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"Between the North York Moors National Park and the Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this peaceful campsite welcomes you to Yorkshire."
Our Club Site at Slingsby is beautifully situated between the North York Moors National Park and the Howardian Hills. It is within easy reach of York - the county town of Yorkshire - the beaches of the Yorkshire coast and many other attractions. It is also a great base for walkers and you can pick up a booklet about local walks on site.
There are only Club Service pitches so the fee of £3.85 will apply at all times.
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Slingsby Camping and Caravanning Club SiteRailway StreetSlingsbyNorth YorkshireYO62 4AN
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Ivor Wells, Nola Wells
We visited this site in July 2012 and it has definitely gone to the top of our favourite places. With excellent facilities and spotless showers the site is excellently managed by lovely staff who will happily offer any help needed. Within easy reach of many interesting and historical places of interest, but also just a short drive to the coast, the best of both worlds can be found at Slingsby. The treatment works are at the bottom end of the camp and were not intrusive, noisy or smelly - and we were there during a heat wave! Good flat path across open fields leads to the pretty village if Hovingham where a lovely cafe can be found next to the ford - a popular splashspot for children and dogs. A fabulous fish n chip van twice weekly is a real bonus. Miss this site and miss out on a treat.
DATE STAYED: July 2012
MEMBER FOUND TOWING: Easy
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Staff extremely helpful and friendly on arrival and during our stay, its always nice to be greeted well on arrival after what can sometimes be a stressful and long journey. Taken to our pitch near the exit and toilets - good pitch, staff member explained about facilities. Nice quiet, tidy site, even though it was quite full. Toilet block and facilities kept immaculately clean. Good site for walks and touring the area.
DATE STAYED: September 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Peaceful break
We have just spent a weekend at the site and we were delighted with it. The staff are very friendly which always a plus. The toilets were spotless. If you are looking for a peaceful weekend look no further than this.
DATE STAYED: August 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Peaceful break
The wardens during our stay were the best we have experienced at any Club site.
They kept the site tip top and and nothing was too much for them.
A credit to the club and themselves.
We will be back.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break
I must agree with most comments the site to us was brilliant so were the staff and facilities. Everyone very friendly that we met, we only stayed for 3 nights but will return. Castle Howard is very impressive especially the gardens. Malton is a very nice market town nearby. Due to our short stay we enjoyed just walking through the village and countryside so peaceful and quite. Really enjoyed the break, our first time out with the van after a very long time without one.
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples
Just had 2 weeks here. Site was very peaceful only noise bird song. We were parked at top of site overlooking fields next to treatment works. There was NO smell just an occasional noise like a quiet washing machine.A pair of barn owls could be seen hunting across field. It was just a shame the pub was not open, it was still being re-furbished.
I have just looked at a Review off some one how stoped at Slingsby from july not a camper.I was at on the site 28/6/12 and you got wath is in the book the wather was not to good but the site is good toilets & showers 10/10 and the Old boy how was helping he was a old camper, i will try it again this is my first time i have done a Reviews
DATE STAYED: June 2012
We visited this site last weekend,it was terrible we didnt even get out of the car!!! just a couple of rows of caravans and motor homes all on top of each other, no privacy at all and to top it all there is a water treatment plant on site. When we questioned this we were told it could be Smelly and noisy depending on wind direction. I feel this should be mentioned in the camping and caravanning books. its Certainly not conducive to a relaxing weekend away. My only regret is we didnt stay long enough to ask for our money back !!
Perfect for the peaceful break. the only sound to "interrupt" the quiet-- birdsong!! We were sited and attended to with courtesy and helpfulness at all times.The local area abounds with attractions from the majestic (Castle Howard) to the Nostalgic (The steam trains of North York Moors Railway). York, Pickering and Whitby all within easy reach. Local pub to re-open later this year but good food and superb draught cask ales are served in all the local villages.Hoveringhams Malt Shovel is especially worth a visit.
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
Having visited Slingsby several times several years ago we decided to try it again. We stayed using the 7 nights for 5 offer, which made it very reasonable, not much more than a cs.Luckily we had more sunny days than wet ones, as we pitched under trees.Site facilities are excellent, always spotlessly clean, with plenty of hot water.We never had to wait for a shower, but it may be different if the site was full in the school holidays, as there are only 3 showers in both ladies & gents.The site managers were brilliant, extremely helpful, & knew everything about the area. Not many facilities in the village, but there is an hourly bus service to Malton/Helmsley linking to the coast or York.Whitby recommended, go on Elizabeth, the only steam bus in the world!Will be back later.
Site clean and well kept. We never met the warden. Weren't offered the CC Site information booklet. Assistant could have been more friendly. Pub closed but seems to be under refurbishment. There is a shop in the village and a nice fish & chip van called on Tuesday around 6.10 pm - not Wednesday as mentioned.
First class site. Very helpful and pleasant hosts. Everyone was very friendly which in all made a brilliant holiday, in a lovely area.
DATE STAYED: May 2012
we were very surprised to find that there was a water treatment plant at the end of the campsite just behind several pitches one of which was ours. Quite loud noises of pumping and churning water came at regular intervals day and night. The weather was cold so we cannot say if there would be any smells from the plant in hot weather but we did not notice any. many of the pitches in this stretch of the site have limited views with the fence of the treatment plant behind and a line of trees between the pitches and the field.
On the plus side drainage on the site was very good as the site is built along an old railway line. We were warned to put our pegs in at a shallow angle because of this and that worked very well.
Slingsby is on the doorstep and is a charming village but with almost no facilities. However there is good walking from the site and many places to visit. All in all this is a site to use as a base rather than to enjoy for itself.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples
Here we are back again, and despite the rain, which was heavy, the site did not flood. The showers etc were up to the standard we have come to expect. The warden was always pleasant and helpful. Love the area, and especially the daily visits from the family of cows. No doubt will visit Slingsby again. Hopefully when the sun shines !!
DATE STAYED: April 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break,Younger couples
As a couple giving camping a 2nd chance (1st time 9 years ago and awful) we wanted to optimise our chances of enjoying it; having equipment to make us comfortable and a camp site that would meet our needs. This club site was perfect from start to finish. In a quiet location to get a break from day to day but in a village where phone reception is still available. The site is surrounded by fields with plenty of public footpaths ideal for a walk with the dog. We were able to choose our pitch from a selection offered to us and were orientated to the site by the warden. He gave us all the information we needed to settle in quickly and throughout our stay was helpful. The facilities were well maintained and kept clean and tidy; each camper/caravaner also doing their bit and tidying after themselves. The local pub was closed and 'under offer' but the Maltshovel in Hovingham was recommended and does allow dogs; we ran out of time unfortunately so it's on the list for next time. Our planned days were abandoned when we came across a leaflet in reception for Dalby Forest about 20 minutes drive. There's a fee to enter (Â£7/car) and the visitor centre charges a small fee for maps (Â£1) but this gave us plenty to do. There's also bike tracks and for extra fees Go Ape and Segways. Like our first camping trip the weather was mostly rain of varying strengths but our return to camping has been positive. We only hope the rest of the club sites live up to our expectations and the standards Singsby has set. We can't wait to go camping again and will definitely return to Slingsby. Happy Camping!
we love this visit it 3 times a year, brian &sue very friendly & helpful, love to visit social club very nice welcome from everybody there
DATE STAYED: October 2011
Excellent site on the edge of the village. The wardens were really helpful and friendly, the facilities were spotless. Shame that the pub up the road is up for sale and seemed very quiet, but had some lovely meals in pubs only a few minutes drive away. The site is ideally situated for visiting Helmsley, Rivelaux Abbey, and Pickering to mention a few. Will return.
DATE STAYED: September 2011
This was only our second time camping and our first with our 2 small children (aged 4 and 1). We received a very warm and friendly welcome when we arrived and were quickly shown to our pitch, we were given the choice of being nearby the family room which we decided to take and tips on pitching and the hard-ground. The site was extremely clean and well looked after with all facilities cleaned daily. The family room was ideal for us and our small children although we did find the site was maybe not the best choice for us and our sometimes noisy children as it was so quiet and there were not many other families on site - mainly older couples. Having said that we spent a lovely morning looking around the countryside in Slingsby and came across a lovely walk round the village where the children could see lots of farm animals and finished off with a play in the local park. We didn't eat in any of the local pubs but found that the fish and chip van that comes twice a week a brilliant idea. All in all the site is excellent if you want a quiet break with good, clean facilites and although we wouldn't return with our children we wouldn't hesitate going on our own for some peace!
DATE STAYED: July 2011
We stayed at Slingsby for Just over a week, we found the staff very friendly and most helpful, everything was made easy for us from showing us to our pitch even lending us some cash for Fish and Chips!
The site facilities were very clean and well maitained, altogether a lovely site to stay at.
Slingsby is a quiet village very close to Castle Howard which is well worth a visit.
DATE STAYED: August 2011
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
This site is a gem.The first site we have been to as club members.However we have been tourers for 20 + years and I can say this is in the to 1% of al the sites weve been to..the site is good but has very little for children to do so would recommend for couples only
Good site, very clean facilities, flat pitches (ground can be hard but only bent 3 pegs!!) wardens really friendly etc.
We noticed most campers were in caravans/motorhomes and the site appears to appeal to the older camper, many with dogs. I can imagine families with younger kids may struggle due to lack of play space and facilities.
We loved the peace, apart from the odd dog bark!
The 2 mile walk to Hovingham is flat and very enjoyable, especially as it finishes in the car park of 'The Malt Shovel' public house!
The local pub 'The Grapes' is still for sale so no food and limited drinks as mentioned previously by Ian!
The first 100 yards on the left as you enter the site is gravel/weeds and more suited to motorhomes but still not brilliant, the far end has a single row of approx 8 pitches with the water works behind, we did notice an unpleasent sulphur smell when we went for a nosey around, enough to put us off staying there but can understand those who do like this area.
Think that's about it!
Excellent site with very clean facilities,hot water and plenty of it!Site managers very pleasant and helpful.If you enjoy walking there are numerous walks from the village which are varied in length and mostly on flat,well marked footpathS (THERE ARE SEVERAL SMALL BOOKLETS WITH WALKS AVAILABLE IN THE OFFICE)The pub in the village is apparently changing hands and was not always open and had limited ales/lagers available and when we were there wasn;t serving food but this will probably change soon.There is a very good pub two villages away (the Cresswell Arms in Appleton le Street.Will return very soon.
MEMBER FOUND TOWING: Moderate
WE HAD A VERY WARM WELCOME, AND WERE SHOWN TO OUR PITCH WITHOUT ANY DELAY. THE FACILITIES WERE VERY GOOD, CLEAN TOILETS AND SHOWERS. SLINGSBY CHURCH IS A SHORT WALK AWAY, AND WE WOULD RECCOMEND IT TO PEOPLE VISITING THE SITE. WE LOVED LOOKING OVER INTO THE FIELD BEHIND US, AND WATCHING THE RABBITS RUN ABOUT. ( THOUGH, WE SUPPOSE, NOT VERY GOOD FOR THE FARMER ) IT'S A VERY PEACEFUL, TIDY, AND CLEAN WELL RUN SITE. WE WILL CERTAINLY BE PAYING ANOTHER VISIT. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK, MANY THANKS, JOHN AND PATRICIA BALL.
DATE STAYED: June 2011
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Probably the most comfortable site we have been on. Extremely friendly, managers and other campers, spotlessly clean, peaceful and beautiful local area.
A great little site,so much to do /see out & about.Rob the warden was a wealth of local information,very helpfull with a brilliant sense of humour.It was so quiet at night too which we loved(having had camping nightmares with neighbours from hell at private campsites,we really appreciated it!!!!!)
The local pub was 'under offer' so hopefully it will be sorted when we return.I think the only negative thing for us was having to pay for a club service pitch which we didn't need.
Definately recommend to any one wanting a quiet,friendly site & we will be returning soon.
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Lovely little site, really helpful and witty wardens.(Don't fall for the wind up about the washing up water!!) Fish and Chips van that vists on a Wed/Sat is well worth a visit. Parent and baby room nice and clean and useful when traveling with a tot. Would be good to have a play pen in there to make things a bit easier. We found the site a bit on the quiet side not much going off and seemed more suited for the middle aged...(Sorry if this offends) Don't waste your time walking to the local pub Fox and Grapes think its called its really run down and looks dirty watch out for the dog poo in the beer garden. It looks like its in the process of being taken over so hopefully this should help. Its a nice walk in to Hovingham managed it with a buggy too amazing cakes from the tea room. The pub looked ok the Maltshovel somebody from the site said they had a nice meal from it. So all in all great site but perhaps not for the young family.
DATE STAYED: May 2011
Lovely site. The units are quite close but we felt private. Holiday assistant was excellent in welcome and helping us pitch. Also concerned that I couldn't get a satellite signal- turned out not to be his advice but a loose wire. Position is good. Excellent tea shop at Yorkshire lavender, about 3 miles away. Diesel was hard to find -it is behind the Vauxhall garage in Malton. Can't wait to return.
A very nice site in a lovely village. Would recommend the local pub which allows dogs in but doesn't take cards.
DATE STAYED: April 2011
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
This was a little gem of a site. We were greeted by very friendly staff who gave us a choice of pitches and were very honest both on the phone and in person about the sewerage up the back where we were due to pitch and the smell it could emit, so much so that we barely noticed the smell at all.
We were literally pitched back to back with the tanks and despite the midges it attracted (in their thousands) we were very happy with the location and wouldnâ€™t have wanted to be further toward the centre of the site. We overlooked an open field and despite having a unit to either side of us we felt very private with plenty of room. The site was well kept and facilities were ample and clean.
We like to take our bikes and there were many routes direct from the site so we never needed to move the car and had a fab time exploring. There is a small shop/ post office in the village and a lovely pub which is only a minutes walk from the site. If you donâ€™t go prepared food wise you will have to go out for a drive to the nearest supermarket as there is nothing nearby. We used Morrisons at Malton, about 10-15 min drive.
Overall this is a cracking little site and we will definitely be back if we visit the area again.
DATE STAYED: September 2009
We visited Slingsby at very short notice but were so glad we had. The site has fantastic walks from the entrance and a footpath crossing it. The Assistant Site Warden was very helpful when we had a small problem with the van and we soon got used to his dry sense of humour! Brilliant little site, we will definitely go back.
DATE STAYED: October 2010
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Nearest train station: Malton – 7 miles
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