Runswick Bay

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Runswick Bay
Distance: 1 to 2 miles
Duration: As long as you like
Level of walk: Easy View Walks Key
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Why you should do this walk…

This is a great walk to do in any weather at any time of the year as the beach at Runswick Bay is open to you and your dog all year round.  You and your pooch can blow the cobwebs away, be it windy, sunny or raining and you can both be as laid back or as energetic as you like.  Obviously there’s the opportunity for a swim too. Runswick Bay is a picture postcard seaside village with a beautiful beach.

What else you need to know
Open to you and your dog all year round.  Don’t forget to check tide times.

How to get there – from the A174 Whitby to Middlesbrough road, follow the signs along Ellerby Lane or Runswick Lane to Runswick, and head through the village to beachside car park. By bus – Arriva busses X5 between Whitby and Middlesbrough serve Runswick.

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Car park – Runswick Bay pay and display, accessed by the road through the village

Start – at the car park

Length/time – 1 to 2miles depending on tides! Take as long as you like

Terrain/difficulty – EASY, fine sandy beach

Dog friendliness– dogs allowed on the beach throughout the year, waste bins are provided.  Great beach to run around on, not usually busy outside peak times.

Food and drink – The Royal Hotel – signposted from the car park, is dog friendly inside and out, with great views of the bay. See Directories for details.

Public toilets – at the Royal Hotel, for patrons only.

Other interesting info:

Runswick Bay has been frequently awarded the ENCAMS Seaside Award and if appropriate will be flying the distinctive blue and yellow flag.

Due to the instability of the soft, slippery Jurassic shales there was a landslip in 1682 and the whole village had to be rebuilt. Looking at the village today it appears to cling to the steep hillside.

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The Walk

  1. From the car park, head down the steps and turn right along the road, which heads straight onto the beach. Head south along the beach towards Kettleness Point.  On reaching the end of the sands, choose between pausing to enjoy the peaceful setting and beautiful view of Runswick Bay and continuing still further along the rocks.  There are plenty of opportunities for your dog to swim and have a good run around on this lovely beach.

 

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Flamborough Head

Flamborough Head

Flamborough Head
Distance: 3 miles
Duration: 1 hours
Level of walk: Easy View Walks Key
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Why you should do this walk…

If you love coastal walks, stunning scenery, and lighthouses and want your dog to be able to have a good run too, then this exhilarating walk might just be the one for you.  This short circular walk takes you on a mini-tour of one of the most spectacular areas of chalk cliffs in Britain.

What else you need to know

How to get there – take the B1255 Flamborough road from Bridlington and as the road bears left entering the village, turn right along the B1259 – Lighthouse Road.

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

Car park – pay and display by the Flamborough Lighthouse

Start – at the lighthouse, by the Flamborough Headland information board

Length/time – 3 miles, about 1 hour

Terrain/difficulty – EASY, mostly uses clear grassy paths, and ends along a quiet road

Dog friendliness – although a coastal walk there are plenty of wide open spaces, meaning your pooch can have a good run around safely away from the cliff edge. There are no stiles to climb, but dogs need to be under close control at times.

Food and drink – The Ship Inn just down the coast at Sewerby is dog-friendly.  See Directories for details.

Public toilets –at the car park by the lighthouse.

Other interesting info:

The Flamborough Head Lighthouse is open for tours.  It has four white flashes every 15 seconds.

The Walk

  1. Start at the lighthouse by the Flamborough Headland information board. Turn to the right and head towards the Fog Signal station, keeping a wall to the right and a fence to the left – beyond this are the cliffs and sea. Join a track heading towards the signal station and make for one of the many green paths cut into the rugged grasslands, which criss-cross the area. Keeping the signal station to the left, head towards the coastline – there is plenty of dog romping space here.
  2. Keeping the coast line to the left, head southwards along the path. There are waymarker posts and information notices from the local authority warning everyone to take care by the cliff edges.
  3. Just after a small wooden footbridge, turn right at a waymarked public footpath sign for Lighthouse Road (¾ mile). Head inland along the edge of a field keeping the hedge and tree line to the right. As the path crosses the field, fleeting glimpses of the old and current Flamborough lighthouses can be seen through the hedgerows.
  4. At the end of the field climb a flight of wooden steps up to Lighthouse Road. Cross the road and head back into Flamborough using the roadside path. Close views are available of the old lighthouse on the edge of the golf course to the left, before the modern version comes into view ahead.

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Flamborough Head to North Landing

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Flamborough Head to North Landing
Distance: 4 miles
Duration: 1½ hours
Level of walk: Easy View Walks Key
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Why you should do this walk…
This exhilarating short walk takes you to the peaceful cove beach at North Landing, set snugly within the chalk cliffs of Flamborough Head.  Perfect if your pooch likes a swim and you fancy relaxing on the beach for a while.  This coastal walk is stunning and your well behaved dog will enjoy being off lead on all but the sections where the path runs closest to the cliff edge.

What else you need to know

How to get there – take the B1255 Flamborough road from Bridlington and as the road bears left entering the village, turn right along the B1259 Lighthouse Road.

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

Car park – Pay and Display by the Flamborough Lighthouse

Start – at the lighthouse, by the Flamborough Headland information board

Length/time – 4 miles and 1½ hours

Terrain/difficulty – EASY, mostly along clear grassy paths, with some steps at the start and finish

Dog friendliness – although a coastal walk there are plenty of wide open spaces, meaning your pooch can have a good run around safely away from  the cliff edge. There are no stiles to climb, but dogs need to be under close control at times.

Food and drink – there is a cafe at North Landing which has a partly undercover area at the front and The Ship Inn just down the coast at Sewerby is dog-friendly.  See Directories for details.

Public toilets –at the car park by the lighthouse.

Other interesting info:

The chalk lighthouse on the golf course at Flamborough Head was built in 1674 and is the oldest complete lighthouse in England.

 

The Walk

  1. Start at the lighthouse by the Flamborough Headland information board. Turn to the left and head across the green area in front of the benches, with the sea to the right. Pass the historical maritime warning beacon and head for the waymarked stone steps ahead. Follow the steps downhill to the left and at the junction of paths keep basically ahead before bearing right and uphill along the coastline.
  2. The route passes the perimeter of a golf course and is marked by a fence made of wooden posts. The path is clear and easy to walk on. Your pooch will be fine off the lead on these sections most of the time, but use judgement when the path skirts the cliff edges.
  3. On the approach to North Landing, there is a wide green area with plenty of space for a good romp round. The path then heads inland towards a residential area before dropping down to North Landing with its beautiful boat launching area – there are caves here too. Access to the sea is via a steep winding slip-road, which may be a bit of a slog to some – but your dog will love it just as Izzy did.
  4. When ready, return to Flamborough by retracing the outward route along cliff top path.

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Bridlington Beach South

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Bridlington Beach South

Distance: 2 miles approx
Duration: As long as you like
Level of walk: Easy View Walks Key
 
 

Why you should do this walk…

If you want to stretch your pooch’s legs on a vast flat beach and enjoy a bracing seaside walk. Obviously, there’s the opportunity for a swim too. You and your pooch can blow the cobwebs away, be it windy, sunny or raining and you can both be as laid back or as energetic as you like here.
 

What else you need to know

The beach is open to you and your dog from 1 October to 30 April.

The busiest area of the beach; from the south pier to a line extending east from Kingston Road is closed to dogs from 1 May to 30 September. The signs are very clear.

How to get there – from the A165 Hull to Bridlington road (Kingsgate), follow Kingston Road or Shaftsbury Road towards South Marine Drive.

Car park – Pay and Display street parking on South Marine Drive near the Spa theatre. At busier holiday times, it may be easier to use one of the main car parks in Bridlington.

Start – from the Spa theatre, head first for the promenade then southwards along the beach. At peak holiday times when dogs are not allowed on the beach near the theatre, simply walk further along the promenade before making for the sands.

Length/time – as long as you like

Terrain/difficulty – EASY, fine flat sand, the beach is very clean and easy to walk on.

Dog friendliness – great beach to run around, normally not busy in the winter.  Dog bins available near the beach.

Food and drink – nearest dog friendly pub is the Ship Inn at Sewerby, see Directories for details.

Public toilets available in Bridlington.

Other interesting info:

Bridlington was a popular holiday destination for West Yorkshire workers and the first hotel was opened in 1805. Much later in 1846 a railway station was opened between the Quay and the town.  The town was brought up to date in 1995 when a new Spa Promenade was opened.

The port still has a lucrative export markets for shell fish to France, Spain and Italy, said to be worth several million pounds a year.

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Robin Hood’s Bay

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Robin Hood’s Bay

Distance: 6 miles
Duration: 3 hours
Level of walk: Medium View Walks Key

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humidity: 93%
wind: 1m/s NNE
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Why you should do this walk…

A 6 mile circular walk from Robin Hood’s Bay on the North Yorkshire coast. Beginning with a wide easy to follow path, the walk offers a good steady climb opening up magnificent views of the North Sea, the coast and Ravenscar. The more strenuous return leg along the cliff tops eventually drops into historic Robin Hood’s Bay with its attractions, pubs and cafes. There’s plenty of opportunity for your dog to be let off the lead safely and they are allowed on this beach all year round too.

Dog friendly?…

The outward leg is mainly on the track bed of the former railway line to Scarborough, the return leg along the cliff is more strenuous and includes two steep climbs using steps. There are some quiet roads to cross and the final section in Robin Hood’s Bay can be busy at holiday times or weekends. There are no stiles to negotiate but you will need to use several flights of steps. Including the beach, much of this walk allows your dog a great deal of freedom to have a run and a good sniff around. Dogs are allowed all year on this beach, but please clean up.

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Filey and the Centenary Way

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Filey and the Centenary

 
WayDistance: 4 miles
Duration: 2 hours
Level of walk: Easy View Walks Key
 

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humidity: 100%
wind: 1m/s NNW
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Why you should do this walk…

A 4 mile circular walk from the coastal town of Filey in North Yorkshire. Filey is a charming seaside town with some dog-friendly stretches of beach, ideal for a good romp. 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.

Dog friendly?…

The terrain is fairly easy, relatively flat through fields and along tracks, green lanes and tarmac paths. There are two short road sections. Whilst most of the paths are enclosed or through crop fields, you will cross a couple of fields that are sometimes holding cattle. You will need to negotiate several kissing gates and a few stiles (which have gaps in the fencing that most dogs will squeeze through). If you want to extend the walk with a visit to the beach, dogs are permitted on the full beach from 1st October until 30 April. At other times they are allowed on the northern stretch from the lifeboat station up to Filey Brigg and on the southern stretch from beyond the beach chalets heading south.

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How can I follow this walk?…

This walk is available on the iFootpath App or to print the Filey and the Centenary please visit iFootpath 

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Sandsend to Whitby along the beach

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Sandsend to Whitby along the beach

Distance: 4 miles
Duration: 1½ hours
Level of walk: Easy View Walks Key

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humidity: 100%
wind: 1m/s NNW
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Why you should do this walk…

A 3.5 mile there and back walk along the beach from Sandsend to Whitby in North Yorkshire. There’s nothing like a bracing seaside walk to blow the cobwebs away, be it windy, sunny or raining – we all love it and so do our dogs! This is a great long beach for you and your dog to run around on and you can stop for tea breaks at the beginning, middle and end – what more could you want? You can be as laid back or as energetic as you like here, and you have the added benefit of walking towards Whitby Abbey, made famous in Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula.

 

Dog friendly?…

This is a simple beach walk so the terrain is easy, but you will need to negotiate some steps to access the beach. You also need to check the tide times to ensure you don’t get cut off, these are displayed on the side of the shop next to Sandsend Cafe or you can look them up in advance to make sure you time your visit to coincide with low tide. This whole length of beach is dog-friendly from 1 October to 30 April; that’s Sandsend Beach, along Upgang Beach to the south all the way down to Whitby Sands’ beach huts (from where you can join the cliff path to visit Whitby if you wish). Parts of the beach are closed to your dog from 1 May to 30 September; north from a small area of the beach in front of the gallery, where the beck flows into the sea. Allow 1.5 hours for the beach walk – or longer if you want to visit Whitby.

 

 

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How can I follow this walk?…

This walk is available on the iFootpath App or to print the Sandsend to Whitby along the beach please visit iFootpath 

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Danes Dyke Beach and Sewerby

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Danes Dyke Beach and Sewerby

Distance: 2 miles
Duration: 2 hours
Level of walk:Easy 

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Bridlington Weather
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humidity: 100%
wind: 1m/s NNW
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Why you should do this walk…

A 3 mile circular walk from Danes Dyke Beach near Sewerby on the East Yorkshire coast. If you’d like to visit a beautiful and unspoilt white sandy beach that you can let your dog have a good run around on all year round, then this walk is perfect. It also includes beautiful views of the Yorkshire coast with Bridlington in the distance, and once up a little climb through the trees, stays on flat easy to follow paths.

Dog friendly?…

After an initial climb from the car park, the paths are relatively flat and a mixture of grass and tarmac. The return paths are along the cliffs so some more boisterous dogs might need to be kept on a lead, however the paths are not particularly close to the cliff edge. There are no stiles or livestock on route but you will need to negotiate some steps. Dogs are welcome on the beach

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How can I follow this walk?…

This walk is available on the iFootpath App or to print the Danes Dyke Beach and Sewerby please visit iFootpath 

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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.

A lot of walking up steep hills over rugged terrain, and some scrambling up rocks. Distance from 6 miles upwards.

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