Robin Hood’s Bay

Route: Robin Hood’s Bay

Area: North Yorkshire

Date of walk: 14th October 2017

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly 

Distance:  7.1 miles

Weather: Cloudy at first, turning sunny. Warm 

We parked in the main car park above the old fishing village of Robin Hood’s Bay and followed the sign for the Cleveland Way. The path passes a few houses on the outskirts before emerging onto the cliff tops and the start of the coastal path. There were some good views back to the village, though the weather was rather overcast at this point – it would soon improve

Navigation is a simple affair, and it’s just a question of keeping the sea on your right as the path undulates along the cliff tops

The weather gradually improved and it was with some reluctance that we turned inland at Northcliffe Holiday Park to set out on the return leg. After a short road section we arrived at the Cinder Track, which is an old railway track formerly running between Whitby and Scarborough. We’ve walked on the track before, but not this particular section of it, and it made for a superb way back to Robin Hood’s Bay, with views out to sea for much of the way

Fast progress can be made along the Cinder Track and before long we arrived back in Robin Hood’s Bay. We strolled down into the old part of the village, dipped our boots in the sea, and climbed back up to the car park to end a wonderful coastal walk

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