Wensleydale Camping Weekend
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Join Tim for a camping weekend in the Yorkshire Dales. We have exclusive use of the campsite, which is attached to a great hotel and pub with real ales and outstanding food. The famous Asgarth Falls are close by and one of the country's best preserved medieval castles is within walking distance.
We plan to offer a choice of walks of varying lengths on Saturday. There will be a shorter option on Sunday before we depart.
There are some things you should know before you book, as set out on the hotel website:
"Our camping facilities are very basic, but clean and cute… in fact there are two toilets and two showers built inside little sheds, but campers also have access to toilets in the pub during busier periods from morning until night. You will have easy access to the bar with great beers and wines and lovely food, but there are drawbacks (for some!).
We don’t have a shop, (but there's a new and very good one at the garage up the road, only a 10 minute walk away) and we don’t have a laundry! Also, the church bells ring on the hour, every hour, with a reminder that you are still alive every 15 minutes! The birds sing at alarming volume, and occasionally a sheep might bleat - but your rabbit neighbours will be quiet and charming. If this sort of noise worries you, then Aysgarth Falls Hotel Campsite, probably isn’t for you…"
Dogs are welcome, when kept under control and with owners who clean up!
Caravans, Motorhomes, Campervans: Within the camping field there are pitches with electric hook-up for up to five campervan. The site is not suitable for caravans or motorhomes. There is an additional cost for these pitches, which must be booked through the OutdoorLads office.
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What to bring
As ever the weather may be unpredictable. Please ensure you have adequate layers to keep warm and waterproofs to keep you dry. Although the paths are mostly well-trodden and maintained, it may be a little wet and muddy underfoot after rain, so you'll need decent boots.
Please review the information provided on the My First Walk Event page on the website for more information on walking kit.
Note that this is only a guide and you will need to consider the weather forecast.
A tent is, of course, essential! You should make sure that you have pitched the tent previously, and have all parts, such as poles and pegs. The tent should also be able to stand up to changeable weather. A 3-season tent is recommended to provide a minimum levels of protection.
Sleeping Bag / Mat:
You should look for a sleeping bag that provides adequate warmth, below the temperature that you may expect. A decent sleeping mat is inflatable mattress – a ‘thermarest’ inflatable mat is recommended to insulate you from the cold ground.
Cooking / Eating Equipment:
Bring a stove and whatever cooking / eating equipment is appropriate for the meals you intend to prepare.
Even if you plan to eat in the pub, it’s worth having some cooking equipment to prepare breakfast and hot drinks.
Sponge / scourer, detergent and tea towel
Don't forget a torch, or better still, a head torch
If you're unsure about any of the items in the kit list, please contact the leader.
Food & drink
You will need to cater for yourself for the weekend (including a packed lunch for the walk on Saturday). If you would like to dine at the pub on Friday or Saturday evening pre-orders are preferred. The event leader will organise this nearer the time. The pub serves a good variety of real ales.