Campsites near York with horseback riding

Explore history, hiking, and beautiful moors on your camping adventure near York.

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12 top campsites near York with horseback riding

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Farsyde Farm

15 units · Motorhomes, Tents3 acres · Whitby, North Yorkshire, North East England
A small farm campsite with sea views, close to Robin Hood’s Bay
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White House Farm Campsite, Wardlow

60 units · Motorhomes, Tents4 acres · Wardlow, England
What a little Derbyshire gem: back to basics Whitehouse Farm Campsite is a simple site in a most scenic setting five minutes’ drive from the pretty village of Tideswell. The site’s central location in the Peak District National Park means it’s a top spot for those who want to ramble or ride bikes – several circular trails leave from Tideswell and the traffic-free Monsal Trail is a five-minute drive away. And there’s plenty more activity if you require it too, as activity centres nearby can sort you out days of horse riding, abseiling, climbing and caving. All this activity isn’t mandatory, of course – this is an equally fine location for days pottering off to local pubs, pigging out on pudding in Bakewell or taking a leisurely stroll around the Chatsworth Estate, 20 minutes away. And if even that’s too much, you’d be welcome to spend some time loafing about on site: there’s heaps of space here, and as facilities have been kept quite minimal (just showers and toilets) there should be a good serving of peace and quiet to go with it all. Guests are welcome to light up a barbecue or campfire for cookouts and keeping warm; Tideswell’s the place for supermarket supplies, and it’s also handily got a fish and chip shop and a couple of pubs for days when your firelighting skills aren't up to much.
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Dobella Lane Farm Certificated Site

9 units · Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · Dobella La Goole, England
A small dog-friendly campsite in the Vale of York that's open all year
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Breaks Fold Farm Glamping & Camping

14 units · Glamping, Tents2 acres · Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire, North East England
Camping in Nidderdale with excellent facilities, dogs and campfires welcome, and views over Thruscross Reservoir.
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Greenoak Hideout

2 units · Glamping1 acre · East Riding of Yorkshire, North East England
A small, yurt glamping site with treasure hunts and alpacas in the Yorkshire countryside
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Through the Kissing Gate

25 units · Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · North Yorkshire, North East England
Back-to-basics camping with campfires close to World Heritage-listed Studley Park near Ripon
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The Old Vicarage

6 units · Glamping, Tents5 acres · Retford, Nottinghamshire, East Midlands
The Old Vicarage offers a relaxed and tranquil atmosphere for your stay for camping. We have BBQ's, camp fires to hire and have the shallow river to play in. Free Wifi. Well behaved dogs allowed on leads at all times. Riverside site in grounds of a 17th-century house in Nottinghamshire Close to Sherwood Forest and 25 miles from Nottingham Cave bar on site open on Bank Holidays You'll sense the history all around you at The Old Vicarage, from the old house to the remains of the water mill in the river bed. Stays here are in the grounds of a 17th-century house in the village of Elkesley, six miles from Worksop and 25 miles from Nottingham. Its grounds run down to the banks of the Poulter river, and are lined with stands of acacia, sycamore, ash and oak trees which were originally donated to the first vicar by the Duke of Newcastle in the 1830s. There's plenty of space around the site for traditional outdoor activities, with a rope swing and stepping stones over the shallow river and a bridge that's perfect for playing Pooh Sticks. In the surrounding area there are animal parks and nature reserves to walk around, or to head back further in time, you could take one of the trails through ancient Sherwood Forest, around quarter of an hour's drive away. Guest facilities on site centre around the Cave Bar, a cool little space built into an exposure of 500-million-year-old sandstone, plus an outdoor terrace for sipping drinks out in the sunshine. Other amenities include a washing-up area and bathrooms with plentiful hot showers, toilets and baby changing facilities.
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Thirsk Hall Glamping

6 units · Glamping20 acres · Thirsk, England
Each Luna Bell Tent sleeps up to 4 guests - double and two singles per tent. The tents stand proudly in a private field, surrounded by brick walls. With their curved elegance and stoop-free high walls, each tent is spacious and boasts an impressive roof height. The large mesh windows provide you with a home-away-from-home vibe all whilst welcoming in a cooling bug free breeze. Our Thirsk Hall Glamping sign leads you down a small grassy track, leave your car behind to take a wander past friendly sheep, swaying meadow grasses and fluttering butterflies to come to a huge wooden gate in an old brick wall. The feel of a secret garden, that no one knows is there - an idyllic space awaits where the children can run wild through the grasses, you can enjoy a quiet seat and watch the sun setting, toast marshmallows over a log fire….. In the garden grass, we've added a table with benches for outdoor dining. Each tent has their own mown area nestled opposite. We've added a cosy fire pit to light up your evening and keep warm whilst easing into the evening. Our facilities are smart and stylish, huge bowl sinks in the shower rooms, instant hot water, towel radiators and hairdryer. A shower that you can actually enjoy after a long day in the outdoors. All this and we are located walking distance to the hustle and bustle of Thirsk town centre, yet far enough away for a peaceful retreat! Within your tent you will find: Double bed and two singles. We do provide all the linen (no towels) Bedside tables and lamps Fully carpeted Fire pits & outside seating area 3 pin plug and USB charging points Each tent has a kettle with coffee, tea, sugar and long life milk provided. On site we have hot water showers (shared facilities) - "Good pressure from the shower" & flushing loos (shared facilities) With your stay, we have optional add-ons from Breakfast Bundles (from £12pp) Marshmallow Toasting Sets (from £2.50pp) Fresh Flowers (from £10 per bunch) Fire Wood (fire bundle includes wood, fire lighters and matches) (from £10 per bundle) With our accommodation, there’s a touch of magic to make your holiday memories glow as you get free entry to Thirsk Hall Sculpture Garden. Thirsk Hall Sculpture Garden showcases modern and contemporary art in a stunning heritage setting. There are 20 acres of garden and parkland to explore. Thirsk Hall hosts a series of events throughout the year and why not book your stay alongside for double the excitement!
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The White Lodge

5 units · Motorhomes, Tents10 acres · Cannock Chase, Staffordshire, West Midlands
A traditional campsite close to Staffordshire’s canals, river, and stately homes.
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Walcot Hall Estate

2 units · Glamping27 acres · Near Alkborough, England
Glamping with a hot tub and a private bathroom in the grounds of a stately home in the North Lincolnshire countryside
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Tipsy Tree Glamping

4 units · Glamping45 acres · Cheshire, North West England
Quirky eco-friendly glamping ideal for a rural road-trip
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Hazel Mount Fellside

5 units · Tents5 acres · Eskdale, Cumbria, North West England
Nearly wild camping on the western edge of the Lake District overlooking the Duddon Estuary
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Campsites near York with horseback riding guide

Overview

A short drive from Leeds, the historic city of York is home to the famous York Minster and acts as a gateway to camping excursions in northeast England. Explore a mix of moors, forests, and North Sea coast, and then pitch a tent at one of many York campsites and touring caravan parks. Visit the Howardian Hills, where glacial and limestone landscapes offer unique geological beauty. Or attend outdoor education initiatives and expansive trail systems at Nidderdale Area of Outstanding National Beauty before setting up camp at a dark sky discovery site. Family adventures through farmland and pasture are also popular at North York Moors National Park. No matter where you go by day, campers will find places to pitch on family-run working farms, glamping sites, motorhome-friendly campsites, and cottages throughout the North Yorkshire countryside.

Where to go

Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Explore rolling landscapes and cosy woodlands during a visit to Howardian Hills AONB. Learn about the area’s history on trails along iron age earthworks, medieval castles, and traditional farm buildings. The trail system also winds along limestone geology and glacial overflows, as well as a section of River Derwent. Stay nearby in private cottages and camping pods for easy access to the AONB, and enjoy amenities like potable water, showers, and picnic tables in some locations.

Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Learn about farming, gardening, and wildlife while exploring the Yorkshire moorlands in Nidderdale AONB. A variety of programmes, from free tree-planting to wildlife spotting, help campers make the most of this protected natural area. Find everything from walking and horseback riding to climbing and caving. Then, stay the night and stargaze at one of four dark sky discovery sites. Tent camping parks are available, as well as motorhome campsites, glampsites, and yurts that offer a range of amenities like electric hookups and wifi.

North York Moors National Park

The aptly named North York Moors National Park showcases Yorkshire’s famous moors. See the park on walking paths within an extensive footpath system, or try fell running on hilly trails to view North Sea coastline views. When you need a break from the action, dive into history by exploring ice age tools, iron age forts and bunkers, and construction from the Cold War. Then, find campsites a short walk from Robin’s Bay Beach for sea views, try farm camping, or choose from a variety of glamping campsites in the area featuring railway carriages, treehouses, and camping pods.

When to go

York’s warmest season is from June to September, which makes it the most popular time for camping and outdoor activity. July and August are typically the hottest months with highs around 22°C, while April and September tend to be the driest months. December and January average lows of 1°C and may see snow. It’s advisable to pack rain gear and a few layers to accommodate the region’s variable climate year-round.

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