Centenary Way – 17. Hunmanby to Filey Brigg

Hunmanby to Filey

The previous section of the Centenary Way came from Sharpe Howe. This is the last section of the walk, finishing on Filey Brigg. It’s an easy walk of just under 4 miles. The route crosses farmland and then through holiday parks on the outskirts of Filey. The final part of the walk follows the coast and seafront before it finishes at the stone marker on Filey Brigg which marks the end of the Wolds Way and Cleveland Way.

The last part of the Centenary Way is 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.

This section starts on the outskirts of Hunmanby, on the farm access track at the end of Northgate. Follow this track until you reach North Moor Farm. At the farmgate turn right onto a path that leads across a couple of fields. Once you’ve crossed the fields, climb over a stile to a busy roundabout on the A165. This road has to be crossed so take care.

Filey to Filey Brigg

Once you’ve crossed the road, follow the A1039 which leads into Filey. After a hundred yards turn right onto a surfaced lane. Follow this past a couple of holiday parks, cross over a railway bridge and go past the clubhouse of Filey golf club. Finally, you reach the clifftop path and some excellent views of Filey seafront below.

Turn left and then follow the path to reach some steps which descend into a ravine. Turn right at the bottom to reach the seafront. Follow the path around the beach shops, cafes and toilets and continue along the promenade (or walk along the beach if you prefer). Continue past a children’s paddling pool, cafes, and crazy golf until you reach the lifeboat station and cobble landing.

Just before the lifeboat station, up Ravine Road, there are steps on the right which are signposted Wolds Way. These lead up to the clifftop and country park. Follow the path around and along the cliff edge, descending and climbing another ravine. Continue past a car park to reach a stone sculpture marking the end of the Cleveland Way and Wolds Way.

You could, as an alternative, continue past the lifeboat station, along the cobble landing and onto the beach. Then walk towards the sailing club, and walk up the obvious path on the left which leads up to the clifftop. Look out for some steps on the right which join the Wolds Way for the last part of the walk along the clifftop to the stone sculpture.

Whichever way you choose to end your walk, you’ve completed the Centenary Way, well done!!

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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Centenary Way - Hunmanby to Filey Brigg

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