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|Staithes and Cowbar Nab|
|Author: chris12345, Published: 22 Dec 2015||Walk Rating:|
|North Yorkshire, Staithes|
|IMPORTANT NOTE: In 2016, the National Trust closed access to Cowbar Nab due to landslips. When following this walk, you will need to follow the shorter version of the route, excluding Cowbar Nab, given as an option within the directions. |
A 2 mile walk around the picturesque village of Staithes. The walk starts above the village in the car park before descending into Staithes and having a good look around. There is an option to climb up onto Cowbar Nab before walking out to the harbour. The walk returns through Staithes. The walk affords excellent coastal and countryside views and, if the option of climbing up to Cowbar Nab is taken, stunning views of Staithes from above.
The walk has several steep climbs and descents, with steps and bridges. Most of it is on paved roads and pavements, but Cowbar Nab is an unmade footpath and caution is suggested if climbing this landmark as the cliff edges are very exposed and steep. The Nab is accessed by a stile. A difficulty rating of 4/5 is given because of the nature of Cowbar Nab.
Staithes is clearly signposted and is on the A174 between Saltburn in the North and Whitby in the South. Car parking is above the village and is pay and display. Toilets are also provided above the village in the car park. Nearest post code TS13 5AD.
|Start to High Street|
Start point: 54.5559 lat, -0.7938 long
On leaving the car park turn right down Staithes Lane. There is a vantage point on the left which is a popular place to take photos and Cowbar Nab can be seen ahead. Enjoy strolling down through the narrow twisty High Street.
|High Street to Harbour|
Start point: 54.5591 lat, -0.7923 long
Eventually the road turns to the right. Follow this and carry on down to the harbour. Here there are excellent views of the harbour and Cowbar Nab.
|Harbour to Narrow Passage|
Start point: 54.5586 lat, -0.7899 long
Once you’ve finished exploring the harbour area ascend back up the hill (the way you came), but when the road turns to the left look for a little narrow passageway in front of you. Take this path down and over a bridge. This path forms part of the Cleveland Way.
|Narrow Passage to Overlook|
Start point: 54.5592 lat, -0.7924 long
Once over the bridge, you need to decide if you want to climb up Cowbar Nab. There are excellent views of Staithes from Cowbar Nab, but care needs to be taken as there are no hand rails or barriers at the edge of the cliff.
|Overlook to Cowbar Nab|
Start point: 54.5588 lat, -0.7944 long
Return to the road and carry on climbing. Where the road turns to the left there is a stile on the right. Look to the left for excellent views of the coast. Go over the stile and follow the path across the top of the Nab. Near the end the path turns to the right and there is another short section which gets you to the best vantage point. *** IMPORTANT NOTE: Proceed with extreme care at this point and don’t get too close to the edge. ***
|Cowbar Nab to Harbour Plaque|
Start point: 54.5602 lat, -0.7916 long
Follow the road past the houses on your left. Look out for a signboard that tells you about Old Jack’s Boat TV series with Bernard Cribbins. Walk around the end of the Nab and onto the harbour wall. Note the heavy concrete baffles that are bolted down, despite their weight!
|Harbour Plaque to End|
Start point: 54.5607 lat, -0.7885 long
Retrace your steps past the houses and turn left over the bridge. Turn right after passing through the narrow passage way and climb back up to the car park.
Text and images for this walk are Copyright © 2015 by the author chris12345 and may not be reproduced without permission.
The information in this guide has been provided in good faith and is intended only as a guide, not a statement of fact. You are advised to check the accuracy of the information provided and should not use this guide for navigational directions nor should you rely on the accuracy of the weather forecast. You are advised to take appropriate clothing, footwear, equipment and navigational materials with you according to the current and possible weather and nature of the terrain. Always follow the country code and follow any additional warnings or instructions that may be available. Some walks may be very strenuous and you are advised to seek medical advice if you have any doubts as to your capability to complete the walk.
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