VISIT STAITHES & RUNSWICK BAY

LOCAL WALKS

WALKS IN THE LOCAL AREA

Staithes & Runswick Bay are surrounded by tumulus, quarries, mills, abandoned mines, Roman sites, historic churches, beautiful beaches, disused railways and places of scientific interest. We have a variety of quides available for sale, listing all the walks below (and many more) at the Visitor Centre.

HINDERWELL PARISH HIDDEN HERITAGE TRAIL

This trail can be joined from any of the 5 five villages in the parish, undertaken as one circular walk of approximately 5 miles, or two shorter walks taking in Staithes, Port Mulgrave, Hinderwell and Dalehouse, or Runswick Bay, Port Mulgrave and Hinderwell.

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MICKLEBY & UGTHORPE HERITAGE TRAIL

The Old Norse names of these two vilages tell us that they have existed on their respective parallel ridges for over a thousand years. Evidence for human activity in the area of these two neighbours dates back at least five thousand years earlier. This 4 mile circular walk details an enjoyable timeline of history and folklore.

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MULGRAVE WOODS & SANDSEND HERITAGE WALK

This walk of approximately 3 miles follows the main path around Mulgrave Woods and takes you back in history to describe significant points along the way. It ends at Lythe Bank Cottage.

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THE RAIL TRAIL

The Rail Trail is a 3 mile circular route from Grosmont to Goathland, up a 1 in 49 graident and an easy and delightful walk along George Stephenson's original railway line of 1836.

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SANDSEND TRAIL

The Cliffs to the north of Sandsend were once the scene of heavy industrial activity, which brought many changes to the area. As you walk along the trail you will see the signs of old industries, which have long since vanished and find how nature has responded to them.

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