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The Wild Yorkshire Way
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Here you can read a personal account of the route for this stage, together with route maps centred around the start and end points, and information on transport connections, pubs, accommodation and camp sites. You can see a photo gallery, browse through the walk stages, and you can use Google search to look up the start and end points of your day's walking. GPX files for your sat nav are available for download, but please don't blame me if you get lost following them!

From: Saltburn by SeaTo: Royal Hotel, Runswick Bay11.4 miles18.3 km452m ascent450m descent
ThumbnailAfter the sea air wakes you up, take a short walk along the sea front before climbing up onto the cliffs above the North Sea. The whole of the east coast of Yorkshire is slowly sinking into the sea, so watch your step and be prepared for path diversions. If you're using an old map, get a new one (voice of experience) as the route will probably have changed. Drop down to Cattersty Sands which is the only beach in England with a steelworks on it (well, almost!). Skinningrove is interesting, but beautiful it is not. Climb up again onto Boulby cliffs, some of the highest in England, before descending to the quaint fishing village of Staithes, where there's food and drink available in abundance. Climb once again, and you'll realise that one of the features of the east Yorkshire coast is that you never get very high, as after all you're close to sea level, but there's loads of ascent and descent as the undulating cliffs drop to the sea where streams and rivers cut through them. Your legs will tell you in the evenings that your day had lots of ups and downs. Up on the cliffs again, past the isolated harbour of Port Mulgrave, and on to Runswick Bay for the night. Runswick Bay is a lovely spot, with a nice sea front café and a lovely pub - the Royal Hotel - just up the hill behind the café. Enjoy your evening and prepare for tomorrow's classic walk to Robin Hood's Bay, one of my favourite places in the world.
Bus LogoSaltburn: Staithes: Runswick BayBeer LogoCod and Lobster, Captain Cook Inn, Staithes: Runswick Bay Hotel, Royal Hotel, Runswick Bay
Train LogoSaltburnBed LogoCaptain Cook Inn, Staithes: Runswick Bay Hotel, Royal Hotel, Runswick Bay
Car LogoSaltburn: Skinningrove: Boulby: Staithes: Port Mulgrave: Runswick BayTent LogoRunswick Bay
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