LINTON Camp was a place of adventure for many Bradford children over the decades.

Nestled in the Wharfedale countryside, it was one of around 30 'camp schools' built by the National Camps Corporation in rural locations across England. The original purpose was to provide holiday accommodation for city children. During the Second World War it was home to evacuees, most of them from Bradford.

The site, near Grassington, had an outdoor swimming pool and an air raid shelter, as well as shower blocks, a greenhouse, headmaster’s house and a playing field.

After the war the camp remained open as a residential school, purchased by Bradford Council in 1957. It was used by city children, including a number of children who were sent there on medical grounds, such as those suffering from asthma, to benefit from the fresh air and open spaces.

The residential school closed in May 1986 and was used periodically as a summer scout camp, but has remained unused for several years.

Now plans are underway to turn the former Linton Camp site into a hotel and leisure complex. Developers Natural Land said it was hoped building work on the tourist facility, featuring a hotel with 34 hotel rooms and six hotel suites, a spa and gym, a bar and restaurant and nine self-contained holiday lodges, would start this year.

The proposal was approved by Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority's planning committee.

Here we take a look back at Linton Camp when it was a home from home for many Bradford youngsters. Do you have memories of going there?