Clarion Lodge Campsite

6.8 61 reviews
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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.

Campground type

Camper sites 10
Lodges, cabins, pods or huts 3
Tent sites 10
RV sites 10
Open all year

Languages spoken

English

Nearest campgrounds

Unfortunately, we have no nearby bookable campgrounds.

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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

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Small (11-25 sites)

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

Clarion Lodge Campsite

West Chevin Road

Menston

Ilkley

West Yorkshire

England

LS29 6BG

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)

GPS

53.89307°N
-1.71764°W

Nearest transport

Bus
4.8 mi Market Square
4.8 mi Market Square
5.8 mi Midland Hotel
Rail
0.7 mi Menston Rail Station
1.2 mi Guiseley Rail Station
1.8 mi Burley-in-Wharfedale Rail Station
Airport
2.9 mi Leeds Bradford International Airport

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 mi

National Media Museum 7.2 mi

Harewood House 7.8 mi

Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills 8.3 mi

RHS Garden Harlow Carr 8.5 mi

National Trust

East Riddlesden Hall 6.8 mi

Brimham Rocks 13 mi

Hardcastle Crags 15.5 mi

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden 16.6 mi

Nostell Priory and Parkland 21.4 mi

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Other

HIGH ROYDS HOSPITAL 1 mi

Around Chevin Park 1.9 mi

Lindley Woods Reservoir and Farnley Moor 3.9 mi

Ilkley Moor - White House - Swastika Stone 4.6 mi

ROBERTS PARK 4.7 mi

Local events

  • Harrogate Autumn Flower Show (Friday, September 13, 2024 – Friday, September 13, 2024)

    Ripon, England 10.5 mi

  • Great Yorkshire Show (Tuesday, July 9, 2024 – Tuesday, July 9, 2024)

    Harrogate, England 10.8 mi

  • Leeds Festival (Wednesday, August 21, 2024 – Wednesday, August 21, 2024)

    Wetherby, England 13.8 mi

  • York Early Music Festival (Saturday, July 6, 2024 – Saturday, July 6, 2024)

    York, England 26.4 mi

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.

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Very friendly, clean and views were breathtaking…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Julie Z. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Powered cement/asphalt and grass travel trailer campsite

Liked: Very friendly, clean and views were breathtaking

Disliked: N/A

Recommend to friends Visit again

Pitches pretty level and facilities pretty clean.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 4
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service No rating
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 10
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Powered cement/asphalt and grass travel trailer campsite

Liked: The views from the campsite. The lovely local towns of Otley and Ilkley. Small friendly site. The history behind the campsite displayed in the washing up cabin is a nice touch.

Disliked: The website when booking was far more detailed than just before we left. Apparently this was because the site changed hands a couple of weeks before our arrival.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Beautiful surroundings and a well maintained site. Would happily visit again.…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 8
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Hazel P. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Powered grass tent or trailer tent campsite (six person)

Liked: Beautiful surroundings and a well maintained site. Would happily visit again.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Good site with clean facilities and friendly staff. Good pitches.

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Rob B. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Powered cement/asphalt and grass travel trailer campsite

Liked: Friendly helpful staff. Excellent base for exploring the area. Clean facilities. Excellent WIFI.

Disliked: Could be noisy on the bottom pitches from the road and when wind was blowing in a certain direction planes from Leeds/Bradford were noisy taking off.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Friendly, great location, fab five night stay with friends

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Powered grass tent or trailer tent campsite

Liked: Great location

Disliked: Early morning wake up!! Should have packed my ear plug's😆

Recommend to friends Visit again

Excellent site, friendly staff it was clean, great scenery good walks.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 10
Cheryl K. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Primitive grass tent or trailer tent campsite (six person)

Liked: We loved it, it was peaceful relaxing, a very friendly atmosphere, great scenery, good walks, people were friendly. Great weather.

Disliked: Just need a play area for the children.

Recommend to friends Visit again

A stunning location and friendly atmosphere. Great for ilkley and Otle

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
David K. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Powered cement/asphalt and grass travel trailer campsite

Liked: The friendly owners and stunning views

Disliked: Needs more shower facilities

Recommend to friends Visit again

Nearer Otley than Ilkley but handy for both .

Overall 6/10
Location 4
Value for money 4
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 8
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Primitive grass tent or trailer tent campsite (six person)

Liked: New owners very enthusiastic and helpful and facilities great

Disliked: Being directly over flight path for Leeds/Bradford airport and busy road

Recommend to friends Visit again

Left straight away

Overall 2/10
Location 6
Value for money No rating
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities 2
Customer service No rating
Child friendliness 2
Cleanliness 2
Wifi No rating
nigel j. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Powered cement/asphalt and grass travel trailer campsite

Liked: Nothing

Disliked: Grubby unkept half built shower block nobody to meet or greet you

Recommend to friends Visit again

Stayed for 1 night and had a good time apart from the weather.

Overall 6/10
Location 8
Value for money 8
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 6
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 2
Tori K. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Powered grass tent or trailer tent campsite

Liked: Lovely views, clean shower block, level pitches

Disliked: Need a long electrical cable due to limited number of hookups, no WiFi.

Recommend to friends Visit again


  • 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?
    RV, travel trailer and tent sites
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
    On-park accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
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