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 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.

We have been working hard over the winter at Bolton Abbey Estate Club site to increase the number of awning pitches to 37, following member feedback. The site will reopen on the 29rd March 2018.

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

Prices

Extras

Price per night for extra car: £2.00

Supplements

Pitches

Touring pitch types Awning Without Awning
Standard (electric & hardstanding)

Yes

Yes

Standard (electric & grass)
Non-electric (hardstanding)
Non-electric (grass)
Serviced (electric & hardstanding)
Serviced (electric & grass)
Super (electric & hardstanding)

Nearby

Walking notes:
There are 72 miles of footpaths accessible from the site. 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: turn off the A65 at the roundabout onto the B6160 (signposted Bolton Abbey). In 3 miles at Bolton Bridge roundabout continue straight 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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Great location

We've just returned from 8 nights away at this lovely site, our second visit and certainly not our last. The relief wardens worked hard to keep everything running smoothly and did an excellent job of keeping the site and facilities clean and tidy. (Another member complained to me that there were quite a few twigs and leaves about! It's in a wooded area, and woods do tend to have twigs and leaves.) There are many lovely walks to do in the area, one of our favourites is along the river to Burnsall, and wildlife enthusiasts will be kept entertained by the variety of birds around. If you follow the path to Barden bridge and leave the woods by the little wooden bridge, your dog can be let off lead right up to the aquaduct, and if you continue right up to Barden bridge, cross the river and walk back down the other side, there's a huge field where your dog can run free. Can't wait to visit again,!
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What a great find, heavily wooded site which is full of wildlife with lots of walks. Staff were temporary but still very helpful. The facilities are very good and exceptionally clean. Though its called Bolton Abbey it is about a 3 mile walk away and parking at the Abbey is £ 10 should you wish to drive. We really enjoyed Skipton, they even have MH parking slots in the Coach street car park. other visits were the settle railway and Fountains Abbey.

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Water!

Spent 2 nights at Bolton Abbey, the site itself is situated right at the entrance of several walks in the area which give amazing views of the River Wharfe, however I did feel, in hindsight, that this is where we were supposed to walk rather than further afield on the fells - ok for a couple of days. On arrival, we luckily filled up with water as the following morning the site’s water system had failed and there were no working toilets, showers or taps working! Not the wardens fault I know and they worked like trojens to at least get the toilets working by evening ...... so glad we filled up earlier as still no showers till the following day. Don’t think we’ll return 😔
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A Little Gem!

It is no wonder that this site is so popular as it is easy to find, very picturesque and in a great location, especially if you like wildlife and walking. The toilet block is very central so most of the pitches are not too far away, unless you are in the "dip" but even then it is not that far. There is an adequate fenced dog walk where you can let your dog off the lead, with 2 entrances so you can go in one entrance and exit out the other. if you walk out of the site and down the slope towards the Strid and follow the sign to Barden Bridge, (which is about three quarters of a mile there and back to the site) there is a sign to tell you where you can let your dog off the lead and if you walk under Barden Bridge you can walk to a another bridge a little further on, cross over and walk back along the other side. It is around 4 and a half miles for a circular walk the other way around the Strid and back. There are many established trees on site which makes it very attractive but on most pitches you will get the sun for at least part of the day and for all day on some pitches. The Wardens seem very helpful and friendly and unlike some sites, there is not the almost persistent noise of grass cutting and strimming for much of the day.
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Beautiful site, fantastic walks

Just back from a one night stop to try out my new van. This site is charming, set among trees with squirrels, rabbits and duck visiting. The facilities are all excellent, shower block was clean and warm. Pitches are level, quite a feat on a sloping site. We enjoyed a walk direct from the site in either direction and will be back to explore more. Not sure about families although the dog loved it too. The only problem was that the blubber houses road was closed so we had to go a long way round.

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Site contact details

Telephone:
01756 710433

Site information

At present the A59 is closed between Harrogate and Bolton Abbey at Blubberhouses. You can still access the A59 to Boston Abbey after the A65. Ignore the 'road ahead closed' sign.