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52 Ways To Enjoy Robin Hood's Bay: #21 The Robin Hood's Bay Ghost Walk

52 Ways To Enjoy Robin Hood's Bay: #21 The Robin Hood's Bay Ghost Walk

The Robin Hood's Bay Ghost Walk

Do you enjoy walking tours?

Do you like to be guided off the beaten track?

Do you like to learn more about the past of your surroundings?

Do you love Robin Hood’s Bay?

Read on to find out more about The Robin Hood’s Bay Ghost Walk.

Robin Hood’s Bay

Perched on the coast between the surrounding cliffs of Scarborough and Whitby sits a Bay. The backdrop of the Bay is an old Yorkshire fishing village. This is Robin Hood’s Bay, the gem on the picturesque coastal edge of the North York Moors National.

Built on a steep hill the old 17th Century village heads down to the Bay. Winding streets, steep steps and cobbled alleyways make up what was once called Baytown. A maze of a village it’s easy to get lost here in Robin Hood’s Bay. Just all part of the magic of what makes it so special.

Robin Hood’s Bay harbours a deep rooted history of smuggling. The Kings Beck, cottage cellars, secret passages and snickets all helped with the illicit activities. Smuggling of Rum, Tea, Silk and Tobacco. There wasn't a person in the village that didn't participate in the illegal activities. Be it the smuggling, hiding, transporting or protecting of the secret goings on.

Legend has it that contraband could leave the Bay and reach the top of the village without ever seeing daylight.You can still see evidence of Robin Hood’s Bay’s smuggling past to this day and you can learn more at the local museum.

The Whitby Storyteller

Rose Rylands otherwise known as The Whitby Storyteller is the wonderful lady behind The Robin Hood’s Bay Ghost Walk. 

Born in Whitby, Rose grew up in the Esk Valley and went to school in both Ruswarp and Robin Hood’s Bay. The North York Moors and coast were her play grounded from a young age.

After a time exploring the world and living in other countries Rose returned to her roots.

After a time running Ghost Walks for a friend Rose decided to set up her own. The Robin Hood’s Bay Ghost walk was born. 

The Robin Hood’s Bay Ghost Walk

The Robin Hood’s Bay Ghost Walk is an absolute must when visiting Robin Hood’s Bay. A fabulous storyteller there’s not much that Rose doesn't know of the folklore and legends of these parts.

Let Rose take you, your friends or family on your own personal guided walking tour. Rose will take you on a journey through Whitby’s old town. Discover secret histories and take a journey back in time. Listen as Rose recounts tales of legends, villains, ghosts and stories of smuggling.

Should you happen upon the slipway on certain nights of the year you may just find a board out. If the board is out you will know the walk will be about. All are welcome including the pooches of the family. But remember to be well behaved. You never know what lurks in the shadows waiting for naughty noisy children big, small or furry.

The walk lasts approximately 45 minutes.

Other Walks & Services

Guided Walking Tours of Whitby | Privately Booked Walking Tour

The Whitby Ghost & Dracula Walk | Privately Booked Walking Tour

Nature & Adventure Walks | Privately Booked Walking Tours

Bringing The Tour To The Door | Privately Booked Indoor Storytelling

Education | Privately Booked Storytelling for Education

The Robin Hood’s Bay Map of Ghosts | An Illustrated Map of the Ghosts of Robin Hood’s Bay


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Top Tips

  • Layer up & wrap up warm it can get cold at night here on the coast
  • Stay close together and follow your guides, you never know what lurks in the shadows 
  • Stay close to your Guide so you can hear
  • Please keep well behaved dogs on leads
  • Check Facebook or Twitter before meeting for any updates or cancellations
  • Bring a torch in the darker months
  • The walk isn’t suited to children under 4, babies and pushchairs


    Relaxing Coastal Escapes in Robin Hood’s Bay, North Yorkshire

    Sam and Sian have been helping you make memories and relax on the coast since April 2017.

    Baytown Holiday Cottages is a small North Yorkshire Booking Agency specialising in the Robin Hood’s Bay area of the North York Moors National Park.

    Two locals who know the area and the cottages inside Out. Their home, their workplace and their playground. Helping you find your escape by the sea.

    So, why not stay for a while in one of the Best Robin Hood’s Bay Holiday Cottages.

    Smaller properties are available from 2 nights and the larger properties from 3 nights. All dependent on the time of year. All of our cottages are priced accordingly throughout the year. All of our properties feature in size order. Largest to smallest as you scroll down the Accommodation Page.

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