Wednesday 22 August 2007

Cleveland Way, Cloughton Wyke to Hayburn Wyke

This rewarding four mile round-trip follows the cliff-top footpath, which climbs several hundred feet above the sea to offer fine views over the rolling fields to Scarborough castle and the headlands beyond. The trail has plenty of twists and turns surrounded by pastoral, timeless scenery - a throwback to a more leisurely, less-crowded era. The path, which mostly stays a safe distance from the cliff edge, is well-maintained, but some of the stone-step descents can be treacherous when wet. Even on bright summer days you will only pass a handful of other walkers. Stop at the Hayburn Wyke pub, which is a few minutes inland from the Cleveland Way, for refreshments. 8/10