Heber Farm is a great choice for keen walkers and fans of quiet back-to-basics campsites. Located in Buckden, near Kettlewell, in Upper Wharfedale, it is one of the Camping & Caravanning Club's privately owned and run Certificated Sites (CS). Touring caravans, trailer tents, tents and motorhomes are welcome to stay at this well sheltered campsite and pets are welcome. There is a designated dog walking area here.
You will be pitching on grass, not hardstandings, without any electric hook ups, and ideally it's best to use your own toilet facilities and the chemical toilet disposal point provided. Heber Farm does provide one shower and one toilet, but you'll have to cross the road to get to it and it's a five-minute walk away. There are public toilets next to the campsite as well, so tent campers will be fine here. Motorhome owners, please take levelling blocks if you have them, because some parts of the camping area are slightly sloping.
The price reflects the lack of amenities, making this a lovely cheap family holiday, because the fee for one unit with two adults and two children is £9-£11 approximately (2014). You do need to belong to the Camping & Caravanning Club to stay at the Club's CS locations and you can join on the site.
There are fantastic views from Heber Farm of the surrounding countryside, a landscape of limestone rock, with sheep grazing between drystone walls. This is one of the quietest and most beautiful parts of the Yorkshire Dales.
If you enjoy walking holidays, cycling and sightseeing in Upper Wharfedale and the Yorkshire Dales, you'll enjoy this location. From the campsite you can walk or drive to a pub at Hubberholme. The prettiest typical Yorkshire Dales villages happen to be Buckden and Starbottom, right on your doorstep.
During your stay at Heber Farm CS, visit Kettlewell, a former lead mining town, which lies beneath Great Whernside. This quiet little town offers old fashioned tea rooms, several pubs, a packhorse bridge and a walking equipment shop.
Near Kettlewell is Kilnsey. If you like climbing, go to see Kilnsey Crag, which offers a challenge for advanced rock climbers who want to scale the overhanging rock. While you are here, visit the hamlet of Kilnsey, to enjoy a good pub, a craft centre, Kilnsey Trout Farm, children's farm trail, play area and café. If you like horse riding during your camping holidays, pop into Kilnsey Riding Stables.
The River Wharfe and the B6160 road run along the scenic valley through Wharfedale. This is a harsh but spectacular landscape and was farmed by Norsemen in the 10th century. Medieval monks lived here too and if you like magnificent architecture be sure to visit Fountains Abbey and take a picnic beside the river at Bolton Priory.
This is just a taste of the landscape you'll be able to enjoy when you stay at Heber Farm. These CS locations will never get overcrowded because the Club's site licence generally permits just five caravans or motorhomes as well as up to 10 tents to stay overnight at any time. The scheme is perfect for farms like Heber, which is located within a National Park, because such a small campsite will never spoil the natural beauty of the surroundings.
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