North Yorkshire

Route: Hackness to Scarborough

Area: North Yorkshire

Date of walk: 19th July 2013

Walkers: Andrew Gilly and Fiona

Distance: 9.5 miles

Ascent: 700 feet

We set off from Derwent View, Hackness on yet another glorious sunny day. We walked along the road for a short distance and just after the Everley Hotel (now a cafe), we turned uphill along a public footpath with good views along the valley

When we reached Mowthorpe Farm we joined a path which runs along the bank of the Sea Cut. This is a man made watercourse which runs into the North Sea at Scarborough, and which was dug to assist the River Derwent in draining water from the area

It was easy going and we soon reached Scalby, where refreshments are available, but we decided to push on

On the road out of Scalby we caught our first glimpse of the sea ahead, and we then joined the Cleveland Way. There then followed a fantastic cliff top walk towards Scarborough. We walked along the beach at North Bay, then over the headland to the harbour at South Bay, where we couldn’t resist visiting the Harbour Bar for a well deserved ice cream

As this was a linear walk, we had to get back to Hackness, and did so thanks to the efficient service of Betty’s Cabs

What a brilliant afternoon it had been!

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