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.

We are sorry but electric cars cannot be charged on this CL.  The nearest electric car charging point is at our Askham Bar P&R, approx 1 mile away.

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  • Battery charging
  • 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

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Postcode:
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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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What a gem of a site!

What a find. This is an idyllic site in a lovely setting. The owner is a lovely lady who makes you feel very welcome. In the current circumstances (Covid-19) she made us aware of what she had put into place to help ensure our safety. We chose this site as it is quite close to York and there are many cycle routes nearby. It was a fifteen minute cycle ride to the centre of York, or quite a bit longer to Selby, using quiet and safe cycle routes. Bishopsthorpe is a thriving village with pubs and a supermarket. It is only a couple of minutes by car and only five minutes by bike, ideal if you want drink in a pub garden and don't want to worry about driving home. Unfortunately not everything that we wanted to see in York was open due to Lockdown, so we will be back to Foss Dyke in a couple of years. We look forward to revisiting this site.

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We had a lovely couple of nights here at the start of our staycation. It’s ideally situated and has easy access to York. We cycled in and it was really good as York has lots of designated cycle ways. The site itself is like a secret garden! You approach down the driveway and the CL opens up in a beautiful wooded glade. The pitches are hard standing with EHU and water points on each pitch. I’ve seen some reviews mention road noise, but to be honest you don’t notice it. This is another CL that we’ll definitely return to. The owner can’t do enough to help before you arrive, and personally escorts you down into the CL to show you the pitches
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Pleasant and secure site

A pleasant and peaceful site and close proximity to cycle routes and footpaths. Walking into York for the day is achievable if your a keen walker. A security electric gate is situated at the entrance to the site which is very reassuring. Well kept grass area and waste service station. Site felt very private. I most certainly will use this site again in the future and fully enjoyed my stay here. 😄
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Nice CL within easy reach of York

We enjoyed our 2 week stay at Foss Dyke over Xmas & NY. Nice grass pitches if you visit in the Summer or we were on a large, well drained hardstanding area overlooking fields and woods. Plenty of wildlife including deer, owls, squirrels (be warned though, the squirrels did chew our electric cables). Secure / gated site with easy access via a single track lane. Nearest Park & Ride into York is 1.5 miles and a huge Tesco 2 miles. Track onto pitches is a bit bumpy and muddy in bad weather but not a real problem. Good EHU & water supply with easy access to chemical toilet disposal point. Good TV reception. A couple of good pubs / restaurants about 1/2 mile away in village. For those who haven't visited York before, it is a really lovely old walled city with many shops, restaurants, bars etc. cobbled streets and a great market. A very busy city with restricted parking and lots of traffic so take one of the many P&R's that run every few minutes.

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Absolutely lovely

We had originally booked onto an alternative CL site in the York area but on arrival was disappointed, so decide to move on. After quickly logging onto the CMC app, we found Foss Dyke. A quick call and we were booked in for that evening and the following one. Gill was outside waiting our arrival. She was very helpful and informative with regards to the local village and bus/walking routes into York. Due to the size of our unit we were on the hard standing area, which suited us. Lovely spot on a secure gated site. The A64 can be heard very faintly in the distance but certainly nothing to interrupt the peace of the woodland area. Spent time squirrel 🐿 spotting. If you require toilets or showers then this is not a site for you. We thoroughly loved it and will definitely be back.
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