Camping

Grand Départ 2014

The world's biggest cycle race, the Tour de France has its Grand Depart 

The world's biggest cycle race, the Tour de France has its Grand Depart

We can't wait to cheer the cyclists along during the Grand Depart. Get right in the heart of the action staying at one of our pop-up campsites along the route this July.

Yorkshire Dales, Buckden

Wake up to this view at Buckden in the Yorkshire Dales © National Trust

Wake up to this view at Buckden in the Yorkshire Dales

The race will go right past this campsite, as the cyclists tackle one of the trickiest climbs on the route

Hardcastle Crags

Take a walk through the 400 acres of unspoilt woodland © National Trust/Drew Marsh

Take a walk through the 400 acres of unspoilt woodland

This campsite is just a half mile stroll from the race route and close to the lively village of Hebden Bridge.

Brimham Rocks

Bring your campervan and park up at Brimham Rocks © Paul Harris

Bring your campervan and park up at Brimham Rocks

Brimham Rocks is ideally located to get to the action for both days of the Grand Depart. You'll also have one of Yorkshire's best-loved landscapes on your doorstep

East Riddlesden Hall

Active youngsters love clambering about at Brimham Rocks © Paul Harris

Active youngsters love clambering about at Brimham Rocks

Camp right at the heart of the action for the day 2 time trial section of the Tour, you’ll only be a 10 minute walk from the route

Book for 3 - 6 July

Campervans

Bring your campervan and park up in the heart of the action © National Trust images

Following the Tour in a campervan? We have three sites that have access for campervans, Brimham Rocks, Buckden and East Riddlesden Hall. So pack up your van, fill up the petrol tank and join us for the Grand Depart in the comfort of your own motorhome.

Entertainment

Come enjoy the tastes of Woodfest.

As well as the race sweeping past our campsites, we’ll have plenty of other goings-on to add to the festival-feel and keep you entertained all weekend - big screens, bars, hog roasts and a theatre company riding in on two wheels to name a few.

Campsite facilities

  • Shop, kiosk or catering
  • Dogs welcome
  • Rubbish collection
  • Portaloo toilets
  • Information points
  • Cycle routes

Pitch up at Buckden, Yorkshire Dales

Stay in the heart of the action at Buckden, Yorkshire Dales 

Stay in the heart of the action at Buckden, Yorkshire Dales

You couldn’t be closer to the action staying here. Stage one of the route weaves right through the land we look after in the Dales and right by this campsite. Not only will you have a front row seat, there’ll also be a big screen so you don’t miss any of the action.

Food and drink will be available all day so you can be sure to get your morning coffee and muffin, an ice-cream while watching the race and even a hog roast to eat under the stars. Visit the information point for cycling routes and bike repairs and definitely don’t miss the onsite bar which will be stocked with enough beer to serve over 7,000 pints per day!

Camp onsite at Hardcastle Crags

Our Family Camping Weekend gives adventurous kids a taste of the wild 

Stay in Yorkshire's own 'Little Switzerland' with gorgeous woodland, deep ravines and tumbling waterfalls. Explore all this, before the second stage of the race swoops down the hill nearby.

On Thursday 6 July, the Handlebards theatre company, will be cycling in with all their set, props and costumes, to perform Shakespeare's Macbeth.

Stay with us at East Riddlesden Hall

A father and son on a campsite 

Camp right at the heart of the action for the day 2 time trial section of the Tour, you’ll only be a 10 minute walk away from the route.

The campsite is right next to the bustling town of Keighley, so as well as onsite catering and cycling activities, you can enjoy a festival-feel throughout the Grand Depart weekend.

Park your campervan at Brimham Rocks

The rocks reveal their warm colours in sunlight

Brimham Rocks is the ideal spot to park up and soak in the atmosphere. Onsite, our kiosk will be open each day for breakfast and will stay open late into the evening for campers.

You’ll be in a great location for both days of the Grand Depart and you also get to wake up in the heart of one of Yorkshire’s best-loved landscapes.