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Middlewood Farm Holiday Park

Middlewood Farm Holiday Park

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Middlewood Farm Holiday Park

Robin Hood’s Bay, Whitby

YO22 4UF

Tel: 01947 880414

[email protected]

www.middlewoodfarm.com

Close to Robin Hood’s Bay on the North Yorkshire coast, within the North York Moors National Park. It is about a 15-minute drive from Whitby and around a half hour drive from Scarborough.

You’ll find a wide range of accommodation options – Holiday Caravans, Glamping Pods, Touring Caravan or Motorhomes and grass pitches for tents.

Check In: 1pm – 2pm

Check Out: 10am

Play Area: 8am – 8pm

Silent Time: 11pm – 7am

Dogs on short Lead

No Vehicles: 10:45 – 07:30

Check In: 1pm – 2pm

Check Out: 10am

Play Area: 8am – 8pm

Silent Time: 11pm – 7am

Dogs on short Lead

No Vehicles: 10:45 – 07:30

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Facilities

Touring & Camping

Grass pitches for Tents and hard standing for caravans and motorhomes. All have Electric Hook-ups.

Free showers, hot water, Private wash cubicles, Bath, Baby changing room, Electric shaver points, Hand & hair dryers, Dishwashing area (undercover), disabled Facilities, Laundry with washer, dryer & iron and WiFi

The Children’s Adventure Play Park is complete with full Safety Surface. There is also a grass area for games available on the Holiday Park.

Calor Gas and Camping Gas Exchange available from reception.

Getting there

Middlewood Farm is located on the outskirts of the village of Fylingthorpe.

Approaching from the South or the West head for Scarborough and then take the A171 Whitby road (well signposted). The junction for Fylingthorpe & Robin Hoods Bay is approximately 14 miles from Scarborough. Turn right and follow further brown camping signs which will bring you into Middlewood Lane. Middlewood Farm is at the end of this road.

If you are coming from the North or North West make for Whitby and then follow the A171 towards Scarborough. In approximately 2 miles you reach the village of Hawsker. Robin Hoods Bay & Fylingthorpe are signposted on the left with a brown tourist sign for a number of camping sites including Middlewood Farm. As the road starts to descend towards Robin Hoods Bay, look out for the brown sign directing you to turn right by the little church. Then simply follow the road through the village and straight over the cross roads, following the brown signs. This will bring you into Middlewood Lane, Middlewood Farm is at the end of this road.

Note this route is adequate for cars and small motor homes. Larger Motor Homes & Tourers may find this route rather narrow. In this case ignore the turning in Hawsker and carry on along the A171 approx 2 miles further and take the next turning that is signposted to Robin Hood’s Bay and Fylingthorpe.

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What's nearby

    The campsite is in a good location within the small village of Fylingthorpe. Perfectly placed to go exploring the surrounding towns and villages.

Robin Hoods Bay. A beautiful small fishing village with lots of character, steep narrow streets and an ice-cream van on its beach. Then there’s the National Trust – The Old Coastguard Station, records show that in the early 1800’s the building then on the site was a public house, later converted into 3 tenements. In March 1829, the recently established Coastguard service took over the building, originally with the aim of combatting smuggling on the Yorkshire coast. They stayed until moving to other premises in the early 1900’s. Robin Hood’s Bay Museum houses fascinating collections and displays of local interest. Entry is free.

 

The North Yorkshire and Cleveland Heritage Coast is on your doorstep. With spectacular views and cliff as well as being part of the Cleveland Way National Trail.

 

A 15 minutes’ drive north will take you to Whitby, a seaside town with a lot going on. There’s the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, in the house where Cook once lived. West of town is West Cliff Beach, lined with colourful beach huts. Then there’s the ruined Gothic Abbey which was Bram Stoker’s inspiration for “Dracula”. Nearby is the Church of St. Mary, reached by 199 steps.                      

 

A short 30 minutes’ drive south will take you to another seaside town, Scarborough.  It has two bays with sandy beaches split by a headland bearing the 12th-century Scarborough Castle. The Victorian Central Tramway funicular train links the town centre with South Bay and its harbour. The Rotunda Museum explores local coastal geology and the Peasholm Park Japanese gardens are behind North Bay.          

Read about our trip

Fresh from our first camping experience in Willowmere Camping & Caravan Park  and after a 211 mile drive, we arrived at our second campsite. We now had a swagger about us. No longer camping virgins. This was going to be a doddle.

The first thing that struck us was the size of the site. Spread over 3 fields with a combination of static caravans, motorhomes, Pods and various sized tents; it felt impersonal and our swagger quickly turned to a sheepish uncertainty. Check-in was official with lots of do’s and don’ts but it was an efficient and quick process, clearly a process that had been fine tuned over the years to cope with large numbers of check-ins per day.      

       

We pitched our small tent between two large well organised tents and surveyed our new campsite. We came to the conclusion that it was just different from our last campsite and we would need to build up a philosophical protective mindset with each new future campsite we would visit. They wouldn’t always tick every box but our love of camping would far out way any negatives.

Each night we would return to our tent. Cook ourselves a meal on our outdoor gas hob and do a spot of people watching as the sun began to set. It also gave us time to check out the larger tents and quickly realized the limitations of our tent. As it got darker and colder, our fellow campers would retreat into their tents, switch on their light, sit around a table and carry on their conversations with another glass of wine.

We would go for a shower before crawling into our little tent and lie on top of our oversized inflatable mattress. Yet we felt cosy and relaxed lying inside our little tent with all sorts of sounds echoing around the campsite. Although snoring and zips can spoil the moment.

Before we knew it, it was time to move on and although we didn’t know it at the time, our next campsite was destined to be one of our best camping memories to date.

Next stop Port Ban, Kilberry, Tarbert West Scotland 336 miles away

This was part of our Journey from Camping to Campervan 2014

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