Menu +

Menu -

Find us on Facebook  Follow us on Twitter
Catgill Campsite, Bolton Abbey

Catgill Farm
Bolton Abbey
North Yorkshire
BD23 6HA

01756 710247

Catgill Campsite, Bolton Abbey

Catgill is a small, family run campsite set in an idyllic location in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.  Occupying a unique position on the Chatsworth Estate the site is within a mile of Bolton Abbey and the River Wharfe.  From here 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 is 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 of which are just a stones throw away.  The area boasts numerous pubs, restaurants and coffee shops, a variety of shopping opportunities and many local seasonal events.


Catgill is now in it's 5th season and boasts 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 two large communal fridge freezers, there is also a small shop on site selling basic essentials, and 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. 

News, Events and Offers



Adults £10.00 per night

Children 3 - 15 (under 3's are free) £5.00 per night

Additional cars £7.00 per night

Gazebos/ dining tents (prior arrangement only) £6.00 / £10.00 per night

Large tent supplement (weekends only) £5.00 per night

Fire pit hire (including a bag of logs and kindling) £17.00 for the duration of your stay


Bank Holiday Supplement


Adults + £2.00 per night

Children + £1.00 per night

On the doorstep:

Bolton Abbey Priory

Full of history and legend these magnificent ruins date back to the 12th Century.

Riverside Picnic Area

A beach like area looking out over the river towards the Priory Stepping-stones across the river.

Cavendish pavilion

Riverside location, victorian style station building, hot and cold refreshments every day.

Fountain Monument

Grade II listed building a memorial with a fountain dating from 1886.

Devonshire Arms

350 year old country house and hotel Michelin starred restaurant Spa and Brasserie.

Bolton Abbey Tea Cottage

Marvelous views overlooking the Priory ruins and the river Wharfe serving morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea.

Blueberry Kitchen

Situated in the village serving soups, sandwiches and cakes.  Also offers a takeaway service perfect for a riverside picnic.

Abbey Tea rooms

Originally the old forge that has recently been refurbished, serving a variety of hot and cold refreshments.

Village ShopShop and Post Office

Stocking unusual gifts, pictures and greetings cards.

The Good Idea Farm Shop

Serving tea and coffee, selling local fruit and vegetables, award winning preserves home made cakes and hand painted furniture.

A notorious and impressive part of the Wharfe where the water fromthe normally wide and gently flowing river is forced at high speed through a deep and narrow channel.

The Bodgers Camp

Strid wood wooden animal making courses run by a skilled woodsman.

Hesketh Farm Park

Family run working sheep and beef farm animals to feed and stroke including cows, sheep, pigs, donkeys, ponies, goats, hens, giant turtles, tractor tours, straw maze and pig brushing.

Bolton Abbey-Embsay steam Railway

Steam trains run most weekends throughout the year.  Occasional visits by Thomas the tank engine and friends.

Yorkshire Ice cream Parlour

50s style diner serving breakfast,  meals throughout the dayYorkshire ice cream.

Buffers coffee shop

Café and model railway gallery.


Local village with excellent pubs serving good food and local beers.

Catgill Campsite, Bolton Abbey
Find us on Facebook