S. Anselm's

A full boarding and day school for boys and girls from Nursery to 16

Intrepid Mums to Whitby

Intrepid Mums to Whitby

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 in 1897.

“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 awaited us.

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 the coast.

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.


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