You’ve bagged your Defender, now where to camp? Let us help you plan your Defending Camping adventure with some of our favourite campsites across Yorkshire, the Lake District, Northumberland and beyond…
VALE OF PICKERING CARAVAN & CAMPING PARK
WHERE IS IT? This five-star holiday park is a family-run site sitting in a quiet spot surrounded by rolling countryside, in the quaint Yorkshire village of Allerston, near Pickering.
WHY DO WE LOVE IT? Location, location, location. This campsite is perfect for exploring the coast and country – as well as some of the region’s must-visit market towns including Malton, Pickering and Helmsley. The facilities on site are great, and there’s plenty of space to pitch up in your Defender and enjoy the great outdoors. Dog friendly.
BOOK IT NOW: 01723 859 280 | valeofpickering.co.uk
COTE GHYLL CARAVAN PARK & CAMPSITE
WHERE IS IT? Sitting at the foot of the North York Moors in Osmotherley, Cote Ghyll is an idyllic spot to camp – Defender style.
WHY DO WE LOVE IT? Great for families, you’ll find beautiful views, plenty of cycle paths, wonderful wildlife and top-class facilities. The friendly faces always offer a warm welcome, and are happy to help you plan your weekend in the countryside. With the Cod Beck stream flowing through, it’s the perfect place to play, paddle and enjoy the parkland. Dog friendly.
BOOK IT NOW: 01609 883425 | coteghyll.com
RUDDING HOLIDAY PARK
WHERE IS IT? The ideal staycation spot in the heart of North Yorkshire, close to the popular spa town of Harrogate. Go here for pristine parkland, plenty of nearby attractions and heaps of family fun at your feet.
WHY DO WE LOVE IT? This family campsite was awarded Visit England’s five-star rating and it’s easy to see why. On-site facilities include an outdoor heated swimming pool and a family pub, perfect for whiling away the afternoon after a day exploring Yorkshire in your Defender. Dog friendly.
BOOK IT NOW: 01423 870439 | ruddingholidaypark.co.uk
SANDFIELD HOUSE FARM HOLIDAY PARK
WHERE IS IT? Sandfield House Farm is the ideal campsite for those who like to be beside the seaside. Set in the stunning North York Moors and just a mile from Whitby, making this your base means you’ve got the perfect mix of coast, countryside and quaint seaside towns.
WHY DO WE LOVE IT? The sea view is a real winner here. Watch the sun sink into the horizon from your Defender Tent Box – it doesn’t get much better than that! It’s close proximity to Whitby means there are many handy amenities nearby.
BOOK IT NOW: 01947 602660 | sandfieldhousefarm.co.uk
WHERE IS IT? Sitting in an enviable location in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the Kettlewell Camping site is just a stone’s throw from Kettlewell village, boasting beautiful views across the Upper Wharfedale valley. The site is just 14 miles from Skipton – the gateway to the Dales.
WHY DO WE LOVE IT? This place screams friendly, village charm – and breathtaking views out over the National Park. The facilities are first-class and the nearby pubs, tearoom and bistro are great for when you’re looking to venture out at mealtimes. Dog friendly.
BOOK IT NOW: 07930 379 079 | kettlewellcamping.co.uk
WHERE IS IT? Masons Campsite is surrounded by glorious countryside, sitting in the village of Appletreewick, on the banks of the River Wharfe. The historic site of Bolton Abbey is located nearby, as are the many trails and picnic spots of the Yorkshire Dales.
WHY DO WE LOVE IT? A picture-perfect pitch to say the least! This family site is the ideal base for exploring all that the Dales has to offer. Whether you’re hiking, cycling, village hopping or just hitting the roads in your Defender, there’s plenty to do with Masons Campsite as your base. Dog friendly.
BOOK IT NOW: 01756 720 275 | masonscampsite.co.uk
WHARFE CAMP KETTLEWELL
WHERE IS IT? Sitting in a quiet spot in the Wharfe Valley, this stunning campsite is the place to go for peace and tranquillity, close to the village of Kettlewell.
WHY DO WE LOVE IT? Wharfe Camp is an adult-only site, offering the ultimate rural retreat if you’re looking to relax and unwind in the great outdoors. Each pitch offers plenty of space and luxury facilities are available at all times. No dogs on site.
BOOK IT NOW: 07825 737080 | wharfecamp.co.uk
KNIGHT STAINFORTH HALL CARAVAN & CAMPING PARK
WHERE IS IT? Standing on the 45-acre estate of Knight Stainforth Hall, this pretty-as-a-picture campsite is situated just two miles north of the market town of Settle – nestled on the banks of the River Ribble.
WHY DO WE LOVE IT? Run by the third generation of Maudsleys, this is indeed a family-focused campsite with plenty of facilities to keep little ones entertained. You’ll find a children’s playground, wireless internet and modern facilities ensuring your stay is as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Dog friendly.
BOOK IT NOW: 01729 822200| knightstainforth.co.uk