Thirsk Racecourse Club Campsite

Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 1QL

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  • Cycling
  • Dogs

Why stay here ...

One of our caravan sites in North Yorkshire, Thirsk Racecourse Club Campsite is managed by the Club on behalf of the Racecourse. Whilst staying here you'll be pitched within sight of the main stand, with the famous turf stretching out before you. A 5-minute walk from the caravan park will take you to the lovely cobbled market town of Thirsk, with its quaint shops, pubs, cafes, secluded side streets and rich local atmosphere and the award winning James Herriot Museum. There are two supermarkets located adjacent to the site and the train station is only a mile away so you can easily visit the cities of York and Newcastle.

Conveniently situated midway between the A1 and the A19, Thirsk Racecourse Club Campsite makes for a natural overnight stop - but there's so much more to explore as well. Just a short drive away are many other traditional Yorkshire market towns such as Helmsley, Masham and Bedale. You will also be in pretty Herriot country, between the lovely rounded Yorkshire Dales and the more dramatic North York Moors - you'll want to make the time to enjoy the splendid views and walks that these two majestic destinations have to offer. There are various National Trust and English Heritage sites within the surrounding area, including spectacular abbeys such as Fountains, Rievaulx, Jervaux and Bylands. Whether you plan a longer stay or a short travelling break, this caravan site has much to recommend itself and you are assured a relaxing and pleasant stay.

Facilities on site ...

  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk from site
  • 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

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Walking notes:

The site is a perfect base from which to explore both the Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire Moors. Just a five minute walk takes you to the centre of Thirsk, or the River Cod where you can enjoy a stroll.

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Supermarket notes:

The closest are Tesco and Lidl, directly opposite the site. Aldi is 1 mile away. All are acessible for motorhomes.

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Directions

Use following route only: caravans are not allowed on A170 Sutton Bank. Leave A1 at junction 50 signposted Ripon, Thirsk onto A61 (signposted Thirsk). Site entrance is on the left (just past the racecourse buildings).

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
YO7 1QL
GPS:
Lat 54.231305 / Lon -1.349815
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OS field ref:
SE420820
OS map ref:
99
Handbook map ref:
H10

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Ripon and Northallerton
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest train station: Thirsk
  • Shop within 1 mile
  • Train station within 5 miles

Activities

Events at Thirsk Racecourse

Thirsk Racecourse race days in 2022

  • April - 9, 25, 30
  • May - 7, 14, 31
  • June - 14, 29
  • July - 22, 30
  • August - 5, 12, 26
  • September - 3, 12

Important information about race days:

On race days you will be required to move to the rally field at 10am on the day of an evening race, returning the following day, or at 10am the day before an afternoon race, returning the evening of the race day. There are no facilities on the rally field.

Race dates may be subject to change so please visit the Thirsk Racecourse website for the most up to date information.

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Great location

Thirsk Racecourse Club Campsite
This site is located conveniently close to the centre of Thirsk. We found it to be a peaceful site. The wardens were fantastic - we arrived on Race Day, so had to go to the rally field first. All of this was so well organised by the wardens - plus we got to see horses thundering by which was a spectacle! There are more drinking water points than some other reviewers found. The loo block is not a CAMC standard loo block, but it is clean and well maintained. Overall - great site

chestercentaur

Caravanner from Cheshire

Reviewed on 03/05/2022 09:59

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Good for families

End of season but still busy.

Thirsk Racecourse Club Campsite
We hadn't stayed here before, but we enjoyed the visit. A large area of grass with four long lines of pitches and a handful on the race course rails. We parked up in the middle to avoid potential road noise/Lidl lorries etc., the site is very close to the local supermarkets. Didn't use the facilities but they looked clean, everything was a bit basic but serviceable. We walked through the footpath alongside Tesco via the castle gardens to reach the town and avoid the busy traffic. Thirsk is very popular so lots of visitors everywhere but still a nice old town. We enjoyed the James Herriot museum, the town museum is nearly opposite but is closed on certain days, so we missed a visit there. Plenty to see and do locally for longer stays.

brue

Motorhomer

Reviewed on 29/10/2021 19:59

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Thirsk Racecourse Club Campsite
Site is very well located,toilets showers old but clean.Only 1 cassette emptying point which is not enough.Wardens do a very good job,there is no barrier at entry which is means anybody can enter.Thirsk is a very good market town,with good pubs and a small market on Saturday.

R.Ashmore

Reviewed on 21/09/2021 10:46

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Just Ok

Thirsk Racecourse Club Campsite
Stayed here for 3 nights and were a little disappointed. The site is basically a field which is owned by the racecourse. If it’s a race day you have to move your outfit to another field! The facilities are massively lacking sadly. They’re used on race days so the condition of them are sub standard compared to the clubs usual standard. Lots of squashed flies on the walls and ceilings. On a plus side it’s really handy to walk into Thirsk which is only 5 minutes away. There’s a 2 supermarkets opposite the site. It’s an Ok site to use as a base but don’t expect it to be top class or quiet.

chris23

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Reviewed on 31/08/2021 11:58

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Good for families

San Facs are disgusting

Thirsk Racecourse Club Campsite
Site was Okay. Made very welcome by staff. However the San FACS were in a disgusting state. The ladies shower was littered with blood soaked tissues.

melvild

Motorhomer

Reviewed on 26/08/2021 18:07

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Site contact details

Telephone:
01845 525266

Site information

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!

Thirsk Race Days

Events at Thirsk Racecourse

Thirsk Racecourse race days in 2022

  • April - 9, 25, 30
  • May - 7, 14, 31
  • June - 14, 29
  • July - 22, 30
  • August - 5, 12, 26
  • September - 3, 12

Important information about race days:

On race days you will be required to move to the rally field at 10am on the day of an evening race, returning the following day, or at 10am the day before an afternoon race, returning the evening of the race day. There are no facilities on the rally field.

Race dates may be subject to change so please visit the Thirsk Racecourse website for the most up to date information.