Pool Bank Farm
Pool in Wharfedale, Otley, West Yorkshire, LS21 1EUView on map
Why stay here ...
Our CL is situated on the brow of a hill with a view to die for overlooking the lower Wharfe valley including areas of outstanding natural beauty.
There are four large hard standing pitches with 6 foot hedges between, each one having metered electric hookup and water tap/hookup, inside the meter box is a brochure giving site details including bus timetables, local taxis, restaurants, supermarkets, footpaths, local attractions etc. The fifth pitch is on grass.
A popular walk from the site (about 3 miles) is onto the Otley Chevin and along to surprise view above Otley, with fabulous views on one side to the Pennines and on the other to North York Moors and the Yorkshire Wolds, then drop down to Otley, after some refreshments you can catch the bus back.
Otley is a market town with markets on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays and there is also an afternoon car boot sale on Sundays (if interested).
Leeds is a vibrant city and has long been described as the shopping centre of the north, and has cinemas, theatres, an indoor market, and numerous restaurants, also the National Armouries Museum, (well worth a visit). Not forgetting Roundhay Park and Tropical World, the park is some 3 square miles, with 2 cafe's and 2 lakes, electric scooters are also available for disabled visitors,
Just over the hill is Harrogate with a compact shopping centre and some nice restaurants including the famous Bettys, which is also at the entrance to RHS gardens at Harlow Carr.
You can also explore The Dales and the Washburn valley a tributary of the Wharfe which offers some of best scenic walks and drives in the area and has been described as a mini Lake District with numerous footpaths and car parks around four reservoirs with fly fishing, and white water canoeing. Continuing up the Whafe Valley which is the principal route of the "Dales Way" footpath from Ilkley to Bowness is Ilkley, Addingham, Bolton Abbey with Strid wood including the pavilion cafe / restaurant, Burnsal, Grasington, Kettlwell. Other towns you must see are:- Settle, Malham, Patley Bridge, Inglton, and Harewood House and grounds plus bird garden etc, etc. all with their own unique attractions. Not forgetting the ancient city of York which is within easy striking distance. I think you must agree that one week is simply not enough to fit all this in.
Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM
Some sloping pitches
Electric amperage: 16
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- LS21 1EU
- Lat 53.894826 / Lon -1.627136
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- Buses go to: Otley, Skipton, Leeds
- Daily public transport within 1 mile
- Nearest train station: Weeton
- Train station within 5 miles
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The description needs changing there are only 3 handstand pitches with hedges and these need tidying up . The other 2 pitches are next to each other, one is a hard stand with a drain , the other is grass neither have a tap but the cold water isn’t far . We had the grass pitch which does have a lovely view one way but from the door overlooks a hedge hiding a run down area. The grass hadn’t been cut which was a shame . Traffic noise is constant , the road to the site is steep and would be better if the long grass was cut . I personally think the £16 plus electric is quite high for the quality of the pitches .
Comment from the Club:
We're sorry that your stay at Pool Bank Farm didn't meet your expectations on this occasion. The site have confirmed that they have four hard-standings with hedges which also have electric and water. The remaining pitch is grass with electric and is close to a water tap. The road approaching the site is steep, but not excessively so and with care and a low gear, members won't have an issue getting into the site.