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- 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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Loved this campsite. Lots of space for the children to …
Easy access to site, beautiful views, has all the facilities …
Basic but everything you need, clean, great views, walks, very frie
beautiful site, very well kept, very clean facilities, brilliant staff
Wonderfully relaxing, peaceful and perfect location for many yorkshire
Great pop up site
From the manager...
Thankyou for your lovely review. we are glad you enjoyed the barn area!. Hope to see you all again very soon!
From the manager...
Glad you enjoyed your stay, thankyou again for the lovely review and we hope to see you again very soon!.
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.
Check-in: self check-in (unattended)
Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided
Shared spaces: daily deep 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
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
Public transport nearby
Medium (26-50 pitches)
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
- Coach stations
Bus Station Stand 1
— 3.1 miles
3.1 miles Hgte Bus Stn Stand 8 — 8.9 miles
8.9 miles Bus Stn Stand A — 9.2 miles
- Train stations
Harrogate Rail Station
— 8.9 miles
8.9 miles Knaresborough Rail Station — 9.0 miles
9.0 miles Starbeck Rail Station — 9.0 miles
- Ferry ports
Transporter Bridge South Side
— 35.4 miles
Leeds Bradford International Airport
— 17.5 miles
17.5 miles Durham Tees Valley Airport — 27.9 miles
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).
- Fountains Abbey (0.5 miles)
- RHS Garden Harlow Carr (9.4 miles)
- Jervaulx Abbey (11.8 miles)
- Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden (0.5 miles)
- Brimham Rocks (4.6 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
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.
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 parkCash
Terms and conditionsSite 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.