Access Statement

Parkfoot Holiday and Park Homes is situated midway between the village of Ingleton, North Yorkshire and the small market town of Bentham, on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales with the Lake District and coastal villages approximately 45 minutes away within easy access. The park is on the banks of the River Greta with beautiful views of the Dales and Ingleborough Peak.

Access to the Park is situated just off the country road which runs from the A65 at Ingleton to Bentham. To get to the Park by public transport the closest train station is at High Bentham which is approximately a 6min taxi drive away. Bentham Station is served by Northern Rail trains from the East (via Leeds) and the North West (via Lancaster). Similarly Ingleton is served by bus services from Settle and Skipton in Yorkshire and Lancaster. A number of local taxis can accommodate disabled passengers.

The Park is set in 23 acres, bordered by the River Greta, with Jenkins and Aspland Becks running through. We have 166 holiday home pitches and 16 residential park homes.

The Park is set below the road and access to the Park is by tarmac private road down to the Reception building. This short stretch is quite steep but once on the Park the roads are level. Access to the Park is secure and operates via a VNPR system (visual number plate recognition) and our visitors’ car park also benefits from having CCTV.

We take the safety of our customers extremely seriously and, to protect pedestrians and children, a 10 mph speed limit is in place throughout the park with well marked speed humps in several locations. Wheelchairs and other mobility vehicles have no difficulty avoiding the speed humps. The road throughout the park is of tarmac with concrete footpaths to the individual pitches. Cars are parked in nearby tarmac car parks. To prevent damage to the carefully maintained landscape cars are not allowed off the roads or between caravans.

We offer a variety of pitches, some with river views or views to Ingleborough in the distance. The caravan holiday homes stand on well constructed concrete bases, with patios of paving flags (2 (2’x2’) flags wide, the length of the caravan). The park was designed to give the feeling of space and the layout means the pitches are not laid in straight rows and often interspersed with trees and shrubs to give privacy. Our holiday home pitches benefit from connection to piped gas so there are no unwieldy and unsightly gas bottles to manage or store.

Decking is allowed subject to our strict design criteria, with ramps for those needing them for wheelchair or mobility access.

Our office is open from 10 am to 3 pm Thursday through to Monday, and there is usually one staff member on the Park between 9 am and 5 pm Monday to Friday during the season February through to November. In the unlikely event that a customer needs assistance outside of these hours, an emergency service is available. However, this does not equate to 24 hour service.

We have an amenity building with Games Room, which offers a pool table, table football, table tennis, computer for internet access, Library (of books, jigsaws, videos and DVDs), Laundry (with high quality commercial washing machine and tumble drier), payphone and toilets. The main entrance is accessed up low, wide steps, but for those who require wheelchair access there is a ramp to the rear of the building with a handrail.

We do not have an on site shop but we do sell several useful items from reception such as environmentally friendly cleaning and washing products and wind up torches (ideal for emergencies). There are shops in Bentham, Ingleton and Burton in Lonsdale, all only minutes away by car.

Access to the riverside leisure area is via either a narrow stepped track with handrail or via a wide slope which is suitable for wheelchair access. The area is grassed with benches and picnic tables available for customers’ use.

We also have a small but well equipped playground, which is suitable mainly for younger children. It has a variety of equipment including rockers, baby cradle swing, children’s swings, bird’s nest swing (which is suitable for children with physical disabilities), a cone roundabout, slide, and a ‘little hamlet’ which includes a low slide, climbing frame and tunnels for the very young. A bench is provided for those who want to sit and watch.

The Park infrastructure includes digital TV cabled from a master aerial. In addition we offer Sky or Skyplus connection through the cabling, and WiFi connection to the internet is also available. Due to the remote location of the park mobile phone coverage can vary and may be weak for some networks but the phone box is always available if needed.

Fishing permits are available to fish for salmon and trout on a stretch of the River Greta within the Park.

Should you require any further information or have any queries on our access statement then please contact manager@parkfoot.co.uk and we will be happy to help.