Rudston Monolith

Rudston Monolith

Above image thanks to Mum’s taxi, Wikimedia Commons Rudston Monolith All Saints churchyard in Rudston, East Yorkshire is home to Britain’s tallest, prehistoric standing stone. The stone stands about 8 metres high, is nearly 2 metres wide and is estimated to weigh about 40 tonnes. This giant block of grey sandstone/gritstone was thought to have been quarried in either the late Neolithic or early Bronze Age at Cayton Bay (the nearest source of this type…

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Cayton Bay

Cayton Bay

I have been visiting Cayton Bay for nearly fifty years. In all that time it hasn’t changed much. It is a beautiful place to explore, whatever time of the year you visit. The Bay is about a kilometre and a half wide and is very popular with surfers, anglers, dog walkers and bird watchers. Low tide exposes some rocky outcrops and large areas of sandy beach. Check tide times at UK Tide Times. Cliffs back…

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Cornelian Bay.

Cornelian Bay.

Cornelian Bay lies between the headland of White Nab, south of Scarborough’s South Bay and Knipe Point just north of Cayton Bay. The Cleveland Way footpath runs along the clifftop for the length of the bay. The relative inaccessibility of the bay means that even on the busiest bank holiday, the number of people on the beach can be counted on one hand. Cornelian Bay is a fantastic place for a peaceful walk. The bay…

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Walk from Cayton Bay to Filey along the Cleveland Way.

Walk from Cayton Bay to Filey along the Cleveland Way.

Cayton Bay If you are planning to do this walk as a round trip (approx. five miles each way, ten in total), my preference would be to start at Cayton Bay. Plenty of free car parking and the views are better on the way back. However, there is plenty of car parking on Filey Brigg (Country Park) if you want to start there. Car parking in the Country Park is quite expensive during the summer…

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