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Buckden Camping

4.7 (113 reviews)

Just off the Dales Way, against a backdrop of steep, untamed hillside and within sight of the River Wharfe in its infancy as it winds down through picturesque limestone scenery. Dotted by ancient stone barns and drystone walls, this simple site is a perfect place to pitch up and revel in the glory of Wharfedale. A Certified Caravan & Camping Club site.

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At the heart of picturesque Upper Wharfedale, not far from the source of the river, our working farm in the village of Buckden is owned by the National Trust and has been tenanted by us, Garry and Gillian Schofield, since 1994.

We provide camping at two locations around the farmhouse hub facilities; a Certified Location Caravan & Camping Club site with hard standing for five units accessed through the Yorkshire Dales National Park Car Park, meadowland tent pitches close to the river Wharfe and Dales Way footpath behind the farmhouse, and four comfortable, heated family Camping Pods.

With stunning walks to take your breath away, we promise you fresh air and fun. Waterfalls, limestone wonders, secluded ghylls are on hand along with a host of tourist attractions to visit within easy driving distance, so there is always plenty to see and do.

Just off the Dales Way, against a backdrop of steep, untamed hillside and within sight of the River Wharfe in its infancy as it winds down through picturesque limestone scenery dotted by ancient stone barns and drystone walls, this simple site is a perfect place to pitch up and revel in the glory of Wharfedale.

Our separate heated shower pod and pot wash area comes with a power shower and 2 w/c’s. There is further w/c, shower and pot wash facility available in the farm yard along side our camping kitchen which provides a fridge, freezer and kettle for your use.

Introducing our heated camping pods - No more flapping guy ropes and crawling under wet canvas, this is glamping! Each pod sleeps up to 5 people, for the ultimate in easy camping. Spacious and secure, the pods are insulated wooden huts which provide warm and cosy accommodation whatever the weather. The roofing material is designed to eliminate noise and enhanced by natural sheep wool insulation, it ensures the pod is warm in cold weather and cool when it gets hot!

Just bring what you’d normally bring for camping – except the tent! Cook outside* and enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner on the decking while you admire the fabulous view and enjoy the glory of the dale around you.

Our two acre site with a gentle slope offers five pitches suitable for Camper Vans and we can also take two caravans, all with electric hook-ups.

In a stunning setting at the bottom of a picturesque ghyll walk, this simple site is a haven for anyone wanting to escape the hurly burly of town or suburb life and get close to nature. The surrounding hills are breath-taking and this spot is your springboard to exploring a world that is truly unspoilt by the passage of time. (You do need to be a Camping & Caravan Club member to camp on this part of the site, but you can always join through us when you arrive for your stay)

Availability

Standard tent pitch (Includes first car)

  • Max 1 pet
  • Caravans
  • Motorhomes
  • Campervans
  • Tents
  • Folding caravans
  • Trailer tents
  • RVs
  • Fifth wheels

Camping pitches are suitable for tents to a max of 5.9m. Your tent and any additions need to fit within your allocated pitch space.

Standard pitch price based on 2 adults and 1 car. An additional car can be added to your booking at £5 per night.

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Large tent pitch (Includes first car)

  • Max 1 pet
  • Caravans
  • Motorhomes
  • Campervans
  • Tents
  • Folding caravans
  • Trailer tents
  • RVs
  • Fifth wheels

Camping pitches are suitable for tents 6m and over to a max of 8m. Your tent and any additions need to fit within your allocated pitch space.

Large pitch price based on 2 adults and 1 car. An additional car can be added to your booking at £5 per night.

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Small hiker tent pitch without car

  • Max 1 pet
  • Caravans
  • Motorhomes
  • Campervans
  • Tents
  • Folding caravans
  • Trailer tents
  • RVs
  • Fifth wheels

Hiker pitches are suitable for tents. Your tent and any additions need to fit within your allocated pitch space.

Standard pitch price based on 2 adults.

Features

Hikers with tents only
Grass pitch
Pet Friendly
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Galloway pod (Includes first car)

  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 bedroom

Sleeps 2 Adults and 3 Children or 3 Adults and 1 Child. Camping mattresses, kettle and fridge are included.

Sleeps 2 Adults and 3 Children or 3 Adults and 1 Child. Camping mattresses, kettle and fridge are included. Freezer available for your use in our Camping Kitchen.

Sorry we are no longer able to accept dogs in the Galloway pod.

No more flapping guy ropes and crawling under wet canvas, this is glamping! Just bring what you’d normally bring for camping – except the tent. Cook outside* and enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner on the decking while you admire the fabulous view and enjoy the glory of the dale around you.

Features

2 Adults & 3 children or 3 Adults & 1 Child
Camping pod
Camping mattress
Kettle
Fridge
Decking
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Whitepark pod (Includes first car)

  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 bedroom

Sleeps 2 adults and 3 children, or 3 adults and 2 children. This pod is pet free.

Camping mattresses, kettle, and table included. Fridge and freezer are available for your use in our Camping Kitchen.

No more flapping guy ropes and crawling under wet canvas, this is glamping! Just bring what you’d normally bring for camping – except the tent. Cook outside* and enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner on the decking while you admire the fabulous view and enjoy the glory of the dale around you.

Features

2 Adults, 3 Children or 3 Adults', 2 Children
Camping mattress
Kettle
Table
Fridge & freezer (Camping kitchen)
Decking
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Highland pod (Includes first car)

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 bedroom
  • Max 1 pet

Sleeps 2 Adults and 2 Children, or 3 Adults and 1 Child. (You could always bring a camp bed to squeeze a third little one on).

Sleeps 2 Adults and 2 Children, or 3 Adults and 1 Child. (You could always bring a camp bed to squeeze a third little one on) Camping mattresses, kettle, and table included. Fridge and freezer are available for your use in our Camping Kitchen.

No more flapping guy ropes and crawling under wet canvas, this is glamping! Just bring what you’d normally bring for camping – except the tent. Cook outside* and enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner on the decking while you admire the fabulous view and enjoy the glory of the dale around you.

Features

2 Adults & 2 Children or 3 Adults & 1 Child
Camping mattress
Kettle
Table
Fridge & freezer (Camping kitchen)
Decking
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Swaledale pod (Includes first car)

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 bedroom
  • Max 1 pet

Sleeps 2 Adults and 2 Children, or 3 Adults and 1 Child. (You could always bring a camp bed to squeeze a third little one on)

Sleeps 2 Adults and 2 Children, or 3 Adults and 1 Child. (You could always bring a camp bed to squeeze a third little one on) Camping mattresses, kettle, and table included. Fridge and freezer are available for your use in our Camping Kitchen.

No more flapping guy ropes and crawling under wet canvas, this is glamping! Just bring what you’d normally bring for camping – except the tent. Cook outside* and enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner on the decking while you admire the fabulous view and enjoy the glory of the dale around you.

Features

Camping mattress
Kettle
Table
Fridge & freezer (Camping kitchen)
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113 Reviews

All reviews featured on Campstead.com have been submitted by genuine customers who have stayed at the park.


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Perfect

Inns, Cameron - 17/02/2024

5

We stayed at Buckden in February, my third stay. We stayed in a pod. The pod was extremely comfortable with plenty of space, including storage space. We were lucky enough to have a large snowfall and the pod was the perfect place to return to after a day's hike in the snow. The toilets and shower were immaculate. Jill is a very friendly host.

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Clean & quiet

Cartwright, Mark - 08/02/2024

5

Owner nice and friendly, amenities spot on , will come back

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incredible, spacious and clean place

Jaklimasa, Julia - 04/01/2024

5

Absolutely stunning campsite! Nestled amidst nature, the picturesque surroundings and well-maintained facilities made our stay memorable. The friendly staff, clean amenities, and tranquil atmosphere create the perfect outdoor escape. A must-visit for nature enthusiasts seeking a peaceful camping experience.

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Spotless , stylish bucolic retreat

Brown, Margaret - 18/11/2023

5

What a helpful friendly and no hassle service from Gill . The site is spotless and stylish with useful extras provided . We have stayed on the upper and lower sites and both have picturesque settings . The upper one however is across the road from the toilet block . We will certainly be back again but need to book in good time to avoid disappointment .

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Host was very kind

Nishiyama, Saori - 03/11/2023

5

We were impressed by the kindness of the host. We were staying in a tent at the end of October. It was very, very cold and raining. So my host invited me to move to an empty pod. It was really warm and we had a great time. Of course, I think this is only possible when there are few people.

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Excellent

Hemingway, Naomi - 02/11/2023

5

Well looked after site, very clean, welcoming. Relaxed atmosphere very peaceful

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Lovely cosy pods

Sykes, Sarah - 01/11/2023

4

Lovely short autumn break in the pods. Ideal when the weather is getting colder outside.

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My favourite little campsite

Lund, Trevor - 07/10/2023

5

Great location, quiet, clean and first-class toilets/showers/kitchen area. Gill has thought of everything - from midge repellent to a drying area.

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Charming camp site

Jessop, Vicki - 02/10/2023

5

Great campsite in the village. Very tidy site with lovely clean toilet block in clamping type pod. Gill was very friendly and helpful.

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Lovely campsite and welcombe

Smith, Alison - 23/09/2023

5

Fab campsite, we were lucky to get a space. Loved the shower and and toilets, great washing up area, and amazing walks in ever direction straight from the site. We will return. Thank you.

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Summary

4.7

100% would recommend this site

99.1% would stay here again

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