North York Moors

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  1. Nigel L

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    Hi all, we are getting ready to go on our second trip away in our newly acquired MH.
    We have booked a couple of nights on a site in York, and then want to head up to the Whitby area for a couple of days.
    I understand that the park and ride in Whitby has spaces allocated for motorhomes which is great, but we want Wildcamping on the moors overnight if possible.
    Anyone know any good spots on the moors, or advice if there are any issues etc.
    Any help much appreciated.
     
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    Only a few main roads across the moors. Almost every minor road will have any number of overnight pots with great views. Never had any problems - too remote for boy racers.
    Also go a bot further north from Whitby to staithes, Redcar etc.
     
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    Dont forget the "fishnchips" on the quayside.
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    We Stayed here .......

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    for lunch & a walk last summer. I think it is the old road before the A171 between Whitby & Scarborough was upgraded. You can get well away from, and out of site of, the new road. One of the legs is a cul de sac.
    There were a couple of other MH's there that looked as though they may be wilding.

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  5. Big Nick

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    Turn off the A169 towards Goathland (which was Aidensfield in Heartbeat) and head about a mile down the road. On your left there is a gravel area the Heartbeat catering buses and production vehicles used to use....you'll be fine for an overnight there
     
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    Good place.....If you park where the flag is on the map you can be seen by both passing traffic and traffic approaching from scarborough but turn right and head north for a couple of hundred yards the road dips and you are completely out of sight.
    This section of road leads to a junction back on to the main Whitby road.
    A mile or so further north is the flask inn.
    Behind the inn (originally the front off the inn) is another section of the old road.
    Go through the car park and turn right in front of the pub.
    You should be able to camp a little further on and this road also leads back onto the main road.
    Two or three miles further north you come to a left hand junction signed for Ruswarp and Whitby.
    20Mtrs or so beyond the turn, on the left, is the entrance to a slightly sunken layby where you should be able to stay overnight.
    Better to reverse in as its dead ended.
    If heading to Whitby from Scarborough then about 4 miles north of Cloughton village you will see the Falcon inn set back on the old road on the right as you come out of a long dip.
    A few hundred meters, on the right, you will see a chalk road on a left hand bend.
    It's right on the roadside but I often see vans parked up for the night.
    A few hundred meters further north there is a steep dip with a sign for Harwood Dale half way down on the left.
    There are one or two level-ish forest entrances just down there or continue down the dip on the main road and as you start to climp out there's a sharp turn on the right onto the old road, its quite steep but I'm sure its flat at the bottom near the old stone bridge....reverse in or reverse out...nowhere to turn.

    And that's about it on the Scarborough to Whitby road.
     
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    A169 Pickering-Whitby road, after the second Goathland turn there is a long straight section of road at the end of which you start to go down Blue Bank, on the right are two large flat laybys overlooking Whitby, lots of moho's overnight.
     
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    Thanks for all the replies, they are all very helpful.
     
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    Just came over the moors this evening and saw a motorhome parked up next to the white chalky area in the pic....always something parked up for the night.
    Usually a burger van parked on the T (where the red flag is) during the day from early AM.

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    image.jpeg The view at breakfast today and yesterday

    image.jpeg to Namwaldog, and Pappajohn.
    Thanks guys for your help with suggestions. Just returned home after a few days around the Whitby area.
    Visited all the suggestions, and stayed at a couple as well. The gravel area on the left as you go to Goatland, is currently being used to store road chippings, but the rest were all excellent.
    The park and ride is also very good with loads of space for MH, and excellent toilets as well.
    Thoroughly enjoyable few days
     
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    A pleasure.
    Glad you enjoyed God's few thousand acres.
     
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    Happy to help!
     
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