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Jan 12, 2009
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Just had a fantastic holiday weekend at Camp Katur in North Yorkshire.

Camp Katur is situated around seven miles from the city of Ripon in North Yorkshire.

It was only an hours drive from my home in North West Leeds. We chose to take the more scenic route on the B6161 leading Pot Bank and Oaker Bank to the West of Harrogate. From there we followed the A61 past Ripley Castle onto Ripon and Camp Katur via the A6055.

On arrival we were greeted by the sites warden couple who checked us in and showed us how to get to our accommodation. Camp Katur offers multiple types of Glamping accommodation such as teepees, safari tents, hobbit pods and the more glamourous geodomes spread around the meadow and on the edge of a pine forest.

Camp Katur

We opted to stay in a heated hobbit pod which was comfortable and sleeps up to four people. On the downside it had no shower facilities or running water so we had to use the communal facilities for those. On the upside, the hobbit pod came with it's own fire pit ideal for roasting those marshmallows and a BBQ.

The communal facilities included a large cabin with two gas ovens, hot water, toilets and shower facilities. The communal area reminded me of some of the scenes from celebrity get me out of here. On this occasion we didn't make much used of the cooking and eating areas but they were clean and relaxing with a heated undercover area for people to get to know each other.

Just outside the camping area there are multiple activities available for people to do including quad bikes; clay pigeon shooting; zip wire and many more activities chargeable locally. There was a large adventure play area which also included an additional zip wire which was free to use.

Overall we had a fantastic stay at On reflection we would opt for a little extra luxury next time and go for a geodome which includes a self contained shower and cooking facilities.

Local things to do:

Bedale, a small market town is situated around four miles to the North of Camp Katur and it's worth a visit. It's a traditional town that still has it's own fruit & vegetable shop, fishmonger, baker and butchers.

Also nearby is Jervaulx Abbey, Rievaulx Abbey & Fountains Abbey, Also, the North York Moors, The picturesque West Tanfield and of course the Black Sheep Brewery. :)
Jervaulx Abbey

West Tanfield

Straight from a chocolate box!
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It looks and sounds idyllic.


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