Wharfedale site
Wharfedale site

The Wharfedale site was relatively easy to find using the SATNAV.  It is situated in beautiful countryside in Threshfield in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.  The generous pitches (both grass and hardstanding) are easy to park on.

On site the toilet facilities are great – lots of clean toilets and showers and cubicles.  For little ones there is a fabulous bathroom where children can be bathed - the key has to be requested from reception.

There is a lovely small safe playground for children of all ages.

Just outside the campsite is the Lakeland Long Ashes Park where there are luxury lodges, caravans, log cabins and residential homes.  The facilities at Ashes Park include:

  • A 15m indoor heated pool, steam room, sauna and jacuzzi
  • Air conditioned gym with Personal Training and exercise floor space
  • Swimming lessons and towel hire
  • Coffee lounge
  • Spa
  • Hairdressers

There is also a lovely pub called the Gamekeeper’s Inn where homemade food, guest ales and luxury accommodation are available.  There is an outdoor playground attached to the pub to keep children occupied.

We drove for about 30 minutes to Bolton Abbey where we caught the Embsay to Bolton Abbey steam train.  When we got to Embsay we watched the steam engine fill up with water and couple up to the carriages before taking us back to Bolton Abbey.  For steam train enthusiasts it is great.  The engine and carriages are vintage and authentic. 

We were going to call at Bolton Abbey on the way back but was shocked to find the car park charge was £10 and as the weather was not particularly good and we did not have a lot of time we decided it was not worth the money.

Although the weather could have been kinder while we were there we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Wharfedale Caravan and Motorhome Site as it is set in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales countryside with quaint villages.