Saturday 24 September 2011

Ravenscar to Scalby Mills, North York Moors.

Robin Hoods Bay from Ravenscar

A bit of glorious weather at the end of September, so Freddie and I set out for a walk from Ravenscar, along the Cleveland Way to Scarborough.

We started walking north from Ravenscar, for a brief look around the remains of the Peak Alum Works, above Robin Hoods Bay.

Raven Hall Hotel and Ravenscar from
the Winding House, Peak Alum Works

The Alum House, Winding House and Brickworks received a visit, before we headed back up to Ravenscar and then south along the cliff path.

Robin Hoods Bay from just north of Ravenscar on the Cleveland Way
 The views were great and the weather marvellous.

Beast Cliff, south of Ravenscar on the Cleveland Way

We had lunch on the beach at Hayburn Wyke, beside the waterfall. The dogs had a bit of a paddle, chasing sticks thrown into the pool at the bottom of the waterfall.

Hayburn Wyke, Rafe has a paddle
It was quite busy along the route, walkers making the most of the lovely weather. We were also overtaken by a number of runners, taking part in an event, running 67 miles from Saltburn to Hunmanby.

Hayburn Wyke from the south, Cleveland Way

Soon after climbing the steepest bit of the route, out of Hayburn Wyke, we caught out first glimpse of Scarborough Castle.

Looking south, along the Cleveland Way from Iron Scar,
with Scarborough Castle in the distance

We arrived at Scalby Mills by late afternoon. Another great day on the Yorkshire coast.

Cloughton Wyke, Cleveland Way

Route: Ravenscar (NZ980015), north west along footpath to National Trust Peak Alum Works, explored the Alum House, Winding Engine area and Brickworks, returned to Ravenscar via old railway track, Cleveland Way south to Scalby Mills.

Statistics:  Distance:  20 km  Ascent:  585m  Time:  5:30 hours

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