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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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8.9

Overall rating based on 72 reviews

 

92% would recommend this site to a friend.

88% would stay here again.

 
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Love this site. Quiet, friendly, close to Northallerton for shopping ... 18/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jo L. Confirmed

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

    Love this site. Quiet, friendly, close to Northallerton for shopping etc. Nice little weekend retreat.
    pitches are spaced well, and always looks well kept and clean in the facilities.

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Really nice place to stay, would visit again. 18/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Laura B. Confirmed

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

    Really nice place to stay and the facilities were clean and tidy. Would definitely come back again. Staff were very friendly and welcoming.

    Disliked: 

    The size of the pods were smaller than we were expecting as we have stayed in bigger sized pods in other places for the same amount of people. It just meant that we needed to store a lot of our stuff in the car which was fine as the car was parked right next to the pod anyway. I also didn't get to see the wonderful outside space and the fishing pond as I sprained my ankle on the first night walking off the decking area at the front of the pod onto the grass below which was lower than I had anticipated so did some damage to my foot. I was very much my fault but maybe could have done with a small step between the decking and the ground. This injury would not put me off coming back again though, it's a very special place to come and unwind.

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A clean site, maybe not for a touring stopover. 12/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom beverly s. Confirmed

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

    Very good, clean facilities and a tidy, nicely kept site with level pitching

    Disliked: 

    Units very close together.
    The warden, although a friendly person, was constantly walking around, making it feel like you were being watched. It felt almost like the warden was waiting for someone to break the rules!
    Although toilet/washrooms were very good, there was not enough of them as several times I had to Q to use them.

From the manager...

Good Morning

I am sorry you don't appear to have enjoyed your stay at Otterington Park and thank you for your review.

The park was full on the night that you stayed with us. As you were a party of 3 we accommodated you next to each other at your request. I find it surprising that you found our pitches close together as most people comment on the space.

If our warden was unnerving you I apologise, we do like our staff to be visible friendly and available should anyone need assistance.

We are aware that during busy periods our showers are stressed and it is possibly a problem we need to address. The fact that they are free and are unlimited time wise means that we rely on people to use their own common sense when people are waiting, unfortunately some don't.

Thank you once again for your comments.

Kind regards
Otterington Park

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Very clean site with friendly staff 10/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lesley R. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Very clean site and everyone very friendly

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Layout of the site. 04/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Nicola B. Confirmed

  • Electric gravel touring pitch
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    Layout of the site.

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Nice site with clean facilities, flat and well maintained pitches and 20/06/2017

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

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

    The location, facilities were nice and clean, very peaceful, staff were welcoming

    Disliked: 

    The pitch was a nice size, however the awning has to be put over the gravel which is uncomfortable on the foot to walk on and if sleeping there would b the same, I know you can wear shoes and use a mat but it's sometimes not practical

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Clean level site friendly staff 20/06/2017

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

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

    Friendly staff well kept park

    Disliked: 

    Not enough toilets ect however what there was spot on

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and level pitches 13/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jason h. Confirmed

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

    Everything was smashing

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Probably best for older tourers who are happy to sit in watching TV 13/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Dawn D. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Very clean park, excellent toilet facilities.

    Disliked: 

    Too many rules. The touring pitches were with the "permanent tourers" you felt that you were invading their environment. Some may like the automated barrier for extra security but I felt it was a little too much in such a quite county location. Please do not pay for parking if prompted on the booking. Additional cars are free but must be parked away from the caravan/motor home in a separate car park. A bit of a pain on both fronts having to pay for something that is free and having to drop off stuff then Park then forget things and go back to car park to retrieve!

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Excellent site, nicely spaced out, close to Thirsk and Northallerton. 06/06/2017

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

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

    Warm welcome and quiet, peaceful setting.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to grumble about.

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

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Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

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Outdoor swimming pool

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Tennis

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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

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Hard standings

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Tourer storage facilities

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

Leisure/theme park nearby

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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