Our pitch on the riverside annex.

The main site is well laid out but on our Friday evening stay it was nearly full.

We opted to try out the riverside annex. Here, as is the case with the rest of the site, pitches are hard standing and accessed via a very narrow and secure gated lane. Through the bare trees we could actually see the river.

The site is in a city so it’s noisy. On the Friday and Saturday nights we stayed it was very noisy. This might have been different on the main site which is set back from the road.

Staff and facilities are up to the usual CC standard and I felt that the whole site was run like a well ordered ship (they are used to water, even the EHUs are on stilts, and have a look at the cocoa grinding wheels in front of the main building, it has a flood marker on it which is a real eye opener).

The big thing about this site is York; what a fantastic city. It is steeped in history and there are hoards of shops. There is no shortage of things to do in York but to name a few there is York Minster the largest gothic cathedral, the (free) railway museum, the castle museum, Clifford’s Tower, The York Dungeon, ghost walks, the shambles and (if you have time) the town’s medieval wall walk.

Finally, if it’s nice weather, try a river cruise (the night time ones certainly sound fun, considering the amount of noise they made as they went by early on Saturday morning).

I can see why this site is always full; there is so much to do. So, if I can, I will go again and again and again.


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