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Cloughton and Crook Ness is a 4.2 mile loop trail located near Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and bird watching.

Length 4.2 mi Elevation gain 646 ft Route type Loop
Kid friendly Hiking Walking Bird watching Running Beach Partially paved Views Wildlife
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Getting There

A circular walk from the small North Yorkshire village of Cloughton. The walk follows the old railway line heading south and then cuts across to the coast via a quiet lane. After following a section of the Cleveland Way coastal path the route rejoins the old railway line to return to Cloughton. The route takes in a particular peaceful section of Yorkshire Coast, in an area generally less popular with tourists, taking in the views across horse paddocks, crops fields and the beautiful cliff rock formations and out across the North Sea. Three quarters of the route follows well-made paths (tarmac lanes and the old cinder track of the rail line) with the final coastal section following arable field edges which can be quite muddy. There are two gates (at the start and the end) and no stiles on route and just a few gentle gradients on the lanes. The only challenging parts of the route are the flights of uneven rocky steps which take you down and up several ravines within the coastal path. Approximate time 2 hours.

Cloughton can be found on the A171 about 4 miles north of Scarborough. The walk starts from Station Lane. Park on the roadside near the entrance to the old station tea room with consideration for the local residents. Approximate post code YO13 0AD.

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Lisa Bourne
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Lovely easy walk to navigate. some overgrowth on part of the Cleveland Way. Make sure you take the path to the left when you come down the track after passing the dog kennels on Field Lane; there are two!

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Benjamin H
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Walking

Stunning views over the coast and through farm land. Would recommend taking the tunnel of trees down to Crook Ness. It's a steep set of steps down but really worth a detour if the tides out. You can get onto the Cleveland way path as per the app by a set of steps on your left as you going down.

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Lauren Hart
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Enjoyed it, not great for offlead with the dog - very close to the cliffs, but there’s plenty of space for them to charge around beforehand on the cinder track. Beautiful views! The steps to the ravines may get a little slippy at times. Some of the tracks were a little over grown.

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Nycky Smithson
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Great coastal trail with lovely views definitely will do this walk again

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Carl W Branton
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good walk with some great coastal views

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Lorna James
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Hiking

Great walk with the dog. Off lead on disused rail line. On lead along coastal path. He loved his dip in the sea and we loved the tea garden at the station.

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Craig Helliwell
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Hiking

Great easy route with incredible coastal views. Highly recommended.

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Steve Lyons
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The ravines have steep steps, so care is needed. Some steps are uneven stone, others are soil retained by wooden boards which may be a little loose. I would recommend a walking pole. Stunning views over the sea, with wave-cut platforms visible at low tide. There is access to beaches, but these may be overgrown with thistles and nettles in the summer. The Station Cafe at Cloughton is only open Saturday to Wednesday, even during summer school holiday, but is lovely if you can visit.

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Hazel Hazel
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Great walk done on a windy but sunny day. Tearoom at end an added bonus. Check which days it is open.

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G S
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Robert Young
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Alison Senior
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Callum Wilkinson
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Alison Senior
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Rebbecca Alice
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Alison Senior
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Molly Broughton
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Harry Dodds
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Alison Senior
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Alison Senior
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Alison Senior
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Alison Senior
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Alison Senior
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Alison Senior
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