Tuesday, 24 May 2011

12. May Hook's House Farm Robin Hood's Bay

May 2011 Hook’s House Farm, Robin Hood’s Bay, Yorkshire

I’d read site reviews and thought this would be a good place to stay as all the reviews were good. It’s in a wonderful position, above Robin Hood’s Bay with superb views. The facilities are spotless but the field slopes a lot. The owners were on hand when we got there helping us position on big blocks and they hitched our friends' caravan up and manoeuvred it for them so it wasn’t a problem. The problem was the high winds which disturbed sleep and we didn’t even take the bikes off the rack.

sheltering from the wind- with added tequila

The walks around here are super with the coastal walk to Whitby nearby and a disused railway line and cycleway close though downhill. In true pioneering spirit, we walked down over the fields into Robin Hood’s Bay to check out the hostelries and got a breathless on the way back up. We also went into the Fylingdale Arms, ( turn left at the bottom of the field) for really nice food and beer but didn’t get so breathless on the way back as it was only two fields down and not right down the steep slope into the village. The bus stops outside about every half hour so we went into Whitby for fish and chips in Mr Chips- always a highlight of a trip there though everyone has their favourite chippie in Whitby.
We managed a barbecue despite the wind but I felt so sorry for people trying to put up tents there. It seemed that tents were pitched furthest away from the facilities too but the owners had put a kettle and microwave into the campsite kitchen but it still looked a long walk up the field to go to the loo and wash up.

We had a great time here and in Northumberland with our friends Tom and Lucille. However, despite the fabulous views, I don’t think Pete and I will be returning, as there are other  sites near Whitby which are more motorhome friendly.

Robin Hood's Bay


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