At the mouth of Gordale Scar with the footpath and Gordale Beck running through the middle is This fantastic camp-site, It is pretty basic with the facilities being in an old farm building nest to the farm, There is only one shower in the room where the washing up sinks are and the toilets are basic but clean. You don't come here for the facilities and to be really honest they don't matter at all when you see the fantastic view.
We pitched the tent next to the Beck (ideal for keeping you food and drinks cold) with a great view of the mouth of the scar. we arrived on a Sunday afternoon and so the camp site was quiet but it will be very busy at weekends and during holidays.
the owner Malcolm is maybe a little odd and he does have a very strange take on recycling by emptying all the rubbish bags out and stacking the thrown away items in various groups around the farm buildings which to be honest can be a little off putting until you get back to your tent and look at the view again.
For a large tent it’s £3 per night, for a small tent £2 per night. Then, it’s £3 per person, £2 for a car and £1 for a dog.
Gordale Scar Campsite has got to be THE best campsite for views and idyllic setting that I have ever been to! We pitched our tent alongside a wonderful babbling stream opposite a hillside complete with grazing sheep. To the right of us was the glorious Gordale Scar which is a huge limestone gorge which was created by melting ice during the last ice age. Barbecue's are allowed as long as you keep them off the floor but no fires are allowed even if you're burning a bit of wood after a barbecue!
The facilities serving the campsite are provided near the farmhouse. First impressions on walking through the gate to the toilet block is that you've walked into a junk yard. This 'rubbish' appeared to be the owners way of recycling. There were piles of used disposable barbecue's, airbeds and broken chairs just piled up in the yard. The toilets and washing up sink were clean and there was plenty of hot water although these did not escape junk free either! There is one shower to serve the whole campsite, this is large and provides a dry area for changing. The pure beauty in the location and scenery surrounding the campsite seemed to supercede the failings of the facilities and quirky collections of rubbish by the owner.
I would definitely go here again, in fact I did not want to leave - this place is Amazing!!
Astounding views of Gordale Scar.
This campsite we only passed whilst walking to Malham Cove. It's literally in the field before the walk and is a nice, flat area with Malham Beck running through.
I'm not sure how much this site cost but we were concerned we may have become bogged in in a motorhome. There is one area of the field for tents without cars and another for those with. I'm not sure where motorhomes fit into the picture but was told they were welcome except there is no electricity.
Have since read this is an extremely popular site, as you could imagine, it being right on the Pennine Way. When we passed, there was a maximum of two tents pitched!! Bet it's nice in summer....
The farmer also allows parking here for those in the know who haven't already paid a fortune at the visitor centre.
It's position, next to the beck and below the Cove.
At the start of the walk to Gordale Scar is a nice looking campsite. in a field. Nice and level and with Gordale Beck flowing through it looked ideal. Then we remembered the narrow, twisting and steep road we had just travelled along on the motorbike and decided it could be tricky in a 24 ft. motorhome. Having said that, there was a large motorhome sited here. Wouldn't like to have met it on the road.
Great for walking, especially Gordale Scar. Something we wouldn't have been too keen on, had we stayed here, would have been the continual straggle of walkers traipsing through the site. I have also read it can get very noisy with partying on nice summer nights. Still, a fantastic location....
We were fortunate enough to get on to this small Caravan Club Certificated Location at the last minute. As it was the October Half Term and the weather was good, we were extremely lucky.
Set amongst hills and fields, it's a rural retreat. No traffic sound, only the call of the Rhea!! I was amazed to find this farm bred Rheas for their meat and also for breeding. Rhea eggs (for hatching) were for sale, as well as the actual birds. Rhea steaks, burgers and diced meat were available to purchase.
It's a three quarters of an acre site, all new hard standings and electric hook ups. Ideal for the wet, cold winter months as this site is open all year. There's also a toilet.
The morning we were due to leave, we were delayed as we had to wait for Green Flag breakdown service to get us started. The owners were really friendly and told us there was no hurry, even though they had someone coming in for our pitch. The farmer was a real character, telling us there'd been a fair few breakdown callouts from the site!
Very handy for exploring the Malham area, with Malham village a few minutes drive away.
Peace and tranquility. The friendly owners and it's location.
Price: £8 a night for all of us, including electric.
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