Cleveland Way - Coast Section

A self-guided walk along the stunning Cleveland Heritage Coast from Saltburn-by-the Sea to Filey.

5 to 6 nights
54 miles
Moderate to Demanding

From £405 per person

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About this route

The Heritage Coast Section of the Cleveland Way begins in the Victorian seaside town of Saltburn-by-the-Sea and follows the rugged cliffs to Filey. While the scenery throughout is beautiful, some of the best views can be seen from Boulby, the highest cliffs in England.

Locations of particular interest include Whitby, boasting amazing history, heritage and folklore, and the seaside resort of Scarborough, with its ancient castle providing panoramic views over the Yorkshire coastline. This walk, marked by picturesque fishing villages and with a wealth of maritime and literary history, is a fantastic way to experience the Cleveland Way.

Cleveland Way - Coast Section map
Saltburn-by-the-Sea to Filey
54 miles (86 km)
24th March to 31st October

Holiday Highlights

Admiring the extensive views from Boulby, the highest cliffs in England.

Wandering through the fascinating features of Whitby, including the whalebone arch, Whitby Abbey and St Mary’s Church.

Experiencing the many quaint fishing villages and lively coastal towns along this spectacular piece of Yorkshire coastline.

Available tours

CodeTourDurationDifficultyPrice per person
CLEVWC1 From Saltburn-by-the-Sea to Filey 5 nights, 4 days walking Demanding£405
CLEVWC2 From Saltburn-by-the-Sea to Filey 6 nights, 5 days walking Moderate£485

Cleveland Way - Heritage Coast Section 5 nights, 4 days walking

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  • Itinerary
  • What's included?
  • Extra nights?
  • Tour facts
  • Route profile
  • Travel info
  • Weather
Start

Travel to Saltburn-by-the-Sea where your first night's accommodation has been booked

Day 1

Saltburn-by-the-Sea to Runswick Bay. 12.5 miles (20km)

Day 2

Runswick Bay to Robin Hood's Bay. 15 miles (24km)

Day 3

Robin Hood's Bay to Scarborough. 14.5 miles (23km)

Day 4

Scarborough to Filey. 12 miles (19km)

Finish

Depart from Filey after breakfast

Your Itinerary

This itinerary lists our preferred overnight stops for this tour. Sometimes there may be a shortage of available accommodation in a preferred location, in which case we will transfer you from the trail to your accommodation and back again at no extra charge. Overnight stops marked with a (T) will always require transfers as standard.

The daily mileages quoted are average trail miles only and do not include the distance from the trail to your accommodation. We do not expect you to have to walk more than a mile from the trail to your accommodation; should your accommodation be further than this, transfers will be provided as standard.

Below are the additional costs that may apply depending on your requirements. Dog friendly tours are subject to a Daily Dog Charge, which will be listed below if applicable. Our standard prices per person are based upon two people sharing a room; if you are walking on your own, or are part of a group but require a room of your own, then the Solo Walker or Single Supplements apply respectively:

A note about transfers
Solo Walker Supplement
£40.00 per person / per night
Single Supplement
£30.00 per person / per night

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£60.00 per person / per night

What's included?

  • 5 nights accommodation in en-suite rooms (where available) in selected B&B’s, hotels, inns and guesthouses along the trail, or a short distance away via taxi provided at our expense.
  • Breakfast each day.
  • Door to door luggage transfer.
  • Maps with the route marked on and a guidebook or route notes describing the trail.
  • An information pack containing an itinerary, instructions on how to find your accommodation each night and a kit list.
  • Detailed travel instructions on how to get to the start of your holiday and back from the end of it.

Extra Nights & Rest Days

Robin Hood's Bay, with its narrow streets and red-roofed cottages staggering down the cliff-edge to the sea is a good choice for an extra night.
If you fancy somewhere livelier, consider the bustling resort of Scarborough.

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£60.00 per person / per night

Tour Facts

Total distance: 53.5 miles (85.5 km)
Duration: 5 nights, 4 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 12 miles (19 km)
Maximum daily distance: 15 miles (24 km)
Code: CLEVWC1 Grade: Demanding
Season: 24th March - 31st October
Start of holiday: Saltburn-by-the-Sea
End of holiday: Filey

Route Profile

Cleveland Way - Heritage Coast Section Route Profile

Travel Information

Detailed instructions on how to get to the start of the holiday and back from the end, are sent with your full holiday pack. A summary is given below:

By Air - The most convenient major city and international airports are Leeds-Bradford, Manchester and Durham Tees Valley.

By Rail - There is a rail station at the start of the trail (Saltburn) and also at the end of the trail (Filey).

By Bus - Various bus services run to Saltburn-by-the-Sea and from Filey.

From London - Trains run from London Kings Cross station to Saltburn.

Return To The Start - The easiest way to return to the start of the trail, is to catch a train from Filey to Saltburn-by-the-Sea.

Weather Information

To find out more about the weather forecast for your chosen holiday's general location, please see the following websites:

  • MetCheck - This website allows you to look up detailed weather information for specific locations as far as six months in advance.
  • Met Office - This website shows regional area forecasts a few days in advance, with a general UK forecast description of up to 30 days in advance.
  • Mountain Forecast - This website shows what the forecast is like up on specific hills and fells, and offers forecasts a few days in advance.

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Customer reviews from the Cleveland Way - Coast Section

“Stunningly beautiful walk, very enjoyable, would do it again.”
Ms Unwin, UK
“One of the best holidays we have had. Accommodation, owners, directions and locations all perfect. Many thanks. We will be using Contours again.”
Mr Pickup, UK
“A lovely coastal walk with accommodation and luggage transfer well organised.”
Mr Pearson, UK
“Easy cliff top walking along the beautiful Yorkshire Coast, blessed by glorious weather. Very well signposted throughout. One of our best Contours walks to date.”
Mr Parkinson, UK

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