Beware the boggles at Boggle Hole

Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire

Goblins, boggles, bogarts, hobs – call them what you will, they make their home in the caves and coves near the fishing village of Robin Hood’s Bay.

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Some say they have healing powers, but these diminutive creatures are more often associated with mischief – hiding people’s possessions or turning milk sour are popular boggle tricks.

The atmospheric smugglers’ bolt hole of Robin Hood’s Bay seems to be a particular goblin hotspot – how else to explain the rocky cove known as Boggle Hole, a mile south along the shore from the village?

The youth hostel here – housed in an historic mill set deep in the ravine – is a great place for a break by the beach, with fossil-hunting and rock-pooling right on the doorstep.

Just make sure you keep an eye on your towel and shoes – it’s safest that way when there are boggles about.

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