Discussion in 'How To' started by johnbwhitehead, Jun 10, 2011.
we are hoping to visit malham and gordale scar next week.
any tips on camp sites nearby
CC club site at Grassington and there's a small site at Cracoe. I will try and find details for you.
I've found it now:-
The one at Gordale Scar is a favourite of ours.
We have used it since we were courting ,20 years ago, with a 1 man tent:Blush: All our mates were out raving the night away , whilst we were looking up at the stars and out walking with my parent 's dog.
Mid week is best . Its a lot quieter . It can get busy with groups and walkers on a weekend. Take your midge repellent in the season too .
You can walk from there over the tops , just out of the sites gates over the bridge. this eventually brings you out at the top of Gordale Scar . Lovey views. Then walk down the very uneven steps ( be careful if its a wet day as they get slippy ) into Malham. Go to the pub , have a good meal or bar snack and some real ale . Muddy boots and dogs welcome. Then walk back past the ironmongers , on the footpath through the fields and forest. This brings you out at Jannets Foss a waterfall that used to be featured on Emerdales titles, out of the woods , down the country road and back to Gordale Scar.
Please note the site is very basic . The owners hasn't changed the toilet facilities since doing them , in the 70's by the looks of it ( or his jumper too come to think of it:Rofl1 . You can choose from a Pink , lemon , avocado and peach loo in the ladies:BigGrin: , and its very grubby , there is only 1 shower for the whole site and if you want to risk it you would definatly need flip flops
We haven't taken the motorhome yet , the kids like to take the big Cabanon frame tent and portaloo we still have, at least once a year for a weekend visit.
Its a fantastic spot , if they invested in the site it would take much more money , im sure. But then it would spoil it as it would get too busy.
There are a couple of sites in Malham too. We have used the one at the foot of the cove before, its got better facilities, and its in staggering distance form the 2 pubs , but we prefer the other.
this is my area.
here are 3 CL's just outside Malham.
Hurries farm, Otterburn Malhamdale BD23 4DY. 01729 830291.
Seat House, Eshton Skipton, BD23 3QL. 01729 830217.
Littledale Croft, Malham road Hellifield BD23 4JH 01729 850894.
all theses are listed on page 517 of the caravan club sites directory
if you want just an overnight stop the Anchor Inn at Gargrave will allow you to stay at the far end of their carpark provided you eat/drink something inside.
its a brewers fair pub and prices are less than the pubs in Malham
we actually spend quite a lot in there as its convenient.
Bollywood cottage in Gargrave is the local curry house and is very good.
the Co-op also in Gargrave is open until 10.pm every day
as for the sites in Malham im not really sure if any are really suitable for motorhomes certainly not large ones.
you may be able to get onto the main carpark in Malham im not sure if you can overnight in there or not as i haven't been up there recently.
The roads are tight at the best of times and just at the moment extra care must be taken as the farmers have been getting the grass in and the contractors do not drive slowly and take up 90% of the width of the road. there are also sheep and lambs out and about.
what days are you planning on coming as we may meet up for a pint one evening.
malham . gordale scar
we will try malham campsite. or riverside campside going thursday this week
will report back.
We`re up in Grassington this weekend, according to the cc clubsite they say the`re full as there is the Grassington fair on.
Have a lovely time. Great place.