NAMHO Conference 2022 Accommodation update

NAMHO 2022 will be hosted by the Cleveland Mining Heritage Society and take place in Grosmont, North Yorkshire from Friday 17th to Monday 20th June 2022.
Organised accommodation will be exclusive use of the Holme House Residential Centre and Campsite (normally a Girl Guide facility) at the nearby hamlet of Esk Valley, 1km walk from Grosmont along a footpath at the side of the heritage railway.

We intend to provide camping for £15 per night and bunks for £20 per night INCLUDING breakfast. The downstairs bunkhouse toilets, showers, kitchen and lounge will be available to the campers. Further details and photos are included below.
We hope most people will be able to stay here and make the short commute to the lecture venue on foot, rather than attempting to drive/park in Grosmont itself which can be extremely busy on weekends due to steam buffs and costs £5 per day.
Unfortunately, we are NOT able to allow camper vans / caravans at the Holme House site, currently we are planning for them to stay in a Car Park in Grosmont, which is likely to incur the £5 per day fee.

If these arrangements suit you, then you need take NO ACTION at this time, these facilities will be booked via the NAMHO website when full details are launched (hopefully at the end of January)

However, for those who don’t enjoy the camping experience, are unable to make the 1km walk, or would simply prefer to go elsewhere, we recommend you start to make your own arrangement very soon. Staycations look set to be popular again in 2022 and the Grosmont area is a tourist hotspot.

The surrounding villages offer some B&B / AirBNB / Holiday rentals, however Whitby is the only sizeable town nearby, with numerous B&B’s, hotels and caravan parks, this is approximately 20 minutes drive or train ride away.

Facilities at Holme House include:
Large dormitory sleeping 24 in bunk beds
Two bedrooms, each with twin beds and wash hand basins
Fully equipped stainless steel kitchen with 6 burner large cooker, microwave, boiler.
Separate area for food storage. Fridge and freezer. Pot and pans, cutlery, and crockery
Dining room with benches and tables, Activity room with chairs and foldaway tables
Lounge area with low seating and tables
Two toilets with wash hand basins downstairs, plus four shower cubicles
Not provided – sleeping bags, pillows, towels, toilet rolls and cleaning materials

Camping facilities include:
Enclosed campsite adjacent to house.
Use of downstairs Bunk House facilities such as kitchen, dining room, lounge.
Barn available with fridge-freezer, tables and chairs.
Single outside toilet with wash hand basin
Open fires allowed but no turfing
No trailer tents, campers, caravans or dogs allowed