Staying at Abbots House Farm (bunkhouse, with camping options, see below) on the edge of the village of Goathland, which does a nice line in being picturesque (it was the main location for the saccharine-but-scenic police drama series Heartbeat and its railway station - part of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway on which steam trains still run - was used in the Harry Potter films as ‘Hogsmeade’. There’s also the photogenic Mallyan Spout waterfall). The cosy Goathland Hotel is the local pub, doing the sorts of food and drinks you’d expect.
Walkers will find loads of options, some from the door, and others nearby (it’s a 20 minute drive to the coast at Whitby (full of history and goths) and not much further to the ludicrously pretty village of Robin Hood’s Bay, endpoint of the Coast-to-Coast walk (which, according to Country Walking magazine is the second-best walk in the world)) .
No shortage of climbing too: lots of seaside routes at Smugglers’ Terrace and inland ones at Bridestones among others.
We have 12 spaces in the bunkhouse however opportunities for camping are also available.Best to pay directly to the farmer, but ensure you notify trip organiser if you're hoping to partake in lift sharing.
One of the following payments is required for this meet at the time of booking.Abbot's House Farm Bunkhouse £37.90