Peter Lacey – “I don’t like camping”

What happens when a man who doesn’t like camping, goes camping in Indie, the 100% Electric eDub Classic Camper Van

If I had a bucket list (that’s another story) then I’d feel like there was another big tick on it after this weekend’s trip in Indie.  We set off on a bank holiday Saturday afternoon, and took the scenic route to Hillside Camp site near Thirsk. This site is just under the rising escarpment of the North Yorkshire Moors.  Hillside is located just over 20 miles from eDub HQ, giving us the opportunity to avoid the dual carriageways. We drove with our windows full down – all part of the fun.  It also gives me the opportunity to actually look at a map to navigate rather than rely on satnavs – those were the days!

“within 15 minutes we were in our deck chairs”

We parked up in our space, plugged Indie in to charge. Within 15 minutes we were in our deck chairs on the shady side of the van.  If it had been a bit later in the afternoon we’d of had cold beer in our hands too.  We barbequed, read our books, drank that beer, and as it got dark put up the widow covers to retire to the comfort of the fold-out bed.

“a diversion…which took us up Sutton Bank”

On day two we had to cope with a bit of a diversion for a closed road, which took us up Sutton Bank.  Notorious for hold-ups and struggling vehicles we were greeted by a sign that said 74 closures this year already!  We saw a slow moving queue well before the sharp hairpin bend that usually caused the problem, and gulped.  Fortunately (or unfortunately for the cars involved) there had been a small accident.  As the cars gingerly passed the incident a gap had opened up between us and the car in front. A 25% gradient (up) should have been a problem, so we turned off ‘eco mode’ and accelerated up the hill, Indie made up the space easily.

We arrived at the North Yorkshire Moors visitor centre for a delightful circular walk to the white horse. Gliders were taking off like dragon flies on a warm summer day – which is exactly what it was.

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Whitegate Leisure Caravan and Camp Site is set in a beautiful rural location and is yet only a forty minute walk to the centre of Holmfirth’s picturesque village. The village is home to a wide variety of shops, cafes and wine bars. The famous Holmfirth Vineyard is a stone’s throw from our site and visitors can reach this in just a 15 minute walk. Guests can also expect to find some of the best views of the Holme Valley right here on site!

We have no doubt if you love the countryside and enjoy walking, cycling or just want to relax in a peaceful setting you will love our location. The famous cycling ‘Route 68′ passes along the bottom of our site and we also have some amazing and well-established walking routes right on our door step.

On site facilities include a toilet and shower block, an outdoor washing-up area, water point and blue waste disposal. We offer pitches with electric hook-up on a field that we have hardcored and then re-surfaced with grass to ensure the look and feel of the countryside is around you at all times.  We also have non-electric grass pitches for tents and well behaved dogs are welcome on site and there is Free WIFI for all visitors.

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Open all year round, we are a quiet rural site located 20 minutes south of York (dog friendly).

We offer fully serviced large hard standings for caravans, motorhomes & campervans with astro-turf awning bays and large grass camping pitches with individually hedged private grass garden for tents & trailer tents.  We have an electric hook-up & water tap on every pitch.

Our site is perfect for those seeking a peaceful & relaxing break within an immaculately clean & well maintained environment, boasting pristine shower/wc facilities, with the added bonus of having easy access to York and surrounding areas. (For any families who are looking to book, please be aware that we are a quiet site and do not have a play park/area and hence any ball or throwing games are not permitted on site).

Positioned in open countryside, we are 3/4 mile outside Cawood village which offers 3 dog friendly public houses, traditional village shop with post office/deli counter/cafe & garden centre with cafe. Supermarkets are a 5-minute car journey away. 

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Our flat grassy tent pitches offer a quiet camping experience close to 5* facilities in beautiful srroundings. Choose from electric pitches in Beeches Croft or enjoy the freedom of Cherry Meadows.

Facilities on the park include a childrens play area and football field, licensed shop, pot wash and laundry, family bathroom and shower block. Everything you need for a quiet holiday in the country.

Our centrally heated toilet block and family bathroom are maintained to the highest standards of cleanliness, providing toilets, wash basins, individual wash cubicles and free hot showers.

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