This last weekend we took the kids camping on the Yorkshire east coast at Scarborough for two nights. Before we went I plotted a walking route with a plan to walk from our campsite and end up at Scarborough Castle. You can read all about our Scarborough Castle adventure here Under Siege at Scarborough Castle.
We stayed at the Camping and Caravan club site just to the North of Scarborough with the Cleveland way footpath and views of the sea just minutes away. I’d planned to take some simple easy meals that I just had to heat up and we planned to either take a picnic or get lunch out. Best laid plans! In packing the car we found that hardly anything fit in once the tent was in the boot, add to that the coolbox and two kids sat in car seats and there wasn’t an inch of room left for camping gas and a stove. Something had to be sacrificed and we decided with only two nights away we would manage without the stove and gas.
It was only when we were reaching the campsite I remembered I hadn’t grabbed the kids toothbrushes!..........oh and the pump for the airbed and the chairs for us!
After an interesting night with what felt like gale force winds and a trip outside at 1am to put more tent pegs in, we awoke to glorious sunshine and a nice breeze. After a small breakfast from the coolbox and a nice hot shower we were ready to explore.
We found the footpath opposite the campsite that led down to the cliff edge and the Cleveland way, passing fields of gold corn. Absolutely beautiful scenery and Scarborough Castle was in the distance.
From here our route was easy following the coastal path towards Scarborough, it was quite breezy at times so we had to watch our hats didn’t fall off. Parts were quite steep and rocky and we had a few steps too, all great training for me and my Great Wall of China challenge!
Our recent Summer holiday adventure was to the St Ives Estate near Bingley, West Yorkshire and here are three things that we love about it.
2) Acres of woodland, moorland and lovely open spaces to walk in -I wondered if the school holidays would mean I wouldn’t be walking as far but so far I think I’ve had more opportunity! There are a few walks to choose from on the estate and I sneakily picked the longest! We explored the woodland and did a circular circuit following one of the colour coded trails. Lots of signs on posts so you don’t get lost. We especially loved the path that took us under the spooky bridge. Watch out for the golfers as you walk past the golf course, luckily no stray balls!
I'm a 'thirty something' Yorkshire Mum of two, recovering from two hip arthroscopies and hoping to get fit for a new challenge. My aim is to also get my kids out into the countryside and get fitter as a family. Follow my blog about hips, trips, training and getting my kids outside!
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