Stonebridge Fishing Lakes

UK England North East England North Yorkshire Northallerton

  • Dogs welcome
  • Good walks nearby
  • Walking
A North Yorkshire glamping site with superb fishing on offer from right outside your tent flaps

Camping and fishing go together like hand in glove. Nothing beats a night under canvas snoozing beneath the stars until dawn appears, calling your cue to crawl from the sleeping bag and cast the very first line across the lake. Sometimes, though, the dream is a little different from reality. You tackle with the fishing tackle, wrestle with your guy ropes and wake to find the sun climbing hurriedly into the sky. A small crowd of fellow fishermen have already encircled the water. Things never go quite as you first planned.

Stonebridge Fishing Lakes, however, seems to be the pleasing answer to these regular fishing woes. With complimentary lakeside fishing and a pre-pitched tent that’s closer to a small outdoor hotel suite then the old canvas you’ve got at home, a few nights here push reality far closer to the countryside getaway of your dreams.

Plotted in a meadowy space adjacent to the fishery’s camping and caravanning area – so those determined for the old school methods are still welcome to tag along – Stonebridge's pre-pitched offerings are found nestled on the shores of the fishing lake.

Down by the lake, three bell tents also stand out against the greens of the surrounding foliage. Raised on wooden decking, that ensures a level surface as well as an excellent view of the water, each are kitted inside in a similar style. Double beds await, with a sofa bed for extra guests, and old-style lanterns perch on wooden bedside tables. A healthy scattering of bunting adds to the thoroughly English feel of it all too, while furniture out on the deck allows you to make the most of long summer evenings – English weather and all.  Added to that, a further larger tent – with two comfortable double beds but not set on decking – is found on the other side of the lake.

Facilities-wise, there are toilets, showers and each pitch has its own individual outdoor kitchen, compete with all the pots, pans and caboodle you'll need. A firepit is ideal for warm evening barbecues but for a quick starter there is also an excellent cooking stove, for a more speedy, practical meal.

You don’t have to be Freddie Fisherman to come glamping here though. An onsite angling shop means you can hire a rod and gear if you don’t own your own, or, of course, you can simply enjoy the pleasant waterside setting and spend your days exploring the surrounding area instead. It’s a 25-minute drive east to the North York Moors National Park, a hiker's paradise, and a similar length to the Yorkshire Dales in the west. Or you can stay and take on the local footpaths that head directly from Stonebridge Fishing Lakes – the best leading you a mile and a half to The Black Horse Pub… you won’t want to go any further than that!

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Facilities

Pitched on the lakeside, occupants of the bell tents are welcome to fish on the lake for the duration of their stay. There is also a coarse lake, which can be fished at extra cost. An onsite tackle shop caters for most fishermen's needs. Each unit has a covered 'breakfast tent' area, with a BBQ, cooking stove, and fire-pit surrounded by comfortable chairs. Crockery and cooking utensils are also all provided, as is a starter pack for the BBQ and fire (if your stay is for 2 nights or more). There is a separate washroom with fridge, washing machine and dryer and electric sockets for charging and hair drying. There's a toilet and wet-room style shower. All units sleep up to 4 adults with either a double bed and a small fold down sofa bed or two double beds.

Suitable For

Campervans, caravans, glampers, families, couples, well-behaved groups, fishermen and fisherwomen.  Please note children under the age of 8 are not allowed to stay in the glamping units.  Dogs can be booked into the Rainbow and Brown Trout Bell Tents.

Nearby

When you fancy forgetting about fishing, the nearby market towns of Northallerton and Richmond will do the trick – mixtures of quaint old centres with more modern outskirts. In Northallerton the long High Street provides a wide variety of shops, pubs and cafes. Best to go on market days, though – Wednesdays and Saturdays – when there is more of a buzz to the place. From here continue a few miles on the A684 and you reach theNorth York Moors National Park (01439 772700) – home to a plethora of outdoor activities. Osmotherley, on the park's western edge, is an excellent starting point. The 110 mile Cleveland Way National Trail runs through the village, and can be joined to walk a small section, or try the Lyke Wake Walk – the official starting point is at the edge of the moors above the village, where there is an official stone marker. For a little history the Wensleydale Railway (01677 425805) is also a must-visit. Largely run by volunteers, there are currently six stations on the line with steam trains running every weekend.

Food & Drink

There are 2 lovely country pubs within walking distance. The Black Horse (01609749010), a mile and a half to the north, and The Coore Arms (01609 748215), just over a mile to the south. Both serve homemade, traditional pub fare all day, with the Black Horse adding a slightly more modern, gastro pub twist.

Opening Times

April–September.

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The Owner Says

A stunning, tranquil family run fishery and caravan park. Glamping at Stonebridge is like no other, with each lakeside Glamping unit being pitched on decking with stunning views of the lake and each having its own private fishing peg for use during your stay.

Accommodation

5 lakeside bell tents with 3 set on individual decking and each having a personal outdoor seating and cooking area. There is also a caravan park and caravans to rent on site along with a holiday cottage available to hire across the road from the fishing lakes. Check Availability

Location

Contact Stonebridge Fishing Lakes, Fleetham Lane, Scruton, Northallerton, North Yorkshire DL7 0RL

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Getting There

Junction 51 off the A1M sign posted Scruton/Little Fencote.

The nearest train station is 10 minutes away in Northallerton (08457 484950) on the main, east coast line (Edinburgh to London Kings Cross).

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