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Cloughton & the Old Railway

  • Good walking on the old railway
  • Cliffside walking with great views
  • Extend the walk or just take your time


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The Old Railway between Whitby and Scarborough was closed in 1965 and now provides quick access inland from the more dramatic coastal sections of any walk. At Cloughton this short section links the small village of Cloughton with the hamlet of Hayburn Wyke (little more than the pub) and offers a great contrast to Rodger Trod, the airy coastal section of the walk. Any section of the Cleveland Way is enjoyable along the coast and this section along Rodger Trod is no exception with beautiful views all the way south to Filey Point and beyond. Ignore a walk from Cloughton at your peril, you will enjoy this one.

Recommend: If you have time pop on to the beach at Cloughton Wyke and with its spectacular cliff scenery.

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OS Map: O/S 1.25,000. OL27 North York Moors East Buy Map
Start Point: 008943. Park on the main street and turn sharp right when the main road going north goes left. This lane (Salt Pans Road) brings you to the coast.
Height to Climb: 167 ms (548 feet)
Terrain: Prepare for a steep climb from the coast to Hayburn Wyke but everything else is starightforward
Eating & Drinking: Do stop at the Hayburn Wyke Arms half way round the walk (you will be unable to resist) and there are 2 pubs, Blacksmith Arms and the Red Lion, in Cloughton to choose from
Similar Walks Nearby: From Ravenscar to Heyburn Wyke
Scarborough Sea Cut & Woods
Exploring Robin Hood’s Bay
Places to Stay:


Woodland Cottages, Harwood Dale


Raven Hall, RavenscarOne Spot Cottage, Harwood Dale

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