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Visitor Reviews - Gordale Scar Camp Site

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Gordale Scar Camp Site
Gordale Farm
North Yorkshire   (Browse area)
BD23 4DL   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01729 830333

Facilities:  (Key)

1m  1m  1m 

Pitches: 60
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 117 Reviews
              8/10 from 117 Reviews

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Date of Visit: November 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Big Smudge 1 review from this member

I visited the site in the first weekend of November, granted I hadn't phoned previously and just turned up without booking. I was told by the owner that he wasn’t open all year round any more, and this is really the purpose of my review just to give others the heads up!

He was very helpful giving me sites in the area that he thought might be open at this time of the year, and even suggested where I could wild camp.

The campsite is located in a beautiful part of the country near to a very quaint village and is well worth a stop off.

Date of Visit: October 2014 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Chrishardy 2 reviews from this member

If you like low tech facilities which are basic but clean, beautiful scenery and sites with no electricity then this is the site for you.

If you really want to camp under the stars this is the site for you.

If you want to get some sleep in the night then this is the site for you.

£5 for one person for one night. I don't care that the gentle eccentric man recycles everyone else's unwanted material in a very tidy and organised way.

Don't camp here - it's too simple and beautiful and no one else should know about it.

Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Sueal 3 reviews from this member

Stayed two nights at this site in our campervan, the site is ideally situated within a 20 min walk of Malham village, which has two pubs, one of which is a hotel as well I think it was called the lister arms, the food was fantastic and a brilliant atmosphere. As we have a dog it was a bonus that we were allowed inside.

The camping area was fantastic with a stream running through it. The scenery was lovely and great views. Now the downside, the toilets and one shower were absolutely disgusting, we are seasoned campers and have camped on some basic sites, and have just put up with the lesser type of facilities, but this site is in a league of its own.

The toilets and I shower is situated at the entrance, which is a farm house, the guy who collects the money seems to stay in this static van which should be condemned by health and safety, as should the toilets, shower etc it the outside area is just a rubbish tip and the facilities were filthy dirty, you have to see it to believe the owners could be so poor at hygiene and cleanliness.

We would give this site a high rating if it had clean facilities and they got rid of the plies and piles of junk etc outside the toilets.

Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Russell wheeler 1 review from this member

Good points -

Wonderful view, fantastic location, excellent base for walking, Malham etc.

Bad -

Toilets and showers - dirty, smelly - not recommended

You would think such a busy site (has been full due to the recent exposure on the tv), that the owner could put a little back and clean/update the toilet block.

Field - Overgrazed and full of sheep poo - We had a party with 5 kids, they ended up covered in the stuff. Needs less sheep ! Won't be re-visiting.


Drinking water was tinged green, we boiled before use.

Also steep hill to site. Do not take a caravan unless you are experienced.

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: DanDi 3 reviews from this member

Excellent location, stunning views, well worth the visit.

Toilet/Shower block leaves a lot to be desired, unclean, bins in the toilets open and full, only emptied on the Sunday morning. Only one shower to be shared between both men and women, old, dirty and a stiff drink needed before use!

We had tried several times to book, only getting an answer machine message but no call back. Eventually after trying unsuccessfully to speak to someone we managed to get a mobile number to text to which we received a reply. After speaking with other campers, they said they just turned up and hoped for the best.

Gordale Scar is beautiful. Just along the footpath is Janet Foss which is stunning, carry along the footpath to Malham village which is picturesque.

Definitely worth another visit, as there is so much to see. We will go back despite the shoddy cleaning facilities.

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Mikey1304 1 review from this member

Stunning. No frills needed, the idyllic location wholly compensates for any inadequacies with the washing and toilet facilities. There are no defined pitches, just choose a spot you fancy - lots of level grassland at your disposal. Friendly owner.

Well served by footpaths; from the campsite it is 15 minutes ambling to Gordale Scar, the same to Janet's Foss and 45 minutes fairly gentle climbing to the top of Malham Cove.

Very highly recommended.

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