Camping Trip ~ Yorkshire Dales.

June  means dusting down the tent and heading off into the Yorkshire dales for the weekend. 🙂  We picked Masons Farm at Appletreewick as it is a site we’ve visited before, enjoying its close proximity to the river Wharfe….and  a couple of good real ale pubs.

Masons Farm is a friendly family run site with all the facilities you could possibly need, including shower blocks with hairdryers, a small shop/reception in a retro airstream van and a mobile bakery/coffee van that proves very popular on weekend mornings.

The shop/reception.
The shop/reception.
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The entrance to Masons Farm.
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Chickens and ducks roam freely.
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Appletree Van serves coffee and homemade sausage rolls and cakes.

The River Wharfe flows past the bottom of the site and is a haven for wildlife such as Herons, Kingfisher and Goosander, more of which in my next #30dayswild update! As soon as we had pitched the tent on Friday we headed out along the river to the nearby village of Burnsall with its attractive stone cottages,pub, shop and tea rooms. 🙂

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River Wharfe.
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Hugo outside the pub.
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Enjoying a summer fruit cider outside The Red Lion.
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And back to camp for a bbq.

On the Saturday we turned left at the bottom of the site and walked the two hour gentle trek along the river, through Strid Wood and to the grounds of Bolton Abbey.We had lunch at the Pavilion cafe there and Hugo our black lab made the most of lots of dips in the river. 🙂 In the evening we strolled to one of the two pubs in Appletreewick for tea. Both the Craven Arms and the New Inn serve food and are dog friendly.

Hugo making a splash.
Hugo making a splash.
Wood carvers shack in Strid Wood.
Wood carvers shack in Strid Wood.
Heritage beetroot and goat's cheese tart with  salad and new potatoes. My delicious tea at the Craven Arms.
Heritage beetroot and goat’s cheese tart with salad and new potatoes. My delicious tea at the Craven Arms.
Real Ales are popular here. :)
Real Ales are popular here. 🙂

On Sunday morning it was time to pack up the tent and leave Mason’s Farm. We had a fab stay and I wouldn’t hesitate to book again. It was a perfect riverside camping experience. 🙂 oooh and the campsite is all geared up for glamping too, renting out an Airstream , vw campers and bell tents. Something to think about! On the way home we decided to call in at Bolton Abbey again and take a few photos of the romantic ruins of the old priory. The Bolton Abbey estate has beautiful grounds, riverside,tea rooms, gift shop, kids welly walk, picnic spots and hiking trails. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

Bolton Abbey and stepping stones.I  was too scaredy to cross them.
Bolton Abbey and stepping stones.I was too scaredy to cross them.
Abbey steps.
Abbey steps.
Another Air stream at Masons Farm.
Another Air stream at Masons Farm.

Do you go camping and if so what sites do you recommend?

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6 thoughts on “Camping Trip ~ Yorkshire Dales.”

  1. I love camping but we haven’t been for a few years… in May of last year, we did a walk starting from Appletreewick (to Troller’s Gill) and passed that site – I made a mental note of it for future reference but your post has reminded me we really should go camping again!

  2. Lovely blog and pictures!! I’ve never really had the desire to go camping, I’m more of a 4 star B&B kind of girl lol! Yorkshire is a beautiful county! I’ve never been to Bolton Abbey, another place to add to the list of things to do. 🙂 I look forward to your 30 days wild post! 🙂

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