Wold Meadow Yurts and our Bell Tent are in Wold Newton, near Driffield, East Yorkshire.
The Start of Summer
Summer starts in June and for those of us that love the Summer season, June offers the best of both worlds. Many school holidays don’t start until July, so it’s a good time to visit East Yorkshire before the crowds descend. The days are full of light with early sunrises and long evenings spent in a hot tub and relaxing. Bliss!
Our site is a hidden gem and our accommodation blends in with the natural world around us. We’ve even named each of our five yurts after our favourite wild creatures! Discover Badger’s View, Dormouse Corner, Foxes Lair, Hare’s Leap and Hedgehog Hideaway. We’ve also got Aurora, our stargazing bell tent, for guests to enjoy.
And the Award Goes To …
We are very, very proud of the awards that have been given to Wold Meadow. These include Runner Up of Hipcamp Best of 2023. Winner of Best Glamping Site North East by Campsites. And Winner of Best Couple’s Campsite overall. Our Pitchup rating is 10 out of 10.
Open Air Theatre
As we are located a short distance from the Yorkshire Coast means we are close to one of the area’s best entertainment venues, the Open Air Theatre. Opened in 2010 by the late Queen, this venue has gone from strength to strength, showcasing some of the world’s best-known stars. While you need to be prepared for all types of weather, this open air venue is spectacular, and June’s line-up includes:
Mamma Mia! 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th June, Blondie 22nd June, Rag N Bone Man 24th June, Sting 25th June
Find out more here: https://scarboroughopenairtheatre.com/whats-on/
Big Events in June
June is crammed with fabulous events! Scarborough’s Armed Forces Day takes place on 24th June in the seaside resort. Filey International Food Festival will come to the town on 10th and 11th June. Bookworms will love Books by the Beach, Scarborough’s literary festival, taking place on 10th and 11th June.
Lots of other events are listed here: https://www.discoveryorkshirecoast.com/scarborough/whats-on/?p=3
One For the Grown Ups
Lots of local sites cater for families. Yet our site is for grown-ups only. Spending quality time with a partner or a friend is priceless and there’s no distractions!
What About Dogs?
If you own a dog, then you’ll be pleased to know that dogs are allowed – hurrah! Up to 2 dogs per unit only, thank you. You will need to bring all pooch items with you, including dog bed, blankets, bowls etc. We reserve the right to charge an additional fee for any damage caused or additional cleaning needed following your pooch stay. We can advise you on dog friendly places and beaches to visit during your stay with us.
June is a great time to get some serious walking done. While the sun is powerful (remember that sunblock!) the long days are great for clocking up the miles. Close to Wold Meadow there are lots of public rights of way and footpaths. There is a handy guide to shorter walks on this link:
Or if you are a seasoned stroller, then you can tackle sections of the Yorkshire Wolds Way, a 79-miles trek from the River Humber to Filey. Nearby sections include Wharram Percy, which is the location for an ancient, abandoned village.
Find out more here: https://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/en_GB/trails/yorkshire-wolds-way/
If you travel to Filey, then you can also enjoy the start (or end) of another revered National Trail, the Cleveland Way. Covering 109 miles in total, this trail boasts some of the most incredible views, particularly between Filey Brigg, Scarborough and Robin Hoods Bay. The terrain is very rugged and very steep in places.
Find out more here: https://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/en_GB/trails/cleveland-way/
A Bit About Wold Newton
Wold Newton is a pretty Yorkshire Wolds village with duck pond, pub and, more interestingly, a meteorite site! The village is a well-known spot for the meteorite which crashed to earth in December 1795. There is a brick column as a monument to this rare event. The inscription reads:
“Here on this spot, December 13th 1795 fell from the atmosphere an extraordinary stone. In breadth twenty-eight inches, in length thirty-six inches and whose weight was fifty-six pounds. This column in memory of it was erected by Edward Topham, 1799.”
What About Other Attractions to Visit in June
The list of places to visit while staying in your yurt or bell tent is a long one! While the location is hidden away, it forms a fabulous hub from which to explore the area. As well as Filey, you can also visit Bridlington, with its spectacular promenade. While there, why not pay a visit to Sewerby Hall, which pays homage to local lass Amy Johnson. If stately homes are your thing, then plan your visit well. Burton Agnes and Burton Constable should be on your tick list. Sledmere House is a short drive away. Nearby market towns include Driffield and Pocklington. Malton isn’t too far away, the so-called Food Capital of Yorkshire. RSPB Bempton is also a short drive away, and is a must if you love birdwatching.
Why Wold Meadow?
You will find our site on the outskirts of Wold Newton, on the edge of this picturesque village. You will hear very little traffic noise and you can really get away from it all at our ‘hidden gem’ location.
Our Wood Fired Hot Tubs
Wood Fired hot tubs are different from electric ones in several ways. As the title suggests, they are heated by natural flame, created by burning timber in the base of the hot tub. The hot tubs are made from specially seasoned wood, and you have a timber paddle to make sure the warm water is circulated evenly. We believe wood fired hot tubs are the natural way of enjoying this ancient therapy: warm water has long been known to have health benefits including relaxing tired muscles.
What Do Your Guests Think?
We are so lucky in that our guests have all given us very good reviews. Lovely little spot for an impromptu getaway with my partner and pooch. It was a quiet location with good amenities such as private bathroom/toilet, wood fired hot-tub and bbq spot. There were plenty of pubs within a 10-minute drive of the site and there is a pub within walking distance. Good location too to get into
Scarborough or Whitby for days out.
Jayne and Graham were lovely hosts who showed us around and pay attention to the little details that make the stay all the more special. I would definitely recommend it to others.
Surrounded by the Yorkshire Wolds
Wold Meadow is surrounded by rich pastures, heritage farmland and wide, open fields. These are criss-crossed with scores of pretty walks which take you right into the heart of the Yorkshire Wolds. The Wolds are chalk hills which rise and fall between our site down to the Humber Estuary. The surrounding countryside gives guests a sense of freedom and fresh air! Our area inspired famous people such as David Hockney, one of our greatest living artists. Wold Meadow is a family run site which offers one of the finest rural glamping experiences in the area.