Exploring the Coast

The North Yorkshire Coast stretches (in walker's eyes anyway) from Scarborough past Whitby and up to Saltburn by the Sea which coincidentally is the route taken by the Cleveland Way. By default many of the walks here take in great chunks of the Way, often returning via a more inland route. However there is a good bus service along the coast so A to B walks and returning sat on your backside is a perfectly good way of exploring the cliffs and beaches of this fine stretch of coastline.

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8

Flamborough Head

  • Some of the best cliff side walking in Yorkshire
  • Flamborough has a conservation centre
  • Spot the great variety of sea birds

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Miles
4

The Coast at Filey

  • Panoramic coastal views
  • Scramble on the rocks of the Brigg
  • Explore the small seaside town of Filey

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Miles
4.5

Whitby Abbey and the coast

  • Visit Whitby Abbey high on the cliffs
  • Coastal walking for 2 miles
  • Include Saltwick Bay and the lighthouse

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Miles
6

From Saltburn to Skinningrove

  • Interesting coastal walking
  • Contrast two sea ports
  • Views from Warsett Hill

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Miles
8.5

From Whitby to Runswick Bay

  • Varied coastal scenery with great views
  • Explore the fishing village of Runswick Bay
  • Return via the regular bus service

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Miles
6.5

Staithes to Port Mulgrave

  • Coastal walking south of Staithes
  • Visit Port Mulgrave, an old fishing centre
  • Enjoy the views of the cliffs and sea

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Miles
8.5

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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Miles
7.5

Exploring Robin Hood’s Bay

  • Explore the sands of Robin Hood’s Bay
  • Great coastal views from Ravenscar
  • Vary the return by taking to the beach

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Miles
3.5

Discover the delights of Runswick Bay

  • Combine cliff walking with the beach
  • Far reaching views along the coast
  • Wander the tight streets of Runswick Bay

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Miles
4.5

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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