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General

  • Quiet adults-only site amid stunning scenery in the Yorkshire Dales
  • A five-minute walk to Kettlewell on the Dales Way for hiking
  • Great Whernside fell and Kilnsey Crag within 15 minutes’ drive

As a smaller, adults-only site in the lovely Yorkshire Dales National Park that welcomes couples and solo travellers but not groups, Wharfe Camp encourages a peaceful, quiet atmosphere where you can hear the sounds of the countryside rather than your next-door neighbours…

This park’s setting is serene thanks to its views of the north Yorkshire countryside – Great Whernside fell towers to the east and Knipe Scar is visible on the other side – yet is just a five-minute walk from Kettlewell for meals in one of the three pubs and bistro or errand running at the garage, launderette and well-stocked village shop. The rural settlement known for its annual Scarecrow Festival is on the 80-mile Dales Way, so lots of scenic walks are in the local area.

For those brave enough to go wild swimming or kayaking, the River Wharfe is metres away on foot from Wharfe Camp. But if you’re wanting an activity that’s more about parking yourself in one place? Ample green space is all around at the park for sunbathing and Kilnsey Trout Farm is less than 10 minutes’ drive away to sit quietly during an afternoon of angling. If you do get the urge to get up from your spot, pony rides and walks on nature trails passing by red squirrels and butterflies are also available here.

The back of the family barn on site has been extended to include new toilets, a hot shower in a wetroom and washing-up facilities. Recycling’s also encouraged at this park.

Please note

Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Bookings must not be for more than 10 consecutive nights.

Continental touring caravans (caravans built with the door on the right-hand side) are not permitted.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

This is an adults-only site. Children under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.

A charge of £1.00 applies for the use of the shower.


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Loved our stay so much. The pod and facilities were immaculately clean11/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHarriet E.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    The host, the location, the accommodation, everything!!

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    Perhaps there could be another shower- if the campsite is busy the queue could get long. This didn't affect our stay at all!

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Nice place to stay!01/09/2019

Reviewer's country: NetherlandsAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Hospitable owners and the great toilet and shower building

    Disliked: 

    Terrain is a bit smaller than I thought from seeing the photos on the website.

From the manager...

Glad you enjoyed staying at the campsite and we hope you return again.
This season we have decided to change the pitches offered and we will be offering a bigger pitch next season and even less campers making it more exclusive.
The national parks recommended 10 pitches on this size site and we do already offer bigger pitches than other campsites in the area. I'm sorry you believed it bigger in the photographs.
Regards
Wharfe Camp.

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Great little campsite with very clean facilities!27/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Lovely area not too far from the centre of Kettlewell. Stunning views from the campsite. Very clean toilet/shower block with washing up facilities. Very quiet. Lots of great walks in the area including Great Whernside! We would highly recommend staying at Wharfe Camp!

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From the manager...

Thank you for the lovely review.
We hope to see you again in the future.
Next season we will be offering bigger pitches and less campers in our aim to be more exclusive.
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Beautiful place to stay and the pub was amazing27/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCarl F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    An amazing place to stay. Very quiet, we stayed in a pod and it was outstanding. Everything was clean and well looked after and Lucy was a great host. A couple of pubs just a five min walk away and stunning views of the beautiful countryside. I cant recommend this place more. The Pod has everything you could need from hob to cook on, to TV, fridge and small freezer, towels and outside seating.

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    Nothing :-)

From the manager...

Thank You Carl,
Reviews like this make my day. I try to make sure our guests enjoy their stay.
Hope to see you again sometime.
Regards
Lucy

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Small quiet campsite with excellent facilities in beautiful countryside and ...12/08/2019

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

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    Small quiet campsite with excellent facilities in beautiful countryside and in walking distance to Kettlewell village.

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From the manager...

Thank you for the lovely review.
Hope to see you again sometime.
Regards
Lucy

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Great site, great accomodation, peace perfect peace!!09/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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    What a gem of a site. We stayed in one of the two pods, it was the best we have ever stayed in, so comfortable and so very well equipped. Breakfast provided was a lovely unexpected touch. The owners are lovely and obviously care about making sure their guests enjoy their time with them. Toilets spotless and the best we have ever seen on a campsite. The tent pitches looked great with no drainage problems despite very heavy rain over night. The campsite is only 3 min walk to the Blue Bell Inn, a lovely pub serving great food. If you are looking for an adult only site in the Dales then we would highly recommend Wharfe Camp.

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From the manager...

Thank you.
It's lovely when we receive a great review.
Our aim was for a quiet site offering a pleasurable experience for our guests which from your comments we seem to be achieving.
Hope to see you again sometime.
Regards
Lucy

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Features

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

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

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

Rules

Adults only

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Themes

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Camping 2.0

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Location

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  • Kettlewell, Skipton, North Yorkshire, England, BD23 5HX
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.1503°N 2.0526°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Skipton Bus Station — 13.3 miles
Barnoldswick: Station Road Bus Stop — 17.0 miles
Gisburn: Post Office Bus Stop — 17.2 miles
Train stations
Horton-in-Ribblesdale Rail Station — 10.1 miles
Settle Rail Station — 10.9 miles
Giggleswick Rail Station — 11.9 miles
Ferry ports
Heysham Ferry Terminal — 35.9 miles
Airports
Leeds Bradford International Airport — 25.2 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

Climber or caver? Kilnsey Crag is less than 10 minutes’ drive from the site if you’re here to scale some walls and the underground systems in Wharfedale are about the same distance away for subterranean capers...

If you’re sticking to strolls, the circular route around the glacial lake at Malham Tarn starts from 45 minutes’ drive and a wander up to the waterfalls at Gordale Scar to gaze up at overhanging limestone cliffs, stopping by Malham Cove to take snaps of the odd rock formations, is possible about 35 minutes from the park. For more forays into the countryside, Great Whernside and its fell walks take 15 minutes to reach.

Market towns as well as mountains are also worth visiting in north Yorkshire, like pretty Grassington 20 minutes’ drive and Skipton for its castle (within half an hour). Another ancient building to swing by is the 12th-century Augustinian monastery of Bolton Priory 40 minutes’ drive away.

Must see

  • Jervaulx Abbey (15.1 miles)
  • Fountains Abbey (19.3 miles)
  • East Riddlesden Hall (NT) (20.3 miles)

National Trust

  • Malham Tarn Estate (6.0 miles)
  • Braithwaite Hall (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:  12 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart by:  12 p.m.

Wharfe Camp cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.

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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Wharfe Camp 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.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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

Admission
This is an adults-only site. Children under the age of 18 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.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.

Extras
A charge of £1.00 applies for the use of the shower.
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bookings must not be for more than 10 consecutive nights.
Quiet hours must be respected between 9 p.m. and 8 a.m..
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.

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy; a fine of £30.00 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 2 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.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
Continental touring caravans (caravans built with the door on the right-hand side) are not permitted.
No vehicle movement between 10 p.m. and 7:30 a.m..

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.

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