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Coastal ambles

A Mindful Meander around Ravenscar, credit Ceri OakesA Mindful Meander around Ravenscar, credit Ceri Oakes

Take yourself on a journey along the North York Moors coastline to experience more of what this area has to offer. Each section of this special stretch of coast has a story to tell and we’ve captured them in a series of ambles, available for you to download and take with you on your day out by the sea.

A stroll through Saltburn’s Victorian roots

SaltburnThis circular amble is just under 2 miles long.

Saltburn was once an important Victorian seaside town. Today it still retains that grandeur; with the North East’s only pleasure pier and the oldest working water-balanced inclined tramway in Britain. There are plenty of fascinating finds to discover here, including Valley Gardens, a miniature railway and artisan cafes and shops. Peruse the town to get to know its history and sample its quirkier delights.

A wildlife wander around Hayburn Wyke

Hayburn WykeThis circular amble is around 2 ½ miles long

Slow down and experience nature more closely with this wildlife wander at Hayburn Wyke. There’s lots to discover here. Just stop, look and listen to uncover natural delights – no matter what the season. This route starts at Hayburn Wyke Inn and follows the Cleveland Way through the woods, up onto the cliff top, returning via the Cinder Track.

A journey through time (from Runswick Bay to Staithes)

Runswick to StaithesThis linear amble is 4 ½ miles long.

The Cleveland Way National Trail is rich in cultural heritage. This coastal stretch is steeped in local folklore, fishing traditions and an industrial past that can be seen in the villages and natural surroundings. The linear route takes in the picturesque coastal villages of Runswick Bay and Staithes and offers breath-taking views.

Linger with loved ones (a short preamble along Sandsend beach)

SandsendThis amble is roughly 3 miles long.

With picture postcard cottages, babbling becks and stunning seascapes, Sandsend’s romantic setting will get your heart racing. The extensive 3-mile beach stretches all the way to Whitby with views of the imposing Whitby Abbey perched high on the clifftops. Walk along the beach at low tide and head back through the pretty village of Sandsend in time for sunset. Check tide times.

Bay to Boggle and back again (from Robin Hood’s Bay to Boggle Hole)

Robin Hood's BayThis circular amble is 1½ miles long.

Robin Hood’s Bay holds a fascinating mix of history and legend. A Stone Age settlement, smugglers’ haunt in the 1700s and a 190 million year old coastline full of ancient rocks, Jurassic fossil and rock pools. This experience leads you along the beach at low tide and back on the Cleveland Way National Trail, with views from the cliff top. Check tide times. Add 10 minutes to the Whitby tide times for Bay.

A Mindful Meander around Ravenscar

RavenscarThis figure of eight meander is just over 3 miles long.

Become immersed in birdsong, observe nature and admire the stunning views from Ravenscar. This is the perfect place to escape to for peace and quiet. Ever wandered what mindfulness is about? Take a mindful meander to find out.