Just returned from our first week-end visit to this site.
Great location just outside Knaresborough and if you're energetic the town is walkable (around 45mins).
However what is very close to this site is Nidd Gorge a National Park where you can follow various paths, some along the riverside, to Knaresborough. This journey is around 4 miles but is not too taxing and it takes in some wonderful views and forestry. You come to two great attractions one being "Mother Shipton's Caves" and the other being the "Ugly Duckling Tearooms" the latter is where you can get that well deserved Cup of Tea or Coffee and a wide selection of Cakes!
Being motor-homers the ability to get to attractions and towns etc is important to us as we prefer to leave our unit on the pitch and explore on foot.
Knaresborough C&MC site doesn't disappoint it's easy to get to, although the road leading up from Knaresborough can get quite congested due to extremely narrow and twisty sections where passing traffic can be a bit disconcerting, but if buses and lorries can get through then you shouldn't have to much difficulty, just take that extra bit of care when negotiating the blind bends.
On arrival we were greeted by the ever helpful and diligent Warden, and the only downside that he could give us was that the on site Bar/Restaurant "The Wanderer" was sadly closed due to lack of staff. This was a downer as we had heard glowing reports about it.
We did find however a great dog friendly Pub with a restaurant called "Guy Fawkes Arms" in Scotton Village which is about a 10min easy walk from the site, and is well worth the visit.
The site itself is well laid out into various sectors with the amenity blocks convenient for all. We can't report in detail about these as like a lot of visitors we now only use our own toilet and shower, but I can see no reason why they shouldn't live up to the high standard that seem to prevail at C&MC sites. The pitches are well maintained and mostly quite level.
There is a lovely enclosed door exercise field where our four-legged friends can run around and also enjoy themselves.
We only had one minor issue with our stay at Knaresborough and unfortunately we have also seen this happening at other sites, and we mean no disrespect, but it is the number of large caravan and car units that now seem to ignore the spacing rule and park their caravans away from the pitch marker to get their caravan, car and awning onto the pitch. Having previously had a twin axle caravan and large 4x4 towing vehicle I know how it is sometimes a squeeze even on the the larger pitches, but the pitch marker is there for a reason.
We loved our week-end at this site and will add it to the list of our "Must Visit Again".
Reviewed on 12/09/2021 19:26