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Venus Campsite

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General

  • Spacious and peaceful eco-friendly site with scenic countryside views
  • A 10-minute drive from Ripon and 40 minutes from York
  • A 20-minute drive to Lightwater Valley; Europe's longest rollercoaster

Travelling up hills, down dales and across moors? Settle in for hols and pitstops at Venus Campsite, a family-friendly site less than five minutes’ drive from the A1 and 10 minutes from the North Yorkshire city of Ripon.

Whether sticking around for lengthy stays or taking an overnight pause on travels north or south, this is a top spot to pitch up at. Handily placed between the Yorkshire Dales (35 minutes) and North York Moors (20 minutes) national parks, the site’s a good pick for ramblers, bikers, hikers and riders, and urbanites will be well-placed too with Ripon and York (40 minutes) within easy reach.

The site’s eco credentials should appeal to environmental warriors and worriers too: it’s a recognised eco-friendly site, with plenty of green space to roam about in for guests (and pooch), recycling facilities for sorting the detritus of getaways, and energy coming from renewables.

Feeling hungry or thirsty? A handful of country pubs serve food within about 10 minutes' drive, lots more options can be tried in Thirsk (15 minutes away) and Ripon, and glasses can be raised at the Black Sheep Brewery within 20 minutes. For self-catered stays, there’s a small grocery store five minutes away, and bigger supermarkets in Thirsk.

Please note

Group bookings of 3 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

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

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

A cable measuring at least 10 metres is needed for the electric hook-ups.

Guests under the age of 16 are not allowed on site.


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Reviews

9.2

Overall rating based on 75 reviews

 

93% would recommend this site to a friend.

89% would stay here again.

  76% described as Peaceful ?

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Ok for a quick stopover, friendly staff, clean and tidy.08/06/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Lovely little site. Clean and well kept.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing the site can do as the location is very near the A1. If you’re a light sleeper, prepare, as I did, for a sleepless night due to the traffic noise

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excellent site with easy access to main routes08/06/2020

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Well kept grounds, lovely clean toilets and showers

    Disliked: 

    nothing

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Great site but extremly rude and unprofessional owner08/07/2020

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

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

    Clean

    Disliked: 

    Owner

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Friendly site, nice to relax in, near to other places of interest08/02/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKaren B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Easy to find, clean facilities, aesthetically pleasing, friendly owner, dog friendly, lovely sunset views. You can hear the A1 at night but no probs with ear plugs :)

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Clean quiet site shame about the rudeness of staff07/31/2020

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Showers and toilets

    Disliked: 

    Owner

From the manager...

I am sorry you felt I was rude
But you booked an electric pitch for your brother
Two nights with electric which we kept and kept
Asking you if he was coming you did let us know
I thought that was very rude unfortunately
On the day of leaving I had to mention your departure
As you hadn’t packed up at twelve and I needed your
Pitch.Hope you find somewhere next time
Sarah

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The clean toilets/showers the size of the pitch07/29/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDaniel G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    The clean toilets/showers the size of the pitch

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Good place good price good for getting to York thirsk and ripon07/29/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGordon B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced asphalt and grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Easy to find just a mile off the A1 good hard standing pitch

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Excellent site, brilliant value for money07/26/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSteven G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Every thing about campsite, clean tidy, easy access to facilities. Toilets and showers spotlessly clean.
    Excellent provision in relation to Corona virus, excellent fire safety equipment.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Peaceful, relaxed and clean. The owners were very helpful.07/26/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAllison N.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Peaceful, relaxed and clean. The owners were very helpful.

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The pitches are large allowing a good deal of space …07/25/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMalcolm G.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The pitches are large allowing a good deal of space between them. Owner was very pleasant and helpfull with recommending walks and nearby attractions. As some people have commneted, there is some road noise to be heard during the day but this was barley noticable during the night.
    Site was clean and well maintained and we look forward to going again.

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Features

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Utilities

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Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Touring and motorhomes

FHU sites

Gray water hook-up for RVs/trailers

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers

Amenities on park

Bath available

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Composting toilet

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

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Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

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Rules

Adults only

Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Type

Farm

Small (11-25 sites)

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Themes

Peaceful

Location

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  • Baldersby, Ripon, North Yorkshire, England, YO7 4PS
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.1994°N 1.4604°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Ripon Bus Station — 8.1 kilometres
Thirsk: Market Place Clock Coach Stop — 8.5 kilometres
Knaresborough Bus Station — 21.3 kilometres
Train stations
Thirsk Rail Station — 6.6 kilometres
Northallerton Rail Station — 14.9 kilometres
Knaresborough Rail Station — 21.2 kilometres
Ferry ports
Transporter Bridge South Side — 45.3 kilometres
Transporter Bridge North Side — 45.5 kilometres
Airports
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 34.7 kilometres
Leeds Bradford International Airport — 39.0 kilometres

Directions


If following satnav, follow the A61 from the A1 to the village of Baldersby; the site is on the left near the 30mph signs.

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

History buffs will be well looked after hereabouts, with plenty to entertain, starting 25 minutes’ drive away at Mother Shipton’s Cave, England’s oldest tourist attraction. Plenty of stately manors are nearby too, with Newby Hall and Ripley Castle within 25 minutes, Beningbrough Hall and Garden 35 minutes from base, and the spectacular (and famed) Castle Howard within 50 minutes.

If history is preferred with an urban slant, head first to Thirsk (15 minutes) to explore the James Herriot museum, then travel on to Ripon’s cathedral and museums (10 minutes), Knaresborough’s castle and scenic viaduct (20 minutes), York’s minster, Jorvik Viking Centre and Shambles (40 minutes), and Durham’s castle, cathedral and museums (55 minutes).

Open-air time is highly recommended nearby too. Explores around the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors national parks are, of course, a must, but not at the expense of visiting the Howardian Hills (25 minutes), the balancing Brimham Rocks (30 minutes), or the stunning gardens at Studley Royal (20 minutes) and Harlow Carr (35 minutes).

Adrenaline seekers, meanwhile, should make immediate tracks to Lightwater Valley, 20 minutes away, where in addition to pedaloes, toboggans and traditional fairground rides, Europe’s longest rollercoaster – the Ultimate – awaits. If that’s got juices pumping for more, it takes an hour to get to Flamingo Land to zip along rides in the theme park or meet animals at the zoo.

Must see

  • Fountains Abbey (11.8 kilometres)
  • Jervaulx Abbey (19.5 kilometres)
  • Rievaulx Abbey (23.2 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden (11.8 kilometres)
  • Brimham Rocks (19.8 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:  noon –  10 p.m.
Depart by:  noon

Venus Campsite cancellation 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 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.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted on the park

Cash

Terms and conditions

Site 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 Venus Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Venus Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Venus Campsite? History buffs will be well looked after hereabouts, with plenty to entertain, starting 25 minutes’ drive away at Mother Shipton’s Cave, England’s oldest tourist attraction. Plenty of stately manors are nearby too, … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Venus Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  noon –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Venus Campsite? From R414,31 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

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

Sites
A cable measuring at least 10 metres is needed for the electric hook-ups.

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

Dogs
Dogs are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 3 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Admission
Guests under the age of 16 are not allowed on site.

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.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
Public areas are non-smoking.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.

Vehicles
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a camper, trailer tent or tent. Cars are not permitted when travelling with a motorhome/RV.

General
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.

Arrivals and departures
There is no reception at this site. Please check in at the Please phone 07950342583 instead.

Dogs
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

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

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