WhitbyRobin Hood’s Bay

Whirob one
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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Whitby and Robin Hood’s Bay.

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Grid Ref NZ8980110848
Lat / Lon 54.48505° / -0.61539°
Easting / Northing 489,801E / 510,848N
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Robin Hood’s Bay
Grid Ref NZ9517305236
Lat / Lon 54.43366° / -0.53430°
Easting / Northing 495,173E / 505,236N
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Whirob One's land is

Coast 25.1%
Pasture 62.6%
Urban 12.3%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018


Jill Baggaley

16 Apr 2024 Spring

A cliff top walk from Whitby to Robin Hoods Bay. A well trod national route that is well signposted. My description would be gently undulating, some up and down but nothing too strenuous. You will walk through Whitby Holiday Park and can access Saltwick Bay via a steep stepped descent to the beach if you fancy a dip.
Due to lots of rain there has been significant erosion of the cliff face in parts, so all walkers and dogs need to be well clear of the edge as there is some undercutting of the cliff that is not always visible from the path.
Cyclists and horses are prohibited on this route, Cinder Track is an alternative route between the two towns and is well signposted.

Nerys Notley

18 Jul 2022 Summer

Basically follow the coast along the Cleveland Way National Trail. Steep climbs, including steps. So many places with amazing views to stop for picnics. Occasional caravan parks with shops but assume you need to carry everything with you. High tide comes right up to base of cliffs so stay safe and stay on the tops.

Excellent bus service Saltburn all the way through to Scarborough, via Skinningrove, Staithes, Sandsend, Whitby, and RHB for exploration, lazy days and rainy days.

Mr. Kaiser

27 May 2021 Spring

A great and scenic walk between the two resorts, excellent paths and only a few challenging rocky steps, not sure how it would fare in poor weather and strongly suggest not trying this in windy conditions.

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