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Akebar Park

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General

  • Golfers' site with 18-hole and nine-hole courses
  • Traditional Yorkshire pub on site serving food, local ales and wine
  • Owned and run by the same family for over 35 years

Golf fans, Akebar Park near Leyburn in North Yorkshire will suit you down to a tee. For not only is there a challenging 18-hole golf course on site (with fetching views of Jubilee Beacon at its highest point), a par-three nine-hole course also sits here for those a bit more junior/beginner/just not up to par.

History fans, Akebar Park will suit you down to a tee too, as it's a mere few miles from some of North Yorkshire's history highlights – Richmond Castle and Revaulx and Jervaulx Abbeys are all within an easy drive – and the park is between the historic houses, museums and ancient landscapes of the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales national parks.

Also sorted are nature fans – Akebar's in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; kids – there's a new children's play park on site; and dogs – a three-acre canine exercise area awaits.

Akebar Park has been run by the same family for over 35 years and has just been taken over in ownership and management by the family's latest generation, who have big plans for the site; there's already been an extensive renovation of the main shower and washroom facilities.

Also on site is the lovely looking stone-built Friar's Head pub and restaurant serving bar lunches and evening meals – beer garden, blazing log fire and Yorkshire ale fans, this will suit you down to a tee too.

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award

Please note

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

When making your booking you must let the campsite know your unit type and the size as well as vehicle registration number as they cannot process the booking without this information.


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9.3

Overall rating based on 149 reviews

 

94% would recommend this site to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

 
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loved it 27/07/2017

paul_a331485 Confirmed

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  • Liked: 

    excellent well kept site , clean toilet block and good park for the kids ,lovely place even stayed an extra night .

    Disliked: 

    shop isnt great , very limited . Have a 5 mile drive either way to shops

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Excellent in all respects. 27/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Tony G. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Excellent site. Clean well organised and great pub with delicious food. Can't fault it.

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very good facilities just too big for us 26/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom maxine l. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    We'll kept site & staff constantly cleaning the toilet block

    Disliked: 

    Was very busy & families letting there children run wild they where constantly running through tents & running in the shower blocks. I much prefer quieter & smaller sites

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Great site in lovely setting with clean facilities 26/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Stephen W. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great site in lovely setting
    Level pitches
    Good road access
    Abundant power hook ups
    Very clean shower block
    Brilliant pub / restaurant

    Disliked: 

    Lack of 24 hour access freezer for cold blocks
    Poor guidance on where to pitch tent (almost invisible markers pointed out by warden AFTER tent erected)

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Excellent we will be returning very soon 26/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom cirus007 Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The pitches were the biggest pitches we have ever stayed on .
    The facilities were immaculate.
    The staff went way beyond being helpful.
    The atmosphere on the park was very friendly and happy
    The security was spot on .

    Disliked: 

    None

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Excellent site beautiful , good staff, level pitches. 20/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Alison H. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Excellent site, can't wait to go back

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Site in general very tidy. Showers and toilets very clean! ... 19/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Nicole T. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Site in general very tidy. Showers and toilets very clean! Meal at the pub was fantastic!

    Disliked: 

    A little busy for our tastes, some noisey neighbours and unfortunately we saw some rodents in the stream on our last night which I know is totally natural and normal but I'm personally quite scared of them so it did affect the quality of my stay on the last night.

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Overall nice site, could of improved on better located facilities. 18/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sarah Y. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Nice location and well kept pitches.

    Disliked: 

    Good facilities however when site full to maximum capacity could of done with more.
    Paid extra for WiFi, signal poor and was continuously thrown off. Not worth the money.
    Water taps could of been made more on hand as had to walk considerable distance.

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Very nice lay out and the facilities were very clean ... 17/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom alan_j480336 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
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    Very nice lay out and the facilities were very clean and modern

    Disliked: 

    Dogs

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The staff saved the day and location otherwise it would have been 1* 12/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Joanne B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Brilliant staff who found us the perfect pitch. The playground was lovely but taken over by older children, who had little regard for the younger ones.
    Excellent location for exploring the dales

    Disliked: 

    If we had been on the main pitches we would have come home. Lots of very large groups and people on top of each other. Noise level until early hours of the morning was inconsiderate by some.

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

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Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

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Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Gastronomic delight

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Very large (over 200 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent pitches

Location

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  • Wensleydale Leyburn, North Yorkshire, England, DL8 5LY
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.3098°N 1.7079°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Catterick Coach Stop — 5.6 miles
Scotch Corner Services A1: Coach Stop — 9.4 miles
Ripon Bus Station — 14.1 miles
Train stations
Northallerton Rail Station — 10.9 miles
Thirsk Rail Station — 14.7 miles
Darlington Rail Station — 15.9 miles
Ferry ports
Transporter Bridge South Side — 27.0 miles
Transporter Bridge North Side — 27.2 miles
Airports
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 17.8 miles

Directions


Leave the A1 at the Leeming Bar junction, head straight through Bedale past the church and stay on the A684 for 6 miles. You will see us on the left-hand side.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Explore abbeys, halls and castles, pick up local produce at farmers' markets, or take off into the countryside for days of hiking, biking and fishing: all are handy from Akebar Park.

Head to Helmsley and East Witton near Ripon for Revaulx and Jervaulx abbeys, both founded in the twelfth century by Cisterian monks and both among the wealthiest abbeys in the land until being dissolved by egotistical Henry 8.

Jervaulx Abbey was also the place where Wensleydale cheese originated way back in 1150; see how it's made and have a hefty sample at the Wensleydale Creamery and Visitor Centre near Hawes, then double back on your creamy trail to the Brymor ice-cream dairy near Jervaulx Abbey.

At Leyburn town, find more cheese and heaps of other tasty things at the farmers' market on the fourth Saturday of every month, and heaps of tasteful bits and pieces at its weekly Friday market, antiques centre and art and jewellery galleries. Leyburn's fitness and squash centre allows guests and also has a pool.

On the outskirts of town, permit the kids a day out among the chambers, tunnels and many hidden surprises at fabulously odd The Forbidden Corner in Tupgill Park.

Must see

  • Jervaulx Abbey (3.2 miles)
  • Richmond Castle (6.5 miles)
  • Easby Abbey (EH) (6.9 miles)

National Trust

  • Braithwaite Hall (5.1 miles)
  • Moulton Hall (8.3 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  Anytime –  Anytime
Depart:  Anytime

Akebar Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 3 days of arrival date.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Akebar Park will debit the balance from your card 8 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 8 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 10.30pm and 8am.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Additional terms

When making your booking you must let the campsite know your unit type and the size as well as vehicle registration number as they cannot process the booking without this information.

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