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A Place for all Seasons

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ROBIN HOOD’S BAY
 A PLACE FOR ALL SEASONS

Millions of years ago Robin Hood’s Bay was a deep sea. the sea animals became fossilized, providing one of the best sources for fossil hunters in Britain.

Robin Hood’s Bay is now well know to walkers for being on the route of the Cleavland Way, and the end of the Coast to Coast.

People travel from all over the world to complete these walks and often choose to stay in Robin Hood’s Bay overnight.

the Coast to Coast route is now completed by cyclists, scooters, motor bikers, vintage cars and a list of other methods of travel from St Beads to Robin Hood’s Bay. All enjoying the experience of crossing through the lovely countryside of Britain.

For those who are less energetic there are numerous walks in and around Robin Hood’s Bay. There is also a cycle trail that follows the old railway track.

Your time here can be spent just relaxing and enjoying the lovely countryside, good food, plenty of pub’s and nice shops to browse around.

Visit the museum, see how Robin Hood’s Bay developed in the old Coastguard Station. Have a game of tennis or go putting at the bowling green. The donkey’s Cobble and Smuggler love small children to visit them on the beach. Robin Hood’s Bay has something for every age group, just come and see page.

Sea, sand, and narrow cobbled secret streets, makes the picturesque old fishing village of Robin Hood’s Bay unique. The landscape of  Robin Hood’s Bay is spectacular taking in the Southern most point Ravenscar, sweeping towards the heather moor’s of Fylingdales, onto rich pastures, along the cliff to the Northern most point of Ness. 
You can easily imagine the smugglers of old secretly moving contraband around the village, escaping the press gang.
Once a thriving fishing village, with captains building large  Victorian houses at the “top of the bank”, in sharp  contrast to the old 16th century  red pantile– roofed cottages of  “down bay”
The beach has rock pools and scaurs composed of Jurassic rock, where fossils can be found. And a nice piece of Jet to take home?
 

How it came to be called Robin Hood’s Bay is still not known.

This part of the coast offered shelter and access to the sea and a hamlet was founded on fishing over 1000 year ago.

Robin Hood was the name of a forest spirit, it is associated with the power over evil.

Bands of traveling players used the name in the 14th century, maybe some settled here.

The name Robin Hood’s Bay is the name listed on a chart printed in Antwerp 1584.

Other spellings have been used, 1538 Robyn Hoyde Bay, 1544 robinhodbay.

However it began it is a good place to relax and enjoy the senic surroundings.

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