Robin Hoods Bay

Robin Hood’s Bay

North Yorkshire

Route: Ravenscar to Robin Hood’s Bay

Area: North Yorkshire

Date of walk: 25th February 2015

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 9.8 miles

Weather: Sun and blue skies first half, clouded over on return leg

This is a wonderful cliff top walk which we’d done nearly 2 years ago. On that occasion the weather was dull and uninspiring but today the weather gods were smiling down on us as we set off from Ravenscar, having parked on the road just before the Raven Hall Hotel

It was a very clear day and we could easily see our destination of Robin Hood’s Bay, 4 miles away along the coast

Full of anticipation we set off along an easy track, soon joining the well waymarked Cleveland Way. Getting lost on this route would be well nigh impossible

At Boggle Hole we descended to the beach and since the tide was on the way out, we were able to walk along the beach to Robin Hood’s Bay (NOTE: be sure to check tide times if you follow the beach route, people have been trapped on the rocks)

We had our picnic at Robin Hood’s Bay and having done so wandered around the fascinating little village for a while before setting off on the return leg along the ‘Cinder Track’, which follows the course of a disused railway line. Although it’s uphill all the way, this is hardly noticed thanks to the gentle gradient which the railway engineers had to plot

It clouded over on the way back, but no matter as the weather had been superlative on the outward leg, and we were very grateful for that – a fantastic walk

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