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- Well-kept park on the edge of Allerthorpe Common
- A 10-minute drive from Pocklington; York 25 minutes
- Two nature lakes and one fishing lake, plus dedicated dog-walking area
Old York Forest is a well-kept site on the edge of Yorkshire's Allerthorpe Common, a 22-acre stretch of woodland and all-round wildlife haven. As such, this spot is a prime pick for those looking to reconnect with nature and ramble through the lovely local countryside. There are also three lakes on site, one of which can be fished in if you fancy throwing some angling into the mix.
Dogs are welcome here and have their own dedicated dog-walking area. Old York Forest is also bike-friendly; there's plenty of scope for cross-country and road cycling in the surrounding countryside, and there’s a bike washing area back on site where you can hose down any mud collected while pedalling.
Whether coming with or without pets and bikes, couples, families and individuals are sure to find fine things to fill their days here. Adventure seekers can make for Allerthorpe Lakeland Park (10 minutes' drive), a 53-acre watersports centre, while those curious about the ancient city of York need only travel 25 minutes down the road.
Back on site, there's a recreation area where you can let the kids tire themselves out with outdoor games, as well as picnic spots for indulging in open-air meals. Self-catering here is simple, as there are two supermarkets in the nearby town of Pocklington (10 minutes); there are also pubs in town – and, for that matter, en route in Barmby Moor (five minutes) – if you fancy leaving the cooking to the pros.
Please note that a small number of pitches are located at the back of the campsite, a short walk from the shower block.
Group bookings of 2 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
No charcoal barbecues allowed.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.
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Electric grass touring pitch (maximum 3 adults)
Max. persons: 6 x
One Motorhome or Campervan or Touring caravan allowed per pitch
Pitch size : Max 6.0m width x 9.0m depth (19.7ft width x 29.5ft depth) Calculated area: 54.0m² (581.3ft²)
Ground type: Grass
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Would go again, really enjoyed it close enough to town but still rural
Close to all amenities
Basic campsite but was fine, for a weekend it served …
Peaceful and relaxing
It was a very peaceful Site.
Nice site ideally located, with clean facilities
Nice quiet location
Check-in: self check-in (unattended)
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Lake and/or mountain
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
Dog walk nearby
Public transport nearby
Medium (26-50 pitches)
Horse riding nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Touring and motorhomes
Water hook-up points for tourers
- Coach stations
Stamford Bridge The Square
— 5.4 miles
5.4 miles The Square — 5.4 miles
5.4 miles Rail Station Stop J — 9.6 miles
- Train stations
York Rail Station
— 9.6 miles
9.6 miles Wressle Rail Station — 10.4 miles
10.4 miles Howden Rail Station — 10.7 miles
- Ferry ports
Hull Ferry Terminal
— 27.1 miles
Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport
— 30.5 miles
Looking for a low-key way to keep the kids entertained? Let them pootle about the pool at the local leisure centre (10 minutes' drive). If you're here in the summer, you may also want to give York Maze (10 minutes) a spin – alongside the maze, there's thrice-daily pig racing to sweeten the deal.
After rambunctious farmyard thrills a calmer green space might be in order. If that's the case, try Burnby Hall Gardens (10 minutes), a splendidly scenic expanse of landscaped grounds best known for its cracking collection of lilies (you can also buy fish food, throw a handful into the lake and marvel at the the bubbling and splashing that follows).
Finally, no trip to Old York Forest would be complete without a trip to old York city (25 minutes) – check out the Jorvik Viking Centre's animatronic take on Viking Britain, stroll past the overhanging timber-clad houses of the Shambles or visit York's Chocolate Story, a museum that explores the city's long-standing connection to the sweet stuff.
- Air Museum (4.0 miles)
- National Centre for Early Music (8.9 miles)
- York Castle Museum (9.0 miles)
- Treasurer's House (9.2 miles)
- Goddards Garden (9.8 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||12 p.m. –||8 p.m.|
|Depart by:||10 a.m.|
Old York Forest cancellation policy
No refunds within 4 weeks of arrival date.
Bookings cannot be amended within 2 day(s) of arrival.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Old York Forest will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.
Payment methods accepted on the parkCash
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Old York Forest have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Old York Forest dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Old York Forest? Looking for a low-key way to keep the kids entertained? Let them pootle about the pool at the local leisure centre (10 minutes' drive). If you're here in the summer, you may … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Old York Forest?
Camping and touring Arrive: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. Depart by: 10 a.m.
- How much does it cost to stay at Old York Forest? From £22 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability