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We look forward to welcoming you to our quiet campsite, on the banks of the River Swale in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. Our small family run site is designed to offer a quiet relaxing environment for our guests.
- Tents, Caravans, Campervans and Motor homes are all welcome
- 6 Electric hook-ups available
- We offer a range of delicious home cooked evening meals, which can be served to you in our dedicated camper’s barn, on the picnic tables or in your tent. Pre booking is not required, you can just choose from the menu when you arrive.
- If you fancy a meal out, there is a pub and restaurant just a 5 minute walk away in Keld or there are a number of lovely pubs in local villages serving food which are just a short drive away.
- We also have a drinks license and stock a wide range of wines, beers and ales.
- Hot breakfast baguettes with a mug of tea or coffee are available each morning.
- Packed lunches are available daily
- New for 2013, we have renovated the dedicated Campers barn to include a kitchen area, dining tables, sofas, books and games (please note this is not the Bunkbarn, but a separate barn for use by anyone staying in the Yurts or on the campsite)
- We have 2 clean and modern bathrooms with hot showers and a hairdryer.
- There are several Fire pits for you to use, with firewood and marshmallows for sale to perfect your campfire experience
- Well behaved dogs welcome
- If you fancy a night of luxury camping in the Yorkshire Dales, why not treat yourself to a night in one of our Yurts, a 19ft luxury Mongolian tent.
- Subject to availability if the weather turns you’ll have the option of upgrading to our luxury Bunkbarn.
In 2013 camping costs £6 per person per night and £3 for children aged 5 to 16 years old, and under 5’s are free. Backpackers, walking in with backpacking tents, are just £5 each.
Caravans or campervans containing 2 people cost £12 per night with optional electric hook ups charged at £3.50 per night. Additional guests are charged at the camping rates. Due to limited availability, please ring ahead to book your pitch to avoid disappointment.
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However, where the pitch or accommodation occupancy allows it, you can make a booking for up to 30 adults and 30 children in one booking.
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Large groups: check the listing page for any group restrictions set out in the terms and section titled ‘Please note’.
Large tents/caravans: check the restrictions on unit dimensions to ensure your unit is suitable for the space you will be provided with.
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
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Mountain biking nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Public transport nearby
Small (11-25 pitches)
Tipis, yurts, or wigwams
- Coach stations
Kirkby Stephen: Market Square Coach Stop — 8.3 miles
8.3 miles Brough (Cumbria): Bypass Coach Stop — 9.8 miles
9.8 miles Barnard Castle: Galgate Coach Stop — 13.9 miles
- Train stations
Kirkby Stephen Rail Station — 8.4 miles
8.4 miles Garsdale Rail Station — 8.5 miles
8.5 miles Dent Rail Station — 11.5 miles
- Ferry ports
Pooley Bridge Ullswater Ferry Landing — 29.7 miles
29.7 miles Howtown Ullswater Ferry Landing — 29.8 miles
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 30.8 miles
From Richmond and Reeth
If you’re approaching from Richmond or Reeth on the B6270, as you approach Keld you will pass Keld Lodge on your left hand side. Continue straight on for approximately 600 meters, passing a pair of houses on the right hand side after about 300meters and then as you come round the corner you will see us at the bottom of the hill on the right hand side and the entrance is clearly marked with our ‘Park House’ sign. Please note caravans are advised to go past the gate and turn around at the junction and then approach from the opposite direction.
From Kirkby Stephen
If you are approaching from Kirkby Stephen on the B6270, as you near Keld the road will narrow with walls on either side. You will pass some large rocky cliffs on the left hand side and you’ll run parallel to the river. Continue on and you will see the turning for Tann Hill and we are immediately on the left hand side, with the entrance clearly marked with our ‘Park House’ sign.
From Tann Hill
If you are approaching from the A66 (please note this is not suitable for long or heavy vehicles and caravans have been known to get stuck) follow the signs to Tann Hill. After 3 miles you will pass through the small village of West Stonesdale and then you will come down a very steep sharp zig zag bend. You will then cross the bridge over the river and we are immediately on the left hand side with the entrance is clearly marked with our ‘Park House’ sign.
The beautiful Wainwath Falls, standing below the limestone cliffs of Cotterby Scar, are just a 2 minute walk up the road and are well worth a visit. In the summer the deep clear waters make this a popular swimming hole and a great spot for a picnic at any time of year.
One of the best ways to explore Swaledale and its spectacular scenery is on foot, and we are happy to provide our guests with route maps for the many circular walks which start from Park House, ranging from 2-12 miles. These include the Keld loop, the Muker circular and the Ravenseat round, plus we also have maps which can take you to Gunnerside or Reeth along with a bus timetable to get you back (the bus stops right outside of our gate) if you prefer not having to retrace your steps.
We are just 4 miles from the famous Tann Hill Inn, which at 1,732ft above sea level is the highest pub in Great Britain. www.tanhillinn.co.uk
The Wensleydale Creamery
We highly recommend a trip to Wensleydale Creamery in Hawes where they handcraft cheese to time honoured recipes. They have a modern visitors centre with museum and a viewing gallery where you can watch the cheeses being made and then there’s the best bit; visiting the tasting room where you can sample of all of their delicious and varied flavours of freshly made cheese. www.wensleydale.co.uk
For the adventurous we can recommend Alfresco Adventures who offer a wide range of activities including Canoe and Kayaking, Gorge walking, Mountain Biking and climbing in the area, all provided by fully qualified instructors. www.alfrescoadventures.co.uk
Hawes is just a 20 minute drive away and is a bustling market town with many interesting shops, craft workshops and cafes. You can also visit the National Park visitors centre and close to Hawes is Hardraw Force, England's highest single-drop waterfall.
Just a 25 minute drive away is Kirkby Stephen in Cumbria’s upper Eden valley. It’s a traditional market town of historic buildings, cobbled yards, quaint corners and interesting shops and also has a station where you could board the train on the famous Carlisle to Settle railway line.
Just a 35 minute drive away is Barnard Castle, a lively and bustling market town, with regular markets, speciality shops, restaurants, bars and tea rooms. The town is steeped in history and you can take a tour of the castle or take a trip to the widely acclaimed Bowes museum.
A little further afield and just a 45 minute drive will take you to Richmond, a beautiful market town, with Norman castle, Georgian architecture, cobbled market place, monuments and abbeys.
- The Bowes Museum (14.0 miles)
- Barnard Castle (14.5 miles)
- High Force Waterfall (16.8 miles)
- Braithwaite Hall (17.7 miles)
- Malham Tarn Estate (21.2 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.