Falcon Forest Glamping

UK England North East England North Yorkshire Ravenscar

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Short walk to pub
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
Hassle-free huts where pod meet pub
It was almost 200 years ago that the stony coaching inn, The Falcon, was built beside the tree-lined road between Scarborough and Whitby. Serving as a handy stopping point, horses here could rest their weary hooves while drivers could share news of the North Yorkshire trade. Today it is a place where old meets new. The same light stone exterior houses an interesting gastro-pub while, a stone’s throw away, newly built pods bring modern day glamping to an area where traditional camping has always been the norm.

While not exactly tearing up the rulebook there’s a tasteful modernisation at Falcon Forest that makes for a wonderful place to stay if you want somewhere to camp without the hassle of the tent. And of course, that famous Yorkshire hospitality makes anyone welcome in 'God's Own Country'. 

Set within an enclosed pocket of woodland, there's a similar old-new contrast about the camping area, where young sapling trees are dwarfed by the bordering old pines. On one side the trees end, replaced by a low hedge, standing before south westerly views toward Scarborough and the coast. A gravelly path leads around the 11 glamping pods. Softly lit by small lamps in the evening, the pods boast a wooden finish that seems to resonate aptly with the surroundings. Locally crafted, they have been made with a sympathy for the ethos of the North York Moors, the beautiful national park in which this site resides.

Inside the pods are unfurnished, acting as a comfortable replacement for your tent rather than a sumptuously furnished outdoor bedroom. They are well insulated by, as you’d expect in North Yorkshire, a heavy padding of sheep’s wool. During the winter months guests are also provided with an electric heater to use if needed.

From the snug confines of your pod it’s a short stroll to the adjacent stone-built washroom block, newly built to high-spec standards and equipped with family and disabled facilities. Regularly cleaned and maintained, it’s all kept with the same care as the pub, a place that has rightfully earned its place at the top of the local pecking order. From here, join the post lunch customers as they head across to the coastline, bound for the boulder-strewn bay of Hayburn Wyke. Meanwhile, back inland, a turn from the campsite straight into the trees latches upon the network of footpaths the North York Moors are so famous for. 

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Facilities

Heated shower and toilet block, disabled facilities, washing up facilities and 13 amp electric point. Lighting in pods and heaters in the winter months. Each has its own decking area. The site is peaceful and quiet with access into the woodland for exploring. No campfires but disposal BBQs available to purchase. Strictly no smoking in the pods. Quiet time after 10pm.

Suitable For

Glampers, dogs (on leads) and large groups (at owners discretion) – yes.

Tents, campervans, caravans, motorhomes – no.

Nearby

Falcon Forest Glamping manages to give the best of both worlds. Inland the footpaths, bridleways and endless space of the North York Moors means outdoor enthusiasts have a real playground on their doorstep. But those bound for the beach also have a wonderful stretch of coastline just a couple of miles away, one lesser known than other spots in the UK but no less bountiful. To the south the two sandy bays of Scarborough are seperated by the town and its waterfront castle (01723 372451), while to the north famous Whitby, with its ruined abbey (01947 603568) and 199 steps is a must when visiting the coast. The quieter climes of Robin Hoods Bay are also nearby, while rock hopping at Hayburn Wyke or cycling the old railway line provide some of the most unique sights and sounds.

Food & Drink

Onsite, breakfast packs are sold with bacon, sausages, black pudding and eggs. The Falcon Inn pub itself, 500 yards from the campsite, serves breakfast from 9am and excellent meals throughout the day. There is also a delightful beer garden during the summer. The nearest shops are Sainsburys at Whitby (15 minutes) and Proudfoots at Scarborough (10 minutes).

Open

All year, except Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Location

Contact Falcon Forest Glamping, The Falcon Inn, Whitby Road, Nr Cloughton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO13 0DY

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Getting There

The site is located halfway between Scarborough and Whitby on the A171. From the Whitby direction it is signposted on the left hand side. Falcon Forest Glamping is then 500 yards from the main road situated behind The Falcon Inn.

The X93 and 93 (0871 200 22 33) run hourly between Middlesbrough and Scarborough and stop directly outside on the main road (about 5 minutes walk).

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