Frequently asked questions

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What kitchen equipment do I need to bring?

We’ve tried to make sure the kitchens are well equipped, and all kitchens have a gas cooker with hob and oven, a generous sized gas fridge and a proper sink with hot water for washing up. We also provide saucepans, a whistley kettle, frying pan, cutlery, baking trays, proper plates, mugs and glasses (who wants to drink wine from a plastic glass?). Washing up liquid, pan scrubbers and tea towels are also provided.

Is bedding provided?

All bedding is provided, as are soft fluffy towels, hand towels and tea towels.

Do I need to bring firewood?

We provide a bag of firewood per night free of charge as well as eco-firelighters and kindling to get your fire going – this is for your log burner and/or outside firepit. If you require more firewood we can provide extra at a small charge or you’re welcome to bring your own.

What else do I need to bring?

Make sure you bring sturdy footwear, the walk down to the tents can get muddy in places – wellies are a good idea if it’s been raining. A couple of torches are also handy for moving around the site at night, we do provide a torch but it’s useful to have a couple and it really is very dark without artificial light. If you want to keep phones and devices charged it’s a good idea to bring a rechargeable battery pack (remember we have no electricity!).

Can I bring my dog?

Yes absolutely, we love dogs! We think camping wouldn’t be the same without having your furry friend with you, so there is no extra charge for dogs. We do ask though that you please keep your dog under close control and on a lead if you think they will chase livestock, we don’t have farm animals on site but many of our neighbours do.

If you think your dog is likely to get in bed with you (don’t feel bad – ours does!) then we would ask that you bring your own bedding – we pride ourselves on providing snowy white Egyptian cotton bedding and muddy paw prints are impossible to get out!

Can my kids bring ball games?

Yes absolutely! We have lots of space for kids to play. Although if you leave tennis balls unattended our dog will find them and eat them. Sorry.

Are there shops nearby?

Yes despite feeling like we’re in the middle of nowhere there’s a Sainsbury’s, an Aldi and a petrol station about 2 miles away. We’re only about 3.5 miles from Whitby town centre.

Is there a pub in walking distance?

There are 2 pubs about a miles walk down quiet lanes; the Hare and Hounds at Hawsker and the Windmill at Stainsacre. If you don’t mind a longer walk you can walk into Whitby in about 1hr 20 mins and then there are a host of lovely pubs (we recommend a taxi back – many Whitby taxis will even take well behaved dogs). There is more information about pubs and places to eat in Our Whitby Home section.

Are there nice walks direct from the campsite?

Absolutely. We are on Wainwright’s famous Coast to Coast walk which you can follow to it’s terminus at Robin Hood’s Bay or back over spectacular moorland. We’re about a mile from the Cinder Track which you can follow into Whitby or to Robin Hood’s Bay and beyond towards Scarborough. We like nothing better than a natter about walking and we’re happy to tell you about some of our favourite local walks. Again more information on nice walks can be found in the Our Whitby Home section.