Day 16 (of 16) Egton Bridge to Robin Hood’s Bay

Started 8:15
Arrived 3:25
Mileage 17.9 miles
Ascent 3,139

We took onboard the advice of the old guy (see Day 14) on 3 of the 4 counts.  Unfortunately the “no naughtiness” bit proved a problem as Steve’s desires got the better of him again and he had to have another sticky toffee pudding!

This was an absolutely beautiful summer’s day to see us through the final day of walking.  We received another tip off from our new friends of last week and did a minor detour to avoid waist-level swamps which cost them a walking pole (surrendered to the mire).   This added a mile to the journey but it was well worth the effort.

By the time we reached the coastal path we were really starting to flag as the cumulative pounding began to take its toll.  This proved to be our toughest day’s walk but we weren’t going to give in now!  The sea on approach was like a mill pond.  Neither of us had ever seen it so calm.  Robin Hood’s Bay was the busiest we had ever seen with the beach full of holiday makers and weekend fun seekers (or were they here to welcome us home?).

Early sighting of Whitby Abbey (on horizon)

Home stretch (Robin Hood’s Bay)

We followed the time-honoured tradition of dipping our boots in the North Sea and throwing our pebbles, collected from St Bees beach, into the sea.  We made haste to Wainwright’s Bar in order to celebrate with a pint and sign the book, only to find it closed!  Ah well, ice cream it is then.  PS.  We returned to the bar later that evening to record our achievement, in the C2C book, for all to see.

One Pebble returned…

And finally…


About Steve & Cep

We are semi-keen walkers who are lucky enough to find ourselves with the time to embark on (and hopefully the energy to complete) a long held ambition to stroll across the breadth of England, without having to worry about previously limited annual leave. We are totally new to this blogging malarkey so will hopefully learn as we go.
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5 Responses to Day 16 (of 16) Egton Bridge to Robin Hood’s Bay

  1. Janet Saif-Chapman says:

    Yeah , Well Done You Two , Enjoy The Sunshine now And A Good Rest See You Soon xxxx

  2. Sue and Colin says:

    Shame about Wainwright shutting his bar. Someone must have told him you were coming! Brilliant job, well done. You should be very proud and pleased with yourselves.

  3. Roy says:

    Very proud of you guys on the achievement.. 11/10.

  4. Mary Aston says:

    Think you might get this. Looks terrific and what a lovely record…..why dont you compile a little book of your walking adventures for the layman….whole new career!

  5. Easy Walker says:

    Have you trown in the Big Pebble or the small pebble :)

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