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Fifty Shades of Bay | Part 9 Exploring the Cleveland Way from Robin Hood's Bay

Fifty Shades of Bay | Part 9 Exploring the Cleveland Way from Robin Hood's Bay

Exploring the Cleveland Way from Robin Hood's Bay


Welcome back, Bay enthusiasts, to another installment of Fifty Shades of Bay. Today, we're setting foot on the iconic Cleveland Way National Trail, a 109-mile journey through Heather Moorland, along majestic clifftops, through charming Towns and Villages, with a whole host of historical landmarks.

A Journey for All

Opened in 1969, the Cleveland Way offers an experience for both seasoned hikers and casual strollers. While the coastal sections can be challenging, most of the trail can be accomplished by anyone with reasonable fitness.

Robin Hood's Bay: Your Basecamp

Robin Hood’s Bay sits nestled in the middle of the Cleveland Way's coastal stretch. From here, you can embark on various adventures, either heading north towards Whitby or south towards Scarborough.


Whitby Bound (8 Miles)

This breathtaking journey rewards you with stunning coastal views and iconic landmarks.

  • Greet the majestic Whitby Abbey and St. Mary's Church upon arrival.
  • Descend the famous 199 steps into the heart of the old town.
  • Indulge in world-famous fish and chips for a well-deserved treat.
  • Relax and take in the scenery from Whitby Pier.


Alternative Explorations

If Whitby isn't your cup of tea, consider these charming coastal towns and villages:

  • Ravenscar
  • Hayburn Wyke
  • Cloughton
  • Burniston
  • Scalby
  • Scarborough


Planning Your Journey

To ensure a smooth and enjoyable hike, follow these tips:

Top Tips:

  • Hydrate: Pack enough water, especially for the Whitby route.
  • Restrooms: Public facilities are scarce on the Whitby route, so plan accordingly.
  • Return Trip: Catch the X93 bus back to Robin Hood's Bay from Whitby or Scarborough.
  • Scarborough Route: Public toilets are available in Ravenscar.
  • Capture Memories: Don't forget your camera.


Safety First:

  • Stay Informed: Check the National Trails social media for updates on closures, changes, and disruptions.
  • Proper Footwear: Wear sturdy shoes suitable for uneven terrain.
  • Wildlife Awareness: Be cautious of adders (venomous snakes). Seek immediate medical attention if bitten.
  • Leash Your Dog: Keep your furry friend on a leash near cliff edges for their safety.
  • Stay Connected: Carry a fully charged mobile phone for emergencies.


Explore Further

For detailed information and planning resources, visit the official Cleveland Way National Trail website:

https://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/en_GB/trails/cleveland-way/.

So, lace up your boots, pack your essentials and click and embark on an unforgettable adventure from the heart of Robin Hood's Bay. We look forward to sharing more "Fifty Shades of Bay" with you soon.

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