Well we are back at one of our favourite places again Wharfedale Caravan Club Site at Skirethorns, just outside the Yorkshire Dales town of Grassington.
Grassington is a market town and civil parish in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England. The population at the 2011 Census was 1,126. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, the town is situated in Wharfedale, about 8 miles north-west from Bolton Abbey and surrounded by limestone scenery.
The Wharfdale Caravan Club Site, which in our opinion is one of the best Caravan Club sites we have stopped at, saying that we have in our two years using a motorhome only been to about ½ dozen or so sites so a lot still to go at. Wharfedale is a credit to the Caravan Clubs and the wardens that look after it and keep it in top condition.
It’s set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, Wharfedale Caravan Club Site is screened from the outside world with stately trees and offers a rich variety of wildlife. Its two fields are divided by dry stone walls, which are very characteristic of this area.
However to our disappointment the Wharfedale site will be closed from January 2017 – the middle of July for refurbishment.
Wharfdale is one of our favourite sites due to its location the abundant of good walks (see below that passes by a few good pubs) in the surrounding area and the pubs that these walks intersect like the Fountaine Inn at Linton, for its good food, warm atmosphere and good ale and also the Old Hall at Threshfields with its roaring open fire, then there’s also another of my favourites The Tenants at Kilnsey, especially if you get the large table at the end of the bar next to the open fire, excellent after an hard walk in the damp Yorkshire weather.