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. Continue reading “Whitby, North Yorkshire Coast and Moors”

A cycle down memory lane in the Club’s Archive

Anyone remember when camping and cycling were like this? When a club has a history as long as the Camping and Caravanning Club, and the Mountain Activity Section within that, chances are you won’t.

But some things never change: views of the hills, a great sunset, bicycles propped up all around, and some good old campsite nourishment.  Though, fancy a different kind of cycling outfit, anyone? And maybe the camping accommodation has become a little more complicated (or convenient).

 

It’s a Wild Life in Austwick

Wood End Farm, Austwick

17 – 20 May 2018

Thank you to the North East Lancashire District Association (NELDA) for hosting this meet. MAS Northern always has a wonderful time in this superb walking area of the Yorkshire Dales. Yorkshire Three Peaks nearby, Crummockdale and the blooming marvellous display of spring colour from the spring flowers up in the meadow behind the site.

Never can we tire of  camping at this wonderful site.

And, just a little change of scenery from our usual galleries of walking, here’s some wilder life.

And, yes, a walk!

Walk at Austwick
When the views are too good not to take a break!

Entertainment, MAS Northern style

Camping rallies are renowned for their organised entertainment. At Mountain Activity Section Northern, we’re not.

Your MAS days will be spent chatting to your heart’s content with others on a group walk (or not, if that’s what you choose).

At an MAS Northern evening, we enjoy a wild life and you will likely:

High Straggleton Farm, Whitby sunset, credit: D Hall
High Straggleton Farm, Whitby sunset, Credit: D Hall

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Location, location, location

At MAS Northern, we organise camping meets from spring through autumn in Yorkshire, Cumbria and Lancashire. Sometimes you’ll find us in northern Wales and Scotland too. Invigorating, inspiring, fresh. Great outdoors activity heaven.

MAS Northern Ambleside meet
Ambleside – J & M Allen

Our meets are usually held in green fields with a beautiful countryside view. These sites offer basic facilities: fresh water, and disposal for chemical toilet and grey waste. Your own sanitation is almost always necessary. Occasionally (but not often), our sites will have limited electric hook-up, toilets or showers.

 

We welcome caravans, motorhomes/campervans, trailer tents and tents.

We offer some of the most inexpensive camping available and you’re guaranteed a friendly welcome. All members of the Camping and Caravanning Club are welcome to attend our Mountain Activity Section meets (please bring your membership cards).