- Aug 2, 2014
- Funster No
- Since 2013
Hello. I'm hoping to make a trip up to Scotland later this year . Does anyone know of a suitable overnight (free!!) stop close to Whitby? Thanks.
They are definitely approachable.Hi sueone, depending how big your M/h is, there are spots on the moors above Whitby. (I take it as you specifically Whitby, you are taking the coastal route up, as opposed to A19 or A1(M) )
I know there are some large-ish layby's on the road heading out of Hutton-Le-Hole, up onto Blakey Ridge, - there's the Lion ph up there with a large car park who, may be approachable to you stopping there overnight.
Thought they might be, been a while since I was in there, but remember it to be a good pub; (well out of tourist season, anyways )They are definitely approachable.
Stayed there myself on more than one occasion
Ref; very unwelcome attention from locals,i have had any personal experience of this myself just passing on welcome advice from other genuine motorcaravanners who were just trying to be helpful,personally I see no point in asking for good advice and then ignoring it,so you have to make your own mind up on that one i'm afraid,your choice.
Oooer missus !Blue bank, when I lived up there was quite well known as a local 'dogging' spot (although not known by that name then).......
I don't know when you received that advice but assume that it is some years ago because things have changed in Whitby. Motorhomes are prohibited from using most car parks overnight and overnight habitation is banned in all Whitby council car parks.(snip)your only other option is on the harbour car park opposite the co-op car park but it'll cost you £6.50 for 24 hours parking,and I was assured by the council parking warden that as long you've got a valid 24 hour ticket there's no problem, because there's NO "no over- -night SLEEPING" restriction,(snip)
And this is VERY good advice, there is an 'interesting ' set of bends just past the pub, indeed it is the custom of beer garden dwellers, in the tourist months to lay bets on who will/ will not make it up and around them without crunching gears/ having a panic-y momentbut dont go down to beck hole in the mh unless you are quite small ,