Richmond Hargill House Caravan Club Site

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.

Check out our ViewRanger walk.

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
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OS field ref:
NZ192065
OS map ref:
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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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Sadly not great for Motorhomes

Firstly the facilities on site and the wardens are up to the usual high standards of the club. What let’s this site down for motorhome owners without other forms of transport is the lack of local walks from the site and the roads into Richmond are fast country lanes without footpaths. The site is 3miles from Richmond down hill. There are no shops or a pub nearby either. The bus service to Richmond was very limited times and whilst there were timetables posted in the information but there was no detailed advice for campsite users, and no map of the routes. Just 1 bus no29 passed the site entrance on the way in to Richmond and on the way back you have to ask to get off on the north side of the A66 because it doesn’t go up Hargill hill. Taxi was £10 each way. At the top of the site the noise from the busy A66 dual carriageway is off putting through the night. Basically the site is very limited for motorhomers

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Richmond Hargill new caravanner

Lovely situation in North Yorkshire overlooking a beautiful valley to the south. Gently sloping with broad spacious pitches. Grass areas and facilities are kept immaculate. Very easy access just a few minutes off the A1 so handy for north and south. Ancient market towns Richmond and Barnard Castle both a short drive away. 2 good pubs in Gilling West 1 mile down into the valley, one with a floral beer garden by the burn. Yorkshire prices.This was our first trip away with a caravan. The Warden helped us onto the pitch without me asking him to, provided loads of technical advice and booked a local repair man to sort an electrical problem for us. We were booked for 3 days but stayed 6. Also, worth noting, butcher meat, craft ale and local veg are really excellent in this part of Yorkshire. If you are a family, there is a hedged ball games area, so its not too difficult keeping young folk to the caravan and motor home club rules which are the same on all of their sites.

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Pleasant short stay

We stayed for 4 nights on this site in July. It is close to Scotch Corner, and access from the A66 is easy, though it is a very busy road to cross at certain times. There is noise from the A66 throughout the day & night, but we didn't find it troublesome. For those who don't want to move vehicles off site, there is a bus stop in Gilling West about 1 mile walk from site - buses can be caught to Richmond & Darlington. The bus back from Richmond will drop you across the A66 from the campsite saving a long uphill walk from Gilling West, We were able to park our 7metre motorhome at Nuns Close car park and on another day at Yorke Square car park when visiting Richmond. Don't try to take a motorhome into Richmond on market day though! The site is fairly small and is well maintained by site staff. We didn't have children with us, so can't really comment on the 'family friendliness' of the site. Because of its location it is an excellent stopover site for people travelling up to or returning from Scotland.
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Late season visit

We have been to this site many times in our 40 seasons of membership and all have been very satisfactory. We were lucky on this visit as it was very quiet, the weather nor brilliant but being hard standings, no problem. The improvements done to the site since our last visit are very good and we enjoyed our visit. Yes there is a bit of noise from the A66 that runs at the back of the site but we never really notice it. The only comment I would make, and the reason I only put a 3star for the Families is that there is not a lot for youngsters to do, ball playing field is provided etc. but not a lot more. As previously stated we like it as it is easy to get too and give easy access to the various Yorkshire Dales. We will be going again.
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Excellent site

We had just collected a new (our 1st) motorhome and booked Richmond Hargill site for an overnight stop on our journey home. The site is very easy to get to and is very close to the A66. While there is some road noise it did not bother us at all. The toilet and showering facilities are excellent. Very clean and warm (We visited at the end of October), and the owners had thought of everything. The other facilities were also very clean and easy to access. The staff were friendly and accommodating. We would definitely use this site again but perhaps stay for longer as it is in a beautiful location.
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Telephone:
01748 822734

Site information

This Club campsite is now open and is following social distancing and safety requirements as set out by the UK government. Our priority is first and foremost the health and safety of our staff, our members, our guests and the local communities. Therefore, we are asking all those guests entering reception areas and shops to wear a face covering, so please remember to bring your own with you.

Only pay 5% VAT. A 12.5% reduction on all published prices will be applied to your booking when you arrive and pay for your stay on site.