Yorkshire Coast Path

This page describes the Yorkshire Coast Path between Hull and Saltburn.

Filey Brigg: - the upper east coast is formed by a series of headlands and broad bays. Many of the headlands were settled in prehistoric times, though the North Sea is slowly eating away the land - as here at Filey Brigg.

This is not an official long distance path - though the northern section (north of Filey) is coincident with the Cleveland Way (see references below).

Description of the path

The rugged Yorkshire coast offers a spectacular variety of scenery - extending from the North York Moors in the north to Spurn Head in the south. Headlands and sandy bays and beaches combine until the land lowers into the sea at Spurn Head

The aim is to walk this section of coast - given family connections with Yorkshire and the undoubted interest and attraction and diversity of this section of English coast.

The route coincides with the Cleveland Way between Saltburn and Filey Brigg. South of Filey has yet to be explored but currently it appears that it is necessary to join existing public paths and possibly some beaches.

Passage places are Saltburn, Staithes, Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay, Scarborough, Filey, Flamborough Head, Bridlington, Hornsea, Withernsea, Spurn Head and Hull.

Yorkshire Coast Path Stats

1. Overall

Topic Info comment
Terminus Saltburn by the Sea Pier
Terminus Kingston upon Hull River Hull bridge
Total Distance 220.0 km [estimated]
Lowest point beaches 2m [amsl]
Highest point tba %x m [amsl]

2. Stages Completed

The stages below are stages completed in a south to north along the coast; the distance is taken from gps track data.

Stage Distance Terrain
Filey - Scarborough 19.6 km moderate
North Landing - Filey 18.2 km moderate

3. Percent and total distance walked to date

Completed % Who Distance Year Notes
17% completed KM, HM 37.8 km 2013- south-north

We have limited opportunities to complete the path - but plan to do so..

Points of Interest

Scarborough Scarborough: - the South Sands, promenade, harbour and castle .
Gristhorpe Sands & Cliffs Gristhorpe Sands: - a rocky beach below the cliffs here. In 1968 we had holiday in a caravan at “Crows Nest”, just above the cliffs, but we never saw the sea here due to regular “sea frets” - but not on the day of this walk!


Start: 13 June 2013
End: Ongoing

References & Links:

Date Reference or link
20141207 Cleveland Way [wikipedia]
20141207 Cleveland Way [National Trail

Updated KM 04 June 2016