A linear East Yorkshire walk that visits some of the most dramatic cliffs in the area. This walk is an ideal chance to have a piucnic by the sea. Don't forget to take your binoculars as the cliffs are busy with nesting seabirds in season.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(D/A) After parking walk north on Chapel Street, which soon becomes Woodcock Road. After reaching a junction with a cul-de-sac (Craikewells) on your left look out for the signed footpath also on your left almost on this junction (grid ref. TA226708). Follow this track with houses to your left. The route does a left and right dog-leg before heading north with the hedge-line on your immediate right. The path passes a caravan park on your right and continues across fields to reach North Cliff (grid ref. TA224725).
(1) Turn left along the cliffs immediately enjoying excellent views along this dramatic section of coast. In season the cliffs are full of nesting sea-birds including gulls, puffins and kittiwakes amongst others. The walking is easy and the path easy to follow. Like all sections of coast, many of the features have names and an OS Explorer map for the walk will help identify these more easily. After about two miles of cliff-top walking you will reach Bempton Cliffs where, a short way back from the coast, you will find an RSPB visitor centre, toilets and a picnic area.
(2) The return route follows the outward route so you can put away the walk directions, relax and enjoy the view(D/A).
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 154ft - Chapel Street
1 : mi 1.3 - alt. 157ft - Turn left along the cliffs
2 : mi 3.34 - alt. 289ft - RSPB visitor centre, toilets and a picnic area
D/A : mi 6.67 - alt. 154ft
The coast around Flamborough Head is renowned for its superb cliffs, the highest of which are about 200 feet high. This walk is an 'out and back' route starting from the village of Flamborough where plenty of on street parking is available on Chapel Street (grid ref TA227706). There are also public toilets nearby.
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Flamborough Head in the East Riding of Yorkshire is one the great coastal features of the British Isles. In late spring the area is also well known for its abundant birdlife. With the North Yorks Moors so near it is easy to be a bit dismissive about East Yorkshire but a walk around Flamborough Head should serve to demonstrate that parts of this coast are as fine as anything further north.
This linear North Yorkshiore walk connects Scraborough and Filey using the Cleveland Way. There is a regular bus service connecting the start and end.
The North York Moors route uses a coastal section of the Cleveland Way north of Scarborough and returns along the route of the old railways.
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