|Name of walk||Whitby to Robin Hood's Bay|
|Date of walk||2021-11-02|
An eight mile walk from Whitby to Robin Hood’s Bay on a blue sky day.
Crossing the Swing Bridge.
View back across the River Esk.
The start of the walk up the 199 steps.
St Mary's Church.
View back from the top of the 199 steps.
A view to the harbour and two lighthouses.
Panorama to include Whitby Abbey, St. Mary's Church and the harbour.
The same view I'd taken the previous night in the dark.
Looking through the gravestones to Whitby Abbey.
We take the Cliff Path with views back to the abbey.
The route ahead.
The abbey again.
From a distance this looked like a submarine's conning tower!
Approaching Whitby Foghorn Station, known locally as the Hawkser Bull.
I first saw this building on 'Escape To The Country', and it is still on the market for £750,000.
Four bedroomed detached house with adjoining self-contained 1 bedroom holiday cottage. It was in use until 1987, and still has its 20ft trumpets for the siren.
Now rather close to the edge!
Whitby Lighthouse built in 1858.
The path takes you up behind it.
The route ahead from Ling Hill.
Every so often there would be gullies where water came out. Followed by a climb back up.
Brendan on the track.
Middle of the walk.
Where the Coast to Coast path joins the route.
An against the light first view of Robin Hood's Bay.
Rocket posts were once used by the coastguard to practice rescuing sailors. Rockets allowed life saving equipment to reach stranded ships, and people to be brought back to land.
We head down into Robin Hoods Bay. The walk had taken just over four hours.
The end of the jetty. The tide is in, so no walk on the beach.
View out the window of The Bay Hotel, where we had a drink.
We wandered around all the little alleys.
People who live here have to make the most of their small spaces.
This was the house that the Hairy Bikers stayed in for their last TV programme, eating home cooked fish on the terrace.
View from the beach, tide still in.
Some good views here, but I don't think I'd like to stay here, too many people playing sardines, and loads of tourists outside your windows.
We catch the bus back to Whitby. This plane trail was taken from the bus stop at the top of the village.
The eight mile walk took just over four hours. A bit muddy at times on the cliff path, and a few steep descents, but otherwise no problems. Some great views!