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Breaks Fold Farm Glamping & Camping

· Darley, North Yorkshire, England
2 acres hosted by Richard And Louise ..
2 glamping pitches · 10 tent pitches
Best in North East England: Finalist
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
Richard and Louise is a Star Host
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Enjoy the comforts of home—including flush toilets, showers, and a kitchen.
Camping in Nidderdale with excellent facilities, dogs and campfires welcome, and views over Thruscross Reservoir.

Breaks Fold Farm provides camping on a traditional working farm within Yorkshire’s peaceful Washburn Valley, on the fringe of the Yorkshire Dales and in the heart of Nidderdale. You can choose your own spacious pitch here in a field enveloped by towering pine trees, providing a perfect base from which to explore the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are good views, ample footpaths, modern facilities and campfires and pets are allowed. It kinda ticks all the boxes, right?

Walkers and cyclists, in particular, will love it here. The site sits on the edge of the Thruscross Reservoir, the highest of four in Washburn, making it a much quieter option for explorers. A footpath runs around it, providing stunning views across the water and surrounding moorland. You can easily join the Six Dales Trail from the campsite, following the River Washburn south, or head to nearby Brimham for rock climbing and mountain biking routes.

Less than 10 minutes' drive west of Breaks Fold Farm, you also find yourself in the Yorkshire Dales, its famous three peaks – Pen-y-Ghent, Ingleborough, and Whernside – likely beckoning. You’re also roughly equidistant from Harrogate and Skipton, for more idle days mooching in shops and cafés and generally taking in the atmosphere of the historic market towns.

The facilities at the campsite are a cut above – all modern and well-maintained. There are wet-room-style showers and proper flushing loos and a good, practical amount of space. Firepits are available to hire and barbecues (off the ground) are allowed. It’s all very laid-back. With days spent exploring Yorkshire's most beautiful scenery and evenings stargazing beneath its unpolluted skies, Breaks Fold Farm is as easy-going a camping holiday as you're likely to find.

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27 Ratings · 18 reviews
Ian M.recommends
September 10, 2023
Breaks Fold Farm Grass Camping
An excellent location. Richard was very freindly and helpful. The toilet and shower facilities were spotless. Highly recommended!
Joseph M.recommends
August 28, 2023
Breaks Fold Farm Grass Camping
Brilliant campsite, lovely people just need to get real wood to burn
Fraser L.recommends
August 22, 2023
Breaks Fold Farm Grass Camping
Lovely place and people. Would highly recommend. Clean showers and toilets and everything else you would need on a camping trip.
Andy F.recommends
August 13, 2023
Breaks Fold Farm Grass Camping
Beautiful site, friendly hosts and super clean facilities.
Grace M.recommends
July 3, 2023
Breaks Fold Farm Grass Camping
Excellent facilities and really lovely site with easy access to reservoir walks and
Jeff G.recommends
June 23, 2023
Breaks Fold Farm Grass Camping
Great campsite.
Great location and our lovely hosts made us very welcome. Facilities for camping excellent with very clean ablutions, kitchen wash-up and layout. Realy enjoyed the 2 hour walk around the reservoir, made simple with the provided map and instructions. Nice work guys :-)
Darley, North Yorkshire, England, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Richard And Louise ..Joined in June 2016
From the host
Breaks Fold Farm is a traditional 225 acre working hill farm in the beautiful Washburn Valley, North Yorkshire. 2022 winners of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society North Yorkshire area Tye Trophy for contribution to environment and conservation. The farm and site are committed to the environment and conservation, to preserve this amazing place for generations to come. The site was also the original home of C4's 'Carry on Glamping', chosen for the outstanding views and secluded location. Although the vehicles are no longer here, this field can be enjoyed either in our very own hand crafted Shepherd's Hut or in your touring caravan/motorhome. Situated in the Nidderdale AONB, with dark sky status. Perfect for a quiet getaway in peaceful natural surroundings. The site neighbours Thruscross Reservoir, with miles of off-road walks by the water or on the moors. Although the site is rural, it is just a short drive to the popular Skipton, Harrogate, Bolton Abbey, Grassington and Pateley Bridge. The accommodation is made up of camping, caravan and motorhome pitches and Glamping. There is something to suit everyone and any budget.
Nearby attractions

The site is located on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, with its three peaks all within an hour's drive. Its diverse landscape must be explored; from moorland to meadow and river to waterfall, there's plenty to see here. Fountains Abbey is a 30-minute drive away, its 12th-century ruins now a National Trust site with a gorgeous Georgian water garden and medieval deer park – you may even be able to see a new baby deer. The charming little market town of Pateley Bridge is a 15-minute drive – both the starting and finishing point of the 53-mile Nidderdale Way long-distance route. Stump Cross Caverns are a little over a 10-minute drive, natural caves with a history spanning hundreds of millions of years, with their natural formations and remains of prehistoric creatures letting you step back in time.

Food and drink

The nearby towns of Harrogate and Skipton, both around a 20-minute drive away, provide plenty of places to eat and drink. In Harrogate, check out Mykonos Bar and Grill, a popular restaurant serving authentic Greek food with indoor and outdoor seating. Reservations are advised (0142 356 5151). For drinks, the Little Ale House comes recommended, an independent craft ale micro pub with rotating cask ales, a great atmosphere, and outdoor seating options. For a pub close to the site, the 18th-century Sun Inn is a 10-minute drive away, with spacious seating ideal for families and a patio with views out onto Nidderdale. There's a kid's menu for the little ones, a carvery on Sundays, and a pool table for some fun and games.

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