One of the early walks we did was from the picturesque village of Staithes, long valued by artists for its light, along the coastal path south to Sandsend.
These are the kinds of views you get once you climb up on to the cliffs. The paths can be a bit undulating, but there are also stretches where you follow an old railway line, so it's flat and easy walking.
You can also start south of Whitby, in this case from Cloughton and walk north along the Cleveland Way to the village of Robin Hood's Bay which I last visited when I finished the Coast to Coast walk three years ago.
There aren't any mountains in this part of Yorkshire, but there is the distinctive and so prettily named Roseberry Topping, which formed part of yet another walk.
Here is the view from the top.
And looking back at the descent.
This is the Captain Cook Monument - James Cook grew up not far from here, did an apprenticeship at Staithes and all his ships were built in Whitby.
There's a statue of Cook in the tiny village of Great Ayton, where he spent his childhood, but I was drawn to this WW1 memorial in the village green. I love the crocheted medals.
And saw many of these weathered stone outcroppings.
But first, it's well worth a visit to the town's parish church of St. Peter and St. Paul.
Inside, you'll find the most incredible medieval murals. The colours have remained so incredibly vivid even after so many centuries.
Speaking of yarn, I found some lovely things in and around Whitby. More on that soon.