Cloughton and Crook Ness

MODERATE 7 reviews

Cloughton and Crook Ness is a 6.8 kilometer 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.

Distance: 6.8 km Elevation Gain: 197 m Route Type: Loop

kid friendly


trail running


bird watching


partially paved



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.

18 days ago

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.

Great easy route with incredible coastal views. Highly recommended.

Friday, July 27, 2018

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.

Monday, June 20, 2016

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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