GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Flamborough Head Circular Walk

7 miles (12 km)

Enjoy some spectacular coastal views on this circular walk along Flamborough Head in the North York Moors. On the walk you'll pass towering white chalk cliffs, coves, caves, pretty bays and the oldest surviving lighthouse in Britain. The area is also designated as a nature reserve so look out for large seabird colonies including auks, gannets and gulls. In summer you may also see fulmars, herring gulls, kittiwakes, guillemots, razorbills and puffins. In the Holmes area there are also interesting plants and flowers which attract a variety of butterflies.
This walk starts at the village of Flamborough and picks up a footpath south to the coast. You then head along the coast passing Cross Bow Hill and a radio station beacon. You continue past Selwicks Bay to Thornwick Bay before returning to Flamborough via another countryside footpath.
The headland is located near to the popular town of Bridlington so you could walk along the coast to the site. See the Bridlington to Flamborough Head Coastal Walk for more details.
The East Riding Heritage Way also passes through Flamborough Head so you could continue along this path to the nearby Bempton Cliffs where you can see more seabirds.
Also nearby is the pretty Dane's Dyke. These pretty woods have peaceful trails with lots of flora and fauna to look out for.


YO15 1JS - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Flamborough Head OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Flamborough Head Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


On the headland itself you can visit the 19th century North Star Hotel and enjoy fine sea views. lt has an award-winning restaurant renowned for its fresh Flamborough seafood and wild game caught on the Yorkshire Wolds.
You could also head west from the headland to Thornwick Bay and enjoy wonderful views from the cliff top cafe. The cafe's speciality is locally caught crab which you can enjoy with a glass of wine or cup of tea. It's a great place to relax with some refreshments and enjoy the views at the same time.


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The coastline at Flamborough Head, renowned for its dazzling white chalk cliffs and stacks, with the Fog Signal Station situated on the most easterly point of the headland.

Footpath to South Landing from Flamborough Head - - 1412091

Footpath to South Landing from Flamborough Head,Flamborough,East Riding of Yorkshire, England. This shows the start of the public footpath along the coast to South Landing from Flamborough Head.

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The North Sea turns a Turquoise/Blue colour around Flamborough Head on a calm sunny day and the beaches of Selwicks Bay become more inviting!

Beacon, Flamborough Head - - 507483

Beacon, Flamborough Head

Village street, Flamborough - - 3099061

Village street in Flamborough with local bus.

North Mere Green, Flamborough - - 3744195

North Mere Green in Flamborough village.

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Cliff top, Flamborough Head. The old iron rings set into concrete were formelly used to attach the ropes used by men climbing down the cliffs to harvest sea bird eggs.

Cliffs, North Landing - - 2618905

Cliffs, North Landing

Elevation Profile


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Memory Map Route

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