Why you have to camp in Yorkshire this summer!

Fri 12 January, 2018

Why we heart Yorkshire?

Yorkshire has something for everyone. Known for its scenic beauty, over 40 miles of spectacular coastline, dramatic cliff top walks and its cultural history, it is a bucket list must for campers anytime of the year.

Be in the middle of it all

Yorkshire is the UK’s largest county and its location means you have a great blend of countryside and city. Yorkshire is home to two big national parks; Yorkshire Dales National Park and North York Moors National Park. The two parks are less than 40 miles apart so travel time between them via car is less than 1 hour. For those who want to experience the city life you can visit the cities of York and Leeds, both easily accessible with a distance of less than 30miles between the two. Hull is also close by and was recognised as the UK City of Culture 2017.

Popular campsite locations

Yorkshire is a campers dream and there is a wealth of campsites in Yorkshire to choose from. The most popular camping locations are based in Bridlington, Filey, Harrogate, Hull, Leeds, Pickering, Ripon, Robin Hoods Bay, Scarborough, Settle, Sheffield, Skipton, Whitby and York.

Whether you are looking for a family campsite in Yorkshire, or a quiet campsite set in a tranquil setting, the campsites in Yorkshire offer something for everyone with so much to see within easy reach. The outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers can partake in cycling, climbing, hiking and horse riding. For those who are looking a more relaxing break there are plenty of places to discover and activities to enjoy such as bird watching, walking routes, fishing or hitting the shops in the nearby city of York.

The National Parks

Yorkshire is famous among the camping world for having two magnificent National Parks. Yorkshire Dales National Park has recently won the accolade of ‘National Park of the Year’ as voted in the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards. At this park you can conquer the iconic three peak challenge hiking up Pen-y-ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside. To complete all three peaks you should schedule around 12 hours as you will have 24 miles to cover. The hike is worth it as en-route you will see the caves of Ingleborough and Gaping Gill and the highest point in Yorkshire, Whernside with spectacular views out to the Howgills, the Lake District and Morecambe Bay. After a hike you will certainly be ready for a big feed. The Dales offers culinary delights that won't disappoint with cosy pubs and contemporary restaurants. So be sure to visit the Yorkshire Dales this summer and take in all that this area has to offer.

North York Moors National Park is also known for its spectacular walks including the 109 mile Cleveland Way trail with its dramatic coastline and heather filled moorland. This park is also a winner for family campers as you can take a trip on the historical steam railway train.

See & Do in Yorkshire (the list is endless but we had to stop somewhere)

There are plenty of attractions to keep the kids entertained such as Flamingo Land in Malton, Lightwater Valley Theme Park in Ripon, Roundhay Park and Tropical World in Leeds, The Deep Aquarium in Hull, York Maze (the biggest maze in the UK), York Dungeon and for those who are fans of the Harry Potter movies, you can visit Hogsmeade Station, Goathland railway station on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Family campsites in Yorkshire offer great facilities such as childrens' play areas, sports fields, games rooms, watersports, swimming pools and animal farms. 

If you fancy a campsite by the coast the popular Filey Beach is a 5-mile long sandy beach and there are many seaside towns and fishing villages to explore including Scarborough, Hornsea, Whitby, Bridlington and Robin Hood's Bay.

History buffs and culture lovers won’t be stuck for choice. Yorkshire is famous for its castles with Ripley, Richmond, Conisbrough, Helmsley and Scarborough Castle amongst the finest of them. The National Coal Mining Museum, the National Railway Museum and the World Heritage sites are worth adding to your itinerary.

The City of York is a must for culture lovers with its York Minster Cathedral, Castle Howard, Clifford’s Tower, Whitby Abbey and the city walls finished off with a stroll down ‘The Shambles’ - York’s most famous street.

We guarantee that a camping holiday in Yorkshire won't disappoint and that you too will fall in love with all that Yorkshire offers.