In mid-November we stayed at the Camping & Caravan Club Site in Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire. The 85 pitch site wasn’t busy this time of year. It was clean with good space on pitches. Some people have commented on the noise from a local refrigeration plant but we weren’t particularly bothered by this.
We had originally booked this site as there was fishing available on the River Ure which runs alongside the site. Unfortunately the fishing pegs and river access were in disrepair and we were informed that this was the last year fishing would be offered at the site. That said, we still managed a day’s fishing, finding space for our chairs amongst the overgrown river bank. Didn’t catch much though, just a tiddler (caught by Suzie – yay!).
We didn’t do a great deal. Spent some time chilling on site but one foggy afternoon/early evening we cycled into Boroughbridge for a look around. There were a few shops and pubs. We had a couple of drinks in the Crown Hotel, a traditional coaching inn. It was clean & well furbished. We then nipped across the road to The Three Horseshoes which was more like your traditional local pub and was bouncing with music, had a good friendly atmosphere and served local ales. We decided to pick fish n chips up from the Battered Friar on the High Street on the way home and ate them back in Jolly. No complaints with the food – yum!
Although we enjoyed our stay, its not a site we will be rushing back to for any particular reason, however, it would be an ideal night stop over location when travelling further afield due to it being situated just off the A1 and we might use it for that.
Looking forward to the next outing, returning to Grassington in December for a Dickensian weekend.
Suzie & Bri