6 great walks near Whitby

Whitby to Sandsend by Janet Danks

Whitby to Sandsend by Janet Danks - Credit: Archant

A selection of walks from our archive that are located close to Whitby. NOTE: Safeguarding against the coronavirus is likley to be a part of everyday life for the forseeable future. We advise that two metres social distancing and checking the latest guidelines are the best course of action.

Saltwick Nab by Philip Elsdon

Saltwick Nab by Philip Elsdon - Credit: Archant

Whitby Abbey
0 miles from Whitby
If you want a short coastal walk after exploring Whitby Abbey, this short walk to Saltwick Nab and back again is simple and straighforward.
Click here to view the details of the Whitby Abbey walk


Robin Hood's Bay by John Holtby

Robin Hood's Bay by John Holtby - Credit: Archant

Whitby to Robin Hood’s Bay
0 miles from Whitby
This walk, which follows the cliff edge from the historic port of Whitby to the smugglers’ haunt of Robin Hood’s Bay. If you want to do the round trip, it is 13 miles in total.
Click here to view the details of the Whitby to Robin Hood’s Bay walk


Brow Top by Alison Hirst

Brow Top by Alison Hirst - Credit: Archant

Fylingthorpe to Robin Hood’s Bay
6 miles from Whitby
The walk starts in the countryside above Fylingthorpe, goes down to the coast, along the Cleveland Way coastal path, then back through the farmland around Hawsker and the moorland around Fylingthorpe.
Click here to view the details of the Fylingthorpe to Robin Hood’s Bay walk


Runswick Bay by John Cobham

Runswick Bay by John Cobham - Credit: Archant

Runswick Bay and Kettleness
8 miles from Whitby
Heading north of Whitby, this walk combines the use of the Cleveland Way cliff top path and the trackbed of a disused railway. Starting off from Runswick Bay and heading south to Kettleness.
Click here to view the details of the Runswick Bay to Kettleness walk


Runswick Bay by Irene Burdell

Runswick Bay by Irene Burdell - Credit: Archant

Runswick Bay to Staithes
8 miles from Whitby
This walk also sets off from Runswick Bay, but for this one we head north towards Staithes and back again, through woodland and cliff tops.
Click here to view the details of the Runswick Bay to Staithes walk


Staithes by Janet Danks

Staithes by Janet Danks - Credit: Archant

Staithes to Whitby
12 miles from Whitby
This is a one-way walk going south along the North Sea coast on the Cleveland Way. Park the car at Whitby and take the bus to Staithes, and head back south on this 12 mile route.

Click here to view the details of the Staithes to Whitby walk

All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change. We advise you acquire a recent OS map of the area you plan to visit and assure there are no major changes.