On Saturday 15 September 2012, walk for water so others don’t have to.

Cloughton to Scarborough

Head down Newlands Lane towards the coast and follow the signs for the Cleveland Way National Trail. Go south on the path and continue on this cliff-top walk for the next three miles. At Crook Ness follow the path towards the shore before continuing on the clifftop path. Crook Ness shore reveals fossilised dinosaur footprints in the sandstone. Most of the fossils at Crook Ness can be found by searching at the base of the cliff and scree slopes especially after heavy rain. Heavy rain washes fossils down from the clay and these can be picked up at the base. Sometimes the foreshore can be scoured out and this also makes excellent collecting opportunity. This area is not suitable for children as the shoreline is rocky and unsafe in places. Passing by Crooks Ness, you descend the cliffs and cross Scalby Beck at the side of Scalby Mills public house. If the tide is out walk the beach towards Scarborough, or take the promenade towards Peasholme Park turning right after the Scarborough sands apartments. Finish the walk in the lovely Japanese inspired grounds of Peasholm Park – a lovely and different end to a coastal walk!

Distance: 
6.0 miles / 9.0 km
Estimated Walking Time: 
3 hours
Difficulty: 
Easy
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