- Peaceful campsite on a farm-turned-nature reserve
- A 15-minute drive to central York, and 30 minutes to Castle Howard
- Secluded pitches near the site's wild swimming lakes
Pool Bridge Farm is home to a large six-acre grass site lined with ancient oak trees. Even though you’re in the middle of the countryside, it is only a 15-minute drive from historic York and all its museums, restaurants and riverside walks.
There are three lakes for wild open-water swimming, a lakeside sauna (open from Friday to Sunday) and a lake for paddleboarding on Sunday afternoons and evenings only. Make your way to the on-site café (open from Thursday to Sunday, as well as bank holidays). As the site is a mini nature reserve dedicated to preserving local wildlife, guests also have the chance to spot barn owls and kestrels feeding next to the site.
Thanks to the lack of light pollution, the site is in a dark-skies area. You can be pottering around Rievaulx Abbey or living it up among the bright lights of York, but on a sunny evening, do try to get back to base at nightfall to indulge in a spot of stargazing while cosied up around your firepit.
Modern amenities include a well-maintained toilet and shower block a few minutes' walk from the pitches via a path along the bank of one of the swimming lakes, so take in the scenery as you stroll to the facilities (best bring a torch too).
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Facilities/activities including swimming are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 01/01 and 31/12 (subject to weather conditions).
Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.
At least one of the party members must be aged 25 or over.
This is a quiet site: no music is allowed.
If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
No electric barbecues allowed.
If reception is closed on arrival: please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.
Fires, barbecues and/or firepits will not be permitted in dry, windy and/or hot weather conditions.
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Max. persons: 6 x
One Trailer tent or Tent or Campervan allowed per pitch
Pitch size: unlimited
Ground type: Grass
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Glorious setting, tranquil a and beautiful with lovely woodland walks, …
AWESOME SITE. Will defo come again.
Loved PoolBridge. The lakes were fabulous either for swimming or …
Fabulous campsite and beautiful swimming lakes
Lovely quiet site. Only stayed one night. If the weather …
Laid back, chilled site, with beautiful surroundings
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
No dogs allowed
No pets allowed
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
Dog walk nearby
Public transport nearby
Small (11-25 pitches)
Horse riding nearby
Mountain biking nearby
- Coach stations
Rail Station Stop J
— 4.3 miles
4.3 miles Rail Station Stop C — 4.3 miles
4.3 miles Stamford Bridge The Square — 7.2 miles
- Train stations
York Rail Station
— 4.3 miles
4.3 miles Poppleton Rail Station — 6.8 miles
6.8 miles Ulleskelf Rail Station — 8.6 miles
- Ferry ports
Hull Ferry Terminal
— 32.8 miles
Leeds Bradford International Airport
— 26.1 miles
26.1 miles Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport — 29.3 miles
29.3 miles Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport — 29.7 miles
For Satnav, please use 'Pool Bridge Farm' and not the postcode, as this usually takes guests 150 metres or so past the site entrance.
You can cycle into York (30 minutes by bike) along a bridleway accessed from the farm – there’s also a regular bus service passing the farm entrance. Stroll around Roman walls, tour the Gothic Minster and check out the locomotives in National Railway Museum York. Have a flutter at York Racecourse (both 15 minutes’ drive) and spend all your winnings in the designer boutiques at Designer Outlet York (10 minutes).
Alternatively, head off into the North York Moors National Park (50 minutes) for biking and walking over glorious moorland – to add an architectural element to your rambles, wander around the ruins of Rievaulx Abbey (50 minutes) or explore follies and temples in the landscaped grounds at Castle Howard (30 minutes).
If you’ve got kids on board, Jorvik Viking Centre is a top spot for its immersive tour around a replica Viking village (complete with smells), or you can book tasting sessions at York’s Chocolate Story (both 15 minutes). Older kids might love ghost tours of night-time streets, but younger children should probably stick to the cute goats and mini-train rides at Piglets Adventure Farm (20 minutes).
- Air Museum (2.6 miles)
- York Racecourse (3.4 miles)
- National Centre for Early Music (3.8 miles)
- Goddards Garden (3.8 miles)
- Treasurer's House (4.3 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||1 p.m. –||8 p.m.|
|Depart by:||11 a.m.|
Pool Bridge Farm cancellation policy
No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.
Changes cannot be made once you have booked.
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. Pool Bridge Farm will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.
Payment methods accepted on the parkBank transfer
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Pool Bridge Farm have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Pool Bridge Farm dog friendly? No View all features
- What attractions are near Pool Bridge Farm? You can cycle into York (30 minutes by bike) along a bridleway accessed from the farm – there’s also a regular bus service passing the farm entrance. Stroll around Roman walls, tour … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Pool Bridge Farm?
Camping and touring Arrive: 1 p.m. – 8 p.m. Depart by: 11 a.m.