Black Swan Holiday Park7.2
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- 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.
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.
- Jervaulx Abbey (3.3 miles)
- Fountains Abbey (8.9 miles)
- Richmond Castle (12.4 miles)
- Braithwaite Hall (5.2 miles)
- Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden (8.9 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Not a bad little sit but not the best 30 Aug 2016
paul_t927582 (Mature couple, 0 reviews) Confirmed
ok site with lovely views - 29 Aug 2016
claire_r270566 (Mature couple, 0 reviews)
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
Drainage hook-up points for tourers
Fully serviced pitches
Water hook-up points for tourers
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Horse riding 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)
Ordnance Survey maps (GB and Northern Ireland only) are available at lower levels via the drop-down menu.
- Coach stations
Ripon Bus Station — 9.6 miles
9.6 miles Catterick Coach Stop — 11.1 miles
11.1 miles Thirsk: Market Place Clock Coach Stop — 14.8 miles
- Train stations
Northallerton Rail Station — 13.2 miles
13.2 miles Thirsk Rail Station — 13.6 miles
13.6 miles Harrogate Rail Station — 17.3 miles
- Ferry ports
Transporter Bridge South Side — 31.5 miles
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 22.7 miles
22.7 miles Leeds Bradford International Airport — 24.6 miles
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 use the Ripon turn off from the A1 and head for Masham past Lightwater Valley.
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