People visiting Robin Hood’s Bay can find out more about the wildlife and heritage of the picturesque village and surrounding coastline by picking up a new Coast Alive Tracker Pack. Each pack contains a route map for a short walk using the seashore and the Cleveland Way National Trail, binoculars, a magnifying glass plus fun nature activities and wildlife identification guides. Available from the Old Coastguard Station, the packs are aimed at families and are available to borrow free of charge.
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. Similar packs containing information on for a walk from Ravenscar will be available from the National Trust’s Ravenscar Visitor Centre in August.
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. 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.”
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.
For more information on the Coast Alive Project go to www.coast-alive.eu. The Cleveland Way National Trail is funded by Natural England, the North York Moors National Park Authority, Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council and Scarborough Borough Council.