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Gateway To The Moors Caravan Park, York

Caravans acceptedMotor homes accepted x5
From £15.00

Duna Lodge,
Near Pickering
North Yorkshire
YO62 6NQ

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The site is situated at the edge of a small village of Keldholme, only half a mile from the A170 Helmsley - Pickering road.
Please note that the A170 from Thirsk to Helmsley includes “Sutton Bank” which is prohibited to caravans in either direction. An alternative route is well signposted from Thirsk, however you may wish to take a different route altogether.
e.g. From the South the A64 via Malton and Pickering is a good alternative.
Approximately 1 mile from Kirkbymoorside, 6 miles from Pickering. Leave the A170 at the road
signposted to Hutton-le Hole and Castleton.
Drive approximately 1/2 mile along Keldholme main
street. After a right hand bend, you will see a long wooden fence, which becomes a brick wall which then joins a long brick building. Immediately at the end of the building you turn left into the site.
The site is situated in a parkland field surrounded by mature trees. It is bordered by the River Dove on one side and by a working farm and open countryside on the other.
It is within walking distance of the small market town of Kirkbymoorside known as the Gateway To The Moors, where a range of shops and pubs can be found, including takeaways, doctor, dentist, and vet.
There is also a garden centre worth a visit.
All pitches are hard standing and overlook the field down to the river, have 16amp electric hook up and the water supply is close to all bays.
The grass is cut regularly and BBQ`s and firepits are allowed, but not directly on the grass.
Battery and electric bike charging is available on site and recycling is encouraged.
Well behaved Pets are very welcome.
There is plenty of space for an extra car to be accommodated if guests wish.
For your total peace of mind the site entrance and exit are covered by security surveillance cameras.
Public transport is a short walk away down the village which can take you to Helmsley, Pickering, Malton, York or to the seaside town of Scarborough.
In Kirkbymoorside, you can access the excellent, heavily subsidised Moorsbus system which means you can reach all of The North York Moors, The Coast, Pickering, Malton and York without having to drive anywhere yourself.

Things to do

The North Yorkshire Moors National Park with its miles of open heather moorland, dense pine
forests and beautiful coastline is on the doorstep.
From the site there are many opportunities for cyclists and an extensive network of footpaths and bridleways.
From Pickering (6miles and 15mins by bus) there is a steam railway which takes you on a 20 mile
leisurely journey through stunning scenery to the famous fishing town of Whitby. You could alight at Goathland , which was Harry Potters famous Hogsmeade railway station.
Goathland was also known as Aidensfield in the TV series, Heartbeat.
For railway fans Grosmont is the hub for the North Yorkshire railways.
Within half an hours drive from the site there are two National Park visitor centres, Sutton Bank and Danby.
Not far away is Dalby Forest, where Mountain bikes can be hired and there are bike trails suitable for all, themed walks, A Go Ape and a visitor centre with a cafe.
Other attractions within a short drive are:
Castle Howard stately home with its amazing architecture and stunning grounds.
Helmsley, a picturesque market town has many interesting independent shops in addition to a Castle and a birds of prey centre.
Museums include Eden Camp World War Museum and the The Ryedale Folk museum.
English Heritage sites like Rievaulx Abbey and the stunning buildings and grounds at the monastery at Ampleforth Abbey.
Flamingo Land with its Zoo and Theme Park will please the thrill seekers.
A little further but well under an hour’s drive are Numerous National Trust properties including
Nunnington Hall, the James Herriot Centre and of course York with its Minster and World famous
Yorvik centre
A trip along the Heritage coastline with its delightful fishing villages and sandy beaches is also well worth taking.

Electric hook up Electric hook ups
Chemical toilet disposal point Chemical toilet disposal point
Wifi Wifi
free wifi Free Wifi
Pets welcome Pets welcome
Bus service Bus service
Local taxi's Local taxi's
Local shops Local shops
Nearby swimming pool Near to swimming pool
Nearby sporting facilities Near to sports facilities
Local pubs Local pub
From £15.00 plus £3.00 electric hook up

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5/5 5/5
After booking and paying the site fees on line, I receive confirmation then a text on the morning we were due to arrive just to confirm our pitch number and ask for an approximate arrival time. Jayne was busy on the site when we arrived. The directions were spot on and access for our 8 metre caravan was relatively easy. The site has a gravel road on a slight incline with numbered level gravel pitches at right angles to it. These are cut into an embankment so leave room for water and waste when pitching up. Jayne is very friendly and helpful and pointed out the electric hook ups between the pitches, the two water points, cdp and recycling as well as the walk for our dog through the gate into the woods. A quiet peaceful site with lovely views of the rams in the paddock.

5/5 5/5
You couldn't ask for a more idyllic setting & warm welcome. Perfectly located for exploring the North Yorkshire moors & close to local amenities. The site is very well maintained with level pitches. We had a brilliant stay & will definitely be returning soon.

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