“Highly recommended”

Conway Crusader Folding Camper. The roads into Bentham are not very good for caravans and camping trailers. From the A65 take the B6480 near Clapham. It is a bit longer but a sensible road. If you take other roads and meet something big coming the other way you are trouble. Perhaps a ‘local’ can help.

I booked a weekend here in July but my car broke down just after we left home. I emailed them and they sent me a credit note for my deposit. Very nice of them. My Wife and I camped here for four days in early September.

It was a holiday on our own after an enjoyable but stressful ten day, large family camping holiday in France. The pitch we had was very nice. TV, Water and drainage on the pitch.

Our camper was on hard standing and the awning was on dry gravel stones. No problem with our Geordie, tough pegs. The toilet/ shower block was very good, 4. 97 star (nearly 5 star). Nice tiling, lovely and clean.

Separate, private washing areas. Tiny complaint, showers wet the whole floor including the dressing area making it difficult to keep my trousers dry when dressing, but there is a chair which was helpful. No problem if you wear shorts or skirts. The reception staff were very friendly.

The children’s play area looks very good. The first morning when I was sitting after my breakfast a duck came wadddling up and went past me into the awning. I got some bread and hand fed it. I called it Chris after Chris Waddle the footballer. He came every day after that.

The river looks very inviting for paddlers, little fish catchers and duck feeders. We went to Skipton for the day and enjoyed a cream tea beside the canals. A very nice little town. We had a nice bar meal in the Black Bull on Saturday night at Bentham, the management and staff were very polite and friendly.

The town butcher and a small cafe near him also deserve a good mention. Highly recommended.

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