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    Runswick Bay to Staithes Walk

    Runswick Bay to Staithes Walk

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    The Walk from Runswick Bay to Staithes is a fantastic adventure that will showcase the natural beauty of the coastal areas of North York Moors National Park. While out walking the trail, you will leave Runswick Bay behind and traverse the rugged coastal terrain, taking in the views of the North Sea as you make your way to Staithes. Keep in mind that this is a one-way walk, so you will need to either make travel arrangements for the end of your adventure or simply retrace your steps back to the trailhead.

    Route Description for Runswick Bay to Staithes Walk

    If you find yourself in North York Moors National Park and want to switch up the scenery from the undulating and barren landscape of the moor to some rugged coastal views, then you should definitely check out the Runswick Bay to Staithes Walk. This one-way walk is quick and easy, providing wonderful views across the expanse of the North Sea that can be enjoyed by all.

    Setting out from the trailhead, you will make your way along the rugged coastal cliffs and take in some wonderfully scenic views of the water and various coves that can be found along the shoreline. After passing by Port Mulgrave, you will continue meandering along the dramatic coastline until you make the final leg of the journey into the charming village of Staithes. Here, you can either pop into one of the great pubs while you wait for your ride, or get back out on the trail for the return journey back to Runswick Bay.

    Getting to the Runswick Bay to Staithes Walk Trailhead

    To reach the trailhead for the Runswick Bay to Staithes Walk from nearby Hinderwell, head east on Runswick Lane for 1.1 km and continue straight onto Hinderwell Lane for another 0.3 km. Here, you will find the trailhead on the left.

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      One Way

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