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Visitor Reviews - Wharfedale Caravan and Motorhome Club Site

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Wharfedale Caravan and Motorhome Club Site
Long Ashes
North Yorkshire   (Browse area)
BD23 5PN   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01756 753340

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Pitches: 115
Open: 26/02 To 03/01

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 56 Reviews
              9/10 from 56 Reviews

Units accepted:   No Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes 

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Date of Visit: December 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Brendanr2004 380 reviews from this member

We use this site when visiting the Grassington Dickensian festival.

It makes an excellent base for this event as the Park & Ride is within walking distance.

The surroundings of the site are beautiful.

Usual high standard CC facilities.

Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Jane&Lynn 5 reviews from this member

Just returned from a 4 night stay at this site. Lovely setting, nice walks directly from site. Handy drying room. Non existent phone signal on EE but paid to use Wi Fi which was mostly adequate. Warden assisted us when we didn't use electric hook up correctly - you have to turn it clockwise at bollard. Shops sells basics and you can order newspapers. Toilet block is fine although there is only one. TV booster gave us the basic channels. On last day warden kindly said we could stay till 2pm. Would come back. Lovely scenic drive to Pateley Bridge.

Date of Visit: June 2016 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Dot P 468 reviews from this member

Beautiful site, set in an outstandingly beautiful area. Big pitches, clean facilities, good hot showers - everything you expect from a CC site.

The village of Grassington is picture postcard perfect - great little shops, cobble streets and loads of places to stop for a coffee, drinks or food.

We found the lanes perfect for cycling, very little traffic around. The walk from the campsite to Grassington took us around 40 minutes at a gentle pace.

There are numerous footpaths and bridleways in the area, you can walk for miles directly from the site.

Nothing we could fault at all - a perfect few days.

Date of Visit: December 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Lolandmol 7 reviews from this member

Arrived Boxing Day. Was very considerate to receive a phone call as we left home from the warden warning us of local flooding on the approach road to site. The site was fine itself, so we continued our journey to Wharfedale. Site usual caravan club standard. Dog walk muddy but that's expected with recent weather. The dog walk also leads to a disused quarry next to the Long Ashes caravan park. Down through the dog walk onto the road is the quickest walking route into Threshfield and the village of Grassington as the main entrance road has no footpath. Grassington has a local spar, butchers and post office. All larger shops are found in Skipton which is worth a visit on market day. All local pubs are dog friendly. 3 in Grassington(35min walk). The Old Hall Inn (20min

Walk)in Threshfield and The Gamekeepers Inn at the entrance to the static site next door. The Gamekeepers serve a nice Sunday set menu. Would also recommend the Old Hall Inn for food and cosy fire. In Grassington The Devonshire served nice food as did The Foresters. Walking in this area is excellent, with many footpaths, Grassington moor and along the River Wharfe. In the week we stayed we covered many miles, with our 2 dogs. Skipton is 20mins drive, and also Malham (10 miles) is worth a visit for a lovely walk to the coves along the riverside path. All facilities on site were kept clean. A path made down through the dog walk would be an idea as it can get a bit unsteady and slippy in wet weather. Will definitely return here for a week in 2016. Lovely location and local people friendly too.

Date of Visit: October 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Mondeocort 18 reviews from this member

Our 4th visit to Wharfedale, one of our favourite sites, no more so for it's vast countryside walks and friendly locals. I never like to say anything negative because the nature of caravanning being a lifestyle choice without the need necessarily for technology and to relax and just unwind but I have had issues this past week with radio signal being extremely poor on site and also 'Orange' mobile network being extinct or at least on pitch 22 it was. Pitch 22, my main issue, we like hard standing and all pitches are of generous proportions and well kept at Wharfedale, however, if you decide on pitch 22, with a twin axle be prepared to have the rear end of van on the floor and the front end up on blocks. Our wheels were firmly on the floor but the slope was excessive and not seen quite by the eye until you have started levelling. We could have moved but pig headed determination from hubby took over and he was going to level the van on this pitch if it killed him. I did struggle a little to get in and out of the van due to the height even with our 2 step set and as we had run out of blocks, they were sloped so not ideal. We managed though and it didn't ruin our holiday, we will always return but not to pitch 22.

Gamekeepers pub on static site next door was for the 1st time in many, poor. Takeaway fish and chips, raw chips, burnt fish batter and the seasonal veg on a roast Sunday lunch consisted of baby sweetcorn and sugar snap peas, carrots and red cabbage, not exactly seasonal, would have preferred a good cauliflower cheese, cabbage and leeks or something more autumnal.

New wardens for this year, all friendly, helpful and time to chat. Reception area a little crampt now with the book exchange being moved there from the info room. I always read when away and like to leave my finished books and choose some more and charity donations go to local mountain rescue here I think. I didn't feel I could browse the shelves properly without getting in someones way. Small, very minor niggle for me. The choice in basic groceries available has increased but again, takes up more room in a tiny reception area.

Will be back, love the site and area to much for dog walking, great surroundings and pleasant all round ambiance.

Toilet block was always fresh, clean and never too busy. I'm not fussed about it being dated, after-all my bathroom at home is and I still use that! If the toilet block / facilities were to be updated, I would like to see a boot / dog wash area, would even pay a small amount to use and this would certainly be beneficial in the more inclement weather conditions we have.

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Hughandpenny 23 reviews from this member

Excellent location and usual CC site amenities. Arrived at 1200 to find 4 earlier arrivals before us and a queue at reception. Very friendly warm welcome and clear explanation of site rules, especially the speed limit as the van before us went tearing in at 10 mph plus. Why rules cannot be adhered to I have no idea.

Large site and sole toilet blcok struggles to keep up at busy times, but well kept and clean.

Good walking opportunities with Grassington about 20 mins away with footpath that avoids main road being helpful.

We were meeting friends and the only available pitches were close to the play area, on the whole children were well supervised but as always one family let it down. This happened to be the family that thought nothing of walking through pitches (on the hardstanding) and then get shirty when it was pointed out to them. Others also thought it ok to walk behind pitches where a young dog was tethered and get shirty when the dog unsurprisingly reacted as young child approached at speed, again close to the hardstanding area.

This is not the wardens fault but typical of some rule breakers/benders found everywhere.

We would return but avoid the play area if at all possible

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