Foss Dyke

66 Copmanthorpe Lane, Bishopthorpe, York, North Yorkshire, YO23 2RS

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  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays

Why stay here ...

Gillian looks forward to welcoming you to her CL.

Foss Dyke is a peaceful site located on the edge of the village of Bishopthorpe which has many amenities such as several pubs, shops, hairdressers, chemist etc. It is conveniently close to a Park and Ride, the local bus route and large supermarket, and close to a public cycle path which leads you to York's city centre and to the town of Selby.

Each generously sized grass pitch has electricity and drinking water, and is adjacent to our own pine woodland which you are welcome to explore. In spring the park becomes adorned with daffodils and bluebells, and in summer has it's very own meadow. We are very fortunate to have a variety of wildlife on and around the caravan park so be sure too look out for them. Often spotted are squirrels, foxes, deer, owls and buzzards.  Limited hard-standing also available. 

This CL is only 3 miles from the city of York, a beautiful city with many attractions - York Minster, Jorvick Viking Centre, Clifford's Tower and National Railway Museum just to name a few. We are also only an hours drive away from the East Coast, Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors which hosts the North York Moors Railway with magnificent steam engines and beautiful rural stations.

York is a Christmas shopping heaven with its mix of shops and wonderful Christmas markets throughout York's atmospheric streets. The festive shopping starts off with the ever popular St Nicholas Market which usually begins at the end of November and continues until just before Christmas. The bustling Victorian market stalls sell everything from local produce to traditional gifts and crafts, all accompanied by the smell of roasting chestnuts and the sound of carol singers.

Not only is the Christmas market very popular, York hosts regular European and local Farmer's Markets on a regular basis throughout the year.

We welcome well behaved dogs but request that they are kept on leads at all times.

There is a park and ride 1.5 miles away which take you to the centre of York.

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: good

Prices

Extras

Price per night for pets: £1.00

Price per night for extra car: £1.00

Pitches

Types of pitch: grass

Electric hook up available

Useful Info

Latest arrival time: 12:00 AM

0.5 acres

Electric amperage: 16

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Postcode:
YO23 2RS
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GPS:
Lat 53.920238 / Lon -1.112808
OS field ref:
SE584475
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: various destinations
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Hull (35 miles)
  • Nearest train station: York

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First Time CL Stay

We have just had 2 nights at this delightful CL. This was our first time using a CL after almost 7 months of caravanning and we certainly enjoyed it. There is slight road noise from the A64 but nothing that would disturb you too much, in fact the pheasants and Guinea Fowl were much noisier! The site is level and well kept and also very secure thanks to a coded gate. Bishopthorpe Village is less than 10 minutes stroll away with some good pubs (highly recommend the Woodman for food), and a Co-op store and York itself is accessible via a lovely walk along the river or a more direct route via the racecourse. We were sorry to hear of Gillians recent bereavement but were very grateful that she had honoured the bookings she had and wish her all the best for the future. At just 30 minutes away from home I feel that this will become our "Go To" CL for quick after work getaways.
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Foss Dyke

Stayed twice in a very, very wet September as stopovers on our way to and from Scotland. The first time we were directed to a pitch where our motorhome wouldn't get stuck - and it didn't. The second time the owner was so helpful as the CL was too wet for us to get on and she put us on to a temporary hard standing pitch where we could connect to both power and water. We were very grateful and can't thank her enough. We can't wait to go back as it's so convenient to the park and ride etc. and there's even a filling station with easy access close by.
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Muddy

This site would be very nice in good weather but when I visited in mid September it was already very wet and muddy. More periods of heavy rain only made things worse with deep water-filled ruts making daily entry and exiting precarious. Obviously the owner cannot control the weather but new arrivals were still being let on resulting in churning up the ground even more. I appreciate that owners don’t want to let people down but there comes a point when they are not doing visitors any favours by continuing to take bookings without warning of the very muddy and uncomfortable conditions. Had I been aware of the conditions I would not have used this site. Siting and egress of caravans was only possible using a mover. The location is very convenient for York with a Park & Ride close by. It is also secure behind coded and locked gates. The usual facilities are very good with water provided on each pitch. It is very quiet with much wildlife about.
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A good site

We stayed here for a weekend in York. We had an excellent welcome with good information about the local facilities and access into York. The link into the city via the local bus was excellent. The site was good, although there was fairly constant low level noise from the bypass. It was very shaded from the trees which was a little disappointing with no views of the surrounding countryside at all. The waste and recycling facilities were excellent. 

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Gorgeous site

This is the best cl site we have stayed on, even has its own woodland in front of your caravan!! It's 5 mins from York park and ride.  We stayed here while I did the York 10k and is perfect for that and exploring in York.  The owner was friendly and helpful. Highly recommended we will be back! 

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