was nothing like this. I feel this could have been clearer in the information. On our walk to Leyburn we, thankfully, found one of the most beautiful play parks with stunning views though! All in all a lovely break.
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Electricity Issues?

Having just read some of the negative comments regarding the electricity supply, being a seasonal pitch holder I can say we have had no issues with the supply during our many weeks on site over the last couple of years......yes we have had the fridge bleeping on rare occasions but this coincides with extremely busy periods or when we have left the heating on 2kW and tried to use the microwave 😢.....in the UK the allowable voltage range is 216 to 253 Vac......on site the usual 16A supply is easily exceeded with heating, microwave, and other portable appliances which have become popular. The site is fantastic and very peaceful, the managers are very friendly and maintain the site to the highest of standards 👍

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Electricity in need of urgent upgrade

The site is in a lovely location and very convenient for walking into Leyburn. Some excellent walks on the door step. The site have a lovely small enclosed dog exercise area and the pitches are quite quirky. It is advisable to ring the site beforehand if you have a long or extra wide outfit as some pitches will not be suitable. The wardens were excellent and very helpful. However, he is the real problem, the electricity on the site needs an urgent upgrade. I have stayed on this site many times before and never experienced a problem. However, during the day and night the only thing that could run on electricity was the battery charger and fridge. Anything else would trip the supply so I had to run everything else on gas. While you might expect this on a cold night, I find it difficult to accept during the day. You just need to look at the electricity hook ups to realise that they are really old now and require an upgrade. I do hope the Club sort this matter out because the site is really nice.
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Telephone:
01969 623366

Site information

This campsite is now open. Based on the latest Government guidance, we are pleased to be able to open toilets, showers and shared washing and cleaning facilities operated in line with Government guidelines.

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.