Riverside Caravan Park
- Location and surroundings
- Facilities available
- Pricing and value for money
- Access for larger vans
Small site close to a village, railway nearby, not too noisy though.
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Generally speaking, the Kon-tiki will be found pitching on Camping and Caravanning Clubs or other similar large commercial sites, but due to requiring a site close to Bradford for a couple of days, I looked to other sites and stumbled across the Riverside Caravan Site at Cononley, just a few miles south of Skipton.
The weather was closing in and snow was settling. Access to Riverside Caravan Site is via a narrow lane, but is easy enough to deal with. Further along the lane however is “very” humped, hump back bridge but fortunately, despite the snow, no difficulties were encountered.
On site facilities at Riverside Caravan Site
- Ladies and gents toilet facilities
- Shower cubicle
- Pot wash area
- Chemical disposal point
- Choice of pitch types
- Rally field
- Large childrens play area, on a sandy base, with “toys”
- Mobile reception – “Three” OK, “Vodafone” good.
It is fair to say the “facilities” are a lot less than at a larger, commercial site. Although a little bit dated, the facilities are usable, albeit without heating (as far as I am aware). Showers required a payment of twenty pence although we made use of the on board shower as is often the case.
One of the key “selling points” for Riverside Caravan Site is it’s location – I am hopeless with a camera but hopefully the pics on this page will give you an idea.
There is a pub and a post office/shop in the village, and other small towns are walkable – albeit up some steep hills! Cononley train station is a few minutes walk away, and so in a few minutes you could be in Skipton, or thirty minutes down the line, Leeds or Bradford. Trains slow down to stop at the local station and I did not find the noise to be offensive, although there are a couple of express trains and some freighters – again though, this did not give any real concern – it might do though depending upon where you are pitched. For those driving off site, then Skipton is the gateway to the Dales.
Riverside Caravan Site is in a great location with basic facilities on site, but offers plenty of sight-seeing opportunities in the local area.
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