Friday 18th September saw a group of S.
Anselm’s mums setting off for another fundraising adventure. This year we headed for Whitby, the ‘ goth’
town of the north here described by Bram Stoker in his novel Dracula published
“This is a lovely place. The
little River Esk runs through a deep valley which broadens out as it comes near
the harbour… The houses of the old town are all red-roofed and seem piled up
one after the other anyhow…Right over the town is the ruin of the Abbey, a
noble ruin of immense size. Between it and the town is another church,
the Parish one, round which is a big graveyard, all full of tombstones.
It descends so steeply over the harbour that part of the bank has fallen away,
and some of the graves have been destroyed.”
We arrived at the YHA, situated next to the ruined abbey which was
shrouded in mist. We headed off taking the path described above, down the old
worn steps through the graveyard and into town to the lovely Magpie restaurant
for fish and chips.
Saturday morning saw us up early and after being dropped off at
Scarborough we commenced our walk along the coast heading back north to Robin
Hood’s Bay. The weather was not too kind
to us and we were wrapped up in our waterproofs for most of the day. We stopped at the café in Ravenscar for a
well-earned cuppa before continuing on our way.
After 15 miles we arrived at Robin Hood’s Bay, a small fishing village and a bay located within the
North York Moors National Park, five miles south of Whitby. A short stroll
through the busy little village brought us to the top of a hill where our coach
Sunday saw us walk from
Whitby back to Robin Hood’s Bay, a mere 5 miles after our long walk on
Saturday. The sun was finally out and we were rewarded with fine views along
A fantastic sum of
£3577.58 was raised by this hardy bunch.
Thanks to Frank, our
loyal guide, Siobhan W, Katie N, Fiona S, Helena C, Liz S, Lulu C, Julia R, Louise
G, Sara B, Nerissa, Kate G, Nicki T, Virgina S, Clare G, Bron W and Helen P.