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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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9.2

Overall rating based on 135 reviews

 

93% would recommend this site to a friend.

91% would stay here again.

 

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Was a very peaceful site Perfect wash facilities good walks 20/05/2018

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

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The park for the kids the toilet facilities also was very peaceful

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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The site is one of the best I have visited , great pitch , good staff 15/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Davy J. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    The pitch was huge very flat , grass was short , the play park is superb for kids also they he added attraction of the pond with swans & Ducks , toilet block is immaculate, very helpful staff

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Really please with the site til we had a problem ..such a pity 14/05/2018

leannesimpkin

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    High standard of cleanliness through the camp
    Lovely looking pub but expensive
    Nice tidy pond and grass area

    Disliked: 

    we stayed two nights and when we repacked our stuff up we left the front screen cover for the caravan behind as my partner had folded it up and had put it under the van,when we got home we rang straight away to say what plot we stayed on but the girl was clearly not interested and just suggested 'popping' back,luckily we only live about 40 mins away,when we returned to the plot is wasnt there so we returned to the reception to just be told 'oh dear',we then asked her to contact the grounds keep to see if he had found it,she said she didnt know where they were but the vans were in the car park,we then poked about in the back of the traillers and found nothing,by this time were we really annoyed not that we had lost the cover but the total lack of help or concern from the staff,on the way back to the reception to tell them we couldnt find it we walked past as skip to find our caravan cover on top of the skip covered with leaves...total disregard of other peoples property espcially since it had only been two hours since we left the site....Not Good

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Excellent site, friendly staff, facilities and services always clean 14/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom gary_w338682 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Everything about the site

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Beautiful site, very helpful staff. 14/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Andrew M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Beautiful site, toilets and showers clean. Restaurant on site is amazing, drinks reasonably priced. Level pictures with plenty of space.

    Disliked: 

    Shop could have more stock only had few things.

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Excellent 03/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lisa R. Confirmed

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

    Situation, shower block, pub - arrived late and was shown to plot. site staff were great and friendly, lovely site altogether and will definitely return.

    Disliked: 

    What could have been better -

    Having a choice of where we could pitch. There were tens of available pitches as the touring area had only a handful of vans - we were allocated a plot near the shower block and had to listen to kids running in and out screaming and playing until late in the evening. Through experience, we would have chosen a plot further away - kids need to play and always seem to converge at the toilet block!!

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Excellent site 30/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom joanne_w289081 Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Had a lovely weekend, couldn't fault anything

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excellent warm and friendly site not to be missed 30/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom michael b. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    the site was clean and friendly I was surprised on how many times a day the shower block was cleaned 4 times a day the warden is never far away to help if needed the pitches are very spacious and all staff are very friendly the price is very reasonable for the site and cheaper than some places for more on site the play park is very tidy for the kids and has two dog walk areas if you are a keen golfer the golf course is on site the pub at the top of the site is very nice and although ala-carte menu very reasonably priced would highly recommend

    Disliked: 

    phone signal poor on site no signal on touring pitch EE phones not sure on other networks

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Well positioned beautiful site with clean facilities. 26/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Nikki H. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    A friendly welcome on arrival and easy check in. No complaints when we requested a pitch change. Beautiful location with good amenities. The onsite bar has a lovely atmosphere. We went mid - week so it was relaxed and quiet.

    Disliked: 

    If wanting to eat, the on site restaurant is a little expensive, ok for a treat.

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Brilliant site. We will definitely be returning 23/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Rob P. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    All the staff we dealt with were amazing. The pitch allocated was close to all amenities. A very well run site.

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Features

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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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Wifi

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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