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- 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.
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Left straight away
All facilities were past their best and the site was generally unkept
Stayed for 1 night and had a good time apart from the weather.
Small quiet site with plenty of space for the kids …
Don’t know if owners were friendly as we did not see them. Contact
Great site with level pitches and great views!
As a base to explore the local area it fits the bill very nicely.
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)
Staggered showering times
We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)
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)
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
- Coach stations
— 7.7 kilometres
7.7 kilometres Market Square — 7.7 kilometres
7.7 kilometres Midland Hotel — 9.3 kilometres
- Train stations
Menston Rail Station
— 1.2 kilometres
1.2 kilometres Guiseley Rail Station — 1.9 kilometres
1.9 kilometres Burley-in-Wharfedale Rail Station — 2.9 kilometres
- Ferry ports
Heysham Ferry Terminal
— 79.9 kilometres
Leeds Bradford International Airport
— 4.7 kilometres
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.
- East Riddlesden Hall (NT) (10.9 kilometres)
- National Media Museum (11.6 kilometres)
- Harewood House (12.5 kilometres)
- East Riddlesden Hall (10.9 kilometres)
- Brimham Rocks (20.9 kilometres)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||1 p.m. –||8 p.m.|
|Arrive:||2 p.m. –||6 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.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19.
The remainder is payable direct to Clarion Lodge Campsite on arrival.
Payment methods accepted on the parkCash
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 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: noon On-site accommodation Arrive: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. Depart by: noon