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Reviews of Riverside Campsite Malham Cove

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Riverside Campsite Malham Cove
Town Head Farm
North Yorkshire   (Browse area)
BD23 4DJ
Tel: 01729 830287
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Open: 01/03/2022 to 31/10/2022

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 86 Reviews
                8/10 from 86 Reviews

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 No Glamping Units   No Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   No Seasonal Pitches 
 No Electric Hookups   No Hardstandings   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 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   No Washing Up Area   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   No Laundry   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 No Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point   No Wifi Access 
 Shop On Site   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway <1 mile 
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing <5 miles   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding <5 miles   No Cycle Hire   No Golf   No Tennis 
 No Beach   Watersports <5 miles   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <5 miles  Offroad Dog Walk On Site or Direct Access 

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Date of Visit: September 2021 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Family with young children
Reviewer: Median 18 reviews from this member

 Absolutely lovely site well situated just outside Malham and within very easy reach of Malham Cove.

No cars allowed on the tent field however a large barrow is available to take your kit to/from your car, which is a really nice touch. Toilet block and washing facilities were very clean, and there was a covered outdoor area where we could cook if we wanted. Very welcoming owners, we enjoyed hearing about their new cows!

Very quiet site with campers keeping a respectful distance between tents. The site is used by DofE groups although none were there when we stayed. Please don't let this put anyone off staying at this site, it is big enough to accommodate the groups and my experience is that the young people involved in such ventures are unlikely to cause a nuisance. We all had to start our camping adventures somewhere!

There were some midges in the evening however this is to be expected at a riverside location, and a bit of midge spray and a citronella candle did the job.

Overall an excellent site, which I would definitely recommend and revisit. 

Date of Visit: June 2021 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Extended family
Reviewer: Bob Cantrell 4 reviews from this member

 Good location about 5 minutes walk from the centre of Malham.

Parking for cars is limited. The site is popular with DofE groups so the toilets/showers etc can get busy.

There is a covered area with benches and tables to allow cooking when the weather is bad.

£7 per tent per night.

There is also an old touring caravan available to use if the weather is really bad at £10 per person per night. No electricity or toilet in it though.

Midges can be bad. 

Date of Visit: September 2020  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Young couple
Reviewer: Cvblak 1 review from this member

 It did the job and was in the most perfect location a short walk from all of Malhamís landmark, pubs and restaurants etc.

I feel it was a shame they didnít have firepits of some sort to hire, this is something that would have vastly improved the stay without damaging the landscape.

Also a shame the showers were out of use- if they had 1 in 1 out rules Iím sure it would be covid compliant.

Would definitely stay again, but I would be much more likely to recommend to a friend if there were a few more ďspecial touches. Ē 
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Date of Visit: August 2020 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Young couple
Reviewer: Dominikandgeorge 1 review from this member

 Beautiful campsite, beautiful surroundings.


Very nice and clean. Super well kept. Clean toilet. Very nice land lady. Also loved seeing the farmer with his staffy on his quad bike. Other campers were quite and everyone seemed very chilled out and super respectful. We stayed with a dog and it was a hot sunny day there is a stream too where he was able to have a paddle. 10/10

Views and walks.

Amazing, breathtaking, would not recommend going right up to Malham lime rock in rain ( super slippery) as well as on a super hot day.

After all like mentioned in previous reviews. If you want to stay there and party all night itís not your place. Itís very quiet after 10pm.

If youíre a light sleeper, donít camp right next to the stream.

Would recommend for sure. 
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Date of Visit: July 2020  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Solo traveller
Reviewer: FRED69 3 reviews from this member

 A basic site but youíre there for the location and it was only £10 a night per person so happy at that.

5 mins walk and youíre in Malham and 5 mins the other way you have Malham Cove.

Itís a working farm so you do get noise but You are in the countryside.

All in all a no frills site but I couldnít fault it. 
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Date of Visit: September 2019 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 5 Travelling as:  Other
Reviewer: Trevor + Jo 123 reviews from this member

 I arrived after a day of exceptionally heavy rain and was pleasantly surprised to find the site wasn't under water. There is a gentle slope down to the river, which was in flood and noisy as a result, but there was plenty of space within an open field to pitch up with some great views up to Malham Cove.

Despite it being half term week I pretty much had the place to myself too. There is a small car park / camper van park near the entrance and you'll have to carry your kit a short distance across the field, no parking next to your tent here.

The prices hadn't increased since I was here 5 years ago, it's still £9. 00 per adult and £1. 00 for a 7 minute shower token. The shower timer works the light too so take a torch in with you.

The facilities, although very clean are still pretty basic so I think the £10 a night is quite enough. You're paying for the location really, which is worth it! Town Head Farm is a working livestock farm so you'll wake up to the sound of tractors early on in the day.

Two pubs a 5 minute stroll away (The Bucks Head and The Lister Arms) both excellent for real ales. The butcher in Settle (Drake and Macefield) makes the best pies going and the black pudding and smoked bacon will set you up for the day.

The walk round to Janet's Foss, up Gordale Scar waterfall and then back over Malham Cove is one of my favourites (3 to 4 hours). There is also a fantastic walk to Settle along Stockwell Lane. Over 12 miles round trip and up and over the moor.

Malham gets very busy at weekends but this is still one of my favourite campsites because of the location. 

Date of Visit: September 2019  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Young couple
Reviewer: Kirste 1 review from this member

 Lovely campsite & owners, very clean shower/toilet/washing up facilities. Good value for money.

Camped right next to the lovely stream and was greeted by a small heard of cows on the other side of it each day,

Will be returning 
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Date of Visit: May 2019 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Family with older children
Reviewer: Jimmystuart 9 reviews from this member

 One of my favourite campsites went during the Malham Safari, unfortunately the weather wasn't good and the turnout was poor, but there is some lovely walking around Upper Airedale some of it very challenging on the feet !

Facilities are still very good and Mrs Moon is a joy. Will be returning someday. 

Date of Visit: August 2018 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Dawnebabe 1 review from this member

 Stayed for two nights with my husband, lovely place! Very well kept site and the toilets were spotless. Woke up to the sight of beautiful Malham Cove, doesn't get much better than that!

We will definitely be returning to this campsite, it had everything we required. 

Date of Visit: July 2017 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: ChrissieT 16 reviews from this member

 Just one night here over the weekend. The owner asked me to leave my car in the carpark and carry things into the field which was no problem, but we did wonder why other people had their cars on the field.

Toilets, showers, dish wash etc were in good clean order and perfectly adequate even though there were about 50 DoEs camped next to us. Incidently they were asleep long before us as they had come over Penyghent that day but they were up sixish.

There is a covered area with bench and stools for backpackers.

Malham is a short walk with two pubs. We used both.

The site is perfectly located for Malham Cove etc.

We paid £18 for a tent with two people and £12 for a tent with one person. I think backpackers were £7.

I'd happily use this site again but will pack mozzy spray next time. 

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