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Clarion Lodge Campsite: Grass pitches surrounded by trees

General

  • Small family-run site five minutes' drive from Menston and Otley
  • Half an hour's drive from Leeds, Bradford and Harrogate
  • Views over Wharfe Valley and a few minutes from the Yorkshire Dales

Town or country? No such pesky decisions to be made when staying at Clarion Lodge Campsite – its handy Menston location means your answer can be a laidback ‘both, ta’.

Settle at this small family-run site and you can say yes to many of Yorkshire’s finest offerings: Leeds, Bradford and Harrogate are all about a half-hour drive away for those times when you seek museums, restaurants, shops and nightlife, and the wide open spaces of the Yorkshire Dales are just a couple of miles away when you’ve got something rather more rural in mind.

Sneak previews of your rural surrounds are on offer on site, for this peaceful place has fab views out over the Wharfe Valley from its elevated location on the Chevin. Don’t be fooled by that rustic outlook, however; you’re not completely out in the countryside here. The little towns of Menston and Otley are both a mile away for train trips, riverside walks, supermarket supplies and takeaway curries; even more convenient is the kid- and dog-friendly 18th-century country inn a mere five minutes’ amble from the site.

This is a place that appreciates its peace and quiet, so there’s no large groups or music allowed. Ball games and barbecues are welcome but you’ll be asked to keep the hubbub down as night falls so that everyone can enjoy a bit of kip. Facilities are similarly low key: a tourist info point, a gents’ and ladies’ toilet block and a log cabin washing-up area keeping you clean and comfy.

Please note

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

Tents are not accepted until Monday 17 May 2021.

Group bookings of 4 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

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).

Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

The toilet facilities are closed until Monday 17 May 2021. Guests will need to use their own facilities.

The shower facilities are closed until Monday 17 May 2021. Guests will need to use their own facilities.

Guests must bring their own duvets, pillows, sheets and towels when staying in rental accommodation. You will not be allowed to stay if you do not bring these items.


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8.8

Overall rating based on 147 reviews

 

89% would recommend this site to a friend.

88% would stay here again.

  78% described as Spectacular scenery ?

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Great owners, facilities basic but all you need is there02/11/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch (six man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Unfortunately, we were flooded out 3 days and 2 nights in a row but after speaking with the husband he arranged with his wife so that we could move pitch after giving us a dry night in one of their Wigwams. The following day we repitched with a new tent and the help of Jo who was very accommodating and helpful. It may not have been the best time of year to go camping but we had fun despite the weather 😀 ok it was wet and muddy and someone broke the shower off the wall but you could still get clean, plenty of sanitiser was in the bathroom. The electric hook up for both pitches were close by and the second move took us next to the washing up area, bonus in bad weather. Fantastic area to stay in, beautiful scenery and central to plenty of places to visit.

    Disliked: 

    The weather.

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Great small site with fantastic view and great pub up the road.28/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomchristine c.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Views, toilet block

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Anonymous user

View, location at the top of the site, cabin novelty …27/10/2020

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  • Camping pod
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    View, location at the top of the site, cabin novelty and outdoor fairy lights. Microwave, kettle, fridge and crockery/cutlery. Comfy mattresses.

    Disliked: 

    Having to take torch to portaloo toilet as no inside light, flush lever up to 20 times to flush, and there being no running tap water to wash hands. We were told to use the next one along which did have water to wash hands, but only cold. We were trying to avoid using the communal toilet block due to covid and potential germ spreading but in the end it was easier (and possibly more hygienic?) than using the portaloo as it was perfectly clean and had hot water.

    Cabin would benefit from more corner mood lighting to give it a softer, calmer atmosphere. We brought our own fairy lights for the inside, but having them provided would be a nice touch.

    The door needs a catch on it so it can be clicked shut but not lock every time someone goes out, as it got annoying having the door swing wide open when someone had gone out and tried to push it shut, and annoying to have to knock to be let back in afterwards.

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Within half our walking distance it nearby towns an railway stations27/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAdrian G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location friendly owner

    Disliked: 

    This is not a dislike but one shower could be a problem when busy didn't affect us

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Excellent place to stay, very clean pod and shower/toilet block.26/10/2020

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

  • Camping pod
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Clean and spacious pod.

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Anonymous user

Clean facilities but hook up point too far away25/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Clean toilet facilities

    Disliked: 

    Electric hookup point was too far away from our pitch to reach

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Small compact site, easy to find and access. Noticeboard with …22/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDaryl W.Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Small compact site, easy to find and access. Noticeboard with pitch allocation allowed easy late arrival. Facilities adequate and clean. Hard standing pitch for camper van nice and level with access to electric hook up. Excellent WiFi across the site.

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Anonymous user

disappointing12/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    not much

    Disliked: 

    'Hardstanding' consisted as limited stone covered in mud/dirt - could not get out of the vehicle of without getting muddy
    Electrics were all from one single point - too far away from the pitch for a standard cable to reach - so could not use main electrics

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Love it sssooo clean thank you04/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPaul G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Brilliant, Clean... And, well hard to describe... We turned up, set up and went a aaaarhhh... Chill... In these C19 times & both of us working in Care(home) (wife a care home manager) .. Being able to kick off & relax Brilliant. The site is ssssoooooo clean along with the facilities thank you.... Views, astounding... What's the saying "Location, location, location" Otley Close by... Rumbling Tum Café gets 2 thumbs...I'm struggling to exalt my "likes" other than to say "we will be back!" well I hope! So layed back thank you!

    Disliked: 

    Leaving, shortness of stay, the road up from Otley.
    Having read other reviews... Yes can be ground water holding problems... I'm sure if the owner could control the weather they would. People need to realise Installing a ground drainage system isn't an easy/straight forward task.
    A little tight with a 7.5m van but we did it I hope I didn't chew the grass up too much
    Aeroplanes... Yep... Once again, if an anti aircraft battery was installed.... Oops can't say that... I didn't find the aeroplanes a nuisance... But I'm of an age were I still look up for/at them... Surely kids love it...

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Helpful staff16/10/2020

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

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Helpful staff

    Disliked: 

    None

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

Dedicated toilet facility per glamping unit

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Hand sanitising stations

More frequent emptying of bins

Removal of soft furnishings (e.g. decorative cushions)

We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)

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

Peaceful

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

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  • West Chevin Road, Menston, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, England, LS29 6BG
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 53.8931°N 1.7176°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Guiseley: Library Bus Stop — 1.4 miles
Leeds Bradford Airport: Bus Stop — 2.9 miles
Shipley: Market Square Coach Stop — 4.8 miles
Train stations
Menston Rail Station — 0.7 miles
Guiseley Rail Station — 1.2 miles
Burley-in-Wharfedale Rail Station — 1.8 miles
Ferry ports
Heysham Ferry Terminal — 49.7 miles
Airports
Leeds Bradford International Airport — 2.9 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

All set for fresh air? You’re in the right place: the Chevin is a great base for walks and other outdoorsy outings. Climbers can cling to Caley Crags, Armscliffe Crag and the Cow and Calf (all within a 20-minute drive), golfers can take aim at a couple of courses within 15 minutes and there are orienteering courses five minutes away in Chevin Forest Park.

For a slice of history as you wander, head to Harewood House (20 minutes’ drive), Skipton Castle (half an hour) or Bolton Abbey (half an hour), stopping for a ride on the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway for added nostalgia. If a bit of animal magic’s more your style, head to Hesketh Farm Park or the Tropical World Leeds zoo, both half an hour away.

More interested in a slice of cake? The famed Betty’s tearooms in Harrogate (also half an hour) make a tasty stop on a tour of the town, taking in the Valley Gardens, Pump Room Gallery and a trip out to the RHS Harlow Carr Gardens.

Must see

  • East Riddlesden Hall (NT) (6.8 miles)
  • National Media Museum (7.2 miles)
  • Harewood House (7.8 miles)

National Trust

  • East Riddlesden Hall (6.8 miles)
  • Brimham Rocks (13.0 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:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  12 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  12 p.m.

Clarion Lodge Campsite cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted on the park

Cash

Terms and conditions

Site 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 Clarion Lodge Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Clarion Lodge Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Clarion Lodge Campsite? All set for fresh air? You’re in the right place: the Chevin is a great base for walks and other outdoorsy outings. Climbers can cling to Caley Crags, Armscliffe Crag and the … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Clarion Lodge Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Clarion Lodge Campsite? From £20 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

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.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Coronavirus
Guests must bring their own duvets, pillows, sheets and towels when staying in rental accommodation. You will not be allowed to stay if you do not bring these items.
Protective masks must be worn at all times in common areas.
Tents are not accepted until Monday 17 May 2021.
The shower facilities are closed until Monday 17 May 2021. Guests will need to use their own facilities.
The toilet facilities are closed until Monday 17 May 2021. Guests will need to use their own facilities.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
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).

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 9 p.m. and 9 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
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.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
Group bookings of 4 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.
Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Reception
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. between 01/01 and 31/12.
Reception is unmanned after 6 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

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.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/campervan please select the extra.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

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