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Pennine View Caravan Park
Station Road
(lake District)
Kirkby Stephen
Cumbria   (Browse area)
CA17 4SZ
Tel: 01768 371717
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Pitches: 58
Open: March To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 43 Reviews
                8/10 from 43 Reviews

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 Electric Hookups   Hardstanding Pitches   No Fully Serviced Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge    Motorhome Point 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant <1 mile   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 No Fishing   No Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool 5 miles   No Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding 5 miles   Cycle Hire 1 mile   Golf 5 miles   Tennis 1 mile 
 No Beach   No Watersports   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Not Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport 1 mile  No Dog Walk 

Reviews:  43 in total, now showing 11 to 20                 Previous 10          Next 10
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Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Tench 10 reviews from this member

This is an immaculate little site situated about ten minutes walk outside Kirkby Stephen.

The site owner met us on arrival and told us we could pitch wherever we wanted to. All of the pitches are very big with hard standing and well kept grass surrounding.

The whole site is very flat and the tarmacked roads ideal for the many kids around to cycle on.

There are plenty of water/waste points and bins around the site.

The toilets and showers (both accessed via an access code lock) are spotless and there are plenty of them.

Kirkby Stephen is easily accessed on foot and features all of the usual food outlets. We chose the Black Bull which served good food at reasonable prices.

Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Tangoman69 3 reviews from this member

An wonderful visit to this fantastic site. The welcome was friendly as we were allocated our pitch.

The site itself is level and very well maintained, the pitches are hardstanding and massive, there are also grass.

Kirkby Stephen has all the normal takeaways, (Curries, Chinese and fish & chips) as well as a decent co-op supermarket.

The walks nearby are suitable for all (buggies & disabled) and show the local scenery in a fantastic way.

We will definitely be visiting this site again

Date of Visit: July 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Cybbib 5 reviews from this member

We were welcomed by a pleasant lady who explained where and how we were to pitch.

he owners are obviously justifiably proud of the site, which is beautifully kept. The grass between the hard standing pitches is well maintained.

The more than adequate toilet facilities are kept very clean. We enjoyed our stay here immensely. I would recommend the Northern Viaduct Walk as a pleasant stroll.

The viaducts are very impressive and we enjoyed the history of the train line which was written in the huts as we walked past. The poems, carved into stones along the way were an added interest.

I love Kirkby Stephen with its shops and cafés a short walk away.

Date of Visit: April 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: ByersFamily 1 review from this member

We found the site really clean and tidy. The toilets were more than adequate, clean and tidy at all times.

Plenty of showers with hot water aplenty, washing up facilities also top drawer.

The staff couldn't have been more helpful as we found out when our water pump broke and we ran out of gas cooking tea on easter sunday.

The site location is perfect as its not right in the town but a 15 minute walk away. Some lovely walks nearby and pubs, take aways and shops all within easy reach.

Our kids loved the freedom of the park and we have booked to go again in August. Well done on a great site.

Date of Visit: April 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Migsmum 2 reviews from this member

Just returned home after brilliant stay

The site was what we expected, clean and tidy, were made welcome on arrival and shown to our pitch, toilets and showers are clean plenty of hot water,

We were on the adults only side of the site and it was great (we don't have kids). The children's play area looked fine perhaps a little dated,

Loads of walks. Took about 20 mims to walk to town centre. There was a vintage bus and car rally on so everywhere was busy,

Plenty places for food. Would recommend the panda Chinese takeaway

Will be going back to Kirkby Stephen and Pennine view very soon

Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: AL1503 2 reviews from this member

We were a bit disappointed with the 'welcome' we received here. The owner was cold and blunt on our arrival and throughout our stay.

The toilet and shower blocks were very clean and well maintained though dated in appearance. The showers themselves were excellent, hot water and good water pressure.

We were not very impressed with the food in the Croglin Castle pub which is the closest to the camp site but we did find an amazing Indian restaurant in the town of Kirkby Stephen- The Mango Tree, delicious.

Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Shanxpony 10 reviews from this member

I felt that the camp site was more geared towards caravanners than campers. Some of the tent spaces were not very inspiring, but were adequate.

Bathroom facilities were excellent, and just what was needed on our Coast to Coast trip. Friendly and helpful staff. Would be nice to have a slightly shorter walk to the town, but I guess they can't do anything about their location now!

In general it is in an attractive area with lots of nature walks nearby, and you can't go wrong with the shops and pubs in Kirkby Stephen.

Look out for the colourful macaws. We saw three of them flying between chimney pots near the camp site, and squawking very loudly. Don't worry though, the camp site itself is very quiet.

Date of Visit: August 2010 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Tayls 10 reviews from this member

I read all the previous reviews about the site so went with an open mind and I must say it was well worth it.

Friendly people upon arrival directed to our pitch.

The site is immaculate in every way the play area could use an update but this never stopped my daughter playing on the swings or slide,

Locally they are great pub at the gate was good then a slow walk down into the village (about 10mins) a couple of the pubs let dogs in its either the kings heads or kings arms was fantastic bringing the dog water and loads of fuss around her.And she is a 9stone akita. But this didn't bother anyone.

I would recommend this site and will be visiting again without doubt

Date of Visit: July 2010 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Ellengarth 1 review from this member

Beautiful park, very well maintained. Excellent, idiot proof showers. I had difficulty with the security code at first but I also have difficulty with keys so am not complaining. Everywhere spotlessly clean. Excellent.

The area is lovely to look at and interesting to explore.There are so many easy walks it's unbelievable.

We stayed Sunday till Thursday. People were

All friendly and helpful.

This camp was recommended to us by two different friends and we are also telling our fellow caravanners about it.

We had a wonderful time and must return because there is still so much to see and do.

Date of Visit: July 2010 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: FXY04 6 reviews from this member

We had booked 4 nights here, seeing the positive reviews and with the proximity to the Settle - Carlisle railway.

Upon arrival we were met at the office by a woman who did not fit the description of the helpful person given by other reviewers here. She may have been ill or having an off-day, but she was cool almost to the point of rudeness. For example, we asked about easy access to dog-walks and footpaths.

She pointed out of the gate and down the road, whereas, I found at the end of the campsite a swing gate onto the public footpath leading to Kirkby Stephen station. We also asked about the nearby pub (positively mentioned by other reviewers) and she just made a 'sour' face. We went to the pub anyway and had a great meal - good locally-sourced fresh food.

We were met at the site by friends involved in the tourist industry in Cumbria and they were most taken aback by the attitude to campers, as were the friends we'd booked to camp with there who had driven from the south coast, so much so that they said they would not camp there again. What a difference a smile, friendliness and less emphasis on rules could have made.

The facilities on site are as described by other reviewers, just think standard Camping & Caravanning Club, or Caravan Club, clean and adequate, though perhaps in need of some modernisation.

Watch out for the booking system, a deposit is payable and it is on a per night basis, so if you shorten your stay (as we had to as my mother was taken to hospital, so we went and camped near her instead) you will lose the deposit on any nights not taken.

It can be held over for the rest of the season, if you manage to get back there. Also rather discouragingly, the receipt for booking is accompanied by a list of rules and prohibitions. I do sympathise with a proprietor who may have had bad customers in the past, but I have never seen anything quite so unwelcoming to a new customer.

The site is on the location of a now disused railway, so level and well drained, with excellent hard-standing.

It is about half an hour walk into the middle of bustling Kirkby Stephen with plenty of good shops and facilities. Straight off the site is a footpath over fields to Kirkby Stephen station - about 50 minutes walk. Well worth the ride on trains about every 2 hours, crossing the Ribblehead viaduct into Settle - we went on Tuesday - market day.

The walk indicated by our welcoming lady though not as convenient is also worth it, giving access to a path on the disused railway line, by the river and linking to the path to the village of Nateby.

The cost was about £5 per night more than any identical Caravan Club site would have charged.

All in all a good site, in an excellent location, let down by a poor appreciation of customer relations.

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