Runswick Bay shelters at the end of an extensive, beautiful beach. Cottages cluster around narrow, winding paths leading down a steep hillside to an expansive bay. The path leads along the cliffs to Staithes, a town filled with beautiful old fishermen’s cottages, arranged around higgledy-piggledy, winding streets.
This route follows the England Coast Path and forms part of the magnificent Cleveland Way, a 109 mile (175km) National Trail. Starting at Helmsley, the first half of the Cleveland Trail crosses the North York Moors National Park, boasting great vistas from sweeping heather moorlands. Upon reaching the coast at Saltburn-by-the-Sea, the second half of the route then follows the North Yorkshire coast as far as Filey, taking in the highest cliffs in eastern England at Boulby.
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About North York Moors National Park
Getting thereTake the A171 and A174. Follow the signs to Staithes. If you fancy a one-way walk, park in a pay and display car parks off Staithes Lane in Staithes and catch the X4 bus to Runswick Bay.
Basic Equipment for Hiking
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Hiking socks
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Kit para bolhas
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.