We’ve just enjoyed a cheeky one-nighter this weekend with some good buddies. Our destination this time was the little village of Cononley, in the Aire Valley, North Yorkshire. It’s approx. 3.5 miles from the bustling market town of Skipton.
We stayed at the Riverside Campsite, a C&CC certified site which is spread over 3 acres of level grass, with some areas sectioned off by tall privacy hedges. There are also a few hard standing pitches. The facilities and the surrounding scenery make it an impressive location and the centre of the village is just a 5-minute walk away. The cost as C&CC members for our moho, 2 adults, 1 night on a grass pitch with EHU was £16
Cononley has a general convenience store, railway station, Chinese take-away (Oriental May) and two pubs – The New Inn and The Railway. We had a drink in each of the pubs (be rude not to!) but didn’t eat in either.
We decided to catch the train from Cononley into Skipton late afternoon/early evening. The trains run regularly and its about an 8 minute journey. The ticket price was £4 return for 2 adults and £5 return for 2 adults/1 child.
After a few hours meandering around Skipton, visiting one or two hostelries (plenty to choose from), and finishing off with excellent fish n chips from Bizzie Lizzies by the canal, we caught the train back.
As we returned to site, the sun was beginning to set and we all gathered around outside chatting and having a nightcap before turning in for the night.
The following morning we all enjoyed bacon and egg baps and a cuppa tea or two before we packed Jolly up for our journey home. One-night camping trips are definitely worth doing whenever you can’t fit a full weekend in.
What a summer we’re having this year, it feels like the sun has been shining forever 😎. More of the same please!
Suzie & Bri