Grass Pitch

UK England North East England North Yorkshire Bolton Abbey Catgill Farm Camping & Glamping

  • Sleeps 8 (max 8 adults, 8 children)
  • Pet Friendly
Including use of high quality ablution facility and kitchen (3x large fridge/freezers, kettle and microwave). Dogs are welcome at no cost. No commercial vehicles or caravans

The Owner Says

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

Suitable For

Campers, glampers, tents, campervans, families, groups, dogs – yes (camping only). Caravans and motorhomes – no.


The 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 & Drink

There'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 Friendly

The 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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Rated ★★★★★ over 113 reviews


Wonderful birthday trip

From arrival to departure, the whole experience read amazing. Stayed in a glamping pod for my and my twins birthday. Lovely welcome by the team with all the information you need and offered to assist with anything should we need them. Log fuelled hot tub was fun to get going and warmed up quickly and stayed warm until the morning. The glamping pod is warm and cosy with everything you need. We brought our PlayStation which plugs into the smart TV also. Bolton abbey walking trials and tea rooms are just a 5 minute walk away which is a perfect location. Peaceful, picturesque and professional are the 3 P’s I’d use to sum this place up! Will be back in the summer and would highly recommend this place. Thanks Catgill team! X
Dec 19, 2020 by Gary Auker Verified Review

Beautiful relaxing break

We stayed in a pod, which had everything you need for a short break. The setting of the campsites, and the pods in particular, is wonderful and service was top notch too. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff and everything was set up and ready to use. The outside area including hot tub and pizza oven were amazing and easy enough to use thanks to the handy instructions provided. Our kids loved the bunk beds and the Halloween trail that had been set up for them. We thought being able to get fresh coffee in the morning was the icing on the cake! We will definitely be coming back.

Mud bath

Do not pitch here on an electric pitch if it has rained- totally waterlogged, churned up mud, lots of vehicles getting stuck and having to be towed out by the farmer. Mud mud mud everywhere- impossible to keep out of the van, all over the floor, rising up through the awning, clothes and everything else covered. Worms in the awning. The pitches NEED to be levelled and hard standing put down. We had to leave early as we couldn’t stand being up to our necks in mud anymore. Complete rip off for campers, lovely gravelled walkways etc up the top end for pods etc. Campers subsiding the farm’s investment in new pods. Disgrace.
Oct 27, 2020 by Chris Verified Review

Lovely site & team but not winter-friendly for campervans

This location is absolutely gorgeous and well situated for a lovely bar/restaurant, Bolton Abbey and a few really lovely tea rooms. The site itself has excellent and well-kept facilities like a pot-wash block, shower and toilet facilities, a nice reception and a morning coffee shop which serves coffee and croissants between set times. The water in the shower block could be a bit warmer, but it wasn't unbearably cold even in late October on a cold morning. The shared facilities were absolutely spotless and well kept throughout our stay. The coffee shop was nice, we just hadn't been told you had to pre-order croissants so bear that in mind if you're looking forwards to a flaky, buttery breakfast! When we arrived we'd booked an electrical pitch and were advised we'd been given a "luxury" pitch and directed onto the camping field. The person who checked us in warned the field is damp so there is a risk of getting stuck, and warned us to stay on the path. We stayed on the path, but when you get to near your pitch you have to come off the path to approach it - our pitch was at the top of a super steep hill and sure enough we got stuck in the mud trying to get onto it. Thankfully the team were super helpful and towed us out, onto our proper pitch which had an excellent view (I assume this is what is meant by luxury). We ended up leaving a day early just because the grounds were so wet and muddy. I can't fault the team at all they were super friendly and helpful, and in better weather this would have been an excellent stay.
Oct 26, 2020 by Catherine Verified Review

We loved it such a beautiful place with helpful staff immaculately clean we will be back

Amazing place feels like miles from anywhere well heated pod everything you need ! Lovely hot tub and great BBQ ! Devonshire arms down the road fantastic food in the Brasserie reasonable too! Bolton Abbey so beautiful 5 mins away for a day out ! Just get it booked you'll love it !
Oct 7, 2020 by Tina Grant Verified Review
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Catgill Farm Camping & Glamping is located at Catgill Farm, Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire BD23 6HA

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Getting There

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.