The Howard, Rosedale Abbey Caravan Club Site (REF : ROS)

Rosedale Abbey, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8SA

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Motorhomes
  • Peaceful stays
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

The Howard Rosedale Abbey Club Site is a most attractive, tranquil riverside location in the heart of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, on the edge of Rosedale Abbey and north of Pickering - one of popular North Yorkshire caravan sites. This is very much 'Heartbeat' country and fans of the television show are bound to recognise locations and the atmosphere of the television programme. Farndale Valley is adjacent to the caravan site and here the famous wild daffodils can be enjoyed around Easter time; in mid-August the Rosedale show is another not-to-be-missed event.

You will find the coast is within easy driving distance of the Howard Rosedale Abbey Club Site and all the conveniences you could want are available in nearby Pickering, together with the terminus of North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway. There are also many interesting historic sites to visit in the vicinity, such as the fascinating Jurassic rock formations at National Trust Bridestones, and nearby English Heritage sites, Pickering Castle, Whitby Abbey and Helmsley Castle. For the active, there are extensive opportunities for walking and cycling in the forests close to the caravan park. A short stroll away, the village of Rosedale boasts two lovely pubs and a hotel.

Please note: this site does not have a toilet block.

Facilities on site ...

  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas
  • Dog walk from site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Gas
  • Motorhome service point
  • TV reception: fair
  • Wi-Fi

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Walking notes:

Rosedale Abbey village has become the first village in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park to obtain 'Walkers Are Welcome' accreditation. The site is situated on the outskirts of the village in the middle of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park with lots of waymarked footpaths from the village which take you along the Dale or up onto the Moors. Nearby, Dalby Forest has over 8,000 acres of woodlands and trails for all abilities.

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Supermarket notes:

There is a Co-op and Lidl in Pickering, Morrisons in Malton and Tesco and Sainsbury's in Scarborough. In the local village, 5 minutes walk away, there is a farm shop with a tea room and Abbey Stores for newspapers etc, which also has tea rooms.

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Directions

Please only use the recommended directions on this website or in your Sites Directory and Handbook for the final approach and not sat nav, as alternative roads are unsuitable roads for towing.

Use following route only: caravans are not allowed on A170 Sutton Bank. Follow caravan advisory route. Turn right off A170 (Pickering - Thirsk) in about 2.25 miles into Wrelton village (signposted Cropton, Hartoft, Rosedale); care required in 2.5 miles at Cropton village (steep gradient and humpback bridge); continue following signposts Rosedale. The site is on the left on the outskirts of Rosedale village opposite Coach House public house.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
YO18 8SA
GPS:
Lat 54.35222 / Lon -0.88579
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OS field ref:
SE726956
OS map ref:
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Handbook map ref:
J10

Transport links

  • Buses go to: There is one bus a week on a Monday into Pickering

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This site is much more relaxing and much better value than the larger sites.

What a lovely site. Following a really friendly welcome, we were pitched within minutes and ready to start our short break. It felt a bit isolated, but with a couple of pubs and cafes within 100 metres of the site the sense of community was very evident. As you would expect, some fantastic walking especially as the weather was good. We really like these smaller sites with no shower blocks. They are much more relaxing and much better value than the larger sites. Let's hope we get more of these on the network soon. Have a great holiday!
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Our first visit to The Howard

Wardens are lovely friendly people and the site is a credit to them. We found the hardstanding pitches lovely and level. We pitched on the left hand side backing onto the road and at first did not see a problem but the traffic is constant with cars and agricultural vehicles. No Wi-Fi or phone signal on site but you can get Wi-Fi at the Coachman Inn opposite the site or at Abbey tea rooms. We had the Sunday lunch at the other pub in the village £10.95 it was ok. The meal at the Coachman Inn was nicer but cost more. You cannot get a mobile phone signal unit you reach the main road to Pickering 7,5 miles or go up onto Danby Moor. The site was suited more to dog owners and walkers. No shower block but shower for the dogs Lol. You can arrive between 10-12 which is unusual and is a big problem as approach roads very narrow and site narrow, as it is built on what was an old railway station.
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This dog friendly site is perfect for your furry friends. The new dog walk is secure so you can let your dogs off lead and there is a dog toy box. The site is well maintained the wardens are friendly and helpful. The location is stunning and peacful. The lack of a toilet block and no mobile signal takes you back to basics and thats no bad thing. The Rosedale show iin mid August is not to be missed. Plenty of walks nearby and plenty to do and see.

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Excellent site

Just returned from a 2 night stay and hope to return soon for more! Lovely small site, right by the road so a little traffic noise but not enough to really notice and quiet at night. No toilet/shower block so no endless backwards and forwards journeys! Very clean and tidy, wardens are very friendly and helpful even allowing us to stay a couple of hours later so we could take our dog for one last little walk in the fields. Walking is endless and several maps of varying lengths are available in the information room. Excellent pub at the entrance with lovely real ale and very nice food. Nothing that I can think of that’s negative, not to be missed x
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Loved the site. Dogs no problem

My experience in answer to the previous post about dogs. I don’t own a dog; I have nothing against dogs but don’t like the bad press they bring (like the previous post). However the site over the weekend was quite busy and there were lots of dogs but I have to say the only dog that was a nuisance seemed to be in the farm house in the wood behind my pitch. All the owners apart from one took their dogs to the dog area; you couldn’t call it a walk, near the bottom of the site. They were all on short leads. I couldn’t fault them. A first for me was in one van. Dogs, no. Cats, no. Three chickens in a cage at the back of the MH YES. It caused a topic of conversation anyway. As for the site, it’s fairly simple but kept well maintained by the two very friendly wardens. Pitches are large and very easy to get onto. The sunniest part on an evening was the pitches at the far end, especially those in the grass field. The only downside for me personally was the road noise. The road runs along the other side of the hedge and is busy and fast for a small village. As has been said the village is quite picturesque with its village green and coffee shops and general stores. Both were very nice and friendly. Of the two pubs I preferred the White Horse Inn, a short walk up the Rosedale Chimney Bank, only because it was old an homely with far reaching views over the dale. The Coaching Inn opposite the site entrance was ok also but was of modern decor but did have a good selection of draught beers which were not expensive either. There is a bus service that stops at the site but it is very poor, only running on Saturday, Sunday and Monday and then quite infrequent, however it will get you to Pickering. For me the location of the site is a winner. It is right at the centre of the Yorkshire moors so nowhere is very far to travel in any direction. You will not miss the wonderful views. I would return even putting up with the noise of the road.
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