Rose Rylands

Rose Rylands


To Book Your Whitby Tour, Ghost Walk or
Storytelling Event contact Rose at
or on 01947 895122


You have come to the place where deep green valley meets wild north sea...where springs a world of stories and is home to award winning ~

Guided Walking Tours of Whitby • The Robin Hood's Bay Ghost Walk • The Whitby Ghost Walk • Wild Walks in the North York Moors • Storytelling for Education, Groups, Events.

Walking Tours of Whitby

The Guided Walking Tour of Whitby

The Robin Hoods Bay Ghost Walk

The Robin Hood's Bay Ghost Walk

The Whitby Ghost Walk

The Whitby Ghost Walk

Walking Tours of the North York Moors

Other Walking Tours

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Photos from Walking Tours of Whitby, Robin Hood's Bay Ghost Walks and Storytelling Events

About Whitby Storyteller

Have you come in search of walking with a difference? Are you interested in Stories of the wild Sea, Smugglers and Shipwrecks? Ancient Histories of Whitby and The North York Moors - Dinosaurs, Dracula, Whitby Abbey; Local Folklore, Tales of the Supernatural,  Mythology, Fairy and Folktales - the Oral Tradition of Storytelling?

As featured on Local and National Radio & Media, London Reviewer and the Daily Mail, Channel 4's programme 'Coastal walks with my dog,' BBC Radio 4's Lore of the Land series and twice with Bob Fischer on BBC Radio Tees guest of the day interviews.

Lore of the Land interview

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 Home to... Walking Tours of Whitby - Winner 2017 Luxury Travel Guide Awards 

Available by private booking and suitable for touring parties, families, groups, individuals, colleges and schools. This unique tour, rich in curious story, anecdote, mythology, history and uncommon folklore, normally departs from outside St, Mary's church on the East Cliff and takes in the streets, yards and piers of the old town.

Lead by Rose, with her wealth of local knowledge and expertly told stories, The Guided Walking Tours of Whitby are one of the town's top attractions and activities.                                                                       
There are also tours for foreign students and English Language Students.

Please visit the menu for more information - or contact Rose directly on 01947 895122 or email

Also on Twitter@whitbytours 


And The Robin Hood's Bay Ghost Walk

Listed as one of the UK's top 11 Ghost Walks (3rd on list!) by - one of the UK's largest holiday lettings firms:

 Holiday Lettings

Other walks include the Whitby Ghost Walks, Esk Valley Walks and many more. Please see menu pages for available tours.


“Rose is a charismatic storyteller who can really capture the attention of young people. She is brimming with energy and life, and brings humour, mystery and a passionate love of the natural world to her stories. She also points towards important truths and can reconnect her listeners with a deeper sense of meaning.”

Dr Justine Huxley, Programme Director, St Ethelburga's Centre for Peace & Reconciliation, London


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Ghosts and Robin Hood's Bay


Ghosts and Robin Hood's Bay

March and early May were freezing. Going out at night to run a ghost walk is always a challenge in the cold months. Smaller groups and down to minus zero, I wonder how long I can keep this up for. Knees hurt, back hurts, hands are frozen even with thick gloves on and everything is stiff with cold. B…

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