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Venus Campsite: Site entrance

General

  • Spacious and peaceful eco-friendly site with scenic countryside views
  • A 10-minute drive from Ripon and 40 minutes from York
  • A 20-minute drive to Lightwater Valley; Europe's longest rollercoaster

Travelling up hills, down dales and across moors? Settle in for hols and pitstops at Venus Campsite, a family-friendly site less than five minutes’ drive from the A1 and 10 minutes from the North Yorkshire city of Ripon.

Whether sticking around for lengthy stays or taking an overnight pause on travels north or south, this is a top spot to pitch up at. Handily placed between the Yorkshire Dales (35 minutes' drive) and North York Moors (20 minutes) national parks, the site’s a good pick for ramblers, bikers, hikers and riders, and urbanites will be well-placed too with Ripon and York (40 minutes) within easy reach.

The site’s eco credentials should appeal to environmental warriors and worriers too: it’s a recognised eco-friendly site, with plenty of green space to roam about in for guests, recycling facilities for sorting the detritus of getaways, and energy coming from renewables.

Feeling hungry or thirsty? A handful of country pubs serve food within about 10 minutes' drive, lots more options can be tried in Thirsk (15 minutes away) and Ripon, and glasses can be raised at the Black Sheep Brewery within 20 minutes. For self-catered stays, there’s a small grocery store five minutes away, and bigger supermarkets in Thirsk.

Please note that this is a back to basics campsite with simple facilities of flushing toilets and free hot showers – if you're in the market for luxuries like underfloor heating you'll probably need to look elsewhere.

Please note

Guests under the age of 16 are not allowed on site.

Group bookings of 3 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

A cable measuring at least 10 metres is needed for the electric hook-ups.

The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

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.

Group bookings of 3 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

Bookings must not consist of more than 1 different households.

At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

Toilet rolls are not provided, please bring your own.


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Reviews

9.3

Overall rating based on 280 reviews

 

92% would recommend this site to a friend.

89% would stay here again.

  85% described as Peaceful ?

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Lovely quiet site06/10/2021

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  • Non-electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Peace and quiet
    Well kept pretty site
    Individual toilets

    Disliked: 

    No toilet roll and weak shower

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Nothing not too like. Nice well kept site. Owner Sarah …28/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDonna I.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding and grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nothing not too like. Nice well kept site. Owner Sarah is lovely and really goes out of the way too help you. We'll definitely be returning.

    Disliked: 

    N/A

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Relaxing atmosphere owners were very helpful and kept the site …27/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSusan H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Relaxing atmosphere owners were very helpful and kept the site aminties were kept very clean

    Disliked: 

    No dislikes

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Size of pitch was very good and plenty of space …26/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomcarl w.Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding and grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Size of pitch was very good and plenty of space between pitches.
    Well maintained grounds.
    Clean toilet and shower facilities.
    Friendly staff.
    Nearby dog walk adequate.
    Close proximity to towns.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike.

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Quiet, accessible, clean, level pitches.24/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJOHN S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding and grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely small quiet adults only site. Very accessible from the main road. Friendly owners who met us on arrival. Spacious pitches and very well kept.
    Good base for visiting all the attractions the area has to offer. Will definitely be returning.

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Hi John
Really appreciate your comments regarding the access from the main road as we have had articulated vehicles through the entrance with no issues at all.
Regards

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Excellent quiet well run very clean site .22/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKim C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Cleanliness

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Excellent site and lovely owners21/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTony M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding and grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Set up of the site and toilets and showers spotless

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Quiet time 10pm to 8am. Adults only. Easy access from …20/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

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

    Quiet time 10pm to 8am. Adults only. Easy access from A1(M). Spacious pitch.

    Disliked: 

    Access is a bit narrow. Sign is not big enough ( easy to miss entrance). No toilet paper.

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Friendliness of owner. Very good sized pitches. Accessibility to A1 …20/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLeslie W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Friendliness of owner. Very good sized pitches. Accessibility to A1 and great places to visit

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Spotlessly clean and friendly site.20/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnthony M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Fabulous little site. The owner was super friendly and welcoming. The facilities on this site were spotlessly clean. Will certainly look to return.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing - fantastic site

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Features

Coronavirus

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Hand sanitising stations

More frequent emptying of bins

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Adults only

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Camping pods

Geodesic domes

Jumbo tent pitches

Pre-erected tents

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

Themes

Peaceful

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Motorhome service point

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

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  • Baldersby, Ripon, North Yorkshire, England, YO7 4PS
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.1994°N 1.4604°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bus Station Stand 1 — 5.0 miles
Market Place — 5.3 miles
Bus Stn Stand A — 13.2 miles
Train stations
Thirsk Rail Station — 4.1 miles
Northallerton Rail Station — 9.3 miles
Knaresborough Rail Station — 13.2 miles
Ferry ports
Transporter Bridge South Side — 28.2 miles
Transporter Bridge North Side — 28.3 miles
Airports
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 21.6 miles
Leeds Bradford International Airport — 24.3 miles

Directions


Follow the A61 from the A1 to the village of Baldersby; the site is on the left near the 30mph signs.

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

History buffs will be well looked after hereabouts, with plenty to entertain, starting 25 minutes’ drive away at Mother Shipton’s Cave, England’s oldest tourist attraction. Plenty of stately manors are nearby too, with Newby Hall and Ripley Castle within 25 minutes, Beningbrough Hall and Garden 35 minutes from base, and the spectacular (and famed) Castle Howard within 50 minutes.

If history is preferred with an urban slant, head first to Thirsk (15 minutes) to explore the James Herriot museum, then travel on to Ripon’s cathedral and museums (10 minutes), Knaresborough’s castle and scenic viaduct (20 minutes), York’s minster, Jorvik Viking Centre and Shambles (40 minutes), and Durham’s castle, cathedral and museums (55 minutes).

Open-air time is highly recommended nearby too. Explores around the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors national parks are, of course, a must, but not at the expense of visiting the Howardian Hills (25 minutes), the balancing Brimham Rocks (30 minutes), or the stunning gardens at Studley Royal (20 minutes) and Harlow Carr (35 minutes).

Adrenaline seekers, meanwhile, should make immediate tracks to Lightwater Valley, 20 minutes away, where in addition to pedaloes, toboggans and traditional fairground rides, Europe’s longest rollercoaster – the Ultimate – awaits. If that’s got juices pumping for more, it takes an hour to get to Flamingo Land to zip along rides in the theme park or meet animals at the zoo.

Must see

  • Fountains Abbey (7.4 miles)
  • Jervaulx Abbey (12.1 miles)
  • Rievaulx Abbey (14.4 miles)

National Trust

  • Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden (7.4 miles)
  • Brimham Rocks (12.3 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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Venus Campsite cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

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

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

The remainder is payable direct to Venus Campsite on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted on the park

Cash

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Venus Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Venus Campsite dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near Venus Campsite? History buffs will be well looked after hereabouts, with plenty to entertain, starting 25 minutes’ drive away at Mother Shipton’s Cave, England’s oldest tourist attraction. Plenty of stately manors are nearby too, … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Venus Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Venus Campsite? From £27 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
Guests under the age of 16 are not allowed on site.

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.

Coronavirus
Bookings must not consist of more than 1 different households.

General
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
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.
Public areas are non-smoking.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 8 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.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 3 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
Group bookings of 3 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
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.

Pitches
A cable measuring at least 10 metres is needed for the electric hook-ups.
Please note, pup tents are to be used for storage purposes only. Guests may not use them for sleeping.
Units should not be left unoccupied unless previously agreed with the management. Please speak to reception when the need arises, a fee may be charged for unsupervised units.
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/campervan please select the extra.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 9 p.m..

Additional terms

Toilet rolls are not provided, please bring your own.

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