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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 are 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. Full conditions of booking

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 stay, the owners were very welcoming, we had a pitch in the paddock and found it to be a fantastic spot with a stream around the edge and a direct view of the steam trains going through the farm. (July 2017)

Would highly commend - a nice quiet site with beautiful surroundings. (July 2016)

Camping in gorgeous Goathland. Nice secluded quiet campsite. Washrooms were cleaned daily and restocked with essentials. (June 2016)

.A perfect place to visit and stay. (March 2016)

Amazing and very friendly. (October 2015)

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)


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

January 2018