Site Spotlight – Masons Campsite
Our site spotlight heads north this week to Masons Campsite, an oval shaped site which sits on the banks of the River Wharfe in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
All pitches at this rustic site enjoy unobstructed views of the breath-taking Yorkshire Dales landscape including Simon’s Seat. This site is perfect for our active customers with wild swimming and fly fishing available in the river and endless hiking and cycling along the Dales Way (the longest footpath in the UK running for 80 miles from Ilkley in West Yorkshire to Bowness-on-Windermere in Cumbria).
I get the sense that there is a distinct gallic feel to this site with its own boules pitch and a ‘boulangerie’ serving your morning fresh baguette and croissant.
Talking of food, I am sure all your activities are going to give you a good appetite and a short walk from the site is the village of Appletreewick where you will find The Craven Arms or the quirky New Inn, both of which are perfect for some good pub grub and an a wide selection of Yorkshire ales. If you fancy cooking yourselves then the site has a great little shop with supplies from a local farm shop so get the BBQ ready!
Add a little piece of history to your travels and a few miles down the road you will find Bolton Abbey, the Yorkshire seat of the 12th Duke of Devonshire. The landscape at Bolton Abbey inspires, and has been admired in the past by artists such as Turner, Ruskin and Royle, as well as the poet Wordsworth. Explore the ruins of the Priory and discover a landscape full of history and legend.