The Filey and Scarborough walk along the Yorkshire Coast

North-east from Filey town centre on the Centenary Way to the cliff tops above Filey Brigg. North-west along the Cleveland Way to Scarborough’s North Bay. An 11-mile walk along the Yorkshire Coast.


The best map to use on this walk is the Ordnance Survey map of Scarborough, Bridlington & Flamborough Head, reference OS Explorer 301, scale 1:25,000. It clearly displays footpaths, rights of way, open access land and vegetation on the ground, making it ideal for walking, running and hiking. The map can be purchased from Amazon in either a standard, paper version or a weatherproof, laminated version, as shown below.

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The view north from Newbiggin Cliff. Blue Dolphin Holiday Park is in sight.


Keeping upright and on the path wasn’t easy. It was extremely windy.


The view south from Cunstone Nab.


In good spirits and wrapped up warm in the cold wintry conditions.


Time for a quick photo shoot on the cliff top at Blue Dolphin Holiday Park.


The coastal section of the Cleveland Way also doubles up as the England Coast Path. When finished in 2020, it will be the longest managed and waymarked coastal path in the world.


I love the little sketch of the guy hanging from the cliffs.


On we go! Scarborough is in sight.


Two very nosy women.

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First sighting of Cayton Bay.


Cayton Bay Pumping Station.


Rough seas at Cayton Bay.


The view of Scarborough from Wheatcroft Cliff.


Approaching the Scarborough Spa Complex, South Bay.


Rough seas on a very windy day.


The Scarborough Spa Ocean Room.


The Scarborough Spa Complex.


South Bay, Scarborough.

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The Grand Hotel and Scarborough Spa Bridge.


The Grand Hotel at Scarborough.


Refreshments at the Harbour Bar, a family business opened in 1945.


The last stretch of the walk along Scarborough’s North Bay. A few minutes earlier we had experienced a powerful and very unpleasant hailstorm.


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