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Remains of the Guibal Fanhouse at Warsett Hill, North Yorkshire in autumn
Remains of the Guibal Fanhouse at Warsett Hill in autumn | © National Trust Images/Zoe Frank
Yorkshire

Old Saltburn to Warsett Hill walk

Starting in the Victorian seaside town of Saltburn-by-the-Sea, this walk has many interesting features. Though the area may seem like a natural landscape when enjoying its coastal wildlife, human beings have had a significant impact. Wander by remains from the industrial days of ironstone mining in the late 19th-century at Warsett Hill, and enjoy the route's sculptures and coastal wild flowers such as the pyramidal orchid.

Total steps: 9

Total steps: 9

Start point

Saltburn seafront car park, grid ref: NZ668215

Step 1

Cross the road from the car park to the seafront. Turn right and follow the road.

Step 2

Just after the Ship Inn, turn left at the National Trust sign. Climb the steps and follow the Cleveland Way for 2 miles (3.2km).

Kittiwake on the Farne Islands, Northumberland
The cliffs at Huntcliff are home to breeding seabirds such as kittiwakes | © National Trust Images/Ian Ward

Step 3

Continue for about 220yd (200m) after the information panel about the Guibal fanhouse. Turn right over the stile and cross the field to the railway crossing. Please do not cross the railway at the locked gates by the fanhouse. This is for farm access only.

Step 4

Carefully cross the stiles and railway. Cross two fields to the summit of Warsett Hill. At the top of the second field turn left to find the stile.

Step 5

Turn left at the trig point and cross the stile. Turn right following the fence down the hill. Where the path splits, turn left across the field to the railway crossing.

Step 6

Carefully cross the stiles and railway. Head straight on the track.

Step 7

At the intersection of paths by the cottage continue straight on.

Step 8

Where the track bends round to the left by the farm, continue straight onto the path.

Step 9

Turn left before the row of cottages following the cycle route 1 sign. At the road, retrace your steps to return to the car park.

End point

Saltburn seafront car park, grid ref: NZ668215

Trail map

Old Saltburn Warsett Hill circular walk trail map
Old Saltburn Warsett Hill circular walk trail map | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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