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General

  • Seventeenth century inn on site
  • Easily reachable from the A1
  • Walks starting directly from the site: route copies available

Here’s a site you’ll be happy to swan around: it’s in a hidden spot in the Yorkshire Dales and there’s a seventeenth century inn on site dishing up home-cooked food among views of the moors and the Vale of York. Hurrah, hooray and pass the Black Sheep bitter.

No eating like a bird either: the Black Swan food is properly portioned with plenty to pick from, and there are several veggie options as well as themed evenings such as steak nights (occasionally with non-local samplings like springbok or ostrich).

The bar meals are served at lunchtime, with a bistro in the evenings and a roast lunch on Sundays with locally sourced meat and home made desserts, all with local and guest ales to wash it down.

Getting swanwards is also simple: the pub is easily reached from the A1 and is in the old village of Fearby two miles from the market town of Masham. Once there, there are two walks starting directly from the site; ask staff for copies of the routes.

Black Swan guests have access to a shower and toliet block; wifi is available on site.

Please note

Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Group bookings of 8 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).


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7.2

Overall rating based on 52 reviews

 

63% would recommend this site to a friend.

62% would stay here again.

 
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Friendly staff. 20/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Brian G. Confirmed

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

    Easily located and the staff were friendly.

    Disliked: 

    Bar prices were higher than average and not much choice on the menu to choose from, the camp site was noisey from other campers, with 1 long stay resident having 2 dogs caged for most of the day and night and constantly howling from 4.30am until the early evening hours, the toilet block is in need of a major make over and the local taxi company ripped us off with a £12 fare for a 2 mile journey.

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the scenery was ok 12/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Geoff C. Confirmed

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

    the scenery was ok

    Disliked: 

    site was on a slop and the shower block was ok the black swan was a bite pricey

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Lovely site with good facilities and a great pub. 09/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom sharon_b522767 Confirmed

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

    We stayed as a group with a tourer, a camper and a tent. We were all pitched together as a group in a good sized space. A lovely friendly site with good facilities and a great pub on site. We left our tourer pitched for parents to stay for 5 days and they thoroughly enjoyed their stay too. Will definitely return and recommend to others.

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Excellent site, ideally situated for Dales exploration, great staff 31/05/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom mike_s201279 Confirmed

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

    Stunning location, with extensive views. Excellent hostelry on-site with friendly. efficient staff eager to cater to your needs.

    Disliked: 

    3 mile hike into Masham, bring bikes or secondary transport - fortunately our son turned up with his car to save my legs!

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Nice small quiet site. Nice location plenty of walks near ... 31/05/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom paul_y322764 Confirmed

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

    Nice small quiet site. Nice location plenty of walks near by.

    Disliked: 

    Toilet,shower block in need of upgrading,and more showers needed.
    Slightly high prices for drinks in pub.
    High cost for a pitch, with the lack of amenities there.

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Fab stay 27/05/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom janice_b146655 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Clean toilet and shower facilities
    Excellent food in the pub restaurant

    Disliked: 

    No local shop

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It was the perfect site for a last minute weekend ... 19/05/2017

sarah_b104002 Confirmed

  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    It was the perfect site for a last minute weekend getaway with a couple of friends. The pub on site is lovely and the food was amazing! Lovely walks nearby. Looking forward to staying again sometime.

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Good site friendly staff great location 17/05/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom susan_g294060 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Location and the pub

    Disliked: 

    Shower facilities were cramped no bin by washing up area electric voltage variable

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Loved this site. Easy to get to. Nice and quiet ... 07/05/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom david_d253892 Confirmed

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

    Loved this site. Easy to get to. Nice and quiet with fabulous views. Excellent pub and restaurant

    Disliked: 

    Cold shower block no heating

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Lovely site,friendly staff, excellent food in pub 04/05/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom jules7777 Confirmed

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

    Campsite clean and tidy, lovely views,hot showers, pub on site, food really lovely,lovely village with supermarket close by

    Disliked: 

    could do with a few more showers

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

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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

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

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Fully serviced pitches

Hard standings

Seasonal pitches

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Gastronomic delight

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Pub campsite

Location

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  • Fearby Masham, North Yorkshire, England, HG4 4NF
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.2232°N 1.7080°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Ripon Bus Station — 9.6 miles
Catterick Coach Stop — 11.1 miles
Thirsk: Market Place Clock Coach Stop — 14.8 miles
Train stations
Northallerton Rail Station — 13.2 miles
Thirsk Rail Station — 13.6 miles
Harrogate Rail Station — 17.3 miles
Ferry ports
Transporter Bridge South Side — 31.5 miles
Airports
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 22.8 miles
Leeds Bradford International Airport — 24.6 miles

Directions


The site is easily accessed from north or south using the A1.

Travelling south use the Leeming Bar turnoff on the A1, go through Bedale to Masham and pick up the brown tourism signs for the Black Swan Inn.

Travelling north on the A1 exit at Junction 50 and follow the signs for Masham.

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

Those Black Swan walks first: the pub team has put together details of two local walks direct from your pitch, including a five-mile trek to the nineteenth century folly The Druid’s Temple, built by a local squire as a mini Stonehenge.

There are walks for all levels in this part of the Yorkshire Dales: if you’re feeling fit, you can stride off into the moorland; if not, ask about the easy riverside strolls nearby. Most Ordnance Survey paths around here are accessible but some aren't well-used, so hone your navigational skills before setting off.

Masham is easily reached by foot and has Georgian architecture, two breweries and one of the biggest markets in the area (on Wednesdays and Saturdays); bike hire is available here too.

The Black Swan can be used as a base for beetling around the Yorkshire moors whatever your activity level after a few Yorkshire ales the night before: high ropes adventure courses are at nearby Aerial Extreme, clay pigeon shooting within a mile and off-road 4X4 driving/quad biking nearby for the energetic.

The 18-mile route of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway or exploring the many nearby market towns are topping options for the more moderately minded.

Two ancient abbeys, Jervaulx and Fountains, are within a quick drive and there are many museums scattered about North Yorkshire covering all eras. Eden Camp, where you can be hit with the sights, sounds and smells of World War II, is at Malton, with more war history at the Yorkshire Air Museum in York.

You may of course have no say in deciding your activity levels/options if the kids are with you; if so, you’ll probably end up at Lightwater Valley eight miles away, home of the country’s first Angry Birds activity park and with a farm park and falconry. And even culture resistant kids should like the Beamish living museum in Co Durham with its regular events and costumed guides.

Further afield, York and Whitby are both about an hour’s drive away, and the seaside resorts of Scarborough, Bridlington and Filey are also reachable for day trips.

Must see

  • Jervaulx Abbey (3.3 miles)
  • Fountains Abbey (8.9 miles)
  • Richmond Castle (12.4 miles)

National Trust

  • Braithwaite Hall (5.1 miles)
  • Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden (8.9 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:  10:30 a.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.

Black Swan Holiday Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 15 days of arrival date.

Group bookings of 3 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

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. Black Swan Holiday Park will debit the balance from your card 15 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 15 days 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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Terms and conditions

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

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

General
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
Group bookings of 3 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
Group bookings of 8 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Additional terms

Guests are asked to be aware that our site is surrounded by working farmland containing either livestock or crops. Guests are asked to respect this and stick to official pathways, adequately supervise children and keep all gates closed.

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