Experience glamping in the spectacular Yorkshire Dales
If you’re looking for something a little different for your next break in the UK, why not give glamping a go?
Littondale Country & Leisure Park, situated in the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park, is just a short drive from the market town of Skipton and offers comfortable glamping stays in self-contained pods, all year round. There are also dedicated pet-friendly glamping pods too meaning no one gets left behind!
Spending a long weekend glamping at Littondale is the perfect way to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and reconnect with your loved ones. The comfortable, self-catered glamping pods welcome those looking to experience the beauty of their surroundings, whilst also enjoying some home comforts that you don’t get with traditional camping. The pods come complete with everything you could need for an enjoyable stay, with a double bed, sofa bed, heating, wet room bathroom with WC and shower, and a kitchenette with a kettle, toaster, microwave and fridge.
In summer, you can choose to BBQ outside and make the most of the sunshine, and during the colder months, retreat to a nearby pub and relax in front of a roaring fire, or have a night in in your cosy pod together as a family.
There are many ways to spend your time whilst glamping in the Yorkshire Dales, whether you like to go hiking, cycling, visiting local attractions, or finding great local food and drink to try, whatever you love to do, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Here are our top recommendations for your next glamping trip to Littondale
Billy Bob's Ice Parlor
Your holiday begins as soon as you hit the road, and part of that journey involves finding somewhere to stop to refuel, that might be the car, or yourselves! Don't think fast food, or service stations, hidden in the Yorkshire Dales countryside is Billy Bob's parlor, a replica of a 50s American diner complete with a full-size yellow school bus. Here they serve up all American treats including hot dogs, waffles, milkshakes and a huge choice of homemade ice cream too.
Malham Cove is a must see when visiting the Yorkshire Dales. After parking up, take the trail leading through open fields, following a gentle stream along the footpath, and after a while you will approach a magical looking wood filled with beautiful wildflowers during the summer months. The wood opens up and there in front of you is the impressive Janet’s Foss waterfall and pool, a great place to sit beside and appreciate the beautiful surroundings and the calming sound of the falling water. Here, you can turn back round, or if you’re looking for a bit of adventure, continue on to Gordale Scar, or Malham Cove. A steep incline takes you to the top of Malham Cove, but it’s well worth it when you see the views you’re rewarded with at the top, stretching across the Yorkshire Dales. The steep steps take you back down to the footpath, where, looking back, you can admire the spectacular limestone cliff that you were stood on top of moments ago.
If you’re travelling with family, or your four-legged friend, if you pay a visit to Bolton Abbey during your stay, you won’t be disappointed. Nestled on the banks of the River Wharfe, and situated in a quaint village, you can easily spend a few hours in this charming place. If you’re visiting in summer, after unveiling the history of the Augustinian monastery and discovering the ruins of the Priory, sit back and relax with a picnic beside the gentle stream while the kids go for a paddle to cool off. Or, when visiting during autumn or winter, there are over 80 miles of footpaths to explore across the 30,000 acre estate.
The market town of Skipton is 14 miles from the park and is a great way to spend a day if you’re looking for shopping, cafes, or a bit of history. Skipton Castle stands proud above the high street and is one of the countries most well-preserved medieval castles, you can find out more, or make your way to the top of the watch-tower and look across the town. There is also a beautiful canal to take a walk along too.
There are many more great places to visit in the Yorkshire Dales whether you stay for a long weekend, or a week long stay, you’ll never be bored.