Centenary Way – 16. Sharpe Howe to Hunmanby

The previous section of the Centenary Way came from Staxton Wold Farm. This section to Hunmanby covers 4.3 miles and takes you across typical Yorkshire Wolds farmland. The route does undulate a little but nothing too arduous. The route offers some great views of Raven Dale and Camp Dale.

The last parts of the Centenary Way are covered by the Ordnance Survey Map of Scarborough, Bridlington & Flamborough Head

OS Explorer Map 301 covers the east coast of Yorkshire around Scarborough, Bridlington and Flamborough Head. Highlights of the area include the Cleveland Way, Yorkshire Wolds Way and North Sea Trail. With this map you also get a code for use on your iOS or Android smartphone or tablet. The map is available in both the standard paper version and the weatherproof ‘Active’ version.

Sharpe Howe to Stocking Dale

Enjoy the views from Sharpe Howe before setting off. From the kissing gate where you joined the road, turn right and walk along the road for about 300 yards. Look for a fingerpost and a gate on the left-hand side. If you look into the distance from here you can just see the sea and the chalk cliffs at Bempton.

Go through the gate and head east along the obvious path above Raven Dale. After about 0.7 miles the path dips to a fingerpost, which points right. Turn right across the field to a fenced field corner. The path rises from here and then follows the curve of the hillside, without losing any height. Continue until you reach one of the Wold’s Way Spring Benches. This has excellent views of Camp Dale. From the seat continue along the hillside footpath until you reach a fingerpost at the field boundary.

Stocking Dale to Hunmanby

Turn right here and follow the path downhill to the valley bottom. Bear left at the bottom to enter Stocking Dale. At the next fingerpost turn right to continue along Stocking Dale. This is the point where the Wolds Way goes in a different direction.

If you are lucky you might see some deer in the valley. Follow the path along the valley bottom through another kissing gate to eventually reach a track. Follow this uphill until you reach a gap in the hedge on the left. Head northeast here along a path across the fields towards a group of farm buildings. Just before the farm, the path turns right and goes around the back of the farm. Once past the farm buildings, the path joins an access track, which leads to Windmill House and just beyond, a road.

Turn right onto the road and walk along the grass verge until you reach Hunmanby. Take care, the road is quite busy. Fortunately, you don’t have to walk along it too far. Once you reach Hunmanby cross the road where there is a footpath. Follow this to a mini-roundabout and cross over Muston Road. Walk along the raised footpath to the next road junction. Turn left here onto Northgate. Follow this to the edge of the village where the road turns right. Leave the road and continue straight ahead along a farm access track towards North Moor Farm. The next and final part of the Centenary Way goes from Hunmanby to Filey Brigg.

I’m very grateful to the guide “The Centenary Way” written by North Yorkshire County Council which was referenced whilst writing this post.

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