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Licensed Site. All units welcome.

Site open from 1st March to 31st October


The campsite, bunkhouse barn and holiday cottages are situated within a sheep farm, in the heart of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. Both campsite fields can accommodate tents, caravans and motor homes, and there is still plenty of space to play ball games and fly kites. Enjoy a completely clear view of the night skies, free from light interference, and experience the almost complete silence of warm summer nights.

The majority of the area is flat and level; some parts are gently sloping, with all of the fields having lots of shelter provided by high hedges and trees. There are views across the moors from most parts of the site, and there are views of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (heritage steam-operated) from some parts of the site.

The main campsite has 30 pitches, and there is an additional 60 pitches for use in busy times. There is a small meadow ideal for back packers opposite the farmhouse, adjacent to the N Y M railway.

DOGS are welcome but must be kept under control at all times on the site and can be exercised off the site.  Please note we are a farm site; bring appropriate footwear!

This campsite is a private home and business and is not owned by the camping and caravanning club.


See our how to get here page for detailed directions and public transport advice. In Goathland, the farm is sign-posted next to the Goathland Hotel, opposite Goathland Garage. The farm is about 800m along the lane. The lane, which is a bridleway, is the trackbed of the original Whitby to Pickering railway, and crosses a neighbouring farm to reach our site entrance, marked with sign boards. The camping fields are on both sides of the track, the facilities and reception are a little further on, turning left, towards the house and farmyard.



Showers, toilets, CDP, wash-up sink, washbasins and disabled/family shower room are in the building attached to the bunkhouse barn (hot and cold water, 24 hours); the building is fully lit.  There are also toilets, wash-up sink and CDP on the main site (cold water only), torch needed!. Drinking water taps (spring water) are located at several convenient points throughout the site.

Note that the site fields and their access lanes are unlit, ensure you bring a good torch / lantern!


On-line grocery orders

Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury deliver orders to the site.


Pitching Fees

Download our all season tariff here (pdf file)

Download our bank holiday tariff here (pdf file)

Adobe acrobat reader available  here if you cannot access the tariff pages.


Booking and Payments

All units welcome: tents, caravans, motor homes, folding campers etc.  Duke of Edinburgh Award groups, Scouts and Guides, recognised clubs, and organised groups are especially welcome. On arriving, please pay and register at Reception at the farmhouse, Abbot’s House, before pitching. (Sign-posted on the access lane).  Please note that refunds on camping fees are not given because of inclement weather, and you decide to leave early.

Our accommodation (Abbot’s Cottage, 'Rosedean' holiday apartment and Bunkhouse Barn) needs to be booked, with payment in advance. Most cards accepted.  Payment may be made by card over the phone: 01947 896270.  As for all holiday destinations, ensure you have adequate holiday insurance in place, if required.



Generators may be used, please ensure they are switched off around 8 pm.
Always pitch at least 6m from any adjacent unit. (Site licence regulations)
Please do not use gazebos or awnings to connect units.  Leave a fire break of at least three metres.

The North Yorkshire Moors are a high fire risk area, therefore, open fires on the ground are absolutely forbidden at any time on our property.

Please use a metal stand/enclosure for barbecues, whether gas or charcoal.  Do not light fires or barbecues inside awnings or gazebos.

All barbecues must be extinguished and quiet observed by 11 pm. This is a sensitive moor-land conservation and SSSI location; please respect the environment.

Fire points are provided for your safety and security.



Fantastic location in lovely surroundings. Couldn't fault it, good value for money.  (September 2014)

This farm site is amazing, there's so much nature and wildlife to be seen! (August 2014)

This is not the first time we've visited this lovely site and we will certainly be going again. (August 2014)

If you don't like the bugs, nature, the joys of dirt tracks, climbing rocks and seeing waterfalls and mother nature at her best, why camp? We will definitely be returning for another visit, couldn't fault the place. (July 2014)

Beautiful country and lovely site, very peaceful -  we'll definitely be back soon.  (July 2013)

Thank you for a wonderful holiday.  You all have been so nice and helpful as this was our first camping experience together.  Thank you very, very, very, very much!  (July 2012)

This is (and is advertised as) a Farm Campsite. It is not a super-plush, overflowing with facilities type of place. If you want a no frills, simple, hassle-free campsite for a few days it does the job very well. Check that this site provides what you want before you go and then you won't be in for a surprise and leave a misguided review afterwards, based on your own incorrect expectations! A good campsite, away from noisy roads (but near the North York Moors Steam Railway), with basic but clean and effective facilities. (July 2012)

Thanks for a wonderful weekend. (June 2012)

More free hot water than a five star hotel. (2012)

We loved this site we would recommend it to anyone who prefers farm type sites and we will definitely be returning. Well done Abbots [House] Farm. (August 2011)

There's plenty of space to pitch and have space around you. The facilities are great, we prefer farm campsites where facilities are in keeping with staying in the country, (August 2011)

We have just returned from a weekend stay at this site and would definitely return again. The owners were very friendly and helpful. (July 2011)

Everything was clean and well serviced although the showers were a little walk away (not really a problem). (July 2011

)For a beach day, head to Sandsend rather than Whitby. It's a long sandy beach that is rarely overcrowded, with toilets, cafes and pubs in the village area. Lots of rock pools at low tide at the north of the beach. (June 2011)

We spent a full seven nights at this lovely clean quiet site in the heart of the national park.
There is hot water wash-up, showers and more toilets at the bunkhouse under the bridge. The showers are hot and free!
(June 2011)

Abbot's House Farm | Goathland | Whitby | North Yorkshire | YO22 5NH
01947 896270

January 2017