Campsites near Grassington

Explore Yorkshire peaks and stroll through quiet woodlands while camping near Grassington.

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Campsites near Grassington guide

Overview

Grassington is a cosy village in North Yorkshire, nestled in the hills of Yorkshire Dales National Park. The village is a great home base for camping and exploring surrounding nature, from hikes up Yorkshire Three Peaks to quiet picnics by River Wharfe. Yorkshire Dales National Park’s designation as a Dark Sky Reserve makes camping near Grassington an exciting destination for stargazers, and accessible tent camping and glamping make it easy to sleep under the stars. Just a short drive east, campers can explore the peaceful woodlands and unique geology of Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, or venture west to Forest of Bowland AONB for year-round wildlife viewing. Discover inviting cottage rentals in the surrounding villages and unique opportunities like farm camping for even more ways to enjoy the sights near Grassington.

Where to go

Yorkshire Dales National Park

Embark on the 39-kilometre circular walk around Yorkshire Three Peaks for sweeping park views, or delight in the rushing waters with a stroll around the waterfalls in Gordale Scar or along the banks of River Wharfe. Yorkshire Dales National Park has it all. Tent and caravan camping are welcome inside the park, and the official Dark Sky Reserve designation makes it a beloved stargazing destination.

Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

From the unique formations of Brimham Rocks to the historic ruins of Fountains Abbey, there’s plenty to see in Nidderdale AONB. Wander the trails of Hackfall for peaceful woodland views, or get energised with a moderate hike on Yorke’s of Bewerley Trail. Stay overnight at lodgings in local villages, or embrace nature with peaceful tent pitches and luxurious glamping stays on-site in the AONB.

Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Home to bumblebees, brown hares, bats, and rare birds, Forest of Bowland AONB is a welcome nature retreat for wildlife and campers alike. Explore the Wildlife Calendar to find watching opportunities in every season, then stay overnight and stargaze in this Dark Skies Discovery Site. Make it a memorable camping trip with glamping pods inside the AONB, or see how the locals live at private farm stays or cosy cottages.

When to go

Camping near Grassington is busiest during summer, when campers flock to Yorkshire for mild weather and inviting outdoor conditions. Those seeking a quieter visit will find plenty to enjoy in autumn, when long days and moderate temperatures are ideal for hiking and exploring. While some cold spells arrive in winter, the clear days offer beautiful views from the peaks in Yorkshire Dales. Heated accommodations, like glamping pods and cabins, offer a cosy retreat during cooler months, as well.

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