Yorkshire – God’s Own County

Yorkshire – God’s Own County

I was born in Yorkshire, still live there now and have lived in the county for most of my life. I consider myself very fortunate to live here and of course, I celebrate Yorkshire Day every year. This post might explain why Yorkshire people are so passionate about where they live. Yorkshire has a population equal to that of Scotland’s and covers an area half the size of Belgium, 12,590 sq km. It has a…

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The Cleveland Way – Robin Hood’s Bay to Whitby

The Cleveland Way – Robin Hood’s Bay to Whitby

Robin Hood’s Bay sits on the Cleveland Way and is also the finish (or start) of the famous 192 mile Coast to Coast walk devised by Alfred Wainwright. The Cleveland Way from Ravenscar to Robin Hood’s Bay is described elsewhere on this blog. This particular walk of about six and a half miles to Whitby is mostly along the clifftop and offers some amazing views of Robin Hood’s Bay and Saltwick Bay. The walk undulates…

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Whitby, Yorkshire Coast

Whitby, Yorkshire Coast

Introduction I really like Whitby, it’s a fantastic place, dog-friendly nearly everywhere, and with lots of things to see and do. Whatever time of year you visit, Whitby is always busy. Unlike a lot of seaside resorts, there is no end of season in Whitby. The former fishing town is very photogenic and has a dramatic coastline, long stretches of sandy beach and a quaint harbour. The town splits into two distinct halves, bisected by the tidal…

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The Cleveland Way – Whitby to Sandsend

The Cleveland Way – Whitby to Sandsend

Introduction This is a popular beach walk from Whitby to the nearby village of Sandsend, along a flat sandy beach. The route is part of the Cleveland Way, although technically this follows the top of West Cliff and the A174 to Sandsend. The beach is a much better option unless it’s a particularly high tide. The long, wide beach is ideal for a dog walk, plenty of room for dogs to run around. The walk…

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The Cleveland Way – Sandsend to Runswick Bay

The Cleveland Way – Sandsend to Runswick Bay

The coast walk from Sandsend to Runswick Bay is about 4 and a half miles in length. The walk is an undulating route along the cliffs with stunning vistas at several points. In particular, the view from Kettleness towards the sweeping bay at Runswick has to be one of the best views on the Yorkshire Coast. Sandsend This route starts at the car park near the northern end of Sandsend beach. Look out for the…

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North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR)

North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR)

NYMR – Introduction The North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) is one of the UK’s most popular historic railways. For this reason, hundreds of thousands of passengers travel on the line annually. Vintage steam and diesel trains haul passenger trains 18 miles over the North Yorkshire Moors. The railway runs from Pickering through Levisham, Newton Dale and Goathland to Grosmont. Trains then run on Network Rail track for a further 6 miles through to Whitby. Closed…

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