Lower Wensleydale

Harmby, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5NU | Telephone: 01969 623366 | View Map

  • Yorkshire Dales
    Yorkshire Dales
  • Peaceful green site at Lower Wensleydale
    Peaceful green site at Lower Wensleydale
  • Nature at it's best at Lower Wensleydale site
    Nature at it's best at Lower Wensleydale site
  • Zorb football near Lower Wensleydale
    Zorb football near Lower Wensleydale
  • Lofthouse , The Yorkshire Dales
    Lofthouse , The Yorkshire Dales
  • White Scar Caves
    White Scar Caves

Open Dates:
15 March to 3 November 2019

Earliest Arrival Time: 3pm
Latest Departure Time: 10am


• Wi-Fi
• Wash room / toilets
• Disabled shower / wheelchair facilities

Why stay here

With the beautiful Yorkshire Dales is on your doorstep and the River Ure winding its way nearby, you’ll have endless countryside to explore and a chance to get much closer to nature.

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    Tent Pitches from: £13.20 per night*

Accommodation at Lower Wensleydale

Tent pitches

From: £13.20 per stay*

Pitch up under the stars at our Lower Wensleydale campsite, one of over 40 locations across the UK. Whether you’re looking to hit the shops on a city break, splash around at the coast or get lost in the highlands, we’ve got a campsite for to suit you.

Site details

Why stay here

With the beautiful Yorkshire Dales is on your doorstep and the River Ure winding its way nearby, you’ll have endless countryside to explore and a chance to get much closer to nature.

Our site is sheltered in the hollow of an old quarry; full of mature trees, flowers and wildlife and tucked away from a road lined by drystone walls. The market town of Leyburn is just a mile up the road and is full of independent shops, café’s and pubs.

Family days out

Wensleydale is famous for its creamy, crumbly cheese. Head to the Wensleydale Creamery for a Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese Experience to find out how this cheese is made.

The Forbidden Corner is a fascinating labyrinth full of surprises in Tupgill Park, just five miles away. A little further out is Lightwater Valley Theme Park, full of rides and attractions for children of all ages.

Bolton Castle is a 15 minute drive away. You’re invited to explore the castle grounds and grab a bite to eat in their tea room.  If you plan to venture deeper into the Yorkshire Dales National Park, look for White Scar Cave which is about an hour’s drive direct from site.

Facilities on site

• Wi-Fi available
• Wash room / toilets
• Disabled shower / wheelchair facilities
• Dish washing area
• Laundry facilities
• BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
• Pitches are: grass, non-electric
• Site shop: Small shop in reception. Supermarkets are less than 2 miles away

Wi-Fi fees may apply.

Activities & experiences nearby


There are mountain bike trails around the Yorkshire Dales, although if you are taking the little ones, note that there are no off-road routes directly from site.

The nearest National Cycle Network Route is Route 71. The 136 mile route starts in Whitehaven and finishes in Workington on the Cumbrian coast – view Sustrans route map.


Walk around the woods to the stunning Aysgarth Falls in Wensleydale. Look out for treecreepers and warblers amongst other wildlife, plus spot Bolton Castle in the distance.  Start the 1.5 mile walk from Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre which is a 20 minute drive from the site or catch a bus there from Leyburn Market Place.

Things to try

We’re a 15 minute walk from Inspired Chocolate, who run chocolate making workshops or alternatively, head to nearby Masham for a brewery tour at the Black Sheep.

Thrill seekers will love Go Ballistic Paintball Darlington, a 40 minute drive from site or for something uniquely different, go alpaca trekking in nearby Richmond – these sociable animals come with you on a gentle stroll where you can enjoy in the lovely views along the way.

Pubs and restaurants

The Sandpiper Inn is a mile away from the site and has a bar and restaurant where you can enjoy a delicious meal.

For a special occasion try The Wensleydale Heifer which is about a 10 minute drive away from the site. They serve lots of seafood and also has a Sunday lunch menu.

* Price for two adults and 1 pitch. Bookings can be made online for tents up to 5x5 metres (approximately a four person tent). If you have a larger tent or specific requirements, please contact the site direct and site staff will help you with your booking. There will be an additional £2 surcharge per night for large tent pitches. Please read our FAQs further booking information.


Terms and conditions apply.

Location and transport

Harmby, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5NU
Telephone: 01969 623366

Transport Links:

  • Buses go to: Leyburn and Bedale
  • Nearest train station: Thirsk (approximately 26 miles away)
  • Car hire available on site: No

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