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Otterington Park

9.5

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General

  • Well-maintained park in the Vale of York
  • Near James Herriot and Brontë country in Thirsk and Haworth
  • Private fishing lake, nature trails and heated amenities block

Set in the Vale of York near the market town of Thirsk (Darrowby in the James Herriot books), Otterington Park is a place to please all creatures great and small.

Grownups can angle for a spot to land several fishy types at the park’s private one-acre fishing lake, while tiddlers can caper along the nature walks laid on exclusively for Otterington Park fry of all sizes. Then try a tramp along the stream or breaking out the hard-boiled eggs in one of the picnic areas: the park covers 25 acres so even solitary types should be able to find a secluded spot to sink down in.

The site has a heated amenities block with ladies’ and gents’ toilets, shower rooms, a bathroom and disabled facilities. There’s also a parent and baby washroom, launderette and a play area for the tadpoles...

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award

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9.5

Overall rating based on 127 reviews

 

94% would recommend this site to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

  87% described as Peaceful ?

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Excellent family friendly site10/25/2020

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

  • Electric gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    How close tha park was for the kids to play and us to watch from our van

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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The site was very clean and well laid out. The …10/23/2020

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

  • Electric gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The site was very clean and well laid out. The toilet/shower block was immaculate with a lovely warm floor in the shower. Our dog enjoyed the exercise field and the freedom to run and the walks.

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Great site10/23/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSally C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The staff who were very helpful and facilities were very clean and warm

    Disliked: 

    The weather

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Well organised site, and modern clean shower/toilet blocks.Nice level pitches10/19/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGraham B.Confirmed

  • Electric gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Well organised site, and modern clean shower/toilet blocks.Nice level pitches

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Exceptional clean, very large pitch. Children’s play area looked great10/19/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJohn M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Exceptional clean, very large pitch. Children’s play area looked great.
    Would definitely book again

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Lovely stay, impressive site, a few tweaks it would be 10/1010/19/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely site. Really good job of extending the park. You can see the owners have invested a lot of money here. New area pitches, level and large with electric h/u and water in situ. Toilet block lovely and immaculatly clean. Lovely new play area for children, nice reception and little shop.

    Disliked: 

    Needs a side gate from pitches to dog field. Gate already there, but locked. More lights needed on a night, only 2 on our row and they were right at the other end of the field. Wouldnt want a pitch adjacent to railway line as it was very noisy. Maybe more space needed to park to check in, as cars queuing blocked the road to other users.

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Spotless facilities friendly staff.10/14/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGraham G.Confirmed

  • Electric gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very clean well kept site

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We liked everything best pitch I have been on and …10/12/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomChristine O.Confirmed

  • Electric gravel touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    We liked everything best pitch I have been on and very clean facilities

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike

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Everything it is hands down the best place we have …10/12/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomkatie m.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Everything it is hands down the best place we have stayed in the 3yrs we have been touring
    Very easy to get to no narrow back streets
    Fresh eggs for the shop (all double yolks )

    Disliked: 

    It closes November to March 😢

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Excellent site good facilities, toilets and showers very clean and gr10/11/2020

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

  • Electric gravel touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Toilets, showers pitchs

    Disliked: 

    Norhing

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Features

Coronavirus

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

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies 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

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

No hot water

No potable water point

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Large (51-200 sites)

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Restaurant nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Seasonal sites

Tourer storage facilities

Location

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  • South Otterington, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, England, DL7 9JB
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 54.2879°N 1.4220°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Thirsk: Market Place Clock Coach Stop — 8.0 kilometres
Catterick Coach Stop — 16.8 kilometres
Ripon Bus Station — 18.0 kilometres
Train stations
Northallerton Rail Station — 5.2 kilometres
Thirsk Rail Station — 7.4 kilometres
Yarm Rail Station — 23.4 kilometres
Ferry ports
Transporter Bridge South Side — 35.2 kilometres
Transporter Bridge North Side — 35.4 kilometres
Airports
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 24.8 kilometres

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

Use Otterington Park as a base to explore the Yorkshire moors and dales: local rights of way are a short distance from the park and walking maps are available from reception. Brontë and James Herriot country are both nearby for hikes, cycling or horseback cantering; the James Herriot visitor attraction and museum is in nearby Thirsk.

York and the spa town of Harrogate are easily reachable too, as is Durham, a must-see with its Norman cathedral and 11th-century castle. There are Park and Ride schemes at both Durham and York if you’d rather not take the car.

And no trip to Yorkshire would be complete without a trip to the seaside: scare the kids silly by ghoulishly relating Dracula’s tale to them over fish and chips on the beach at Whitby, then cruise along to coastal fishing villages such as Staithes and Runswick Bay, or arrow along to Robin Hood’s Bay just an hour’s drive from Otterington.

The kids can paddle in the beck at the Falling Foss waterfall before behaving very nicely during a cream tea in the acclaimed tea garden at the waterfall’s top, then get scared silly all over again on the Robin Hood’s Bay ghost walk telling the story of the bay’s smugglers, sailors, myths and folklore (details from the Robin Hood’s Bay visitor centre or Whitby's tourist information centre).

Must see

  • Rievaulx Abbey (20.1 kilometres)
  • Rievaulx Terrace & Temples (NT) (20.4 kilometres)
  • Jervaulx Abbey (20.6 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Mount Grace Priory (12.3 kilometres)
  • Rievaulx Terrace (20.5 kilometres)

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

Camping and touring
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  noon
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  noon

Otterington Park cancellation policy

No refunds within 3 weeks 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.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Otterington Park will debit the balance from your card 3 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 3 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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  • Does Otterington Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Otterington Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Otterington Park? Use Otterington Park as a base to explore the Yorkshire moors and dales: local rights of way are a short distance from the park and walking maps are available from reception. Brontë … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Otterington Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
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