Staithes and Port Mulgrave Walk

Difficulty
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Moderate
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1.5-2h
Distance
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6.2 km
Elevation
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146 m
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The Staithes and Port Mulgrave Walk is a fun circular walking route that offers some beautiful views of the coastal areas of North York Moors National Park. While out walking the trail, you will pass through the historic seaside village of Staithes and walk along the coast to enjoy views of the North Sea, before passing through Port Mulgrave and traversing the open countryside. This is a fantastic walk that is suitable for walkers of nearly every skill level.

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Route Description

If you are looking for a pleasant coastal walk within North York Moors National Park that features some amazing views of the North Sea in addition to historic seaside villages, then the Staithes and Port Mulgrave Walk is a fantastic option to get out and explore the outdoors.

Setting out from the trailhead, you will make your way to the north and pass through the charming old village of Staithes, enjoying the views of the historic buildings, shops, and harbour, before turning to the southeast along the Cleveland Way. Here, you will traverse open fields and take in some beautiful North Sea views along the rugged coastal terrain on the way to Port Mulgrave.

After reaching the small village, you will turn to the west and once again pass through some picturesque farm fields to eventually arrive at the wooded expanse of the Oakridge Wood Nature Reserve. Continue on to the northwest and make your way through the reserve, relaxing in the tranquil forest atmosphere until you reach the bridge at Roxby Lane. From here, you will turn to the northeast and make your way through Staithes to return to the trailhead where you began.

Getting There

The trailhead for the Staithes and Port Mulgrave Walk can be found along Staithes Lane, just before entering the old village. The Bank Top car park can be found close by.

Route Details

  • Backcountry Campground

    No

  • When to do

    Year-Round

  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    Yes

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    Circuit

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