COASTAL IN THE KNOW: COASTAL WALKS The North Yorkshire coast is a great destination for dramatic coastal walking and also, in these times, a place to find some solitude. The Cleveland Way National Trail (110 miles/177km) combines beautiful moorland and coastal walking in one continuous waymarked route between Helmsley and Filey. If you want to make an adventure of it, go full circle: head inland from the outskirts of Scarborough and follow the 48 mile Tabular Hills route back to Helmsley. Alternatively, you can just dip in for a day and do a Try a Trail walk. There’s the 6 mile (9.7km) Ravenscar Round and the 4.8 mile (7.8km) Osmotherley Ramble, or have a go at the Roseberry Topping trek. A whole stretch of the Yorkshire Coast around 49 miles long, between Staithes and Flamborough Head, is known as the Dinosaur Coast with fossils going back an impressive 120 million years. From the National Trust Coastal Centre at Ravenscar, follow a trail pointing out the sites of interest to fossil hunters. Check out the organised fossil hunting trips from Whitby, and Scarborough’s Rotunda Museum also has exhibitions and Dinosaur Coast events. If you’re heading out, a great place to find more information on walks and events – when they come back to life – is the walks section of discoveryorkshirecoast.com Yorkshire Life: October 2020 89
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