Oliver’s Mount is one of Scarborough’s best vantage points. Looming 500 feet above sea level this beauty spot looks down across the southern side of the resort, so if you can wander up to it you’ll be rewarded with views that go on for miles.
Start this walk from the train station on the A165 road that leads to nearby Cayton and Filey and make your way across the Valley Bridge. The bridge sits high above the stunning Valley Park below so this is one of the nicest parts of the route and a great opportunity to stop and take a few photos. Continue walking along Ramshill Road, continuing when you reach the traffic lights, and turn right when you come to Mountside.
The first thing you’ll spot when you reach Oliver’s Mount is the war memorial that looms 75 feet above the ground. This hill used to be known as Weaponness, and it’s thought the name was changed to Oliver’s Mount because of a false rumour that Oliver Cromwell stored batteries on the mount when Scarborough Castle came under siege. This walk is around 4 miles.