Firstly I never book months or weeks in advance, so when I check late availability a week or two in advance, I nearly always get on. So if an awning pitch is available (and I never put an awning up just for a weekend ) then I take it. The extra room is a bonus. But if the warden was to ask me on arrival if I needed an awning pitch, I would be prepared to swap if someone did. As for the site , for me it’s a base for visiting York. It’s never going to win prizes for beautiful pitching areas. If I could make one suggestion it would be off at 12.00 and earliest arrival 13.00 like Chatsworth.