Walk 1631 - printer friendly version
Scarborough to Filey Walk
Author - Andy Chaplin
Length - 10.2 miles / 16.6 km
Ascent - 1200 feet / 364 metres
Grade - moderate
Start - OS grid reference TA039882
Lat 54.2788920 + Long -0.4057377
Postcode YO11 1TN (approx. location only)
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.