Woolley Edge

Woolley Edge
Woolley Edge
Road:M1 between J38 and J39
Address:Moto Hospitality
Woolley Edge Motorway Services Area
Bramley Lane
West Yorkshire
Telephone number:01924 830371
Signposted from the road?As Costa/Burger King (northbound)
Burger King/Costa/M&S (southbound)
Previous operators:Taverna, Granada
Grid reference:SE300140
Services type:Two sites located between junctions, with no public connection between them.
Visit Woolley Edge Northbound/Moto's official website
Visit Woolley Edge Southbound/Moto's official website

The last services on the M1 heading northwards, the southbound building has recently been refurbished and it comes with a fair amount of outdoor room unlike the northbound side, which is slightly short of space.



Main Amenities: Ecotricity Electric Vehicle Charging Point, Full Hou$e, Lucky Coin, Picnic Tables, Showers
Restaurants: Burger King, Costa, Eat & Drink Co. (northbound only), Greggs (southbound only) Costa Express, Krispy Kreme
Shops: M&S Simply Food (southbound only), WHSmith
Motel: Travelodge[book rooms: north south]
Forecourt: BP, Costa Express, Air1 AdBlue

Parking Prices

First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £12.50 and HGVs £20, or £21.50 to include a £9 food voucher.

Prices are paid using PayByPhone - more details. The location code is 2479 (northbound) and 2480 (southbound).

The fees are strictly enforced by CP Plus.


The discreet building design.

Few bids were received to build these services, owning to lower traffic levels forecast for this section of the M1. It was eventually split into two contracts and handed to Esso.

The north-facing sliproads at the services are very long due to the gradients associated with the area. It was the first to go for a more rural design that could not be seen from the road, a theme that was continued inside. There is a railway tunnel running under the services, which had a large ventilation shaft dominating the site, that had to be incorporated into the original plans.

The roof of the building extends to the ground, which was described as "spectacular" when it opened. The design is supposed to look discreet and enclosed.

The Woolley Edge is actually a viewpoint in nearby Woolley.

As well as being the last services on the M1, Woolley Edge is the last service area alphabetically, and the service area before Woolley Edge, Woodall, is also the service area before Woolley Edge when driving up the M1. Is there anything else that can be said?

A Greggs outlet opened here on the southbound side on 26 February 2015 replacing the former EDC outlet.

Survey Results

In May 2012 and August 2011, Visit England rated the southbound services as 4 stars, saying they had the best coffee shop. The northbound side was given 3 stars.

In 2006, Holiday Which? rated the services as 4/5.

In 2005 and again in 2006, the services won a five star loo award.

The services were inspected by the AA on the 3rd and 5th of April 2004. These are their results:

Road safety and parking:Acceptable
Outdoor facilities:Acceptable
Access and indoor facilities:Acceptable
Shop:Very Good
Service:Very Good
Communications:Very Poor
Final Score:Acceptable

The services were said to have some good facilities, but they were very dirty.


Woodall (27 miles)Services on the M1 Wetherby (A1(M), 30 miles)
Hartshead Moor (M62 west, 20 miles)
Ferrybridge (M62 east, 21 miles)
Trowell (54 miles)Moto services Wetherby (A1(M), 30 miles)
Ferrybridge (M62 east, 21 miles)

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AA survey results from the Automobile Association, you can view the full report and what they were looking for in this PDF document.

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