The walk between Scarborough and Filey is an easy one in that it’s linear and it passes some of the best coastal scenery in the north. That said, as it’s around 9 miles long it’s more suited to those of you who like a full day’s hike than those with children.
The route comprises part of the Cleveland Way National Trail and takes walkers past beauty spot after beauty spot. Don’t worry if you feel like calling it a day before you reach Filey, there are regular buses in each direction so you won’t be stranded.
The walk starts in Scarborough, and as you’ll need to walk alongside South Sands Beach to get started you can start off in style by walking on the beach. The next highlight along the way will be Cayton Bay, and this sprawling sandy beach is owned by the National Trust and makes one of the finest sights in the area. You may want to stop here for something to eat as it’s surrounded by cafes and shops serving up traditional seaside meal (and it’ll give you an excuse to enjoy the views for awhile before carrying on with the walk).
If you decide to tackle a section of the walk with children then remember your nets for when they reach the Lebberston Cliff area as it’s a great spot for rock pooling.