Street Head Caravan Park8.3
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Now these are views… head here with the camera for scenes right up any camper’s and caravanner’s street: Street Head Caravan Park in the Yorkshire Dales National Park is in an area famous for its scenery and unspoilt countryside, surrounded by grazing countryside with Dale views across to the fells beyond.
Roll up in your tourer or motorhome or pitch your tent here to take in the local walks and wildlife – you can walk up and down the dales and over moorland from the campsite – or use Street Head as a base for exploring the wider Yorkshire Dales, the north-east and north-west coasts and the loveliness of the Lake District. Pitches come with a choice of electric hook-up and the park has a coin launderette, 20p coin showers, toilets and a separate washing-up area with free hot water.
Street Head Caravan Park is in the valley of Bishopdale and has five pubs and restaurants within a few miles. The nearest, the seventeenth century Street Head Inn, is very handily placed next door to the park offices for meals and sampling the local brews. The village of Thoralby is half a mile’s amble away and has a general store, Post Office and traditional pub; a shop and a butcher are at West Burton about a mile and a half away.
There are plenty of places within walking distance of Street Head Caravan Park: West Burton has been described as one of the loveliest villages in England and has a well-kept village green leading to the natural waterfall of West Burton Cauldron. This flows downstream into the River Ure to reach the famous Aysgarth Falls, a favourite haunt of writer Wordsworth and painters Turner and Ruskin; the National Parks Information Centre here has guides to local walks, guided walks and activities like climbing and caving (we also recommend picnics). The area around Street Head Caravan Park has miles of signposted footpaths for dale, moor and village-to-village strolls.
Wander Wordsworth-like around Wensleydale for more well-known local attractions and dales villages: the area’s main town, Hawes, has a weekly market and a Mosaic Trail starting from the Holme bus shelter, but is probably best known for the Wensleydale Cheese Factory, favourites of that tasteful pair Wallace and Gromit. The factory has a visitor centre, museum and viewing gallery to see cheese-making in action and there’s a shop to pick up your own produce after a thoughtful taste of all that’s on offer. The Dales Countryside Museum is in Hawes’ old railway buildings and has free entry for children with regular events and educational activities.
Also for kids, the cathedral city of Ripon at the edge of Wensleydale about 40 minutes’ drive from Street Head comes with the Lightwater Valley theme park with a farm, a falconry centre and the UK’s first Angry Birds Activity Park. Newby Hall Adventure Garden, also at Ripon, has an interactive water area, playgrounds, pedalos and a miniature railway.
Closer to home there are a couple of play areas nearby at West Witton and Carperby, both set a safe distance from the road, or take the family to be bamboozled at the pyramid, passages and tunnels of Forbidden Corner at Coverdale, a former folly which we think is best described as ‘delightfully bonkers’.
The activities available in the Yorkshire Dales National Park are too many to list, but you can take mountain bike trails, fishing, horse riding and watersports for granted; for more sedate sightseeing, there are halls at Braithwaite and Constable Burton, castles at Skipton, Bolton and Middleham, and the Cistercian abbey and medieval deer park at Fountains Abbey near Ripon.
For day trips, you’re within easy reach of the Hardraw Falls and Middleham Castle 10-11 miles away and Richmond 15 miles away; the city of York is within 50 miles and for the North Yorkshire seaside, Scarborough within 60 miles.
|Welcoming 17th-c posting inn with emphasis on good varied food from sandwiches up, two big dining areas, small beamed and panelled bar with log fire, well kept Black Sheep Bitter, Theakstons Best and a beer brewed for the pub, good choice of wines by the glass; may be background music; children welcome, nice paved garden, lovely scenery and walks, handy for Aysgarth Falls, seven bedrooms, open all day||George & Dragon
|Stylish restaurant-with-rooms rather than pub, good fresh fish/seafood and local meat, nice wines, cosy informal upmarket food bar and extensive main formal restaurant, attentive helpful service; saucy seaside postcards in gents'; good bedrooms (back ones quietest), big breakfast||Wensleydale Heifer
|Village pub under friendly newish licensees, popular food, well kept Black Sheep, Wensleydale and a guest, comfortable carpeted bar, attractive dining room; disabled facilities, small garden, handy for Wensleydale Railway and Bolton Castle, good walks, three courtyard bedrooms||Bolton Arms
|Refurbished 19th-c hotel with well presented reasonably priced food in carpeted bar, dining room or conservatory, efficient staff, well kept John Smiths, Theakstons and Yorkshire Dales (brewed behind), good choice of wines by the glass, pool room; suntrap back garden, 12 comfortable bedrooms, open all day||White Rose
|18th-c coaching inn now under same ownership as the Charles Bathurst at Langthwaite; flagstoned high-ceilinged main bar with good log fire, traditional furnishings and décor, well kept Black Sheep, Theakstons, a beer for the pub from Yorkshire Dales and two guests, 13 wines by the glass, enjoyable food, friendly helpful staff, restaurant with inglenook, games room in former barrel-vaulted beer cellar; background music; children welcome, pleasant side courtyard, bedrooms run separately as part of Holiday Property Bond complex behind||Kings Arms
- Jervaulx Abbey (10.7 miles)
- Richmond Castle (14.1 miles)
- Easby Abbey (EH) (14.6 miles)
- Braithwaite Hall (7.8 miles)
- Malham Tarn Estate (13.5 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
West Burton to The Street Head Inn via Newbiggin
- Two Short Hill Walks From West Burton Falls (1.2 miles)
- West Burton - Templar Chapel - Aysgarth (1.2 miles)
- Two Short Hill Walks From West Burton Falls (1.2 miles)
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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
Tourer storage facilitiesMax. motorhome length: 7.0 metres
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Mountain biking nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Public transport nearby
Medium (26-50 pitches)
Jumbo tent pitches
Ordnance Survey maps (GB and Northern Ireland only) are available at lower levels via the drop-down menu.
- Coach stations
Catterick Coach Stop — 16.8mi
16.8mi Scotch Corner Services A1: Coach Stop — 18.2mi
18.2mi Barnard Castle: Galgate Coach Stop — 19.3mi
- Train stations
Garsdale Rail Station — 13.5mi
13.5mi Dent Rail Station — 14.6mi
14.6mi Horton-in-Ribblesdale Rail Station — 14.7mi
- Ferry ports
Bowness on Windermere Ferry Terminal — 37.7mi
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 28.4mi
If travelling from Leyburn, take the A684 towards Hawes. Approximately one mile after the village of Swinnithwaite, take the B6160 to the left signposted to Kettlewell (there is a Street Head Caravan Park signpost).
Stay on this road for two miles until you see the caravan park on your right. If you reach Street Head Inn (large white pub on side of road) turn around as you have just passed us; we are right next door.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||noon –||10 p.m.|
No refunds within 2 days of arrival date.
If cancelling your holiday more than two days before the start of your holiday, you will be refunded the balance payment less £20 to cover administration.
Changing to an alternative date may also be offered at the park's discretion.
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 of balance
The balance is due 2 weeks after booking, or if the arrival date is sooner then 2 weeks after booking the balance should be paid as soon as possible.
Please contact Street Head Caravan Park to arrange payment of balance using the telephone number in your confirmation.
Payment methods accepted on the parkBank transfer
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