Book 5,344 campgrounds, glamping sites and RV parks throughout the Americas, Europe and UK.

Feefo service rating

Clarion Lodge Campsite

8

This park does not currently take bookings here on Pitchup.com.

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.


Arrive:
Depart: (2 nights)
Party:

Edit search…

Click/tap once to select your first day, and again for your departure day.


Booking as a group?

Reviews

8

Overall rating based on 213 reviews

 

77% would recommend this park to a friend.

77% would stay here again.

  63% described as Spectacular scenery ?

More ratings

Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi



Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Reset filters

Left straight away08/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomnigel j.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered cement/asphalt and grass travel trailer site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nothing

    Disliked: 

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

Overall
2
Location
Value for money
(No rating)
Accommodation
(No rating)
Facilities/activities
Customer service
(No rating)
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi
(No rating)

All facilities were past their best and the site was generally unkept08/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomStacey J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered cement/asphalt and grass travel trailer site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location

    Disliked: 

    Showers, site, facilities

Overall
4
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
(No rating)
Facilities/activities
Customer service
(No rating)
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi
(No rating)

Stayed for 1 night and had a good time apart from the weather.08/01/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTori K.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered grass tent or trailer tent site (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely views, clean shower block, level pitches

    Disliked: 

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

Overall
6
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi
Anonymous user

Close to Ilkley and Otley08/01/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered cement/asphalt and grass travel trailer site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Close to Ilkley and Otley

    Disliked: 

    The noise from the busy road and the planes from Leeds airport.
    Toilet block was dangerous.
    One pub within walking distance, extortionate prices.

Overall
2
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi
(No rating)

Small quiet site with plenty of space for the kids …07/25/2022

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

  • Powered cement/asphalt and grass travel trailer site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Small quiet site with plenty of space for the kids to run around. Friendly guests.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

Overall
10
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi
(No rating)
Anonymous user

Level pitches across 3 teirs. Local pub at top of road.07/25/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered grass tent or trailer tent site (six person)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    View from the site. Most people were staying in campervans, motor homes and caravans so the toilet block was always empty. It's only a 4 minute drive to town of Otley. Great base for exploring.

    Disliked: 

    Could be a dislike to some, it's on a noisy flight path, luckily I had ear plugs and my toddler loves planes.
    It's like a contactless Campsite so you don't see any staff, just follow the board to where you pitch. I'm not sure when the toilets get cleaned but I'm sure it does.
    No fires even if raised.

Overall
6
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi
(No rating)
Anonymous user

Would not go again.07/25/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Powered grass tent or trailer tent site (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The view and central location.

    Disliked: 

    The early morning wake up call from aeroplanes going overhead and the water damaged ceilings in the utilities block we could manage. It was the bagged up urinal which had been disconnected, but its waste pipe was stuffed with toilet paper and still connected the other urinal's waste outlet which meant at every flush waste water leaked out. Coupled with the blocked drain in the male shower, and a cravanner tipping his human waste down a drain next to the washing up facility rather than walk to the Elsan point meant this was the only site we have ever left after a single night in 40ish years of camping. Perhaps if the site was less "hands off" and had a reception presence, some of this may not have happened.

Overall
4
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
(No rating)
Cleanliness
Wifi

Don’t know if owners were friendly as we did not see them. Contact07/20/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPeter T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered cement/asphalt and grass travel trailer site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The location and surrounding areas, and views from the site.

    Disliked: 

    The overall tidiness of the site.

Overall
6
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
(No rating)
Customer service
(No rating)
Child friendliness
(No rating)
Cleanliness
Wifi

Great site with level pitches and great views!07/18/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGemma P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The location was lovely with great views and a local pub plus easy to get out exploring the local areas and attractions.

    The pitches were of a good size, level ground and not cramped in.

    Disliked: 

    The low flying aircraft coming to and from LBA might be off putting to some but us and the kids loved it!

Overall
10
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi
(No rating)

As a base to explore the local area it fits the bill very nicely.07/15/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMick H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Primitive grass tent or trailer tent site (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The location was spot on. Great views across the valley.

    Disliked: 

    The bathroom block could do with a bit of TLC but it was functional and clean.

Overall
8
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi

Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

Dedicated toilet facility per glamping unit

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Hand sanitizing 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 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

[[ campsite.name ]]
This park does not currently take bookings here on Pitchup.com.
[[ place.name ]]
  • West Chevin Road, Menston, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, England, LS29 6BG
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 53.8931°N 1.7176°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Market Square — 4.8 miles
Market Square — 4.8 miles
Midland Hotel — 5.8 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

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

Clarion Lodge Campsite cancelation 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 cancelations 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 direct to Clarion Lodge Campsite on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted at the park

Cash

Terms and conditions

Park 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?
    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
    Read more

Close

Your claim is being sent…

Close

Contact clarion-lodge-campsite


Close

Terms and conditions

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

Coronavirus

Admission

Arrivals and departures

Dogs

General

Occupancy

Reception

Safety

Sites

Taxes

Vehicles

Visitors

Close