wild camping in Whitby

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  1. weekenders

    weekenders Funster Life Member

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    Heard there is a large car park in Whitby which campers stay over night in, can anyone give us directions as not been to this part of UK for quite a few years, also heard you can park on sea front in the day time.

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    val
     
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    wild caming in Whitby , parking on the mainpay & display car park near the supermaket and railway station is ok for large motorhomes but i don`t think you can overnight there parking notices threaten a penalty for doing so.
     
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    hi val.

    you want the carpark off royal crescent.

    this is the one most motorhomers overnight on.

    do you have satnav ?

    if so the coordinates are N 54. 489600 W -0.820700.

    if you let me know which direction you will be entering whity i can give you road directions right to the entrance.

    its a pay and display and its not officially an overnight (sleeping) park but no-one bothers as long as you have paid.
     
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    there is an old church up some steps if you want to make a camp somewhere.
    havent been there since a child .
     
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    If you take the A171 from Whitby over the moors there is a National Parks car park on your left about 5 miles out of Whitby. Or the A174 along the coast there is a large grass area just before Sandsend on your right, I have seen vans in both there spots.
     
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    Yep !

    The 'old church' is still there Alan...at the top of the '199 steps'......its more famously known as "Whitby Abbey"

    The inspiration for Bram Stokers "Dracula" and also the onetime home of the saxon poet Caedmon.

    originally built in 657AD by the saxon king, Oswy, and fell to the vikings in 867AD then abandoned.
    It was then re-founded in 1078AD under the orders of the Norman, William de Percy, only to be destroyed by Henry VIII in 1540AD.

    little bit of history for you there.:BigGrin:

    unfortunatly, up there, there is only a pay and display carpark which is patrolled day and night.

    always said a lot more residents would have a sea view if they knocked 'the old church' down.
     
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    dont mean to nitpick Vera.

    its actually 11.5miles from whitby just before Scaling Dam.

    very good daily snack van on site.

    get the gutbuster hot sandwich.....the only thing it doesnt include is Rennies.

    Another good wildspot but very exposed if the winds coming off the sea.
     
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    hi jhn ,i must have counted them many times i was waiting for you to make a comment. remember i was born in donny.
     
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    never climbed them Alan.

    got more sense....i drive round.:Rofl1:
     
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    go to bluebank you can park there i always go there when im up that way come out of whityby heading towards pickering and its about 2 miles outside whitby comes up on the left hand side you wont miss it as there will be motorhomes already parked there
     
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    and for free parking all day head for westcliffe but get there early
     
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    disc zone as far as i know with a 2 or 3hr limit.

    could be wrong.:Doh:
     
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    when i was there august bank holiday i parked there from 7 in the morning to 8 at night and didnt get bothered and i always check the signs and there was no disc zones
     
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    Last time we parked on West Cliff it was still pay & display near to the whalebones but free further out. The free bit is the first to be filled of course :Smile: Never remember it being a disc zone.

    Graham
     
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    Thanks
    We will be heading north from Nottingham, think we will be on the A169 to Whitby.
    yes we have sat nav, thanks
     
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    for any one with a panel van you can overnight in car-park in sandsend you enter under the out arch ...yes you can get your van in...have to pay day parking from 9am .the best place to sea fish over the wall then if not catching just jump in bed .cafe in morning if you want a bacon butte .be there over the winter so leave me some space please :thumb:
     
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    I've often looked at that exit and thought.......Mmm i wonder?

    seen PVCs in there but not coachbuilts.
     
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    heres the directions anyway.

    at the end of the A169 (A169/A171 roundabout) turn right.

    over the next roundabout.

    at the lights...turn left.

    next r/about turn left up the hill.

    next r/about turn second left.

    then first right. (crescent avenue)

    follow to the end then turn left.

    the carpark is on your left.

    if it looks full just keep going onto the grassed area...its big !

     
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    We stayed just off the A171 going towards Fylingthorpe on Google Earth its maked as Park Gate its all of 0.6 of a mile from the A171 and the views are stunning..
     
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