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Visitor Reviews - Westerly Lake Fishing And Caravan Park

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Westerly Lake Fishing And Caravan Park
Main Street
North Yorkshire   (Browse area)
YO19 6AH
Tel: 01904 448500
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Pitches: 20
Open: 1st March To 2nd December

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 60 Reviews
                9/10 from 60 Reviews

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 No Tents   Caravan Pitches   Motorhome Pitches   No Glamping Units 
 No Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   Seasonal Pitches   No Caravan Storage 
 Electric Hookups   Hardstanding Pitches   Adults Only   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Adults Only   Club Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available   Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant <1 mile   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing On Site   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding   Cycle Hire   Golf <1 mile   Tennis 
 Beach   Watersports   Boat Launch / Mooring 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <1 mile  Dog Walk 

Reviews:  60 in total, now showing 1 to 10                 Previous 10          Next 10
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Date of Visit: March 2018 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Reuben 14 reviews from this member

We stayed for a week from 17/3 & enjoyed it. As the previous reviewer said, it was very wet but the weather has been pretty dreadful. The site has very good facilities with free showers & loads of hot water. They are of a decent size too & provide plastic boxes to keep your stuff dry as well as hooks behind the door. A decent washing area with loads if info on the local area plus a small library of books.

Geoff & Barbara are constantly out checking the site & lake & are very friendly. The fishing is first class, I caught every day whether it was snowing, raining or sunny. Caught roach, bream & a solitary carp all in fine condition.

Ten mins walk to the village with a good pub & shop that caters for all needs. Bus from the village into York is very handy but I hear that the service is being cancelled in May which is a shame.

At £22 a night including awning & EHU it’s very good value for money. We’ve stayed in many places paying a lot more for less.

A great week had during some iffy weather but we’ll certainly return.

The ‘gunshots’ mentioned by the previous reviewer are propane bird scarers in adjacent fields.

Date of Visit: March 2018 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Carol and andy 3 reviews from this member

Just having acquired a new caravan we just wanted to try out for 1 night. As andy fishes this would be ideal for a visit. We found the camp site to be very boggy and had to have our car towed off the pitch. When we parked it was difficult to stick to the hardstanding as it had grassed over but to be fair to the owners, we had recently had snow and rain before we went, so it would be unfair to mark the site down because of this. Andy found the fishing to be excellent (must have been as he sat there in the pouring rain for hours). The shower and toilet block was quite cold but the showers were nice and hot and very clean and fresh smelling. We would visit again but would like to see the site in the summer. Just 1 little gripe, dunno what it was, but 6. 45 am gun shots firing constantly through the day, which was annoying

Date of Visit: August 2017 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Angiesluck 3 reviews from this member

Its a nice size lake, quiet and laid out ok and the owners seem nice and friendly but the facilities are much to be desired.

As a camper I expect to have nice clean facilities after all you wouldn't go in a B&B or hotel and think it was ok to have them in the state they were when we were there. The toilet block needs a lot of TLC as they obviously only get a quick flick over but that's about it as you can see from my pictures. If a bit more time and effort was put in to update and clean them to a satisfactory state I would give more stars.

Why not a 5 star, well it seems from our experience they are biased against tents and even trailer tents as they wont place you near the lake to fish they obviously prefer caravans or motor homes it seems. What makes me say that, well when the owner tells you that the available ones nearest to the lake on our arrival are season holder pitches so not able to be put on them but later they put caravans there and then only to find out after speaking to the caravan owners that they themselves are not season holders just people who come a couple of times a year then you wonder why a tent or a trailer tent wasn't allowed to go there when they were vacant on arrival and so should be first come first choice cos after all they said they 'don't save' pitches for anyone! well I beg to differ on that one or they are just biased like I said regards tents. Would we go back, humm probably not.

Management response: The lakeside pitches are hard standing and not suitable for tents, but we do allow touring trailer tents on the lakeside. None of the lakeside pitches are occupied by seasonal visitors, we have only eight seasonal pitches and these are all at the back of the site.

Like the majority of popular caravan parks we have a pitch booking system and a bookings diary, our lakeside pitches are purely touring pitches and allocated when a booking is made, regardless of whether a visitor is new to the site or a regular visitor. Therefore a pitch may be empty when somebody arrives but already booked from the following day by somebody else.It would be chaos to allow visitors to pick any vacant pitch that they liked on arrival!

Barbara and I do our best with the toilet facilities, and they are checked regularly throughout the day. Unfortunately sometimes they are left in a 'less than satisfactory state' and the only way to deal with this would be to check the toilets after every use, which is not possible.

Fortunately the majority of our visitors let us know if there is something that needs attention, and we always deal with it straight away.

Date of Visit: April 2017 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Gbillson 1 review from this member

What a wonderful site. Very welcoming from the phone call to book, on arrival and throughout the weekend. We arrived on the Friday night and after being shown to our pitch which was nice and level we hooked up and walked to the local pub in the village about a 10 minute walk, there is also a shop in the same village too.

Had a nice meal in the pub and walked back.

Saturday we had a great day pleasure fishing, my wife doesn't fish but we had a good time and she caught more than me!

On the Sunday we drove the motorhome about 15 minutes to Yorkshire outlet where they have a designated coach area and you are allowed to park your motorhome and then it was only £2. 90 for a return bus to York.

Overall a great place to visit with local amenities in walking distance and nearby parking for the local city.

We booked our next stay while we were there :)

Date of Visit: June 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Happyfisherman 8 reviews from this member

Westerly Lake is a lovely lakeside site set in a quiet village not far from York and all major services and roads. Excellent facilities and large pitches, ours actually overlooked the well stocked lake which gave the feeling of real tranquillity and peace. The owners Geoff. And Barbara are a pleasant helpful couple who were friendly towards all the campers/clients. We unfortunately had to leave a week early due to a bereavement and found Barbara and Geoff to be very sympathetic to our loss. We really enjoyed what transpired to be a short stay but will be returning. Highly recommended also for the fishing.

Paul and Christine Hurley

Date of Visit: March 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Tinwolf 6 reviews from this member

This is a really nice site, we have camped here before but we took our new motorhome this time.

It`s very quiet and there`s a nice view across the lake for most pitches on this small site.

Plenty of hot water in the nice clean toilet block.

We met Geoff on arrival who led us to our pitch. We had booked a hard standing but unfortunately the hard standings have been grassed over and there is no hard access to the hard standing from the access road. There had been a lot of rain in the days before we arrived so we got stuck trying to get onto our 'hard' standing. Geoff straight away got his little tractor to help us. He also had to tow us off the pitch at the end but he was there as we were packing up in case we needed this service so very helpful.

The hard standing is quite small so we were walking through muddy grass when moving around our pitch, also there are no paths to the toilet block so again we were walking through muddy grass to go for a shower etc.

Geoff did say he`s looking at creating hard access onto the pitches.

It`s about a 30 minute bike ride to the local park and ride to York along a quiet road but then there`s a mile to go on the A19 which can be quite busy and there`s no path to ride on although the A19 is quite wide. Also it`s a short ride to the Yorkshire air museum at Elvington which was right up my street.

As I say a really nice, quiet site but a problem if it`s wet.

Date of Visit: October 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Twolees 12 reviews from this member

Just returned after a 8 day stay at this adult only caravan site, was met on arrival by Barbara the owner lovely lady, was shown to our pitch which was right next to the pond, my hubby was made up he could get brews and beers without much effort, toilets and showers were very clean, plenty of hot water anytime during the day and night, loads of information on places to see and do in the utility room, the site was not that far from York we had a day out there one day, hubby enjoyed the fishing and caught plenty of fish, met some nice people and everybody was friendly on site easy to find, there was a shop and a pub a short walk from the site, a lovely quiet site really enjoyed our stay and will definitely be going back,

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Other Rating:
Reviewer: Rich and Jeanette 4 reviews from this member

Just had another peaceful & relaxing week on this lovely little site. Arrived after being stuck in traffic due to an accident, to be greeted with an offer of a cuppa while we were setting up from a lovely lady which we eagerly accepted, and very nice it was too. And that is the way it is at Westerly Lake. Its quiet not over crowded and very friendly, and the owners Barbara and Geoff nothing is too much trouble, and they are happy to have a chat and help if there's a problem, ie lending cable extension for electric hook up. Cannot recommend this site enough well worth a visit. Will be coming back shortly for a few days fishing.

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Puddingface 3 reviews from this member

After a long drive from Bristol, the owner Barbara met us at the gate, showed us our pitch, gave us some information and left us to set up.

We were travelling with our friends and were able to pitch next to each other very close to the edge of the lake.

This is an adult only site. 7 miles from York, you can easily spend a few days exploring this lovely city.

Park and Ride runs from the designer shopping centre, just up the road into the city centre. We used this to avoid negotiating the one way system adult return ticket was £2. 80, buses run every 15 minuets, great value.

There is a huge car boot sale at the racecourse on Saturday mornings

The village is a 10 minute walk away, there is a well stocked shop for every thing you might need.

There is a pub, that has live music on Saturdays and a quiz night on Wednesdays

The whole site is well maintained and the lake is beautiful and kept the husbands entertained for hours fishing.

You have the option of buying a weekly or daily fishing ticket, reduced price for campers,

We were lucky enough to have perfect weather.

On site facilities are kept immaculate separate showers with plenty of hot water and toilets and also a good washing up area.

Local Information is kept in here. There is also a book/ magazine swap bookcase - great idea.

This site is perfect for a relaxing break and for anyone who fishes. It's a beautiful site in a great location.

Barbara and Geoff are very friendly and work hard to keep the site well maintained

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Ivor5051 2 reviews from this member

After driving over 200 miles from Bristol with our friends, you hope your caravan site meets your expectations, and this one did just that. We were met at the gate by the owner Barbara who showed us to our pitches by the lake, good as we are keen anglers. She pointed out where the toilet block was, where your water is and all what we needed to know. When we asked to pay she said after your journey get yourselves sorted and pay her later. The site was clean and tidy as was the toilet block, with nice hot free showers, There is a washing up area, and information room, on whats on in the area, we soon started to feel relaxed here. On the fishing we were soon catching some nice roach, perch, and a few bream. The village of Wheldrake is just a ten to fifteen minute walk, nice village pub, food a bit expensive, cant comment as we did not eat there. There is also the village stores/post office for your bits and pieces and your paper. Just down the road is the park and ride for York, which we did use, best way to see york. The outlet shopping is next to the park and ride, We had excellent weather for our ten days here which did help, Geoff and Barbara have worked hard on this site to get the balance right, and it has worked. I wish this site was nearer to Bristol I would leave my caravan on site. Thank you both very much.

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