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Runswick Bay to Kettleness Circular Walk

5 miles (8 km)

A circular walk from Runswick Bay to Kettleness on the North Yorkshire coast.
The route uses a section of the Cleveland Way to take you along the coast path to Kettleness before returning via the dismantled railway line running between the two settlements.
On the way there's some excellent views over the bay with woodland and countryside scenery on the return leg.
It's about a 5 mile walk on elevated cliff top paths before a fairly flat railway path section.

Runswick Bay to Kettleness Circular Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

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Photos

Runswick Bay - geograph.org.uk - 2760309

Runswick Bay. The picturesque fishing village is one of the highlights of the Yorkshire coast with its sandy beach,sheltered bay and pretty little cottages. The white thatched property on the seafront is notable as the only remaining thatched house on the Yorkshire coast.

Runswick Bay - geograph.org.uk - 2621358

Runswick Bay Beach

Disused Railway Line heading to Kettleness - geograph.org.uk - 2019605

Disused Railway Line heading to Kettleness

Runswick Bay coastline - geograph.org.uk - 573160

Runswick Bay coastline

Somewhere to relax at Kettleness - geograph.org.uk - 881499

Somewhere to relax at Kettleness

Kettleness - geograph.org.uk - 2243170

Kettleness. The small settlement only consists of half-a-dozen houses, but up until the early 19th century, it was a much larger village. However, most of that village, which was on the headland, slipped into the sea as a result of instability caused by quarrying for the alum industry. Kettleness became a smaller hamlet, with houses rebuilt slightly further inland.

Site of Kettleness ironstone mine - geograph.org.uk - 690043

Site of Kettleness ironstone mine. Historically, the hamlet has had an alum works, ajet miningindustry and ironstone workings. The hamlet used to have a railway station on theWhitby, Redcar and Middlesbrough Union Railway, that was open between 1883 and 1958.

Disused railway bridge in fine order - geograph.org.uk - 247147

Disused railway bridge in fine order. The footpath from Westfields Farm down to Runswick Bay travels over this bridge. The stonework is in excellent condition.

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