Lower Wensleydale CMC Site, Harmby, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5NU


To Find site:- From A1M on the A 684 towards Leyburn. On the final approach to the site there is a traffic light-controlled railway bridge. In about three quarters of a mile after this turn right at “Lower Wensleydale” sign in Harmby just before the Pheasant Inn. From the main road the approach road is narrow and steep, just follow site signs.

For those looking for the usual manicured Club site perhaps Lower Wensleydale might not be for you? I understand that the site is managed by the Club on behalf of the owners. I think probably describing the site as Rustic gives a better idea. Pitching areas are scattered round the site on terraces amongst lovely mature trees, many in little nooks and crannies. There are 92 touring pitches, all on hardstandings and 3 grass tent pitches. There is a mix of awning and non-awning pitches. Not many of them are level, fore and aft and some side to side, which should not be an issue for caravanners but motorhomers might have to choose carefully to avoid too much levelling. Electric points are convenient to all pitches and are rated at 16 amps using CEE17 blue connectors but they are of the old variety which require a twist and lock action. There is one facility block which also contains the site Reception. The toilet/showers are hardly modern but they are clean and serviceable. Service points are dotted around the site. There is an excellent open grill motorhome waste point on the higher terrace. There are no facilities for children on site. Currently there is no WiFi across the site however we did find the 4G data very useable. TV is rated as fair and we did experience a bit of signal breakup  using our rooftop aerial. There are no TV connectors on the electric bollards. There is no site shop.

The market town of Leyburn is about a mile and a half walk from the campsite, there is a footpath all the way. There is a bus service which seems to run about five times a day but by the time you get to the bus stop you have already covered a third of your journey! On the way into town, you pass Leyburn Station on the Wensleydale Heritage Railway. Near the Market Square there are cafes and pubs plus an interesting selection of shops. For food shopping there is a Co-Op supermarket in the town. The site could be a good base for further exploration of Wensleydale.

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