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Old York Forest: Pitches

General

  • 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.

Please note

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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Reviews

8.9

Overall rating based on 84 reviews

 

89% would recommend this site to a friend.

86% would stay here again.

  88% described as Peaceful ?

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Would go again, really enjoyed it close enough to town but still rural05/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBen C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch (maximum 3 adults)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Clean and well maintained

    Disliked: 

    EHU location was a bit of a pain, 6 or so EHU points in one place so make sure you’ve got EHU extension leads available

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Showers and toilets well kept and clean, owner was friendly, …04/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding and grass touring pitch (maximum 3 adults)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Showers and toilets well kept and clean, owner was friendly, pitches were level.

    Disliked: 

    The waste disposal was very unpleasant

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Size of the pitch Greeted by a friendly lady Location …28/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding and grass touring pitch (maximum 3 adults)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Size of the pitch
    Greeted by a friendly lady
    Location was ok, good for York

    Disliked: 

    Site looked uncared for
    No hand drying facilities in shower or toilet for our whole visit
    People on the seasonal pitches generally unfriendly and made us feel like intruders. Very territorial
    Some seasonal pitches old and scruffy
    Had to ask one women behind us on a seasonal pitch to tone down the foul language which made us feel uncomfortable
    Sorry but will not be returning

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Close to all amenities19/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGordon P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch (maximum 3 adults)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Everything

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Basic campsite but was fine, for a weekend it served …15/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKarl H.Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch (maximum 3 adults)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Basic campsite but was fine, for a weekend it served us well.
    Owner friendly and came to check we were set up ok.

    For the pitch we were on and the 3 next to us, the electric points were all together so make sure u have a long lead if ur the furthest away from the hook up points. The water was also next to our pitch which could have made it hard for the pitches to get theirs.. i connect a hose to the tap which made it easier for everyone.

    A pleasant stay in all and only an hour from the coast.

    Disliked: 

    nothing really

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Really peaceful, clean toilets, would definitely stay again15/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNeil B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch (maximum 3 adults)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Quiet, clean

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Peaceful and relaxing06/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomYvette R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch (maximum 3 adults)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Peaceful site with large pitches. Close to woods. Dog walking area on park was very handy. Kerry (as always) helpful and friendly.

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It was a very peaceful Site.08/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPeter R.Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch (maximum 3 adults)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    It was a very peaceful Site.

    Disliked: 

    We were disappointed that we were give Pitch 40 which was at the back of the Field when closer Pitches were available. This made it very inconvenient at night and in the early morning to go to the Toilet and Wash Facilities and we have recommended that they fill the closer Pitches first as this would be helpful for mature couples like ourselves who have health issues. We have also advised the Wooden Bathrooms Facilities should undergo some maintenance.

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Nice site ideally located, with clean facilities25/07/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMick L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding and grass touring pitch (maximum 3 adults)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nice big level pitches, great location and lovely and quiet.
    There are some great walks easily accessible from the site and only a ten minute drive from Pocklington which has all the shops you could want.
    We had a thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing stay and are planning to return on a regular basis.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Nice quiet location25/07/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMatthew N.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch (maximum 3 adults)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Nice quiet location

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Themes

Forest

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Seasonal pitches

Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

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  • Sutton Lane, Barmby Moor, East Yorkshire, England, YO42 4DD
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 53.9190°N 0.8664°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Stamford Bridge The Square — 5.4 miles
The Square — 5.4 miles
Rail Station Stop J — 9.6 miles
Train stations
York Rail Station — 9.6 miles
Wressle Rail Station — 10.4 miles
Howden Rail Station — 10.7 miles
Ferry ports
Hull Ferry Terminal — 27.1 miles
Airports
Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport — 30.5 miles

Directions


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

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.

Must see

  • Air Museum (4.0 miles)
  • National Centre for Early Music (8.9 miles)
  • York Castle Museum (9.0 miles)

National Trust

  • Treasurer's House (9.2 miles)
  • Goddards Garden (9.8 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

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.

Payment

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 park

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Terms and conditions

Site 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.
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  • 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

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Hardstanding pitches: if you are bringing an awning, it must be pitched on the hardstanding and the car will need to be left in the car park or or at the front of your outfit if there is sufficient space.

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