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Wharfedale Caravan and Motorhome Club Site

Skipton, North Yorkshire

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Visit North Yorkshire and pitch at Wharfedale Caravan Club Site, a popular destination for family holidays in the Yorkshire Dales.

The park opens at the end of February and closes in early January, and welcomes guests with motorhomes, touring caravans and campervans to stay on the site's 118 pitches, of which 103 are hardstanding. Both members and non members of The Caravan Club are welcome to stay here.

Wharfedale Caravan Club Site is pleased to be a dog friendly campsite and there's even a dedicated dog walking area on site. However, owners are asked to always control and clean up after their dogs.

Facilities available for guests to use at the site include a toilet and shower block, which features parent, baby and toddler washrooms as well as disabled facilities, a laundrette and a motorhome waste disposal point. Wi-Fi is also available here, while a security barrier gives guests peace of mind.

The park itself is nicely sheltered by the surrounding woodland, which itself is rich with wildlife, particularly birds. The site’s pitches are spread across two fields, separated by a dry stone wall, as is typical of this area.

Wharfedale Caravan Club Site is an ideal base for exploring the Yorkshire Dales. And as this peaceful holiday park is within easy walking distance of the centre of Grassington, despite its pretty location, you still have everything you need nearby when you are self catering. For example, in Grassington you'll find cafes, pubs, tearooms and bars, as well as a range of shops, including a butchers. If you're looking for somewhere more substantial, Skipton is a 15-minute drive away, while about three quarters of an hour away by car is Harrogate.

But of course, the reason people come and stay at this campsite on their motorhome and caravan holidays is to visit the Yorkshire Dales. Staggering natural beauty is around every corner in this region and there are many ways to explore the area and see the sights. You can enjoy walking (either on your own or by going on a guided walk) or cycling in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, or try rock climbing, caving, mountain biking, pony trekking, fell running, canoeing, sailing, windsurfing or geocaching. Or to see the area from a totally different but no less amazing perspective, how about going hang gliding or paragliding?

You may also want to tour the Dales Countryside Museum, or go to some of the historic buildings in this area, such as Bolton Castle in Wensleydale and Newby Hall near Ripon which are both about a 50-minute drive from this campsite. There is also Skipton Castle which is about a 15-minute drive from this campsite, or enjoy tea, coffee and cake when you visit Jervaulx Abbey, which is found within an hour's drive of this caravan site – and there are many other fabulous places to discover, too.

And don't forget to also explore the sometimes overlooked Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which lies to the east of the Dales, and also the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which lies to the west.

There's so much to do on your holidays in the Yorkshire Dales and the surrounding area, and the family friendly Wharfedale Caravan Club Site would make a great base.

Open from:
16th March to 3rd January

Disabled access, Family park, Pets allowed, Children's play area(s), Chemical disposal point, Electric hook-ups, Laundry, LPG stockist, Sanitary block(s), Shop, Washing up facilities, Wireless internet

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116 Motorhome pitches, 116 Touring pitches

Nearby attractions:
Fishing, Swimming (Indoor)

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal
Skipton Castle
White Scar Cave
Bolton Abbey

Wharfedale Caravan and Motorhome Club Site

Long Ashes, Threshfield
North Yorkshire, North of England
United Kingdom
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Overall rating

5.0 stars

Based on 3 review(s)

West Yorkshire

5.0 stars

First of the season outing, 2 nights and site was perfect. Lovely surroundings, wardens nice, note they stop work at 8 pm. On arrival there is a long wide driveway which culminates on a tight bend into to main entrance. Signs could have been better at this point as the road looks to split and no one like to turn into the unknown with caravan. Warm welcome on arrival picked our pitch and let them know in the morning which one. Tv reception non existent so bought an extra long lead from reception and plugged in. Kids now quieter! Little mobile coverage no 3G. I am with t-mobile. Non of the above was an issue but maybe for some. Called into gamekeepers inn and beer was fantastic and cheap. Noticed spar and pool next to the inn and on enquiring the following day it is available to public £7.50 day pass kids free. This has meant that we have booked time to go for longer later in the year!


5.0 stars

The site itself has easy access with a barrier system at the entrance.
The wardens were very helpful and friendly, choose a pitch and let them know where you are.

Security was very good, when one car etnered the site without confirming thier presence to the office, they came to find it and speak to the owner about the rules but all very friendly.
Facilities are clean and roomy.
The site is in a pleasant setting with the town of Grassington within walking distance.

A great base to explore the dales


5.0 stars

Site Details: Wharfedale Caravan Club Site, Long Ashes, Threshfield, Skipton. BD23 5PN
Telephone: 01756 753340
Email: via Caravan Club Website
Open:- 27th March to 4th January 2010
Pitches 118 Pitches 96 hardstanding
Reviewed: Janet C of Lancashire

Set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, this popular, peaceful site is situated within walking distance of the picturesque village of Grassington. The site has excellent facilities: the toilet block being up to the usual high standards of the Caravan Club. A local newsagent visits the site daily. For the children, there is a fenced playground onsite, although if you want to benefit from the peaceful surroundings, I would suggest not pitching adjacent to it.

There are lots of walks to be done in the surrounding area, which can, if required, take in visits to pubs on ‘The Inn Way’.

There are lots of eateries in Grassington itself, as well as in nearby Linton, where the Fountaine Inn serves delicious, reasonably price food.

Short trips in the car take you to Stump cross Caverns and Kilnsey Park where you can see the Red Squirrels on the nature trail, fish for trout, the kids can go on the adventure playground, meet the animals and lots more.

Local bus services pass the entrance to the site, enabling you to visit, Kettlewell, Burnsall and Skipton without using the car.

We have visited this site many times before with family and we will definitely be visiting again.