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Service stations are open with reduced facilities.

Blyth services


A1(M) at J34
(also accessible to traffic on the A1, A614 and the B6045)

Signposted from the road.


S81 8HG

map and directions


Single site located at a junction.

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Small services at the bottom of the Doncaster Bypass, or top of the Blyth Bypass if you prefer. It's no longer accessed directly from the A1, but from the new interchange next to it.


COVID-19 update: These details were updated on 11 July 2020, with changes caused by COVID-19.

Catering: Burger King, Costa, Greggs, Hot Food Menu, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme Shops: M&S Simply Food, WHSmith Main Amenities: Showers Hotel: closed Charging Points: Ecotricity Forecourt: Esso, Spar, Starbucks on the Go, AdBlue4You

Parking Prices

First 2 hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £15 and HGVs, caravans and motorhomes £26. HGVs can pay £28 to include a £10 food voucher.

Prices are paid using PayByPhone - more details. The location code is 2428.

The fees are strictly enforced by CP Plus.

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Bawtry Road
S81 8HG

🌍 Operators (Official Websites):

Trivia and History

Blyth closed entrance.jpg
The old entrance still had signs.

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Opened by Granada 1987
Re-branded Moto 2001

The site was privately developed by Granada and Esso, as an easy way to increase their presence without needing to tackle all the regulations that come with building a new motorway site. It was positioned two miles north of a small service area owned by their arch-rival, Forte.

As a result, it used their standard back-up design with a cross shape. This turned out to become much busier than expected, so when Burger King was added it was placed in the very middle of the building, rather than interrupting the small restaurant area.

The land had previously been identified for use as a shopping centre.

A 2011 extension saw the site gain a M&S Simply Food store and lose the large restaurant windows.

Junction Changes

Until 2007 Blyth was situated on the A1 southbound, but thanks to a roundabout with the A614 being just north of it and a loop road linking the services to the A614, it was accessible to traffic on both sides of the carriageway.

Roadworks have since replaced the roundabout with a flyover. The loop road's connection to the A1 has been closed (later an overflow car park) and the old exit has become two-way.

Although new road signs were erected to provide the new directions to the services from the A1(M), as of 2014 many of the old signs still haven't been removed, offering a lot of signage and wildly inaccurate directions to the exit required.

Rival Facilities

Opposite the services is the site of the old Hilltop roadside café which closed in the 1980s, around the time that the services opened. It's not clear which happened first. It was ran by Blue Star - possibly the forecourt operator - and had direct access from the A1 northbound. The owner had requested a gap in the barrier so southbound traffic could access it but had this refused.

In June 2019, EG Group opened a KFC and Starbucks Drive Thru on the other side of the roundabout. These facilities are unsigned and are competitors to the signed Moto facilities.


road becomes A1
Spital (southbound, 2 miles)
Markham Moor (11 miles)
Services on the A1(M) Carcroft (northbound, 16 miles)
Barnsdale Bar (19 miles)
Doncaster (North) (M18, 19 miles)
Grantham North (38 miles) Moto services Ferrybridge (24 miles)
Doncaster (North) (M18, 19 miles)

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