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

Saltburn to Staithes

The starting point is Saltburn Pier and why not start your journey by taking a stroll and enjoy the Victorian grandeur of the iron pier! Watch out for the metal sculptures to the south of Saltburn by Richard Farrington. Leaving the pier follow Saltburn road, keeping the sea on your left, cross the bridge and follow the coastal path near the Ship Inn. Ascend the steep path to Huntcliff which was one of a number of Roman signalling stations situated along the Yorkshire coast which were built as watchtowers to protect against the threat of Anglo-Saxon raids from Denmark and Germany. From here, follow the National Trail coastal signs and you will pass the Guibal Fan House, a derelict concrete building, which was a ventilation shaft for Skelton mine. The top of the filled shaft is visible as a ring of bricks just to the south of the fan house. Continuing along the coast you will then descend Warsett Hill and cross the golden Cattersty Sands – a perfect coastal walk! But it doesn’t end here, and you will then pass through the former mining village of Skinningrove and ascend the cliff path once again. Taking care as you near the edge at Boulby cliff. Eventually you will meet Cowbar Lane, which will take you onwards to Cowbar where you walk over the foot bridge towards Staithes and finish your journey at the Captain Cook and Staithes Heritage Centre

Distance: 
9.0 miles / 14.0 km
Estimated Walking Time: 
4 -5 hours
Difficulty: 
Moderate
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