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Robin Hood’s Bay to Whitby

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  • One way walk along a cliff side path
  • Great views over the Bay and Whitby
  • Whitby Abbey is on the route

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The short stretch of coastline from Robin Hood’s Bay to Whitby has some wonderful views and typical coastal walking. The up and downs are not too bad (except Maw Wyke Hole) and the path generally in good condition; the ruins of Whitby Abbey becoming increasingly dominant on the Whitby approach. This route is definitely the best way to approach Whitby, excellent views of the town replace the abbey views on arrival at Whitby. It is just a shame the bus does not go on to Ravenscar with its own spectacular views and gradual down hill walk in to the ‘Bay’, however rather than Robin Hood’s Bay start at Fylingthorpe.

Recommend: Stay on the bus to Fylingthorpe so you can walk down to the wonderfully named Boggle Hole. Worth doing as it is an idyllic spot.

Travel: The X93/93 leaves Whitby Bus Station at 35 minutes past the hour and takes 20 minutes to Robin Hood’s Bay and a further 5 minutes to Fylingthorpe.

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OS Map: O/S 1.25,000. OL27 North York Moors East Buy Map
Start Point: NZ 943050. From the Old School at Fylingthorpe head south along a minor road until it crosses the Old Railway. From here turn left along Marks Lane towards the coastthen after200 metres right along the lane to Boggle Hole.
Height to Climb: 141 ms (463 feet)
Terrain: The Cleveland Way is a very good path and easy to follow even though you are travelling the 'other' way
Eating & Drinking: Boggle Hole has a cafe full of character and there is plenty of choice in Robin Hood's Bay if you want sustanance before starting the walk
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