Taking us back to Robin Hood’s Bay is the walk from wonderful Whitby. The walk is about six miles in one direction and is part of the Cleveland Way. Whitby is a historic Yorkshire location with its famous abbey even inspiring Bram Stoker’s Dracula and the journey along the cliffs to picturesque Robin Hood’s Bay with the moors in the background is a true delight. Someone who has enjoyed this walk herself is Maja from the travel blog Away with Maja, and she has described to us what it is she loves about it:
“My favourite part of the walk from Whitby to Robin Hood's Bay would have to be the views over the cliffs along the coast! The walk isn't too long or strenuous, and it's very easy and straightforward to navigate. I also love that you get to visit two wonderful towns on either end of the walk - both Whitby and Robin Hood's Bay are charming seaside destinations and hiking between them is a perfect way to explore both. This walk is also a great choice for those using public transportation, as there are bus and train connections to Whitby, and regular bus service between Robin Hood's Bay and Whitby.”
Maja also told us what she believes makes Yorkshire the perfect location for coastal walks: “I think Yorkshire's coastal walks are so unique simply because of the diversity of the coast itself. There are beautiful villages (like Staithes and Robin Hood's Bay), chalky high cliffs such as those around Flamborough, and amazing opportunities for wildlife sightings, like spotting puffins at Bempton Cliffs. There is just so much to see in a compact area! I also think coastal walks in Yorkshire are special due to the fact that much of the coast is part of a National Trail, the Cleveland Way. Therefore, much of the coastal paths are well-signposted and regularly maintained.”
Coastal walks to enjoy in Yorkshire
- Ravenscar to Robin Hood’s Bay
- Runswick to Staithes
- Bempton Cliffs
- Flamborough Head
- Whitby to Robin Hood’s Bay
As you can see, there are some truly special coastal walks available in Yorkshire. If you have decided to spend some time along the coast, you are truly spoiled for choice. With majestic views, abundant natural life, and charming villages, you can’t go wrong.
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