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Wold Farm Campsite
Opened on the Yorkshire coast back in 2008, this is a site for lovers of open fields and big skies. Three-quarters of a mile up a rough track, Wold farmhouse stands in wondrous isolation on the great chalk promontory that is Flamborough Head. There are several individual camping fields, each enjoying uninterrupted views over the sheep-filled fields to both Flamborough lighthouses (new one on the left, old one on the right) with a sliver of sea to top it off. There's a new toilet, shower and pot washing facilities.
This site is an Eldorado for walkers, birdwatchers and beach lovers. Take the campsite’s private footpath to the cliffs, just a 5 minute walk away, and you can either birdwatch (puffins, gannets, skuas and countless others adorn the skies) or do the circular nine-mile walk of the entire headland, taking in no fewer than five spectacular Yorkshire coast beaches and bays along the way. Meanwhile, dipsomaniacs and those who just enjoy the odd tipple will be encouraged to learn that despite its apparently remote location, there are no fewer than nine drinking establishments within a mile and a half of the site.
There are so many things to do in this corner of Yorkshire, with Bridlington, Filey and Scarborough only a short drive away, that the owners present campers with a welcome pack. It includes info on Sewerby Hall, Zoo and Gardens (3 miles; 01262 673769) which in 2009 successfully defended its title as Britain’s Best Picnic Spot. Take along a sandwich and a flask and find out what all the fuss is about.
FacilitiesToilet and shower block. Drinking water and washing-up facilities. Exclusive to guests is a scenic path for gaining access to the cliffs. Quiet picnic area.
Suitable ForTents, campervans, caravans – yes.
NearbySewerby Hall, Zoo & Gardens (01262 673769) is a lovely spot, as is the RSPB reserve at Bempton Cliffs. You should also consider taking the ‘Puffin cruise’, which leaves from North Pier in Bridlington 5 miles away, on which you can spot puffins from late May to mid July and Skuas in September; advance booking advised (01262 850959). Flamborough Head Lighthouse, 3 miles from the site, was built in 1806 and is still very flashy today (01262 673769). Try also the fairytale-like nature trails at Danes Dyke and South landing.
Food & DrinkThere’s a pub for every taste in Flamborough and a surprising number of them given its seemingly remote location, but the one with a reputation for decent food is the Seabirds, Tower Street (01262 850242).
OpenApril – November.
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Rated ★★★★★ over 6 reviews
Peaceful stay amongst the lambs and puffins
Lovely, peaceful and relaxing
A hidden gem in a great location
Hidden gem - stunning location
Lovely area and owners
We stayed here for four nights in August 2013 and booked it based on it's inclusion in the Tiny Campsites book. The only downside to the stay was that the campsite isn't so tiny any more. It's now two fields and includes electric hook ups for caravans and tents (there are probably now 30 to 40 pitches). Unfortunately this resulted in a noisier stay than expected due to other guests and hogging of the two toilets by guests who thought it was okay to wash their hair in the sinks, despite a long queue outside by people who actually needed the toilet.
However, the owners were lovely and friendly, the views were stunning and the overall area was wonderful. There's a lot of walking to do and the headlands and sea are a definite plus. We would definitely recommend it to others but it's not one for the Tiny Campsite wanter.