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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: Bay Hotel, Robin Hood's BayTo: Scarborough Harbour15.1 miles24.3 km615m ascent615m descent
ThumbnailFrom RHB there's a path along the beach to Boggle Hole, but watch out for the tide as you've probably already had a bath just before setting off. The official Cleveland Way climbs the cliffs again, only to drop down to Boggle Hole to meet the unofficial beach route. From here, climb up again, with the high cliffs of Ravenscar up ahead, where the moors meet the sea. At Ravenscar there's a café, and also just about the finest hotel you'll meet on the Wild Yorkshire Way, the Raven Hall Hotel. It was here that I was invited to briefly join in with a wedding (see photo gallery) on the outside lawn, with Robin Hood's Bay as a superb backdrop. A typical real ale walkers' pub it is not, but after the climb up from Stoupe Back you'll appreciate a pint. After the hotel, don't miss the turning left to the cliffs, then follow the coast southwards, gradually losing height to Hayburn Wyke, a lovely secret bay only accessible on foot, by boat or in a submarine. Nestling in the woods just off route is the Hayburn Wyke Hotel, which also does accommodation, and the best way to reach it is to start the climb up from the beach before turning off to the right. Our route continues along the cliffs with no navigational challenges, and passes the Long Nab coastguard lookout, where I spent a starry night outside on the Cleveland Way in 2014. On to Scarborough, where the ostentatious feeling you noticed in Whitby will return. Plod on along the North Bay and round the cliff headland with Scarborough Castle perched on top, before arriving at today's destination - Scarborough Harbour. You may prefer to stay elsewhere, but there's accommodation, buses and trains a plenty here - and far too many pubs and hotels to mention by name. Personally, I would stay at the Hayburn Wyke Hotel, or camp wild somewhere on the cliffs, but of course it's up to you!
Bus LogoRobin Hoods Bay: Ravenscar: ScarboroughBeer LogoRaven Hall Hotel, Ravenscar: Hayburn Wyke Hotel
Train LogoScarboroughBed LogoRaven Hall Hotel, Ravenscar: Hayburn Wyke Hotel
Car LogoRobin Hood's Bay: Ravenscar: ScarboroughTent Logo
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