Tailor Made Walks & Tours

Our team live and work in and around Robin Hood’s Bay. That means we have a unique insight into the highways and byways around the Bay.

We cater for singles, couples or groups. If you would like a specially prepared personalised weekend tour or half/one day guided walks around the area then do contact us.

Don’t forget we can theme your walks; from smugglers’ trods through the North York Moors to cliff top routes north and south of Robin Hood’s Bay.

Join us on our specially created ‘Smuggler’s Walks’. These walks will be led by a local walking professional and aim to provide a ‘different’ view of Bay and its vicinity by taking those paths less trodden by….

Pack Horse route from Bay – The Robin Hood’s Bay Road

This full day’s walk, of approximately 15 miles, takes you  off the usual Robin Hood’s Bay coastal paths and up onto the moors. It gives you the chance to follow in the footsteps of the smuggler’s pack horse train seeing how contraband was taken out of Bay and across the North York Moors towards York.

We first follow hidden paths and forgotten trods out of Bay and up through the Norse settlement of Raw. Reaching the moors after a thirty minute uphill climb we will pause to look back down on the wonderful views beneath us of villages and coast.

We will then spend around three hours heading inland on the ancient smuggler’s route of ‘The Robin Hood’s Bay Road’ . Even now, the moorland route is treacherous and hard to follow. If there has been heavy rain then the route can be boggy. We may even see the remains of barrels of contraband which have been lost en-route in times past and are now only visible as the heather is washed away.

Following a gently rising path, at its high point the walk will give views to the south west of the modern government satellite tracking station of Fylingdales – Where our 20th century taxes are spent tracking real and imaginary enemies and possibly even smuggler’s boats and our own personal communications! Turning east we look down on the coast before heading across moorland towards Ravenscar and taking around ninety minutes to reach lower Bay on one of several little used routes.

Walk details

All walks will be led by our fully qualified walk leader- who also leads walks for one of the UK’s top walking holiday companies. He holds relevant first aid qualifications and will carry emergency kit at all times.

Walks will meet at 8.45am at Fylingdales Village Hall in the top car park at Robin Hood’s Bay. Departure will be at 9am prompt. There will be limited opportunities for refreshment en-route so walkers should bring their own food and drink.

There will be several rest stops throughout the day and in general walkers will be back at the Village Hall by around 4pm.

Bookings and dates

Group bookings and prices can be confirmed by contacting Paul on 01947 88513 or emailing paul@baytownrhb.com