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The Dales Camping and Caravanning

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The Dales Camping and Caravanning: Orchard pitches

General

  • Well-maintained family-run site next to Thornton Steward Reservoir
  • On the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, 10 mins' drive from Jervaulx Abbey
  • Fishing passes available; great stargazing and wildlife-spotting

With the Dales rolling out all around and a reservoir that catches some spectacular sunsets, you’re in for some splendid scenery and wildlife at The Dales Camping and Caravanning. This place is excellently rural and set on the edge of Thornton Steward Reservoir in an excellent Yorkshire Dales location between Bedale and Leyburn (and around 10 minutes’ drive from each).

This is a handy spot to get to as it’s not far from the A1(M), and a handy spot for getting out and about too: Coverdale, Swaledale and the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are all within a short drive. Cyclists have plenty of fine routes to choose from, including following in the tyre tracks of the Tour de Yorkshire, which has run past here before.

Being so close to the reservoir also means easy access for fishing (with day passes available to pre-order) or spending some time wildlife-spotting (oystercatchers, buzzards, owls and bats are regular visitors, and there’s also the occasional osprey and sea eagle). The rural setting is also splendid for stargazing: there were great views of the comet Neowise from here in 2020.

Several thoughtful touches have been thrown in at this site, including fire grates for your campfires and barbecues, a custom-built timber amenities block (with toilets, showers and a hot-water washing-up area) and wheelbarrows (sweetly named after the family's children) for carting your kit around so the site can remain car-free.

Dogs are welcome on site as long as they’re kept on a lead and owners clean up after them and dispose of mess in the bins provided.

Please note

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Protective masks must be worn at all times in common areas.

If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

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).

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.


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9.6

Overall rating based on 241 reviews

 

98% would recommend this site to a friend.

96% would stay here again.

  87% described as Peaceful ?

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To say it was chilly weather we had a really great short stay here25/09/2022

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

  • 'Open green' side hedge non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The location, the hidden treehouse for the kids , tree swings in the woods, clean and warm showers , family bathroom with changing table, little park , bouncy castle

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Will definitely return20/09/2022

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

  • 'Open green' side hedge non-electric grass tent pitch
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    The site was lovely and clean and friendly kids absolutely loved it we would definitely return

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Will be camping here again20/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • 'Open green' side hedge non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Location. Ease of setting up and friendly welcoming

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Great site, well maintained, good level pitches.18/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • The Old Court non-electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Peaceful place, very clean and tidy. Showers free and lovely and hot! Well maintained place.

    Disliked: 

    No WiFi or phone reception at all.

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The whole site09/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSam R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • #1 electric grass tent pitch (family)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The whole site

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Family friendly. Fun. Relaxed. Clean.08/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • 'Open green' side hedge non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Loved the setting. Quiet farm, very relaxed atmosphere and nice walk around the reservoir. Children’s play area. Proper plumbed toilets and water facilities. Fridge and Freezer.
    Dark sky area. Fantastic stars on clear night.

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Best toilets, and even had huge freezer storage, excellent play area.07/09/2022

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

  • Woodland non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Everything

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    Nothing

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The site is extremely clean and tidy! Perfect place to relax!05/09/2022

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

  • The Old Court non-electric hardstanding touring pitch
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    Friendly owners and extremely clean facilities.

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Enjoyable stay05/09/2022

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

  • Woodland non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Good facilities showers and toilet cubicles clean and tidy good tidy site plenty of space

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Lovely, quiet and peaceful site in remote location.04/09/2022

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

  • #4 electric grass tent pitch (family)
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  • Liked: 

    A lovely quiet and peaceful site. Loved the remoteness of where we were and the surrounding views were lovely. The pitches and site as a whole were clean and well kept. The site was not busy at all when we stayed which was perfect for us. Toilet facilities were fine and were always clean. Always hot water in the showers and washing up sink. The kids enjoyed the play park and the open field for playing football, tennis etc.

    Disliked: 

    Information regarding check in was a little confusing. Prior to arrival we received an email asking us to watch a self check in video. Clicked on the link to receive a message that said the video was coming soon and to check in using the shop opening times. Shop opening times for Tuesdays (our arrival day) was 12pm to 2pm. However, elsewhere in the website it says you cannot check in before 2pm. We had tried contacting the site using the number and emails provided on a number of occasions regarding a different issue but there was no response so we just had to turn up and hope for the best. We arrived around 1pm to find the shop closed and the place deserted. Again we couldn't get through to the number provided so just had to pitch up where we believed we were allocated. At the shop, we saw another notice that said check in was between 12pm and 6pm so 3 different information seen regarding check in. Toilets/showers could do with shelves and hooks to put your wash bag and clothing and could also do with a bigger sized wash basin. The ones they have are really just hand wash sinks.

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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Hand sanitising stations

More frequent emptying of bins

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent 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

D. of E. 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

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Thornton Grange, No Mans Moor Lane, Thornton Steward, North Yorkshire, England, HG4 4BQ
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.2896°N 1.7223°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
The Angel — 7.1 miles
High Green — 7.1 miles
Bus Station Stand 1 — 13.3 miles
Train stations
Northallerton Rail Station — 11.8 miles
Thirsk Rail Station — 14.8 miles
Darlington Rail Station — 17.5 miles
Ferry ports
Transporter Bridge South Side — 28.4 miles
Transporter Bridge North Side — 28.6 miles
Airports
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 19.2 miles
Leeds Bradford International Airport — 29.2 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

History fan? You won’t be short of places of interest, whether it’s the ruins of Jervaulx Abbey (10 minutes’ drive), Middleham Castle (10 minutes) and Druid’s Temple (25 minutes) or the more well-maintained Cistercian abbey remains at Fountains Abbey (35 minutes). Richmond Castle (25 minutes) and Bolton Castle (25 minutes) are some other nearby castles.

If tasting your way around a new place is your kind of approach, Brymor Ice Cream (10 minutes) sells traditional Yorkshire ice cream as a treat after the local walks. Wensleydale Creamery (40 minutes) is another prime foodie spot, all about the dairy stuff, and seeing how Wensleydale cheese is fashioned. For tasting the local potions, visit the Black Sheep Brewery (15 minutes) too.

When you’re looking for some more adventurous pursuits, the Aysgarth Falls (25 minutes) and the Thorp Perrow - Arboretum and Bird of Prey & Mammal Centre (15 minutes) will give you a good dose of nature and wildlife.

As for family-friendly places with labyrinths or a few thrills, check out The Forbidden Corner (15 minutes) and the Lightwater Valley Theme Park (25 minutes) too.

Must see

  • Jervaulx Abbey (1.7 miles)
  • Richmond Castle (7.8 miles)
  • Easby Abbey (EH) (8.2 miles)

National Trust

  • Braithwaite Hall (3.9 miles)
  • Moulton Hall (9.8 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. –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Latest arrival time on Sunday is 5pm

The Dales Camping and Caravanning cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

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. The Dales Camping and Caravanning 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, 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 The Dales Camping and Caravanning have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The Dales Camping and Caravanning dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near The Dales Camping and Caravanning? History fan? You won’t be short of places of interest, whether it’s the ruins of Jervaulx Abbey (10 minutes’ drive), Middleham Castle (10 minutes) and Druid’s Temple (25 minutes) or the more … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Dales Camping and Caravanning?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.

    Latest arrival time on Sunday is 5pm

    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at The Dales Camping and Caravanning? From £25 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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