18. Robin Hood's Bay and Ravenscar
A cliff and beach walk via Boggle Hole
Scenes of Whitby and surrounding area
View from near a parking spot in Ravenscar.
Heading down to the cliff path with Raven Hall Country House Hotel up on the right. It was built on the site of a Roman Signal Station.
You go past the industrial archaeology site of the Peak Alum Works.
Robin Hoods Bay can be seen in the distant centre.
A lovely field of sunflowers in bloom - the weather can't that bad in this part of the world!
RHB in the 'Bay'
A few sheep in passing.
Onto the beach at Boggle Hole and walk under the cliffs to Robin Hood's Bay.
Boggle Hole Youth Hostel (YHA). Boggle Hole, near Whitby, North Yorkshire, England: The Youth Hostel (YHA) at Boggle Hole nestles in a ravine with a dramatic entrance from the beach from which Robin Hoods Bay can be seen in the distance.
The cleft in which Boggle Hole Youth Hostel nestles!
RHB getting nearer.
the 'Bay' is good safe bathing place, fine weather, but a bit cold today!
Robin Hoods Bay clings to the cliffside.
The slipway and the Bay Hotel - good pub for folk music.
The entrance to Wainwright's Bar - the official end of his justly famous 'Coast to Coast Walk' of 192 miles.
Lots of narrow streets lead up through this little fishing village.
On the left are massive concrete sea defence walls, and they are needed to stop the cliffs and RHB being washed away!
There are several good pubs and cafes to obtain refreshment.
Great views from the Swell Cafe.
Lots of pretty red-roofed cottages.
The 'Bay' with its characteristic curved rock striations.
Bye Bye Robin Hood's Bay as we set off to return to Ravenscar on this lovely walking day.
The cliffs of Ravenscar ahead.
Its that sheep again!
The Raven Hotel - quite a setting.
? house again! To do with alum works originally?
Back up to the parked car in Ravenscar, but no departure until a cup of tea and piece of cake!
The Tea rooms are one of the few houses built that was to be part of a great seaside spa town 'fed' by the railway - BUT it all never happened, so Ravenscar is the town that never was, and it s all explained on a visitor information board on the old railway station platform.
Pictures of North Yorkshire, England
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