The Yorkshire Dales village of Stainforth originally got its name from the ‘stony ford’ which connected two settlements on opposite banks of the River Ribble. The ford was replaced by a packhorse bridge in the 1670’s. The bridge today joins Little Stainforth with Great Stainforth. Further downstream lies Stainforth Force - this is where the river flows over a limestone shelf and cascades into a deep pool, creating an exquisite waterfall effect. Traditional grey stone cottages cluster on an uneven green next to Cowside Beck, and a small clapper bridge stretches from bank to bank. Catrigg Force, further along Stainforth Beck, is just a mile away. There is much to see, including visiting one of the best preserved limestone kilns or countless magnificent caves and caverns.
Set in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the park stands on the 45 acre estate of Knight Stainforth Hall, a manor house dating back to pre-Norman times, which belonged to the Knight Templar. The Touring Park is open from 1st Mar - 31st Oct and offers 100 touring pitches for Caravans, Motorhomes and Tents. 75 of these are serviced with electrical hook-up points. On site facilities include a shop with off-license selling basic supplies and camping accessories.
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