GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Whitby to Robin's Hood Bay

6 miles (10 km)

This coastal walk follows a popular section of the Cleveland Way from Whitby to Robin's Hood Bay. It's a beautiful stretch of coast with pretty bays and cliff top views. The walk runs for about 7 miles on generally good, waymarked footpaths.
The walk starts in Whitby on the River Esk and heads to Whitby Abbey. The atmospheric ruinedabbeyoverlooks theNorth Seaon the East Cliff aboveWhitby. It's a very photogenic spot with the abbey ruins surrounded by coast, river and countryside.
The route continues to Saltwick Bay and the Whitby Lighthouse, before passing Oakham Beck and Rain Dale. Soon after you come to the fishing village of Robin Hood's Bay. The village is very picturesque with lots of old fishermen's cottages.
To extend your walk you can continue along the coast path to Ravenscar and visit Harwood Dale Forest. There's lots of footpaths and bridleways to explore the coniferous woodland with its pine and spruce trees, streams and ponds.
Wainwright's Coast to Coast starts at Robin's Hood Bay so you could pick up this long distance trail and head inland towards Littlebeck and explore the North York Moors National Park. For example you could head just south of Littlebeck and visit the lovely Falling Foss waterfall.
You can virtually follow this stretch of coast using the google street view link below!

Whitby to Robin's Hood Bay OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Whitby to Robin's Hood Bay Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Open Street Map with Location tracking

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GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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