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18. Robin Hood's Bay, Ravenscar and Peak alum Works walks involving a cliff and beach via Boggle Hole YHA and Cafe!

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View from near a parking spot in Ravenscar on the road down to Raven Hall and the start of several coastal walks.

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Looking down on Robin Hoods Bay from Ravenscar, North Yorkshire

Looking down on Robin Hoods Bay from Ravenscar and off we go!

In the central foreground are two National Trust holiday cottages - "Chapel Cottage" and "High Peak"

 

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.

 

One of the tracks down to the Robin Hood's Bay coastal path to Boggle Hole and beyond.

 

You go past the industrial archaeology site of the Peak Alum Works.

general view of the ruins of the alum works near Ravenscar North Yorkshire

A general view of the ruins of the alum works near Ravenscar

 

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Robin Hoods Bay village can be seen in the distant centre.

 

Low Peak House, once the house of the manager of Peak Alum Works

 

A lovely field of sunflowers in bloom - the weather can't that bad in this part of the world!

 

RHB in the 'Bay'

Ravenscar Boggle Hole Robin Hood's Bay circular walk, North Yorkshire

A general view of Robin Hood's Bay from the coast near Boggle Hole

Ravenscar Boggle Hole Robin Hood's Bay circular walk, North Yorkshire

An old concrete observer/machine gun post, now falling into the sea.

 

Ravenscar Boggle Hole Robin Hood's Bay circular walk, North Yorkshire

 

Ravenscar Boggle Hole Robin Hood's Bay circular walk, North Yorkshire

 

Ravenscar Boggle Hole Robin Hood's Bay circular walk, North Yorkshire

 

A general view of Robin Hood's Bay from near Boggle Hole North Yorkshire

A zoom shot of Robin Hoods Bay

 

 

A few sheep in passing.

 

Onto the beach at Boggle Hole and walk under the cliffs to Robin Hood's Bay.

 

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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 protecting the cottages of Robin Hood's Bay, and they are needed to stop the cliffs and RHB being washed away!

 

There are several good pubs and cafes like the Swell to obtain refreshment in Robin Hood's Bay.

 

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, on top is Raven Hall Country House.

 

Its that sheep again!

 

Robin Hood's Bay and the cliffs of Ravenscar, on which Raven Halls sits!

The Raven Hotel - quite a setting.

 

Low Peak 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!

This is the road down to the National Trust holiday cottages of "Chapel Cottage" and "High Peak"


The above pictures and text describes a walk retracing your steps back to Ravenscar, but you can return from Boggle Hole (omitting RHB) using a circular route involving the old railway trackbed of the Whitby - Scarborough railway line. This is described below.

National Trust Ravenscar Boggle Hole Robin Hood's Bay circular walk, North Yorkshire Beach at Boggle Hole Robin Hood's Bay circular walk, North Yorkshire
Youth Hostel YHA Boggle Hole Robin Hood's Bay circular walk, North Yorkshire Youth Hostel YHAYouth Hostel YHA Boggle Hole Robin Hood's Bay circular walk, North Yorkshire

You climb up the road up and above the YHA youth hostel of Boggle Hole - looking much more upmarket these days!

 

Ravenscar Boggle Hole Robin Hood's Bay circular walk, North Yorkshire Ravenscar Boggle Hole Robin Hood's Bay circular walk, North Yorkshire

You then take a path to the left from the lane and walk across fields and under and onto the old railway track bed.

 

walking along path that was once the Whitby to Scarborough Railway, under several bridges back to Ravenscar, North Yorkshire

You then walk along the path that was once the Whitby to Scarborough Railway, under several bridges back to Ravenscar

 

Ravenscar to the small cafe and information centre, North Yorkshire Ravenscar Boggle Hole Robin Hood's Bay circular walk, North Yorkshire

Finally you drop down the road to Ravenscar to the small cafe and information centre.


Some places to stay and eat!

Above: The National Trust's 'Chapel Cottage' holiday cottage at Ravenscar, near Robin Hoods Bay, North Yorkshire

A really great place to stay, wonderful views and pet friendly!

A very 'moody' scene at Robin Hoods Bay

 

Below: The National Trust's 'High Peak' holiday cottage at Ravenscar, near Robin Hoods Bay, North Yorkshire

High Peak holiday cottage Ravenscar Robin Hood's Bay, National Trust, North Yorkshire, England

High Peak, Ravenscar, Robin Hood's Bay

 Ravenscar, Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire, England

Convenient parking for High Peak

High Peak holiday cottage Ravenscar Robin Hood's Bay, National Trust, North Yorkshire, England

Great views across Robin Hood's Bay ...

High Peak holiday cottage Ravenscar Robin Hood's Bay, National Trust, North Yorkshire, England

... from High Peak house

High Peak holiday cottage Ravenscar Robin Hood's Bay, National Trust, North Yorkshire, England

Beautifully refurbished kitchen ...

High Peak holiday cottage Ravenscar Robin Hood's Bay, National Trust, North Yorkshire, England

.. and relaxing rooms in High Peak

High Peak holiday cottage Ravenscar Robin Hood's Bay, National Trust, North Yorkshire, England  Ravenscar, Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire, England

The pictures of High Peak Cottage were taken in December 2019 when the weather was a bit cloudy!


More on Raven Hall Country House Hotel (pictures taken in December 2019 weather!)

Raven Hall good parking, gardens to explore via several paths, panoramic eating rooms and panoramic restaurant

 Ravenscar, Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire, England

Welcome to Ravel Hall Hotel

Raven Hall Hotel entrance Ravenscar, Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire, England

The entrance to Raven Hall Hotel

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 Ravenscar, Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire, England

The view from the Panorama Restaurant ...

Panoramic Panorama Restaurant Ravenscar, Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire, England

.. quite a view whilst eating a delicious meal.

 Ravenscar, Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire, England

Cosy rooms to have a snack ..

 Ravenscar, Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire, England

... a pot of tea or coffee in Raven Hall

 Ravenscar, Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire, England

View of Robin Hood's Bay from the gardens

 Ravenscar, Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire, England

The 'hanging gardens' overlook the sea/

 Ravenscar, Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire, England

Great views of the coast ..

 Ravenscar, Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire, England

... from the Raven Hall gardens.

 Ravenscar, Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire, England

The holiday lodges at Raven Hall

 Ravenscar, Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire, England

The formal gardens overlooking Robin Hood's Bay

 


The seaside resort of Ravenscar that never was!

Advert for the intended seaside resort of Ravenscar.

The seaside resort that never was:

At the turn of the 19th–20th century, plans were made to turn the village of Ravenscar into a holiday resort to rival nearby Scarborough. Roads were laid out, some houses were built and sewers were laid. Because of the long trek to its rocky beach, Ravenscar never achieved popularity, and the development was left unfinished – a town with sewers and streets but almost no houses.
 

 Ravenscar station, Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire, England

The site of Ravenscar Station

 Ravenscar tea rooms and B&B, Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire, England

The Ravenscar tearoom and B&B

 Ravenscar, Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire, England

One of the few houses built ...

 Ravenscar, Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire, England

... but this villa stands alone on top of a 600 ft cliff!

 Ravenscar, Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire, England

This was the way down to the beach ...

 Ravenscar, Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire, England

... now managed by the National Trust

 Ravenscar, Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire, England

Basically the beach was inaccessible ..

a reminder of the ...

 Ravenscar, Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire, England

... but one the lone villa built stands at the top of the cliff ...

failed Ravenscar seaside project

The seaside resort of Ravenscar that never was!


Ravenscar WW2 Radar Station

Observation post Ravenscar, Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire, England

The Ravenscar observation post ...

 Ravenscar, Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire, England

... with a vista well beyond Robin Hood's Bay

 Ravenscar, Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire, England  Ravenscar, Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire, England
 Ravenscar, Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire, England Ravenscar WW2 radar station about 1 mile south-east of Ravenscar.

It was built in 1941 to detect incoming German aircraft.

The communications hut.

The engine House.

The transmitter/receiver block.

 Ravenscar, Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire, England

 Ravenscar, Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire, England

 Ravenscar, Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire, England

 Ravenscar, Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire, England

 Ravenscar, Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire, England


 

Ravenscar, North Sea Coast, North Yorkshire, England: The Ravenscar Tearooms is above the sea at Ravenscar and is a good parking location and starting point for some stunning coastal walking above Robin Hoods Bay and go fossil hunting below the Raven Hotel at Ravenscar.

The Raven Hall Country House Hotel is dramatically set above the cliffs and golf course at Ravenscar near Whitby, North Yorkshire. The sea views are wonderful and what a backdrop to play golf to!

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.

 

Robin Hoods Bay, Near Whitby, North Yorkshire, England: The Bay Hotel is right down on the sea-front and Wainwright's Bar signifies the official end of The Coast to Coast Walk from St Bees Head to Robin Heads Bay.

The Swell cafe-tearoom well up on the right of the main street. It has wonderful views from the back balcony in either direction i.e. you can sit and sup your tea or coffee looking up or down the wonderful North Yorkshire Coast and its beach and interesting rock formations.

Winding your way up the main street is the Ye Dolphin pub at the back of which are the traditional red-tiled houses clinging to the side of the cliff on the steep descent to the sea.

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The Grosvenor pub (above left) and the pair (above right) of The Bay Tree and The Wise Owl

When you have finished a coastal walk from Whitby to Robin Hoods Bay and enter RHB itself you are confronted with a variety of places for refreshment before catching a bus or returning to your car in the nearby car park.

The Station Road Stores (below left, includes picnic tables) and the Victoria Hotel (below right) which overlooks the Bay itself.

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