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Riverside, Ruswarp nr Whitby



Friday, 19 July 2024

Sunday, 4 August 2024

Booking not required

If you're interested in stewarding this, email


Site Overview

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Ruswarp village lies within the Scarborough borough of North Yorkshire, England. It is around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from Whitby, at the junction of the B1410 and B1416 roads, on the River Esk and the Esk Valley Line, with trains stopping at Ruswarp railway station.

The heritage steam train services from Pickering to Whitby pass through Ruswarp but do not stop at the Ruswarp platform. Bus services connect the village to the surrounding area. The village is served by local shops including a butcher and a bakery, as well as a grocery store further down the street. There is a pub, the Bridge Inn (

Crossing the River Esk downstream is a railway viaduct, 120 feet high, built to carry the Scarborough-to-Whitby line, which closed in 1965. The viaduct is now owned by Sustrans and carries "The Cinder Track", a walk/cycleway along the former Whitby-to-Scarborough railway line.

The village lies on the Esk Valley Walk, a national hiking trail. There is a physically undemanding walk between Ruswarp and Whitby (approximately 1½ miles) mostly along a stone pannierway, known as Monks Trod, signposted from the main street in Ruswarp.

The village also hosts one of the area's tourist attractions, Esk Leisure, which consists of Mini Monsterz Indoor Play with pottery painting and laser tag. Also at Esk Leisure is Outdoor Laser Combat and a Farm Park which previously was 9-hole Pitch and Putt golf that closed in October 2009.

Opposite Esk Leisure is Ruswarp Pleasure Boats. Customers can rent rowing boats or canoes to explore the sheltered waters that offer a unique opportunity to access the only migratory Salmon river in Yorkshire. There is also a miniature steam railway for children and adults.

Site Facilities - All sites have fresh water & elsan.

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Arriving on site - You must report to the meet steward, have your membership card/s ready. The steward will take your details
and guide you to your ‘pitch’.

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Location & Directions



The Carrs, Whitby YO21 1RP

Click the w3w address above to see the site location on the map, from there you can start navigation with any of the below apps using your phone or mobile device.

Approaching the site - As we are now using what3words to pinpoint our sites, navigation should be much easier and accurate. However to help spot the site as you approach, we place signs to let you know you are close by and to help guide you. Site entrances can be hard to spot so we also try to put a feather flag at the entrance so you don't drive past.


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