Review for Street Head Caravan and Camping Site, nr Aysgarth

Country:                                    England

Co-ordinates:                          54.16.9852N : 2.0.16569W

Address:                                  Street Head Caravan Park
Newbiggin, Bishopdale, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 3TE

Good for visiting:                  (Click to see my relevant post)                                        Yorkshire Dales,   Aysgarth Falls, Cauldron Falls, Hardraw Force,   Ripon,   Fountains Abbey,   Leyburn, Bedale, Richmond, Catterick, Hawes

Phone & e-mail:                     01969 663472 / 07966 639820


Date Visited:                          September 2017

Questions:-  (This review is from the point of view of motorhomers driving a Swift Kontiki 669 tag axle – 8.56m)

What are the pitches like?                

A mix of hard standings and grass pitches. Plenty big enough, but some of the hard standings need renewing – as they’re very muddy unfortunately

Is there water on each pitch?            

No – 2 taps; 1 on each side of the site about half way down the main camping area.  You may need a long hose!

What is the electric like?           

10A– but no problems, although another camper did manage to trip his.


Just 1 in the motorhome service point – for emptying by bucket.

What’s the site access like?        

Access is good from the main road, which is actually a ‘dales’ road, but fairly busy (particularly with motorbikes on a Sunday morning…!)

What are the Sanitary facilities like?     

Toilets:                             Separate ladies and gents – 6 cubicles in the ladies, but just 3 in the gents together with a urinal.

Toilet paper provided? Yes – plentiful

Showers:                          2 separate showers; perfectly acceptable. 20p for 6 minutes.

What other facilities are there?    

Bins and CWD

Washing machine (out of order while we were there) and drier.

Sockets provided in the shower block but again 20p for 6 minutes

Book swap and information area


We paid £20 per night including electric.

What’s the area like?            

Just off a main road, but it isn’t intrusive.  The site is part of the pub grounds.

You’re in the heart of the dales so the whole area is absolutely beautiful.  And hilly!  Lots of footpaths – don’t forget your walking gear.

Make sure you drive a couple of the passes (such as the Buttertub Pass just after Hawes), as they are breathtaking


We liked:-

The area

The facilities

The welcome

The walks

The access

We didn’t like so much:-

The hardstanding needed renewing, so with the rain it was rather muddy.

There were a number of statics and also permanent caravans, which we’re not so keen on

We hated:-


Moving On:

We moved on to the North Yorks Moors


View from our pitch – toilets and service point are beyond the statics