First time here. Decided to visit at the end of another lovely stay at Robin Hoods Bay, or Roman Hoos Bay, as a leaflet at the Laurel Inn would have you believe, from a Dutch explorer, the Roman Hoos(e) being on the Ravenscar headland. Anyway, parking at the southern end of Dane’s Dyke is not too expensive, and the Dyke road leads to a beach, and steps left to the coastal path. Follow this to the Head, with the chalk cliff scenery improving around the head, with various stacks, caves and arches.
Of course the cliff birds have departed by now, so come again in June for the Gannets, Puffins and Kittiwakes, nearer than Orkney, although it has to be said, not as impressive. The path carries on beyond the lighthouse and carpark, signed right beyond a depression.
The cliff scenery is better on this northern stretch, and beyond North Landing and a down and up, the secluded beach of Thornwick Bay can easily be reached by path for lunch. I doubt it is secluded in summer.
The cliff path at the top of this path westwards is not signed, but is there , actually a track to begin with, and it is better to continue on here and go south on the Romanic straight path from north cliff to Flamborough, rather than going to Thornwick farm, as that involves more road walking. A huge caravan park is circumnavigated on the way. In Flamborough go south down the main street, curve right at the bottom and go through the church yard, turn right, after the road curls left take the first right, with a path sign clearly seen at the end. Take this path and at a path junction take the left fork, south through pleasant woodland, which comes out just opposite your car park. Go right down steps when you see the cars to get there. 9 miles and a difficult to believe 1700 feet of ascent.
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