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Scarborough Sea Front Circular

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Scarborough Sea Front Circular
Author: hamrag, Published: 27 Oct 2017 Walk Rating:star1 Scarborough Sea Front Circular Walking Guide star1 Scarborough Sea Front Circular Walking Guide star1 Scarborough Sea Front Circular Walking Guide star1 Scarborough Sea Front Circular Walking Guide star1 Scarborough Sea Front Circular Walking Guide
North Yorkshire, Scarborough
Walk Type: Coastal
Scarborough Sea Front Circular
Length: 5 miles,  Difficulty: boot Scarborough Sea Front Circular Walking Guide
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A 5 mile circular walk on the North Yorkshire coast, around Scarborough's South Bay and sea front and on to the Castle headland. Wildlife including foxes, peregrine falcons, kittiwakes, and harbour porpoise can be spotted depending on the time of year. As you round the headland, the North Bay (which has become popular with surfers) comes into view. Walking around the North Bay you reach The Sands Complex and the entrance to the Open Air Theatre, where you cross the road and walk back through Peasholm Park and Peasholm Glen, joining the cinder track and back to the starting point. This is a fairly easy walk, mostly on surfaced footpaths plus a short stretch of beach (providing the tide is out). There are no stiles or other obstacles on route, but you will need to negotiate some flights of steps. Allow 2.5 hours.

Scarborough is located on the North Yorkshire coast. If you are coming by train, Scarborough rail station is only a 5-minute walk from the start point. If you are coming by car, there is free on street parking at the start point of Highfield Road. Approximate post code YO12 4AW.

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Walk Sections

Start to Rotunda Museum
Start to Rotunda Museum

Start point: 54.2753 lat, -0.4181 long
End point: 54.2787 lat, -0.4002 long

Leave Highfield Road heading east and cross the A64 into Westbourn Park directly opposite. After 400 yards, turn left and down some steps into Valley Road. Continue down Valley Road heading east towards the sea front, eventually passing under Valley Bridge, and cross the road roundabout ahead to reach the Rotunda Museum.

Rotunda Museum to Sandside
Rotunda Museum to Sandside

Start point: 54.2787 lat, -0.4002 long
End point: 54.2832 lat, -0.3939 long

From the Rotunda Museum, continue ahead under the Spa Bridge then turn left onto Sandside. Here cross the road and walk on the beach (tide permitting) towards the Life Boat Station.

Sandside to Harbour Side
Sandside to Harbour Side

Start point: 54.2832 lat, -0.3939 long
End point: 54.2842 lat, -0.3863 long

From the Life Boat Station continue along-side the Harbour until you reach the beginning of the Marine Drive.

Harbour Side to Peasholm Glen
Harbour Side to Peasholm Glen

Start point: 54.2842 lat, -0.3863 long
End point: 54.2887 lat, -0.4144 long

Continue along the Marine Drive around the Castle headland, past Hairy Bobs Skate Park and Cave, and all the way along the drive until you reach the Sands Flats and shops. Here you turn left and follow the path and road to the entrance of the Open Air Theatre. At this point cross the road and go into Peasholm Park. Within the park, follow the main path up and through the glen and you will come to a lily pond at the top entrance to the glen.

Peasholm Glen to End
Peasholm Glen to End

Start point: 54.2887 lat, -0.4144 long
End point: 54.2758 lat, -0.4161 long

From the lily pond, continue a few yards to the boundary path that leads into Dean Road Cemetery. Here, turn immediately right and continue up onto the upper level of the cemetery until you turn left at the first junction of paths. Ahead you will see a footbridge leading to the main road. Continue over this bridge and turn right on the road. Follow the path for a short time until you see a footpath leading to the Cinder Track on your right. At the end of this short path, turn left under a concrete bridge where you will see a play park to your right. At this point, drop down left to the lower path which continues on and under two bridges to the car park of Sainsburys. From here, follow the pedestrian path to the entrance on Falsgrave Road. Turn right along the pavement, cross the road left at the junction (staying on the A64), pass the petrol station on your right and then turn right back to the start on Highfield Road.

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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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