If wintry evenings snuggled up by the fire are starting to lose their shine, then no problem. With the warmth of spring we’re ready to get you back out and about experiencing nature up close, by camping. One thing Yorkshire has plenty of is camping grounds – you are literally spoilt for choice – so figuring out where to go can be tricky. We’ve selected our top camping spots to visit this Spring.
The Hideaway at Baxby Manor
A little bit of a secret hidden gem is this 40-pitch small site not far from Husthwaite village. Take your pick between bringing and pitching your own tent, or enjoy glamping in one of the bell tents or Ecopods. Surrounded by the farm, and with a little stream alongside the camping field, and a nightly 11pm noise curfew, this is a family-friendly site. It’s ideal as a base for exploring North Yorkshire, and perfect for a weekend getaway.
Couples Glamping at Hillside
Although a caravan park, Hillside, which is not far from Thirsk, has some brand-spanking-new Glamping Mega Pods suitable for couples. This is more than your normal glamping – these mega pods come not only with a good-sized double bed, but also with a kitchenette, sitting and dining area. Perfect for a romantic retreat and for keeping the nip out of the night during the chillier spring weather. Thanks to the caravan park, the on-site amenities are high quality
Hooks House Farm
Hooks House Farm is a clifftop campsite not far from Robin Hood’s Bay between Whitby and Scarborough. With views over the bay and a tranquil family feel, this is a treasure of a camp site. Amenities are good but basic, with everything you need. This is very much a family site, and as such groups aren’t permitted.
Pinewood Park Camping and Glamping
Not far at all from Scarborough, but still delightfully rural, is Pinewood Park, which offers a huge range of choice to take your camping fancy. This is a big site, so amenities reflect that, but it has been carefully broken up in to distinct zones. Take your pick from glamping with a hot tub, Cowboy Camping Shacks, Western Wagons, Cabins, or if you’re a basics camper, then you can pitch your own. Nearby is all the fun of Scarborough and its beaches.
In the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, and reopening for the season at Easter, is Catgill Camping, set within the Chatsworth Estate. It is a traditional but beautifully new camping ground for thoroughbred campers. The scenery around the camping field is breathtaking, and you can’t fail to relax and unwind here. The picturesque Bolton Abbey is just a stone’s throw away. The facilities are top-class and there is an onsite shop for anything you need.
Make the most of camping this spring by booking early and taking your pick. Many of the best sites book up quickly as we’re in such a tourist hot spot, so don’t miss your chance.