Cononley, Nr Skipton, North Yorkshire

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.

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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


Arrival at Riverside campsite


We pitched in the first grass section by the entrance


Jolly pitched up in the sunshine

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.


Sunset on return to site


Site viewed from the railway bridge


Heading back to site


Home time! 🚐

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

Grassington, North Yorkshire

Wildlife on site

Wildlife on site

Wildlife on site

Wildlife on site

Wildlife on site

Wildlife on site

Wildlife on site - a regular  visitor!

Wildlife on site – a regular visitor!

Wildlife on site - Cyril

Wildlife on site – Cyril


Bri chilling on site

Bri chilling on site

The Gamekeeper's Inn

The Gamekeeper’s Inn

View from the top of Threshfield Quarry

View from the top of Threshfield Quarry

Suzie windswept!

Suzie windswept!

Knocked up a little memorial at Trig Point for Bri's Dad & my Aunt Lou.  when the feather flies away let their spirits fly free x

Knocked up a little memorial at Trig Point for Bri’s Dad & my Aunt Lou. When the feather flies away let their spirits fly free x

We returned to Grassington for a short stay in July.  First time in our motorhome.  It’s a warm, friendly and picturesque part of Yorkshire.

There was a music festival on which we could hear on site from the village, wish we’d known about it beforehand we’d definitely have bought tickets.   Still, it’s an annual event so definitely one for next year …

We stayed at Wharfedale Caravan Club Site and didn’t actually go into the village this time, instead enjoying the scenery and wildlife on site (great photography opportunities), a nearby quarry walk and a meal at The Gamekeeper’s Inn.

We’re returning in December for a Dickensian weekend so will be back strolling the village’s cobbled streets then.  Hope it snows for that one!

Next stop is our longest trip so far to London.


Suzie & Bri