Wild pasture camping with spectacular views and plenty of parking
Wildlife haven - look out for pheasants, hares and a deer
Three miles from Whitby; two from the North York Moors National Park
Pastures all around, wildlife snuffling about and spectacular views (up to the Esk valley and Hawsker and over to Blue Bank) – you can see why Waipori Campsite is popular with folk seeking a rural retreat in the North Yorkshire countryside...
‘Peaceful’, ‘secluded’ and ‘stunning’ are words that crop up time and again in reviews of this little site – and it’s not just the human guests that like to show their love for the place. Waipori’s owners purposely let the grass grow long in the fields to preserve habitats for the local wildlife – pheasants, owls, hares and a deer (along with lots of smaller creatures) are among those spotted around the place.
That long grass also has the dual purpose of providing plenty of privacy for the pitches, but it’s not allowed to grow entirely wild. Pitches and pathways are mown to make life easier and a second path leads to a central area with communal seating.
Essential facilities (a single toilet and a water tap with mains drinking water) are supplied, but there’s no shower so please bring your own or embrace life au naturel for a little while. Clearly such surrounds merit (possibly demand) a barbecue supper, so it’s cheering to hear that it’s easy to stock up for such things in Sleights a mile away, where there’s a small supermarket, a baker and a butcher/deli.
If the weather puts a stop to open-air plans, there’s also a pub and an excellent chippy in the village, and plenty more 10 minutes’ drive away in Whitby.
Beautifully calm and set in great views and nature.
Quiet and peaceful and a great space to take kids and friends. If you choose a perfect night, the stars are clear and the moon is bright. Would highly recommend