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Robin Hoods Bay – Whitby

This circular coastal route follows the old railway line from RHB to Whitby and the return journey along the Cleveland Way back to RHB.

This is a 13 mile (21km) route which starts from the main carpark at the top of RH Bay (not the smaller carpark further down the hill opposite the Victoria Hotel) we meet at the carpark at 09.40 am for a 10am start and we allow for 6 hours walking time.

It must be said, this is a Walk Yorkshire favourite. From Robin Hoods Bay we head off along the cinder track which use to form part of the old Whitby to Scarborough railway line. As we approach the viaduct we get impressive views across Whitby, the Abbey and the bay. Once in Whitby we head towards the old town and meander through the narrow streets, before encountering the famous 199 steps up to St Mary’s Church and Whitby Abbey. The inspiration behind Bram Stocker’s Dracula.

From Whitby we enjoy some magnificent views from the cliff tops as we head back towards Robin Hoods Bay on the Coastal Path. The rocky promontory of Saltwick Nab, the huge foghorn and Rocket Post Field just a sample of the key features on the return leg.

Start: We meet in the car park at the top of Robin Hoods Bay near to the public toilets.

Distance: 13 miles (21km)

Difficulty: Flat with several challenging sections on the cliff tops.

Terrain: The first 6 miles is on the old railway line so flat and easy walking. The coastal path can be quite undulating with a couple of significant climbs before reaching Robin Hoods Bay.

Duration:7-8 hours including a stop in Whitby and a pub visit on our return to Robin Hoods Bay.

Group: This is a private guided walk and we take bookings for between 4 and 6 people.

Price: £30 per person. We require a minimum of four walkers for this event to go ahead.

What you will need;

In order for you to enjoy and take full advantage of the events on offer it is imperative that you look after yourself and turn up with the appropriate kit. We highly recommend suitable walking shoes/boots, proper outdoor clothing for the time of year and a reasonable level of walking fitness. Unfortunately young people under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.