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Park House.keldbunkbarnandyurts: Yurts and All!
I have to admit we didn't stay here but did pass the site and were interested to find out about it.
The camping area is pretty small and all on grass. There is very limited parking and often you have to park on the road out of the site.
There do seem to be some good features, especially if you are long distance walking and can't carry much. There are two modern bathrooms with hot showers and clothes drying facilities. If you require electric, there are six hook ups. Home cooked meals can be purchased, as well as packed lunches.
We were intrigued by the yurts for hire which appear to be pretty luxurious camping, by all accounts.They are on the actual camping area and seemed a little to swamp the site.
For details and prices, please refer to the website I have linked to.
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Hoggarths Farm.(Swaledale Camping.): What a Location!
Thought this site looked just our cup of tea when I saw it mentioned on a motorhome forum. We were not disappointed, it is a gem!
This site has NO facilities other than a tap at the farm and a recycling and rubbish bin. No chem. disposal so a stay of more than a few days is not really practical. You are allowed to dig a pit for toilet waste, but strictly in the proper manner!
There are two well drained fields, one right on the river bank. The B road runs by the site, on the opposite side of the river but there is not a lot of traffic and the river drowns vehicle noise out.
Camp fires are allowed but best to ask first and use the fire places already constructed, or the river bed.
We were surrounded by trees of a variety we couldn't identify, small leaved and full of fluffy seed heads that were constantly blowing everywhere. Almost like cotton or dandelion clocks.
Cost per person in May 2014: £4 per night.
Nicely located with great walks all around.
The variety of birds astounded us and not being well up on birds, we couldn't identify many, even with a bird book.
We loved watching the two duck families swimming up and down river and negotiating the small falls. it was so funny to watch the tiny ones plop over the edge of a fall and land in the water a foot or so below! naturally, going up stream, they had to clamber out into the shallows and over the smaller rocks.
Strangely, the other wild life we noted were a couple of white rabbits on the hillside opposite. They didn't move a great deal (yes, they were real!) and we wondered how they fared if there was a fox about. Maybe they had been pet rabbits and been allowed their freedom?They were there every day, all day, only moving a few feet.
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Keld youth hostel: Hiking hostel
I have never stayed here but since Keld is isolated enough, I thought I'd tell you that there is an IYHA hostel here which of course is popular with hikers - it is in fact also a national park info point. It is in an old stone house along the main road just above the village itself. Just make sure you bring all you need as Keld has no shop.
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