Whitby, North Yorkshire Coast and Moors

Yes, MAS Northern does like to be beside the seaside too. This year’s North Yorkshire coast meet took us to High Straggleton Farm. Panoramic sea views, dramatic cliffs, sandy beaches, abbeys and national walking trails. High Straggleton Farm had it all.

Coastal views from MAS Northern's High Straggleton Farm meet
Coastal views from MAS Northern’s High Straggleton Farm meet

Sitting in an elevated position between Whitby and Sandsend with panoramic views of the North Sea and surrounding countryside, it was perfect for dramatic cliff walking along  the gorgeous Cleveland Way, for enjoying a sandy beach day and exploring the sights of Whitby.

Runswick Bay on MAS northern's walk along the Cleveland Way
Runswick Bay on the Cleveland Way

The site provided access to the Cleveland Way coastal path that led right into Whitby and left towards Staithes and Saltburn. A 15 minute walk also takes you to the sandy beach stretching from Sandsend to Whitby. Buses ran into Whitby centre (about a mile away) as well as further up the Yorkshire North Coast, and many of our group walks made use of a bus return from our linear walks.


MAS Northern walking down the 199 steps near Whitby Abbey.
MAS Northern on the 199 steps near Whitby Abbey. Credit: D Hall
Whitby beach huts seen on a MAS Northern coastal walk
Whitby beach huts
High Straggleton Farm, Whitby sunset, credit: D Hall
Sunset from site, High Straggleton Farm. Credit: D Hall

Unusually for MAS Northern, High Straggleton Farm also offered EHU (electric hook up) and there was a food van open daily too.

Many thanks to Chris and Colin for stewarding this Yorkshire coastal walking meet.