Rose Rylands is a locally born storyteller who shares an intimate knowledge of the coast and surroundings, along with local folklore, history, mysteries and legends. She runs a variety of guided walks, including Guided Walking Tours of Whitby and Ghost walks in Robin Hood’s Bay and Whitby.
She also provides storytelling evenings for visiting school groups, as well as public speaking for weddings and events. All walks and events can be found on her website at www.whitbystoryteller.co.uk
Guided Walking Tours of Whitby
Currently gaining five star reviews on Trip Adviser and winner of the 2017 Luxury Travel Guide Award – Tour Guide of the Year – this is a leisurely tour around the old east side of Whitby with curious stories, folklore and history.
Rich in local anecdote and legend, the guided walk brings to life this fascinating, ancient town and its surrounding area. Full of fun, fact, folklore and amazing tales informed by local knowledge.
These walks are available as privately booked events and are perfect for couples, families, schools & educational groups, wedding parties and other gatherings.
Please see Rose's website for further information here.
The Robin Hood's Bay Ghost Walk
Rose has regular Robin Hood's Bay Ghost Walks scheduled throughout the year. Take a unique tour through streets and alleyways as you listen to Tales of the Strange and Supernatural.
Journey into a mysterious past of Spirits, Shipwrecks, Smugglers, Local Folklore and Legend.
Listed as one of the UK's top 11 Ghost Walks (3rd on list!) by HolidayLettings.co.uk – one of the UK's largest holiday lettings firms, click here for more information.
Robin Hood's Bay Ghost Walk Prices
- Adult £5.00
- Children (under 14) £4.00.
- Family Ticket (3 children) £20 – more than 3 children, £ 3 per child
- Reductions for larger groups and school parties.
This walk is designed to amuse, entertain, to be thought provoking, informative and inclusive, regardless of age. Well behaved dogs are also welcome.
Please see website for monthly programme of dates and times, prices, contact details and further information here.
The Whitby Ghost Walk
By private booking only. Starting at the top of the 199 Steps and taking in St Mary’s church graveyard then descending to the old pier, yards and alleyways of the old town. Whitby, a town perched between two supernatural thresholds – the moors and the sea. The Whitby Ghost Walk is rich with extraordinary history, stories of the magical and mysterious, of shipwrecks, sailors, superstitions and the supernatural, of wild adventure and impossible facts about this most ancient place.
Windswept cliffs face a wild North Sea, river waters flow into an ancient harbour from deep green valley and high open moor. Whitby is the perfect place for a ghost walk!
Bringing new, exciting and entertaining Tales of the Strange and Supernatural, mingling with ancient legend, maritime drama, spiritual mysteries and rip roaring ghost stories.
The Whitby Ghost Walk lasts around 75 minutes. Please see website for details, comments and reviews here.
The photos in this article have been provided by Glenn Kilpatrick, a local Whitby photographer. You can see more of his work at – www.whitby-photography.com