You’ll also see the occasional set of steps leading down to the seashore. Look for a signpost for Cleveland Way, Sandsend 3 miles. Today, we returned for a late afternoon stroll in the opposite direction, along the beach to Whitby . The main draw of this walk for us is the abandoned Sandsend train tunnel, that had its last train travel through it in 1958. Lythe and Kettleness Circular is a 8.2 mile loop trail located near Whitby, North Yorkshire, England that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. Mcgregor S Cottage Sandsend Cottage Coastal Cottage House Styles . The walk from the West Pier in Whitby to the cliffs at Sandsend and then back is about 4 and a half miles. We parked in the small seaside village of Sandsend and walked along the promenade to the public car park at the north end of the village. As we walked along this old railway track, my husband remised about childhood hunts for frogspawn and my son was eager to go off the trail to go in search of a different route but due to my ridiculous decision to wear non-waterproof shoes, this was not to be. PROFILE INFO. We discovered a trail just off the tunnel along side a waterfall down to the sea with rope guides and this was like being on a pirates or a smuggler’s route down to a bay. We found fossils in the slate from the cliffs and the remains of a shipwreck out at sea. A safer approach is to walk along the beach from Runswick Bay or Sandsend where there are public car parks and refreshments. There’s an old railway station on the one road out of Kettleness which was connected to Sandsend and Whitby by the disused track we walked on earlier. For any Heartbeat or Harry Potter fans, this 3 mile walk is perfect. 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. Contact Us The Sandsend Trail takes you on a walking route along these cliff tops This trail will take you passed some mines and an abandoned railway and railway tunnel. There’s an old railway station on the one road out of Kettleness which was connected to Sandsend and Whitby by the disused track we walked on earlier. Distance: 6.33 miles URL of walk https://walk4life.info/walk/sandsend-kettleness-circular The walk crosses the busy A174 twice – be careful when crossing. This is just off the A174 by the bridge in Sandsend, as opposed to the larger, pay and display car park further north along the A174. From Kettleness Point the sweeping bay at Runswick Bay is surely one of the best views in the Yorkshire Coast. If you have a dog please read the warning sign at the foot of the steps. You climb up onto the old railway line embankment from the car park by the sea below the building that was Sandsend Station. After about a mile or so, you’ll see the blocked entrance to an old railway tunnel and, to the right of it, there’s a path going up into the trees with a short but steep climb – though mainly with steps. We were going to walk up to the woods but the path was too muddy as there had been a lot of rain recently. ♦ Ref: 54.53079°N, 0.72282°W. My first visit to Sandsend it is a lovely wee place we had a nice walk along the beach weather was dry beach was clean with no litter about dogs are only allowed on one part of the beach. The walk continues north west along the waymarked trail to Kettleness. En route to Kettleness, the bed of the disused railway track forms the first part of the walk, and you clearly see the waste from the old industrial alum mine workings where little grows. To your right you will see the farm where the Disused Railway track is, and soon after you have passed the farm you will be able to rejoin the track...and you will then come to Kettleness Tunnel. Kettleness is one of the top spots on Yorkshire’s Jurassic coast for fossils, with ammonites and reptile fossils in abundance. So, to entertain an 11-year-old boy we set off in the car to East Row car park at Sandsend to find a walk that consists of Hobbit style landscapes, a moon like terrain, an abandoned railway tunnel and a shipwreck. Sandsend cottages whitby. There are currently notices warning of the danger of the landslip. The walk continues to the old railway tunnel and further on to Kettleness. From the estate entrance in Sandsend, it's probably about a half hour's walk, not too strenuous, on the lane through the gorgeous densely wooded estate to the castle. This will be pointing to the right. linking visitors with places to stay since 2008, Centenary Anniversary year of Alf Wight (‘James Herriot’), Halloween: 12 spooky events in North Yorkshire…. Whitby to Sandsend. Dogs Sandsend Ness has a moon-like landscape, which is good to explore whilst taking in the views of the sea. It also points out that the village of Lythe is on a path heading off to the left. Runswick Bay is a real favourite of mine and this walk improves step by step, climaxing in the smugglers paradise of this small, still active fishing village. Once you come to the end of the first tunnel, over the wall, you are presented with an overgrown area where the track has been removed at the cliff edge that has fallen into the sea before you come to the entrance to the Sandsend tunnel. It’s around 3.5 miles along the beach so make sure you check the tide times before you set out! Take care though, the cliffs are crumbling as we speak. 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