Panorama from the Cloughton and Hayburn Wyke walk in North York Moors, England
Panorama from the Cloughton and Hayburn Wyke walk in North York Moors, England

Hayburn Wyke Walk

North York Moors
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Hayburn Wyke Walk

Distance: 4.3mi
Elevation: 528ft
Time: 1.5-2.5h

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The Hayburn Wyke Walk is an undulating but not overly challenging route. It links the Wyke’s of Cloughton and Hayburn along an intriguing stretch of the Cleveland Way. Highlights include the waterfall at Hayburn Wyke and stunning views out to the North Sea and along the coastline to Scarborough.

Hayburn Wyke Walk Map

Getting there

To get to the start of the Hayburn Wyke Walk, from Scarborough, head north on the A 171 towards Whitby. Once in the village of Cloughton, take Newlands Road and continue to the right as the main road bends sharply left. Immediately turn right to join Newlands Lane. Follow this road as it heads down towards the coast, there is parking here on the right-hand side in several laybys or further down a small car park. Failing both these, park back in the village, all free of charge!

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When to do

April - September

Backcountry Campsites

No

Toilets

No

Family friendly

Yes

Route Signage

Average

Crowd Levels

Moderate to High

Route Type

Circuit


Hayburn Wyke Walk
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Hayburn Wyke Walking Route Description

Kick off the Hayburn Wyke walk on Newlands Lane, heading towards the coast. Cross a small bridge, which intersects the route you will come back along. Continue on the lane, which brings you to a small car park just above Cloughton Wyke. From the car park, drop left to join the Cleveland Way. Follow the coastal path – dipping and rising as it hugs the cliff top. Look back to the south and spot Scarborough Castle high on the cliff and Filey Brigg further down the coast.

Eventually, after just over 1.2mi the path meets Hayburn Wyke Woods. Pass through the gate and continue into the woodland, following the path as it leads down the hill. At a junction, turn right, following the Cleveland Way signs. At the bottom of the steps again keep right. Follow the main path down as it winds through the pretty woodland. At the next junction turn right again, following the Cleveland Way sign and a stream to your left. Roughly 100 m further down you will come to the top of a waterfall, dropping off onto the rocky beach below.

If the tide permits, scramble down onto the beach for a better view! After enjoying the waterfall retrace your steps and at the junction continue on the footpath that follows the Hayburn Beck upstream. The path soon leaves the Beck and continues uphill. Cross several junctions while remaining on the main path until climbing some steps, veering right and meeting a gate to exit the woodland.

Follow the path through the field as it pulls gently around to the left and takes you to a gate leading into the grounds of a small hotel. Often busy on a sunny weekend, this is a great stop off. Pass the hotel to the right and continue ahead following the hotel access road – the right hand fork. Approximately 328ft from the hotel the road bends to the right, turn left to join the disused Scarborough-Whitby railway.

Look out for red deer in the meadows alongside and of course spectacular views out to the North Sea! Follow the track for 1.6mi, at which point you will come to the bridge you crossed on the way out. Take the steps on the right before passing under the bridge to climb off the track back onto Newlands Lane. Turn right and find your car.

Walking trail highlights

Hayburn Wyke Waterfall

Find this little cove nestled between Scarborough and Whitby. Surrounded by woodland, you’ll discover a magical pair of waterfalls, alongside lush vegetation. Walk along the rocky beach, or enjoy a picnic lunch atop one of the scenic boulders.

The area around the falls are known to be particularly great wildlife sighting spots. Keep eyes peeled for deer, badgers, foxes and even rare birds, so look up to the trees!
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Insider Hints

  • Scramble down onto the beach for a better view of the waterfall at Hayburn Wyke.

  • Stop off at the Hayburn Hotel for a drink before meandering back to the car.

  • Take a packed lunch and enjoy one of the many beautiful picnic spots high up on the cliff top.

Comments

Jamsy 1 year ago

It was a beautiful place! Enjoyed the enormous waves.

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Elenastankova 1 year ago

This is definitely relaxing and easy hike!

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unicorn_lady 1 year ago

I would recommend this trail for those who want to have a soul searching walk. I for one had a good self reflection while walking pass the dramatic scenery of the coastline. Just make sure to wear proper shoes because the trail requires you to walk on rocky terrain.

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Charliechoco 1 year ago

cloughton and hayburn wyke are great

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climbing_ally21 1 year ago

This trail is an easy one with a breathtaking views of the coastline and waterfalls.

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ShirleySyk 1 year ago

always a great place to visit with outstanding views and nature

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Fran Cine 1 year ago

The views are worth it! Great views up and down the coast and a nice way to enjoy a short part of the Cleveland Way!

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Max O. 1 year ago

Easy ascend and descend. I'm so glad it was sunny, we were able to enjoy it in its full glory.

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Genna Sherman 1 year ago

Magnificent hike with nice view of the rocky beach at the end. It was easy, and we were able to scramble down the beach. The kids enjoyed it a lot.

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WebbA. 1 year ago

Nice place to hang around, even when the weather is not good.

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