This trip is planned around a long weekend hire, but can be extended to a longer hire by simply taking your time. They key to this eDub Trip is to plan your days out from your caravan park. All the main coastal destinations from Whitby down to Bridlington, can be reached from Jasmine Caravan Park, and back on one charge. The following is a guide to a long weekend, but the destinations can be tailored to match your desires, (or the weather!)
After pick up; you need to travel 48 miles to Jasmine Caravan Park by taking the scenic route direct to Malton.
Start by heading through Arkendale to the A168 and turn left then right towards Marton. Turn right on the B6265 then left at the Green Tree Inn to Little Ouseburn. Turn right onto Boat Lane towards the toll (approx. 20p). Turn right towards Tollerton after the toll bridge. Turn left in Tollerton towards the A19. Go over the A19 to Huby then turn right in Huby toward Sutton-on-the-Forrest.
Take the second exit at the roundabout then take the next left. Turn right just before the trees, then follow Moxby Lane then left at the end towards Sherriff Hutton. At the roundabout, take the third exit towards Bulmer then onwards through Welburn to the A64 where you turn left. Turn north off the A64 at West Knapton towards Yedingham. Jasmine Caravan Park is just south from Snainton.
Head back to the A170 from the caravan park and then east towards Scarborough. Scarborough has 2 beaches, The south beach is good for holiday makers whilst the north beach is more for walkers. Head to the centre of town and take your pick of parking. There’s a castle in town and the Sealife Centre is a few miles north. There is also a Park and Ride if you don't want to park in town.
Once you’ve had your fill of Scarborough, head west to the A171 and then north towards Whitby. Follow this road until you see signs for Robin Hoods Bay off to the right. Park in the large car park at the top of the hill. Don’t go down the steep hill into the village or you might not get out again! Robin Hoods Bay is one of our favourite places to visit and has fantastic history as a fishing town. There are beautiful walks along the coast, great pubs and cafes with an ace chippy at the bottom of the hill. Take your camera!
If you can tear yourself away from this gorgeous town, you can head north to Whitby. There’s plenty of parking in this gothic town so just follow signs. Whitby is the home of Dracula (kinda) so there’s lots of victorian edges to this town. If that doesn't float your boat, there’s a boat! An old school galleon takes you on trips from Whitby down the coast, you may have even seen it from Robin Hoods Bay. There’s also an Abbey and a kipper house if you can find it!
There are plenty of places to eat in Whitby, including the famous Magpie Cafe, then you can take the scenic route back to the camp site. Head to the A171 going west towards Gisborough, but quickly turn left (south) towards Briggswath. Enjoy the drive through the beautiful North York Moors. If Whitby was busy, you could grab a couple of sandwiches as there are plenty of stopping spaces on this route to pull over and put the kettle on. The route continues south from Briggswath down the A169, through Saltergate to Thornton Dale. Then head east on the A170 to Snainton and back to the camp site.
Day 3 is a more leisurely day and takes you to my wife’s favourite town; Filey. Start on the same route as you did the day before, heading east on the A170. This time take a right on the B1261 into Irton. Head east towards the A165 and into Filey. There are loads of great shops in Filey for pottering about so take your pocket money, there is also a lovely stroll along the beach if you fancy. There’s also mini golf, a park and great arcades.
Next, head south to the A165, then shortly turn left onto the B1229 towards Bempton. From the town, head north towards the RSPB centre at Bempton Cliffs. Here, you can view loads of native sea birds, and maybe even spot a puffin if you’re lucky.
The next step is to continue south towards Bridlington. Bridlington (‘Brid’) is an optional stop if you haven't had your fill of cute Yorkshire costal towns already. Then you can move on east, along the B1253 through Boynton and Rudston. Go over the roundabout and then turn right to Butterwick. Continue north and head over the A64, up through Sherburn to Brompton. Turn left and you’ll be back at the camp site.
Time to head home. Follow the route you made on day one in reverse. North to Snainton then round the B1258 to West Knapton and the A64. Turn right and head west and eventually take a right at Crambeck Village through Welburn. At Sheriff Hutton take the third exit at the roundabout then take a right after the cricket club once you’ve crossed the River Foss. Head to Sutton-on-the-Forrest, then Huby. Cross the A19 to Tollerton. Travel through Youlton then turn right on the B6265. Take a left at Marton, left on the A168 then immediately right to head over the A1(M). Follow the road through Arkendale, Ferrensby and Back to Farnham.