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Campsites in Yorkshire

Campsites in Yorkshire

Yorkshire is a hidden gem for camping, hiking and nature-spotting and is a walkers dream, with an abundance of beautiful trails, majestic natural beauty and historic villages. Treasured by those in-the-know, its glorious peaks and dales have earned it the nickname “God’s Own Country”. You’ll find plenty of well-appointed campsites in Yorkshire for reveling in all that this wild and wonderful county has to offer. CampStead have grouped together many holiday parks, self catering accommodation, campsites and glamping sites in Yorkshire for your convenience.

Great reasons to go camping in Yorkshire

Camping in Yorkshire puts you on the doorstep of two of the UK’s largest national parks: the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors, as well as the northern part of the Peak District National Park. Yorkshire also encompasses several designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, including the Howardian Hills and Nidderdale. If all that is not enough to entice you to go camping in Yorkshire, the rugged spray-dashed cliffs of Spurn Point and Flamborough Head also fall within its jurisdiction. 

The east coast of Yorkshire is home to some of Britain’s oldest seaside resorts at Scarborough, Bridlington and Whitby, which has a postcard-pretty harbour and gorgeous sandy beach. Those looking for Viking history and culture will find a host of museums, castles and shops in the county’s ceremonial capital, York. 

Best places to camp in Yorkshire

Once divided into three ‘Ridings’, Yorkshire covers 2.93 million acres. We’ll look at the best places to camp in Yorkshire by focusing on four geographic areas. You’ll find a good choice of campsites in Yorkshire’s breathtaking scenery in each of these areas, from farm sites and coastal delights to remote areas of the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales. 

Camping in North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire is home to the North York Moors National Park. With CampStead you can go glamping right in the park with Lordstone’s camping pods, or pitch up at Vale of Pickering caravan park, overall winner of the AA Campsite of the Year 2017 for England, Scotland and Wales. North Yorkshire is also home to the Yorkshire Dales National Park, which offers plenty of choice for camping, caravanning and glamping in parks such as Knight Stainforth Hall Caravan and Camping Park and Wood Nook Caravan Park. If you fancy camping on a farm then Buckden camping offers accommodation around their farmhouse facilities. 

Campsites in North Yorkshire allow you to explore the rolling moorland countryside, experience the Royal Pump Room in the spa town of Harrogate or enjoy a day of colour at the RHS Harlow Carr Garden. From Ripon Racecourse to Mother Shipton's Petrifying Well, campers in North Yorkshire will have plenty to see and do! The walled city of York, with the 13th century York Minster and delightful timber-framed buildings along The Shambles, is a historic city well worth a visit.

Camping in South Yorkshire

Camping in South Yorkshire puts you within easy reach of Sheffield, famous for its steel and cutlery production. Known as England’s greenest city, Sheffield boasts 50 parks and the magnificent Sheffield Botanical Gardens.

The valleys of the Don and Rother rivers offer beautiful surroundings for salmon fishing, walking, cycling, kayaking and horse riding from campsites nearby. History lovers will be wowed by Conisbrough Castle, the Traditional Heritage Museum and the Museum of South Yorkshire Life in Cusworth Hall while camping nearby.

Camping in East Yorkshire

Camping on Yorkshire’s coastline puts you in EastYorkshire, close to the port of Hull and the famous Humber Bridge, the longest single span suspension bridge in the world. The Heritage Coast, from Flamborough to Spurn Head, is a National Nature Reserve which attracts thousands of migrating birds. 

Families camping in East Yorkshire will appreciate fresh fish and chips on Bridlington Beach or visiting the underground Nuclear Bunker at RAF Holmpton. Burton Constable Holiday Park and Jacobs Mount Caravan Park are well situated to explore all that East Yorkshire has to offer. 

Camping in West Yorkshire

Bounded by the Pennines, West Yorkshire is perhaps the most scenic area for camping in Yorkshire, and the Calder Valley provides endless recreational activities. Fans of classic literature may want to visit Thornton, birthplace of the Bronte sisters, and the Bronte Parsonage Museum at pretty Haworth. Spend the day visiting Holmfirth which is the setting for TVs Last of the Summer Wine. 

Those who appreciate a little culture with their camping will revel in the Leeds City Art Gallery. Visit Harewood House, one of England’s great treasure houses, or go underground at the National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield. 

Wherever you choose to go camping in Yorkshire, you’ll find so much to enjoy that one visit simply won’t be enough! Be sure to find and book the perfect overnight resting spot with CampStead.


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