This stretch of the England Coast Path connects the busy town of Saltburn-by-the-Sea with the quiet village of Skinningrove via some exposed cliff tops following the same route as the Cleveland Way. Along the way check out the sculptures and continue with the sculpture trail around Skinningrove.
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) Cross the road opposite the car park onto Saltburn Road and follow this along the seafront. Follow the road around the bend past The Ship. Next to the bus stop you will see a sign for the bridleway and footpath, take the steps to the top of the grassy bank.
(1) At the top of the bank is a stone marking the Heritage Coast. The path here is grassy and not well defined, follow the top of the cliff. You will pass through a gap in a fence near the coastguard cottages. There is a National Trust sign here.
(2) Continue to walk along the top of the cliffs until you reach the information board for the Huntcliffe Signal Station. The path will then turn southeastwards.
(3) When the path reaches the railway line it splits into 2, take the lefthand path to look at the artworks. This will link back up to the main path which runs parallel to the railway line for a while. Once you have reached the artwork known as the Charm Bracelet, the path will continue moving away from the railway line. You will then pass a stile on your right, continue walking along the cliff tops.
(4) You will pass some connecting paths to your right, however, continue straight on eventually bearing left and down some steps towards the Skinningrove beach. This is marked with a Cleveland Way sign. There is also an information board here. Continue down the steps then turn right and walk across the dunes towards the remains of the pier.
(5) Walk between the pillars of the old pier and follow the paved road to the Rebus Boat Sculpture and car park (A).
D : km 0 - alt. 4m - Cat Nab Car Park
1 : km 0.29 - alt. 17m - Heritage Coast Stone
2 : km 1.8 - alt. 57m - Huntcliffe Information Board/Bench
3 : km 2.61 - alt. 87m - Artworks
4 : km 4.66 - alt. 49m - Information Board
5 : km 5.24 - alt. 8m - Pier
A : km 5.61 - alt. 6m - Rebus Boat Sculpture
Transport: Park at Cat Nab car park at Saltburn. To return to the car park from Skinningrove, take Arriva bus 5 to Brotton and change to Arriva X4 getting off at The Ship. If you are visiting the Land of Iron Museum in Skinningrove or following the Skinningrove Sculpture trail, you can continue walking up Mill Lane to Loftus Bank where you can pick up the X4.
Facilities: There are toilets, cafes and kiosks near Cat Nab car park. There are also public toilets and cafes in Skinningrove.
Accessibility: This walk includes lots of steps and dirt paths and is prone to mud. It is also exposed and this needs careful consideration when it is windy as there are no fences at the cliff top.
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