10 of The Best Yorkshire Dales Campsites

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Thinking of booking a break at one of the best Yorkshire Dales campsites? As Yorkshire folk, we’re incredibly lucky that we don’t have to travel too far if we fancy a quiet break away with the family. With pretty coastal towns, stunning national parks and diverse, beautiful landscapes all around us, it seems a shame sometimes to venture further afield to sunnier climates.

The Yorkshire Dales is one of the most picturesque parts of the UK and choosing to stay in this scenic part of the country with your loved ones can be a thoroughly relaxing and pleasant experience. With pretty villages, scenic walks, a shed load of welcoming country pubs, some truly fascinating historical landmarks and an abundance of interesting tourist attractions on offer, we believe it’s the ideal location for a family camping trip. Before you book any campsites, be sure to get the camping gear you need to stay warm and dry at theplanethikers.com

There are countless camping sites scattered across the Yorkshire Dales so it can be difficult to choose where to next pitch your tent or caravan. Well…we’ve done our research so you don’t have to! On our list of the best campsites in the Yorkshire Dales, you’ll find a superb selection of idyllic retreats that will bake the perfect base for your next adventure in the Dales.

Here, are some of our favourite Yorkshire Dales Campsites…

Kettlewell Camping

best campsites in the yorkshire dales

Conistone Ln, Kettlewell, Skipton BD23 5RE

Facilities: WC, Showers, Communal Fridge Freezer, Dishwashing sinks, Family / disabled room, Laundry Service nearby

This is a family-run campsite near the village of Kettlewell, offering stunning views across the Upper Wharfedale Valley. Kettlewell is just a short stroll away from the site and there you will find some great amenities.There are three fantastic pubs, a village store, an award-winning tearoom, a popular bistro, a children’s play park and a lovely little ice-cream parlour. It’s a great, friendly little campsite and was deservingly named Small Campsite of The Year 2018-2019 in the Caravan & Camping Awards.

Find out more HERE.

Wood Nook

wood nook caravan park

Skirethorns, Threshfield, Skipton BD23 5NU

Facilities: WC, Showers, Baby Changing, Drain and Refill, Laundry Room, Dishwashing sinks, Free WIFI, Children’s Play Area

A quiet and peaceful campsite set in six acres of woodland in the stunning Wharfedale area. With enviable views across the Dales and places such as Malham, Burnsall, Skipton and Bolton Abbey just a short distance away, Wood Nook campsite is the perfect campsite for those seeking a quiet retreat near some of Yorkshire’s most beautiful places. They have an on-site information hut for campers which provides everything you need to know about attractions and events in the area.

Find out more HERE.

Catgill Farm

catgill farm camping

Catgill Farm – Camping and Glamping, Bolton Abbey, Skipton BD23 6HA

Facilities: Hot Showers, Family / Disabled Rooms, Dishwashing Sinks, 3 communal fridge freezers, Kettle and Microwave, Hair Dryers

Set on the Duke of Devonshire’s Chatsworth Estate, Catgill Farm at Bolton Abbey offers spectacular views across the local area. Catgill Farm has been run by the same family for more than 60 years and offers stunning Timber Pods and Bell Tents in addition to their camping pitches. Bolton Abbey is one of the most beautiful locations in the Dales and provides children with the perfect opportunity to get closer to nature.

Find out more HERE.

Masons Campsite

campsites in the yorkshire dales

Ainhams House, Appletreewick, Skipton BD23 6DD

Facilities: WC, Showers, Laundry Facilities, Coffee Shop,

A pretty riverside campsite in the village of Appletreewick, Masons offers places to pitch your own portable accommodation as well as some superb glamping safari tents and yurts. Within walking or cycling distance of some real Yorkshire gems like Burnsall, Grassington and Bolton Abbey, this is a fantastic family-friendly site, perfect for those who wish to explore the Dales. They also have a coffee shop on-site serving hot drinks, sourdough baguettes and freshly baked pastries, so you don’t need to venture too far for a good breakfast.

Find out more HERE.

Silloth House

silloth house

Silloth House, Austwick, Lancaster LA2 8DH

Facilities: WC, Shower, Dishwashing Sinks

A family-run Yorkshire Dales campsite in a tranquil setting. Silloth House is located just 15 minutes’ walk away from the village of Austwick where you’ll find a pub, shop, playing field and a children’s playground. The popular Yorkshire town of Settle with its traditional pubs, independent shops and busy market is just a 10-minute drive away. Set back from the road and in a wonderful rural location, this Yorkshire Dales campsite is a great country retreat.

Find out more HERE.

Usha Gap

Usha Gap campsite

Usha Gap, Muker, B6270, Muker, Richmond DL11 6DW

Facilities: WC, Showers, Dishwashing Sinks, Fridge Freezer, Washing Machine. Baby Changing with Baby Bath, Seated Information Area, Board Games and Books.

Situated just outside the village of Muker in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, which is accessible via an off-road footpath, this campsite is surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in Yorkshire. The village of Muker is a rural delight with its cosy pub, village shop, tea room and mobile fish & chip van. Travel a little further ( 6 miles) and you will reach the popular market town of Hawes, home to the famous Wensleydale Cheese.

Find out more HERE.

Knight Stainforth Hall

Knight Stainforth Hall Campsite

Little Stainforth, Settle BD24 0DP

Facilities: WC, Showers, Licensed Cafe Bar, Shop with Off License, Games & TV Room, Children’s Play Area, Fishing.

Little Stainforth near Settle has been welcoming campers for more than 80 years. This particular campsite is one of the oldest in the area and is still run by the same family. Standing on the 45-acre estate of Knight Stainforth Hall and nestled on the banks of the Ribble, this site really is in an idyllic location. They have space here for 100 caravans, motorhomes and tents plus an excellent licensed cafe bar for guests, serving delicious home-cooked food. The facilities here are great so you really don’t have to head out of camp if you don’t want to! One of the best Yorkshire Dales campsites for families!

Find out more HERE.

Bainbridge Ings Country Park

Bainbridge Ings country park

Bainbridge Ings Country Park, Hawes DL8 3NU

Facilities: WC, Showers, Hair Dryers, Dishwashing Sinks, Washing Machine & Tumble Dryer, WIFI available

A quiet park in an elevated position overlooking Wensleydale and the historic market town of Hawes. In additon to their pitches, they also have holiday homes, country pods and a holiday cottage for those who prefer home comforts to sleeping under canvas. The site itself is friendly with a reception open 7 days a week. Great for couples and families with a love of walking. There’s no play area on the site but you will find a small children’s play park on the way into Hawes.

Find out more HERE.

Buckden Camping

Buckden camping

Heber Farm, Buckden, Skipton BD23 5AJ

Facilities: WC, Showers, Dishwashing Sinks, Fridge and Freezer.

Set in the heart of Upper Wharfedale on a working Yorkshire farm, Buckden Camping offers two locations around farmhouse hub facilities. The two acre site is just outside the village of Bucken where you will find a village store stocking all the essentials. Grassington is a just a little further down the road and this picturesque village has some great little shops, pubs and cafes. There’s are plenty of scenic walking routes near this campsite so it’s the perfect base for the active type!

Find out more HERE.

Thornton Hall Country Park

thornton hall country park camping

Thornton-in-Craven, Skipton BD23 3TS

Facilities: WC, Parent and Baby Room, Dishwashing Sinks, Waste Disposal Points

Thornton Hall Country Park is situated just outside Skipton – The Gateway to The Dales. On this spacious site for caravans and mobile homes, you will find a friendly cafe serving quality teas and coffees as well as hot and cold foods. As regards to things to do, this site is excellent for families. Thornton Hall Country Park is also an award-winning visitor attraction offering animal encounters, quad biking, 4×4 experiences and excellent play equipment. Plenty to see and do for the littles ones!

Find out more HERE.

As with all our articles of this nature, we will be adding to this list over time. If you would like to make a recommendation or wish to find out more about our advertising opportunities, please email Alexis@theyorkshirepress.co.uk

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