Bolton Abbey Estate Caravan Club Site (REF : STW)

Bolton Abbey, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 6AN

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Ideal for ...

  • 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 this North Yorkshire 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.

Check out our ViewRanger walk.

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
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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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Awesome!

Booked for a few days and stayed for THIRTEEN! First two weeks of October. I could rumble on for hours about the fantastic location, the peace and quiet, the fantastic couple that run it like clockwork, sitting outside our van watching Red Kites circle over head and the deer in the woods and the Kingfisher we saw daily down at the river but I won’t-just go and explore for yourselves.
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We managed to book a weekend mid october and despite arriving late on Friday in pouring rain we had a warm welcome from the staff and the site is beautiful and maintained to a high standard. Please remember to take your aerial extension lead as there is no TV signal and mobiles phones don't have a signal either - but this adds to the relaxing feel of the site. Will return again
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Beautiful setting.

We stayed here for 3 nights at the beginning of October with the benefit of the autumn leaves starting to change colour making the site most attractive. Unfortunately the weather was poor on 2 of the days but glorious on the other so we saw it in its various moods. The walk along the River Wharfe to The Strid and beyond Returning via the opposite bank, is a must and is relatively easy. Site staff were very Friendly and helpful and the facilities were of the Club’s usual high standard. TV reception is very poor without connection to the electricity bollards, but with that, okay. We encountered the recurring problem of speeding cars with two particular culprits taking no notice of the limit at all throughout their stay, even whilst towing! One ‘idiot’ had a young child with him. What is the matter with these people? One word of caution, the ancient stone archway at Bolton Abbey village en-route to the site needs particular care especially for owners of 8’ wide caravans and larger motor homes, as there is a mere 7” of spare room on either side assuming you position yourself centrally through the archway. Mention of this is made within the direction instructions in the Members Handbook and on the web site but in my view it should be given greater prominence to ensure members do not get caught out. We enjoyed our stay and will most probably return.
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Very poor signage of site entrance

Despite my sat nav being a Caravan Club one it did not recognise the site and the postcode wanted to send me down narrow roads. I drove past the site twice as the signage was unable to be read from the road. I only found the site as I was going to pull in and ask for directions at the cafe and spotted caravan club sign. Regrettably this was the start of a disappointing stay, I arrived in lovely autumn weather after a long drive and decided to wait for next day to explore. Unfortunately torrential rain started early evening and into the whole of the next day. Due to no radio signal on site or mobile signal allied with road closures due to cycle race I decided to cut trip short and return home a day early. Probably a good site for walking in reasonable weather but no good for single traveller in poor weather due to lack of anything to listen to or do.
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Great for dogs

This is a small site in a great location. Plenty of walking opportunities straight from the site. It is worth noting that dogs are not permitted on Barden Moor or Fell, but there are plentiful other walks and fells to explore. The site is very well kept. Some pitches are sloping so be prepared for this. Keelham Farm Shop near Skipton is definitely worth a visit for delicious local produce
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01756 710433