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Boggle Hole

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Boggle Hole is a true treasure in more than one way. Reputed to be an old haven for smugglers, whom it is said used to land their contraband here. Yet today it is renown for it's pure beauty and as one of the Yorkshire Coast's little known, hidden gems.

Yet with all this mystery aside, Boggle Hole boasts one of the best short coastal walks in Yorkshire. Head north from Boggle Hole, to the quaint fishing village of Robin Hood's Bay and you'll get an idea of local erosion, evidence of the sea is washing away the soft soil is clear and an old World War II pillbox teeters over the edge of the cliffs. When the tide goes out, it leaves behind hundreds of rock pools or various sizes and populated with a variety of wildlife, nature and geology.

Kids are often seen delving into the rock pools with their fishing nets to gaze upon their finds, sometimes with interest and sometimes in awe.

From time to time, the North York Moors National Park organise guided walks where you can walk in the company of a knowledgeable ranger, who will delight in entertaining you with real life stories of dinosaurs, plus myths of the 'Boggle'. The Boggle is a mythical character, said to be a mischievous creature who lives in the cave, which is found just around the right hand corner, just as you reach the beach at Boggle Hole.

On the hillside overlooking the coastline is the YHA Youth Hostel.

Anyone venturing along the coastline here is recommended to check the tide times and wear a good pair of walking shoes or boots.

Robin Hood's Bay
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
29 April 2009

Robin Hood's Bay is a small fishing town or village located five miles south of Whitby on the coast of North Yorkshire, England. Bay Town, as it is known to the locals, is in the ancient parish of Fylingdales and in the wapentake of Whitby Strand. The origin of the name is uncertain, and it is doubtful if Robin Hood was ever in the vicinity.

The town, 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 main legitimate activity had always been fishing, but this started to decline in the late 19th century. These days most of its income comes from tourism. Robin Hood's Bay is also famous for the large number of fossils which may be found on its beach.

Robin Hood's Bay is the setting for the Bramblewick books by the author Leo Walmsley, who was educated in the schoolroom of the old Wesleyan Chapel, in the lower village. Robin Hood's Bay is a poem by children's poet Michael Rosen.

The town was once served by Robin Hood's Bay railway station however this closed in 1965 and now the nearest railway station is in Whitby. The town connects to the A171 allowing access to Whitby and Scarborough. Robin Hood's Bay is the terminus of Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk.

The Bayfair newspaper contains news and local information on the town. Wireless internet access is provided for visitors all around the town by The Bay Broadband Co-operative.

The Wine Haven-Profil near Robin Hood's Bay is Global Stratotype Section and Point (GSSP) of Pliensbachian Epoch (183,0-189,6 mya), one of four chronographic substages of Early Jurassic Epoch.

A plaque in the town records that a Brig named "Visitor" ran ashore in Robin Hood's Bay on 18 January 1881 during a violent storm. In order to save the crew, the lifeboat from Whitby was pulled 6 miles overland by 18 horses, with the 7 feet deep snowdrifts present at the time cleared by 200 men. It was launched two hours after leaving Whitby, with the crew and the Visitor rescued on the second attempt.





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