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What is a Seasonal Touring Pitch and why is it a good idea?


With over half a million caravan owners in the UK, it’s no wonder we have earned our spot as Europe’s second most nomadic nation.

From seaside getaways to woodlands walks and everything between, there is nothing like hitting the open road with your trusty caravan in tow.

But in recent years, an increasing number of caravan owners have realised the benefits of owning a seasonal touring pitch – and this number is set to rise.

In fact, with caravan ownership increasing more than 50% over the last ten years, including an increased jump in 2020, the 2024 season is set to be busier than ever for touring caravan sites in the Yorkshire Dales!

What is a seasonal touring pitch?

If you are a keen caravanner you may already know exactly what a seasonal touring pitch is. However, those new to caravan ownership may wonder why everyone is talking about the benefits of their seasonal touring pitches and why it’s a good idea to have one.

A seasonal touring pitch is exactly what it sounds like – a space on a campsite that you can rent for longer than a weekend or a few weeks. Once you have bought a seasonal touring pitch, you own the pitch for the entire caravan season and can leave your caravan secure there for extended periods of time.

Why is a seasonal touring pitch a good idea?

1. You can come and go as much as you please

The obvious benefit of having your own seasonal touring pitch is that you can settle into your own routine throughout your holiday.

Your time away from home becomes a real holiday. There’s no need to constantly tow your caravan back and forth, and you will not need to pack it up with all your holiday paraphernalia, as you can leave all this equipment in your caravan.

Plus, once you have bought a Seasonal Touring Pitch, you can typically come and go as much as you please – which leads us nicely onto our next point…

2. You can stay as long as you like

A seasonal touring pitch also gives you the freedom to stay in one spot for as long as you like without constantly having to pack up and move around.

And, instead of worrying about packing up every few days and having to deal with the stress of finding new places to stay, you can take advantage of all that the local area has to offer without worrying about how long or short your stay will be.

3. It’s cost effective

With holiday costs rising each year, owning a pitch can work out highly cost-effective. The expense of not towing your caravan back and forth alongside pitch fees works out much cheaper than renting multiple campsites over the same period – which is helpful given the current cost of living crisis in the UK.

4. You have time to explore the local area

For us at Akebar, we think one of the biggest reasons owning a seasonal touring pitch is a good idea is that you get to fully experience all that the Yorkshire Dales has to offer.

The local area is stunning, with something for everyone to enjoy. For the adrenaline junkies, there’s hiking at Brimham Rocks or taking part in the infamous Three Peaks Challenge.

Alternatively, for the more serene holidaymakers, a walk along the beautiful Aysgarth Falls, or a stroll around the Studley Royal Water Gardens might be more your thing.

Owning a seasonal touring pitch also means that you get more time to enjoy activities like golf, (don’t forget we have a superb 18-hole golf course!), or hillwalking and hiking, without having to break down camp every other day.

However you choose to spend your time, one thing’s for sure: there is so much to do in North Yorkshire, you will be spoilt for choice.

5. You can make the most of the site facilities

Finally, another big benefit of a seasonal touring pitch is that it typically includes access to the park facilities such showers and laundry services, which are especially useful if you plan to stay for longer periods.

Some, like Akebar, even supply Wi-Fi access and electrical hook-ups so that caravanners don’t have to go without modern luxuries while they are away from home.

Book your seasonal touring pitch now

Whether you are looking for peace, quiet or adventure, there is something out there for everyone when finding the perfect spot for a longer stay – and seasonal touring pitches are ideal for those looking for an extended break from home in their caravan without the associated towing, expense, and time.

With your own pitch, you get all the benefits of a static caravan without the associated costs and can truly carve out a place for yourself in this area of outstanding natural beauty.

Plus, because you can take advantage of the extra time you have on a more permanent holiday site to explore all that your local area has to offer, you canget ready to make memories to last a lifetime with your friends and loved ones.

Seasonal touring pitches with Akebar

If you’d like to make your season touring pitch dream a reality, you’ve come to the right place! Here at Akebar Park, we are always happy to discuss the benefits with you, so don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more about touring caravan sites in the Yorkshire Dales.

We’ll hopefully give you some idea of why it is good to own one, and you can make your decision to capture one of the best North Yorkshire spots in time for the busy summer season!

So, if you are considering joining the thousands of clever holidaymakers this year, treat yourself and your family to a seasonal touring pitch at Akebar today.

Contact a team member today and they will have you set you up in time for your next break!