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- Pub site with 17th-century inn and moor/vale views
- Easily reachable from the A1, two miles from Masham
- Walks starting directly from the site: route copies available
Here’s a site you’ll be happy to swan around: Black Swan Holiday Park is in a hidden spot in the Yorkshire Dales and just next to a 17th-century inn dishing up home-cooked food among views of the moors and the Vale of York. Hurrah, hooray and pass the Black Sheep bitter.
No eating like a bird either: the Black Swan food is properly portioned with plenty to pick from, and there are several veggie options as well as themed evenings such as steak nights (occasionally with non-local samplings like springbok or ostrich). The bar meals are served at lunchtime, with a bistro in the evenings and a roast lunch on Sundays with locally sourced meat and homemade desserts, alongside local and guest ales. (As you can probably imagine, all this is rather popular, so you'd do well to book yourselves a table ahead of your trip as space can't be guaranteed otherwise.)
Getting swanwards is simple: the pub is easily reached from the A1 and is in the old village of Fearby, two miles from Masham. Once there, two walks start directly from the site; ask staff for copies of the routes.
Black Swan guests have access to a shower and toilet block.
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Pub was a bit pricey but site was great, bathroom facilities excellent
Fabulous site, great facilities and friendly staff. Pub is superb
Excellent pub site clean facilities friendly staff.
all goo clean tidy short grass great views and location
Lovely toilets/shower block, well kept grounds, and Lovely country pub
Check-in: contactless (in person)
Check-in: one group at a time
Digital food/drink menus
Distance markers in shared facilities
Extra spacing in seated areas
Hand sanitizing stations
One-way flow for entering/leaving buildings
Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning
Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning
Leisure on park
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on park
Car parking by site/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Barbecue grills allowed
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Electric car charging point(s)
Propane/gas cylinders available
Convenience store nearby
Dog walk nearby
Public transportation nearby
Large (51-200 sites)
Horseback riding nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Touring and motorhomes
Gray water hook-up for caravans
Water hook-up points for caravans
- Coach stations
Bus Station Stand 1
— 15.5 kilometres
15.5 kilometres The Angel — 17.8 kilometres
17.8 kilometres High Green — 17.9 kilometres
- Train stations
Northallerton Rail Station
— 21.2 kilometres
21.2 kilometres Thirsk Rail Station — 21.9 kilometres
21.9 kilometres Harrogate Rail Station — 27.9 kilometres
- Ferry ports
Transporter Bridge South Side
— 50.8 kilometres
Durham Tees Valley Airport
— 36.7 kilometres
36.7 kilometres Leeds Bradford International Airport — 39.6 kilometres
Those Black Swan walks first: the pub team has put together details of two local walks direct from your pitch, including a five-mile trek to 19th-century folly The Druid’s Temple, built by a local squire as a mini Stonehenge.
There are walks for all levels in this part of the Yorkshire Dales: if you’re feeling fit, you can stride off into the moorland; if not, ask about the easy riverside strolls nearby. Most Ordnance Survey paths around here are accessible but some aren't well used, so hone your navigational skills before setting off.
Masham is easily reached by foot and has Georgian architecture, two breweries and one of the biggest markets in the area (on Wednesdays and Saturdays); bike hire is available here too.
The Black Swan can be used as a base for beetling around the Yorkshire moors whatever your activity level after a few Yorkshire ales the night before: high ropes adventure courses are at nearby Aerial Extreme, clay pigeon shooting within a mile and off-road 4X4 driving/quad biking nearby for the energetic. The 18-mile route of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway or exploring the many nearby market towns are topping options for the more moderately minded.
You may of course have no say in deciding your activity levels/options if the kids are with you; if so, you’ll probably end up at Lightwater Valley eight miles away, home of the country’s first Angry Birds activity park and with a farm park and falconry. And even culture-resistant kids should like the Beamish living museum in Co Durham with its regular events and costumed guides…
- Jervaulx Abbey (5.2 kilometres)
- Fountains Abbey (14.3 kilometres)
- Richmond Castle (19.9 kilometres)
- Braithwaite Hall (8.3 kilometres)
- Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden (14.3 kilometres)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||noon –||8 p.m.|
|Depart by:||11 a.m.|
Black Swan Holiday Park cancellation policy
No refunds within 15 days of arrival date.
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.
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Black Swan Holiday Park will debit the balance from your card 15 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 15 days then the balance will be taken immediately.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.
Payment methods accepted on the parkVisa
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Black Swan Holiday Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Black Swan Holiday Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Black Swan Holiday Park? Those Black Swan walks first: the pub team has put together details of two local walks direct from your pitch, including a five-mile trek to 19th-century folly The Druid’s Temple, built by … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Black Swan Holiday Park?
Camping and touring Arrive: noon – 8 p.m. Depart by: 11 a.m.