Changing Perspectives Whitby Day Trip with Get Out Get Active (ESSL Only)

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8:30 am - 5:30 pm


Rest of the UK

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Alcohol free

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About this event

Whitby is a seaside town on the Yorkshire coast overlooking the North Sea. The ruined Gothic Whitby Abbey was an inspiration for Bram Stoker’s gothic novel “Dracula”. The close proximity of shops, restaurants, harbour, museums and other amenities means that you should be able to have an extremely good time exploring here.


There are several walking options to choose from including of course the option to stay on the coach and head straight into exploring Whitby!  Accessibility-wise according to one researcher Whitby is generally flat in the west side of the town, the Pier is mostly accessible and the beach is accessible via a slope and the sands are firm (powered wheelchairs and scooters may struggle!) The East side is far less accessible depending on your tolerance for cobbled streets.


If suitable to your needs we hope you will choose to join us for one of 3 coastal walk options:

Walk 1: 10km from Robin Hood’s Bay to Whitby

Walk 2: 7km from Hawkser into Whitby

Walk 3: 2.5km from the outskirts of Whitby into town via the Abbey Ruins and down 199 steps into Whitby.


There will then be plenty of free time in Whitby to relax, explore the attractions and seek refreshments from the many cafes, tea shops & pubs. There are some interesting shops showcasing local arts, crafts and Whitby jet jewellery.  The Captain Cook Memorial Museum, in the house where Cook once lived, displays paintings and maps.


Whitby Abbey was a 7th-century Christian monastery that later became a Benedictine abbey. The abbey church was situated overlooking the North Sea on the East Cliff above Whitby in North Yorkshire, England, a centre of the medieval Northumbrian kingdom.


A final details email will be sent out on the Thursday before the trip.