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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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9.1

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92% would recommend this site to a friend.

91% would stay here again.

 

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As the site had been flooded the staff Had done s good job 16/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom SCHOOL S. Confirmed

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    The layout of the site

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    Kids playing in the toilets

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The location, amenities and the friendliness of the staff. 01/04/2018

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  • Electric grass pitch
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The staff were more than helpful. The facilities were excellent, ... 26/03/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Carol S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    The staff were more than helpful. The facilities were excellent, clean at all times. Moving around the site was easy. The Friars Arms was excellent, especially as you could walk home!! Just a shame it wasn't sunny!!! Will definitely come again.

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Nice site. 02/01/2018

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

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Pub was lovely. People friendly. Warden on site really helpful when we needed help in the snow. Imagine it's lovely site in the summer.

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    Poor lighting in some areas. Shop not very well stocked. Had to drive out for a few forgotten items.

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Nice site. Clean facilities. Friendly staff. Would definitely return. 02/01/2018

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  • Electric grass pitch
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    Peaceful secluded site. Ideal place to take your dogs. Lovely pub on site.

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    Nothing really. However did have a buffet breakfast from pub which was £11.50 per person which I didn't think was worth it as you didn't get any toast or orange juice and were only offered a small hot drink.

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It was brilliant, very friendly, clean and welcoming. Would definitely ... 02/01/2018

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    It was brilliant, very friendly, clean and welcoming. Would definitely go back

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Arrived in the rain in December,but nobodies fault.Reg very helpful ... 02/01/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Christine P. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Arrived in the rain in December,but nobodies fault.Reg very helpful waited until we had connection with electricity. The Friars Head was a lovely warm welcoming bar,nice kind helpful bar staff and waiting staff.Fran was an absolute star,very pleasant, helpful and professional
    We had our evening meal on New Years Eve in the restaurant, again brilliant waiting staff and Fran doing what she does best,making sure all was going good.The food was excellent worth £75.00 per head.

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    Again in the restaurant,families were welcome but one set of parents allowed their children to blow the horns you get as table decorations all the way through the meal,became extremely annoying. A lot of other people in the restaurant did mention this to the staff but unfortunately the staff were unable to do anything about it,clearly bad parenting,other did agree.

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Great site 02/01/2018

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

  • Electric grass pitch
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    stayed for 3 nights including new year eve. Arrived in snow staff helpful and friendly site beautifully clean shower blocks warm and clean
    Food at friars head fantastic

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    Grassy pitches get muddy in bad weather

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The on-site pub within walking distance. The staff - very ... 02/01/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lynne E. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    The on-site pub within walking distance.
    The staff - very friendly and helpful!

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Will not go back waste of money 04/12/2017

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  • Electric grass pitch
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    The pub was lovely

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    Hard standing mud bath with no drainage 20 a night in winter rip off

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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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Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

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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

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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)

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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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

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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