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

  • June - 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
we stayed for 4 nights. good location for Thirsk and surrounding area. easy access to 2 local supermarkets. easy walk into Thirsk, a lovely town and the James Herriot museum is a must. good dog walk on site, but also a good walk along the back road also, and around the town, we were positioned right by the dog walk, there was a bit of traffic noise but nothing to spoil your holiday. toilets yes, need to be updated compared to other sites, but adequate, you dont live in the toilets do you! Wardens were very helpful, the camp was nearly full when we visited but because the pitches are quite spacious, you didnt feel that it was so full. Yes, we would stop there again,

bwthynellen

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Reviewed on 28/06/2022 21:54

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Rated 4 of 5

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Rated 2 of 5

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Rated 3 of 5

Good for families

Dangerous showers

Thirsk Racecourse Club Campsite
Easy to find and convenient site. A hassle if you need to leave for racedays but easy to avoid those days. Showers are shabby and need updating. Most worrying issue was a high ledge to step over getting in or out and no grabrail, potential hazard!

John Bianchi

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Reviewed on 25/06/2022 14:04

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Second visit

Thirsk Racecourse Club Campsite
This was our second time at this site so we knew. What to. Expect. We pitched at the back of lidl and yes there are a couple of delivery’s a day but not too disruptive. Wardens very helpful and friendly Toilet block a bit dated but clean and tidy. Small cubicles butt same as you caravan. Excellent value for money. We will be back

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A good site but dated services

Thirsk Racecourse Club Campsite
We stayed at Thirsk at the end of a Dales tour, wanting a bit of urban wind down with shopping, strolling and a good choice of meals out. Thirsk seemed a good base for local travelling. We’ve stayed on racecourse sit a before and generally know what to expect. I had checked the race’s schedule before booking just to make sure we’d be clear. The site is at one end of the racecourse, a grass triangle on the eastern side on the edge of Thirsk. Directly behind is a Lidl and across the road is a Tesco. All pitches are grass with markers laid out in three rows outward from the site building. This is the office, washrooms, laundry and washup all in one 60s-70s type pavilion. The site managers were great and really friendly, processing us quickly and giving us the lie of the land and locality and reminding us of the races in a few days. The site is generally quiet but there is a background hum from the A61 running in front of it and a fair bit of traffic into the next door supermarkets. The beeping of daily delivery lorries for Lidl was audible but did not happen too often during the day. It’s a short walk into the centre of Thirsk with plenty of cafes and eating places. The market place was impressive showing it is a real working town. We left the van parked and used the train station a mile away for visits out such as the short trip to York. The only disappointment from the site is the tired wash facilities that need some updating. The facilities are quite small and a few people in there feels like they are on top of each other. It’s also difficult to keep the floor free of water as it does spread a fair bit from the showers and sinks when in use. They were kept clean though and it must be difficult for the site staff given the age of the facilities.

CheltenhamCamper

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Reviewed on 13/06/2022 21:14

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Thirsk Racecourse Club Campsite
Firstly I must say I have no issues with the wardens, they are doing the best they can with the situation. I booked this site for a 1 night stop on our way home. On our arrival I was informed that as there was a race meeting tomorrow all units had to park on the rally field where there are no electric and no facilties. I was given the option to not stay but felt after a long drive it would be difficult to find a suitable alternative. The rally field was marked out to ensure there was the correct minimum distance between all units and we were directed to a pitch by the warden. When I asked why when I booked we were not advised that we would not be on the normal site he informed me that the information was on the racecourse Web site and club site. I booked on the club website and after the warden informed me that all the information was on the website I checked and found the race day information at the very bottom of the page. I doubt many people would scroll to the very bottom of the page after booking, this information should be available before the booking section. The rally field was clean and tidy however the drinking water taps were not ideal with information prohibiting a hose being connected. The chemical emptying manhole was nowhere near club standard, there was no water tap to use for rinsing, I dread to think of the danger if people used the drinking water taps which are just a few paces away I cannot comment on the actual normal site or it's facilities but the alternative we were obliged to use was at best poor.

John Todd

Reviewed on 13/06/2022 18:56

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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

  • June - 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.