Ah, the beautiful Yorkshire Coast! The dramatic coastline is peppered with traditional fishing villages and seaside towns, so it’s a great choice for a walking holiday. The Cleveland Way is a well-known walking route and goes all the way from Saltburn to Filey. There’s plenty of places to stay along the coast too – take a look at some Yorkshire Coast holiday cottages.
There are so many walks on the Yorkshire Coast to try and we have chosen some of our favourites in this blog.
Six of the best walks on the Yorkshire Coast
1. Ravenscar to Robin Hoods Bay
It’s up to you whether you take the cliff-top route, walk part of the way along the beach or head into the North York Moors on your way back. There is lots to see when you get to Robin Hoods Bay, so we highly recommend exploring the maze of streets and stopping at a café before embarking on your return journey.
2. Runswick Bay
This is a gentle 2-mile walk (one mile in each direction) along the Cleveland Way that follows the cliff top along Runswick Bay. Enjoy the views and then head into Runswick Bay for some refreshments after your walk.
3. Staithes to Port Mulgrave circular walk
A 4-mile circular walk that starts at Staithes (you can always enjoy a pre-walk drink at the Cod and Lobster), then heads along the Cleveland Way to Port Mulgrave. On the return to Staithes, you’ll pass through fields and woodland to give a nice variety to the walk.
4. Flamborough Head
The dramatic white cliffs at Flamborough are a haven for seabirds and make for a scenic walk. There are a few variations on routes you can try, but most take in Flamborough village, the lighthouse and the coastal path between North and South Landing.
5. Grosmont to Whitby
Follow the path of the River Esk from Grosmont to Whitby. You’ll get changing scenery en-route – starting high up in the North York Moors and ending up by the sea. The walk is 8 miles, so will take about four hours and you can reward yourself with fish and chips at the end!
6. Sandsend to Whitby
You can walk right along the beach from Sandsend to Whitby which is well worth doing, especially in the summertime. There’s a choice of cafes on the beachfront at Sandsend and a plethora of food and drink options in Whitby, so you won’t be short of places to get refreshments!
Stop for a bite to eat at the Wits End Cafe in Sandsend.
This is just a small selection of walks on the Yorkshire Coast to try. You’ll find lots to see and do along the way with sandy beaches, fish and chips and a history that includes Captain Cook, Dracula and even some smuggling.
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