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Coast to Coast Walk
Part 13 - Robin Hood's Bay to Scarborough
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Coast to Coast route map


St Bee's to Ennerdale Bridge
Ennerdale Bridge to Rosthwaite
Rosthwaite to Patterdale
Patterdale to Shap
Shap to Kirkby Stephen
Kirkby Stephen to Keld
Keld to Grinton Lodge
Grinton Lodge to Catterick Bridge
Catterick Bridge to Ingleby Cross
Ingleby Cross to Clay Bank Top
Clay Bank Top to Glaisdale
Glaisdale to Robin Hood's Bay
Robin Hood's Bay to Scarborough

Miles 13.0

      Required Ordnance Survey Maps:
      (Explorer Series 1:25,000)

  • OL33 St Bee's Head to Keld
  • OL34 Keld to Robin Hood's Bay
  • 303 Whitehaven and Workington
  • OL4 English Lakes - North Western Area
  • OL5 English Lakes - North Eastern Area
  • OL19 Howgill Fells & Upper Eden Valley
  • OL30 Yorkshire Dales - North & Central Areas
  • 302 Northallerton & Thirsk
  • OL26 North York Moors - West
  • OL27 North York Moors - East

  • Read personal journals of walking the Coast to Coast Path on my Links Page

Day Thirteen - Robin Hood's Bay to Scarborough

elevation profile
Start: Robin Hood's Bay Difficulty: Hard
Start (OS ref): NZ955054 Total Climbing: 872 metres
Finish: Scarborough Longest Climb: 136 metres
Finish (OS ref): TA049886 Hazards: Steep ascents/ descents, Scarboro' roads
Maps (1:25,000): Explorer OL27 Refreshments: Ravenscar
Distance: 15.1 miles (24.3 km) Route Map: Download Memory Map Route
Estimated Time: 7 hours Route Map: Download GPS Route (.gpx file)

The Story of the Walk:

Note: The daily records are from my diary written during the course of the walk with additional notes in italics.

Robin Hood's Bay Boggle Hole
Leaving Robin Hood's Bay behind on the last stage Coastal walking is full of ups and downs

I was up at 8.00am and after breakfast set off towards Scarborough. The sun was shining brilliantly again and after enjoying a couple of lovely coves (including Boggle Hole) I walked up to Ravenscar. It was very hot and I was sweating buckets due to last nights beer but soldiered on to Hayburn Wyke, a secluded cove that was idyllic with a little picturesque waterfall cascading directly into the sea. After a ten minute break I walked on regardless and only began to slow when Scarborough came into sight. It was painfully slow from now on and the last three miles of cliff walking seemed an eternity. I began cursing all the ups and downs where streams ran into the sea. I must have done 1000 man made steps in and out of coves and bays today as well as the straight forward walking. Eventually I reached Scawby Mills and then the North Bay. A can of extortionately priced lemonade gives me my final burst of energy to reach the South Bay. I arrive at 2.10pm, Thirteen days and six hours from when I set out. Two hundred and seven miles done. Waiting for me was Lil with the champagne. I enjoyed the champagne and a foot soaking in the sea. Job done, now for the next one!

Hayburn Wyke Scarborough coastline
Hayburn Wyke was the perfect place to relax The north east coastline approaching Scarborough

I have now done the Coast to Coast twice. It is such an inspirational walk that I plan to do it again in the future. This time I will plan my own unique route. It will appear on this site when it has been walked. After the champagne it was fish and chips and then a deep sleep as Lil drove me all the way home.

Scalby Ness Champagne moment
The last descent of the walk at Scalby Ness A champagne celebration in Scarborough

The walk is completed. Thank you for reading my journal of the Coast to Coast walk.

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