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.
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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