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
  • 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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Stunning site

This was a lovely site in a stunning area. We had a wonderful welcome from Ian, Christine and the 2 assistant wardens (sorry can't remember their names) they made us feel like part of a family. The site was immaculate and unlike a lot of sites it didn't feel like a car park, with lots of nooks and crannies to park the caravans in. Gerald the peacock is very friendly and not put off by our very old golden retriever. A previous reviwer said their was nothing for the children to do on site, well thats true but that is one of the things that makes the site special and after all why come here if you can't find enjoyment in the surroundings and educate the children on the ways of the Yorkshire countryside! The Pheasant Inn on the main road as you turn into the track leading to the site, is very welcoming and dog friendly. A traditional old pub no food but a great Yorkshire welcome. Leyburn is so pretty with lots of dog friendly cafes and pubs. Harmby falls was stunning due to the early rain we had had. Wesnsleydale Creameries is a short car ride away while in Leyburn and only a short walk from the site is a chocolate factory and pottery making special teapots. A walk from the site up the hill and you will see the quarry which is a haven for wild life and filled with water, continue along the road across the fields and you will arrive in Leyburn where you have a rest in one of the dog friendly pubs etc. Unfortunately our stay was cut short due to the closure of the site due to Covid-19, but the team made it feel as though they were very disappointed for as well as them. A big clap of thank you because they have to remain there maintaining the site in case they get the all clear to reopen. I hadn't realised that the staff at the site have to pay out of their own money for the sweets ice creams etc at the site shop. Christine and Ian are initially going to be out of pocket due to the closure if the shop doesn't reopen. So next time you are on site buy something and support the site staff. Thank you the magnums on our way home were really welcoming. We certainly will be back. Thank you again.
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Charming Site

Had a lovely three night stay at the end of October greeted by a warm welcome from the wardens. We had a nice walk into Leyburn which has some fab shops & eateries. As others have mentioned the facilities are a little dated but that said they where very clean & warm so no complaints from us. We had a couple of visits from the resident peacock which our little boy loved. All in all we had a great stay here and will be going back.
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Lovely site

This is an unusual and charming site in an old quarry, we stayed for the August Bank Holiday when the site was full although it's so peaceful we wouldn't have known had the wardens not told us. Very friendly wardens who maintain the site beautifully and were often visible around the site and were always approachable. The facilities are a bit dated but immaculate and the showers are lovely and hot. The location is great if you want a peaceful spot that's within easy reach of all the attractions of the Yorkshire Dales. Nice walking from the site and a dog-friendly old-fashioned pub a short stroll away - no food but that's just fine when everywhere else is bustling and busy. We'll be returning for a longer stay next year!
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Third stop of our September tour 18th and 19th September

This was the third stop of our tour this year to a site we hadnt visited before but always wanted to. We travelled from Hebden bridge and due to a road closure got a bit lost (not a reflection on either site just my pigheadedness not to buy a satnav!) I called the site to say we would be arriving nearer 4.30 than the 12 to 2 we had booked and was told no problem and when we arrived had a lovely greeting you can relax now youre here!! Knew it was us and we werent the only ones coming on! We loved this site yes the facilities are dated but they were clean and we had good hot showers! The wildlife on site was amazing we put out a small feeder and have a lovely video of Gerald who could reach it!! We were also mobbed by the ducks! We walked into Leybourn lovely shops. Quirkly pitches which we like as opposed to rows. One to go back to for us
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The site is lovely, the wardens are really approachable, friendly and polite, and even Gerald (the peacock) is fairly pleasant The only reason for not giving full marks is there isn’t anything for the kids to do. There are a couple of places that would be good for a small play area.. this would make the site 100% family friendly. Of course if you want just a quiet relaxing space - this is for you.
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01969 623366

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Please Note: The Tour de Yorkshire has been postponed due the the Coronavirus (COVID-19), please check the Tour Yorkshire Website for more information.