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Woolley Edge services

Woolley Edge
Moto
Facilities | Rating | ReviewsWoolley Edge services
Road:M1 between J38 and J39

MAP AND DIRECTIONS
Address:Moto Hospitality
Woolley Edge Motorway Services Area
Bramley Lane
Bretton
Wakefield
West Yorkshire
WF4 4LQ
Telephone number:01924 830371
Signposted from the road?Yes - northbound as Costa/Burger King
Opened:1972
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
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The last services on the M1 heading northwards, the southbound building has been refurbished and it comes with a fair amount of outdoor room unlike the northbound side, which is slightly short of space.

Facilities

Catering: Burger King, Costa, Greggs, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme Shops: WHSmith
southbound only: M&S Simply Food
Main Amenities: Ecotricity electric vehicle charging point, Full Hou$e, Lucky Coin, Picnic Tables, Showers Motel: Travelodgebook north | book south Forecourt: BP, Shop, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme, Air1 AdBlue

Parking Prices

First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £15 and HGVs, caravans and motorhomes £21.50, or £23 to include a £10 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.

Trivia and History

The southbound services overlooks a field.

Full details: History:Woolley Edge

The Woolley Edge is actually a viewpoint in nearby Woolley.

Due to the steep hills in the area, the north-facing sliproads are very long.

A railway tunnel and coal seams run beneath the services, which made designing it difficult.

Survey Results

Use with care. Outdated surveys have been included for interest only.


In 2015, both sides of the services were rated 4 star by Visit England.

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:

Category:Rating:
Road safety and parking:Acceptable
Outdoor facilities:Acceptable
Access and indoor facilities:Acceptable
Catering:Poor
Shop:Very Good
Service:Very Good
Communications:Very Poor
Hygiene:Good
Pricing:Poor
Final Score:Acceptable

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

In 2000, the AA inspected the services and graded it "very poor", ranking it last out of 10 sampled, complaining about its food, dining area and toilets.

In 1977 Egon Ronay rated the services as "poor". He found the building "still attractive" and "cheerful", and almost praised the range of snacks, but the rest of the food and the toilets were a let-down.

Alternatives

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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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