A 3 mile circular walk around the wooded Pennine valley of Hardcastle Crags, near Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire. Owned by the National Trust the valley comprises a beautiful shallow river, Hebden Water with steep wooded valley sides and you will have chance to discover lots of wildlife plus some industrial archaeology along the way. If you have children with you, you may wish to bring along crayons and paper as there are several engraved markers around the site, showing the various leaves and seeds in the woodland.
Flamborough Head to North Landing
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- When ready, return to Flamborough by retracing the outward route along cliff top path.