Local Walks & Things to look out for...

Northcliffe & Seaview Holiday Parks nestle in 40 Acres of the stunningly beautiful North Yorkshire Moors National Park. Located between the historic fishing port of Whitby & picturesque Robin Hoods Bay they form the perfect base to explore the beautiful Heritage Coast & the North York Moors National Park - either by foot or cycle.

Walks with direct access from the Parks

Here are just a few of the walks you can enjoy from our parks:

  • Cleveland Way National Trail - Open since 1969 the Cleveland Way from Helmsley to Filey is 109 miles of stunning scenery. Join the cliff-top trail directly from our Northcliffe Park & walk to Robin Hoods Bay (2mls), Whitby (3mls), Saltburn (25mls) or even Helmsley (80mls). Click here to visit the Cleveland Way website
  • Whitby to Scarborough Cinder track - The former railway line from Whitby to Scarborough (1885 to 1965) is now a designated walk/cycle track you can access the track directly from our Seaview Park - taking you to Whitby or Robin Hoods Bay or even onto Ravenscar. Enjoy stunning scenery along the way & maybe call for a drink or meal in Whitby or Robin Hoods Bay before walking/cycling back.

'Rent a Ranger' have put together 3 short walks directly from Northcliffe - showing paths, tracks & minor roads for walkers.

  • Walks to the South of Northcliffe - Cliffs/Farmland & Robin Hoods Bay
  • Walks to the West of Northcliffe - Farm & Moorland Scenery
  • Walks to the North of Northcliffe - Dramatic Cliffs & Scenic Farmland

These walks are available to purchase on printed leaflets - with all proceeds going to The Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Other walks in the Area

Whether you choose to go for a gentle stroll or something a bit more challenging there are lots of fabulous walks available to suit every ability. Below are just a few of the walks available:-

  • The North Yorkshire Moors National Park - The North York Moors National Park is a beautiful landscape of stunning moorland, ancient woodland & historic sites. Click here to download walks in the moors
  • Walks around Whitby - 10 Miles or less - Click here to see some of the walks in & around Whitby to help you take in its beauty

The Parks Nature Trail

We are in the process of creating a Nature Trail around the parks for you & your family to enjoy. We want to encourage both adults & children to be aware of the wildlife & different species that we have on the parks with educational boards & fun games to take part in.

Large Cargo Ships

Look out for petro-chemical tankers heading for the Tees, the third largest port in the UK and just 30 miles up the coast.

Small Fishing Boats

Traditional Whitby cobles fish inshore with long lines for Cod or pots for Lobsters & Crabs.

The North Sea

Listen to Radio 4 long wave at 1.55pm for the weather in sea areas Dogger, Humber and German Bight.

Seabirds

Cliff ledges provide nesting sites for Herring Gulls, Kittiwakes & Fulmar Petrels. You may be able to hear the Kittiwakes calling 'Kiitty-waake'!

Wildflower Meadow

The sunny cliff-top field is mown just once each year, the cut is timed to let the wildflowers pollinate & set seed first. More wildflowers mean more butterflies, too! Wildflowers to look for include: Yarrow, Black Knapweed, Wild Angelica, Prunella Vulgaris, Yorkshire Fog, plus many more! Please do not pick the wildflowers.

Oakham Woods - Private woods, No public Access

This ravine shelters the trees from the saltladen sea winds. As they grow above the shelter they are 'sculpted' by the wind, with only downwind twigs able to survive. In turn the trees provide shelter for wildlife.

Wildlife

Just some of the wildlife to look for on the park are foxes, badgers, deer, rabbits, hares and owls. You may well be entertained by a vixen & her cubs playing in the meadow. You can help look after this area and its wildlife by following the Country Code - click here to view. Thank you

Tides

Always check the tide tables before venturing onto any beach in the area. Click here for the latest tidal information.

Maw Wyke - Miller's Nab

This section of Heritage Coast forms part of the Cleveland Way coastal footpath.

In Layman's terms, the geological interest of this site may be expressed more simply, and such a statement is provided below. This should not be taken as definite & further information as to details of the interest can be obtained from the Nature Conservancy Council.

-This coastal section is one of Britain's classic geological localities, famous for over 150 years and of international renown. It provides outstanding exposures of a sequence of Jurassic rocks laid down over a period of more than 10 million years, about 180 million years ago. The strata are richly fossiliferous & the outstanding exposures in the cliffs enable very detailed & systematic studies to be undertaken. The layers of sedimentary rock are themselves of great interest & again the very high quality of exposure enables details and extensive studies to be made. These studies allow geologists to reconstruct the changing environment of the seas that covered this area during the Lower Jurassic Period, linking the variation of conditions on the sea floor with the evolution of the plants & animals that inhabited the sea.’

This is an outstanding section for geological study, of the highest national importance.