Looking for campsites near Malham Cove? The 260 ft high amphitheatre shaped cliff formation called Malham Cove is one of Yorkshire’s most beautiful visitor attractions. Overlooking the quaint village of Malham and offering stunning views of the Yorkshire Dales, it’s a popular destination for both day excursions and short breaks. With miles of open countryside nearby to explore and North Yorkshire towns such as Skipton, Settle and Harrogate within easy driving distance, it’s also in a great position.
If Malham Cove is on your “To-do” list for this Summer and you fancy staying in the area, check out our list of campsites near Malham Cove that offer the perfect base for exploring this glorious corner of God’s Own Country.
5 Yorkshire Dales Campsites near Malham Cove …
Cove Rd, Malham, Skipton BD23 4DE
Riverside Campsite is the closest campsite to Malham Cove as it’s situated in a field beside it. A family run campsite on the grounds of a working farm, it’s family friendly and perfectly positioned for those whose main reason for visiting the Yorkshire Dales is to visit the beautiful landmark.
This site is just a 2-minute walk away from Malham village with its country pubs and cosy cafes. Town End Farm shop is just a couple of miles away and is packed with superb Yorkshire produce such as those essential camping breakfast provisions. On the site itself, you’ll find standard facilities like toilets and showers. Bookings must be made by calling 01729 830287.
Conistone Ln, Kettlewell, Skipton BD23 5RE
Seated on the edge of Kettlewell village and offering spectacular views across the Upper Wharfedale valley, Kettlewell Camping is a family run campsite in a wonderful location. Perfectly rural with just the pretty village of Kettlewell within walking distance, it’s perfect for those who really want to escape from the hustle and bustle of town and city life.
In the village, there’s a convenience store, three pubs, a bistro, an ice cream parlour and a children’s play area.
On the campsite itself, there’s a new facilities building with underfloor heating in the showers, a pot washing room, a family / disabled room and a communal fridge freezer. Prices for camping are £10 per night for adults, £4 for children, £5 for cars and £5 for electric hook-up. Dogs are allowed so long as they are kept on a lead and owners tidy up after them.
Kettlewell, Skipton BD23 5HX
Wharfe Camp is a quiet, adults-only campsite on the edge of Kettlewell. Again, this site boasts stunning scenery and with it only accepting bookings from solo travellers or couples, it’s the perfect option for those who really value the tranquillity of the countryside.
On the site there are showers, toilets, washing up facilities and electric hookups and the village of Kettlewell is just a short and scenic stroll away. This is an intimate site with just 5 pitches available; priced at £25 per night.
Wharfe Camp also boasts a number of glamping pods. Available for a minimum of two nights, they are priced from £75. Each pod has a heater, double bed, linen and towels, toaster, fridge, tea and coffee making facilities and a double hob. Each pod also has its own decking area with a table and chairs plus a parking space alongside.
Tarn House Holiday Park
Stirton, Skipton BD23 3LQ
Less than half an hour’s drive away from Malham Cove and just a stone’s throw from the picturesque market town of Skipton lies Tarn House Holiday Park. The holiday park is situated on the grounds of Tarn House Inn which is now home to the park’s reception, licensed bar and dining area. The 4* Gold park boasts excellent facilities and has a really nice community feel to it.
There are caravans, lodges and log cabins available at Tarn House Holiday Park in addition to serviced pitches for touring caravans and motorhomes. Their ‘Touring Super Pitches’ offer electric hook up, water, drainage and a TV connection port. On the site, you’ll find toilets and showers, washing facilities, a launderette, Wi-Fi hotspot, a children’s play area and a licensed bar and restaurant. They also offer regular entertainment and during peak seasons, they also host Family Fun Days.
Cragg Hill Farm
Cragg Hill Farm, Settle BD24 0HW
Cragg Hill Farm is a Yorkshire Dales campsite in Horton in Ribblesdale. Just 1 mile from the local railway station and within reasonable proximity to both Malham Cove and the three peaks, it’s ideal for walkers and explorers. The market town of Settle is also just 7 miles away and there are a couple of pubs within walking distance.
On the site there are essential facilities like showers, toilets and washing up areas but overall it’s a very rustic site offering a true Yorkshire Dales experience. The spacious large field provides ample room for children to run around and the river to the rear of the site is perfect for little feet to paddle in.