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Ravenscar to Heyburn Wyke

  • Great coastal walking
  • Return along the old railway
  • Stop for a cuppa at your half way point


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I must admit to finding Ravenscar a bit of a strange place. Superbly situated overlooking Robin Hood’s Bay the walking nearby is without parallel along on this section of the coast. However the impressive Raven Hall hotel does make any access to the actual edge of the cliffs difficult and best for those actually staying at the hotel. Ravenscar village itself is better but slightly set back so without the views of the old hotel. For those walking the coast to the south this is coastal walking par excellence, the views are wonderful over sea and cliff and provides that slightly uncomfortable feeling of being constantly poised on a big void where a step in the wrong direction could well be catastrophic.

Recommend: A return from Heyburn Wyke via the old railway is recommended rather than doubling back along the cliffside path.

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OS Map: O/S 1.25,000. OL27 North York Moors East Buy Map
Start Point: NZ 980015
Height to Climb: 219 ms (718 feet)
Terrain: The coastal path and the Old railway line offer great and easy to follow walking, the climb to the put at Heyburn Wyke is steep
Eating & Drinking: There is a choice of tea shops at Ravenscar and a fine pub at Heyburn Wyke at half way. Not sure this is the best way round!
Similar Walks Nearby: Exploring Robi n Hood’s Bay
Cloughton & the Old Railway
Whitby Abbey & the coast
Places to Stay:


Raven Hall, RavenscarStreonshalh, Whitby


Old Cobblers Cottage, North Dalton

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