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Visitor Reviews - High Rigg Farm

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High Rigg Farm
North Yorkshire   (Browse area)
YO18 7LP   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01751 460269

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Pitches: 6 Caravans + 10 Tents
Open: March To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 57 Reviews
              9/10 from 57 Reviews

Units accepted:    Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes  Glamping 

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Date of Visit: April 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Sandersadrn 1 review from this member

We stayed for two nights during the very cold spell at the end of April. On the second night we were given a quilt to use and also offered one of there camping pods if we wanted, nothing was too much trouble.

The campsite itself is in a stunning location in Dalby Forest, beautifully maintained. The breakfast rolls are really good, home baked bread, their own sausages and eggs.

This site represents what proper camping is all about and should be applauded for it.

Date of Visit: October 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Piebald pickles 6 reviews from this member

What a gem of a place. Super flat field, well kept and great services.

Toilet and shower block were super, showers always lovely and warm, and no issue with them being push button, plus had a place for shampoo etc, and plenty of hooks for clothes!

Biking was superb from the site, and was great to have a bike wash off when we got back, a little muddy!

Great site rules, just loved the peace and quiet.

Being on the farm was fab, to see the pigs etc just super.

Great owners, super place, would love to go back.

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Lordielordie 6 reviews from this member

Don't really want to tell anyone about this site!

If you want peace and quiet but with country sounds then this is the place.

Fantastic level site on grass with plenty of 'space' around you we took our dog who had a double length of tether and could play happily without upsetting those who look disapprovingly on dogs.

The farm is a great place and the farmer and his wife work tirelessly but have time to stroke our dog and chat about the farm and their animals, great animal husbandry.

Shower block and washing families are some of the best we stayed at and heated towel rail (luxury) in one shower room, plenty of room and the added bonus of a drying room. 2 washing up sinks.

Good fair rules on board outside so no ones in any doubt about what behaviour is expected, we liked the 10 pm noise curfew, other sites please note!

Good walking, biking as you would expect in Dalby Forest.

Pickering not far away for the wonderful steam railway.

Have recommended the site to friends and if we visit that part of Yorkshire again we will definitely stay there, wished we had stayed longer.

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Mollcampers 4 reviews from this member

Visited this site in June. We chose this site as it was a perfect location, situated in Dalby Forest, for what we wanted for our biking holiday. The site location was good, well sheltered and level. We wanted a nice peaceful holiday to unwind, and the bike trails in Dalby Forest were superb.

The facilities on site were good but feel there could be room for improvement. Showers were always hot but the cubicles would be better if they had been somewhere to put your toiletries and more hooks to hang your clothes and towel. The toilet/washroom had NOWHERE AT ALL to hang towels and only had two wash basins and only one in the gents. If it was a busy time of year, I can just imagine the queues. This could easily be rectified with a small stand or extra hooks. Also, the bins were not emptied for a whole week and hand wipes only replaced when we asked. They like their rules here. There is a 10. 30pm noise curfew, no problem, but one evening we were talking with fellow campers in our tent and got 'told off' twice for being too noisy! We were shocked and felt that we did not need to be treated like naughty children. The following morning we mentioned this to our neighbours and they said they had not heard a thing! A GREAT site, but as others have also said, watch out for the rules!

Date of Visit: April 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: KNW4 1 review from this member

An amazing site, which we fully recommend. The site is an immaculate, working farm with lovely views. The farmers are both friendly and helpful. Despite working round the clock, they have time to help with queries and talk to you about their animals. There is a strict 10pm noise curfew which is understandable as the farmers’ house is on the site, there are young children on site and some campers will be off early for a day of cycling

The site is level and extremely well cared for. The ground is easy to knock pegs in and children can cycle around safely. The pods are in one corner and looked clean and cosy. We didn't use the toilet and kitchen block but they were clean and adequate.

There is a barn with an open side so that you can see the cows feeding from the site and you might get to see a calf being born. There are piglets and chickens. There are also lambs which children are able to feed and a badger comes on sight at night, although we didn’t get to see it.

Food is available from the farm if you book it in time the evening before. Bacon, sausage and egg butties in homemade bread rolls, scones and meat. That’s if you can face eating bacon butties after seeing the piglets.

The forest itself is well planned and with a map from the visitors centre you can choose a route which is suitable for your own abilities. There is a bike shop to hire bikes or get bikes fixed, although it did seem quite expensive. We had our own bikes with us. The visitors centre (a mile away) has a wide range of food and drink with a picnic and barbecue areas and a children’s play area.

Thorton Le Dale is a small, picturesque village about 5 miles from the campsite. It is possible to cycle there although there is a biggish hill in both directions. It has two pubs, serving great food, three coffee shops, a NISA shop, chip shop, pharmacy, newsagent, two churches and a village green. A stream running in front of pretty cottages.

We are booked in for a second weekend soon and next year we are planning on coming for a week to ride the routes again and explore a little further afield.

Date of Visit: March 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Hull vky 2 reviews from this member

Friendly owners made you feel welcome upon arrival, the site is flat and well kept. It's situated on a working farm. There was 4/5 glamping pods for those who hate pitching tents or those who prefer heating and electricity!

The site was lovely and quiet, and sited within dalby forest. We took part in the go ape treetop challenge, and thoroughly enjoyed it.

The only thing I could criticise would be the showers. The shower block was cold, although the water was lovely and warm, so getting undressed initially was a shivering challenge.

The push button for the showers was also a bit of a joke. The water flowed for no more than 4 seconds before you had to press the button again. Maybe the owners could look into this issue?

Overall a lovely site, in a great location, especially for mountain bikers wishing to cycle dalby forest, or even anyone wishing to visit the North York moors. Goathland is definitely worth a visit, the steam railway runs there.

Although I rated the child friendliness 5/10, the site is child friendly, but there's nothing on site for them to do. No park or swings etc. However, dalby forest has an amazing play area for children with stream running through it, which would make some fun paddling in warmer weather!

Definitely worthy of a return visit!

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