8m x 6m EHU grass pitch

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

  • Sleeps 8 (max 8 adults, 8 children)
Electric hook up pitch including use of private toilet and shower facilities from 12th April - 17th May only. 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 3 night-stay on Bank Holiday and 2 night stay on 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 132 reviews


Catgill never disappoints

We have been coming to this site for years, each year the site and staff add touches that make our visit extra special every time! Looking forward to our next visit already 😊

Absolutely fantastic few days....just what we needed!

Fab campsite with lovely facilities. Friendly helpful staff and everywhere is kept spotlessly clean. Lovely Hesketh park farm within 2 min walk my 2 boys loved it. Bolton Abbey 10min walk and Skipton about 15 mins by car. Can't wait to go back. Would highly recommend.
Jul 25, 2021 by Vicky Raine Verified Review

I honestly cannot recommend this camp site any more

I honestly cannot recommend this camp site any more than this, it's so clean and beautiful, The shower and toilet blocks are sparkling and great space too, huge full size toilets, large shower rooms with a push button shower that you just keep pressing (they were wey to hot for me or the children but we just like cooler showers) 5 hooks on the back of the doors for all you dry things then a shower tray on the wall for shampoo. There are plenty of sinks for the busy morning rush and tea time clean up. They have a fantastic kitchen room with a huge seating block in the middle, 2 fridges and a freezer to keep your items in and even labels to keep everything fresh, these were a godsend as it was roasting when we went. There are another block of portable toilets for a quick wee too on the way to the actual site, They have a tiny coffee and cake shop that sell hot breakfast cakes and cold breakfast bars and proper real coffee! It was open 7 till 9am, they also have a tiny shop in reception for essentials and neither shop nor coffee shop are expensive, we needed some tent pegs and they were £2! Huge coffee cups were only £2.50 and they have some tables and chairs to use if you eat there too, Perfect after a hot night in tents. The site it's self is amazing, car free unless your unloading or packing up so it's super safe for the kiddies to run around, there is a tiny stream that runs through the site but if you have very young children your going to be supervising them so all is good, dogs are not only allowed to camp with you but there free too! They do have to be on leads but there are walks in every direction. You can pick where you want to pick on standard pitches and your given certain ones if you want electric hookup, there are so many drinking taps too. I've never been to such a well run campsite with such lovely friendly helpful staff and such amazing facilities where we have felt safe and had so much fun.

Great stay in a glorious location

Fab camping stay. Spotless facilities, friendly staff and a great location to explore Bolton abbey! Would highly recommend! Booking for next year as soon as it opens
Jul 24, 2021 by Katie Parkin Verified Review

Not safe for young children

It's a beautiful location and the facilities were clean (although there are not many showers and toilets for such a large site so I imagine it could get very busy at peak times). The advertised shop was not running - due to Covid; it would have been helpful to have been told that in advance. However, my main concern is that the site is unsafe for younger children. We had three children aged 2-4 in our group and there were several safety issues which concerned us. First of all, the field in which we camped had a stream - as advertised - but there was a steep drop down to this with a very basic fence which the children wanted to sit on but could very easily fall through. Another steep drop was hidden behind some long grass, without any fencing or warning. Far from being a natural playground, it was actually quite hazardous and meant the children needed very close supervision; there are signs advising this, but we booked this site because it is advertised as being a safe environment for children. However, what concerned us most was when the owner came hurtling past the tents at 15mph (at least) on his quad bike - despite the 5mph speed limit. His attitude - when approached - was truly appalling: "It's my campsite I can do what I like!" Immediately after that exchange, I had to run to move my 2-year old granddaughter to safety as he sped away in her direction. It really spoiled our holiday and is a real shame, as other staff were very friendly and helpful. When the owner's response to a genuine safety concern is, "Go away and don't come back!" then I think the only option is to do exactly that. We won't be returning.
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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.