Foss Dyke

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

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Ideal for ...

  • 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. 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
  • Dog walk from site
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: good

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Latest arrival time: 12:00 AM

Latest departure time: 11:00 AM

0.5 acres

Electric amperage: 16

Lawned site

Recycling Facilities

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

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: York Stations
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Hull (35 miles)
  • Nearest train station: York
  • Park and ride within 5 miles
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Gorgeous CL

Foss Dyke
We love staying here, the perfect site for exploring york. Very close to the park and ride. And big supermarket. Gorgeous grounds to sit and relax afterwards, we even saw deer. We shall be back .

sweetboy

Reviewed on 04/04/2024 11:16

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A lovely CL

Foss Dyke
Just back from 8 nights here, late June. Easy access and a lovely welcome from Gillian. Can't really add a great deal to previous reviews. I imagine it's a very different CL in autumn when there is less foliage about, the motorhome section is quite gloomy because of it, but doubtless it provides great sound proofing from the A64 and railway lines. This isn't a complaint, merely an observation. The recycling is excellent, well marked. The toilet emptying area is tired and with respect would benefit from either a really good bottoming or a replacement. That said, more an observation, it certainly didn't distract from our time there. Nice meal in the Woodman, good drinking in both the Marcia & Social Club. A good welcome in all. Would definitely return.

LordandLadyT

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Reviewed on 02/07/2023 16:10

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Lovely Site

Foss Dyke
This site worked perfectly for us staying for 3 nights to visit York . The site is perfectly situated at the end of a lane just outside Bishopsthorpe Village , and enclosed in a lovely wooded area . There are 2 areas, hard standing and grass, both of which had serviced pitches with 16amp electric . We used the hard standing due to recent weather and we were as surrounded by large high trees which was gave a lovely outlook . In the nearby village, at the end of the lane , was a Coop store, good Fish n Chip shop, 2 pubs , Newsagent and a Cafe as well as 2 direct bus services direct into York Centre . There is also a National Cycleway which takes you passed York racecourse and is 4 miles into centre of York and by the CAMC site .Its ideal for walkers and cyclists alike with the Cycleway being only a few hundred yards from the site . Mrs Webster was really helpful and we will certainly be back on our next visit to York which has so much to see.

EuroRider

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Reviewed on 06/06/2023 19:46

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Stayed two weeks at the end of April. Choose this site to be right on the York Solar System Cycleway, part of the National Cycleway Route 65 (Yorks to Selby Sustrans Route), part of the Trans-Pennine Trail. We had some great bike rides down to Selby and also into and round York. We found being close to the Park and Ride great and used it several times when visiting York on foot. Gillian met us on arrival and took us down to show us where to pitch. The grass CL area looked nice with plenty of room for 5 pitches in a row, but due to all the rain and soft ground we went on the hard standing area. This was like a little woodland clearing, being April the trees did not have all their leaves so it was reasonably bright. There were only 4 caravans or less in this area which worked well and gave everyone plenty of space, I think it would be a bit tight with 5. But keep in mind this is the winter area when the grass is wet. All pitches the hard area and the grass have electricity and own water, we put our grey waste into the dyke. In the grass area there are bushes behind. The service area was good with a good chemical loo disposal (I like that, the ones knee hight and above) We felt the site was very secure and private. There was some traffic noise from the A64 which at times was non existent when the wind was blowing in the right direction. I recommend Copmanthorpe Chippy for fish and chips and for food, apart from the main supermarkets we used Lodge Cottage Farm Shop, Crockey Hill. (excellent pies) The Balloon Tree Farmshop & Cafe along with Greyleys Jersey Milk also at Elvington There is another milk machine at Curlew Fields Dairies who also do lovely ice-cream. The milk machines were great, not Raw but unhomogenised good milk. Apart from our cycle rides I have to say Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens is well worth a visit.

HappyMum

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Reviewed on 01/06/2023 20:31

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Great site

Foss Dyke
We have just returned from two night stay owner friendly and helpful. Fully serviced hard standing pitches available for winter use and grass pitches available for better weather. Facilities kept clean and tidy with good recycling. A few minutes from York park and ride and few minutes walk into village. Would recommend.

Janette

Caravanner from Nottinghamshire

Reviewed on 18/11/2022 12:09

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