Richmond Hargill House Caravan Club Site (REF : HGH)

Gilling West, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 5LJ

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Motorhomes
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

A popular site in North Yorkshire, Richmond Hargill House Club Site in Gilling West, Richmond is a conveniently short distance off the A1 and adjacent to the A66. You will be pitching on a grassy, gently sloping location with magnificent views southwards over the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It would be a waste to use this caravan park merely as a stopover - it has a wealth of fun activities to make your family holiday memorable. 

Set in the famous area of James Herriot's novels, Richmond Hargill House Club Site offers the opportunity to see many of the locations used within the famous series with your own eyes. The park is also the area where our greatest landscape artist, J M W Turner, travelled, painted and found the subjects for some of his most unforgettable watercolours. The local Tourist Association publishes a Turner Trail leaflet for walkers to explore, with seating placed conveniently at many of the locations from which to view the beautiful scenery that inspired his legendary images.

The area offers transport links, with a bus service into Darlington and Richmond. The site is also well placed to visit the city of Durham, with iconic cathedral and picturesque location, and vibrant Newcastle, which offers great shopping and lots of places to eat and drink along the Quayside.

Facilities on site ...

  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk on site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Gas
  • Late arrivals area with electric hook-up
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: good
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge
  • Wi-Fi rating: Silver

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Walking notes:
Good walking routes near the site are from Gilling West and Richmond. Details of walking routes are available in the information room.

Supermarket notes:

The closest is Lidl in Richmond (4 miles), with parking for motorhomes.

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Directions

From A1: Leave A1 at Scotch Corner via slip road onto the A66 (signposted Penrith). In about 1.5 miles at the crossroads turn left into the road signposted Gilling West, Richmond. The site entrance is on the left in 100 yards. From West on A66: turn right off A66 (Penrith - Scotch Corner) at signpost Gilling West, Richmond. Do not turn right into first road signposted B6274, Gilling West, Richmond. The site is on the left in 100 yards.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
DL10 5LJ
GPS:
Lat 54.45297 / Lon -1.70574
Plan a route to this site
OS field ref:
NZ192065
OS map ref:
92
Handbook map ref:
H11

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Richmond and Darlington
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile

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Fabulous site with one small drawback...

We spent 11 nights here in early September. Occasionally sunny, occasionally rainy, often windy. but all in all very peaceful. We were offered a pitch below the toilet block, so reasonably far from the A66; there was some road noise, but not intrusive, and we got used to it, so I think it would not be too much of a problem even in summer. The pitches at the top of the site might be more aware of it... We were easily able to compensate for the slope of our pitch with our Lock 'n' Level, but it might be harder in places. The site is immaculate, and the toilet blocks positively gleam! Facilities are good, and although we had no children with us, I have given 5 for the Families rating as there is a separate section for ball games. In any case, there is much to do in the area, it would not be hard to find activities! A good variety of shops in Richmond, and a large supermarket is to be found a little further in Catterick, accessible via local roads. The wardens were friendly and helpful, as we have always found on CAMC sites. Above all, the views from the site are inspiring, with Swaledale and Wensleydale easily accessible. If you are looking for an overnight stop, it couldn't be bettered (about 2 miles from Scotch Corner), and for our autumn break it was perfect.
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Too good to be just a stopover

We spent just one night here on our way home from Scotland and it was not long enough to appreciate all it has to offer. On arrival I found the staff to be helpful and polite and even though there only a couple of pitches left we were advised on the pros and cons of each. The site is clean, well presented and the toilet block was immaculate, the only down side is the rather severe slope, my levelling ramps are 100mm and I could have done with at least double. All things considered I would have no reservations in visiting this site again.
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This is a very nice site and the wardens are very friendly and helpful. We used it as a 3 night stopover on the way up to Northumberland. The only criticism was the amount off traffic noise from the A66

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First visit

First time visiting this site. Arrived early evening and the very helpful and friendly warden told us the only pitch free that wasn't next to the road was a grass pitch in the centre of the site. Pitched fine but very sloping, as are many of the pitches. Even from the middle of the site the road noise was constant, not particularly intrusive but constant however I would imagine the pitches at the top of the site adjacent to the A66 would really struggle with it. Facilities were first class, spotless and the site in general was extremely well kept. A 5-10 minute drive takes you into Richmond which is lovely. We would return to this site but only for a stopover or if we could guarantee a pitch at the bottom of the site.
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First ever trip

We picked Hargill House for our first ever caravanning trip as it's right off the A66 and no country roads to encounter! We'd hoped for hardstanding but there weren't any left by the time we arrived - so we chose a grass pitch (no. 4) right next to the A66. We were a bit apprehensive about the traffic noise as it is constant even through the night - but by the second day we'd gotten used to it and it didn't trouble us. The grass pitch did have quite a slope so you will need chocks etc. to get level - but lovely south facing views once you're sorted. The toilet, shower and dishwashing facilities were immaculate and the bins and chemical toilet point were always clean and tidy. The whole site was extremely well maintained and I can understand the wardens being protective where it comes to driving all over the grass - they should be proud of their hard work. All four wardens were friendly and helpful on arrival - and Colin especially came to our rescue when our electric cable stopped working. We felt like we were in safe hands, given lots of advice and thoroughly enjoyed our trip.
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