2 Aug 2011

No speeding!

After our longest caravan trip ever, followed by a day trip to Blackpool, it’s off to Yorkshire for a two night stay at the Wharfedale Caravan Club site.  A new site for us.


Friday 29th July

On arrival, the warden seemed very friendly but straight away launched into a lecture about the dire consequences of exceeding the 5mph speed limit.  No warning, we would just be asked to leave and possible suspension of our CC membership.  A bit over the top, we thought.


So very slowly we crawled around the site a couple of times until we found a good pitch.  It’s very hard to maintain a steady 5mph!


After setting everything up we strolled into Grassington for the customary post setup drink, but opted for tea and a scone first.  J very pleased because they had plain scones, she hates the ones with fruit in.  Tried one of the pubs in the high street afterwards but D not keen on the beer.

Tried the onsite pub in the evening, but like all onsite pubs it seemed to be full of rich static owners bragging about their latest cruise!  Later we tried another nearby pub, which was much better.  D not keen on the beer here either!

Saturday 30th July

Drove into Skipton in the morning and had a wander around the town and along the canal.


Fabulous sandwiches from a small bakery near the town centre for lunch – Mediterranean tuna for D and turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce.  Very tempted to get more, but we resisted.  Also bought some cheese and a couple of award winning pork pies for later.

Had a quick drink in the Castle Inn and D discovered his beer of the weekend – Sunchaser Blonde from Everards brewery.

In the evening we went for a short walk around Conistone, climbing up onto the impressive limestone pavements that seem to be everywhere around here.



Nice scenery, we will do a longer walk next time we visit this area.

Popped into Grassington on the way back for a quick drink in the Forresters Arms, but ended up staying for a pizza.  Two drinks for D, so J had to drive back.  J not too good at maintaining 5mph without worrying about stalling.  Luckily she had a tipsy passenger frantically pointing out she was hitting 7mph!

Sunday 31st July

Set off early, which meant J could listen to all of The Archers and then Desert Island Discs.  Danny Baker this week click here to listen  A good selection of songs that bought a smile to our faces, his favourite song of all time a Bernard Cribbins song!

Wharfedale CC site


  • Good size pitches
  • Plenty of toilets and showers
  • Grassington just about within walking distance
  • Two pubs within easy walking distance
  • Leisure club next door which (I think) offers day passes (we didn’t bother)


  • Could have done without the lecture about speeding
  • Facilities a little bit tired (compared with other CC sites)

Don’t be put off by the rant about speeding, this is a nice quiet site and one that we will probably re visit in the future.

Coming soon

A couple of weekends at home, then we hope to get away mid August if we can find anywhere that isn’t full!

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