Yorkshire Heritage Coastal Walk
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The Heritage Coastal self guided walk takes us from Saltburn in the north and heads south to some of the most beautiful bays on the Yorkshire coastline. This is a coastline with dramatic views and with the highest point on the east coast of England at Boulby near to Staithes where the cliffs stand at an impressive 656ft (200m) high.
The original village of Runswick Bay slipped into the sea in one tragic night in 1664. It was of course rebuilt and now boasts one of the longest sandy beaches and some excellent coastal walking. The picturesque village of Staithes split by Cowbar beck and the impressive steep sided gorge through which it travels, was home to many a fisherman. Once one of the largest fishing ports on the north-east coast of England, todays catch is more likely crab and lobster. However, the little harbour is still full of the traditional locally built fishing boats, known as cobles, clearly identified by their original Nordic design. Enter Whitby the historic fishing port of Captain Cook and where his famous ship HMS Endeavour was built. Take time to visit the James Cook museum or browse the many famous Whitby Jet outlets. Oh and not forgetting Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The trip finishes in Robin Hoods Bay the busiest smuggling community on the Yorkshire coastline during the 18th century.
Prices are based on two people sharing en-suite accommodation, staying on a bed & breakfast basis. This walking holiday includes all transport to and from the trail for each days walking.
The beautiful coastal villages of Staithes, Runswick Bay and Robin Hoods Bay
Boulby Cliffs an impressive 656ft high (200m) – walker’s paradise
Captain Cook Museum – a nostalgic trip back in maritime history
Whitby’s historical Abbey – Bram Stoker’s inspiration for the creation of Dracula
Yorkshire‘s unique Jet shops and Jet Museum
Traditional Yorkshire shops, café’s, tearooms and pubs all along this coastal walk with a great choice in Whitby.
About the accommodations
One of the reasons our customers choose Walk Yorkshire walking holidays is for our choice of authentic and high quality accommodation across the region.
Walk Yorkshire Holidays prides itself on the quality and authenticity of the accommodation, and all our venues are chosen by Kevin, the Walk Yorkshire founder, all the hotels, guest houses and B&B’s selected ouze Yorkshire hospitality and are all situated in idyllic country villages and in this case also situated in the coastal town of Whitby. During your Heritage Coastal walk you will stay at 2 specially selected hotels with strong coastal ties.
Largely independent and privately owned, we enjoy a close and strong working relationship with all of our country hotels. All our venues are personal and friendly with outstanding hospitality, serving delicious local food including traditional dishes with real ales or maybe a selection of wines to enjoy with dinner after an exhilarating days walking.
Every hotel is uniquely designed and all our bedrooms have en-suite private bathrooms with modern facilities. Once we have confirmed this holiday is available we will contact you with further details regarding your accommodation and a suggested itinerary.
The Heritage Coastal walking holiday is a 3 or 4 night self guided walking holiday, and is offered all year round and you may start your break on any day of the week pending availability.
All prices quoted are based on 2 people sharing on a bed and breakfast basis.
3 night stay £360 per person
4 night stay £400 per person
There is a group discount of 10% for groups of 4 or more adults.
*For singles or groups of more than 10 wanting to book with us, please contact us via the online form here.
Your en-suite accommodation with breakfast
Help and on-going support before and during your walking holiday.
A walking itinerary (self-guided) covering places of historic significance or areas of outstanding natural beauty.
Transport to and from a walking location if needed.
The relevant Explorer Ordnance Survey map provided
Trail guide cards
A detailed itinerary with recommended lunch breaks at select pubs, tearooms or cafes.
Local folklore, myths and things of historic relevance
Seasonal nature guide book or cards for identifying the abundance of wild flowers, trees and wildlife
Emergency backup and support if needed
A surprise Yorkshire delicacy to take on your walk.