Bolton Abbey Estate Caravan Club Site (REF : STW)

Bolton Abbey, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 6AN

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  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Bolton Abbey Club Site is one of the prettiest locations on the network - it is part of the Bolton Abbey estate and located in an open glade surrounded by woodland and the glorious Yorkshire Dales.  The site attracts lots of wildlife with ducks, pheasants, other birds and squirrels often congregating around the site. Within the boundaries of the estate are some 75 miles of footpaths through moors, woods and farmlands, all easily accessible from the caravan site. The woods include some lovely dog walks. The ruins of the 12th century Bolton Priory stand on a placid curve of the River Wharf and have been painted by Turner and Landseer as well as earning praise from Wordsworth.

Skipton is a mere 8.5 miles away from the Bolton Abbey Club Site and is an historic town with traditional cobbled streets and a picturesque canal to wander along. There is also a regular street market and well preserved medieval fortress, which are a must for visitors to the caravan park. Skipton also serves as the starting point for one of England's most beautiful train journeys - the Settle to Carlisle line. The nearby pretty village of Grassington offers stunning views, gorgeous stone buildings, shops and pubs. The Yorkshire Dales is home to a variety of tearooms and cafes, offering the perfect opportunity for refreshments after a busy day exploring. Dusty Bluebells is reported to serve delicious local produce and fine teas and coffees. The Red Lion at Burnsall and the Devonshire Arms at Bolton Abbey are great options for places to eat and drink that are not too far from the site. Both pubs are an easy 3 mile riverside walk away, in opposite directions.

Facilities on site ...

  • Baby changing facilities
  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk from site
  • Dog walk on site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Gas
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: poor
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge
  • Wi-Fi rating: Bronze

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Walking notes:

There are 72 miles of footpaths accessible from the site, taking you through the Dales or along the river to Burnsall and Bolton Abbey. Leaflets are available from the Estate shop outside the site.

Supermarket notes:

The closest are Morrisons (MH access) and Tesco in Skipton, about 8 miles from the site.

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Directions

From West and East: turn off the A59 (Gisburn - Harrogate) at Bolton Bridge roundabout onto the B6160 (signposted Bolton Abbey). In about 3 miles turn right at the Club sign. The Site entrance is through double gates ahead. From South: Continue on the A65 until the roundabout with the A59, then turn right (signposted Harrogate). In 3 miles at Bolton Bridge roundabout turn left onto B6160 (signposted Bolton Abbey). In about 3 miles turn right into Site car park. The Site entrance is through double gates ahead. Bolton Priory archway has restricted width of 2.8 metres and height of 3.3 metres. Please only use these recommended directions for the final approach, due to alternative routes being unsuitable for towing. The waiting area is very restricted.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
BD23 6AN
GPS:
Lat 54.00309 / Lon -1.911556
Plan a route to this site
OS field ref:
SE059564
OS map ref:
104
Handbook map ref:
H10

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Ilkley and Grassington
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile

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Exploring the Wharfe

Stayed here 21-23 June 2019, £25 pound per night. Quite a swish site, hence the price, ablution block with showers. Also shop (of sorts). Two types of pitch, marked by coloured pegs, white “with awning” pitches and blue “without awning” pitches. We had booked a white pitch, but this categorisation is actually for caravans where the assumption is that a car will be parked next to the caravan, if you are in a motorhome you will fit onto a “without awning” pitch and still have room for an awning. We chose a spec in the far corner, number 15; there is a Montisouri school at the back of the camp site, so not a good spot on a school day! To hook up to the electricity you have to twist the plug after plugging it in; quite stiff. Remember to go back to the desk to tell them which pitch you have chosen so you can pickup your gate pass. on arrival we went for a walk up the River Wharfe to the medieval fortified Bardon tower. You walk along the south bank of the river and then over a bridge which is actually an aqueduct with water running inside the walls, along the north bank, over Bardon Bridge to the tower. Last bit is road walking, over a couple of styles to get to the tower. It’s an old hunting lodge from the 16th century. Walked back along the south bank of the Wharf. Next day we did a long walk down and up the Wharf, 6 hours. Walked along the south bank and crossed to the north, over the wooden bridge, at the Cavendish PavilionTeam Rooms (there are toilets). This is where the main Bolton Abbey car Park is, so lot of people. Followed the bank of the river till the stepping stones to Bolton Priory. Tour of the ruins and then down to the river for picnic and a sit about; then pressed on to the Devonshire Arms hotel for a cream tea. This is a rambling spa hotel, expensive, £300 bed and breakfast per night! The tea rooms are next to reception, cream tea cheapest thing on the menu at £8 a head, had one with traditional scones and one with Parkin; well worth it. We then headed back along the north bank of the Wharf, crossing over at the aqueduct to get back to the camp site. Home the next fay, fantastic weekend.
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Great location, very busy site

This site is a great location for Bolton Abbey & the surrounding area. There isn’t a dedicated dog walking area so you have to keep your dog on s lead until you can walk to an official walk. There is a little shop on site but it doesn’t sell newspapers. There is no phone signal or 3/4G, not even car radio signal! This is a very busy area to be aware you need to book early. The roads to the site are single carriage way so there is a lot of manoeuvring required. Worst of all there is a TINY arch you need to navigate through on the road into the site which is also single carriage. I have a very wide unit & only got through with inches to spare- not looking forward to going back through there. The pitches are very close together on this site so not much space for manoeuvring a large unit into place. Only marked down due to access road & small pitches. Site staff friendly.
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Perfect location for walking !

Visited a number of times and it remains our favourite site. Access to beautiful walks , good food and very helpful people in the community . The wardens are excellent , nothing is too much trouble .
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Nice, Compact site in a great setting

This is a small site and all the better for it. It is set in a fantastic location with some walks right outside the front gate and the River Wharfe running close to one side. Facilities are clean and just about the right size for the site. The wardens are helpful and responsive. My only reservation is that by telling you all how good this site is, it will make my booking it in future that little bit harder.

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Small but Grand

Recently spent four days on this wonderful site. It really couldn't go wrong in such an amazing location, being Wharfedale and the Bolton Abbey Estate. The site itself, presumably restricted by Cavendish "do's and don't's", was small and extremely well maintained. The two stewards responsible for this were approachable and extremely helpful, particularly when we had a minor, and what turned out an embarrassingly simple, motorhome issue. They are to be commended. Actually, the Cavendish "do's and don't's" do contribute, we think, to making the surrounding area quite spectacular. There is an abundance of "easy" walking mostly, in our case, by the River Wharfe and, when motorised travel was required, the splendid Grassington and Skipton were easily accessible, as was the previously unknown (to us) village of Appletreewick. For our doggy friends, the dog walk was well placed, fenced and gated and sufficient for plenty of carefree exercise, following the more serious riverside walks. So, a completely enjoyable experience had by all and one that we intend to repeat later in the year.
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