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- Working farm on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors
- Very close to the Cleveland Way: one field from the site
- Dog-friendly site
Captain Cook fans and Cleveland Way walkers: park your pitch at friendly and family-run Kildale Camping and Barn for a North Yorkshire hiking and history base.
It’s on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors, with the Cleveland Way a mere field away, and is four miles from Cook’s childhood home of Great Ayton – you can see the Captain Cook moorland monument from the farm, along with seriously stonking views of the Hambleton Hills and Yorkshire Dales.
Kildale Camping and Barn has been a working beef cattle and sheep farm for over 60 years, and the friendly family team here can point you in the right direction for all sorts of North Yorkshire stuff, from local pubs to moorland walks. The farm has toilets, hot and cold water, and meter showers taking £1 coins. Unlimited car parking (at the farm, not by pitch) is included.
Canine campers are welcome, but please keep them on leads at all times.
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Great amenities, very peaceful and friendly hosts.
Great value and handy for the Cleveland Way
The view and the utilities available to use
Friendly, ample facilities, views
Lovely site, clean facilities, nice setting.
Lots of and good facilities, and great views
Brilliant site with decent facilities. The owner was very helpful!
Leisure on park
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on park
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Propane/gas cylinders available
Barbecue grills allowed
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Indoor pool nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Tiny (1-10 sites)
- Coach stations
Middlesbrough Bus Station
— 10.1 miles
10.1 miles Stockton on Tees: Bridge Rd Coach Stop — 11.6 miles
11.6 miles Billingham on Tees: Wolviston Rd Coach Stop — 13.5 miles
- Train stations
Kildale Rail Station
— 0.7 miles
0.7 miles Battersby Rail Station — 1.1 miles
1.1 miles Great Ayton Rail Station — 2.3 miles
- Ferry ports
Transporter Bridge South Side
— 10.2 miles
10.2 miles Transporter Bridge North Side — 10.2 miles
Durham Tees Valley Airport
— 14.9 miles
From the south:
From the A19 take the Stokesley (A172) turn-off. Stay on this road for approximately 8 miles and take the third exit off the roundabout (marked Great Ayton). After about half a mile turn right (signposted Kildale). Follow this road for approximately 5 miles and when you have passed 2 railway bridges take a right turn onto the farm lane. Turn left and go up the hill. If you get to Kildale village you have gone too far.
From the north:
From the A19 take the A174 exit and keep left. Take the A172 exit and turn right; follow this for approximately 1.5 miles. At the roundabout take the third exit and go straight over the next roundabout. After approximately half a mile, turn left onto the B1292 (signposted Great Ayton), and at the road end turn right. Follow the road until you go over a bridge and bear left. At the next junction turn left and when you have passed 2 railway bridges, take a right turn onto the farm lane. Turn left and go up the hill. If you get to Kildale village you have gone too far.
The farm is one field off the Cleveland Way. Coming from Osmotherley, the entrance is signposted before Kildale village.
Take to your feet to walk the Cleveland Way or the North York Moors, see the North Yorkshire seaside towns of Whitby et al, go surfing at Saltburn or plunge into the watersports of the Tees Barrage International White Water Centre – all within an hour at most of Kildale Camping and Barn.
Pick up the Cleveland Way at the village of Kildale for a 15-mile hike to Saltburn-by-the Sea; once there, there are more walks around the Italian gardens and wooded glens if you’re not too done in, or settle down by the fire in the 15th- century Ship Inn by the beach – possibly a much more sensible option with sore feet... The Saltburn Cliff Lift, the oldest water-balanced cliff tramway in the country, connects Saltburn-by-the Sea with the pier 120 feet below and runs daily in peak season.
Surfers and wannabes will find a couple of good surf schools and a surf shop at Saltburn, but if your watery pursuits lie in a different direction, make for Stockton on Tees and the Tees Barrage watersports centre, which has whitewater rafting lessons, canoeing, bell boating, sailing and powerboat trips.
Also from Kildale, the Esk Valley Railway takes about an hour to reach the seaside town and Goth haunt of Whitby. As well as its Dracula folklore, Whitby is known for its Captain Cook connections as it’s where Cook moved to from Great Ayton to learn the seafaring trade: take in the tale at the award-winning Captain Cook Memorial Museum at Whitby harbour. Whitby Abbey, set high on a headland overlooking the town, is also a handy stop for history sorts, and has a museum and interactive visitor centre.
- The Moors National Park Centre (7.0 miles)
- Captain Cook Birthplace Museum (8.5 miles)
- mima (9.8 miles)
- Ormesby Hall (6.9 miles)
- Mount Grace Priory (11.5 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.