Incredible Walks From Whitby To Robin Hoods Bay

There are two incredible walks from Whitby to Robin Hoods Bay that you should experience during your visit to the coast.

This region has long been famous for walking. Robin Hoods Bay marks the end of the coast to coast route which begins over in Cumbria.

Meanwhile, the entire walk as discussed below is a part of the Cleveland Way which runs for 110 miles starting in Helmsley and ending in Brigg at Filey.

You could park your car in Whitby and combine these two walks to create one circular route starting and ending in Whitby (stopping in Robin Hoods Bay around lunchtime for fish and chips on the seafront) or alternatively, take a single route between Whitby and Robin Hoods Bay and return via bus or taxi instead.

The Cleveland Way

The Cleveland Way is a 109 mile route which begins in Helmsley and concludes in Filey Brigg.

Following a section of the Cleveland Way is the 7-mile coastal walk from Whitby to Robin Hoods Bay. This trail is generally well kept with way-marked footpaths.

The walk begins on the River Esk in Whitby, where you’ll head towards the famous Whitby Abbey.

From there you’ll continue along to Saltwick Bay and the Whitby Lighthouse which features incredible clifftop views before passing Oakham Beck and Rain Dale and finally arriving into Robin Hoods Bay.

If you have the time consider extending your walk past Robin Hoods Bay continuing along the coast towards Ravenscar where you’ll find the Harwood Dale Forest.

If you plan to get a taxi back from Robin Hoods Bay to Whitby it’ll cost between £11 and £16.

Alternatively, the X93 bus service between Robin Hoods Bay and Whitby runs regularly year-round and costs just £2.10 per person.

The Cinder Track

The Cinder Track is named after the original surfaced laid is an old railway line which connects Whitby and Scarborough.

It closed to trains after 80 years in 1965 however, the 21-mile long track is still preserved for walkers and cyclists and provides a fantastic connection between Whitby and Robin Hoods Bay before carrying onto Scarborough.

The walk provides you with some incredible views into Eskvalley from the viaduct and over the river.

The Cinder Track is well maintained with multiple signposts throughout. In 2019 a regeneration programme was approved to improve and continue maintaining the track for years to come.

If you plan to get a taxi back from Robin Hoods Bay to Whitby it’ll cost between £11 and £16.

Alternatively, the X93 bus service between Robin Hoods Bay and Whitby runs regularly year-round and costs just £2.10 per person.


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