Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk

A personal record of my walk in 1999 with written journal and photographs. Tracklogs for GPS units and for use with Google Earth are available for download for each stage.

Journal, Photographs and Download Files

Stage 13: Robin Hood's Bay to Scarborough
Statistics and Files
Start: Robin Hood's Bay Finish: Scarborough Distance: 15.1 miles (24.3 km)
Time: 6-8 hours Climbing: 872 metres Rating: Hard
GPX Route File Google Earth File About Robin Hood's Bay
Statistics
Start: Robin Hood's Bay Finish: Scarborough
Distance: 15.1 miles (24.3 km) Time: 6-8 hours
Climbing: 872 metres Rating: Hard
GPX Route File Google Earth File
Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Stage Report

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

Robin Hood's BayRobin Hood's Bay
Yorkshire CoastYorkshire Coast

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.

Hayburn WykeHayburn Wyke
Hundale PointHundale Point

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.

Pointing to the finishPointing to the finish
Champagne timeChampagne time

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 which I immediately fell into as soon as Lil set off from Scarborough to take me home.


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