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- Small family campsite at a working farm on the North Yorkshire Moors
- Thirsk and Helmsley both 15 minutes’ drive; Castle Howard half an hour
- Countryside viewss; walks to Rievaulx Abbey and Sutton Bank from site
It’s not often that you find a campsite with its very own ruined abbey within walking distance, but Wethercote Farm Campsite is that rare beast. Surrounded by amazing open views, this relaxed and peaceful spot is an hour on foot from the atmospheric remains of Rievaulx Abbey.
The camping pitches are located on the fields of a beef, sheep and arable farm fringing the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. There’s always plenty going on in neighbouring fields and there are lots of animals around, including Herdwick lambs in spring and the resident farm dogs. Because of the other animals, your well-behaved canine companions are welcome, but must be kept on a lead at all times.
Facilities around the camping fields include a shower and toilet block with hot running water, a washing-up shed and rubbish and recycling areas. Drinking water taps are scattered around the site and firepits are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The lovely market towns of Helmsley and Thirsk are both roughly 15 minutes’ drive away for sticking up on goodies from the supermarkets, and a drive in any direction will lead you to delightful country pubs with gastronomic menus.
Open from 07/04/2023 to 03/09/2023
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
This is a quiet site: no music is allowed.
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.
If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.
Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
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Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or campervan pitch
Max. persons: 4 x
One Campervan or Trailer tent or Tent allowed per pitch
Pitch size : Min 6.0m width x 6.0m depth (19.7ft width x 19.7ft depth) Calculated area: 36.0m² (387.5ft²)
Ground type: Grass
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The perfect campsite for a relaxing weekend.
Great site and very quiet/peaceful
Peaceful and quiet little camp near Sutton Bank
The cleanliness of the facility's. Amazing views & sheep & …
Friendly staff, clean facility and beautiful scenery
Friendly pleasant site with lots to see and do nearby
Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided
Hand sanitising stations
More frequent emptying of bins
Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
Dog walk nearby
Small (11-25 pitches)
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
- Coach stations
— 6.4 miles
6.4 miles Bus Station Stand 1 — 16.0 miles
16.0 miles The Royal Oak — 17.2 miles
- Train stations
Thirsk Rail Station
— 7.6 miles
7.6 miles Northallerton Rail Station — 10.8 miles
10.8 miles Battersby Rail Station — 13.7 miles
- Ferry ports
Transporter Bridge South Side
— 21.8 miles
21.8 miles Transporter Bridge North Side — 21.9 miles
Durham Tees Valley Airport
— 19.2 miles
Wethercote Farm Campsite is a handy overnight stop for hikers on the Cleveland Way National Trail (15 minutes’ walk), and within a five-minute drive you are at the top of steep Sutton Bank for views of the mid-19th-century chalk Kilburn White Horse; on clear day you’ll also have panoramas right across the Vale of York. At the Sutton Bank National Park Centre (both five minutes’ drive), there’s a café, small store and bike hire as well as lots of visitor information about this spectacular part of the world.
You can walk to Rievaulx Abbey (an hour’ walk) for a wander around the lovely cloisters, and then move on to Rievaulx Terrace (another 20 minutes) for views back over the abbey grounds. York (50 minutes) is a treasure trove of history, from its Gothic Minster to the medieval cobbled street of The Shambles, lined with dinky souvenir shops.
There’s more history to be discovered at Castle Howard (half an hour), the setting for many a TV drama, with tours of the house and gardens designed by John Vanbrugh. Thirsk has also had its moment of TV fame as home of ‘The Yorkshire Vet’ documentary series and The World Of James Herriot (15 minutes), with displays in a vet’s restored 1940s home and surgery – and for a day full of fun on adrenaline rides, head for Flamingo Land Resort (40 minutes).
- Rievaulx Abbey (3.3 miles)
- Rievaulx Terrace & Temples (NT) (3.6 miles)
- Duncombe Park (5.4 miles)
- Rievaulx Terrace (3.6 miles)
- Mount Grace Priory (9.0 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||12 p.m. –||7 p.m.|
|Depart by:||11 a.m.|
Wethercote Farm Campsite cancellation policy
Balance refunds: no penalties
Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.
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.
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.
The remainder is payable direct to Wethercote Farm Campsite on arrival.
Payment methods accepted on the parkBank transfer
Terms and conditionsSite 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 Wethercote Farm Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Wethercote Farm Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Wethercote Farm Campsite? Wethercote Farm Campsite is a handy overnight stop for hikers on the Cleveland Way National Trail (15 minutes’ walk), and within a five-minute drive you are at the top of steep Sutton … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Wethercote Farm Campsite?
Camping and touring Arrive: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. Depart by: 11 a.m.
- How much does it cost to stay at Wethercote Farm Campsite? From £18 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability