North Yorkshire Walk
Scarborough to Filey via the Cleveland Way
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Walk Route Description
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This is a simple walk along the coast with relatively few climbs and descents. It starts with a bus journey from Filey bus station to outside the railway station in Scarborough. In 2015 the East Yorkshire 121 bus service was at least every hour and cost £3.55 one way. Parking on the streets in Filey is relatively easy.
From the train station in Scarborough head off down Westborough then right on Huntriss Row until you are above the South Bay beach near the Grand Hotel. Continue on whatever paths and roads take your fancy along the front towards the Spa and Sun Court Café and then on to the Star Disk at the end of the prom.
Just before a slipway, a little way further on, the Cleveland Way climbs up onto Wheatcroft Cliff and then continues along Frank Cliff. There is now a change to the old route of the Cleveland Way when you have to turn right up onto the Osgodby Hill road before descending again down Tenants Cliff and on towards Cayton Sands.
Climbing up to Lebberston Cliff there are good views back to Cayton Bay and then on towards Filey. The Cleveland Way continues along the top of Gristhorpe Cliff alongside the holiday homes overlooking the sea. It is a great view out to sea - a good spot for a holiday home.
It is then an easy walk along Newbiggin Cliff and North Cliff to Filey Brigg where there is a Cleveland Way monument seat. It is worth an out-and-back walk along the Brigg to get a view into Filey Bay then continue along the cliffs back to Filey. You can follow the Yorkshire Wolds Way down to the shore and back up into town or you can stay higher up, go around St Oswald's church and cross on the bridge over the Ravine Road and come back into town.
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Recommended Books & eBooks
The Cleveland Way Map Booklet
Map booklet of the Cleveland Way National Trail, a 177km (110 mile) walk around the North York Moors National Park. This booklet is included with the Cicerone guidebook to the Cleveland Way and the Yorkshire Wolds Way, and shows the full route of the Cleveland Way on Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps.
The Cleveland Way and the Yorkshire Wolds Way
A walking guidebook to the Cleveland Way and Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trails, plus the Tabular Hills Walk. Crossing the North York Moors National Park, coastal scenery and quiet countryside, the three routes can be joined to create an easy circular route of over 250 miles (400km). Includes a 1:25,000 scale OS map booklet of the Cleveland Way.
The End to End Trail
Walk Location Map
Walking in North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire is a large county and contains some of the finest walking in Britain. The Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Parks offer varied routes to suit all abilities with wonderful scenery. Outside of the two National Parks, there are many walks offering rural tranquillity and pleasant walking. The Pennine Way, Dales Way and Coast to Coast long distance paths offer excellent circular walks exploring the landscapes of this historic county.
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