Grass Pitch (35 at Catgill Farm Camping & Glamping)
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The campsite set within the Yorkshire Dales National Park is within a mile of Bolton Abbey and the river Wharfe. From Bolton Abbey the Dalesway footpath winds its way along the river passing through picturesque towns and villages such as Ilkley, Burnsall and Grassington. Only a few miles away lies the busy market town of Skipton, Gateway to the Dales.
A walker's paradise with much to explore and lots to do for families including Hesketh Farm Park and the Yorkshire Dales Ice Cream Factory both just a stones throw away. The popular Devonshire Arms is within 15 minutes walk along a beautiful country footpath. “The Dev” is the perfect place for a summers evening; with outdoor seating, good food and local beers. The area boasts many good restaurants and coffee shops, a variety of shopping opportunities and many local seasonal events.
Established in 2014, the campsite has a brand new shower block with hot showers, washbasins and toilets including a dedicated disabled/family room in both male and female washrooms. A separate facility provides sinks for pot washing and 2 large communal fridge freezers. There is a small shop selling a few basic essentials and our ever-popular fire pits are available to hire on request.
The campsite itself is part of a traditional Yorkshire farm with spectacular views across the Wharfe valley. With a small stream meandering through the site Catgill is a beautiful and peaceful setting in which to relax, the perfect place for a memorable stay in the Yorkshire Dales.
Minimum 2 night-stay on Bank Holiday and High Season (July 1st – September 1st).
About Catgill Farm Camping & Glamping
Campers, glampers, tents, campervans, families, groups, dogs – yes (camping only). Caravans and motorhomes – no.
NearbyThe campsite is on a number of excellent footpaths and those heading north will take you quickly into the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The River Wharfe meanders through the middle of the valley and just north of the village is The Strid, a notorious and impressive part of the river where the normally wide, gently flowing water is forced at high speed through a deep and narrow channel. Bolton Abbey (01756 718009) is just under a mile's walk away to the east and is free to enter (though £10 to park). Embasy & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway (01756 710614) is a similar distance to the south. Hesketh Farm Park (01756 710444), around the corner, is a pleasant family attraction: A working sheep and beef farm with animals to feed and stroke, tractor tours and a straw maze. Skipton lies just over 5 miles to the west, with a bustling high street, good pubs and restaurants plus a medieval castle (01756 792442) to visit. Ilkley's 14th century Manor House and the famous Bettys Tea Rooms (01904 659142) are also worth a visit.
Food & DrinkThere's a small shop onsite selling essentials. A few pubs and restaurants are close at hand, including the 350 year old Devonshire Arms (01756 710441) with both its own brasserie and a Michelin-starred restaurant, The Burlington (01756 718155). But it's tea rooms that are the staple here, with Bolton Abbey Tea Cottage (01756 718000) serving morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea from its splendid position overlooking the priory ruins and river Wharfe. The Victorian-built Cavendish Pavillion (01756 710245), serves hot and cold refreshments throughout the day while Tea on the Green (01756 718000), in the village, offers soups, sandwiches and cakes as well as a takeaway service – perfect for a riverside picnic. The Yorkshire Ice Cream Parlour (01756 710685) is also worth a mention. This a kooky '50s style diner serves tasty homemade ice cream as well as meals throughout the day. The quaint little village of Addingham to the south also offers several decent places to eat and drink.
Family FriendlyThe lumps and bumps of this rolling camping meadow are all a part of its charm. This is real Yorkshire farmland and with so much space, marvellous Bolton Abbey on the doorstep and Hesketh Farm Park around the corner, the kids certainly won't be complaining.
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Catgill Farm Camping & Glamping is located at Catgill Farm, Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire BD23 6HA
From Ilkley take the A65 towards Skipton, After a couple of miles turn right towards Addingham then almost immediately right again. Follow the road to the junction and turn right. Follow this road for approximately 2 miles and at the roundabout go straight on towards Bolton Abbey. In the centre of Bolton Abbey turn left (signposted Hesketh Farm Park) and proceed for about ¾ of a mile, the campsite is on the right hand side.
From Skipton or Harrogate take the A59 towards Bolton Abbey. At the Bolton Abbey roundabout take the exit towards the village, turn left in the centre of the village and proceed for about ¾ of a mile. The campsite is on the right hand side.
The Pride of the Dales bus no 74 runs between Ilkley and Grassington approximately every 2 hours from Monday to Saturday. A Sunday service on route 800/805 also runs between Ilkley and Grassington. The nearest train station is Ilkley – trains run to and from Leeds every 30 minutes.