If you’re looking for somewhere to pitch your tent and sleep under the stars, then there really is no better place than Yorkshire.
Remember camping is good for your health so the more you go the better.
With a plethora of stunning sites and natural beauty spots, you could camp in Yorkshire year after year and still never need to return to the same spot.
Formally known as the county of York, Yorkshire spans a colossal 12,00 kilometers and takes in some major cities such as Leeds, Sheffield and Bradford. In terms of campsites, there are literally hundreds to choose from – but we’ve picked out 3 of the very best for you to take a look at…
Sitting with the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Masons Campsite boasts a picturesque location in the village of Appletreewick, sitting on the banks of the River Wharfe.
Perfect for families, Masons Campsite is a dog friendly site that opens each year on the April 1st, just in time for the Spring Season. One of the great things about this site is that it offers something for all types of campers.
For example, if you’re somewhat of a traditionalist, then simply book a spot, turn up and pitch your tent for an authentic camping experience with unobstructed views of the spectacular landscape.
However, if camping the old fashioned way isn’t your cup of tea, then why not try your hand at ‘Glamping’.
As the name suggests, glamping is a more glamourous form of camping – and Masons Campsite currently offer three packages for those who enjoy the finer things in life, but still have a love for the great outdoors.
Currently, you can choose from a Luxury Yurt, Standard Yurt or a Safari Tent, each with a selection of padded beds, luxury throws, dining areas and plenty of indoor space for all the family.
The Hideaway at Baxby Manor
Situated in the heart of North Yorkshire, the Hideaway is exactly that. On the grounds of Baxby Manor, it sits on a plot of 6 acres with just 40 pitches, making it perfect for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of some of the larger campsites found within Yorkshire.
In addition to this, there is also a child free section, for adults and couples who are seeking even more serenity.
This area has a strict Eleven7 policy, where there is to be minimal noise and no amplified music between these times. Now, if you’re thinking a campsite like this may not be within your budget, think again, as pitches start from as little as £9 per person per night, making it one of the more affordable campsites within the area.
What’s more, the Hideaway are committed to preserving the environment, which is why they have planted over 25 acres of woodland over the last 20 years and only use 100% Green electricity.
In addition to this, they also use a biomass boiler on site to heat the water for showers – and by doing this, they ensure none of the water used goes to waste – and this is just one of many reasons why this campsite gets a big thumbs up from us.
Hooks House Farm
A large site than both Masons and The Hideaway, Hooks House Farm is all about location. Situated between Scarborough and Whitby on the Yorkshire Coast, it is a stone’s throw from Robin Hood’s Bay, allowing you to mix some seaside fun with your authentic camping experience.
As mentioned, this is one of the larger campsites in the area, but with this comes plenty of options in terms of accommodation. For example, campers can book a pitch and bring along their own tents, or they can choose to stay in one of the many static caravans on the site.
Another alternative is booking a stay in the Hooks House Farm cottage, which offers comfortable living conditions for up to six people. Whichever accommodation you choose, you’ll be able to take in the stunning natural beauty of the North Yorkshire Moors and all the nature and wildlife they have to offer.
As we mentioned, the location of this site is perfect as you get a sense of being off the beaten track, but are still close enough to potentially essential amenities in the nearest town just down the road.
So, if you’re planning a camping trip in the near future, we definitely recommend Yorkshire as a great place to explore – and if you can check in at one of these three excellent site on your travels, we’re positive you won’t be disappointed.
If these meet your needs, why not check out the campsite directory – which is growing daily.