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General

  • Well-maintained park in the Vale of York
  • Near James Herriot and Brontë country in Thirsk and Haworth
  • Private fishing lake, nature trails and heated amenities block

Set in the Vale of York near the market town of Thirsk (Darrowby in the James Herriot books), Otterington Park is a place to please all creatures great and small.

Grownups can angle for a spot to land several fishy types at the park’s private one-acre fishing lake, while tiddlers can caper along the nature walks laid on exclusively for Otterington Park fry of all sizes. Then try a tramp along the stream or breaking out the hard-boiled eggs in one of the picnic areas: the park covers 25 acres so even solitary types should be able to find a secluded spot to sink down in.

The site has a heated amenities block with ladies’ and gents’ toilets, shower rooms, a bathroom and disabled facilities. There’s also a parent and baby washroom, launderette and a play area for the tadpoles on site.

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award

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Depart: (2 nights)
Party: 2 adults

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9.2

Overall rating based on 84 reviews

 

94% would recommend this site to a friend.

92% would stay here again.

 

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A nice clean and quiet site. 25/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Brian G. Confirmed

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

    The staff were extremely friendly and helpful right from the moment we arrived on the site, the site itself was very clean and tidy and the walk through the woods with our dog was a delight for all of us. A short trip into Northallerton for essential supplies then back to the site for a relaxing quiet downtime. Water stand pipes are easily located around the site and grey water was emptied prior to departure. We will definately be back to this site next year.

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Excellent, clean site. Friendly site. Great location 18/09/2017

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

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

    This is lovely site, great location, well kept and very clean.

    The pitches are a very decent size with gravel and are well spaced apart from neighbours.

    Great little play park for young children and a great football field with net and basketball net to keep ball games away from vans.

    Showers and toilets and are very clean in a modern building. The staff at reception could not have been more helpful! Lovely, friendly people. We even booked an extra night!!

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    Nothing...

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Excellent site spotless great location value for money going back ... 12/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Derek P. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Excellent site spotless great location value for money going back next year looking forward to it

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike

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Good pitch , friendly people, security seemed very good. 11/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom louise_e914463 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Good pitch , friendly people, security seemed very good.

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Excellent site 11/09/2017

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

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

    Clean tidy pitches, play area for the kids

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    N/a

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Fantastic and warm welcoming site!! 09/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom ryan_r260740 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    We recently purchased a caravan and had been looking for a site quite close to take the van for its first outing and for us to get used to setting things up.

    Otterington Park was the perfect site for this as it was close Northallerton and Thirsk. Having read the reviews I was convinced we had made the right choice and when we arrived we were not disappointed.

    On arrival it was clearly sign posted and the road to the site was well maintained. We were presented with an automatic barrier which was controlled by the site office / a key fob you can pay a £5 refundable deposit for to allow you to come and go as you please.

    The lady on reception greeted us with a nice smile and was very helpful in welcoming us to the site. We were told our pitch and off we went.

    The site in general was absolutely lovely and well maintained.

    The toilet facilities were absolutely immaculate which was a massive bonus as I was dreading this due to it being communal. Plus they smelt lovely which I know sounds odd but it really did haha. Plus the shower facilities were immaculate too.

    Overall a really good trip and can't wait to return :-)

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    Hand towels in toilets when using the facilities on an evening as the hand dryer is relatively loud so we didn't use it as we didn't want to disturb other residents.

    Showers could do with a basin or something to stand on as the floor gets really wet when using the shower. So on busy periods this could get really wet. We were lucky as the facilities were relatively quiet.

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This is our 3rd stay here this year and have really enjoyed it! 04/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Steve H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Spacious pitch sizes,
    Cleanliness of facilities,
    Very friendly staff.

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Excellent site great for the kids friendly staff overall fantastic 03/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Suzy W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Loved the facilities
    Loved the peace and quiet
    The park was fantastic
    Very safe

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    Nothing we will return

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Everything, very clean and well managed and the woodland walk ... 03/09/2017

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

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 3 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Everything, very clean and well managed and the woodland walk nice and peaceful.

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Excellent site with clean facilities 26/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Kelly H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Everything.
    Facilities. Location. The trees in between each pod which makes it a little more private.

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    Nothing

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Bath available

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Free wifi

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Public telephone

Shower available

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Utilities

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Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

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Touring and motorhomes

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Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

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Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Camping 2.0

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Location

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  • South Otterington Northallerton, North Yorkshire, England, DL7 9JB
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.2879°N 1.4220°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Thirsk: Market Place Clock Coach Stop — 5.0 miles
Catterick Coach Stop — 10.5 miles
Ripon Bus Station — 11.2 miles
Train stations
Northallerton Rail Station — 3.2 miles
Thirsk Rail Station — 4.6 miles
Yarm Rail Station — 14.5 miles
Ferry ports
Transporter Bridge South Side — 21.9 miles
Transporter Bridge North Side — 22.0 miles
Airports
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 15.4 miles

Directions


Travelling from the north west: take the A1 southbound from Scotch Corner to the A684 junction at Leeming Bar, signposted for Northallerton. At the large roundabout on the outskirts of Northallerton, take the third exit, signposted Boroughbridge A167. Travel approximately 4 miles to South Otterington. At crossroads in village turn left, signposted to Thornton-le-Moor. The caravan park is on the left approximately half a mile from the junction.

Travelling from the south: turn off the A1 at the A168 Dishforth junction, signposted to Teesside and Thirsk. Travel just over a mile along the A168 and take the minor slip road to left signposted Asenby, Cundall and Helperby. Follow the slip road round to the left, to the main road with a pub called the Crab and Lobster on your right hand side. Keep on that road for half a mile into the village of Topcliffe, and bear right over the River Swale bridge, past the church on your left. Turn left opposite the Angel Inn, signposted to Northallerton. Travel approximately 8 miles along the A167 to South Otterington. Just past Walkers Garage on your right hand side, turn right at the crossroads, signposted to Thornton-le-Moor. The caravan park is on your left, approximately half a mile from the junction.

Travelling from the north east, take the A19 south to the South Kilvington and first Thirsk slip road. At the roundabout, take the second exit, signposted A168 to Northallerton. Travel along A168 for approximately 2 to 3 miles. Take the first turning to the left, signposted Thornton-le-Moor and South Otterington. Follow the road, straight through the village of Thornton-le-Moor, towards South Otterington. Drive over a railway bridge. The caravan park entrance is approximately 100 yards on your right 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

Use Otterington Park as a base to explore the Yorkshire moors and dales: there are local rights of way within a short distance of the park and walking maps available from reception.

Brontë and James Herriot country are both nearby for hikes, cycling or horseback cantering; the James Herriot visitor attraction and museum is in nearby Thirsk.

From Northallerton, take a quick train trip to the historic city of York, a must-see for history and culture types with its Minster, medieval city walls and National Rail Museum (even the kids can be persuaded to come along for a day trip once you tell them about the Jorvik Viking Museum).

The spa town of Harrogate is easily reachable too, as is Durham, another must-see with its Norman cathedral and eleventh century castle, both designated as a World Heritage Site. There are Park and Ride schemes at both Durham and York if you’d rather take the car.

The county of Yorkshire is history and heritage rich, with castles, country houses, stately homes and abbeys abounding: Castle Howard, Helmsley Castle, Newby Hall and The Abbey of Byland are only a few of the time-travelling treats on offer.

If you’re more geared towards family fun, oodles of options are in Yorkshire, from play centres in Northallerton to the Sion Birds of Prey Centre in Thirsk. Let the little monkeys swing free at Aerial Extreme on the Camp Hill Estate in Bedale, peer at the meerkats in Thorpe Perrow Gardens, or go loopy at the extreme rides of Flamingo Land.

And no trip to Yorkshire would be complete without a trip to the seaside: scare the kids silly by ghoulishly relating Dracula’s tale to them over fish and chips on the beach at Whitby, cruise along to coastal fishing villages such as Staithes and Runswick Bay, or arrow along to Robin Hood’s Bay just an hour’s drive from Otterington.

The kids can paddle in the beck at the Falling Foss waterfall before behaving very nicely during a cream tea in the acclaimed tea garden at the waterfall’s top, then get scared silly all over again on the Robin Hood’s Bay Ghost Walk telling the story of the bay’s smugglers, sailors, myths and folklore (details from the Robin Hood’s Bay Visitor Centre or Whitby's tourist information centre).

Must see

  • Rievaulx Abbey (12.5 miles)
  • Rievaulx Terrace & Temples (NT) (12.7 miles)
  • Jervaulx Abbey (12.8 miles)

National Trust

  • Mount Grace Priory (7.6 miles)
  • Rievaulx Terrace (12.7 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.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.

Otterington Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 3 weeks 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. Otterington Park will debit the balance from your card 3 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 3 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

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