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RECESS IN THE YORKSHIRE COAST NAMED AFTER A NATIONAL HERO: ROBIN HOOD'S BAY

RECESS IN THE YORKSHIRE COAST NAMED AFTER A NATIONAL HERO: ROBIN HOOD'S BAY

Between Whitby and Scarborough, though much nearer the former, is Robin Hood's Bay, the largest indentation in the Yorkshire coast. Between the enclosing promontories called the North Cheek and the Peak, the distance in a straight line is about two-and-a-half miles. The cliffs are low except at the Peak, and consist largely of crumbling shale. Behind the high moors slope steeply down towards the water in a fine amphitheatre of hills. The bay appears under its present name as early as the time of Henry VIII in the accounts of Whitby Abbey, and Robin Hood is said to have visited both Scarborough and Whitby. There are many rocks, trees and wells named after Robin Hood, but this is the largest natural feature bearing his name.

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