Turn left and follow the road to Scabba Wath Bridge sign posted 7 miles. The site is secluded with beautiful views and benefits from an onsite leisure centre with indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna and gym. Only one incline and decline. Note the path leading off to the right sign posted Healaugh. A well-behaved dog is welcome, but please clean up after it, and keep it under control at all times.
Reeth Campsite for Tents, Touring Caravans and Camper Vans Scabba Wath Camp Site is near Reeth in beautiful Swaledale, at the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The notion of skalp meaning a cleft could apply to the physical nature of Scabba Wath. Drinking water from the Calverts own natural spring supply is available from a tap outside the farm house and fresh free-range eggs are available for sale when their hens are laying. It seems logical that because of these steep, deep-cut slopes down to the river this crossing could have been named originally with words meaning cleft ford. If it is not safe to cross the stream back track to the Healaugh path mentioned above and head across the field towards the farm.
The Norwegians also settled on the east coast of Yorkshire around Scarborough, which brings into question the origin of the place-name of Scalby, just north of Scarborough. One is Scabba Wood, near Sprotborough in South Yorkshire. Parking is central on The Green. All caravan pitches have hard standing and electricity. The cottages are well equipped and furnished with either an open fire or wood burner and are pet friendly. Reeth is over looked by the fells of Fremington Edge and Calver Hill and is a great starting point for several of the North Yorkshire Dales best known walks one being Fremington Edge which after a steady climb provides fabulous views of Swaledale.
Conceivably the wood once covered the entire valley in this area, in which case skalp might have been an entirely appropriate descriptive word. They are near Reeth in beautiful Swaledale, at the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The topography of the land does not make it an obvious place to have a crossing. Pitches available with roadside frontage to the B6270 where Le Tour de France will pass. It runs broadly from west to east from the high moors of the Cumbria—Yorkshire boundary at the watershed of Northern England, where Nine Standards Rigg rises, to the market town of Richmond. In the 18th century Reeth became a centre for hand knitting and was the capital of the lead mining industry, but it was always a market town for the local farming community. At the t-junction in Bedale turn right for Layburn.
The area has a magnificent landscape of stonewalls and unique field barns as well as amazing wild flower meadows. Keep abreast of the latest news and updates much more easily. Swaledale and the Yorkshire Dales National Park is ideal for outdoor pursuits including walking, mountain biking, caving, pony trekking and bird watching. Please follow the links to each location for further details and booking arrangements. The dales themselves are 'U' and 'V' shaped valleys, which were enlarged and shaped by glaciers, mainly in the most recent Devensian ice age.
These are all places where Norwegian Vikings are known to have reached. Description No other details entered by the campsite but we have for more info for a chance to win a prize! The Danish form was skarð Elements 2 , pronounced skarth. Book them separately or together for groups of 36. In the case of the ford in Swaledale, it is easy to see how a name first coined in a Celtic tongue could have comfortably evolved from something like Skalbā Jātu into Skalpa Vað and finally Scabba Wath. More often, Smith notes, the word wath vað is combined with adjectives describing the ford itself, such as Broadwath broad in Cumberland, Langworth long in Lincolnshire, Sandwath sandy in Cumberland, Slapewath slippery in the North Riding, and Stenwith stoney in Lincolnshire. Turn left onto the road and continue though the village until you reach Scabba Wath Bridge sign posted Askrigg 7 miles. .
The process of not cutting the grass for hay or silage until wild plants have seeded provides a profusion of wild flowers in the spring and summer. A delightful quiet farm site, set beside a small beck, and surrounded by magnificent views of the valley. The facilities shown on this website are a guide only, and you should check with the campsite direct before making any booking. Wensleydale Equestrian offers a full range of riding and equestrian activities and facilities. However, scabba is far-less-well understood.
River-bed remnants of the ford at Scabba Wath Scabba Wath is the intriguing name of a disused ford across the River Swale in upper Swaledale. A tourist information centre is also based there. Only cross if it is safe to do so then head forwards through the field and over a stile to reach the road. And so Scabbacombe seems to be one of those tautological place-names in which the original meaning was lost, and was appended with the Old English cumb cleft or valley to create a name that can be interpreted literally as cleft cleft. There must have been a similar cut and slope on the north bank but it appears to have been washed away, so that now there is no clear way up the bank on that side. For more details please visit: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Scabba Wath Campsite nr Low Row Tel.
The river is one of the fastest rising spate rivers in England and can rise 3 metres in 20 minutes. Take five minutes to win £150 of Amazon vouchers. Pitches with roadside frontage to the B6270 are available for booking now. Ribblesdale features Yorkshires famous Three Peaks, Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-y-ghent offering challenging walks and amazing views. Caravan SiteScabba Wath campsite is situated next to the River Swale, close to Reeth. Directions and Parking From A1 take the A684 to Bedale. We welcome camper vans, caravans with cars, family tents and small tents.