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Stable Fell Campsite

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StableFell is the pot of campfire gold at the end of the rainbow!

General

  • Back to basics stays in the Yorkshire Dales
  • Near Yorkshire's biggest natural lake for fishing and sailing
  • A 15-minute drive from the market town of Hawes

Back to basics stays slap bang in the middle of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, with weeks' worth of watery sports and other activities on the doorstep – anyone would be happy trotting along to the acclaimed Stable Fell Campsite, among the scenic limestone hills of the Yorkshire Dales.

This is the sort of site that experienced guests call a 'find': back to basics but with very clean toilets and hot showers; friendly welcoming owners; quiet; in a wildlife haven with spectacular views; and in the countryside but conveniently sited with a heap of things to do very close by.

Lake Semerwater, Yorkshire's biggest natural lake, is a half a mile's walk from Stable Fell across the fields or a mile and a half by car, and popular with canoeists, sailors, windsurfers and anglers, who come to try their luck at the brimming stocks of bream, brown trout, perch, pike and roach.

Other outdoor options nearby? Try scenic hikes, pony trekking, deer stalking, birdwatching, cycling, mountain biking… Bainbridge, part of the 2014 Tour de France route, is three miles away and the site has easy access to the village of Askrigg and to the market town of Hawes, 15 minutes' drive away.

Stable Fell is open all year and welcomes families, couples, quiet groups and dogs. The pitches are of unlimited size with plenty of space for all – just the ticket for setting up a campfire after a day getting active around the Dales.

Please note

Dogs are not allowed in the on-site accommodations.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

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

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Only firewood purchased on the campsite is allowed to be used on the campfires.

No amplified music is allowed at any time on this site.

All tents must be moved to a different pitch after 4 days in order to maintain the lifetime of the grass.

Please note that to prevent boiler damage, the showers will not be operating in cold weather conditions of 2C or below.


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9.2

Overall rating based on 261 reviews

 

91% would recommend this park to a friend.

88% would stay here again.

 

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79% described Stable Fell Campsite as Peaceful ?

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A beautiful location with camp fires to relax around in ... 06/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Bruce S. Confirmed

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    A beautiful location with camp fires to relax around in the evening which is what camping is about with access to wood and ice cream a great combination. My twin daughters loved the wheelbarrows used to transport everything from the car which they then used to ferry themselves in to the toilets and around the site.

    Disliked: 

    Leaving to go home

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Anonymous user

Facilities were as stated. Good views . 06/04/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anonymous Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Facilities were as stated. Good views .

    Disliked: 

    Fellow campers talked until 4am.

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Brilliant! 06/03/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Aaron L. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Clean quite site with friendly hosts

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Hospitality 06/04/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Kasia M. Confirmed

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Hospitality

    Disliked: 

    weather

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Excellent site. Good facilities and showers 06/03/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Martyn S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Wilderness and no WiFi or mobile signal

    Disliked: 

    A bit open to the elements.

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A very nice remote campsite with friendly owners 06/03/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Daniel U. Confirmed

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    A family friendly campsite, the owners are very nice, and helpful. It is remote, lets you relax without WiFi and phone, and the hills are on the "doorstep".

    Disliked: 

    Facilities are a little on the rudimentary side. This is as advertised, and not a huge problem though.
    One issue is with capacity - there is only one washing up sink with warm water, and only two showers, especially the washing up is a bottleneck.

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Go-to site when we’re in the area 👍 06/03/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Scott W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Picturesque site; excellent pitch for our own two-person tent; well organised; friendly and thoughtful owners who invited us to store our tandem in a secure barn (gratefully accepted); great atmosphere on-site (lively without being too noisy - perfect for us); too tired to try out the open-fire facilities!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Friendly staff, basic but clean facilities. Beautiful surroundings. 06/03/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Rebecca G. Confirmed

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very friendly couple running the campsite. Welcoming and made sure we were comfortable and had all we needed. Facilities were clean, we had access to our own fire pit with wood for purchase at campsite. Children enjoyed the space to run around and play. Peaceful campsite in beautiful surroundings. Family friendly.

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Staff were welcoming and friendly, facilities could be improved. 06/03/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anonymous Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The quiet campsite and lack of mobile signal

    Disliked: 

    The facilities were extremely basic. We expected basic but not plywood doors and mixed sex facilities. Didn't feel comfortable showering in mixed sex facilities.

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Guy and Alyson are fabulous hosts, beautiful strong too 06/03/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Richard M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Loved the setting, a beautiful place

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Features

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

Takeout

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Restrooms

Shower available

Tents for hire

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Bush

Hikers’ paradise

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Farm

Small (11-25 sites)

Camping 2.0

Pre-erected tents

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

Location

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  • Stable Cottage, Nr Lake Semerwater, Marsett, North Yorkshire, England, DL8 3DG
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.2702°N 2.1506°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Kirkby Stephen: Market Square Coach Stop — 16.2 miles
Brough (Cumbria): Bypass Coach Stop — 18.8 miles
Barnard Castle: Galgate Coach Stop — 21.1 miles
Train stations
Garsdale Rail Station — 7.9 miles
Dent Rail Station — 8.7 miles
Ribblehead Rail Station — 9.6 miles
Ferry ports
Bowness on Windermere Ferry Terminal — 31.9 miles
Airports
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 33.4 miles

Directions


After arriving in Bainbridge on the A684 go through Countersett and continue towards Lake Semerwater and Marsett. At Marsett go over the bridge and keep to the righthand side of the telephone box following the sign 'to Raydale only'..

Go past the small chapel on your RIGHT, go past the lefthand fork and over the rise then turn LEFT at the STABLE FELL CAMPING sign into the woods and SLOWLY down the track continuing to the designated parking area near the barn.

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 is scenic, secluded and unspoilt all around: Stable Fell Campsite is in Raydale, a river valley on the south side of Wensleydale with spectacular scenery and miles' worth of paths for walking and cycling.

Several walks are on the doorstep, like following the route of Raydale's short River Bain to the village of Bainbridge and its Roman fort, tearoom and a couple of first-rate butchers to pick up meat for the evening campfire.

Or combine birdwatching and buying award-winning preserves with a walk around the circular footpath around the foreshore of Lake Semerwater towards the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust's nature reserve to see ducks, oystercatchers, snipe, curlews, lapwings and whooper swans – then pass the village of Stalling Busk to pick up a good haul of goodies from Raydale Preserves.

A short drive to Hawes and the home of the famed Wensleydale Cheese Creamery is also a must – you might see a foodie pattern here – and if you want to go a bit further afield, Stable Fell is a handy base for other Yorkshire attractions like the Aysgarth Falls, Leyburn, Bolton Castle and Richmond.

Must see

  • Jervaulx Abbey (16.7 miles)
  • Richmond Castle (18.9 miles)
  • Easby Abbey (EH) (19.4 miles)

National Trust

  • Malham Tarn Estate (11.7 miles)
  • Braithwaite Hall (13.7 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

RV, trailer and tent sites
Arrive:  12:30 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.
On-park accommodation
Arrive:  1:30 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

Strictly no arrivals after 9pm.

Stable Fell Campsite cancelation policy

No refunds within 30 days of arrival date.

Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

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 cancelations 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. Stable Fell Campsite will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

Hired accommodation: £100.00 ($128.90) damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted at the park

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Terms and conditions

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

Changes to your holiday
Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
Unsupervised minors must have a letter of authorization from their parents or legal guardian.

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.

Dogs
Dogs are not allowed in the on-site accommodations.
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Extras
Motorcycle(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Drones and disposable tin foil barbecues are not permitted.
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 10 p.m. and 7:30 a.m..
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: £100.00 ($128.90) damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.
Your unit must be left clean and tidy; a fine of £20.00 ($25.73) will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Occupancy
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Sites
You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig and related equipment.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
No cars/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
No vehicle movement between 9 p.m. and 7:30 a.m..

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

Additional terms

Only firewood purchased on the campsite is allowed to be used on the campfires.

No amplified music is allowed at any time on this site.

All tents must be moved to a different pitch after 4 days in order to maintain the lifetime of the grass.

Please note that to prevent boiler damage, the showers will not be operating in cold weather conditions of 2C or below.

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