The Howard, Rosedale Abbey Club Campsite

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 Campsite 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 Campsite 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.

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 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
Plan a route to this site
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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Peace and beauty

The Howard, Rosedale Abbey Club Campsite
If you are looking for a peaceful get away then this site certainly hits the spot. Lets start with what some might think as faults. 1. The site doesnt have a toilet block. However it does have plenty of service points along the site. 2. The site has a very poor phone signal ( none existent) the pub opposite has free wifi so you can keep updated with the real world over a pint. 3. As with all sites the site Wifi is rubblish and should be avoided at all costs. 4. Access to the site should only be attempted from Pickering via Wrelton and Cropton do not try and use Chimney bank ! 5. The adjacent road can be noisy during the day but is generally quiet at night. The good points 1. The Coach House Inn opposite the site offers a great range of real ales and good food at a reasonable cost. The pub is also very dofg freindly and has an excellent seating area to the front. 2. The village has two amazing tea rooms the Graze on the green is to die for! 3. The walks from the site are epic miles and miles of beautiful scenery. 4. The site although remote is ideally suited for visiting lovely neighbouring villages such as Hutton le hole, Lastingham with its pretty chuch as wonderful Blacksmits Arms, Blakey Ridge, Cropton and further afield towards Egton and the popiular heartbeat country of Goathland. 5. The site itself is immaculate with a warm welcome and well kept facilities. 6. The village has a very active community with lots of local events. Give it a try you wont be disappointed

PhilGregg

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Reviewed on 02/05/2022 23:00

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Perfect little site

The Howard, Rosedale Abbey Club Campsite
We stayed here for two nights in March and had a wonderful stay. There is a road alongside the site, but it's not particularly busy and we certainly didn't mind it. The site staff were super friendly, and the location is amazing - two pubs within walking distance and so many good walks/attractions nearby. The stream running through the site is so peaceful, and we loved the little dog toy box in the dog walking area - a lovely touch! Will be staying here again!

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Moor Yorkshire please!

The Howard, Rosedale Abbey Club Campsite
Love this site! initially put off by a review stating a “busy road” but after looking at the location I dismissed my worries. stayed for 4 nights over the recent Easter holiday, In my experience the road had occasional heavy farm vehicles which were occasionally noisy, for a matter of seconds, two or three times a day! This site is in a very rural setting, incredibly peaceful with perfect access to moors and open countryside and the village and its pubs alike. This site does however need more hard pitches and I feel the club should make that investment to improve as it’s prone to waterlogged grass pitches a large number of grass bookings were cancelled due to unsuitable pit conditions. NB there is NO mobile phone signal in many parts of the NY moors! And the Wi-Fi access on site is only via a hotspot by the office which you must buy via the clubs Wi-Fi facility, which in my experience is expensive and under invested in by the club. You can get free Wi-Fi access at the pubs in the village who are very accommodating or of course you can schlep up the 1 in 3 hill to get full mobile coverage:) Having addressed the negatives, I still wholeheartedly will give a definite 5* rating as it really is the perfect hidden gem.

Sparkilarki

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Reviewed on 23/04/2022 08:19

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A great site!

The Howard, Rosedale Abbey Club Campsite

OK, we do read reviews so let's look at some of the issues: - the road past the site is a minor road, and has very light traffic; we saw two HGVs and one cement mixer in three days; the noisiest noise was the occasional rattle of the sheep farmers' trailers. The place is so quiet that all we heard was birdsong 99.9% of the time, and we found it very peaceful, although to be fair we took a pitch on the side away from the road.

 

- phone signal: zero, and zero for miles around too. There is a club wifi hotspot outside the reception area, so you have to sit on the becnh by the birdfeeder if you are doing anything long winded. The wardens have chivvied the Club to install full wifi for all the site but it's hurry up and wait. The local pubs all have free wifi in any case, so that's a pleasure to sample great beers and catch up on the world. I'm from the generation where you used to have to walk to a phonebox to stay in touch, so 21st century problems like this are not an issue.

The wardens were lovely - we pitched on the beck side of the site, put our van facing the beck, rabbits everywhere, a Dipper in the stream, and song birds galore. We basically had a 10 metre grass lawn in front of us up to where the beck fence is - that's bigger than our garden.

The facilities were spotless and well maintained. The drive in from the A170 isn't too hard but there are some narrower sections, bumpy roads, steepish little dips and rises, and a couple of interesting corners. As a novice tower, I just took my time. The village has three good pubs, two cafes, and a small shop. It's idyllic, and you could almost think you were back in the twenties. However in the Easter holidays it did seem like a good idea to book a table in the pubs if you wanted to eat.

Over a three night stay, we visited Thornton-le-Dale, Pickering castle, Rievaulx Abbey, Helmsley town, and Helmsley Castle, and drove through Hetton-le-Hole where there is an intriguing folk museum we will have to visit next time we stay. Nice site - we hope to visit again!

Two stars for family friendliness only on the basis there are no playgrounds, ropeswings, etc - just like campsites were when I was a kid - so not a criticism of the site at all, just info for campers with kids if you need a bit more from a site.

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Busy Noisy Road

The Howard, Rosedale Abbey Club Campsite
First Time visit, First time camping. Visited in March 2022. This is described as a tranquil site, this need to be edited because there is a major road that runs the full length of the site 10 to 15 meters from the pitch area. This is extremely busy and noisy. Local traffic, agricultural vehicles, HGV. The site is very clean ,spotless.The dog facilities are very good. For my first experience it wasn’t great, I guess I would have enjoyed it but for the amount of traffic creating such a constant noise from the road.

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Reviewed on 15/03/2022 12:58

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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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