Visiting

Map and directions

Scargill House, Kettlewell, North Yorkshire,
BD23 5HU … OS grid reference SD 978 711

Directions

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By car from Skipton (allow about 35 minutes)

  1. There are two roundabouts on the Skipton bypass (A65). From the more easterly one, take the B6265 signposted to Grassington.
  2. At Threshfield (approx 10 miles), do not turn off to Grassington village but stay on the B-road (which becomes the B6160 at this point), passing Threshfield Garage on the left.
  3. At Kilnsey (beyond the overhanging crag) bear right towards Kettlewell on the B6160 -ignore the minor road straight on.
  4. In Kettlewell, cross the first bridge over the river, pass a garage on your left, then take the next right just before the second bridge. There is a small white signpost pointing to Scargill House. At the maypole, bear right down a single-track road (please take care as this is very narrow and there are often oncoming vehicles, animals and walkers).
  5. Scargill is 1 mile further along on the left hand side. Look out for a large pair of gates with a cattle grid. The car park is at the top of the drive on the left (please do not park outside reception unless you are dropping off a disabled passenger).

By train to Skipton

  • Direct trains run from Carlisle and Lancaster to Skipton.
  • From all other major centres, change at Leeds.
  • A local service operates from Leeds to Skipton every hour. The cost is around £8 one way; allow 45 minutes on the train. (On Sundays, routes and times may differ or be affected by maintenance works.)

For more information, see National Rail Enquiries.

By coach to Skipton

  • Three national Express coaches depart on weekdays from Leeds to Skipton. The cost is around £6 one way; allow an hour and half on the coach.
  • From all other major centres, change at Leeds.

For more, see the National Express website.

By bus to Kettlewell

We can be reached by bus with a little planning and patience.

Busses run from Skipton to Grassington. The new service provider is The Keighley Bus Company.

Once in Grassington the “Upper Wharfedale Venturer” will then bring you onto Kettlewell. Please check regularly for updates and the new timetable on the Upper Wharfedale Venturer website.

  • Allow 50 minutes for the journey
  • If you let us know before you start your journey a member of Community can collect you and your luggage from the bus stop in Kettlewell. Please let us know if you alter your time/method of arrival so that we don’t send somebody out unneccessarily.
  • No evening service
  • No Sunday service
  • In the summer only, on Sundays and bank holidays only, daytime only, the Dalesbus 800 runs from York via Leeds to Kettlewell.