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  • Premier Icon martinhutch
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    If you’re there early enough, go along the road signposted ‘Storiths’ off the a59 – the minor road that goes on the other side of the Wharfe.

    After a ford and a couple of steep bits, it opens out and there’s usually some parking on the RH side. There used to be more, but the estate closed it off because they are money-grubbers.

    Alternatively by the side of the road just after the bridge at Barden Tower. Still OK for the riverside walks, but fills up v quick. You can often park on the main Bolton Abbey/Burnsall road near the Barden Tower junction too.

    the teaboy
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    the estate closed it off because they are money-grubbers

    Not sure I agree – the upkeep of the estate is bloody expensive and I understand (though can’t be bothered to go to Companies House to check) that they make very little profit from the parking.

    The cafe is another thing entirely – money-grubbers…

    As for free parking, the Addingham side of the A59 roundabout is usually ok, though a bit of a walk from the Estate.

    B.A.Nana
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    Further to Martin’s post, there’s a little parking area at Storiths for about 6 or 7 cars (on left just before Storiths). From there, it’s 600m down a road and BW to a foot bridge and the Priory.

    patriotpro
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    Brill, cheers.

    patriotpro
    Member

    Do you know of any?

    ChrisE
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    Go in the big car park (at teh bottom) tell the gatehouse man that you are eating at the Cavendish rooms (in teh car-park) then it’s free. I sometimes wave and drive through and never been stopped!

    Other way is leave car on the old bridge back at the A59 roundabout. it’s only 1Km level road to Bolton Abbey from there

    C

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    Or – drive straight across the wooden bridge from the other side! I’ve never had the nerve, of course.

    lemonysam
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    If there’s nowhere at Barden Bridge, carry on up the hill and turn right (the other end of the Storiths Rd) and there’s a few spaces on the left ~200m up the hill.

    FunkyDunc
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    Book a nights stay at the Devonshire Arms and you get free parking at Bolton Abbey 🙂

    patriotpro
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    I sometimes wave and drive through and never been stopped!

    That sounds like something off ‘the hustle’ 8)

    Cheers again all, a few suggestions to go at there.

    Premier Icon terrahawk
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    isn’t parking for the day 7 quid or thereabouts?

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    Something like that. Haven’t paid for some time. But that does get you a leaflet about the Strid Walk as well.

    fasthaggis
    Member

    Post up how you get on with the stepping stones 😉

    Premier Icon terrahawk
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    right.
    7 quid isn’t a lot is it?

    B.A.Nana
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    It’s the cost of half a pint at the Devonshire Arms.

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    7 quid isn’t a lot is it?

    It’s true – and the Duke of Devonshire certainly needs the dosh. I hear he’s still worth well under a billion 🙂

    I’d gladly hand over parking money to the Bolton Abbey Estate if it was prepared to open up more than a tiny fraction of its moors to us lot. A couple of weeks ago I came across one of their No Cycling signs planted more than a mile from the end of a public bridleway.

    patriotpro
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    I hear he’s still worth well under a billion

    If I’d have known that, i’d have not started this thread and coughed up the fee, bless his cottons (or rather silks) *cough* 😉

    johndoh
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    Pay the parking fee you tight-fisted sod.

    Premier Icon portlyone
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    Last time I went we parked in Leeds and rode there 🙂

    SiB
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    Stay at eh Devonshire Arms and its free, same if you stay at the Devonshire Fell a bit further on. Devonshire Arms very nice but very ‘stuffy’ (ass in posh), Devenshire Fell much more relaxed but still very nice with fantastic views over the village (cant remember name of village though), river and hills

    Cheaper just paying the £7 though!

    patriotpro
    Member

    johndoh – Member
    Pay the parking fee you tight-fisted sod.

    Says he who spends hours going round all the light fittings in his house instead of getting a sparky n to do it properly. @kettlecallingpot…

    Cheers again to everyone else, even your input portlyone – it’s just that trailering 3 children and 3 other adults from Leeds is beyond my cycling abilities. 😳 😉

    johndoh
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    Err patriotpro – not at all correct at all in the slightest.

    I simply moved a light fitting that resulted in a fault. The fault turned it to be a wire that had worked loose.

    Not at all sure where you see a comparison but good try ehh?

    Hmm… I got chased off a trail up to Simon’s Seat a few years ago, bloke in the Landy said I wasn’t allowed up there on a bike. He mentioned something about it being a ‘footpath’.

    Bloody jobsworth!

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