From Coast to Countryside: 4 Classic Yorkshire Camping Experiences

Blessed with rugged romantic scenery, winding countryside trails and knockout coastlines, Yorkshire is a captivating county of contrasts. Take a four-stop camping tour and experience an unforgettable escape in Yorkshire’s glorious great outdoors.

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How well do you know Yorkshire? Perhaps you’ve spent the day sightseeing in York or indulging in a long spa weekend. You may have trekked the Cleveland Way or stopped in a Peak District B&B.

Packed with famous landmarks, there’s so much to see and do in Yorkshire and countless ways to enjoy the UK’s largest county. From bustling cities and ancient heritage to magnificent moorland and glorious coastlines, it’s easy to see why Yorkshire is fondly known as ‘God’s Own County’.

In our book, the best way to experience more of Yorkshire’s natural beauty and fascinating heritage is an al fresco camping holiday. At The Camping & Caravanning Club, we have 4 beautifully located campsites in Yorkshire, and each one provides unique and memorable ways to enjoy this marvellous region. From the quiet solitude of Slingsby to the cheerful hustle and bustle of Scarborough, get to know the real Yorkshire with our 4-stop tour of ‘God’s Own County’.


Our most westerly Club Site in Yorkshire is beautiful Boroughbridge. Situated just off the A1 (M) northeast of Harrogate, it’s easily accessible and a fantastic place to start your tour. It’s within a short drive of the Yorkshire Dales and surrounded by many attractive walks. Take the riverside ramble from Roecliffe to Ripon and explore the magnificent 7th century Ripon Cathedral. Nearby must-sees include Fountains Abbey and Studely Royal, Ripley Castle, and for families, Lightwater Valley Theme Park. Ale enthusiasts will love visiting the breweries of Hambleton Ales in Ripon or Black Sheep in Masham.

Sheriff Hutton

From Boroughbridge, it’s an easy 20-mile journey east to Sheriff Hutton Club Site – the perfect springboard for visiting York. Your first city stop must be the incredible York Minster – one of the largest medieval cathedrals in Europe. Head up the central tower for superb city views before heading back to terra firma to explore the Roman city walls, stroll along the old cobbled lanes of ‘The Shambles’, visit York Castle Museum, and tour the acclaimed Jorvik Viking Centre.


After vibrant York, head north to pretty Slingsby and immerse yourself in Yorkshire’s quiet countryside. Explore the southern reaches of the North York Moors and visit spectacular nearby landmarks like Rievaulx Abbey, Helmsley Castle, Byland Abbey, Castle Howard and Nunnington Hall. Soak up the serene landscapes and winding trails of the Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and make time to wander amongst the violet landscapes of Yorkshire Lavender.


Your fourth and final stopover in Yorkshire is a place that needs no introduction. The much-loved Victorian resort of Scarborough is famous for its sandy beaches and seaside entertainment, and much more besides. Trek the North Yorkshire Heritage Coast, explore the eastern fringes of the North York Moors, walk or cycle in Dalby Forest, visit Scarborough Castle, and enjoy the sweeping vistas of Robin Hood’s Bay. Families will love Scarborough’s traditional amusement arcades and ice cream parlours, not to mention the miniature railway, Sky Trail Adventure bridge, Go Ape, and the Sea Life Sanctuary.

Ready to explore? You’re in good hands with The Camping & Caravanning Club. All of our Yorkshire Club Sites come well-equipped with comfortable amenities in four beautiful locations – perfect for modern day adventurers. There are happy holiday memories ahead, and the fun starts right here.

Non-members are welcome at Camping & Caravanning Club Sites, but if you’re an avid camper or keen to try something new, why not join the Club and get more from your camping experience? For just £40 per year, enjoy exclusive Club benefits including 30% off Club Site fees, member-only discounts, concessions for over 60’s and specialist advice from our UK-based team.

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