The Cleveland Way: Robin Hood’s Bay to Boggle Hole

This is a great walk for all ages, with beautiful views and plenty to do along the way.

Tidepermitting: Walk along the beach (heading south) from Robin Hood’s Bay to Boggle Hole. Along the way, search for fossils, shells and rock pools- this is a great beach to explore and have fun. Boggle Hole is the home to YHA Boggle Hole, once an old mill. This is tucked away on the shoreline of an old smugglers’ cove which you can reach by crossing a bridge. They have a lovely café which serves great refreshments, as well as running Seashore Safaris and much more. The tide comes in very quickly here, so you can return to Robin Hood’s Bay on the Cleveland Way on top of the cliffs. Climb up the path between the hostel and the beach (on your left as you look out to sea) and follow it all the way.

This is an accessible route for little legs and brings you out by the Old Coastguard Station in Robin Hood’s Bay. There are spectacular views here. For very little legs, I suggest a carrier, as there are steps to negotiate at both ends. You can do the walk in either direction, depending on the tide.

For more walks and days outdoors around Scarborough and Whitby for families, have a look at the Scarborough Mumbler website!

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