Moor & Coast run a temporary camp-site over Whitby Folk Week at Whitby Community College from Friday 21st August to Saturday 29th August 2020.


NO DOGS ALLOWED (new regulations from the college).


Improved toilets and showers are available.

The camp-site will be at Whitby Community College, and will be open from 12 noon on Friday 21st August till close at 2pm on Saturday 29th August 2020.

There are a limited number of pitches available to visitors who are in the town for the folk festival.  They do not have to be ticket holders, dancers, or associated with the festival but have an interest in the event and stay in Whitby for that reason.  All pitches will have to be pre-booked.

The site was used for the past few years during folk week and has proved popular with those camping on it.  The ground is flat; sort-grassed and has easy access.  It has indoor toilets, hot showers, and fresh water.  It does not have electric hook-ups.


Staff are on-site 24 hours a day for the whole period but are not responsible for personal property or possessions.


The camp-site is within easy walking distance from the town centre and a short walk from the main festival venues and office.


General Information:

Open to public 12 noon Friday 21st August till 2pm Saturday 29th August 2020.

Children are not allowed to camp without adult supervision.  Half camping fee for under 14s.

Wet weather conditions can cause a problem but the college staff will make every effort to accommodate our campers.  Please be advised by them if the weather is wet.

Awnings are allowed at no extra cost.



NO DOGS ALLOWED (new regulations from the college).


You may park your vehicle next to your tent or caravan, but please leave a gap of TEN FEET (3 metres) between your pitch (and car) and the next.  There is plenty of room on the site.  Please pitch your tent/camper/caravan in line with the next.  It is much easier for the stewards to keep watch on lines of pitches rather than encampments.


It may be easier for you to leave your car on-site and walk into town.  A footpath at the rear of the college brings you almost into the town centre.  Parking in Whitby is limited and car parks can prove expensive.  Vehicle movement at night must be restricted.


Pitch markers must be displayed in your vehicle.



On arrival you will be given a coloured pitch marker (refundable deposit £1), which denotes your pitch number.  Pitches are not marked on the field and you may pitch where you wish with the agreement of the camp-site steward.  On departure pitches must be vacated by 11am on the day of your leaving.  Please hand in your pitch marker and reclaim your £1 deposit.  You may be able to park on-site after packing your things away, but please tell the stewards of your intentions before 11am.



Please keep noise down to a minimum when moving around the site especially after dark and returning late at night.  We would like to keep the site friendly but quiet.


Water, improved showers, and toilets.  The fresh water tap can be found on the outside wall of the gym.  Toilets can be found in the sports hall and in the entrance to the gym.  Gym showers are open from 8am till 9pm.  Sports Hall showers/toilets are open 8am to 8pm.  The gym toilets remain open 24 hours.  Caravan toilets can be emptied, with care, in the disposal point by the gym.


Fire Regulations:

Fire regulations must be followed.  No open fires at any time.  BBQs must be off the ground and are of a recognised design.  Open flames must not be used in tents or fabric awnings.

Camp-site Stewards:

Stewards are there to help with advice about the site.  They will keep watch over the site but are not security personnel.  They, the Community College, or Moor & Coast Festival are not responsible for the loss or damage of any item brought onto the camp-site or any personal injury suffered.


We hope you have a lovely time in Whitby and look forward to seeing you again.