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.
Catering: Burger King, Costa, Greggs, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme Shops: M&S Simply Food, WHSmith Main Amenities: Ecotricity electric vehicle charging point, Full Hou$e, Showers Motel: Travelodge Forecourt: Esso, Spar, Starbucks on the Go, Subway, AdBlue Containers
First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £15 and HGVs, caravans and motorhomes £25. HGVs can pay £26.50 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.
Last updated January 2018.
Trivia and History
The site was privately developed by Granada, as an easy way to increase their presence without needing to tackle all the regulations that come with building a new motorway site. 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.
A 2011 extension saw it gain an M&S Simply Food, and lose the large restaurant windows.
The filling station here is operated by Euro Garages.
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 'proper' motorway junction. 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.
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.
| road becomes A1|
Markham Moor (11 miles)
Grantham North (38 miles)
|Services on the A1(M)||
Skellow (A1 northbound, 16 miles)|
Barnsdale Bar (19 miles)
Doncaster (North) (19 miles)
|Grantham North (38 miles)||Moto services||
Ferrybridge (24 miles)|
Doncaster (North) (19 miles)
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