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Swaleview Park

8.8

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General

  • Family-run riverside site in the Yorkshire Dales National Park
  • Minutes from the Coast to Coast Walk and the Pennine Way
  • Angling and walking along the nearby River Swale

Perfect peace, top-notch Yorkshire scenery, and cosy berths in bright, roomy pods: pack a bag and make for Swaleview Park.

This friendly, family-run wildlife haven at the head of the Swale Valley is less than 10 minutes' drive from the market town of Richmond. The River Swale passes right next to the park, making it a popular spot for anglers to stay; walkers hail it too, for leisurely strolls along the river banks into Richmond or bigger ventures up the surrounding hills and dales.

The site's sturdy, timber-framed pods are fully insulated and heated, and come with warm interior lighting and electricity. There’s ample space for two adults and two kids in each, and each pod also comes with its own sheltered terrace for cooking, eating or sitting and soaking up the peace and views of the Swale valley.

The pods are handily placed near to the washrooms, where there are plentiful hot showers and bright clean facilities, and to the washing-up area for pots and pans. If you fancy a break from self catering, there's a wealth of pubs with grub along with cafés, restaurants and takeaways in Richmond.

Silver David Bellamy Conservation Award

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8.8

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100% would recommend this site to a friend.

88% would stay here again.

 

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We went with 16yr son and 2yr grandson, stayed in ... 05/09/2018

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

  • #3 camping pod (four man)
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    We went with 16yr son and 2yr grandson, stayed in the pod, it was very relaxing, a clean site, lovely views, local town had good facilities, would recommend to friends

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Excellent site - really quiet. Facilities very new and clean. 03/09/2018

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

  • #1 camping pod (2 adults and 1 child)
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    Beautiful site - with really easy access to the river. Will be booking again!

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Clean and very well run 03/09/2018

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

  • #3 camping pod (four man)
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    Clean and very well run

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Very warm welcome stunning location 31/08/2018

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  • #3 camping pod (four man)
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    Peace and quite

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lovely site, clean facilities, good for kids 25/08/2018

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  • #1 camping pod (2 adults and 1 child)
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    Clean pod with decking. Picnic table. Parking next to pod. Clean modern toilets/showers.

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    Really dark getting to the toilets on a night.

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lovely site, just a couple a mile from Richmond, 2nd ... 23/08/2018

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  • #1 camping pod (2 adults and 1 child)
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    lovely site, just a couple a mile from Richmond, 2nd time we have been and would be back again.

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    Could do with some more facilities on site, personally 1 vending machine is not enough. Needs lighting from the pods to the shower block, as the path is pitch black and more like a mountain bike track

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Excellent site, need abit of upgrade on facilities. 19/08/2018

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

  • #3 camping pod (four man)
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    Clean and tidy

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    A little quite for family with young children

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Definitely recommend a visit.. 09/08/2018

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

  • #3 camping pod (four man)
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    The site was beautiful and location was perfect.. The facilitues were spotless as was the pod.. Owner was lovely.. We will definitely be returning.. xx

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Nice quiet and relaxing, clean toilets and showers. Friendly people 20/07/2018

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

  • #2 camping pod (two man)
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    Nice quiet and relaxing, clean toilets and showers. Friendly people

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    The darkness from the pods Over to the toilets when it’s night time. Could do with some lighting

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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Swaleview Park, the shower ... 29/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Richard T. Confirmed

  • #3 camping pod (four man)
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    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Swaleview Park, the shower and toilet facilities were immaculate and the washing up shed was more than adequate for our needs. The site is situated on the banks of the Swale river which you can walk down into Richmond. Would we stay here again ? Yes !

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    The Pod was located quite close to the main road and a times the noise from the traffic (motorbikes !) was quite loud.

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Features

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Bar or club house

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Fishing

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Indoor swimming pool

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Outdoor swimming pool

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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

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Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Themes

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Camping 2.0

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Location

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  • Reeth Road, Richmond, North Yorkshire, England, DL10 4SF
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 54.4061°N 1.7981°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Scotch Corner Services A1: Coach Stop — 5.9 miles
Catterick Coach Stop — 7.0 miles
Barnard Castle: Galgate Coach Stop — 10.9 miles
Train stations
Darlington Rail Station — 12.8 miles
North Road Rail Station — 13.3 miles
Northallerton Rail Station — 15.3 miles
Ferry ports
Transporter Bridge South Side — 26.0 miles
Transporter Bridge North Side — 26.1 miles
Airports
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 16.4 miles

Directions


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

If you're a cyclist who likes a challenge, Swaleview Park lies close to the route of the 2014 Tour de France, while the long distance trails of the Coast to Coast Walk – a 192 mile-long route passing passes through the Lake District National Park, the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and the North York Moors National Park – and the Pennine Way are both minutes from the site.

A number of cracking good walks and bike trails are start or pass through the nearby village of Reeth (10 minutes' drive), where Swaledale and Arkengarthdale, two of the county's most northerly dales join up.

It's the same distance to Richmond, for visits to the Norman castle, the ruins of Easby Abbey and the Green Howards Regimental Museum, nosing round the ancient cobbled market for picnic treats to tuck into by the river or taking in the waterfalls.

Further afield, there's the tiny cathedral city of Ripon (45 minutes), also worth a look for its Workhouse Museum, Prison and Police Museum and the birdwatching opportunities of Quarry Moor Nature Reserve.

If you're feeling peckish after all that wandering, make your way over to the Wensleydale Creamery, also 45 minutes, to learn all about the legendary Yorkshire cheese... and then eat it.

Must see

  • Richmond Castle (2.4 miles)
  • Easby Abbey (EH) (2.7 miles)
  • Jervaulx Abbey (9.9 miles)

National Trust

  • Moulton Hall (6.3 miles)
  • Braithwaite Hall (9.6 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

On-site accommodation
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

Swaleview Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Group bookings of 1 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

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. Swaleview Park will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks 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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Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

Dogs
Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 7:30 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
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 1 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Vehicles
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

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