We have just returned from a fantastic family break at Robin Hoods Bay, North Yorkshire; and I must say, I feel like I have been abroad. Arriving at the Campsite, our pitch was postcard material the view from our tent - simply stunning. The weather over the 1st weekend started windy and ended in strong gales over Sunday late afternoon and a Force 8/9 forcast for the night; still that blew the cobwebs away as well as a few tents, and the weather remained sunny for the remainder of the week. YouTube Link of Gales
Bogglehole provided excellent rockpooling for the children, whilst the Moors provided fantastic walks and cycle rides for the fit.
Average hill was 20-25% with a 30% decent into Robin Hoods Bay itself. Goathland where the TV series Heartbeat is filmed is a short drive away with a beautiful steam railway station. We found that York was a very worth while visit but took just over an hour by car.
There was so much to see and do, we will definately be returning........very soon I hope.
Saturday, 11 September 2010
Since seeing a 50 year old igloo tent at the Karsten Tent Display in Newbury we have been sent this photo from Anthony Kent who has resurrected his. He says "I have just resurrected our old igloo. It needed new zips, replacement for a lost canvas cap and reproofing with Thompson's Water Seal. It is amazing that the tubes are as good as new. Looking Good!
A great little example!