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Buckden Camping

4.7 (108 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
  • Max 1 pet

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.

Maximum 1 dog.

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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107 Reviews

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


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Great location with lovely owners and very clean toilets/showers

Moran, Russ - 09/06/2024

5

Hot powerful showers.Close to nice pub with others in easy walking distance (1-2miles)Nice friendly owners

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Buckden camping pods

Harrison, Luke - 08/06/2024

4

This is the second time we’ve stayed in the pods and would definitely recommend them. A great little base to explore the surrounding Dales and villages. The Buck Inn is also a must with good food and great Dales beers. The only draw back are the number of bathrooms: 3 individual cubicles which, if the site was full, could be a problem.

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Love it

Lephard, Elizabeth - 07/06/2024

5

Just the best quiet campsite in a beautiful place ever. Only downside was midges this time. Very grateful for the midge spray in the toilets! Gill is on to everything. Thanks we will be back

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R

Friendly, well kept campsite with beautiful scenery.

Riley, Brett - 06/06/2024

5

I would definitely recommend a visit to Buckden Camping. It is a beautiful and well kept campsite, with loads of facilities and amenities offered to see you through your camping holiday.Gill was very friendly on arrival, taking us to our pitch and talking us through the welcome pack, and the local surroundings, including access points to the nearby river. The pitches were well laid out, spacious and interspersed with benches to help with seating. The toilets and showers were clean, and the kitchen area kept tidy for all to use.We did suffer a little with midges at dusk and dawn, but Buckden Camping provided a midge spray to try and alleviate any nuisance, and that was much appreciated.The farm animals we're a nice bonus as well, with my daughter constantly wanting to pop up and see the 'Baby Cow'.The local area is simply beautiful, with access to both a river and a beck nearby. We didn't get the chance to visit the pub across the road, as we opted for a walk into Kettlewell.

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Lovely spot convenient for lots of walking

Jackson, Susan - 06/06/2024

3

The CS was a beautiful spot but not very level or convenient for the showers which are in the farm yard. It was full so Gill put us in our motorhome on the campsite parking area which was much more convenient right next to the toilets and showers and if we come again we would prefer this option, though that may not always be possible.

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Best campsite in The Dales?

Williams, Ray - 06/06/2024

5

Excellent location, clean toilets, superb facilities, friendly staff and good value for money.

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Amazing location for hikes!

Marke, Ashley - 04/06/2024

5

Clean site with all the facilities you need. Really nice pub directly opposite. Great base for walk starting from the site.

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Lovely return visit for 3 nights in a Buckden Camping pod

Brown, Alan - 04/06/2024

5

Beautiful location, great walks and two good pubs to eat in (Buck Inn and The George at Hubberholme). A relatively small campsite, so no problems with noise, and the toilet and shower blocks are extremely well kept. Parking close to pod. Tents catered for too. Age range when we were there was from about 4 to around 75 ! Highly recommended.

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P

Great couple of days

Powell, David - 01/06/2024

5

Lovely family friendly campsite. Had a great time, despite the rain. Great local pubs and walks from the campsite. Hosts very nice!

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Comfortable stay

Jeavons, Kerry - 01/06/2024

5

I stayed a night in the pod on a back packing adventure. Gill was really helpful and helped with a problem with the key and the site was well laid out and looked after. The heater was welcome as it was a bit chilly overnight. I would definitely think about returning for similar trips.

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Summary

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99.1% would stay here again

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