Another glorious hidden gem of the Yorkshire Dales in England that is often overlooked or not noticed due to its petite size. The small village of Burnsall North Yorkshire is very popular with walkers, hikers, cyclists and motorcyclists to name a few.
I have been to Burnsall a number of times when I was a child and a few less as an adult but have loved it all the same throughout. On our lovely sunny bank holiday weekend, we took a trip out for the day with our family to Burnsall.
Burnsall North Yorkshire is located in the catchment area of Wharfedale in Skipton along with Grassington, Appletreewick and Hebden.
These are some of the more well-known parts of the area. The village sits on the River Wharfe in Wharfedale which provides picturesque views and tranquil surroundings.
Surprisingly there are a couple of places to park in the beautiful village of Burnsall North Yorkshire. Whether you are looking to go on one of the walks in the area or just explore the village there is plenty of space to do so.
On our latest trip, we were there to enjoy some time by the riverside and so there was the field open to visitors. This is on the far side of the bridge going away from the village, located on the river’s edge.
The fields are privately owned and parking for the day costs ?6. As far as I know, the field is open all year round for visitors to use. The field has an ice cream van in the warmer months and a toilet block for paying guests to use.
The bonus to parking on the field is that you can camp there for the day and enjoy the village. You can come and go into the village or you can sit and have a relaxing day by the river.
The field allows picnics, BBQ’s responsibly and all kinds of activities for families. This is what I would class as a day campsite, somewhere you can pull up and the kids can run around safely.
There is a separate car park on the village side of the river which is on hard standing flooring. This car park is run locally and also charges.
The daily fee is slightly less than the field car park but mainly used for those looking to leave the car and explore the village of Burnsall North Yorkshire and surrounding areas.
On the same area of the car park is a toilet block with a 20p goodwill gesture charge. It is not compulsory but helps keep the toilets clean, hand wash and toilet roll filled up.
There is also an ice cream stall located in a small building decorated in bunting and lights. On the far side of this building is a small window selling food and drinks.
There was another place I spotted for parking if the other car parks are full. There was a place just next to the ice cream parlour and tea room.
It had written paper signs on either side of the entrance way of advertising parking for ?2. I believe this to be a farmers land and not sure how long you can stay or when you would need to leave by.