3 night mid-week camp on the edge of the North York Moors
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A 3 night, mid-week camp on the edge of the North York Moors, just off the Cleveland Way. It's high summer with a chance to camp on this working farm with wonderful views of the Cleveland Hills from the tents.
We'll be staying at a small rural site with basic yet ample facilities. We can enjoy the local area with beautiful scenery right on our doorstep or explore a little further by making use of the Esk Valley railway line to do a linear walk.
Surrounded by views of the Cleveland Hills and so close to iconic spots such as Roseberry Topping (the local version of the Matterhorn!!) and Captain Cook's Monument (he was born and brought up just a stone's throw away).
The Moors are the largest expanse of heather moorland in England and the vivid pink and purple should be at its best in early August.
There'll be a choice of walks or just chilling for this high summer trip.
The campsite facilities at Park Farm include the use of a fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle and electric points (not electric hook up). This includes shared use of the newly revamped shower and toilet facilities (there may be other campers at the site - we have our own field, but the adjacent field is for general use. There is hot and cold water available to all campers. The showers operate on a meter basis taking £1 coins.
Dogs: The site welcomes dogs as long as they are kept under control and there is a charge of £1 per day per dog payable to the site owners on arrival.
Photos: All photos courtesy of Rob Mitchell or the campsite owners and used with permission.
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What to bring
Tent! You'll need to bring all your camping gear. Please avoid huge tents if you can to keep a good space between tents.
For the walks:
Hand sanitiser and a face covering: whilst we are living with Covid-19, please bring your own to events to help keep everyone safe
Water: bring at least two litres
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Day rucksack: typically 20-30 litres, they are comfortable to wear and allow you to use your arms freely
Boots: waterproof and breathable and designed for hiking, trainers are OK if the ground is dry and there’s little chance of rain
Gaiters: recommended for wet weather or boggy conditions
Socks: proper walking socks will keep your feet dry and help prevent blisters
Layered clothing: lets you quickly adapt to changes in the weather and body temperature. Go for a base layer (vest or t-shirt) and a mid layer (a micro fleece or shirt) and in cooler weather add an outer layer (a windproof jacket or thick fleece)
Trousers: ideally no jeans as they become heavy and cold in the rain, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry and on warm days shorts are OK
Waterproof jacket: essential when hiking in all but the calmest of weather, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry
Gloves: Windproof, or better still, waterproof gloves are the best choice, bring a spare pair if expecting rain
Hat or cap: stay shaded in summer
Sunglasses: for any sunny day
Snacks: bring biscuits, energy bars, gels, bananas, chocolate or dried fruit for example and put them somewhere easy to get hold of
Lunch: bring a packed lunch unless otherwise stated
Food & drink
You'll need to bring all the food and drink you might need for your stay. There is a fridge but lots of people will be using it, so please keep chilled food to a minimum.
We will not be ridiculously remote for stocking up during our stay. For example, Stokesley is a small market town that has a range of shops and pubs and is a 5 mile drive away. There's a Jet petrol station, Coop supermarket, small independent shops too.
The nearest pub / restaurant to our site is the Dudley Arms in Ingleby Greenhow, about 3 miles away. There is a tea room in Kildale village, but the status of this (at the time of writing the event page) is unknown following lockdowns.
BBQs are allowed if raised off the ground so that the grass isn’t scorched. Camp fires are not allowed.