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Shawn Riggs Certificated Site
Glen Esk Road
North Yorkshire   (Browse area)
YO22 5HL
Tel: 01947 604949  or  07776 052386
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Open: 01/01/2022 to 31/12/2022

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 19 Reviews
                8/10 from 19 Reviews

 No Tents   Caravan Pitches   Motorhome Pitches   Small Campervans 
 No Glamping Units   No Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   No Seasonal Pitches 
 Electric Hookups   Hardstanding Pitches   No Fully Serviced Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome 
 No Toilets   No Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   No Laundry   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge    Motorhome Point   No Wifi Access 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway <1 mile 
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing <1 mile   Wild Swimming <5 miles   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   No Cycle Hire   No Golf   No Tennis 
 Beach <5 miles   Watersports <10 miles   Boat Launch / Mooring <5 miles 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <1 mile  Offroad Dog Walk On Site or Direct Access 

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Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Wongone 1 review from this member

 Great little site friendly helpful owners, walk into whitby spot the seals on the esk, lovely place lots of nice countryside to wald or drive.

Bit of a steep approach to site from both sides of ruswarp, but easy to find and turn into located on river esk. 

Date of Visit: May 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Jeffkirk 2 reviews from this member

 Great little 5 van site with 16 amp electric. No toilets or showers (use your own facilities), waste disposal and water points are easy access. Owner was great and very helpful with local knowledge. All in all a great site with easy access into whitby 

Date of Visit: February 2016 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Ymac 13 reviews from this member

 We liked this site because of it's easy access to Whitby. Only a mile walk along the riverside where we saw a seal sunbathing. Thought our eyes were playing tricks. Basic site with no motorhome grey waste disposal and we had to use watering can from riverside tap to fill water tank as the other tap was next to chemical disposal. To access the site you have to stop on road to open and latch back gate so best to arrive/leave in daylight. Train and taxi both handy for Whitby so walking busy road not necessary. 

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Beerstalker 12 reviews from this member

 Stayed for 9 nights during folk week. This is a lovely little site and handy for motorhomers as there is a half hourly bus into Whitby during the day or use the train - both within half a mile and near a pub with excellent beer. The walk along the track is about twenty minutes into Whitby. The site is adequately sized for 5 vans or motorhomes with two on one side of a central roadway and three on the other. Electrics are full 16 amp. Pitches are not marked but common sense is used. Access is good. Surface is all stoned (but not the little ones that tread in!). There isn't much sun until midday at least due to the trees. The central roadway gives access to some statics - up a slope behind trees and can't be seen and the people we met from them were very friendly. There are no locked barriers but the locality is very quiet and we were not concerned about security. The owner is very helpful and a phone call away. Note earlier comments about the stream at the side - steep drop, unfenced and tidal. 

Date of Visit: May 2013 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Bmsq 2 reviews from this member

 This is a lovely site, quiet and tidy. Small site with electric hook up and water and waste disposal. Considering we arrived in mist and had a night of torrential rain and the beck at the side was in full flow with a very fast flowing river across the road, the hard standing was dry and firm, good drainage. Loads of space for our 30 foot motorhome. A lovely walk on the cinder path to Whitby and you could cycle to Robin Hoods Bay and Scarborough if you felt the need. The walk over the old railway track and seeing the view over to the Abbey was spectacular. Just take care on the walk up the road to the cinder path the road is a short cut for some rather fast drivers.

Recommend the north yorks railway steam train trips, the steam trains can also be seen from the site.

Can't wait to go back again. 


Date of Visit: May 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Yvonnetomlin 8 reviews from this member

 We (2 seniors) had booked this site for a 3 week period. Our son, his wife and our 5yr old granddaughter were joining us with a tent for the Bank Holiday. It has a perfect location as it is a 30 minute walk alongside the railway track and the river Esk, which is lovely down into Whitby. Buses also run about every half hour. The village of Ruswarp, pronounced Rusup has a very good butcher, a pub which serves food and a well stocked shop.

The small site is surrounded on three sides by beautiful trees and the owners have planted a beech hedge along the road side boundary. When you drive on at first it feels a bit like a gravel car park! It had electrics and waste disposal and water within easy reach.

However, the site is a nightmare for parents of small children who are adventurous and who like to wander. You cannot open the caravan door and let children just go. A stream runs through the site and after rain this became a raging torrent. It is down an very high and very steep bank with no fence. The stream then runs directly into the fast running Esk which is just across the road.

The owners are really lovely and didn't charge my son and family because they were using our facilities. We are lucky that our Granddaughter just wanted to be in our caravan and not wander. We had a lovely holiday but definitely not a site for Children! 

Date of Visit: March 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Bryoak1958 35 reviews from this member

 Spent three days at this site, And what a little gem it was. Will mention the downside first to get it out the way, the site IS small so for some drivers it might be a bit of a bother to park but with a quick scan of the area it should'nt really be a problem. The site is a certified site so there are NO toilets or showers, , , don't go looking. You'll have to use your own which is not a problem, , there are no landscaped gardens or playparks for children, , but what you do get is a brilliant location for walking into Whitby 1. 5 miles away up the converted railway line about a half a mile up the road away from the village (cant miss it) if you walk the opposite way 5 miles you come to robin hoods bay (lunch and bus back) or another 5 miles on you will come to scarborough (same again for us, , bus back)Do try and see The hole of Horcum and the excellent Bridestones in the dalby forrest. Back to the village of Ruswarp it does have the one pub that allows dogs in, sadly it's a bit expensive, , A play barn for childre (little monsters I think) and boating up the river, , ALL IN ALL A LITTLE GEM if you do your homework 

Date of Visit: July 2011 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: BANDIT11 3 reviews from this member

 Stayed on this site for 2 weeks, it is basic, it is small but: we really enjoyed our stay, the owner lives off site and is only a phone call away should you need her, she is friendly, helpful and is full of local information.

The routes to town are brilliant with bus and train links only a short walk from the campsite, or you can walk a variety of footpaths into Whitby taking from 20 minutes to half an hour, cycle or walk the cinder track to Robin Hoods Bay which is 6 miles away for a good day out, or catch the bus to Goathland where Heart Beat was filmed, the pub in the village serves good food and ale, the village shop is limited but there is a Lidl just up the road towards the West Cliff.

From the site you can see the steam train as it makes its way into Whitby, sightseeing river boats often sail by and teams of rowing boats training on the river Esk.

Every Wednesday and Sunday there's a car boot within walking distance from the site and the fish and chip van calls into the village on Tuesday evenings - It's a good site we will recommend it to others. 

Date of Visit: June 2010 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Brendanr2004 608 reviews from this member

 Spent one night at this certificated site. It's a mile or so from Whitby, situated on a small plot by the river. The site has limited facilities: water point, electricity points and waste disposal. The owner is very welcoming and keeps the place spotless.

The local area is worth visiting. Robin Hood's Bay has a great beach and a nice little village. Whitby is a larger town, with great beaches nearby and the impressive abbey.

Great site - worth a visit. 

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