Filey to Scarborough walk

Scarborough

East and North Yorkshire

Route: Filey to Scarborough

Area: East and North Yorkshire

Date of walk: 12th August 2015

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 11.2 miles

Weather: Sun and blue skies

There’s a regular bus service between Scarborough and Filey and we decided to take advantage of this when planning today’s linear walk. We parked near the station in Scarborough and didn’t have long to wait before a bus came along. It was a 20 minute journey to Filey and on arriving in the centre of the town we walked down the road to the beach

The tide was out, so we were able to walk along the beach to Filey Brigg. After exploring the Brigg, which involved much clambering about on the rocks, we climbed the steps up the eroding cliffs and at the top we walked past the end of the Wolds Way and the beginning of the long distance  Cleveland Way (or vice versa depending on which way these are tackled)

This marked the start of a fantastic cliff top walk all the way to Scarborough. As is often the case with coastal walks there were many ups and downs, involving a total ascent of around 1,200 feet, but it was easy going throughout

We were lucky with the weather – sun and blue skies all the way, with a cooling sea breeze and superb visibility – and this contributed to a fantastic walk

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