Robin Hoods Bay Circular

An easy clifftop hike starting and finishing in Robin Hoods Bay.

Technical sheet
No. 18881392
A Fylingdales walk posted on 29/01/22 by GENeration Xplorers. Update : 08/02/22
Calculated time Calculated time: 3h20[?]
Distance Distance : 9.91km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 187m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 181m
Highest point Highest point : 126m
Lowest point Lowest point : 25m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : North York Moors
Location Location : Fylingdales
Starting point Starting point : N 54.433999° / W 0.538868°
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Description

(D/A) From St Stephen's church, walk East down the path parallel to Thorpe Lane. Follow the signposts saying “The Cleveland Way” North out of the town. When you reach Station Road (B1447), turn left.

(1) Past The Grosvenor pub on your right, turn right on Mount pleasant North. When the road starts to curve on the left, go straight ahead on the path. Stay on Old Lance cliff path with the sea on your right hand-side.

(2) At some junctions keep straight ahead along the cliff.

(3) When you reach the signpost for the Coast2Coast walk turns inland (South West) away from the coast at Maw Wyke Hole. Follow this path through the caravan park (Northcliffe Holiday Park) and follow Bottoms Lane until you get to the Cinder track.

(4) Turn left onto the cinder track and follow this route back to your starting point at St Stephen's church. (D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 57m - St Stephen's church
1 : km 0.38 - alt. 63m - The Grosvenor pub
2 : km 2.9 - alt. 59m - Cliff walk - The Cleveland Way
3 : km 4.74 - alt. 56m - Maw Wyke Hole - Northcliffe Holiday Park
4 : km 5.71 - alt. 122m - Cinder track
D/A : km 9.91 - alt. 57m - St Stephen's church

Useful Information

Car Park : Parking at one of the many car parks in Robins Hood Bay.

This route is suitable for all and has no stiles!

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

Opinions and comments

Average

Global average : 4.33/5
Number of opinions : 1
Description quality : 5/5
Routemap quality : 4/5
Walk interest : 4/5


Walker
on Mon 09 May 2022 10:28:30 CEST

Global average : 4.33 / 5

Date of walk : 09/05/22
Description quality : Very good
Easiness to follow the route : Good
Walk interest : Good

Excellent directions. Good views from clifftop. Steep walk through caravan park so cafe was a welcome place to recover! Nice walk back along Cinder Path.

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