Scar Close Caravan Site is a Caravan & Motohome Club Certificated Location (CL).
In a peaceful setting in Swaledale at the eastern edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park on the Scar above the river Swale. Scar Close Caravan Park is a lawned one acre Caravan & Motorhome Club CL site on the eastern edge of Hudswell village with views to the Cleveland Hills.
The site is set in wildflower meadowland and framed by the magnificent beech and ash trees of the NT Hudswell Woods. Walks from the CL lead to the woodland which lines the banks of the river Swale and continue to Calf Hall Wood, Hagg Wood and Billy Banks Wood and on to the Georgian market town of Richmond.
The CL has been here for 25 years, we have lots of visitors who return, we hope you will be amongst them. Our visitors have included many dogs, some cats, budgerigars and even a tortoise.
Richmond 1½ miles – the Norman Castle, Easby Abbey, Georgian Theatre, Station Cinema and Gallery, Green Howards Museum, local museum.
Reeth 8 miles – historic lead mining area, moorland walks, Swaledale museum.
Leyburn 8 miles, market town. Wensleydale railway, a little further on Middleham Castle (home to Richard III) and Bolton Castle.
Walking direct from the CL • Golf courses at Richmond and Catterick Garrison • Fishing - approx. 5 miles • Swimming pool at Richmond.
Richmond Meet and Fair (later spring Bank Holiday)
Farmers market 3rd Saturday of every month in the market place in Richmond.
Reeth Show - August Bank Holiday Monday
Swaledale Festival - Reeth in late May
40s week-end in Leyburn in July.
Richmond Walking and Book Festival - late September
This is a clean, well maintained CL. Beautifully lawned with level pitches. Great walks, to the town of Richmond through National Trust woodland alongside the river Swale. Friendly owners. This is a good base for visiting nearby attractions.
Close to Richmond, one of England's most beautiful market towns, and adjacent to National Trust woodlands. Plenty of space and good facilities. Recommended.
A short stroll from the CL into the village will take you to the Community Pub, The George and Dragon, where you can enjoy good food and local ales. The adjacent shop will order milk and newspapers for you to collect.
Footpaths lead directly from the site, a walk into Richmond takes about three quarters of an hour, appropriate footwear is advisable as the footpath is steep before reaching the riverside meadows. The paths are well used and easy to follow. Or, you can walk westwards and take the 250 steps down to the river for a circular walk, again about three quarters of an hour.
The Georgian market town of Richmond is just 1½ miles away where you can enjoy restaurants, the Georgian Theatre and Richmond Station, with a 3 screen cinema, range of artisan food shops, its own café bar and art gallery. In the town centre, you can visit the Norman Castle, local museum and the Green Howards Museum. Take the Georgian promenade walk around the foot of the castle, then down to the waterfalls and onto the Batts a grassy riverside field used in August for the Richmond Live music event.
Further afield is Leyburn, 8 miles with the Wensleydale Railway, Middleham Castle and Bolton Castle a little further. A drive to Hawes in Wensleydale is a must to visit the Wensleydale Cheese visitor centre. Reeth, again just 8 miles from the CL with good eating places, scenic walks and the old lead mines to explore.
Supermarkets - Tesco and Aldi at Catterick and good local butchers in Richmond and Leyburn. Local markets held on various days.
Enjoy watching our numerous rabbits scurrying through the meadow, catch a glimpse of the deer in the woods or grazing in the meadows in the summer evenings. Squirrels may visit along with birds who live in the hedges and woodland. Listen for the woodpeckers drilling for their breakfasts and the owls calling in the woods at night.
Each season brings its own changes of nature. Spring sees the primroses and violets down the bank to the river, followed by bluebells in May and later wild orchids, in summer, the splendour of the different shades of green leaves on the mature trees. A walk through the wood in the evening will give you the dappled sunlight through the foliage canopy. Autumn brings a magnificent rich array of coloured leaves throughout the woods.