Lower Wensleydale Caravan Club Site

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Wardens really made it work

Lovely quirky site which we have been to before, we were a little concerned with all the covid paranoia about, especially as some wardens were being compared to the camp guards rather than wardens (perhaps unfairly, well I hope...) We need not have worried the wardens were friendly and in no way over zealous, totally appropriate which made what could have been tense work well. There is plenty to see and do around and about though with pre-booking it's best to do your research ahead. The facilities are a little tired and the walk along the road to Leyburn unpleasant given all the traffic. Overall though a different and characterful site in a great location.
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Lower Wensleydale

Lovely secluded & peaceful site, not too far from Leyburn, with the added attraction of the Wensleydale Railway running alongside the site. Facilities are a little dated, but acceptable and priced accordingly. We visited late September/early October and the weather was mostly kind, but will be back next Summer when it will hopefully be a tad warmer.
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Just returned from a one night stop at this site, we used this as a stopover on our return visit from Old Hartley. Unfortunately we had torrential rain throughout Saturday, including overnight which prevented us walking into Leyburn. We have stayed at this site on three previous occasions. We love the site and its location. The Covid rules worked very well. The wardens did an excellent job and we received a warm welcome. The only comment was that the trees close to a number of pitches could do with pruning. But I strongly recommend this site.
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Great site for dales access.

We have visited this site several times previously. In spite of reduced facilities due to Coronavirus, this is still a site worth a visit. Sad that the Wensleydale railway trains are not operating, as this usually adds even more interest to the site. My only complaint was that some drivers seem totally unable to drive their vehicle at 5mph. We had grandchildren with us, and had to continually keep watch for Mercedes estate who continually drove well in excess of the speed limit onto the upper level. We did not see much of the usual resident Peacock on this visit, and the Ducks seemed in short supply for some reason. Still a great site to visit.
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Midweek break

Stayed hear a couple of weeks ago and found the site very peaceful!!! The staff very friendly and helpful also facilities were very clean and felt very safe !!! A short walk into Leyburn which is a lovely town with plenty of places to eat out , would definitely recommend this site !!!
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Very good value quiet site with very friendly wardens

(Not sure why "good for families" is a required field as many of us won't really be able to comment meaningfully on that!) Anyway, first time at this site and found it very peaceful, in a handy location with good clean facilities, well arranged for these covid times, and friendly wardens. The wrist band system for using the loos and showers seems a good idea (ladies its 6, mens its 4, with hooks by the door and plenty of hand san) Not much night-time lighting (good!) so quite a countryside feeling. Some of the pitches did seem a little close together and some maybe on the small side, but that's because it's set in an old quarry (now with trees etc) so it's not as "regimented" pitch wise as some sites can be. The access road is very narrow.
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Excellent

For me probably the best club site on the network. Very sensible approach to covid without having it rammed down your neck, wardens very okay about it without being anal like some are. Beautiful mature trees. Very peaceful thanks in part to the responsible dog owners that didn't allow their dogs to bark. Some sites are unbearable with barking dogs. Night time was a revelation with good darkness by sensible not over the top lighting. Many sites are lit like a circus. Great 8 mile bike ride from site to Coverbridge, Middleham and up to Leyburn, many great pubs on route. Nice pub at lane entrance for a beer,no food but good atmosphere. I don't understand why some pitches were put so close to one another so as to not allow an awning, I understand fire regs. But this is a club not an outright commercial business out for every penny. I know it is vital to make a profit but given the net worth of the club it is a shame the number of none awning sites could be eradicated by providing more room. Less pitches, give us a bit more room? not possible I know but on future plans perhaps or when carrying out revamps. Make them all awning pitches! would save a lot of faff. Gorgeous site,don't bother going onward to Hawes

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Long Weekend Break

We had been recommended by friends to visit this site so we booked 3 nights and have not been disappointed. Lovely and clean and the social distancing regulations dealt with perfectly. We were on pitch 29 just up from the reception and shower block. This pitch is back to back with pitches 59 and 60 and unfortunately the families on these pitches have let themselves down. They were still sat outside laughing and joking well after 1130 pm on Friday night that we had to go out and ask them to lower the noise. We weren't rude but they were not social distancing but all sat together and we couldn't hear ourselves think or sleep. Had their dog not woke us up at 7.00 am constantly barking then we would not have had to go off to bed early. They just showed no courtesy to anyone else which is a shame. Apart from that Julie and Carl couldn't do enough. We did tell them about our incident, which is the first we have ever had in all the time we've been members of the caravan club, and they are to be praised for the work they've put in.
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Lovely break

An excellent warm welcome from the wardens. Having never visited the site before we drove around before choosing a pitch near the picturesque old lime kilns. Pitches were well spaced and as usual the whole site was immaculate and had a lovely peaceful and quiet country feel . Due to CoVid there was a good system in place which limited users to the facilities. This seemed to be working extremely well and I only had to wait once to use the shower block and even then only for a couple of minutes. Facilities may be a little older than some other Club sites but very clean and plenty of hot water; couldn’t really ask for more . As others have said a 10-15 min walk into Leyburn and plenty of great walking and cycling in the area ( it helps if you like hills). A very good value site we thought and if that may reflect the “ dated facilities “ then actually we thought excellent value and leave as it is rather than increasing the price per night as on other Club sites

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Update overdue!

It's quite a number of years (15 plus) since we last stayed here and having virus restrictions on travel relaxed etc it felt good to be heading back out in our 'van' and to a place we had neglected for too long. The site hasn't changed much at all and is an ideal location for this part of the dale, unfortunately though the facilities on site haven't changed much at all either. Showers are extremely dated although always kept clean and the present protocols seemed to work quite well and not taking away from the usual friendliness and warm welcome from the wardens. The worst aspect is that the motorhome waste point is situated on the fairly narrow exit by the office and with our waste outlet on the drivers side meant holding everyone up! Surely this could be re-sited perhaps by the garage area? I'm sure it must cause considerable frustration to people. So come on - this site deserves some investment! Other than that easy walking into Leyburn on the paved main road (busy traffic) or the more scenic route up the lane and over a couple of fields. Cafe's and pubs now open and generally well observed Covid-19 systems in place. Great walking on Leyburn Shawl and by the River Ure - lots of paths to head out on and enjoy!

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