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:
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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Another successful visit

This site has to rate as one of the best in the U.K, this is down to the way the wardens operate and look after the site and the members. The pitches are wide, level and most give lovely views across the Swale valley. Road noise can be an issue, so a pitch further away from the A66 may be an option, but after a while one gets used to the road noise and is hardly noticeable. The wardens are lovely, helpful and always happy to have a chat and make themselves available should any problems occur. We have already booked a visit for 2021.

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Great if you have a car.

We are a couple in our 50’s with a Motorhome. We love to walk and cycle. On arrival at this site we were greeted by very friendly Wardens who advised us that pitch 32 has the best views. Unfortunately we stuck out a bit so ended up in the cul de sac at pitch 60. Lovely and flat but very noisy. The lane behind is used as a rat run by speeding motorists from early morning to late evening. Not good if your a light sleeper. We did manage a walk and a cycle ride (Barnard Castle) but be warned...... its very hilly and there are no pavements. We also walked into Richmond which is lovely and we will return there if staying at a local site. We did want to catch the bus, but it only runs every 2 hours (29) and the nearest bus stop is in Gilling West (which means a walk down the road without pavements and with fast travelling traffic. Although we managed to walk to Richmond following the road (4 1/2 Very hilly miles) I wouldn’t recommend it, as a lot of it has no pavements. On site there is a small ball games area and dog walk. The showers and toilets are open and immaculate. The showers are lovely and hot with lots of pressure, just how i like it ☺️ So although this is a lovely site, i would say it was more suitable as a overnight stop off or for those with the use of a car, who can travel to Richmond or the Local villages without relying on public transport.

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Such a lovely site, conveniently located just off A66. Great location for visiting various areas of beauty. Richmond is lovely for a wander and Barnard Castle is 15 mins away. We travelled further afield to Fountains Abbey which is incredible! The White Swan in Gilling West is highly recommended, the farm shop further down the A66 is also worth a visit. The whole site is kept to the highest standard by two fabulous wardens - Janet and Philip. We haven’t come across such lovely wardens at a CAMC for many many years - just so friendly and helpful. The road noise is a down side of the site but if you choose your pitch with this in mind you can get a pitch with simply breathtaking views! We would highly recommend!
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First Caravanning holiday for 30 years

I am one of the many people who have returned to Caravanning after a lengthy period away, this was the first site we visited and it couldn’t have been a better reintroduction to camping. The site and facilities were kept in immaculate condition by Janet and Phil and I would be more than happy to return in the future. My only regret is that as we left I couldn’t find either of them to thank them for our stay, they were probably beavering away somewhere keeping everything in such good order!
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Stunning views

Excellent site for breaking the journey north or south - we stopped both ways! Very convenient for the A1. Lovely setting with fabulous views. Very clean, modern facilities and excellent Covid measures in place. Staff very helpful. Would stay again.
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Telephone:
01748 822734

Site information

<p>Unfortunately this Club campsite will be closed for the remainder of 2020.</p> <p>Why not book for 2021? Only pay 5% VAT until March 2021. A 12.5% reduction on all published prices will be applied to your booking when you arrive and pay for your stay on site.</p>