The Cleveland Way – Scarborough to Filey

The Cleveland Way – Scarborough to Filey

If you are just walking this section of the Cleveland Way, you can park all day at the Park and Ride in Scarborough and get off the bus at The Spa ready to start your walk. It’s possible to catch the bus back from Filey, as it is on the EYMS 13 bus route. This runs every 30 minutes or so during the summer. If you get the bus back from Filey, get off at…

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Yorkshire – God’s Own County

Yorkshire – God’s Own County

I was born in Yorkshire, still live there now and have lived in the county for most of my life. I consider myself very fortunate to live here and of course, I celebrate Yorkshire Day every year. This post might explain why Yorkshire people are so passionate about where they live. Yorkshire has a population equal to that of Scotland’s and covers an area half the size of Belgium, 12,590 sq km. It has a…

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The Cleveland Way – Robin Hood’s Bay to Whitby

The Cleveland Way – Robin Hood’s Bay to Whitby

Robin Hood’s Bay sits on the Cleveland Way and is also the finish (or start) of the famous 192 mile Coast to Coast walk devised by Alfred Wainwright. The Cleveland Way from Ravenscar to Robin Hood’s Bay is described elsewhere on this blog. This particular walk of about six and a half miles to Whitby is mostly along the clifftop and offers some amazing views of Robin Hood’s Bay and Saltwick Bay. The walk undulates…

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Flamborough Head, Yorkshire Coast

Flamborough Head,  Yorkshire Coast

The coastline around Flamborough Head boasts stunning chalk cliffs, magical coves with rock pools, caves, sea stacks and archways, as well as pebble and sand beaches. The chalk here is millions of years old. It was laid down when dinosaurs were still wandering the earth. At the southern end of the cliffs lies Bridlington and at the northern limit Bempton’s famous RSPB reserve. At Bempton, the 400-foot high chalk cliffs provide nesting sites for large…

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Whitby, Yorkshire Coast

Whitby, Yorkshire Coast

Introduction I really like Whitby, it’s a fantastic place, dog-friendly nearly everywhere, and with lots of things to see and do. Whatever time of year you visit, Whitby is always busy. Unlike a lot of seaside resorts, there is no end of season in Whitby. The former fishing town is very photogenic and has a dramatic coastline, long stretches of sandy beach and a quaint harbour. The town splits into two distinct halves, bisected by the tidal…

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The Cleveland Way – Runswick Bay to Staithes

The Cleveland Way – Runswick Bay to Staithes

This is a short (3 mile) cliff-top walk, from Runswick Bay, through Port Mulgrave and on to Staithes. Be prepared for some amazing views. The route follows the Cleveland Way for the whole length of the walk. Runswick Bay If you have walked into Runswick Bay from further down the coast, Whitby or Sandsend, then walk along the beach to the old lifeboat station. This sits above the rail-mounted winch and fishing cobles. From here…

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The Cleveland Way – Whitby to Sandsend

The Cleveland Way – Whitby to Sandsend

Introduction This is a popular beach walk from Whitby to the nearby village of Sandsend, along a flat sandy beach. The route is part of the Cleveland Way, although technically this follows the top of West Cliff and the A174 to Sandsend. The beach is a much better option unless it’s a particularly high tide. The long, wide beach is ideal for a dog walk, plenty of room for dogs to run around. The walk…

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The Cleveland Way – Ravenscar to Robin Hood’s Bay

The Cleveland Way – Ravenscar to Robin Hood’s Bay

Most people visit Ravenscar for the stunning views over Robin Hood’s Bay. These are spectacular all year round, but especially so in springtime when the gorse is in bloom and late summer when the heather is flowering. Robin Hood’s Bay refers to the Bay and also the picturesque old fishing village. Ravenscar – History The history of Ravenscar is strange, to say the least. After the Whitby to Scarborough railway line was built in 1885,…

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The Cleveland Way – Scarborough to Ravenscar

The Cleveland Way – Scarborough to Ravenscar

This is an undulating 9-mile cliff top walk from Scarborough to Ravenscar, which follows the Cleveland Way for the entirety of the walk. The path only drops to sea level at Cloughton Wyke and Heyburn Wyke. The Cleveland Way is well signposted and you should have no difficulty in finding your way. If you are walking with your dog or children please be aware that the path is very to close to the cliff edge…

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Scarborough Beaches, Yorkshire Coast

Scarborough Beaches, Yorkshire Coast

Scarborough North Bay Scarborough has two bays, North and South, each quite different. The North Bay is quieter of the two bays and has a wide expanse of sandy beach at low tide. I usually walk from the southern end (Marine Drive and headland) to the Sea Life Sanctuary (white triangular buildings). This takes you past the Freddie Gilroy sculpture, cafes, flats, shops, beach huts, miniature railway and back. The beach is quite busy at…

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