Filey and the Centenary Way

Filey and the Centenary Way

Filey and the Centenary Way

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Filey and the Centenary WayDistance: 5 miles
Duration: 2 hours
Level of walk: EasyView Walks Key
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Download this walk onto your GPS or phone (.gpx file)Why you should do this walk…
If you and your dog need a bit more than a romp along the beach at Filey, this walk will give you an interesting route along green lanes and some touristy areas and also through fields along the Centenary Way. Filey is a charming seaside town with a dog-friendly beach for a good romp.

What else you need to know

How to get there – Filey is on the A1039, reached from the A165 Bridlington to Scarborough road. From the town centre follow signs for the West Avenue car park, near the golf club. From the south end of the beach, head up the lane following the signs for West Avenue car park.

Suggested map – OS Explorer 301 Scarborough, Bridlington and Flamborough Head

Car park – West Avenue pay and display

Start – West Avenue car park

Length/time – 5 miles and 2 hours

Terrain/difficulty – EASY, flat paths through fields, tracks and green lanes and tarmacked paths.

Dog friendliness – two short road sections and a few stiles aside, this walk gives your dog the opportunity to explore off the lead, and meet other dogs on the beach too. Beach – dogs are permitted onto beaches from 1st October until 30 April.  At other times they are allowed from lifeboat station, North to the Brigg and from beyond beach chalets, South.

Food and drink – Filey beach and its seafront have many dog-friendly pavement cafés, some of which are under cover.  The Station Hotel on Church Street and The Three Tuns on Murray Street are both dog-friendly – see Directories for details. Filey is a very sociable place for both you and your dog.

Public toilets – in Filey

Other interesting info:

Filey is the finishing point for the Wolds Way National Trail and is also at the eastern end of the Cleveland Way, which starts at Helmsley taking in the North York Moors National Park.

The Walk

  1. From the car park, head along the quiet lane towards Filey Golf Club.  Just before the entrance, turn right following a public bridleway sign along a path next to the golf club perimeter fence. Now on the Centenary Way path, cross the railway bridge and continue through Mustan Grange caravan park, keeping ahead at the way-marked post to the left.
  2. With views of the open countryside to your left, the path joins a single-track tarmacked road from the caravan park.  Continue ahead to the road and turn left towards the roundabout. Using the traffic island, cross the road keeping the roundabout to the right, and follow a public footpath sign for Hunmanby and the Centenary Way. Pass through the small metal gate into a field and keep ahead to another metal gate with a stile to its left.
  3. Cross the stile and keep ahead along a track with a Hawthorne hedge to the left and a wooden posted wire fence to the right. Cross two more stiles next to gates and keeping ahead, continue across the field towards a way-marked kissing gate, leading to a short enclosed path with a fence to the right before emerging onto a farm track.
  4. Continue along the track, still on Centenary Way passing the entrance to North Moor Farm on the right. At the end of the track – the edge of a residential area, cross the road and turn left along Outgaits Lane using the pavement and wide grass verge.  Just beyond the entrance to Wrangham Drive, cross the road to follow a green and white public footpath sign along a green lane.
  5. Pass through a kissing gate on to another green lane, then go through another kissing gate.  At a way-marker sign take a right over a beck into a field heading towards another kissing gate with a way-marker. Pass through the gate and continue towards a gap in the hedge into another field – the sign here requests that dogs be kept on a lead.
  6. Continue ahead on the grassy path aiming for a stile ahead in the sparse hedge, to another path through the next field towards the hedge on its left hand side. Keeping the hedge on the left continue along the path. Where the hedge to the left ends, go through a gap in the hedge in front – simultaneously crossing a beck and continue uphill with a wire and post fence to the left. On the right is the railway line from Bridlington. Continue along the edge of the field to a metal gate leading to the A165 road near the level-crossing.
  7. Cross the road then turn left for a short distance on a tarmacked path, before turning right at the sign for Lowfield Caravan Park – where there is also a public footpath sign. Keep ahead along the track, passing through Lowfield Farm and into the caravan park – where dogs should be kept on a lead.
  8. Keep following the track through the caravan park, but where it bears right near a white wooden hut, turn left onto a narrow path.  At the way-marker post, turn right back on to Centenary Way, over the railway bridge back to the golf club and car park.
  9. Between the car park and golf club there is a lovely, wide green space, where your dog can be allowed to have a good romp around. The beach; a short walk down a quiet winding lane is sign-posted from the car park. Here your dog can have a good run along the seashore – providing the tide is not in of course!

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  1. North Yorkshire Paws Dog Walking & Pet Sitting  - 17/08/2012 - 9:17 am

    Hi, I’m a local dog walker and i’ve walked this route many times, its pretty good if you’ve got a Husky, a large dog or a dog with loads of energy. It’s better than walking on Filey beach. Especially since Summer is here and there are some many people on the beach.

  2. corina  - 18/08/2012 - 4:31 pm

    Hi, thanks for your comment, it’s the first one on this walk. Filey beach is lovely but quite restrictive in the summer. If you’ve got any suggestions of walks we can map near you just let us know.

  3. Chris  - 23/05/2014 - 11:31 am

    Have yet to do walk…hopefully next week. It would be really great ifJUST the walk could be printed out…not loads of photos and comments.

    • Danielle  - 16/09/2013 - 9:25 pm

      Enjoyed this walk- didn’t allow as much off lead time as I would have hoped as there are a couple of fields containing bulls! Also I’d like to point out that the footpath sign is actually before Wrangham drive and not just beyond which was misleading but easily corrected. Nice flat walk for poochy and my dad!

  4. corina  - 24/05/2014 - 1:33 pm

    There’s a little icon that says print which allows you to just print out the walk. Hope you enjoy it. Thanks.

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Walking on mostly flat terrain, little walking up hill and few styles or dry stone walls to negotiate. Distance from 1 to 5 miles.

Some walking up steep hills over rugged terrain, negotiating dry stone walls. Distance from 3 to 6 miles.

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