Curious About Whitby is a pair of self-guided walks with a treasure hunt theme – looping around the better-known sights, as well as some of the more unusual and quirky ones, which combined make Whitby a fabulous place to explore!
First Walk: Lighthouse to Pannett Park (1.5 miles)
From an early 19th century lighthouse walk along West Pier with its stunning views of the town, bustling harbour traffic and the open sea. Climb up to Captain Cook gazing out to sea, and visit the glory of Whitby Pavilion. Next take a stroll along the promenade before plunging back through a tunnel to the busy harbour restaurants and bars. Finally, escape the bustle of the town to end at Pannett Park with its museum, flowers and delightful walks.
Second Walk: Pannett Park to Whitby Abbey (0.75 mile)
From a charming lily pond in the enchanting Pannett Park you’ll explore an historic train station before surveying the river with its fishing boats, pleasure boats and lobster pots. Next cross a swing bridge to the other side of town, with its myriad of small and quirky shops specialising in Jet. Finally, take the 199 steps up to a glorious church with stunning views, to end at the ruins of the dazzling and iconic Whitby Abbey
Each booklet gives you everything you need - detailed directions, maps, clues (with answers if needed!), and fascinating stories about Whitby’s history. We also provide ideas for other attractions and things to see and do along the way.
If you're naturally inquisitive (we would say curious...), and like having fun, both walks are immensely entertaining – but if you want to ensure you capture everything around you, just add in the Treasure Hunt to ramp up the fun. Follow the directions, and keep to the map! Children find them hugely enjoyable. Younger children (primary school age) should always be accompanied by an adult who will get actively involved - you can give them a specific role, eg matching pictures to clues, finding the answers, or managing the map, etc.
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Yorkshire Curious About walks can be found at Bradford, Harrogate, Hull, Leeds, Ripon, Scarborough, Sheffield, Whitby and York (2 sets of walks).
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