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Through The Kissing Gate

9.5

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General

  • Peaceful, simple grass pitches just outside the hamlet of Aldfield
  • Ripon and Lightwater Valley Theme Park within 20 minutes' drive
  • Walk across open fields to Fountains Abbey in 10 minutes

What a cracking location this is for those heading out on North Yorkshire walks: Through The Kissing Gate is just on the edge of the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with the Yorkshire Dales National Park beyond – and it’s a mere 10-minute walk across open fields to the splendid Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden, where there are abbey ruins, ducks by the pond and tearooms for a brew or ice cream.

Not that it’s all about the hikes: there’s plenty more to explore around here, including Lightwater Valley Theme Park (15 minutes’ drive) and the town of Ripon – less than 10 minutes’ drive away but also easily accessed on foot, by bike or by bus from the village of Aldfield, a couple of minutes’ walk away (particularly handy if you’re planning to spend time in one of the town’s bars or restaurants…)

The peaceful pitches back at base are in an open field, with views up to How Hill on a fine day. There’s plenty of space to play games and set up picnics for long, lazy evenings with the family (and that includes the dog, who's welcome to join you here). A cold-water washing-up area is provided, as is access to a portaloo; for the brave types, there’s also a small outdoor shower area where you can bring along your own water and enjoy an alfresco freshen-up.


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9.5

Overall rating based on 30 reviews

 

100% would recommend this site to a friend.

97% would stay here again.

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Loved this campsite. Lots of space for the children to …05/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAngela B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Loved this campsite. Lots of space for the children to run about and close to amazing places. Pleasant and clean. We will definitely come again

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Very easy to book. Owner lovely, gave us some tips …02/09/2022

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Very easy to book. Owner lovely, gave us some tips on where to venture to. Quiet and clean campsite. Would recommend, definitely.

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We were only staying a night so these issues were not too major30/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAlice P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Really liked the barn set up and small touches.

    Disliked: 

    The porta loos were not functioning properly, the water for the sinks were not enough to wash hands thoroughly.
    There was also no toilet roll in any of the toilets (we do keep spare normally but didn’t this time).

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Easy access to site, beautiful views, has all the facilities …30/08/2022

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Easy access to site, beautiful views, has all the facilities you need to get by. Fountains Abbey only a 10min walk away. Couldn't ask for more from a camp site. Would go again.

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Basic but everything you need, clean, great views, walks, very frie30/08/2022

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Beautiful spot minutes from Fountains Abbey

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beautiful site, very well kept, very clean facilities, brilliant staff30/08/2022

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Owners really went above and beyond to ensure visitors had a nice stay, information provided on local attractions, events, walks. Free apples provided which my daughters loved! Box of games in barn. Not too busy and lots of safe space for children to play. Toilets kept very clean.

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Wonderfully relaxing, peaceful and perfect location for many yorkshire29/08/2022

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    The area and views, perfect location.

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    No showers

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Great pop up site22/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEmma d.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Lovely peaceful site. Kind owners. Very clean potatoes and a fun barn to wash up in.

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From the manager...

Thankyou for your lovely review. we are glad you enjoyed the barn area!. Hope to see you all again very soon!

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Exactly as described. Clean and well maintained. Staff amazing!22/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Ease of access, cleanliness and location. An unexpected bonus was a reasonably large shed with bales of straw for seating and a communal sink. There were two well maintained and clean toilet cubicles.

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From the manager...

Glad you enjoyed your stay, thankyou again for the lovely review and we hope to see you again very soon!.

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Great basic site. Perfect if you want the rustic camping experience.21/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Everything

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    The toilets pretty smelly by Sunday morning

From the manager...

Thankyou for your lovely review. Apologies if the toilets did get a bit smelly, we always do our best to keep them spotlessly clean and usually smelling fresh. Hopefully we will see you again soon.

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

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

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transport nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Pop-up campsite

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Location

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  • Aldfield, North Yorkshire, England, HG4 3BE
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.1183°N 1.5926°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bus Station Stand 1 — 3.1 miles
Hgte Bus Stn Stand 8 — 8.9 miles
Bus Stn Stand A — 9.2 miles
Train stations
Harrogate Rail Station — 8.9 miles
Knaresborough Rail Station — 9.0 miles
Starbeck Rail Station — 9.0 miles
Ferry ports
Transporter Bridge South Side — 35.4 miles
Airports
Leeds Bradford International Airport — 17.5 miles
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 27.9 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

A day out in Ripon (10 minutes’ drive) could look different depending on what sort of thing you enjoy… there’s the racecourse for race days (and another in Thirsk, 25 minutes’ drive away), the cathedral for some awesome architecture or the police and workhouse museums for those of you who fancy playing the role of a Victorian judge, constable or schoolteacher for a little while.

Kids with you? Lightwater Valley Theme Park (15 minutes) is all about rides for under 12s, so the smaller ones in your group will be well tended to. Playtime is maze-style at The Forbidden Corner (40 minutes) instead - the four-acre garden is made up of tunnels, follies and other challenges for children.

There’s a peaceful place or two around here, that's for sure, whether that's a cruise down the river at Newby Hall & Gardens (15 minutes), shopping down the Shambles in York (45 minutes) or wandering around the Victorian spa town of Harrogate (25 minutes). For more of the old stuff, there are guided geology walks around the cool rock formations at Brimham Rocks (10 minutes) or archery, canoeing or bushcraft in the grounds of the 14th-century Ripley Castle (15 minutes).

Must see

  • Fountains Abbey (0.5 miles)
  • RHS Garden Harlow Carr (9.4 miles)
  • Jervaulx Abbey (11.8 miles)

National Trust

  • Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden (0.5 miles)
  • Brimham Rocks (4.6 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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Through The Kissing Gate cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

Modifications are subject to a £10.00 fee.

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

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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Through The Kissing Gate will debit the balance from your card 3 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 3 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Through The Kissing Gate have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Through The Kissing Gate dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Through The Kissing Gate? A day out in Ripon (10 minutes’ drive) could look different depending on what sort of thing you enjoy… there’s the racecourse for race days (and another in Thirsk, 25 minutes’ drive … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Through The Kissing Gate?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more

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