Three night Summer camp in Upper Swaledale

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Jun 14
2024

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£88.00
Event booking closes on Jun 13 at 08:00:00
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It could be 'easy' with a stay in the valley and relax or join us on one of the hikes exploring the area going high and higher still.

This event has now moved to June - was previously April. 

Venture into the upper reaches of Swaledale for a three night stay in the scenic, quiet, less populated part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The campsite is both a working farm and brilliant  well thought out campsite with many good facilities. The villages of Muker, Keld and Thwaite are not too far away , all have either a pub or a nice teashop for a piece of quality Yorkshire baking. 

There are several different easy lower routes branching out in deep cut valleys, a good assortment of well marked tracks ascending to the higher fells and many well used paths and bridleways for a decent selection of hiking and strolling options between villages. 

The campsite sits in a narrow part of the valley close to a stream with the Pennine Way and Coast to Coast National Trails only a short stroll away.  The main camping field has a gentle slope extending from the foot of the hill slope to the farm and facilities. The ground is well drained and the grass well managed for really good pitches. A quiet path avoids the roads to either of the two close villages a fifteen minute stroll away.

This is limestone country with waterfalls, limestone escarpments and deep gorges. Great Shunner Fell, Kisdon and Lovely Seat are the nearest high ground and the steeper slopes offer picture postcard perspectives. There is plentiful evidence of mining here especially at Gunnerside Gill and the Cow'us (stone barns) are dotted about the drystone walled enclosures dating back hundreds of years.

There will be a small  selection of walks each day for those who like a challenge or a mid level wander. If you would prefer to just relax and explore this area at a slower pace you are also welcome to join us here.

The campsite facilities include lockers with phone charging, modern showers and plenty of toilets in a block in the centre of the site.  There is also an on site shop with local produce and opportunity to hire fire pits and firewood.

Dogs: The site welcomes dogs as long as they are kept under control as the camp fields are beside the working farm.

Photos: The photos used are courtesy of the leader Steven and OutdoorLads member Craig B and are all used with their permission.

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Autumn colours at wide waterfall , blue sky above
Evening sunset over farm buildings
Tent at campsite with OutdoorLads flag
Steep sided cut in hills with blue sky
Hiker on upper slope of high fells looking down on Swaledale
Hiker resting on bench on the descent from road pass
Track on the Pennine Way with view down valley
Sunset over fells from campsite
Campsite picnic bench
OutdoorLads flag in tent doorway
Campsite main field
Remote Upper Swaledale valley view with hikers
Yorkshire Scones with jam and cream
Autumn colours at wide waterfall , blue sky above
Evening sunset over farm buildings
Tent at campsite with OutdoorLads flag
Steep sided cut in hills with blue sky
Hiker on upper slope of high fells looking down on Swaledale
Hiker resting on bench on the descent from road pass
Track on the Pennine Way with view down valley
Sunset over fells from campsite
Campsite picnic bench
OutdoorLads flag in tent doorway
Campsite main field
Remote Upper Swaledale valley view with hikers
Yorkshire Scones with jam and cream