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Best campsites for the Nidderdale AONB

Here is our pick of the Alan Rogers Assessors, expert-recommended campsites for the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Lying to the east of the Pennines in Yorkshire, this is a gorgeous part of the country. Quintessentially a slice of northern England, its 233 square miles comprise lush wooded dales, tranquil lakes and blustery moors. The rolling hills and deep valleys attract visitors from across the world.

The AONB covers evocative places such as lower Wharfedale, Wensleydale and the Washburn valley. It includes historical monuments of national importance like Jervaulx Abbey and Fountains Abbey and childhood favourites like Brimham Rocks, where children through the generations have clambered over the bizarrely shaped and weathered rock formations that date from the last ice age 320 million years ago.

The dark skies here are among the best in the country, with most of the AONB being uninterrupted open moorland. The legacy of mining, quarrying, textiles and the railways still features in the economic and tourism offering of Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Top Nidderdale AONB Camping Options

Bolton Abbey Estate Caravan and Motorhome Club site is, as always, of a high standard and situated in a quiet rural location north of Bolton...

This secluded family park on a former working farm, is only six miles from Ripon and about four from the World Heritage site of Fountains...

The CAMC sites set the bar high for facilities and location and the Wharfedale site is no exception. Located about 2 miles from Grassington in...

Howgill Lodge is a traditional family park set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales with 20 seasonal pitches but no touring pitches. Arranged on...