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|Robin Hood's Bay and Stoupe Brow|
|Author: DogWalksYorkshire, Published: 14 Sep 2016||Walk rating : Rating:|
|North Yorkshire, Robin Hood's Bay|
|A 6 mile circular walk from Robin Hood’s Bay on the North Yorkshire coast. Beginning with a wide easy to follow path, the walk offers a good steady climb opening up magnificent views of the North Sea, the coast and Ravenscar. The more strenuous return leg along the cliff tops eventually drops into historic Robin Hood’s Bay with its attractions, pubs and cafes. There’s plenty of opportunity for your dog to be let off the lead safely and they are allowed on this beach all year round too. |
The outward leg is mainly on the track bed of the former railway line to Scarborough, the return leg along the cliff is more strenuous and includes two steep climbs using steps. There are some quiet roads to cross and the final section in Robin Hood’s Bay can be busy at holiday times or weekends. There are no stiles to negotiate but you will need to use several flights of steps. Including the beach, much of this walk allows your dog a great deal of freedom to have a run and a good sniff around. Dogs are allowed all year on this beach, but please clean up. Allow 3 hours.
From the A171 Whitby to Scarborough road, take the B1447 at High Hawsker, which runs down into the Robin Hood’s Bay. Alternatively, you could take the No.93 or X93 bus from Middlesbrough, Guisborough, Whitby and Scarborough, operated by Arriva Buses. There is a pay and display car park on Station Road. Approximate post code YO22 4RA. The walk starts by Fylingdales Hall at the edge of the Station Road car park.
|Start to Browside Farm|
Start point: 54.4356 lat, -0.538 long
From the Station car park, follow the access road to the right (away from the vehicle entrance), immediately passing the village hall and old railway station buildings. The road is quiet, and part of the Cinder Track – a cycle path along the old railway line from Scarborough to Whitby – and waymarked as part of the National Cycle Network. The track drops down to a road, cross it and turn right for a short way then follow the Cinder Track sign to the left to re-join the cycle track.
|Browside Farm to Boggle Hole|
Start point: 54.4091 lat, -0.5327 long
After the track bears right, pass under a stone bridge with a brick arch then turn left onto a short path which leads to a single-track road. With a fine sea view ahead, follow the road as it meanders downhill towards Stoupebrow Cottage Farm – keeping your dog under close control. As the road straightens, there are spectacular views of Robin Hood’s Bay and its cliffs in front.
|Boggle Hole to End|
Start point: 54.4228 lat, -0.5308 long
Once across Mill Beck, climb some more steep steps and follow the path up into the trees. Pass through a gate and continue ahead along an enclosed path with fine views of Robin Hood’s Bay straight ahead. After passing through the next gate, turn right while remaining on the waymarked coastal path, the Cleveland Way. Again there is some erosion here – so keep your dog under close control.
Text and images for this walk are Copyright © 2016 by the author DWY and may not be reproduced without permission.
The information in this guide has been provided in good faith and is intended only as a guide, not a statement of fact. You are advised to check the accuracy of the information provided and should not use this guide for navigational directions nor should you rely on the accuracy of the weather forecast. You are advised to take appropriate clothing, footwear, equipment and navigational materials with you according to the current and possible weather and nature of the terrain. Always follow the country code and follow any additional warnings or instructions that may be available. Some walks may be very strenuous and you are advised to seek medical advice if you have any doubts as to your capability to complete the walk.
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