The Coast at Filey

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

Filey Brigg is a spectacular rock promontory to the north of the town it is named after. It is a popular spot for a late evening summer’s walk. It was peaceful and pleasant when I visited but in a gale there must be a very different feel;  its history is littered with stories of ship wrecks and smuggling. Today divers explore the wrecks and the extensive marine life, fishermen take to the precarious rock platforms on the shore and walkers go north up the lovely section of coastline that heads towards Scarborough.

I had an enjoyable scramble along the rocks with Mist which reminded me of summer holidays in St Abbs much further north but on the same coastline.  The deep rock pools and pounding surf contrast well with the dark sands to the south of Filey and the cliffs to the north of the Brigg – a great spot.

Recommend: Extend the walk by heading north for a mile from the Brigg along the Cleveland Way – an airy stroll with different views whichever way you turn.

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OS Map: O/S 1.25,000. 301 Filey
Start Point: 118808. Park in the sides streets away from the coast (non permit holders) and head for the church on the hill. From there take to the coastal path
Height to Climb: 65 ms (213 feet)
Terrain: Easy walking along the coast on obvious paths. Do not climb the cliffs to the rocks below
Eating & Drinking: There are numerous places to eat and drink in Filey but any visit should surely include Fish & Chips!
Similar Walks Nearby: Cloughton & the Old Railway
Scarborough Sea Cut
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