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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Offers available to Club members

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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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Quiet pretty site, perfect for touring the area

Lower Wensleydale Caravan Club Site
As others have said, access the site from Harmby and ignore any other satnav instructions (we didn't!). This is a very pretty site, less regimented than many others since it's built on the site of a former quarry and is multi-level with many trees. Electricity can be an issue, but we solved this by running our fridge on gas and had no trouble running a fan heater in our awning. TV reception was down but we don't use TV when camping. A footpath runs almost directly to a very pleasant and traditional pub, and Leyburn is just a mile away. We did two good hikes while there, and thoroughly enjoyed them. The toilet block is dated but clean, and frankly doesn't deserve some of the comments it's attracted. One of our favourite sites.

SteveNE59

Caravanner from Durham

Reviewed on 13/10/2021 17:09

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Amazing Holiday

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The site is lovely and quiet. Surrounded by beautiful views. The staff are incredible we had problems with our caravan electrics and the staff were so kind and helped us solve the problem. The facilities are so clean and the site is a short walk to Leyburn town. We would definitely recommend this site we had a wonderful stay. Thankyou

Anna94

Reviewed on 12/10/2021 20:49

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Spent 2 nights here in early October. We were at the end of a holiday in Scotland, having stayed at 7 CLs, and this site reminded us of why we prefer CLs. Vans close together, some noise from nearby vans, rather scruffy (no fault of the wardens, just the mixture of stoned hardstandings and grass). Did not use the facilities so cannot comment on those. Pleasant walk across fields to Leyburn, which should be an interesting town but spoit by the vast amount of traffic. Good outing to Aysgarth Falls and Jervaulx Abbey.

ashbourne7

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Reviewed on 12/10/2021 17:47

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A perfect site for accessing the best of Lower Wensleydale.

Lower Wensleydale Caravan Club Site
This site is ideally situated to access the Town of Leyburn (on foot), which provides access to 'The Little White Bus' which you can use to access Hawes, Ripon, Bedale, Masham, Richmond and many other areas of the Yorkshire Dales and beyond. Probably the best real pub (Not food) is within 5 minutes walk. Open twice a day and serving good ales and spirits (cash only), but welcoming all, including pets. The site itself is always well run and maintained and there is a choice of pitches (under trees, in the open, elevated, secluded). The staff are extremely helpful and outgoing. The entrance road puts many off, but I have always approached it carefully and thoughtfully and had no issues. I am aware that people following Sat-nav when approaching from Bellerby have been directed down the narrow lane past Cow Close Farm. Do not do it. Travel into Leyburn and take the A684 towards Bedale. The ONLY way in is the minor road in front of The Pheasant Inn at Harmby (1 mile from Leyburn), over a bridge then left up the hill to the site gate. I love this site and this area. This is not Hawes and has its own character.

EamonnD

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Reviewed on 12/10/2021 13:11

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Visit was meant to be a week, no detriment to the retiring wardens but I personally would have appreciated a phone call/ email to explain about the area tv transmitter being down for several weeks and possibly another 2 weeks according to the landlord of the Pheasant Inn, this coupled with the fact the only WiFi on site is on a bench outside the office we cut our stay short after 3 nights (7 booked). We enjoy tv in our van especially when it’s poor weather or just want to relax. So if you have a booking before the site closes check before you go.

islandman

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Reviewed on 10/10/2021 18:56

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Site contact details

Telephone:
01969 623366

Site information

Remember, you only pay 12.5% VAT until 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.

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 stay. 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 are now fully open, however in order to continue to protect our staff, we do still require social distancing, and the wearing of face coverings in our reception areas for the time being.