Whitby Storyteller

Rose Rylands


Whitby Walks and Tours

with The Robin Hood’s Bay Ghost Walk, Smugglers Tours and Storytelling Events

         You have come to the place where North Yorkshire moors and valleys meet a wild and windswept North Sea.  Here the ancient seaport of Whitby, coastal smuggling villages and surroundings contain a world of stories and are home to award winning -

Guided Walking Tours of Whitby. The Robin Hood's Bay Ghost Walk.  The Whitby Ghost Walk. Storytelling for schools, groups and events. 

Choose the walk for you and enjoy a unique experience in ancient and storied surroundings. Enter the world of the strange and supernatural on a ghost walk, step into a bygone age on a smugglers walk or discover extraordinary facts and legends about Whitby on a guided tour. Or book a storytelling evening and hear all of these stories indoors by lamplight, with local folklore and legends.

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Guided Walking Tours of  Whitby

Whitby is a town brimming with extraordinary facts and histories. Book your own award winning guided walk informed by local knowledge and uncover layers of Whitby’s bygone days.

Famous for its spiritual, maritime and gothic history, Whitby is a storybook of curiosities. Perfect for groups, families, schools, universities and english language learners, guided Whitby walks are a fun and informative way to discover this ancient town.

The best way to feel part of a place is to know its stories. Let Whitby Storyteller be your guide. These are available as privately booked events.

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Robin Hood's Bay and  Whitby Ghost Walks

Nestled between the freezing, wild waters of the North Sea and the equally unpredictable North York Moors both places lend themselves to ghostly tales.

 Take a unique tour through the streets and alleyways of Robin Hood's Bay as you listen to tales of the strange and supernatural. Journey into a mysterious past of spirits, shipwrecks, smugglers, local folklore and legend. No booking required for this walk, see programme of dates and times and just turn up before the walk sets off to get your ticket. Private walks are also available.

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. These walks are currently only available as privately booked events.

Book a Walk or Tour

Contact Rose to book your walk.

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“Wonderfully atmospheric”

Joanne Harris - Author of ‘Chocolat’

Explore the North York Moors and Coast

The North York Moors and Coast has always been a popular destination with walkers.

Now you can explore this wild landscape with a local guide and learn about it's ancient history in the process.

Whitby Storyteller offers a range of walks and guided tours around the Whitby area, Moors and Esk Valley, tailored to meet the needs of each group.

Half and Full Day Tours of Whitby and Area

Whether you are experienced walkers wishing to get out into the countryside, or a family with young children looking for an interesting and informative day out, a guided tour of Whitby or the local countryside could be exactly what you need!

Whitby Storyteller provides a choice of walks which can be adjusted as necessary. For more details please see menu and contact.

“Rose's walking tour of Whitby was packed full of interesting stories, facts and fiction which really brought the history and tradition of Whitby to life.”

A Schofield - Private Group Tour

Storytelling for Events

Public speaking, weddings, childrens entertainment, educational groups or any special occasion.

Indoors or outdoors, hear tales of the North York Moors and coast with history and folklore, myths and legends.

Perhaps you like ghost stories, folktales, fairy tales, short or long stories. Arthurian legends or eastern european fairytales. Choose the content you would like especially to suit your event.

Storytelling for Education

Stories that delight, engage, inform, entertain and inspire. Stories for curriculum.

Histories of Whitby, Robin Hood's Bay and surroundings; tales of dinosaurs and Dracula, vikings and merfolk, ghost ships, whaling, Captain Cook. Lifeboats and famous rescues, infamous outlaws, giants, witches and ancient woodlands. A wealth of local history, lore and legend, painted in pictures through story. Age and faith appropriate. Content tailored to request.

More vital today than ever, storytelling can awaken us to the magical, multi-dimensional world that is both within us and around us. By stimulating imagination and memory in this way, children find it easier to not only remember words and facts, but to create their own stories.

North York Moors Guided Walks

Bespoke tours are available for schools and universities, families, groups, tour companies and anyone requiring one of these events.

Please contact for enquiries and bookings. See pages on the menu for further information.