Bolton Abbey Estate Caravan Club Site

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 1 mile pass through Bolton Priory archway (width restriction 2.8 metres, height restriction 3.3 metres). Continue for 2 miles and 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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When I visited this site it was during the Covid pandemic and I did expect some changes, however, when I got there I got my cash out to pay for the site fees and the lady behind the counter refused to take it due to the covid restrictions, which meant that I had to use my credit card that I will be charged interest on. Then I asked about the TV signal as it was in the middle on no-where and I was told that I could purchase a cable to connect to the sites TV aerial, which she would accept cash for!!! Why accept cash for one thing but not the other? Just using the debit card machine meant that I would have to use my fingers to enter my PIN etc., so there would have been the same risks as if I'd used cash. She was very abrupt and it was clear that it was her way or no way. Also, despite the site being miles away from the nearest shop, there were no facilities to buy even the basics such as bread, sugar and milk etc. I did say that there was no information about this on the web site, but she insisted that there was. I checked when got home and all I found was that they accept cat or cards and I couldn't find any other restrictions. It seems that the lady was a bit of a jobs worth and would rather turn people away than accept their cash. I would never return to this site. For information - do not follow satnav guides as mine took me miles around to get from Harrogate to the site, taking me up extremely steep hills and single track roads. This was despite the satnav supposedly being made for motorhomes and was supposed to take me the best and easiest way. On my way home, I ignored it and found my way to the main road which was only a few minutes away and very easy to get to. In summary, the staff's attitude left a lot to be desired, the site was supposed to be near to Bolton Abbey, but that was a car ride away. I would not recommend.
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Great as ever

My only Caravan and Motorhome booking for this year: 2 nights from October 22nd to 24th - but it is one of my favourite sites so I was very glad to be able to get booked on before the end of the season. I was curious as to what to expect given current times: less busy than sometimes but superbly run. Facilities immaculate as ever and a very good system in place for the toilet and shower block - so long as you didn’t have a mental aberration on exit (Me!!) and forget to take your band off the pegs on the way out. Yvonne was very accepting of my profuse apologies! Thank you, Yvonne! These guys work their socks off to keep the site immaculate and Covid-safe making it possible for me and others to have a couple of days away from the relentlessness of the present. Thank you very much from a very grateful Motor-homer!
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A beautiful spot to stay.

The site is on the Bolton Abbey estate, however Bolton Abbey is a few miles away. You can walk there or take a short drive to it. Saying that, there are plenty of walks near to the site. The riverside walk is excellent, however you have to follow the one way route in places to comply with Covid rules. A map leaflet wasn’t available, so it was a little more difficult to plan. There are direction map boards in places on the route, but memorising it is a little difficult to do. We did manage it though. Good boots is very useful on most of the walks. There are easy paths as well, but does limit your walk. The site is small and laid out nicely, there are two different levels to it, but we had a pitch which was level for our motorhome. So you may need ramps for some of the other pitches. The staff were helpful and friendly and did their best to make us feel safe. Other visitors at the time were generally abiding by the rules, although on one occasion it didn’t. I had to leave the toilet block when there was more than should be in there, despite a spare holder for my band. Some people didn’t bother, but that was just one occasion, the majority did follow the rules. The toilet facilities are looking a bit tired and could do with upgrading. We enjoyed watching the ducks, pheasants and squirrels from our van which was amusing at times. We have two dogs and there is a short walk on site for them, but there are plenty of places where you could walk them anyway. Dogs do need to be kept on a lead at all times, which isn’t a problem for us. I believe it apples not just to the site, but the whole estate. Fabulous place, I would highly recommend it.
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Beautiful little spot. The welcome not great I’m afraid.

This site is in a beautiful spot with wonderful walks along the river and beyond. The site itself is nestled amongst trees with a few more open pitches if that’s what you prefer. We didn’t need to use levellers where we were but from other reviews it would appear that is an issue elsewhere on the site. The signal is non existent and the WiFi can be very iffy. However, the little tea room at the entrance to the site has great WiFi and it also sells nice coffee and cakes etc plus the staff are very friendly there. Sadly that is not the case for the reception lady at the site. Very exasperated with all manner of things. Ok we got it but it was the manner with which it was done. Not very easy to go back later and ask any questions you may have. It wasn’t the best start. Bearing in mind the site is several miles from any shops, it would have been helpful to have been able to buy a few essentials such as bread and milk? The systems in place for COVID were absolutely fine. Toilets etc nice and clean.

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Bolton Abbey

Stayed here early October and the site is lovely. Yvonne and Lawrence are a credit to the club, they rang the previous week to say water and electric would be turned off daytime 8th October and the night before they both individually came to talk to us again about the situation. They are sole wardens so with all the other jobs we appreciated their extra help. The facilities are spotless and all Covid regulations are followed to the letter. If you appreciate beautiful scenery and wonderful walks this is the site for you. Thank you Chris and Keith.

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Telephone:
01756 710433

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<p>Unfortunately this Club campsite will be closed for the remainder of 2020.</p> <p>Why not book for 2021? Only pay 5% VAT until March 2021. A 12.5% reduction on all published prices will be applied to your booking when you arrive and pay for your stay on site.</p>