Robin Hoods Bay Coastal Weekend - North Yorkshire
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We're going back again to the quiet and quaint village of Robin Hoods Bay!! With the North Sea sprawling out in front, and the towering cliffs of the bay separating us from those blue waters, this is favourite among many members. Come and join us and explore the beautiful North Yorkshire Coastline.
Robin Hoods Bay is a small fishing village, surrounded by cliffs, 8km south of Whitby. The village, which consists of a maze of tiny streets, has a tradition of smuggling and there is reputed to be a network of subterranean passageways linking the houses. The village lies at the end of Wainwright's Coast to Coast path and there is fantastic walking country throughout the local area. The village has a wealth of interesting pubs, shops and restaurants.
Despite being on the coast, Robin Hoods Bay lies within the wild, windswept, and wonderful North York Moors National Park. Comprising over 1400 miles of natural beauty, this enchanting region is home to heather moorland, pine forests, rolling hills and shimmering coastline, not to mention badgers, roe deer, red squirrels and hawks.
There will be a nice long coastal walk to Ravenscar along the beach and back along the cliff tops. This maybe changed depending on tidal time. We will have a nice rest stop at boggles hole along the way.
If this is not for you I'm sure they will be a shorter walk or you are more than welcome to enjoy the coast and lovely village.
Photos: Provided by the hostel venue and S Turner and used by OutdoorLads with full permission.
Sorry no dogs
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What to bring
In addition to the items listed below you will need a towel and clothes to wear about the hostel.
Boots: Hiking boots are arguably the most essential piece of kit when hiking just about anywhere. Walker’s should make sure that their boots are both waterproof and breathable, and provide good ankle support. Boots should also be in good condition.
Socks: A good comfy pair of walking socks is essential really; they keep your feet warm and drier than normal socks.
Gaiters: Gaiters attach to the bottom of walking boots and extend to just under the knee. They provide waterproofing for the bottom half of the leg. They are not essential to have but you will feel the difference if you have them.
Walking Trousers: You should have a suitable pair of trousers for walking in, jeans are not suitable as they take on water when wet and will make you cold. The same goes for jogging pants/tracksuit clothing. You would be best advised to get a pair of comfy walking trousers from one of the many outdoor equipment outlets (Cotswold, Blacks etc)
Waterproof Trousers: Waterproof trousers are essential in case of wet weather. They are also good to be worn when it is not raining as they can act as a windproof barrier, which keeps the legs warm. Waterproof trousers should be breathable, so be sure to check that as when it’s raining on a warm day – you can get wet legs from sweat on the inside if they are not breathable.
Base Layer: A breathable base layer should be chosen in order to let sweat escape from the body. This should ideally consist of a breathable synthetic, specially designed fabric, though a cotton T-Shirt is sufficient.
Other Layers: On top of your base layer, you can have a variety of options such as a micro fleece, a fleece jacket or a rugby/sports top can sometimes be good. Having one or two additional layers gives you flexibility when the weather is changeable – the more layers, the more flexible you can be in adapting to the weather.
Waterproof Jacket: A good waterproof jacket is one of the most important pieces of kit you will require when hiking. Walkers should look for a jacket that is both waterproof and breathable in order for them to be protected from sweat. Materials such as Gore-tex are often the best choices but they can be expensive unless you shop sensibly, don’t forget your OutdoorLads discount for Full Members at Cotswold outlets.
Hat: As most heat is lost through the head a good hat is essential.
Gloves: Gloves are essential in the colder months, windproof or better still waterproof gloves are the best choice.
Rucksack: A good Rucksack that is comfortable to wear is essential, and required to carry both food and equipment. Day sacks should have a capacity of around 30 litres. As an option you could store your items in waterproof bags inside just in-case or ensure the bag has a waterproof bag to pull over the top.
Emergency Equipment: The leader of the group will normally carry some emergency items, but you are welcome to bring your own such as spare energy food, survival bag, personal first aid kit, head torch and a whistle. It is not essential that you bring all or any of these items but it will do no harm if you do bring.
Map & Compass: If you want to learn to be a leader or you just like to know where you are, then you can bring a map that covers the area. If you are not sure which map to bring, just message the leader. It is best to bring your map either in a map case or purchase maps which are waterproof.
Mobile Phone: If you choose to bring your phone, then you are well advised to buy a waterproof bag or if that is not possible a simple food/freezer bag will suffice.
Food & drink
Friday night: Please bring at least one item for the buffet. This should be to feed approximately 2 to 3 people.
Saturday/Sunday breakfast: Included in the event cost.
Saturday/Sunday lunch: Please bring a packed lunch.
Saturday dinner: Included in the event cost.
Tea & coffee: Included throughout the weekend.
Other drinks: Please bring your own.