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Robin Hood's Bay and Maw Wyke is a 5.9 mile loop trail located near Whitby, North Yorkshire, England that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Length 5.9 mi Elevation gain 1,085 ft Route type Loop
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Getting There

A circular walk from Robin Hood's Bay on the North Yorkshire coast. The route joins the Cleveland Way coastal path heading north to reach Maw Wyke, before turning inland through a caravan park to join the Cinder Track, a disused railway line, for the return leg. The paths can all get quite muddy after periods of wet weather and the Cleveland Way has several climbs and descents through gullies. The surfaces are at some points paved with rocks as steps but these can also get quite slippery. There are no stiles, just a few gates and kissing gates. Keep children and dogs under close control on the coastal path as the cliff edges are unfenced and have very sheer drops. Where landslides disrupt the route there will be diversions into the adjacent fields which are likely to be holding both sheep and cattle (although the fields are very big so this doesn't really pose a problem). You are likely to be sharing the return leg along the old railway with both horse riders and cyclists. There are public toilets at the car park at the start. Allow 2.5 to 3 hours.

The walk starts from the Station pay and display car park in Robin Hood's Bay on Station Road. Robin Hood's Bay is just a few miles south of Whitby and is accessed via the main A171 road. Approximate post code YO22 4RA.

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An excellent hike along the coastal path starting in Robin Hood's and heading north before returning back along the Cinder Track. Great views of the sea, cliffs and wildlife. Some sections were muddy and a number of descending steps very slippy when we did it so be careful! Overall a very enjoyed hike with varied surfaces and scenery. Steep in sections but nothing too grueling.

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Melvyn Woodhouse
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A alternative starting point, park your vehicle on the Cinder track on bottoms lane Hawsker. You can then walk down onto the cliff tops joining the Cleveland way walk. Walking south will take you onto Robin Hood’s bay. There’s some great views of the English coast line and nothing better on a warm sunny day. . I recommend the walk be done on a dry day. There are sections which become muddy. There’s many places in Robin Hood’s bay to eat. The Victoria hotel makes a smashing Sunday lunch. Beware of the canon at 12.00 noon. With a full stomach you can return along the cinder track towards Whitby. Occasionally you may see deer & other wildlife Enjoy your walk. I hope I may return once more.

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Sam Ripley
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Martin Brown
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Rosalyn O'Brien
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Adam King
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Richard Divilly
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David Walmsley
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Attila Györffy
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Rebecca Boak
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stephen keith
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Wade Herschberger
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Andre Biz
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