If you’re looking for a peaceful, relaxing getaway, then Howgill Lodge is the place to be! Nestled in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, Howgill Lodge campsite is located between Bolton Abbey and Burnsall, the perfect setting for a family and dog friendly holiday surrounded by rolling hills, historic ruins and fresh Yorkshire air. If you’re looking for a warm welcome, a place to unwind and space for the kids to run free, Howgill is the perfect getaway.
Situated near the River Wharfe and part of the Duke of Devonshire’s Chatsworth Estate, our campsite is ingeniously terraced so that all visitors can take advantage of the breath taking views. The surrounding hills are typical of the Yorkshire Dales, with unspoilt greenery and dotted with traditional stone barns and the quiet bleating of sheep. There are plenty of charming villages just a stone’s throw away – the closest is Appletreewick which is just a short walk away with 2 country pubs to choose from where you can enjoy authentic Yorkshire fayre.
We are able to accommodate tents and caravans and offer both pitches with and without electric hook up and each pitch includes your own picnic bench so that you can enjoy the views whilst cooking up your campsite meals.
The site has a main modern shower and toilet block, a covered washing up area, and a coin operated washing machine and tumble dryer. There are also numerous smaller toilet and shower blocks dotted around the site for our visitor’s convenience.
If you would prefer a more luxurious stay, our timber lodges are just the thing for you! Sleeping up to 6 they have 2 bedrooms, a shower room, fully fitted kitchen and spacious open plan living/dining area, featuring a log burner 32” Smart TV and wifi. Outside you will find a log fired hot tub, a firepit with built in pizza oven and a picnic table. The lodges are situated at the top of the site with exceptional views over the valley.
No camping trip is complete without an evening around open fire, so you can hire our popular fire pits from reception, they even come with kindling and logs – just ask a member of our team when you check in.
We are delighted to welcome Audrey, Dorothy and Ethel our 3 gorgeous alpaca girls. You will find them happily grazing in their paddock next door to the camping field.
THINGS TO DO
There is plenty of space around the site for children to play, and even a woodland area for them to explore.
A favourite of all chocoholics is the Brownie Barn which is located next door to our campsite. Their famous freshly baked brownies are to die for, but if you’re not hungry you can still admire the views whilst you drink your fresh barista coffee, cooling smoothie or decadent milkshake.
If you decide to explore the area, there is no shortage of things for you to do! Enjoy the historic Bolton Abbey Estate and tea rooms, go back in time with a ride on the Embsay Steam Railway, tour the medieval Skipton Castle, or go underground at Stump Cross Caverns.
Explore a bit further afield by taking advantage of the many walking and cycle routes. Keen hikers visit to walk the famous Dales Way route, an 80 mile long footpath from Ilkley to Bowness-on-Windermere in Cumbria.
Cycling enthusiasts will be pleased to hear that we are located close to the Tour de France and Tour de Yorkshire cycling routes, as well as being within easy reach of miles of off road cycling.
The rocky outcrop of Simon’s Seat is a visitor’s favorite and be sure to head to Aysgarth Falls or the Valley of Desolation where you will find two stunning waterfalls.
We are surrounded by outstanding country pubs serving the finest ales and food. The closest is the Craven Arms at Appletreewick, with the charming country house of the Devonshire Arms at Bolton Abbey is only a few minutes’ drive away.
Fancy a bit of retail therapy? The spa town of Ilkley has everything you need from high street favorites to quirky independents, the market town of Skipton holds regular weekly markets on Monday’s, Wednesday’s, Friday’s and Saturday’s, whilst the pretty villages of Burnsall and Grassington give you a quieter pace of life in the heart the Yorkshire Dales.
Whether you’re looking for a relaxing family break, a walking or cycling adventure, the Yorkshire Dales has it all. To book your relaxing stay at Howgill Lodge campsite, contact our friendly team today.