Wharfedale Caravan Club Site

Long Ashes, Threshfield, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 5PN

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Motorhomes
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Great News - during winter 2020/21 we converted six grass pitches into hardstandings pitches, increasing the length and making them usable all year round.

Set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, Wharfedale Club Site is screened from the outside world with stately trees and offering a rich variety of wildlife. Its two fields are divided by dry stone walls, which are very characteristic of this area. There are numerous walking paths from which you can explore the splendid surrounding countryside, and plenty of dog-friendly walks nearby. Situated in this loveliest of National Parks, the site has excellent facilities.

Wharfedale Club Site puts you within easy reach of Grassington, one of the most picturesque villages in the Yorkshire Dales. With its charming cobbled main street, comprehensive Information Centre and a good selection of shops selling local specialities, you will find more than enough for a fun family outing. There are also numerous pubs serving some fine Yorkshire Ales and some delicious home-cooked treats to be had. Prior to Christmas, Grassington holds a series of Dickensian Days on Saturdays throughout December, making this North Yorkshire caravan park the perfect destination for a festive holiday break. You can also enjoy a walk into Burnsall village which boasts a beautiful riverside location.

We look forward to welcoming you on site soon.

Things to do on site ...

  • Playground

Facilities on site ...

  • Baby changing facilities
  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • 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
  • Family washroom
  • Gas
  • Late arrivals area with electric hook-up
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: poor
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge
  • Wi-Fi rating: Silver

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Walking notes:

The Yorkshire Dales National Park offers outstanding scenery, a range of wildlife habitats and a rich cultural heritage for walkers. Good walking routes near the site are the footpaths to Grassington, Threshfield, Linton and Kettlewell.

Check out our ViewRanger walk.

Supermarket notes:

There are supermarkets in Skipton, about 10 miles from the site.

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Directions

Approach only using the B6265 from Skipton. All other routes are unsuitable for caravans or larger motorhomes: On the outskirts of Skipton turn off the A65/A59 at the roundabout onto the B6265 (signposted Grassington); in about 7 miles in Threshfield do not turn right to Grassington but continue straight onto B6160 (signposted Kettlewell); in 1 mile turn left into leisure park entrance (CAMC site sign). In 250 yards take the second left into site road. Please adhere to earliest arrival time, as the approach road is narrow in places.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
BD23 5PN
GPS:
Lat 54.07783 / Lon -2.03317
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OS field ref:
SD981644
OS map ref:
98
Handbook map ref:
G10

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Grassington and Skipton
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Shop within 1 mile

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Stormy!

Wharfedale Caravan Club Site
Arrived yesterday (Saturday) after lots of deliberation about travelling especially after the stormy night we had endured at home in Sth Cumbria. We checked all roads were clear and apart from a detour nearer home due to fallen trees, we set off. Arrived safely but alas, the wardens were bearers of bad news, they had no power, no water and no phone signal or landline due to severe outages caused by Storm Arwen. Because of all comms being down, they had no means of notifying us earlier. We decided to stay using our own facilities and the local shop/garage did have large bottles of water to purchase. We managed a night but sadly with no news about how long the site would be entirely off grid, decided to bail this morning. We did have some mobile phone signal so we're able to contact another site to chack availability as we were reluctant to go home as this is the last few days of annual leave we have. The wardens at Wharfedale didn't charge us for our stay after all, we didn't use any facilities or electric. We used a considerable amount of gas however and thank goodness, we have 2 leisure batteries. We are now on the club site at Southport. The wardens here have had some issues but nothing on the scale of Wharfedale. If someone from the Head Office of the club reads this, please can they get some gas upto Wharfedale as the wardens are on their last bottle and cannot vacate like the rest of us and moving forward, if storms are going to be more frequent and damaging, it is vital that the wardens do have comms to help them manage such occasions. We are all so reliant on the digital age, there must be a technology available so that no business is left completely isolated. We are not disappointed, we have managed to survive Storm Arwen. We are sad for the Wharfedale wardens pretty much winging it at present and will visit again as it's one of our favourite sites in the most beautiful county of Nth Yorkshire.

Jack

Reviewed on 28/11/2021 14:30

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This was our first time in our newly acquired caravan. We know the area well from pre-caravan visits and would recommend it. Did not know the site was in the area until we joined the club. Great site and superb location. When we arrived it turned out our jockey wheel was damaged beyond repair. As a result we could not raise the caravan off the tow bar to use the motor mover. However, Peter (1 of the wardens) and a fellow (Alistair), but experienced, tourer sorted us onto our pitch. Peter and his wife were absolutely wonderful during our stay and so considerate towards a new caravaner. Just a final point about the repair that took place to our jockey wheel. We contacted AJSCS Ltd who did agree to come out on Sunday morning to replace our jockey wheel. Unfortunately, we did not know there was £50 call out charge and they charged us £20 for a jockey wheel that we later found out was about £12. It would have been better for us to drive into Harrogate to get a replacement wheel but we will put that down to experience. We don't blame AJSCS - we should have asked for more detail and they did come out on a Sunday morning. Returning to the site this coming weekend for the Xmas switch on in Grassington.

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Reviewed on 26/11/2021 10:11

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Excellent Assistant Wardens....say no more!

Wharfedale Caravan Club Site
Peter and his wife, the assistant wardens were fabulous and more than helpful; what a shame about the actual wardens who were to say the least unhelpful and autocratic in their approach and attitude, even when indeed they had not given out the correct information and then approached and reprimanded us for not doing as we had been bidden!!! Far more pleasant when the assistants were in charge and being more than helpful. The site, as with previous reviews is beautiful and very good for walks straight from the site with a superb large quarry spreading out for some miles of walks. The pitches are in places a little more than sloping. Our pitch was far too far away from the electric bollard and well over the correct cable length.(as supplied as standard with ALL caravans). This is also true of the TV booster, which we could not use, due to the length from the booster on the bollard. The club needs to provide more bollards, especially as TV reception is extremely poor on this site. Fortunately we have our own Wi-fi hub built in so could when necessary stream programmes on 3Net or Sky Hotspot from our phones. But don't really on this facility if you do not have your own in-built Wi-fi or hotspot facility. Some excellent pubs around, and it is worth the short drive to Cracoe to the pub in the village, which is not only dog friendly but on a Sunday brings your dog a real treat of large pieces of beef. My beef was also huge, delicious and well presented. Worth a visit also to the Blue Bell in Kettlewell with a very friendly set of staff and good "local" beer. Shame that the pub at Kilnsey is now closed, as the walk over from the site is really good, from past experience, and a welcomed break for a drink/bite to eat, before the return over the tops to the site. Grassington always very busy, with some parking difficulty and especially since Covid-19 and social distancing using the pubs in the village for eating is not as pleasurable as in the past. The pub at Linton does not serve food now on several lunchtimes in the week, which is a lovely walk from the site, but the bar is still open.

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Reviewed on 25/11/2021 20:13

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Great location

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The site is positioned in a great position for exploring the beautiful Dales. We went to Grassington of course, but enjoyed even more the quieter Linton and Bursall nearby. Skipton is attractive with chips by the canal a pleasant treat. In terms of the site, usual standards of facilities and cleanliness with pleasant, efficient wardens. Wildlife about: deer and hooting owls. Found the pitches to be the smallest of the sites we have been on so far (admittedly only four!) and many were sloping and hence had a feeling of being a bit more crammed in than usual. EE phone signal strong enough to stream TV. Aerial reception poor. Club wifi good - esp as van right next to transmitter pole!

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Reviewed on 20/11/2021 08:17

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Beautiful Wharfedale

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Another fabulous stay at our favourite yorkshire site. Very friendly, helpful wardens. Their friendliness sets the tone for a lovely atmosphere. Immaculate facilities throughout the site and the gentle hooting of owls at night. Easy walk into Grassington from the site. Nothing not to love. Return visits already booked.

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01756 753340

Site information

Please Note: Due to the demolishing and rebuilt being carried out on a tractor shed from 16 November (for at least 4 weeks) there will be some noise disruption.

Remember, you only pay 12.5% VAT until 31 March 2022 on Club campsite prices! All you need to do is book your holiday as normal, and the discount will be applied to the appropriate rate when you pay on site.

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!

All internal shared facility areas, including toilet and shower blocks, wash up areas, laundry rooms, drying rooms and information rooms are now fully open, however in order to continue to protect our staff, we do still require social distancing, and the wearing of face coverings in our reception areas for the time being.