This spot along the Yorkshire coast has been named one of the best places in the UK for a day out with your dog. Ravenscar, along with Robin Hood’s Bay, found on the North Yorkshire coast is an idyllic spot with fantastic views and wildlife to enjoy.
Nestled in between Whitby and Scarborough, The Times has added it to its list for a range of reasons including its beautiful views and historic buildings.
The Times said: “With its beaches, wide open spaces and big skies, the Yorkshire coast is a fantastic place to take your dog at any time of year. The village of Ravenscar, high on the cliffs between Scarborough and Whitby, is worth a visit, as is the old coastguard station at Robin Hood’s Bay village.
“From Ravenscar visitor centre you can do a two mile circular walk with your dog on a lead taking in some of the old industrial heritage; the old Peak Alum Works, where fixatives for dyeing cloth were produced, a brickworks and a Victorian railway bridge. There are also wonderful view across Robin Hood’s Bay.”
We love a walk along the cliffs in this area usually starting off at the Ravenscar National Trust Coastal Centre on the rugged cliffs of Ravenscar and heading Howdale Moor where there is some beautiful moorland.
Then, drop down to the old Scarborough-to-Whitby railway line and finish at the renowned smugglers’ haunt of Robin Hood’s Bay. And keep your camera handy, too, because the sights are simply stunning.
The area is absolutely epic with some out-of-this-world views perfect all year round. As you walk along the beach surrounded by the epic cliffs you can just feel the dark history that happened hundreds of years ago in this area, which was used as a smugglers cove.
Along with this hidden gem, Robin Hood’s Bay was featured in the list. It’s one of our favourite places and feels like it has been untouched for years and years.