Walk: Whitby Abbey and the Coast

in Whitby

A short walk that follows a lovely cliffside section of the Yorkshire Coast and returns via the dramatic Whitby Abbey. The views over Whitby are exceptional.

Whitby apartments

The Route

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Walk Description

From Whitby harbour climb the steep steps on the east side past St Mary’s Church. From the top of the steps enjoy the views over Whitby before following the signs for the Cleveland Way as it winds its way along the cliff edge.

Pass the smugglers cove at Saltwick Bay (worth exploring if you have time) before arriving at the still working lighthouse after two miles. From here turn inland and continue along quiet lanes back towards Whitby. The ruins of Whitby Abbey will dominate the return, becoming more impressive with every step.

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