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6 great walks on the Yorkshire Coast

PUBLISHED: 18:34 01 February 2017 | UPDATED: 14:39 31 January 2018

Runswick Bay and Staithes

Runswick Bay and Staithes


Good exercise and clean sea air, a recipe for a healthy lifestyle. You’re also rewarded with some stunning views of the beautiful Yorkshire coast.

Walk down to Runswick Bay by Rebecca Brookes Walk down to Runswick Bay by Rebecca Brookes

Runswick Bay and Staithes

This walk links two of our most attractive coastal villages, Runswick Bay and Staithes. We first pass through bird-filled woodland at the Oakridge Nature Reserve and followed by a bracing cliff top walk.

Runswick Bay walk

Looking towards Hayburn Wyke from The Cleveland Way coast path by Rebecca Brookes Looking towards Hayburn Wyke from The Cleveland Way coast path by Rebecca Brookes

Burniston and Scarborough

Staring out at Burniston which lies a few miles from the edge of the North York Moors, this half day walk follows a spectacular line of cliffs and allows you to take in the sights of Scarborough.

Scarborough walk

Robin Hood's Bay by Sarah Couzens Robin Hood's Bay by Sarah Couzens

Whitby to Robin Hood’s Bay

This walk, which follows the cliff edge from the historic port of Whitby to the smugglers’ haunt of Robin Hood’s Bay, is steeped in history, folklore and legend.

Whitby walk

Filey Brigg by John Paddock Filey Brigg by John Paddock

Coastal Filey

This route takes you straight up onto the cliff tops near Filey and keeps you there until the end. The views over the sands of Cayton Bay are spectacular with Scarborough Castle clearly visible in the distance.

Filey walk

Cove near Thornick bay by Rebecca Brookes Cove near Thornick bay by Rebecca Brookes

Flamborough Head

This walk starts from the former fishing village of Flamborough itself and tiptoes along some of Yorkshire’s most spectacular coastline where the ever-hungry sea has gnawed caves and coves, chasms and canyons into the chalk.

Flamborough Head walk

Yachts on Hornsea Mere Yachts on Hornsea Mere


Hornsea, tucked away behind the Wolds and facing the North Sea between Bridlington and Spurn Head is often overlooked by walkers. This walk takes in Hornsea Mere, Sigglesthorne and Great Hatfield.

Hornsea walk

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