Hayburn Wyke

Hayburn Wyke

Route: Hayburn Wyke

Area: North Yorkshire

Date of walk: 6th February 2019

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 4.5 miles

Weather: Some weak sunshine but mostly dull and grey

We were staying in Derwent View Hackness, and drove over to nearby Cloughton. We parked just outside the village in one of the few roadside spaces along Newlands Lane. We walked along the lane with enticing views of the North Sea ahead as we did so and, after about ½ mile at the end of the lane, we joined the Cleveland Way which runs along the top of the cliffs

There were innumerable ups and downs as we followed the cliff top path as far as Hayburn Wyke. ‘Wyke’ is a local word used to describe the many small, sheltered bays below the crumbling cliffs

We descended to the stony beach where there is a waterfall marking the end of Hayburn Beck. This drops into a pool at the head of the beach, and it was on good form today. From here we retraced our steps for a short distance before climbing up to join the access road which runs past the Hayburn Wyke Inn

Just beyond the hotel we turned off to start the return leg along the ‘Cinder Track’, which is the course of the disused Yorkshire Coast Railway. This provided a very easy and quick way back to the start

Despite the rather indifferent weather it was a great little walk and one that I can highly recommend

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