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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 175 reviews

 

93% would recommend this site to a friend.

92% would stay here again.

 

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Reslly good site, staff friendly and large pitch sizes 21/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom ashleigh_l0 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Clean site, quiet. Felt safe as regular patrols of staff. Park clean for the kids. Shop basic. Didnt try the pub, seemed formal for camping.

    Disliked: 

    Toilets and showers not as clean as would have liked. Requested 2 pitches together and wasnt informed its 1st come 1st served!

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Amazing site, would go again! 21/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Amy S. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Beautiful area with a really social atmosphere, close to lots of small picturesque villages. Toilets/showers were clean and well maintained. Would definitely recommend going to the restaurant on site - the food was to die for!

    Disliked: 

    Not a major issue in the slightest but for any keen walkers the campsite isn't the most well connected for routes so would recommend driving to the National Park and going from there.

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Nice park just need to clean a bit more 20/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Alison H. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Nice park just need to clean a bit more

    Disliked: 

    Shady pitches muddy too many kids

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Excellent site, helpful staff and immaculate facilities. 20/08/2017

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

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The cleanliness of the place was next to none.
    The facilities were brilliant and fantastically maintained.
    Setting was beautiful and the staff were not your typical miserable camp site owners, they were happy and willing to help. Especially the site Warden himself.
    The free wifi due to no signal was a very nice touch, never came across this standard of complimentary wifi before.

    Disliked: 

    When you get to the reception you are briefed about rules, one for me that stuck out was minimal noise after 2230. We had a busy day prior so tried to get our heads down but groups outside us were still drinking and shouting gone 2345. It's a family site, I get it 100% but if your going to brief all the rules, the site should adhere too them.

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This could be an excellent site, unfortunately l will not be returning 20/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Andrea W. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Ideal location to visit various places of interest.
    Great children's play area with extra field area to play football or ball games
    Toilets/showers cleaned regularly which was brilliant - unfortunately when people used these facilities they couldn't be bothered to clean up after themselves leaving showers covered in mud for the next person to clean before they could use them.

    Disliked: 

    On arrival not being allocated a pitch just told this is ' Poplars pitching area' choose where you would like to go (this may appeal to some people) but having never been to this site and pulling a 6 berth caravan down very Narrow tree lined tracks to find your pitch isn't ideal.
    No signs on play area asking for child supervision, l saw at least 4 children fall off the high climbing apparatus and really hurt themselves - Parents just left their children to play in the play area's unsupervised which ended up with lots of children being bullied, and loads of very foul language being said and every other word being a swear word!!!!!! Not impressed considering l have a 3 and 7 year old!!!!!!

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First visit, but will not be our last!, First Class ... 20/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Spencer B. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    First visit, but will not be our last!, First Class site with first class facilities, Staff were excellent, Would certainly recommend.

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10/10 site. All-around great site. 19/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Denva R. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    From start to finish was the most enjoyable camping stay to date.Amenities spotless all the staff very friendly and always willing to help.The Friar restaurant (onsite) lovely atmosphere,friendly staff , top rate food and all at a decent price tag. Will definitely encourage friends to stay here and return soon ourselves.keep up the gd work Akebar 😊x

    Disliked: 

    Phone reception/wifi bad , but not such a big deal.

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Such a lovely park. Pitch very spacious. Shower block very ... 18/08/2017

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

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Such a lovely park. Pitch very spacious. Shower block very clean. The staff were very friendly an helpful. I toke my two godsons, and they both loved. I would highly recommend this lovely camp sight with its beautiful surroundings. Thank you for a lovely stay. 😄😄

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    Nothing to dislike. I honestly can not think of anything

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Location of site Very friendly staff! 17/08/2017

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

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Location of site
    Very friendly staff!

    Disliked: 

    Toilet block could have been cleaner and I know it sounds slightly weird but as you shower, the end shower particularly the next doors dirty shower water runs all over your feet!!!😩Didn't fall away to the grate in own shower and the grate was full of black hair and gunge!!!😬Would have given 5 ⭐️ if not !!!

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Great site, with plenty of room and excellent facilities. Amazing ... 17/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Adam F. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Great site, with plenty of room and excellent facilities. Amazing play area for kids and handy little on-site shop. Friars Head pub/restaurant is also great!

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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

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

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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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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