25. The Whitby Wander
Meeting Point: Abbey Headland Car Park, Whitby, YO22 4JR
This walk begins in the seaside town of Whitby, famously the setting of Bram Stoker’s darkly gothic novel, Dracula.
Starting from the south side of the River Esk near Whitby Abbey, we head around the coastline towards Saltwick Nab, then rise up onto a coastal path heading south towards Robin Hood’s Bay.
The pristine coastline is home to many coastal birds and plants, and the relative flatness of the terrain offers a low-impact and less challenging walk.
We turn back towards Whitby just before Craze Naze, picking up a track that leads us all the way back to the seaside town. We cross the River Esk at the Larpool Viaduct, and join the Cinder Tracks, before cutting back through the town and over a swing bridge to return to our start point.
Distance: 21.8 km (13.55 miles)
Difficulty Rating: ★★☆☆☆