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National Trust opens first Dales campsite at Malham
10:00am Friday 10th August 2012 in News
The National Trust has opened its first campsite in the Yorkshire Dales.
Throughout August, up to 50 new pitches will be available for hire from the National Trust at Waterhouses, near Malham .
The trust already operates a number of campsites in the Lake District, but this will be the first in Yorkshire.
Initially set up for a month-long trial, the trust hopes that having a campsite in such an iconic part of the countryside will help to encourage people to make the most of a stay in the Dales.
The new site also has three pods that can be booked the perfect option for anyone worried about the great British weather.
The pods are built out of wood and provide excellent shelter from wind and rain.
There are two different sized pods available for hire, one standard pod, which can accommodate up to two adults and one child, and two family pods that sleep two adults and three children.
Martin Davies, property manager for the National Trust in the Yorkshire Dales, said: “We want to ensure that more people coming to the Dales can enjoy the outdoors and that means ensuring they can sleep under the stars.
“The National Trust cares for nearly 7,500 hectares in the Dales, at Malham and in Upper Wharfedale and we felt what better way for visitors to the area to get the most from a holiday here than to give them the opportunity to camp with us.
“By using our site as a base for their holiday, they’re within easy reach to explore some of Malhamdale’s most stunning and iconic places including the Cove, Tarn and the breathtaking Janet’s Foss. Hopefully they’ll take the opportunity to explore new areas of the Dales.”
The campsite is open until August 31 and pitches can be booked by telephoning 01729 830416 or visiting national trust.org.uk/malham tarnestate.