Places to stay

Pop-up campsite in Buckden

Beautiful Buckden will be an ideal base to watch Le Grand Depart

Camping at this prime spot at Buckden in the Yorkshire Dales has proved very popular and has now SOLD OUT. You can still park up a campervan here though and you couldn't be closer to the action. Stage one of the route weaves right by this campervan site.  You can also park a car at £10 for the day (cash only please).

Food and drink will be available all day, with a big screen showing the race on Saturday and Sunday, and a festival atmosphere - everything you'll need to be part of it.


Book for 3 - 6 July

  • Watch the cyclists climb past the campsite
  • Catch the rest of the action on our big screen
  • Grab a beer and a hog roast to enjoy under the stars
  • Arrive early - there'll be local road closures
  • Prices from £30 per pitch per night
  • This pop-up site is back to basics but we've got portaloos and running water
  • Parking's near the camping field for ease of carrying your things to your pitch
  • Separate car parking also available Saturday at £10 (cash only please); ensure you're there well before the road closes at 5am

The Old Smithy

Tucked away in a peaceful corner of the tiny village of Buckden, the Old Smithy is a snug hideaway for two located close to the tumbling stream of Buckden Beck, perfectly located for exporing this spectacular area.

Step inside

Sitting room

A snug spot to unwind after a day's exploring © National Trust / Mike Henton

Enjoy the peace and quiet of this cosy sitting room at the end of the day - a perfect place to curl up with a book.


The kitchen has all you need © National Trust / Mike Henton

The kitchen is tastfully furnished with everything you need.

Buckden village

The Old Smithy is in Buckden, a peaceful Yorkshire village © National Trust / Mike Henton

Buckden is a typical Dales village, with a small village shop, a pub, tea rooms and a farm shop. It also commands spectacular views along Wharfedale.

Darnbrook Cottage nestles at the foot of Fountains Fell © National Trust / Mike Henton

Darnbrook Cottage nestles at the foot of Fountains Fell

Other cottages in the Dales

Darnbrook Cottage, on Malham Moor, is ideally situated to explore the Malham Tarn Estate. Part of the tiny hamlet (3 dwellings) on Darnbrook, the secluded cottage is perfect for getting out and about in the countryside.