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Camping in the Yorkshire Dales

Campsites in the Yorkshire Dales

Covering 683 square miles of North England countryside, our Yorkshire Dales campsites are situated in the upland area of the Pennines. The Dales Way, The Ribble Way and the Pennine Way are just a few of the walking trails running through the park.

1 Yorkshire Dales Campsite

Barnard Castle
Northern England, County Durham
4.5 (298)
An ideal campsite for exploring Teesdale & the Yorkshire Dales.
Key Facilities
  • There is a motorhome service point on site for disposal of grey waste and filling up of fresh water. Some Club Sites may also offer a stop off service for none camping members on payment of a small fee (please check with site or on dedicated web page).
  • Pets welcome on site.
  • There is a designated dog walk on site.
  • Wireless internet access available on Club Sites only. For full details go to campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk/sitewifi Note: may only be available on parts of the campsite.
  • The site has dedicated accessible facilities for disabled campers, including level access shower and equipment.
  • The site has flushing toilet facilities.
  • Showers on site.

Barnard Castle

Barnard Castle Club Site lies at the north eastern edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Walks from the site are plentiful in all directions. The Walney to Wear cycleway passes Barnard Castle campssite and Raygill Farm, nextdoor offers pony trekking. The market town of Barnard Castle or ‘Barney’ is a couple of miles walk. There are plenty of walks from the town, including one along the river.

The antique shops here provide an excellent way to wile away an afternoon.

More about camping in the Yorkshire Dales

The limestone cliffs and gorges characterise the picturesque scenery along with dry-stone walls, barns and a scattering of stone villages. These cliffs and gorges provide the perfect playground for pot holers and cavers. Under expert guidance you can experience the excitement of caving at every level – if you dare.

Water is an important feature of the landscape. In Wensleydale for example, you’ll find the stepped Aysgarth Falls and the highest single-drop waterfall in England, Hardraw Force. Wild flower rich hay meadows dominate the Dale bottoms, the lush pastures of the moorlands providing the habitat for many rare plants and birds. Look out for black grouse, yellow wagtail and red squirrel surrounding our Barnard Castle Campsite in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

The area is rich in cultural associations too, Wuthering Heights, Emmerdale, Robin Hood – Prince of Thieves and All Creatures Great and Small were filmed here!

Things to do in the Yorkshire Dales

Head south from our Barnard Castle campsite to Deepale. The 4x4 Off Road Centre here offers clay pigeon shooting and pony trekking. There’s fishing at Balderhead and Hury reservoirs to the west of the campsite.

Events

Teesdale Thrash, May Day Bank Holiday. Appleby Horse Fair in June.

Places to visit

Visit Barnard Castle for its views over the Tees Gorge and sensory garden, Bowes Museum – a fabulous collection of over 15,000 artefacts. West of the site the Balderhead, Blackton and Hury reservoirs offer stunning scenery and numerous walks. Head south to the heart of Wensleydale . Here you’ll find Bolton Castle, a well preserved medieval fortress with fantastic views over the National Park. Enjoy the Falconry Experience, Wild Boar Park, Medieval Archery Demonstrations and Bee Keeping display and the castle’s Wensleydale and local rare breed sheep. Wensleydale is, of course, famous for its cheese. You can discover the art of Wensleydale cheesemaking at the Wensleydale Creamery Visitor Centre, Hawes. To find out about the area’s countryside life visit the Dales Countryside Museum and National Park Centre also in Hawes. Head east to Aysgarth Falls and National Park Centre. The iconic 24 arch Ribbleshead viaduct rises 32 metres above Batty Moor and is a photographers delight and forms part of the 72-mile Settle to Carlise Railway, 35 miles of which lie within the National Park.

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