Escape to the Country: The Best Camping Spots in Yorkshire

Yorkshire boasts some truly beauteous spots and sometimes, one day just isn’t enough to see it all. So pack up your bags, strap on your walking boots and head off on an outdoor adventure at one of these great camping spots.

Hooks House Farm, Robin Hoods Bay

Offering both self-catering holiday accommodation and camping for tents, tourers and motorhomes, this picturesque spot caters for all camping styles and preferences. And after a good night’s kip, there’s plenty to see and do at Robin Hood’s Bay; from leisurely strolls along the rocky bay – which is great for fossil-hunting and rock-pooling – to walking and cycling along the disused railway track running from Scarborough to Whitby. It’ll provide more than enough entertainment for an adventurous weekend away.

The Hideaway@Baxby Manor, Husthwaite

Sitting a little off the beaten track, just a short stroll away from the village of Husthwaite, this small campsite offers a chilled out and peaceful spot to pitch up your tent. There are 40 pitches in the six-acre field, which is nestled in the midst of their 10-acre farm, along with some bell tents and ecopods, so you can opt for the authentic camping experience or go for something a little more glamorous.

Vale of Pickering Caravan Park, Allerston

Camping doesn’t have to mean roughing it in a tent for a few days – there are some more attractive alternatives if sleeping in a field isn’t your thing. This spacious 15-acre caravan site boasts easy access to the beautiful countryside close to the North York Moors National Park, making it an ideal base to explore some of North Yorkshire’s finest attractions, including Dalby Forest, Castle Howard and Wolds War Lavender, to name just a few. Of course, while it’s a great spot for a caravanning holiday, there are grassed areas to accommodate tents if you prefer.

Catgill Campsite, Bolton Abbey

Set on the Chatsworth Estate just a mile from Bolton Abbey and the Wharfe Valley, this family run campsite has some of Yorkshire’s finest views right on its doorstep. Slightly more luxurious than your average campsite, Catgill is home to a shower block, complete with hot showers, toilets and washrooms, a separate facility with sinks for pot washing, two communal fridge freezers and a small on site shop selling your basic essentials. There’s also a small stream which trickles through the site, putting the cherry on top of an already idyllic setting.

Meadow Falls, Ingleton

Nestled just a stone’s throw away from Ingleton, Meadow Falls offers pitches for both tents and caravans, along with eight glamping pods for that added comfort. Known as the ‘land of waterfalls and caves, Ingleton is famed for its beautiful Waterfalls Trail and White Scar Caves, making it a great little spot for a day of outdoor adventuring or to simply enjoy the scenery of the neighbouring Yorkshire Dales National Park.

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