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  • On the Yorkshire moors beside the Pennine way
  • Fires allowed in designated areas

Situated just off the Pennine way on the Yorkshire moors, Squirrel Wood Campsite is found in the hamlet of Ickornshaw, Cowling. The campsite is surrounded by trees and welcome guests in a lawned area. Campers can also enjoy a wild camping experience setting up the tent on a woodland pitch - perfect for a night chat in front of a campfire, beer in hand.

The campsite's location makes it the ideal base for exploring the national park of the North York Moors with its many trails.

On site, guests can find toilets, a washroom and a free hot shower.

Depart: (2 nights)


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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away


TV room


Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area



Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy


Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed




Remote location

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Mountain biking 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


Small (11-25 pitches)


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  • Ickornshaw, Cowling, Skipton, North Yorkshire, England, BD22 0DB
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 53.8823°N 2.0498°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Colne Bus Station — 5.1 miles
Skipton Bus Station — 5.5 miles
Keighley Bus Station — 5.9 miles
Train stations
Cononley Rail Station — 2.9 miles
Steeton & Silsden Rail Station — 4.5 miles
Skipton Rail Station — 5.4 miles
Ferry ports
Heysham Ferry Terminal — 36.7 miles
Leeds Bradford International Airport — 16.0 miles


Be careful, the sat nav will take you to Gill Lane. The campsite is just off the main road.

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

The local pub, restaurant, and village store are all within a 5-minute walk.

The Pennine Way and its 268 miles of upland walking are only a short drive from the campsite. It goes through the Yorkshire Dales, and offers an opportunity to explore the UK scenery, from walks across small villages to full-day hikes up the hills.

Must see

  • Bronte Parsonage Museum (5.2 miles)
  • East Riddlesden Hall (NT) (6.9 miles)
  • Gawthorpe Hall (11.4 miles)

National Trust

  • East Riddlesden Hall (6.9 miles)
  • Hardcastle Crags (8.4 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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Terms and conditions

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

This is an adults-only site. Children under the age of 14 are not allowed on site.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Bookings must not be for more than 3 consecutive nights.
Quiet hours must be respected between 22.00 and 9.00.
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.

Group bookings of 3 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via
Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

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