Robin Hood's Bay on the North Yorkshire coast

Robin Hood's Bay on the North Yorkshire coast

Families tackling part of a national trail can learn more about the wildlife and heritage on the route.

North York Moors National Park Authority has produced an information pack on the coastal section of the Cleveland Way.

The Coast Alive Tracker Pack is available to rent free of charge and contains a route map for a short walk using the seashore, binoculars, a magnifying glass plus nature activities and wildlife identification guides.

The packs are aimed at families and can be hired from the Old Coastguard Station in Robin Hood’s Bay for a £10 returnable deposit.

The Cleveland Way shares its route into the North Yorkshire fishing village with the final miles of Wainwright’s Coast to Coast Walk.

Malcolm Hodgson, national trail officer for the Cleveland Way, said: “The North Yorkshire coastline has some fascinating tales to tell and is a wonderful place to spot all kinds of wildlife.

The tracker packs will help families explore the Cleveland Way. Photo: Discovery Photography

The tracker packs will help families explore the Cleveland Way. Photo: Discovery Photography

“These new packs will provide fun activities for families to take part in while enjoying the fresh air and wonderful views to be found at Robin Hood’s Bay and Ravenscar. I hope it will provide inspiration for future visits to our beautiful coast.”

Another pack for the section of the national trail leading to Ravenscar will be available from the National Trust’s Ravenscar Visitor Centre in August.

The tracker packs have been developed by the North York Moors National Park Authority and the National Trust with funding from the Coast Alive Project, a European-funded project that aims to test different ways of encouraging people to make use of the network of coastal paths around the North Sea.

The Robin Hood’s Bay Tracker Pack can be pre-booked by calling 01947 885900 and the Ravenscar Tracker Pack – available from August – by calling 01723 870138. Alternatively, people can just turn up and request one. A returnable £10 deposit and proof of identification are needed to borrow a pack for the day.

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