Littledale Croft, nestled between the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is a Certificated Location. A Certificated Location – or CL – is a small, five-van campsite, reserved exclusively for Caravan Club members, welcoming both caravans and motorhomes.
Most CLs have limited facilities and are wonderful opportunities to enjoy a spot of back to basics camping. However, Littledale Croft has electric hook-ups, chemical toilet disposal, rubbish disposal and a fresh water point. Dogs are not permitted.
This half-acre 'garden' site is laid down to grass and is kept well mown, with a gravel access track. Entirely surrounded by traditional Yorkshire stone walling and mature trees, it is sheltered, yet takes full advantage of the surrounding views across open farmland, the village of Hellifield and Lancashire's Forest of Bowland beyond.
Guests will be pleased to learn that access to Littledale Croft is convenient and easy off the A65, making your motorhome and caravan holidays more easy, with a quiet approach road that continues onto the picturesque villages of Otterburn, Airton and Malham. Consequently, the CL is also suitable for those who wish to take advantage of the local footpaths to reach Malham on foot.
This CL is on the outskirts of the village of Hellifield, where you'll find a post office, a local shop and the Black Horse Hotel, which is a large and rambling, family friendly village pub with outdoor and indoor seating areas, serving real ale from local breweries and food – there's also Wi-Fi here. In addition, just a 15-minute walk from Littledale Croft is Hellifield station from where you can take the train to Carlisle, Leeds or elsewhere, for those days when you want a break from driving.
A 20-minute drive from Littledale Croft is Skipton, a market town often considered the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales. Visit Skipton Castle, enjoy the Craven Museum and Gallery or go to Hesketh Farm Park. Keighley is about a half hour drive away, while Blackburn is a 45-minute drive away and Preston is about an hour from this CL by car.
Rather closer, and found right in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, is Hawes. Just under an hour's drive from Littledale Croft, this small market town sits on the A684 and is the highest market town in England, as well as being home to the tasty Wensleydale cheese, making a trip to the Wensleydale Creamery one of the area's top attractions. Visit Hawes and you can also go to Gayle Mill, a water-powered cotton spinning mill that dates back to the 18th century. Or for something rather different, Hawes also hosts the annual Brass Band Festival.
However, for many, you take your motorhome and caravan holidays in the Yorkshire Dales to delight in the Dales themselves. Right across this national park there are breathtaking vistas to drink in, creating memories to last a lifetime. From hill walking, cycling, horse riding, mountain biking and climbing to fell running, caving, canoeing, windsurfing and sailing, there are many different ways to see this gorgeous part of the country.
Craven Museum and Gallery
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