Heathfield Caravan Park9.0
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This park set in a part of Yorkshire's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which has walks, history and views galore, and dales and moors for moody stomping about with windswept hair. No, not Heathcliff this time but Heathfield Caravan Park, located in an unspoilt wooded valley in Upper Nidderdale in the Yorkshire Dales, right on the Nidderdale Way for hiking, biking or cantering along on horseback.
Heathfield Caravan Park is family owned and managed, and offers pitches with or without electric hook-up, and our showers, toilets and other facilities are kept spotlessly clean. There’s a shop on site too for stocking up on essentials.
Pateley Bridge is where the Nidderdale Way starts and ends: there are walking, cycling and horse riding trails along its 53 mile stretch, or you could lead a llama through the dales by hooking up with local company Nidderdale Llamas. The town is the only one in this dale and has England’s oldest sweet shop and the Nidderdale Museum in the old workhouse.
As it’s Yorkshire, there are historical highlights aplenty: Ripley Castle and its 'Capability Brown'-landscaped gardens, the twelfth century Augustinian Bolton Abbey with nature trails in Strid Wood with the hunting lodge of Barden Tower, and the dungeon depths of medieval Skipton Castle, to name just a few. The stately homes of Newby Hall and Harewood House both have extensive gardens to wander as well as the usual ornate interiors. A must is Yorkshire’s first World Heritage Site, Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, one of the biggest abbey ruins in England and with 500 deer in the medieval deer park.
Yorkshire’s also not short of gorges, caves and geological features to get your rocks off at: the balancing act of the National Trust-managed Brimham Rocks is where the Bee Gees shot the video for You Win Again.
There’s also the 80ft-deep How Stean Gorge with its roaring waterfalls and Tom Taylor’s Cave; the gorge itself can be explored via the network of footbridges and paths. Malham Cove and Tarn takes in a huge limestone cliff, the Gordale Scar gorge and the Malham Tarn nature reserve – there are several other nature reserves around too, such as Gouthwaite Reservoir and Roundhill Reservoir.
For a well-deserved rest and pick-me-up, head to Harrogate to sup some spa waters and mash a tea at Betty’s Tea Rooms; Leeds and York are also both within driving distance for shopping, seeing the sights and taking in a show.
- Fountains Abbey (8.4 miles)
- RHS Garden Harlow Carr (11.5 miles)
- Jervaulx Abbey (12.1 miles)
- Brimham Rocks (4.0 miles)
- Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden (8.4 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
- Pateley Bridge and Guise Cliff (1.0 miles)
- Pateley Bridge and Smelthouses (1.0 miles)
- Stump Cross - Grimwith Reservoir - Troller's Gill - Stump Cross (3.9 miles)
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If you enjoy socialising in an evening this place IS NOT FOR YOU!! 31 Aug 2014
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brilliant site 10 Aug 2014
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Electrical hook-up points for tourers
Water hook-up points for tourersMax. motorhome length: 7.0 metres
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Mountain biking nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Small (11-25 pitches)
Ordnance Survey maps (GB and Northern Ireland only) are available at lower levels via the drop-down menu.
- Coach stations
Ripon Bus Station — 11.0mi
Harrogate Bus Station — 12.1mi
Skipton Bus Station — 13.3mi
- Train stations
Ben Rhydding Rail Station — 11.6mi
Ilkley Rail Station — 11.8mi
Harrogate Rail Station — 12.1mi
- Ferry ports
- Transporter Bridge South Side — 40.6mi
Leeds Bradford International Airport — 16.3mi
In Pateley Bridge, turn off on to Low Wath Road at the petrol pumps. Follow the road for about a mile and you will travel past the Bridge Inn. Go over the bridge and take the first left. When the road forks off, take the left and follow the lane until you reach Heathfield Caravan Park.
The caravan park is also sign posted off Low Wath Road.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||2 p.m. –||8 p.m.|
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
Payment of balance
Payment on arrival.
Payment methods accepted on the parkCash
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
Check availability at Heathfield Caravan Park…
Electric grass touring pitch
Max. persons: 4x
Dimensions: Max 4.0m x 7.0m (13.1ft x 23.0ft)
Ground type: Mixed
Sorry, no pup tents allowed.
One car maximum per pitch.