Lower Wensleydale Club Campsite

Harmby, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5NU

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Lower Wensleydale Club Campsite 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 based in North Yorkshire 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 Campsite - 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 the huge range of free pre-mapped walks and hikes near our campsites at Outdooractive's website. You can download the free Outdooractive app and member's can save €10 on an Outdooractive Pro or Pro+ annual subscription.

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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Beautiful little site.

Lower Wensleydale Club Campsite
Lovely site, toilets and showers could do with updating. Location was good, shortcut over the scenic rail line to the village. Short walk from the local waterfall which is worth visiting. Loved seeing Gerald the peacock although he is a wee bit noisy, needs a mate!!

Pegmobile

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Reviewed on 30/06/2022 15:59

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An overnight stay

Lower Wensleydale Club Campsite
This was just an overnight stop-over for us. If you like your space then head up to the higher pitches, not the rows in front of the kilns. We were disappointed not to see Gerald, we could hear him though! There is a lovely waterfall 10 mins walk away from the site, well worth a look.

Cara1961van

Reviewed on 30/06/2022 15:29

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What a delight

Lower Wensleydale Club Campsite
This site is truly delightful, feel part of nature here. It’s is an annual go to for that much needed relax, refresh and rewind away from our busy lives. So many cracking walks direct from site with the town of Leyburn just about a mile away. Take the high path to town in order to avoid walking along the busy road. Good to see Gerald the peacock still entertaining the caravaners and locals alike after many years, he must have seen a few wardens and members come and go over the years. A site we will definitely return to again.

mickysf

Motorhomer from South Humberside

Reviewed on 23/06/2022 08:03

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Lovely four days in Wensleydale

Lower Wensleydale Club Campsite
We are caravanning novices. We were warned about the difficult access to the site, but we thought we’d give it a go! We’re glad we did, but it was a challenge. More experienced caravanners might think nothing of the steep, bendy single track access road, but it was a first for us. On arrival the site was quiet and we were invited to drive around and pick any pitch we fancied. We chose a sheltered spot directly opposite the lime kilns. It was close to all facilities and actually had quite good, albeit intermittent, Wi-Fi and phone signal. Unfortunately, Gordon the resident peacock also liked this spot. Now, Gordon is beautiful and exotic and nobody would wish any harm to come to him…..but he is NOISY! He completely disregarded the notices about the ‘quiet time’ from 10.00pm. The toilet and shower facilities were clean and adequate. It took a bit of planning to shower and dress without getting your clothes all wet, but it was do-able. The site is very pretty and peaceful, with a natural woodland feel. I liked the fact that there were little groups of pitches, rather than endless rows. The wardens work hard to make everything look nice and keep the site safe. They were helpful when we told them we were novices and gave advice about pitching safely. The location was perfect for us. The local pub (no food, just drinks) is a five minute walk. Cross the road and you can get to a stunning waterfall with lovely walks. Leyburn has lots of independent shops, including a super independent supermarket - Campbells - which sells everything imaginable. Further afield, Richmond is beautiful and Reeth is also well worth a visit for walks and cakes. Tl;Dr - a pretty and well located site with just a few minor issues that didn’t spoil our holiday.

KayStead

Reviewed on 30/05/2022 14:58

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Lovely but!

Lower Wensleydale Club Campsite
Just over a mile east of Leyburn. Good, polite, efficient check-in. Absolutely stunning position in a very peaceful area. They have their own ‘wild’ Peacock, Gerald. A pearl for a relaxing stay and still within easy reach of interesting places. Would probably say it was the most beautiful, tranquil site I have ever stayed at. Amazing lay out, well maintained. Watch out for sticky sap (actually honeydew) from the trees though. Despite my enthusiasm for this site, the last few hours turned out rather disappointedly. A friend had problems disconnecting the lead from the electric bollard. We tried to contact the warden; office was closed and no reply on their mobile emergency number. Found one cleaning in the toilet block. He could not disconnect the lead either and tried to blame my friend’s lead or usage, despite the site had a history of problems with the bollards, especially the old type bollards, which was the type my friend had used. Electricians had been on site for several days to sort out the electrics. The warden even had the cheek to threaten my friend that if anything was wrong with my friend’s connections, they would charge £ 1,000 for the bollard. This could then in turn be claimed on my friend’s insurance. This threat despite their obvious history of electrical problems, which the warden was well aware of and actually did refer to. As we had to leave on this day, my friend had to leave the hook-up cable, and buy a new one (£ 45.-). Another friend would be coming this way a few days later, hence we requested to pick up the cable, so my friend at least could have it back. The warden refused to hand it over, as something was wrong. This smells of exploiting the situation to own benefit to make a few bucks. I sincerely hope and expect the CAMC management will look into this incident and report back.

Machbuster

Reviewed on 26/05/2022 15:47

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Telephone:
01969 623366

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Before you travel

Ahead of your arrival onsite, please check our Before you travel webpage (camc.com/beforeyoutravel) for key information about roadworks or diversions and any site works that may be underway.

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!

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