Where is this walk?

Robin Hood’s Bay to Whitby

November 22, 2019

Take the bus from Whitby and return via the lovely coastline. Robin Hood’s Bay to Whitby is one of the most enjoyable section of the North Yorkshire coast finishing at the splendid abbey on the cliffs.

The Walk

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.


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.


The X93/93 leaves Whitby Bus Station every hour and takes 20 minutes to Robin Hood’s Bay and a further 5 minutes to Fylingthorpe.

Navigation Tips from Robin Hood’s Bay to Whitby

The best approaches to the abbey are along the road, a 100 metres inland from the coastal path.

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