There is nothing more revitalising than a stroll along the beach or cliffside with the wind whipping through your hair and beautiful views of coastal towns and villages. Well, maybe the pint afterwards. As autumn is almost upon us, we thought a coastal walk that ends in a nice warm pub with great food and refreshing ale, is just what the doctor ordered.
The beautiful coastal village of Staithes not only has amazing clifftop views over the quaint red-topped fishing villages, but it also has lovely countryside surrounding it, making it a great choice for a circular walk.
Once a thriving fishing village, Staithes village is sheltered by high cliffs that are peppered with quaint fisherman cottages and B&B’s overlooking the port, making it the perfect getaway. Like the Amalfi Coast, it has an undeniable charm as it sits overlooking the stunning shoreline.
Starting in the quaint fishing village, this 6-mile walk takes in a small part of the iconic Cleveland Way, a 109-mile walk along with the North Yorkshire and the Yorkshire Coast. Heading north out of Staithes towards Boulby, you can enjoy fantastic cliff views out to sea as you head towards the highest point on the east coast at Boulby cliffs.
Feel free to turn around and head back towards Staithes from here, or if you are looking to keep on going, you can enjoy the circular route by heading towards Boulby Mast. You then head past Twizziegill Farm, back towards Staithes.
You’ll head through the beautiful Easington Woods, past the disused mines, back to the fishing village in time for a nice pint. Staithes have a couple of decent pubs to visit, and we recommend you head towards the Cod & Lobster. It serves incredible food and has beautiful views of the fishing port.