Whitby Weekend 2020


Hi, although Shearings has been in difficulty during Covid 19 the News has just been announced that Shearings has now gone bust and for the last 2 months I have emailed telephoned and wrote to them requesting a refund sadly we will now have to wait to see if the administrator will be giving a refund meanwhile I don’t know if any of us have Holiday insurance it might be worthwhile to make a claim for yourself if you need any info regarding our booking reference number etc please let me know I will contact you direct. Best Regards Sheila x

DATE: Friday 27th ~ Monday 30th March 2020

HOTEL: The Royal Hotel, West Cliff, Whitby, North Yorkshire Y021 3HA ~Tel: 01947 602234

COSTS (half-board): Double or Twin ~ Standard £119 / Sea-view £140. Single ~ Standard £134 / Sea-view £155

CHECK-IN: 15:00 / CHECK-OUT: 10:00


  • At rear of hotel (free for residents), limited spaces. Access is from West Terrace / Esplanade (this is the same street, differently named on either side just to confuse you!).
  • Very limited private hotel parking bays available @ £6 per day (book in ADVANCE with hotel).
  • Alternative nearby street parking (charges apply).

ROOMS: Will be allocated on arrival. Every room is en suite with bath/shower and tea/coffee making facilities.

MEALS: Breakfast 08:00-09:15 (Sat&Sun) / 07:45-09:00 (Mon) Evening Meal  18:30-19:45 (Fri,Sat&Sun)

WiFi: Free WiFi within the hotel.

BOOT ROOM: Available at rear of reception. This should be of particular benefit to us if wet weather.

PACKED LUNCHES: Available from reception, please order before 20:00 on the night prior. Alternatively, Botham’s Bakery is on nearby Skinner Street … serving an excellent range of quality sandwiches, pies, quiches, salads and cakes (not open Sunday).

ENTERTAINMENT: Friday~Meet&Greet, Quiz  / Saturday~Gala Dinner / Sunday~Free Night

The hotel has a public bar and evening entertainment is provided in the ballroom. The town is well served with charismatic pubs and bars.

DRESS: Smart casual.

WALKS PROGRAMME: Details of individual walks will be displayed in the “reading room” adjacent to the lobby.

Saturday Walks ~ as usual, a private coach has been hired ~ 09:30 outside hotel ~ to take us to our respective start points (see map below). This year we will be heading up the coast as far as Boulby. Leaders: ‘A’ = Roger Hendry / ‘B’ = Ernie Knagg / ‘ C’ = Peter Roughsedge / ‘D’ = Vinnie Anderson

Drop-off Points ~

Whitby - Coach Drop Off Points

Sunday Memorial Walk ~ as a tribute to the late Tony Thornton, we have arrangedTony Thornton a ‘walk for all’ for to-day with a railway theme (Tony loved his trains!).

Self-drive / car-share to our start point at Goathland. Roger will lead a ‘B’ walk, Vinnie will lead a shortened ‘C’ walk. A very easy ‘Stroll’ option has also been incorporated … hopefully something for everyone. 

Town Walk ~ This SELF-LED 3.5 mile leisurely stroll takes you around the town, delving into Whitby’s past and uncovering some of its secrets(???). Starting and finishing at our hotel, this is a bespoke route that has been compiled exclusively for our weekend.

For further information or advice regarding the walks, contact Vinnie Anderson
Whitby Harbour

Anchor Whitby LogoOur hotel occupies a commanding position with wonderful views over the beaches, harbour and lovely old town … and towards the dramatic abbey ruins.

Bursting with seafaring heritage, Whitby’s narrow cobbled streets invite you to step back in time … so much so that you might expect to bump into Captain Cook or Count Dracula!!!