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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

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Pitches: 60
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 119 Reviews
              8/10 from 119 Reviews

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Date of Visit: May 2015 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Mchacksu 2 reviews from this member

As said by others this is a cracking place to stay. We turned up on the saturday morning of a bank holiday hoping there was space. We were told we could park wherever and we did, right next to the stream with a fantastic view up the scar!. Its very sheltered from the wind and a proper sun trap if your lucky as we were. The toilets are very basic to say the least and the shower would be described as interesting. The farmer is very pleasant with some strange recycling practices but this does not detract from a cracking place. We only paid £15 for a camper with two adults and a child. We have a solar panel and our own toilet so the lack of ehu wasn't a problem, even without this the stream would keep the beer cold!. The village is only a short walk away as is the scar, malham cove, janets foss and loads of lovely scenery. Theres no doubt we will be returning.

Date of Visit: May 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Carrie1982 6 reviews from this member

What can I say? This has got to be one of the most beautiful sites I have ever camped at!

If you're looking for spotlessly clean facilities, this is not for you. It is very basic but everything you need to camp comfortably. The owner is eccentric but kind and around the facilities are collections of discarded items, I presume left by other campers. It's easy to see past these and I was more intrigued than disgusted by it.

We paid £20 for one night - 2 adults, 2 children, 2 vehicles and a tent and whilst some may argue that for the price, the facilities should be better, I would argue that we were privileged to camp in an area steeped in natural beauty. We could choose where we pitched and to say it was a bank holiday weekend, the site wasn't busy at all.

The site is a short walk to Gordale Scar or Janet's Foss in the other direction. Malham Cove is a 1 mile walk away an the village is probably a mile away too. My boys aged 10 and 4 absolutely loved their time here; playing in the stream, stargazing and exploring!

We will hopefully be returning and staying here in the summer, staying for longer.

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.

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