Places to Visit

The Chevin

otley-chevinThe 'Chevin' is a great place to visit , and is open all year round. There are walks, and crags to climb, and the views on a clear day are breath taking.

 

Otley is the nearest Market town and has a small busy shopping area with popular open markets (on certain days) Events throughout the year, include the Otley Show in May, the Carnival in June, the Folk festival in September and the Victorian Fayre in December. The town centre is renowned for the number and quality of its pubs, and the surrounding countryside provides ample scope for walking, fishing, riding and other outdoor sports.

 

For the enthusiastic climbers we have Caley Crag, (apparently One of the best bouldering areas in the country) and Armcliffe Crag where there is a permanent orienteering course and opportunities for rock climbing on the Cow and Calf Rocks on Ilkley Moor (as mentioned above)

 

Or for those looking for a little more relaxing stay, why not venture into the Chevin Forest Park Whether your wanting a gentle stroll or learn about the trees or even a spot of orienteering, you may even spot the odd Red Kite flying overhead.

 

harewood-house

Harewood House is approx 10 miles away, There are exhibitions of contemporary art, a renowned Bird Garden and over 100 acres of exquisite gardens , adventure playground, you could take a Tour of the 'House State rooms' or 'Below Stairs' then finish off with a visit to the Terrace Cafe or Court Yard cafe then purchase a souvenir from the shops in the courtyard.

 

 

 

 

Ilkley

the cow and calf in ilkleyIlkley is the site of the Cow and Calf, which is a large rock formation consisting of an outcrop and boulder, also known as Hangingstone Rocks. The rocks are made of millstone grit, a variety of sandstone, and are so named because one is large, with the smaller one sitting close to it, like a cow and calf. Legend has it that there was once also a "bull", but that was quarried for stone during the spa town boom Ilkley was part of in the 19th century. However, none of the local historians have provided any evidence of the Bull's existence. Wonderful walks and picnic areas can be found here for a most enjoyable day out.

Almscliffe Crag

A view from Almscliffe CragAlmscliffe Crag is situated on small hill near the village of North Rigton, between Leeds and Harrogate, again a lovely site to visit and climb. The crag itself has been filmed for many opening titles for TV.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harrogate

Harrogate is a popular spa town, with lovely shops and sites to see including the Famous 'Betty's Tea Rooms' for that well deserved treat of afternoon tea. The town also has its own Turkish Baths and spa.
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Leeds

A little further afield you have Leeds with all the sightseeing and shopping you could wish for, The Royal Armouries, Thackrey Medical Museum, Roundhay Park Tropical World, Henry Moore Institute and more. Click here to view the Visit Leeds website

Bradford

The City of Bradford in West Yorkshire, England, in the foothills of the Pennines. Bradford is home to the National Media Museum, well worth a visit. Click here to view the Visit Bradford website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saltaire

Salts Mill opened in 1893 owned by Sir Titus Salts, produced cloth until 1986 he built the adjoining model village houses for the workers, in 2001 Saltaire became a Uninesco World Heritage Site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

York

Cliffords Tower YorkTake a trip to York, a walled city in northeast England that was founded by the ancient Romans. Its huge 13th-century Gothic cathedral, York Minster, has medieval stained glass and 2 functioning bell towers. The City Walls form a walkway on both sides of the River Ouse. The Monk Bar gate houses an exhibition tracing the life of 15th-century Plantagenet King Richard III.
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Bolton Abbey

Bolton AbbeyBolton Abbey owned by the Devonshire family is a lovely day out with the Cavendish Pavilion Tea rooms and Strid Wood, you can also picnic by the side of the Strid and enjoy the views.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Haworth

Bolton AbbeyIn 1820 Patrick Bronte was appointed as incumbent of Haworth and arrived with his cornish born wife Maria and their 6 children, it was the moorland that infulenced the writing of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte. Visit the Bronte Parsonage Museum, and Haworth main street.

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Map of Otley

 

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Contact Us

Clarion Lodge Campsite
West Chevin Road
Menston,
Ilkley
Leeds
LS29 6BG

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01943 876 300

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