Bolton Abbey Estate Club Campsite

Bolton Abbey, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 6AN

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Bolton Abbey Club Campsite 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 Campsite 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.

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Supermarket notes:

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

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Directions

On the final approach to the site, please switch off your Sat Nav and follow these recommended directions.

From East or West turn off the A59 at Bolton Bridge roundabout onto the B6160 signposted Bolton Abbey. In 1 mile go through Bolton Priory archway (restricted height 3.3 metres and width 2.8 metres), continue for 2 miles, turn right at Strid Wood car park and the site is straight ahead. Please note 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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Lovely small site on several levels in light wood

Bolton Abbey Estate Club Campsite
Lovely small site on several levels in light woods, with ducks, pheasants and lots of smaller birds all around. Just next to Strid café and start of walks along the Wharfe. Strid on the Wharfe right next to site, is a beautiful area for walking - to Barden Bridge over and back along to Aqueduct and to site. Amazing amounts of true native wild garlic, Ramsons, bluebells, wood anemones, and oyster catchers, ducklings, other waders, moorhens, and much more. Other way along Wharfe to Bolton Abbey equally lovely, plus great cycling if lumpy to Grassington.

Kevin Blackburn

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Reviewed on 21/05/2022 18:03

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A perfect gem of a site

Bolton Abbey Estate Club Campsite
This perfect gem of a site is one we will be returning to again & again. Showcasing a sparkling spring in Wharfedale, the setting is perfect. Sheltered, immaculate, set amongst bluebell woods. The site is teeming with wildlife and birds that wander the site. Across from the site is access to the Bolton Abbey estate. You can walk the river Wharfe whichever way you turn. A beautiful priory set on the rivers bend. Pretty stone villages, a tearoom selling delicious food opposite the site entrance. The fruit scones are amazing! The warden was very friendly and efficient and had even left us a voicemail re our arrival time. We were due at 1930 & he was asking how we were doing as there is no late arrival place. We arrived at 1930 but it was nice to feel expected! The site is immaculately kept. Showers and toilets usual good CMC site standard. We absolutely loved this site. It has a magical ,peaceful atmosphere. Weve booked already for 2 visits next year. We cant recommend it highly enough. Fabulous for our cocker spaniel. Good dog walk on site too as well as miles of river walks! What's not to enjoy! If you love the yorkshire Dale's this is a perfect site. Thankyou CMC.

Tilly836

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Reviewed on 18/05/2022 20:51

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Bolton Abbey Estate Club Campsite
Yes we've been here before, I book this site for when the local company "Fat Lad At The Back" have their cycling sportive. We've been coming here since 2017 for that event as the location is superb, facilities great and wardens top notch.We cycle past the site while on the Sportive and it goes down well with fellow site users. We always walk the Stridd to Bolton Abbey or out to Barden via the Wharfe....it's stunning. Anyway... already booked for us 5 for next May's Sportive

mikexgough

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Reviewed on 18/05/2022 13:30

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Fantastic Site. Dangerous showers.

Bolton Abbey Estate Club Campsite

This should be an 5*plus review. The site is fantastic. The location is superb, in fact I would probably have to make comment on the dawn chorus being too loud! The welcome was warm and the pitch great. But there is a downside - the showers. Whilst they are warm and powerful, the cubicles are an accident waiting to happen. There is no means to keep everything dry, no means to support yourself and no way to get dry without standing on your clothes (thus getting them wet!). I witnessed people getting dry and dressed outside the cubicles so that they could hold onto something. So in conclusion, go, it is great but be aware there is a cloud in paradise.

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Many thanks for your review and we are delighted you enjoyed your time at Bolton Abbey Estate Club Campsite. Thank you for your feedback on the showers which has been forwarded to our Regional Manager. We would also like to reassure you that we do carry out Risk Assessments on the showers and we take members safety very seriously.

MikeSmallman

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Reviewed on 02/05/2022 16:32

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Fab u los site

Bolton Abbey Estate Club Campsite
Well this site has everything that we look for. Peace and quiet. Great walking from site and lovely clean facilities but the best of all are the wardens. Yvonne and Laurence are one of the best wardens we have found on our travels. Nothing is too much trouble and because a little way from shops a very well stocked store with milk bread bacon eggs toiletries and sweeties. Everything you could want. Visited the ruins of Bolton abbey and also into skipton which is fabby as you can park in Morrisons car park free for 3 hours. Cannot recommend this site highly enough but just watch the restricted bridge by the entrance. It really is tight

Rubyandtwiglet2

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Reviewed on 02/05/2022 15:39

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Before you travel

Ahead of your arrival onsite, please check our Before you travel webpage (camc.com/beforeyoutravel) for key information about roadworks or diversions and any site works that may be underway.

With our campsites busier than ever right now, we'd really appreciate your support with a few things to help everyone have a safe and enjoyable stay. Please be mindful of site arrival times (as they do vary), keep children and pets close by and within sight, and ensure you keep your speed below 5mph. Thank you!

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